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.


(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 as feature rich. This field lacks software with good user interface. Even the commercial softwares in this field is quite lame. This aimed to go along Multisim(R) and Blender(R) form.


Homepage: lansim.sourceforge.net
SF site: sourceforge.net/projects/lansim


1) Rohit Singh
2) Dhiraj Prakrash
3) and me.

AG’s Libray Manager

This a versatile library manager made in Java. It requires MySql at backend to store the database. This is not made to function only as a library manager but can be used in many places like CD rental shops etc. It has the feature to export the result to Microsoft Excel format. It can also import from there (but there isn’t any easy way to do so currently). The number of fields of information you want to store for your items can be customised by changing the MySQL table structure (Currently there isn’t any easy way to do so).


Homepage: libmanager.sourceforge.net
SF site: sourceforge.net/projects/libmanager



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 Error 678 – Remote computer is not responding.
sol Make sure that the link light of your modem (actually router) is ON (green). If not then wait for about 2 mins. If still not contact ur BSNL local exchange.

If the link light is lit happily then make sure the router is connected to ur computer. Now turn OFF the router. And now turn it ON. Wait for link light to turn ON. Now try. It should connect now.

problem I get Invalid Username or Password and I am pretty sure that they r correct.
sol Nothing. It happened to me sometimes. Just keep redialing.

problem The check usage site doesn’t open.
sol Then goto alternative portals of the same site. Try any one of the followings.

problem Connection gets lost after a power cut though u r using an UPS.
sol My router (Huawei MT882) has this problem. The reason I guess is that it is extremely sensitive to slight distruption of power which happens when online UPSs switch to battery mode from AC mode. So, getting an offline UPS may help.

The Grid Life

BlenderNation.com today reported about a unique project in which a program simulates the struggle to live on shared and limited resources. Though this concept is not new but the way it is being represented is new. Alongside is a screenshot from the video. Get a full description and download link by clicking the title of this blog post.

Importing iTunes playlist ino Winamp, Windows Media Player or any other player.

I don’t like iTunes much, but I still use it, to syncronise my iPod Shuffle. I have hand-picked the songs on my harddrive and created a playlist in iTunes, which I sync with my iPod. The problem is, due to iTunes’ inability to save its playlist in anything but a cryptic XML or text format, it cannot be imported into any other player. I have now chanced upon a simple method to do that.

Open your intended target player (e.g. Winamp). Select all the songs in iTunes that you want to add to target player’s playlist (press Ctrl+A after clicking on any song entry in iTunes, to select all the songs). Now left click on any of the selected song in iTune and drag (while keeping your mouse button still pressed) to the playlist of the target player. Now all these songs have been added there!