• 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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Superb high resolution wallpapers (up to 2560×1600)

An excellent source for free backgrounds, sorted by user rating. The images are available in all common resolutions, from 2560×1600 down to 1024×768, and are very diversely themed. I was personally looking for 1280×800 resolution pics for my laptop and I found 78 pages of them! It also has section marked as PSP for wallpapers […]

No more ‘googling’

In a freak decision by Google, it has decided to crack down on the usage of its brand name as a verb. One might expect that this should only give more publicity to Google, but Google says it is damaging its brand name. So, better watch out before you say anywhere that you ‘googled’ rather […]

It has been quite a while.

My (mid-sem) exam finished this week. Umph! That was quite a nasty week! Sleepless nights and constant pouring over the books! Now I am a (sort of) free person. Our 12 holiday starts on 27th (Sept), till then our college is keeping us damn busy in labs. In my case, I am doing my bit […]

Crazy and cool CPU mods.

See the cool and some really crazy CPU mods. Below are the pictures stolen from ExtremeTech. No, It’s Not a Gumball Machine Computer Bike Waterlogged PC The Videophone Star Mirage: Best of Both Worlds The Wall Crawler PC Spooky Skeleton You Modded My Battleship! Crystal Power Lord Vader, Your Case is Ready I Screen, You […]

Origins of companies.

My mid-sem is on 6th of September. It will be over in a week. I couldn’t help myself against posting this now. This is good info. Read on._______________________________ There are many companies / brands / products whose names were derived from strange circumstances. MercedesThis was actually the financier’s daughter’s name. AdobeThis came from name of […]

No blogging till mid-sem.

Hi, Of late I have not been posting anything. I am not dead but actually I have been (well I am still) quite busy with my brand new laptop – HP Pavilion dv5200TX. Furthermore, our mid-semister exam is due on 6th of September. I am still to know the syllabus. The exam will be over […]