Thursday, April 06, 2006

I am now Biztalk Server MVP

Joy when shared gets multiplied .I have been selected the new BizTalk Server Most Valuable Professional as of April 2006.

This is definitely a very happy moment for me , Although I had been given a heads up for the selection into MVP award evaluation; The MVP awards are given in recognition of a recipient's technical expertise, spirit of community, and their willingness to help their peers by providing reliable and accurate answers to technical questions about Microsoft products & technologies. More info on MVP program can be found here

Well once you are at certain stages in your road called life you tend to sit on a mile stone and look back at the road travelled. And then you realize it is your past that makes who you are today . And the different persons who contributed to your little things in life . So I guess at this milestone a short speech is coming out . Oh Boy

I would like to thank the followwing persons in no particular order

. Mom and Dad ( You are the best , well you have your faults , But hey you are still the best )
. My brothers Anu and Aravind ( Thanks for hanging in there with me )
. All my cousins the whole 26 and the big extended family of ours .
. The TNHB guys especially Binil,Vineeth,Girish,Sanju,Giri,sumesh, Asif (U guys Rock !)
. Some of my smartest ex-collegues and wellwishers , DK , Sabareesh ,Nish, JK,Arun S,Ashok H,Gopal,Veena,Harish T,Daniel Berry , Mark Harris ( You are Cool )
. My college buddies Archie , Sanoop , Jayson , Sam , Siad , SPK(Sam ,Pav, Kaks ) and all of you in College ( Never could have asked for a better bunch )
. Vijay Srinivasan , Dr Prasad of IIM-A ,Swami Vimalanandji
. Folks at Satyam, ML ,Checkfree, CEI and Corning
.All my friends and wellwishers ( You know who you are ! )
. And my better half , soul mate, friend ,collegemate and life partner Binitha
Good news ...A new Addition to the Family

My Mom was ectasic and then I realized the power of those words and the damage I ad already done . I immediately told her Mom It is not What you think .
I Could realize that she was not listening to my explanantion I wanted to clarify . Anyway me and Bin are married close to two years and the usual questions were popping out with a hint of that "you know what I mean voice " for some time now. So i guess it was my fault .And I casually take the question at face value and say the weathe is good/bad/raining today as if all she really cared when she called to chek on me is the weather gods mood . Anyway I clarified that our Guppies in our aquarium has given kids and they were so small that I did not realize it for almost two weeks. She did nto believe me . Bini takes care of all the fish flake although I was the one who was crazy about aquariums. And it was not until last week that I realized that there are baby fries in our tank .

Here goes a little picture of the guy mom ..(7x zoomed )

Now we have lot more baby fry last time I couted 7 they are really tiny . Guppies do breed fast or maybe it is becasue I got this tank as a ast year Valentine gift to Bini in the first place. Guess I will have to get a new tank now .