Inside Out

How we work

November 13, 2019

I had an opportunity to kick-off a new feature crew at work. This appeared to be the perfect time to reflect a bit on my learnings working…

Great at craft

October 13, 2019

I came across this nugget while reading a bit about photography and art. It is so much tempting to replace photography with programming.Is…

Tactical steps

October 12, 2019

We tried to frame some of the obstacles to longer term thinking on resourcing in the last post. Architectural thinking is one of the those…

Fixing resourcing

October 04, 2019

We talked about getting help in the last post. The challenge is with lack of resources for funding critical long term projects. Let’s break…

On resourcing and engagement

September 21, 2019

Getting help is top of mind for me this week.As an architect, we juggle with several things. Current state of the product, the consumer’s…

Subjects and objects

September 09, 2019

It appears one of two things happen in our process of understanding.We get so much absorbed in certain attributes or outcomes that we lose…

As an interviewer

September 04, 2019

The highest order bit is ensuring that the interviewee has a great time for that hour. It means that the interviewer must be compassionate…

Simple wikipedia dataset

September 02, 2019

We are releasing a cleaned and labeled dataset for the english Simple Wikipedia at github. Every article is labeled with categories. The…

Like a tree

August 28, 2019

On one opinion proving the existence of another.When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some…

Patience and maturity

August 27, 2019

One activity I’m doing these days is consciously forming an opinion about product or strategy decisions irrespective of whether the…

Not so crazy infinite trees

August 19, 2019

We considered a problem with infinitely expandable trees in last post and discussed two challenges with some solutions. This post takes a…

Crazy infinite trees

August 14, 2019

These days we are talking about all kinds of inconsequential trivia here. Let’s brainstorm about some UX affordances today.Problem: design a…

Architect's dilemma

August 12, 2019

Let’s talk about three insights on an architect’s role: vision, alignment and stakeholders. We believe these may help on the journey…

Slow dns resolution and IPv6

August 07, 2019

In some lan setups (e.g. you’re using a pihole), DNS resolution can be extremely slow due to AAAA records. Under the hood, sends (ipv…

What to make

August 04, 2019

Students of computer science get taught, at places like Stanford and MIT, how to make things. But they don’t get taught — at least not in a…

Two organization structures

August 01, 2019

Say you own a large company of several thousand employees and wish to extend it across the ocean in a different geography. How would you go…

Choosing a team

July 28, 2019

In a recent retrospective, I realized my perspective on composition of great team changes every ~1.5 years. So the question emerged - is…

Business value or Customer value

April 23, 2019

Each of us have various set of motivations for work. For some of us it is intellectual, others find rewards (monetary or otherwise) exciting…

Understanding customers

April 02, 2019

You recently started owning a feature in a product. The feature and set of underlying services are several years old. Some aspects are…

Let's talk about perceptions

March 31, 2019

There are two ways to define perception. First, knowledge of things obtained with our senses objectively. Second, perception is the way…

A purpose for the product

February 24, 2019

There’s a constant tug of war between building a product with superior capabilities or one that is boring but solves a problem. Which one…

Understanding vocabularies

November 28, 2018

We will talk about languages, their importance and motivation in a human perspective today. This is the first in a series of posts around…

On common nouns

October 31, 2018

Dear Self,Stop using common nouns to address people.Let me clarify that for you. You have colleagues, partners and customers from various…

Better code reviews

September 02, 2018

This weekend I’ve been thinking about the most productive code reviews in some of the teams I’ve worked with. This post lays down some (very…

Setting up python home in vim

May 12, 2018

We discussed about python vim interop sometime back. We figured how vim picks up the python interop lib from the system location instead of…

The right thing

April 01, 2018

It’s a long weekend here. Happy easter, dear readers! Also happens to be the end of current fiscal year in India. A good time to analyze the…

Test driven setup with tmux and entr

March 17, 2018

This post provides a setup for test driven development with instant feedback. You can use any editor with your favorite test runner for any…

Habito 1.0.0 released

February 24, 2018

Habito v1.0.0 shipped few minutes ago! Grab the latest and greatest bits from pypi.Habito is a command line tool to track habits. It keeps a…

Semantic commits for git

January 07, 2018

As a developer, we spend everyday in a plethora of development activities. While the processes (agile, scrum etc.) ensure all of them add…

Python pipfiles and packaging

December 29, 2017

I’m happy to announce the first release of bout. It parses the pdf bank statements and exports the transactions to QIF format.I got an…

Streaming AIR

December 17, 2017

I recently came across the All India Radio online streaming service available at This post will talk a bit…

Notes on vim python interop

November 19, 2017

I stumbled upon an interesting problem with language service for python. On digging further, realized that I’ve been thinking incorrectly…

OmniSharp on linux

November 05, 2017

Few notes on my setup of OmniSharp with vim. OmniSharp provides a cross platform language service for .NET on any editor.InstallationUse…

