A Usable Mac: Yosemite + Reduced Transparency + Lucida Grande

I updated to OS X 10.10 after a day it was released – only to be stunned by the really, really ugly looking UI. @francispereira dubs this new update as “Polio infected”. There’s transparency where it should never have been in the first place, and the font smoothing engine is gone haywire with the new […]

Evidently, SEED is just a kid in the corporate world

Despite several efforts to contact SEED Infotech regarding their mishap for the past two days, they do not respond. E-mails, twitter updates, facebook posts being deleted from their end, says everything: SEED Infotech is lazy. They cannot afford to sponsor an event such as this one. What’s more, today’s challenge makes no sense whatsoever! SEED […]

Import your Nokia S40 Contacts to Google or the like

Nokia S40 phones’ can’t sync with Google or any other good online web services. So if you wanted to export your contacts from your phone and import them into your GMail contacts/other contact management, how would you accomplish this? It’s a little complicated, but easy once you do it for the first time. From your […]

liferea and gmail

I bet that mail client of yours just lies there doing nothing, when its sole purpose is to inform you the minute you get a new e-mail. Well, that client just takes up more memory, to just do that, doesn’t it? What if you could just check new mail via an RSS feed? liferea to […]

comparison sheet | plug computers

A lot of these plug computers are in the market. Which one is right for you? Here’s a comparison sheet to help you decide which one should you be looking for: Plug Computer Processor Memory JTAG WiFi Network USB SATA Price Ionics Cumulus KW 1.2Ghz 512MB NAND, 512MB DDR2 Yes Yes 1 Ethernet 1 2 […]

rsyslog: readable time stamps

As of the recent change in time stamps in rsyslog, you have the following time stamp in your logs: 2011-06-05T00:21:46.693033+05:08 Now isn’t that hard and complicated? Seriously, who wants a high precision time stamp? Here’s how you quickly change it to a much more readable and simpler one. Add the following code to the beginning […]

the one thing bing.com is useful for : backgrounds

714 wonderful backgrounds! Yes, in my personal opinion, bing.com is only useful in supplying fresh backgrounds, which are breath taking. These breath taking set of wallpapers, when set to change randomly on your desktop, makes the look and feel more exquisite. Download the file(see below). The script and the images are inside the tar file. […]

CPU scaling governors and you

What is your CPU being governed by? Should it be governed by it? Why? How? Here’s an outlook on the various CPU frequency governors, namely conservative, ondemand, powersave, userspace, and performance, that steps up and steps down the CPU: conservative Pros: very much alike the ondemand governor gracefully increases the stepping, unlike ondemand which sets […]

Upgrade WordPress, eh?

Here’s what most, or at least all of you are doing: your upgrading your WordPress blog back-end from time to time as and when releases are out. Most of the articles about this tell you how to upgrade. Well, this one doesn’t. Here are five reasons why not to upgrade WordPress! Your present theme(which you […]

NON-Standards Compliant C++ with Mumbai University

Mumbai University fails to keep up with the ever-evolving C++ syntax. Making Turbo C/C++ as their prescribed IDE, Turbo C/C++ is ancient and will not compile with the present syntax of C++. Here is the simplest example: #include <iostream.h> #include <conio.h> void main() { cout << "Hello"; } The above code, when compiled with g++ […]

Happy New Year

Seasons change as time passes by. What’s more? It’s now 2009 years A.D.! People are joyful, partying all night long. May peace thrive the hearts of men and women as they set out on this new year! Peace to all and a Happy New Year to you and your Family!


How many of you use Windows? Well, it’s a bad……very bad idea to use it. I was using it lately just to find out that the system had a bunch of trojans! The user had no clue of it. Process: “wininit.exe”. If you use Windows Vista, see if you have that app running. It’s a WOLLF.16. Apparently, wininit.exe is a crucial system file in Vista, that if you try to