Friday, June 16, 2006

Pakistani Underground Playlist

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Analyzing Brenda Michelson

Brenda Michelson is the architect-in-residence for the Patricia Seybold Group and the founder of Elemental Links, an IT consulting practice specializing in strategy, architecture, IT portfolio planning and delivery for the enterprise. To know more about Brenda click here.

It had been a while since I paid visit to Brenda's blog & as always Brenda has some more insights into the latest developments on technology, products & events happening across the IT world. This particular post ' Responding to James McGovern's "Analyzing the Analysts: Brenda Michelson" ' on the Elemental Links blog made me write this post.

I have spent sometime reading articles of other Analysts from major firms & have also come across Analysts exchanging their thots over Service-Orientated-Architecture - group on Yahoo. Personally, I have found few of these Analysts being biased towards a particular technology or a vendor, but I have never witnessed such thing from Brenda. Even though Brenda happens to be an Analyst for PSG, she has an holistic approach to every topic she covers on her blog. Her posts have helped me at times in understanding the concepts of SOA, EDA, BDA from a broader perspective. Her insights into the architecture of the product has been invaluable & what separates her from the rest is the fact she happened to be Chief Enterprise Architect with L.L. Bean, Inc.,. The analysis of Products - Open Source or any vendor in particular - has given me an head start into the architecture of that product.

I thank Brenda for taking her time in maintaining ElementalLinks & for sharing her thoughts with the rest of us on blogosphere. Keep them coming & wishing you the very best.

I also would like to thank James McGovern for his effort on trying to get various analysts on the series titled 'Analyzing the Analysts'.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Adobe Reader 7.0/6.0 Hacks

You can hear any PDF instead of reading with Adobe Reader 7 .0 or 6.0. Yes, you read it correct, there are shortcuts for doing the same.

Here are some of the shortcuts:
  • To hear the entire 'Document' - Ctrl+shift+b
  • To hear only a particular 'Page'- Ctrl+shift+c
  • To stop hearing - Ctrl+shift+e
  • To resume hearing - Ctrl+shift+v

Now you can enjoy listening to all your favorite e-books.