Hadoop cluster in docker

October 29, 2017

We will talk about a hadoop playground for learning and experimentation. Our goal is to get a hadoop cluster with three nodes, store some…

By example

October 21, 2017

Never call yourself a philosopher, nor talk a great deal among the unlearned about theorems, but act conformably to them. … For sheep don’t…

Notifications in qt over DBus

September 24, 2017

Let’s talk about notifications in linux.A notification is one of the simplest way to let the customer know about the status or progress of…

Ratpoison to i3

September 17, 2017

I’ve been an happy user of ratpoison for a good part of the past decade. Truth be told, I sinned once in between tempted by musca (a…

This sprint in vstest: Sprint 121

July 27, 2017

This post takes a snapshot of the updates in vstest repository for the period 27th June, 2017 to 27th July, 2017. ActivityPull Requests (3…

How dotnet test works?

January 15, 2017

This post walks through the internals of command. We will look at bits and pieces of code on the way.A command line toolsetThe dotnet…

Archlinux on Azure

August 15, 2016

This post covers the steps required to get an Archlinux virtual machine up in and archlinuxAzure documentation has a guide for…

Generator for visualstudio task extensions released

May 24, 2016

Happy to announce the release of a yeoman based generator for Visual Studio Team Services tasks and extensions. Here’s the screencast :)Get…

A dark firefox

May 08, 2016

You’ll love this if you’re a fan of dark themes, or you work on a dark terminal (vim-hybrid, eh?) and switch to firefox often. Still not…

This I

May 01, 2016

We smile often, and sometimes we shed tears. We run everywhere, beyond all those fears.We create awesome things, and share the joy. We don’t…

Misguided metrics

April 22, 2016

Few months ago, I set myself a goal of number of words written every day; a quantifiable target for every day. Every day I miss the target…

Reverse Impressions

January 22, 2016

This mind creates impressions based on impressions. If we like someone, their opinions and values form a part of our decision(or judgement…

PyQt5 install by archive extraction

August 28, 2015

We assume you’re trying to build a python qt app on a dev box or a build machine (for a CI setup). You need to install for various reasons…

Sympathy vs Empathy

August 18, 2015

In the book, Subject to Change, authors explain the concepts of sympathy and empathy very well. It got me into a series of thoughts.Let me…

A definition of Ownership

July 16, 2015

Ownership is about clarity. About a sense of direction, where the product should reach in a near short term. The direction must also provide…

On building a habit

July 13, 2015

The first ingredient is belief in magic. If you persist on the activity, or build a habit of that, good things will happen around you…

What are we doing next?

July 08, 2015

We take the current experience we provide for a solution to a problem. We then question it until we arrive at a set of principles for the…

On the choices in a strategy

July 07, 2015

Strategy is all about how we achieve a mission.It is about the choices on the road to fulfilment.Each choice must have a rationale, a…

Focus on the act

July 06, 2015

One way is the focus on “I have to post something today”.And the other, is to just get your fingers on the keyboard and type away…One way…

A what and a why for product strategy

July 03, 2015

What do customers want?Some of my entrepreneur friends say they chant that three times every morning.When I asked this question, my…

A lesson on clarity

April 14, 2015

Say you’re a small business, with quite a few raving fans and a big vision for your product. You’re steadily building the product, one step…

And a VM in the clouds

February 26, 2015

So we got our shiny new box setup with vagrant-azure. It was as easy as a few commands…Now we’re onto the part where azure throws cryptic…

A trip to Java and Bali: the plan

February 22, 2015

We celebrated christmas and 2015 new year in Java and Bali. We will publish our experience in a series of posts. You’re on the first one…

DIY - Ghost (from git) on Openshift

January 20, 2015

The easiest way to get started in less than an hour with your own ghost deployment is ghost quickstart for openshift. It’s a great reference…


September 08, 2013

Did I even see? May be not.I was blinded by the brilliance.Or lost in the mystic darkness.Did I hear that? May be not.I was deafened by own…

Will you accept

September 04, 2013

Stuck at a moment without a choice, like an old unwound wall clock.. Tell me, what should I treasure, the words, the imagery or the shock…

Will you be

September 03, 2013

Almost thirty eight hours since I have been looking for that. It’s not there. I dismissed it yesterday, calling it a glitch. I had so much…

Not a choice

August 23, 2013

Being together was not a choice, nor sharing those moments.. Smiling with you was not a decision, neither were the myriad discussions.nor…

Run, Forrest, Run

August 22, 2013

You made it, my dear friend! You sprang from the ground… broke the doubts… those assumptions and fears that were holding you… you’re free…


August 12, 2013

They were sharp, charged with energy and an unquenchable drive for change. They had a dream to positively impact our day-to-day activities…

Patch: metaclass conflict in comtypes for python 3.3.2

August 12, 2013

You’d see following stacktrace (issue reported here).  Until we have an official fix, a temporary patch is available on this gist. Tested on…


