• 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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iFlickr PHP Script: Create mRSS feed of interesting pictures on Flickr.com

Did you notice the “Flickr Gallery” on top right corner of the home page of this blog? The picture slide show is provided by Google’s Ajax Slide Show, but this post is not about that. Google’s Slide Show needs a mRSS feed, which it parses to get the list of thumbnails it wants to present. […]

Script that notifies via email when your server has updates

If you are the administrator of a server then you definitely understand the importance of keeping your system updated always. The following script will send you a mail whenever your server needs an update. The content of the mail will list out all the available updates. The script Notes: This script has been tested on […]

Digit Math Application: Proving that all numbers ending with 5 are divisible by 5

Please read Digit Math: Introduction before you continue. The problem It seems I have developed a fascination for the number 5, so here we go again. Here I would be using Digit Math to prove that all integers  which end with digit 5 are always divisible by 5. The proof Case 1: Take a two […]

Digit Math Application: Proving the correctness of shortcut method to squaring numbers ending with 5

Please read Digit Math: Introduction before you continue. The problem Someday, somewhere I came to know that any number which ends with the digit 5 can be easily squared. The trick can be easily demonstrate using an example. Suppose we want to find the square of 25. Trick is to take the number before 5 […]

Digit Math Application: Proving that multiplying with 10**n puts n zeros at the end

Please read Digit Math: Introduction before you continue. The problem This is a very fundamental concept that we were taught when we were in junior schools. Now, think of it, what it says. If you add \(x\) ten times then you will get \(x\omega0\). If you add \(x\) hundred times then you will get \(x\omega00\); and so […]

Bertrand Russell (Famous Mathematician and Logician)

Digit Math: Introduction

The person in the above image is Bertrand Russell. Famous Mathematician and Logician.  An excellent graphic novel, Logicomix, is based around his life. That is a must read. First thing first. Even if you are not a Math demi-god, it is fine, Digit Math is still for you. In fact my academic track record shows that I […]