• 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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I am a Nerd!!!

A few months back I came across a blog post “The Nerd Handbook” (read here). While reading it I felt as if it was about me. I always thought about myself to be very different, but now I know, I am just one of the many nerds. Its so intriguing that the author of the […]

autoWallChange: Automatically changes wallpaper

About the script This is a KDE (may not work in KDE 4) only shell script which changes wallpaper every few minutes as set by you. KDE too has a built-in feature to change wallpaper but it has few limitations:- It doesn’t show pictures within the sub-directories of the given path. It applies the same […]

Posting PHP codes on blog.

If you want to post PHP code on blog or any web page then its easy. Use the command:- php -s /path/to/your/php/script > The_Code_to_post This will generate a html code that you can directly paste in the web page’s code to display your code with syntax highlighting, but if you post this code in Blogger.com […]

Happy New Year 2007.

This year is a festive year particularly for Indians. According to a recent mail which I received; it said that no public holidays in this year are on Sundays and in this year we will have three Ids! The first Id being on 1st Jan. So a ‘holiday’ year here we are! 🙂

Uploaded two projects on Sourceforge.net

A few days ago I uplaoded two projects on Sourceforge.net (world’s largest open source programs’ repository). They are LANSim and AG’s Library Manager. LANSim (Update: This has now been uploaded to Github – https://github.com/applegrew/lansim. Please download or fork it from there.) This is a network simulator. This is meant to be user friendly as well […]

Dataone – BSNL Broadband: Common problems and quick fixes.

I am a BSNL Dataone user and as any BSNL user knows that in case of problem u can turn towards BSNL for help. So, I guess I should help fellow users to let know the solutions to common problems I faced or face. problem When trying to dial and connect to BSNL you get […]