August 03, 2013

Far far away, in the lap of the Himalayas, there were two travellers. They had been travelling for a day. Their mission - to safely reach…

The extremes

July 30, 2013

Immense is the pain of absence. Whether I wake up here in bed, or on a train thousand miles away; looking out my window or at the beautiful…

Near and far

July 24, 2013

Nothing is lost, oh dear Timeless is that creation.. So delicately nourished, Without any expectation.Like an act that needs reason…

You are me

July 13, 2013

Come, come to me, oh dear, Take a sip of my nectar.. Says the flower to the bee. Sing tunes of love and spread the joy, I exist to serve…

Perfect one

July 04, 2013

I think you have that spark. You can relate to things. You can wade across an ocean of patterns and pick up the beautiful paintings in those…

An end

May 13, 2013

We learn from the world. We learn from the nature, its myriad creations, the things and the beings; depending on our ability to perceive…

On nothing

May 03, 2013

It’s been almost six months since I signed up on this experiment - to do nothing.

Along the path

February 26, 2013

Why do I need to reach the summit? Is there a destination? A creation, a beginning or an end; I need none. There is no crest or trough…


February 19, 2013

Beautiful things are moulded when the right amounts of opposites get together. Similar principle applies to us, as individual and teams.

The flow

February 12, 2013

.. so let me put it this way.


February 06, 2013

Do you define it as “value added” or the “awesomeness of the journey”?

An experiment, shipped!

January 30, 2013

One evening in August 2012, I and a friend were taking a stroll around Building 3 Campus. We had just signed off on a big product release…

Disable resharper temporarily

January 04, 2013

Modify this registry key:“IsSuspended”=“True”I usually setup this registry before running automated tests against Visual Studio, so R# doesn…

Thinkers and leaders

September 02, 2012

ThinkingWe talked a while ago about not looking for existing solutions; instead ponder over a problem for few days, bring out your…

Don't look for existing solutions

July 30, 2012

During the shower, you had an awesome idea, what if you know; I could just speak out code instead of typing ;)

Awesome hiring pitch

June 23, 2012

“We are inventing the future,” Jobs told him at the end of a three-hour pitch. “Think about surfing on the front edge of a wave. It’s really…

Setup moinmoin as a personal wiki

April 29, 2012

Moinmoin is a wiki engine implemented in Python language.

Collection of Hrishikesh Mukherjee movies

April 28, 2012

Anand (1971 film) Anand (1971 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wordpress, tumblr, posterous and back

December 24, 2011

Indic language translation, wikipedia and school curriculum

December 10, 2011

This post is inspired by TED talk by Prof. Luis von Ahn on Massive-scale online collaboration.

Gnome-shell pomodoro extension v0.5 released

December 04, 2011

We just wrapped up the 0.5 release for gnome-shell pomodoro extension. Grab it from github or…

Debugging properties in msbuild

November 21, 2011

The Projecttask defines an interesting entrypoint called InitialTargets, it isrun before actually building the project (defined in…

Notes on NDIS drivers

November 07, 2011

Download this file

Convert number formats in windbg

November 05, 2011

Using .formats {#usingformats}Hex: 183616ac Decimal: 406197932 Octal: 03015413254 Binary: 00011000 00110110 00010110 10101100 Chars: .…

Organizing test plan

November 03, 2011

A test plan is more about finding the “right” scenarios than listing “all” scenarios. The later always deceives you by creating a false…

Back to todo lists

October 14, 2011

Book notes: Jack Welch - Straight from the Gut

October 13, 2011

Book: Jack Welch - Straight from the Gutauthor: Jack WelchRating: 3/5Building self confidence in others is a huge part of leadership. It…

Book notes: Delivering happiness

October 13, 2011

Book: Delivering Happinessauthor: Tony HseihRating: 4/5

Debugging python with pdb++

September 23, 2011

Lessons on writing vim plugins

September 12, 2011

Windows Phone: Store unit test results to isolated storage

August 22, 2011

Why Your Passion for Work Could Ruin Your Career

August 08, 2011

More learning

August 08, 2011

As a teacher

August 01, 2011

India Journal: Can India Reap an ‘Education Dividend?’

July 29, 2011

Google on Innovation

July 26, 2011

It's good to timeout

July 22, 2011

You can’t send a Duck to Eagle School

July 21, 2011

Solar electrification and Barefoot College

July 21, 2011

On passion

July 20, 2011

Math Skool

July 18, 2011

Hello World!

July 18, 2011

The God

May 04, 2011

“Emptiness is everywhere and it can be calculated, which gives us a great opportunity. I know how to control the universe. So tell me, why…

Morning thoughts

April 09, 2011

Life makes lot of sense in retrospection. Now if I can make the present sensible, each moment of it, I will transcend the petty thoughts and…

Gnome shell pomodoro extension

April 04, 2011

Gnome shell pomodoro extension

An aha

March 31, 2011

So what’s an “aha” - What.. the problem..? hmm.. ok.. aha! But..? hmm.. ok.. aha! Oh, true true.. How about…? hmm… ok.. aha!

