• 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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jDCBot nearing its finale – The 1.0 milestone

The open source project DC client framework jDCBot (http://jdcbot.sourceforge.net) I have been working on is now nearing its 1.0 milestone. Version 1.0 means that it will have all the required features that a DC client framework should have, like – managing shared files, hashing them, creating file lists, queuing downloads and resuming them when the […]

Rush Hour 3 – Review

Yesterday I saw Rush Hour 3. I know it was released long ago, in fact one year ago, but I have much less time or rather I love to do others tasks more and so movie watching takes a back seat. Anyway back to the movie. This is one of the most ridiculous movies I […]

Get my Javadoc StyleSheet – Red N Black Theme

I recentry created the brand new site for jDCBot (http://jdcbot.sourceforge.net ). For the Javadoc section I wanted the Javadoc to match the site’s red and black theme. Below is its screenshot. Click on it for a better view, or even better visit jDCBot’s site (link is above) and goto to the Javadoc section. Well anyway, […]

Make the top bar (navbar) disappear.

I once made a similar post. That trick no longer works since blogger.com’s upgrade. Now I have a new cleaner and better trick to make the top banner disappear. Add a new HTML/Javascript widget to your template. Now in this template add the following code. <!–exclusively BY APPLEGREW (applegrew.blogspot.com),HIDES Navbar –><style type=”text/css”>div#navbar { display: none; }</style><!–end […]

My first GreaseMonkey script: Blogspot Post PrintView

My first GreaseMonkey script. It provides print option for your posts hosted in blogspot.com. When this script is running a ‘Print’ option will appear next to post’s date header. It depends heavily on the internal code of the template, hence it can very well not work on many non-stock themes and some stock themes. You […]

Grep: The single most useful command of Linux.

I love Linux. Why? Because it has so many cool cool cool … commands like grep, sed, find, etc. Of all the commands, I use grep the most. If grep is taken out of Linux then I will be severely crippled. Almost everyday I need to use it. I will give you a recent case […]