• 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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Find the number of lines of code your project has.

After completing a big and satisfying project you may want to collect various stats about your project. One of them is the total number of lines of code your project has. As with all big projects it will probably have large number of files tucked into various directories and sub-directories and sub-sub-directories,…. you get the […]

Peach: Big Buck Bunny…. Coming Soon

To download the trailer in HD and other resolutions or find several mirrors, click here Hi Definition streaming version This movie is coming soon near you, and what’s more this movie is completely FREE! You can also get the original source of the movie for free again. This is an Open Source Movie!!! Visit its […]

BackRub: The former Google

Today I sumbled upon this site – BackRub.c63.be. Backrub is the former name of Google. On that site you will find an archive of pages from the earliest days of Google. So goto http://backrub.c63.be and have a view at the giant’s past. 😀

Get the Wikipedia database!

Wikipedia, possibly world’s largest encyclopedia. It has over 2 million articles. I sometimes shudder at the thought that someday (maybe) if (for some reason) Wikipedia shuts down then what will happen to vast amount of data we have now! Surely, this hears like a dooms day, which we assume it will never ever happen. I […]

magic_shutdown: Shutdown computer remotely using Magic Packet

The title says it all. If you don’t know what a Magic Packet is then read here. Below is the code of a shell script (I call magic_shutdown) that uses tcpdump to listen for Magic Packets. When it receives on then the shell script verifies its content to make sure that this packet was meant […]

Turn on (power on) your computer remotely

I was scanning the net today for ways to turn on any computer remotely. The solution I stumbled upon was Wake-On-LAN (WOL). (Read more) What’s more good, is that most of the computers sold today support this feature. To know if your system supports this feature or not run the following command sudo ethtool eth0 […]