Attention is like...

March 30, 2011

.. sunshine to humans. What we give our attention to, grows. What we ignore, withers.

Gnome3: Changing the icon theme

March 05, 2011

Gnome-shell is the thing; /me is back to gnome again. Almost 4 days without ratpoison, that’s the longest since 2007 :) I had small stints…

3 A's of Awesome

January 23, 2011

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Create and escape

January 16, 2011

In the beginning the problem is “to create”. Solve it. You rejoice in your creation, over indulge and then the problem is “to escape” :P You…

My USB stick setup

January 16, 2011

Some notes on setting a portable development environment in a USB stick. Ah well, let me start from the end. Here’s how my setup looks like…

Weekly update: 1-2011

January 10, 2011

Here’s the weekly round up on my Priorities for 2011:KnowledgeWritingCodeLiving

Bring it on, 2011!

January 01, 2011

Happy new year to everyone!Let us make rapid strides towards our goals. Let us correct our mistakes and strike with redoubled force.

Vim patched builds for Win32

December 29, 2010

For Win32, you can get the latest vim bits (built from latest mercurial repo) at following places:TuxMan’s buildsFull package available as…

Ruby plugins and vim on win32

December 26, 2010

I recently came across a two awesome file/buffer utilities for vim. Unfortunately all of them were blocked due to a ruby/vim interop issue…

Ratpoison and dmenu

September 23, 2010

I came across dmenu while setting up Musca. This nifty utility which takes a list of strings as input and creates a menu from it. Why use it…

Facts tell, Emotions sell

July 25, 2010

Recently read this concept in a book by Philip Khan-Panni. Here’s my interpretation for a scenario where sales guy is selling a phone to an…

Console color schemes

March 24, 2010

Console gives life to your cmd/powershell in windows. It features tabbed terminals/alpha and much more. If you’re used to screen/mrxvt/urxvt…

Content filters

January 20, 2010

Over the last few weeks, I have been experimenting with various content filters. The experiment is mainly geared towards a crazy idea of…

Input hotplugging and usb mouse

October 25, 2009

After loosing few matches on FICS on time control, poor me realized that it’s the mouse which matters when you’ve 10-20 seconds to mate. So…

Ignore channel join/part messages in irssi

September 27, 2009

Add the following block into ~/.irssi/config:

Debugging Procmail Recipes

August 12, 2009

Three steps to nirvana:Disable the catch-all recipe!Still stuck, use printfs :-) In recipes, put in some to check control flow.

A wrapper for osd_cat

June 22, 2009

Few months ago, we discussed about a mail notification method for fetchmail/procmail and mutt combo. As you can see in that post, the script…

C# and VIM

April 10, 2009

Let’s explore some of the tweaks to improve C# experience in Vim. All of the tips in this article can be applied to .Net Framework/Windows…

Global command in VIM

January 03, 2009

Well you guessed it right, the “global” command (or :g in command mode) will let you select lines that match a particular pattern globally…

New mail notification with Procmail

December 07, 2008

Problem: I have my local mail setup with mutt, fetchmail and procmail. And I would need a way to run an arbitrary script when new mail…

[Update] Download youtube videos in linux

November 10, 2008

I had posted long back about a bash wrapper over youtube-dl to fetch youtube videos using your own download manager. The youtube-dl script…

How to choose a web host

October 23, 2008

Lemme shout it aloud: I am a big fan of free webhosts :) Until recently, one of my friends made me realize(brainwashed!) that probably I had…

Sistine: A sify broadband client

October 02, 2008

Sify provides a connection client(they call it BBClient) for linux. If you use bbclient on *nix, these would have hit you:Usage: Login…

3 should-use vim plugins

September 10, 2008

The first two are very useful, if you kill bugs for a living (read debugging freak).TimestampLast Modified: TIMESTAMP

Dance On..

July 17, 2008

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E17 and fake transparency

March 16, 2008

E17 stores the background images in edje file format. Edje (*.edj) is a binary file format which compresses the images quite a bit and has…

Real transparency in urxvt

March 15, 2008

Add the following lines to the ~/.Xdefaults to get a transparent urxvt terminal: urxvtbackground: rgba:0000/0000/0000/dddd

Testing Vimpress

March 15, 2008

Vimpress is a script for VIM which allows posting to wordpress blogs from the best $EDITOR

Play chess with god

February 26, 2008

That was the topic of my talk on “How computers play chess”. Here’s the link to the presentation at scribd.Tags: chesslife php

Convert CSV files into LDIF

October 02, 2007

These days I’m using Claws Mail to fetch my GMail stuff into my box. So I faced this problem of getting my GMail contacts into Claws Mail…

