• Wifi STB Remote+ (JAVA) for laptop and desktops

    My Android App Wifi STB Remote+, which works as a remote for TataSky+ HD Settop boxes, now has a laptop/desktop counterpart. This application is built over Java and packaged as a Jar file. (Download link below.) So, Java (JRE 8 or JDK 8) needs to be installed on the computer where you want to run […]

  • Important Javascript Fundamentals for OOP Developers

    In this guide I have tried to put together all important nuts and bolts of Javascript. I had a really hard time learning JS, since all these parts were scattered over the net. I gradually found them over the years. I hope I have covered all of them. Please let me know in the comments […]

  • Lessons learned from PhoneGap (Cordova) and jQueryMobile on Android

    I recently created my first Android app – JustTodo. This is a simple app but took considerable time to finish due many unexpected problems. Google wasn’t too helpful either. Here is a list of issues I faced and their solutions I discovered. General tips Zooming and Scaling I presume that you have already encountered suggestions […]

  • The Emperor’s Old Clothes

    This is a republication from ACM’s archive of Prof. C. A. R. Hoare‘s lecture at 1980 ACM Turning Award. Prof. Hoare is popularly known for inventing QuickSort. The original piece can be found as PDF here. The primary reason for republishing this is the source PDF’s fonts. The PDF fonts are too horrible to read. […]

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Why Is PayPal Screwing Indians? Short version.

Today I received the following mail from PayPal As part of our commitment to provide a high level of customer service, we would like to give you a 30-day advance notice on changes to our user agreement for India. With effect from 1 March 2011, you are required to comply with the requirements set out […]

Amar’s blog: Making sense of standard deviation

Amar’s blog: Making sense of standard deviation. Very good blog post which tries to explain the intuitive meaning of Standard Deviation.

Bloggers’ Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Bloggers’ Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation. Rights of a blogger.

Java Performance in 64bit land

Roo’s View » Blog Archive » Java Performance in 64bit land. Verdict: If your application runs on 32bit Java then don’t upgrade to 64bit Java! You surprised? Click on the link above.

Windows Phone 7 is, as we speak, losing fantastic applications because of its approval process.

Designer Silverlight » Blog Archive » Windows Phone 7 UX – One Size Does Not Fit All. I would like to quote one para from the linked post. I can’t overestimate how frustrated my clients are with the Microsoft approval process. It ranges from sadness to fury. Clients who are on virtually all other platforms […]

Maybe Pizzas and Subways have caused some allergies in me

Like many I have feasted over many Pizzas and ‘healthy’ Subway burgers. Infrequently and sporadically I have seem to get allergy attacks where hives form on your skin [1]. Hives will cause lot small swellings to form on your body, as it happens in case of insect bites, but all throughout the body. Many of […]