All posts filed under “miscellaneous

Discover – my second iOS app

iTunes Genius is a great feature. However, it lacks music discovery outside your own music library. Sure, you can always do a Google search for similar tunes, but let’s face it – who has time to do this anymore? There…

0f > Float.MIN_VALUE = false!

Updates: Turns out that this is the expected behaviour from the java doc: A constant holding the smallest positive nonzero value of type float, 2-149. So now, how do I get the smallest negative value that a float can hold?…

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…

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…

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…

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…