How to : Setup a Local DNS Cache

September 20, 2007

DNS(Domain Name System) is used to get the ip addresses of the domains. Basically whenever we enter an address in our browser, the browser…

Removing orphan packages with Pacman

September 18, 2007

A quick Arch tip : Get the list of orphan packages (packages no longer needed by any other packages) in pacman by with Tags: arch, pacman…

Proud Arch-er

September 17, 2007

After sticking with OpenSuSE for a long time (read 2 years), I finally got one of the bleeding edge distros : Arch Linux.Arch Logo Oh and…

Life is too short without man pages

July 26, 2007

More… Wikipedia [How to ask smart questions ?]( // this is a must read [Man page…

Internal Port Redirection

May 01, 2007

This article will describe how to send packets destined to port x through a port y. Let me start off with the situation that led to port…

Introducing YART

April 07, 2007

YART (Yet Another Research Tool) is a project aimed to help the research/scholarly people organise the content they collect from the www or…

100000 Visitors !

February 04, 2007

Today we had the 100000th visitor to this blog :-)

Download YouTube Videos : The Linux Way !

January 29, 2007

In this article I will outline a few methods to download YouTube Videos to your system and getting them to play in your favorite player. We…

Connect to MSN, Yahoo, AIM using GTalk (psi)

January 16, 2007

Use Google Talk to connect to your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo or ICQ. Here’s how, step-by-step with screenshots. This method works…

Happy new year !

January 08, 2007

New is the year,New are the hopes and the aspirations,New is the resolution,New are the spirits and forever my warm wishes are for you…

Google Master Plan

December 02, 2006

Wanna know what Google’s Masterminded Engineers are planning ?Check it out hereAwesome :-) Technorati Tags: google, web, google os

CVS Behind Firewall : Update

November 22, 2006

Here is one more method to connect to a CVS repository when you’re behind a firewall : Get the connect.c source file from http://www.taiyo…

Accessing CVS behind firewall

October 22, 2006

Most firewalls block access to port 2401 (the default port for anonymous cvs access). In such case, to access to cvs either you can use SSH…

Gtalk and Firewall

October 19, 2006

This will help if you’re behind a firewall (ports allowed are : 443, 80 and default ports 5222 not open).The client we would be using to…

MPD status in Gaim

October 18, 2006

I came across this nice plugin for Gaim called GaiMPD. This plugin will show the song you’re playing in MPD as a status message in GAIM.To…

Differences between SuSE 10.1 Boxed and SuSE 10.1 Internet

October 08, 2006

Check this link for a diff file showing the differences between SuSE 10.1 Boxed Set and the SuSE 10.1 Internet RPMs :…

Enlightenment 17 Repositories for SuSE Linux

October 07, 2006

List of repositories for Enlightenment 17 : SuSE Linux 9.3SuSE Linux 10.0SuSE Linux 10.1Adding these repositories in Yast2Open up a…

Yahoo and HTTP Tunneling..

October 07, 2006

This started around 9 AM in the morning. As usual when i started up Gaim to connect to Yahoo from my SuSE 10.1 Box, It won’t connect after…

Top 10 Excuses for not doing a Math Homework

October 06, 2006

I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.Isaac Newton’s birthday.I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. I…

Enlightenment 17 in OpenSuSE 10.1

September 28, 2006

This article will list out the steps to get a e17 desktop(enlightenment 0.16.999.032) in OpenSuSE 10.1. update : There is an official SuSE…

Test test..

September 27, 2006

This is a test post using Bleezer :)Bold Strike Underline..Technorati: testPowered by Bleezer

Linked out..

September 27, 2006

Have a look at this link : ;)Powered by Bleezer

Into blogging again..

September 04, 2006

Its been around 40days since i last posted in here..I had some really bad problems with my Internet Connections :( However its temporarily…

How to : Create keyboard shortcuts for MPC in e17

July 25, 2006

In this article, we will just make our CLI life a bit easier by implementing a few keyboard shortcuts for our Music Player Daemon (MPD…

MPD : Command Line MP3 Player

July 13, 2006

Here comes the next article in Command Line series. In the last article i had talked about a CLI (Command Line Interface) based Instant…

How to : JDBC with MySQL

July 07, 2006

JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) is the basic driver used to connect Java applets or applications to various databases. Here are some of…

CenterICQ : The Console Based IM Client

July 04, 2006

So you’re a Power User who spends most of his time in a Multitabbed Terminal Emulator with several tabs open (writing code, testing stuff…

TAB Completion in DOS

June 19, 2006

This is for people who love doing stuff in the CLI (Command Line Interface).. Playing around with the . / TAB keys ;)Navigate to Find the…

How To : Enlightenment 17 in Suse 10

June 15, 2006

Enlightenment 17 or E17 as it is generally called, is a cool Window Manager for X. The latest stable version of Enlightenment is E16 (0.16.…

AfterStep Terminal (aterm) in Suse 10

June 15, 2006

Afterstep Terminal or aterm is a highly configurable Terminal Emulator for the X. The most exciting feature offered by aterm is Transparency…

C Programming : Where to go for help ??

