Category Archive for 'Software'

Teaching Programming to Kids

Friday, April 12th, 2013

It appears that the next phase of “online education” industry’s growth will now be squarely focused on teaching computer programming skills to kids. Tynker has raised $3.25 million in funding. For a product that seems a direct rip-off of Scratch thatโ€™s come out of MIT (specifically its Lifelong Kindergarten group led by the talented and […]

Finding ‘Lost’ Content in a Basecamp Post or Comment

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Basecamp is increasingly being used by a lot of people and many, many people use it for managing web-based projects as well. Unfortunately, Basecamp does not escape “<” or “>” and anything that looks like a HTML tag gets interpreted by the browser as one. I consider this a fatal flaw in the software since […]

Starting ColdFusion… Again

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Last two days I have been working in ColdFusion. This is the the second time in my life that I’m writing CFML. A little over a couple of years ago, I was using a spreadsheet to track the work assignments to my team. It was cumbersome: others couldn’t see how I had assigned the work, […]

Creative Commons Launches in India

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Creative Commons has launched its India chapter, allowing localised versions of Creative Commons licenses to be available for Indians. Best of luck guys!

Did Google Buy YouTube So Yahoo Couldn’t?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

So I ask, is this $1.65 billion more a stupid mistake or a very capable strategic decision for a cash-rich company to deny one of its biggest rivals a fast-track into the online video arena?


Friday, November 11th, 2005

TinyDisk blows my mind by how it works. TinyDisk is a program from saving and retrieving files from TinyURL and TinyURL-like services such as Nanourl. It overlays a write-once-read-many anonymous, persistent and globally shared filesystem. Once something is uploaded, only the database admin can delete it. Everyone can read it. No one can know who […]

On Latest Jakob’s Alertbox: Top 10 Design Mistakes in Weblog Usability

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Jakob Nielsen writes about Weblog Usability Design Mistakes and makes a mistake he lists himself. My take on his list.

Hackers Ship Software Before They Put On Pants

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Excerpt from foreward of “Hacking Firefox : More Than 150 Hacks, Mods, and Customizations” by Mel Reyes.

Doc Writer

Friday, September 30th, 2005

I have volunteered my time to help update and complete the documentation for Sylpheed-Claws for the soon-to-be-released v2.0.0. Paul has started a mailing list already. If you are a SC user and want to help out, join up.

Sharper Claws!

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Sylpheed-Claws has hit 1.9.14 and with an astounding amount of updates, fixes, and new goodies! From a UI perspective, it contains three big improvements worth mentioning: Colourisation of quotes, signatures and URIs in Compose window. If you’ve ever read an email that shows you different colours for different ages of quoted text, you’ll realise that […]

Best Use of Extranet (Basecamp)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

We use Basecamp to manage work and interact with our clients. We call it our Extranet. My boss has started a little competition (I guess you can call it that) where he will rate its effective use by all the Project Managers and award the one to use it best with a box of Ferrero […]

Review of OPM-2 Software

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I’ve written a review of Oxygen Software’s Oxygen Phone Manager II for Symbian Phones. Though ideally I should tease you into reading the review, I’ll do the opposite and tell you that the review is favourable. I’ve liked this software but the latest version really hauls some serious functionality and is extremely easy to use. […]

Clawing Sylphites

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Thanks to Ricardo for giving me the inspiration for this post’s title. There are now, to my knowledge, 4 active blogs from Sylpheed-Claws developers: Colin Hoa Paul Ricardo Of the two more known to me, Alfons seems to have shut down his blog and looks like Thorsten has a girlfriend again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ A whole lot […]

Printing Is Coming to SC!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

After a super job of correcting IMAP, Colin has started work on printing in Sylpheed-Claws. This was perhaps one of the biggest issues in SC and it’s wonderful to see him getting his hands dirty on this. Paul tells me this was the first commit after v1.9.12 (released today) too. Whoo! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now only if […]


Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Just caught this thread on Gaim Forums. Edited juicy parts: User: When I receive messafes in Gaim 1.2.1 on Win XP, the font appears a lot smaller than it does in AOL IM or Dead AIM. Has anyone else encountered this or know a way to fix it? Admin: Yes. From Winaim (or “DeadAIM”‘s) buddy […]

Theme – Finally!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

When Vinish upgraded to WP 1.5 and then applied a theme, I too gave in and selected this excellent them called Orange Sky by Nao. Had to do some editing of the template files to make a few things working but I like what I have here. I might even keep it for some time. […]

I Discover Flickr

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Well, not really. I don’t remember when I signed up for the account but I never really used it till recently when I showed a friend some of my pics. So I set up three sets: Pluto’s Photos (my dog) Office Parties Me & Mine I quickly filled up my 100 photos quota and was […]

Powered by WordPress 1.5

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

So I finally got some time on my hands and spent the last 30 minutes in backing up the database, the old files and upgrading the blogging software to WordPress 1.5 from 1.2.2. For the uninitiated, no, I did not re-design the blog—the default look of WordPress has changed. Be assued however that I will […]

Flopped Trip & Software in Hindi

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

I was supposed to be in New Delhi yesterday. I had an acquaintance from US going through the city and it was a perfect chance to get to know each other. He’s from my profession too and well, I admit, part of the zeal to meet up stemmed from a greed that something might come […]

Firefox on Steroids

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Well, sort of anyway. Till now I had been browsing with vanilla Firefox. Suddenly, I now have 12 extensions loaded: Foxylicious FoxyTunes View Cookies Disable Targets for Downloads OpenNewWindowFromHere Tabbrowser Preferences DictionarySearch TinyUrl Creator Web Developer Tweak Network ColorZilla Copy Plain Text Funny part is that I was doing fine without them but now like […]