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One month @ Interviewstreet

One month since I’ve quit IBM. 1 month.. 30 days… 720 hrs… So, how was the experience as an entrepreneur? How does it feel to work all on my own without a big fat cheque waiting for me on the 1st day of every month? This is my blog and this post is going to be all about me. This …

MVP’s Super 10 :-)

The summary of the story startupCount += 10; mentorCount++; Yes, MVP has announced their new batch of 10 startups. To make things more exciting, they have Indus Khaitan in the team. Things you might know about indus. 1. Chief Technology Officer of SezWho, a Silicon Valley startup 2. 5 bare minimum things a web startup CTO MUST worry about, at …

Interviewstreet

Yes, I’ve quit IBM and now the signature in my emails says Harishankaran Software Developer, Interviewstreet.com Now that I can post anything I want (not that IBM stopped me writing what I wanted to write :P), let me try to answer a few questions my friends asked, when I told them about my venture. What triggered you guys [ working …

Install multiple firefox extensions

I’m a full time web developer now. Million thanks to Firefox, web development is made much much easier. To make the web development process easier, there are many many extensions. A few of them I use for my development, 1. Firebug 2. Web Developer 3. ColorZilla 4. MeasureIt 5. ViewSourceChart 6. FireCookie 7. YSlow 8. Delicious. 9. Twitterfox 10. CSS …

Save Before Save – Gedit Plugin

A few days back, I got a mail from my friend, saying, Subject: Versioning in Windows Hi guys, Does any one know a software that can version files in windows? As simple as: There’s a certain folder of files I want to be “version” tracked, I specify the list of folders. After this, every change I make is time-archived. So …

One Year in IBM.

Completed one year in IBM today. Ironically, I told my manager that I’m going to quit today. πŸ™‚ I’ve learnt lots and lots in this one year, both technically and non-technically. Nothing much more tell. Rather, I prefer not to say anything in my blog here. πŸ™‚

Online Programming Contest Calendar.

Hi all, I’m very happy to present you Online Programming Contest Calendar (http://www.opccalendar.com/). This is something I wanted to do for Spider in college. All I could finish in college was a simple fetcher from algorithmist.com and topcoder.com. Now, I have everything I wanted to have in this new site. And yes, I hated the algorithmist.com calendar. There was so …

Dictionary attack

This is a tutorial about how to perform a dummy dictionary attack and how web-masters can prevent a dictionary attack. Wikipedia defines Dictionary attack as, In cryptanalysis and computer security, a dictionary attack is a technique for defeating a cipher or authentication mechanism by trying to determine its decryption key or passphrase by searching likely possibilities. A dictionary attack uses …

FAQ for a startup

I’ve been to Proto.in a month ago. I should have posted this long back. Better late than never. The event was awesome. The experience and inspiration I got when seeing other startups can’t be described in mere words. The last session of the second day was pretty interesting. People were asked to pool in the questions they had in mind …

Update…

/* Personal post. Exit here if you don’t know me or if you aren’t interested. Read this at your own risk. */ Hi all, Been a long time since I posted anything here. So many things have been happening around me and as usual, I was caught up with all _personal_ issues. πŸ™‚ So here I’m. 4 in the morning. …

Software Development Cycle

Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren’t really bugs. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn’t work and discovers 15 new bugs. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4. Due to marketing pressure and …

I’m Happy

No, not because it is a new year. A single chat changes your mood totally. Can’t tell anything more. And yeah… CONGRATS. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m so so so so glad now. πŸ™‚

Photolog 5…

Been a long time since I posted any photolog in my blog. So here comes one. πŸ˜‰ Click on the picture to view the picture in original size. πŸ™‚

Obfuscate C Code – Part III

Hi all, This is my third post on the series of articles I’m writing on C code obfuscation. You can check all the posts I’ve written about obfuscation here. The task for this post is quite simple. Given two numbers a and b (b>a>3) as input, print all prime numbers in between a and b (including a and b). Let …

15/12/2008 – Thanks…

Writing this post just to remember this night. Obviously a personal post, so no one will understand anything. Please stop reading after this. πŸ™‚ For the first time in my life, I want to remember this night forever. I think I’ll do. I feel like I can sleep after this. It is 4AM. And I have that smile in my …

Friends…

Top ten things that pops out of my mind when I think about Friends. 1. duck and the chick 2. ugly naked guy 3. double pizza 4. paleontologist 5. foozball 6. Days of our Lives 7. Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E 8. How you doin. 9. Turkey in thanksgiving dinner 10. ‘Shall we go get some coffee?’ ‘Sure. Where?’

Obfuscate C Code – Part II

Hi all, this is my second post on C code obfuscation. You can check out all my posts on obfuscation here. In this post, we’ll see two techniques which one can use in C code obfuscation. The more we apply these to our code, the more obfuscated our code will result in. And of course, this is not the complete …

Obfuscate C Code – Part I

Hello, this is the first post I’m writing on C code obfuscation. Let me warn you before I start. I am a beginner in code obfuscation and still learning from different code snippets I get from my friends. Since this is the first post in this series, we will start with hello world. But instead of printing the same old …

Swirl images with ImageMagick

This simple snippet can be used for creating animated gif images with swirl effects. I was bored at home and saw that ImageMagick was installed in my machine. πŸ™‚ So started playing with that. πŸ™‚ The shell script will create the second image from the first image shown below. —–> #!/bin/bash FILENAME=”hari.png” FRAMES=30 ROTATEANGLE=30 OPTION=”swirl” declare -i I COMMANDOPTION=””; I=0; …

Fetching the internet…

This is a simple tutorial to fetch web pages using php code. This starts with a example to fetch pages, and then sending get and post request :). First, a few stuff from the php manual. This is just a summary. You can read the whole stuff at http://in.php.net/manual/en/book.curl.php “””PHP supports libcurl, a library created by Daniel Stenberg, that allows …