June 14, 2006

Listed below are some of the resources which i frequently visit to get help with programming in C :technorati tags:programming, c, java…

Which Linux Distro are you using ??

June 10, 2006

Here are a few ways to find out which linux distro you are using :Using /proc/versionThe output would be likeUsing /etc/issueThe output…

Its your PhD Advisor that really counts..

June 03, 2006

In a forest a fox bumps into a little rabbit, and says, “Hi, junior, what are you up to?” “I’m writing a dissertation on how rabbits eat…

Google Search : Is this an Error ??

May 25, 2006

While doing a search surprisingly google gave the following alert with some variables fv and xvI hope this is not a browser based error…

The VI Assistant..

May 24, 2006

Have you checked out the new VI Editor Assistant..take a look at it here

May you be blessed...

May 23, 2006

Have a look at this shockwave flash movie..sending out the waves of blessings.

Being a good Programmer..

May 21, 2006

I just got the book “The Pragmatic Programmer”..May be i would complete it this month..Hope i am in the right direction.Lets see..

Flock : Little Hacks

May 20, 2006

Lemme start off with some small flock hacks. All the hacks below are related to search engines so to get the search options : Type…


May 19, 2006

As i had promised..i am back :)

Please note..

April 26, 2006

This blog won’t be updated for a month..its better to confess that i am stuck with my exams for a month :( I will be back on May 19th…

Make Folders Nameless

April 14, 2006

Here is a trick to make your folders virtually nameless..technorati tags: folder without name, hacks

My Project : Paint ++

April 14, 2006

Its been quite a long time since i  last posted.. April being the last month of the current semester..we are fully loaded with assignments…

GAIM Commands..

April 04, 2006

Searching my favourite Buzz! button in GAIM i came across some most useful commands for GAIM… “/join ” : This command is used to join…

Richard Stallman Live...

April 02, 2006

It was RMS live yesterday !!Lemme try to put some of his words i liked most..According to rms, “Linux” is a kernel itself (most of us take…

Orkut in Flock 0.5.13

March 29, 2006

Whats up with me ??

March 27, 2006

For last 3 to 4 days i am pretty busy with my Computer Graphics project..I will be posting the screenshots quite soon..Till now i have…

MSN Live Messenger Invitations...

March 25, 2006

I have some MSN Live Messenger invitations with me.. Just comment in here if you want one..i will send you the invitation ;)

TextArc : Interesting way to view text

March 24, 2006

Ever wondered how would it be like to read a text in graphical fashion ?? Some quick notes :The applet places text at a position that is…

Windows Live Mail...

March 23, 2006

Finally i got a chance to have the Windows Live experience… All of this got started with an invitation to join the windows live messenger…

Best of me...

March 22, 2006

Why not have a collection of my favorites posts so far…A note on Yahoo Messenger Stealth Settings and how to break them !! Launch any…

Arise, awake and stop not...

March 20, 2006

*…till the goal is reached. *Why we disagree? [Paper on Hinduism](…

Google : Interesting facts

March 19, 2006

Did you know !@#?Google uses the 20% / 5% rules. If at least 20% of people use a feature, then it will be included. At least 5% of people…

How much is your blog worth ??

March 19, 2006

Ever wondered how much is your blog worth… Do have a look @ How much is your blog worth? My blog is worth $4,516.32. How much is your…

How is this look...

March 18, 2006

Hey do you like this theme ?? May be that About page contents on the right are a bit odd :-s


March 17, 2006

After nearly a week of hectic work and some late night design sessions..finally the Engineer 2006 website is done !!Its the annual tech fest…

Great way to suicide...

March 15, 2006

Flock 0.5.13 out !!

March 15, 2006

Get the latest flock here technorati tags: flock

A small experiment...

March 12, 2006

One more experiment ;) I wanted to know more about the date and time problems showing up in wordpress posts..but i ended up in some more…

Did you notice that !!

March 11, 2006

Do you see something weird in this image ;)

Using Allegro with Anjuta...

March 07, 2006

Allegro is a simple game development library. More info on allegro is heretechnorati tags: anjuta, allegro, game development, linux

Control Panel shortcuts..

March 05, 2006

Searching for the shortcut to device manager..i came across these nice shortcuts for several control panel settings options for easy access…

The opensource journey begins...

March 03, 2006

A great day today :)So i headed onto the calendar directory and found where the error was !! and then just change the string and recompile…

Built Evolution...

March 02, 2006

I got the evolution from CVS and after a day of experiments finally built it succesfully :)./ —prefix=/opt/evo/makeThen cd into…

This is life...

February 26, 2006

Have a look at this astounding story narrated by a teenage girl.. technorati tags: life, love

MyStickies : Sticky notes for webpages !!

