• 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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Blogger troubleshootings, and tips and tricks.

Yesterday (night) I struggled to put some bits of code into my site and crank it up a bit. It was a real struggle, which took 4hrs! Well the blame is shared by both blogger.com and the very slooooowwww net. So, here u may find some workarounds to get over the nasty bugs in blogger.com; […]

‘Euro English’ is coming…

Today I received a letter from my friend. Read it below. —The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby Englishwill be the official language of the European Union rather than German,which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded thatEnglish spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted […]

Is Gmail safe?

Recently I came to know about a Gmail ‘feature’. See here. If u have an email ID as IAmCool@gmail.com then it is same as IAm.Cool@gmail.com or I.A.m.C.o.o.l@gmail.com. Point is that Gmail simply ignores the dots. Hence for all the metioned cases, Gmail sees them as only IAmCool@gmail.com. Now if I create an account IAm.Cool@gmail.com then […]

Free Gmail Invitation.

Veeery old post. Irrelevant now. What to get free Gmail invitation? Then use this link here. Note: I think it can be used only once, after that it will become invalid. I have just posted this link for checking an idea of mine. The concept is simple. I invite myself. I copy the link given […]

Intro to Blender. The OpenSource Animation Software

Below is a summary, which I prepared few days back, on the world’s 1st open source movie and Blender (the open source 3d modelling software used to create it).—————————————————————— World’s first open source movie! It is named Elephants Dreams. It is a 11 mins short created by some volunteers in 9 months using only open […]

Setup LAN with LAN card in only one computer!

Some days back I setup a LAN at my home between two PCs and one of them DOESN’T have a LAN card! PC1 has Ethernet card but PC2 doesn’t. I used BSNL’s broadband modem (router) to connect them. (Those not in India maynot know about BSNL). My router is Huawei SmartAX MT882. It has ports […]