I was trying to search for some files on my laptop today and wanted to filter the search for filed modified in the last few weeks. Like, show me all files that contain the word “American” and modified in the last 2 weeks. Doing this on a Linux machine would have been a simple filter using find. But this is Microsoft :).
Thanks to some Googling, I ran across something called “Advanced Query Syntax” that is a core part of Microsoft’ ecosystem (OS, Office etc).
So the same search ended up being
American datemodified:this month
There are a lot of cool ways you can filter your queries using the other keywords in AQS.
This is a lie
One of the simplest statements that is neither true or false!!
An evening of entertaining reading at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liar_paradox
Wildcard SSL certificates allow you to use one certificate for all sub domains (up to one level) of a host. Say I got a wildcard SSL certificate for *.kudithipudi.org, I would be able to use it to provide SSL on blah.kudithipudi.org, ssltest.kudithipudi.org, youcannotbeserious.kudithipudi.org and the clients won’t complaint about it.
For some reason though, Windows Mobile phones don’t like wildcard certs. So if you are ever scratching your head, why every other client works, but windows mobile devices don’t..stop scratching and get a regular SSL certificate for your website/application.
Apparently, this is the case with
- Windows CE
- Windows Mobile 5.0
- Windows Mobile 6.0
- Windows Mobile 7.0
Don’t you get the feeling that someone keeps using the same library and never bothered to check/fix it? And searching on MSDN or any other Microsoft resource won’t provide you this information. This is my own deduction after beating my head against the wall for more than 3 days :).
“e” is the most used letter in the english language. It appears ~12.7% of the time in the language.
The next popular letter is “t“, which appears ~ 9.1% of the time.
And “a” takes the third spot at 8.1%..
How did I find this out? From the free Crypto class being provided by Dan Boneh from the Stanford University.
I was listening to NPR on my way to work today and heard this interesting snippet about a Valentine’s Day tradition in Japan. Apparently, all the women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s day :). This just notched up Japan in my “cool country” list :).
I say, we make that a world wide tradition :).
Fun fact from a chain e-mail sent by one of my friends..
February 2010 has exactly
- 4 Mondays
- 4 Tuesdays
- 4 Wednesdays
- 4 Thursdays
- 4 Fridays
- 4 Saturdays
- 4 Sundays
And this happens once in 11 years!! 🙂