February 25, 2006

Here is a Web 2.0 tool which will change the way you browse the world wide web ;) MyStickies is a nice extension to firefox (flock) which…

Create Shortcut to any Location in Run

February 24, 2006

This article helps if you have your data in a a very remote place (may be a hidden place) and you want to access it regularly so its a big…

Hide Windows Media Player !!

February 24, 2006

Here is a nice powertoys collection for the Windows Media Player 10 !Happy Multitasking and MP3ing !! technorati tags: wmp 10, hide…

Out of the Deadly zone now...

February 23, 2006

Finally the exams are over..The three or four days of exams really drain out all enthu off a guy loltechnorati tags: exams

Right from Flock 0.5.11

February 18, 2006

Have a look at the New Blog Editor (The TinyMCE Engine !!)May be i should strike this out Get the new flockLevel 1 technorati tags: flock…

As the Browsers see it..

February 17, 2006

Here are two different screenshots of Inside Out as Opera and Flock see it…

A geek test...

February 17, 2006

0% scored the same, and94% scored lower (less geeky). Compared to those in the same age group as you:0% scored the same, and96% scored lower…

Exams !!!

February 16, 2006

The devil strikes again…exams :(We are having exams from monday next week..I don’t think i will be able to post anything for next 8 days or…

Top 10 Reasons to Make your Computer your Valentine

February 15, 2006

Check out these reasons !1. A Computer can wait for you forever.2. A Computer does not compare you with it’s past users.3. A Computer does…

If love is...

February 14, 2006

Dedicated to the most beautiful girl on the Universe ;)Happy Valentine’s Day !!

CoComment : Keep track of your comments

February 13, 2006

Check this amazing webtool… coComment An innovative concept of keeping track of all your comments and discussions, currently it supports…

Yahoo Msngr : Breakthrough the stealth settings..

February 12, 2006

This article will show you how to know if you are being marked Permanent offline by a buddy. I have tested this method using Yahoo Messenger…

Launch any program from Run command...

February 09, 2006

This small hack tells how to launch any program from the Run command (win key + r)

Tickle your gray cells...

February 09, 2006

Our gray cells need some good exercises from time to time (to remain charged up and alert)…Here are 2 links which will make your gray cells…

Make 7 button mouse work in SuSE

February 05, 2006

This short how to tells how to make a 7button mouse work in opensuse.. Here are the default key mappings of the mouse :Search  for the…

Flock:Change Location bar search option

February 03, 2006

The flock location bar integrates a default search behaviour as when something is typed in to it without the http://,www,com etc words it…

Destroy the NeT..

February 01, 2006

Check this site ;-) Get the tool 2 destroy some of your most hated sites :-P

Flock : Change default search engine to Google

January 30, 2006

The default search engine(the search engine which pops up when you select some words in a webpage and invoke search from the context menu…

One more hectic week...

January 30, 2006

Last week was one of the most hectic weeks this sem.. Thank god everything went on fine. The first few days were spent in designing the…

Advice for us...

January 24, 2006

Do spare some time to read out this article. I found this article immensely inspiring. Here are some points i really liked. The duty of CS…

Running Turbo C code in Gnu C Compiler

January 21, 2006

One of the big problems that a majority of C programmers face is about transferring the Turbo C codes onto the gcc compiler in a linux box…

My Life...

January 19, 2006

Google Music Search

January 19, 2006

Check out the new google music search hereWell i tried searching for my favorite singer Kishore da and the search came back with some…

Anjuta 1.2.3 in Suse 10

January 18, 2006

This version of Anjuta (1.2.3) has a nasty bug which overlaps texts in the editor and makes writing the code a tough task !! The simple fix…

Gaim 2.0.0beta 1 for win32

January 17, 2006

Just had a chance to look at the latest gaim beta. get it here It has a nice look !! Do checkout its screenshots And setting status is…

Installing Java Runtime support in suse

January 17, 2006

Here is a small howto regarding installing JRE 1.5 in suse box :-)This should start the extraction and after the extraction is over.? There…

Access your webpage with a PDA or mobile

January 15, 2006

Go here Enter any website and go browsing it in your mobile or PDA :-) Its Google Technology once again !!! Check more details on how to…

Flock blog editor

January 14, 2006

Sad, the formatting still not working in Blog Editor :-(May be we can have that as an addition in 0.4.11..Its been a long time with 0.4.1…

Never Quit - an inspiration

January 14, 2006

A winner is NOTone who NEVER FAILS…but one who NEVER QUITS!!!”**Officials rejected a candidate for a news broadcasters postsince his voice…

Extend Flock

January 13, 2006

Here is the official extension repository.. Convert firefox extensions..Flocker[Adminid’s Flock extension…

Wow ! All opensource this time

January 12, 2006

Hey…guess what :-)I am writing this post from flock inside OpenSuSE 10 !!It was a real adventure setting up the RConnect internet connection…

Back again..

January 06, 2006

My god…some 30 days without proper access to internet :-( Its been a long gap !! And and what’s this new thing !? WYSIWYG working in Opera…

Exams Over....

December 06, 2005

Finally i got rid of this tension !!! OMG !! so hectic for a week :-D I guess i read the whole semester course in a week :-P As the…

Exam Time - Some cool tips !!

December 03, 2005

Its Exam time again…:-( And asusual the Nerds gonna makee it to the tOp…however as someone saidIf you are short in attendance, before the…

More MP3 Downloads !!!

December 01, 2005

Choose from a huge collection of MP3s to download here The collection also has a Oriya Songs section with some classics, bhajans and film…

Oriya Songs Download links...

November 23, 2005

Here goes some links to choicest oriya songs which you can download and enjoy ;-) :technorati tags: Oriya songs, MP3

Ebooks at Blogspot...

November 19, 2005

Have a look at these blogs featuring an ultimate collection novels and computer related ebooks :http://freeonlinebooks.blogspot.comhttp…


November 12, 2005

I got a web2messenger account :-)All credit to Google for this cool blog which had a few web2messenger invites luckily only one invite was…

The most annoying webpage

November 12, 2005

Can you spare 5 precious minutes to have a look of the most annoying webpage of internet ?? If you are sure…then check this out !!!Hope you…

Flock with Categories

November 11, 2005

The Blog Editor integrated with the latest flock 0.4.10 has the categories option :-) A feature that was most sought after. I guess flock is… hacked !!

November 11, 2005

One of my favorite blog hosting services has been hacked by some loser !!Innereyes was the only blog host which allowed full…

Get Location from IP

November 08, 2005

Here is a cool link to know the location of an ip address IP2Location However the site allows only 20 free ip-look ups per day…but the…

Real Programmers...

November 05, 2005

While casually browsing…i came across these funny characterstics of a Real Programmer : Real Programmers don’t write specs — users should…

Flock blog author's name

November 05, 2005

Does this post has the author’s name ??? posted by under General…( the author’s name missing !! )Even the BOLD and ITALICS not working…

The Google Translator....check this out !!!

November 05, 2005

Go to the google language tools page hereIn the *Translate text* box type : *your favorite actress>’s mom is nice*.(Replace the block part…

Suse 10 -- The adventure begins !!

November 04, 2005

Suse Linux I got a chance to have a taste of the Suse 10 OSS (or OpenSUSE as it is better known). The looks of this OS really impressed me…

This is called Presence of Mind !!!!

November 03, 2005

Not only our technical knowledge helps, but also the presence of mind and the right answer at right time. Even if u don’t know the answer…

After a week...

November 02, 2005

Life has been so occupied for the last 10 days. I am really excited to blog all about my recent experiences after quite a long break. Well…

Are you a chat addict ??

October 22, 2005

Chat RoomThe other side of chatting online :-P

Import option missing ??

October 22, 2005

The import button is missing now in wordpress main menu bar :-OWe may expect something cool from the developers this time when the option…

Blogging with FLOCK

October 21, 2005

I got an invitation to download the flock developers preview 0.5pre :-)Describing flock ? I will be short of words :-P..It has everything…

Blogger to

October 19, 2005

[Wordpress Topbar ](/files/2005/10/wordpress_bar.jpg “Wordpress Topbar”)Just saw this option in Wordpress.comIsnt it you can…

Autopatcher XP/2000/2003

October 19, 2005

Just tried this excellent freeware.. This software just updates your operating system applying all the required patches and latest security…

Finally up....

October 19, 2005

It took a total of some 3hrs of experimentation 2 set up this blog :) Well its started of with trying a new server at http://www.freewebtown…

The Operating Systems dilemma

October 19, 2005

An operating system is a system software which acts a bridge between the computer system and the user. The operating system hides all the…

Shortcut to Run...

October 19, 2005

Here is the one-liner :-PJust drag the Run link in the Start menu to the Desktop or Quick Links bar and you are done

Wordpress Invitation !!!

October 18, 2005

Currently i have a wordpress invitation to give away.Leave a comment if you want the invitation !! (please specify what you plan to do with…

Sing with the song !!!

October 14, 2005

I came across a nice little plugin for windows media player (ofcourse it supports almost all of the top MP3 player softwares available…

Fireworks Styles

October 12, 2005

Here are a few useful links i came across while googling for some cool styles and extensions for Fireworks MX 2004 :Project Fireworks Linda…

Net Tools

October 11, 2005

Here comes my first post :-) I would like to start-off with a post on some of my favorite internet tools :

Hello world!

October 09, 2005

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!


March 12, 2001

The timestamp for this post is edited to 12th March, -0001 ;) 1st century BC :D

Markdown test

March 12, 2001

(H1) Markdown: SyntaxOverviewPhilosophyInline HTMLAutomatic Escaping for Special CharactersBlock ElementsParagraphs and Line…