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I’m interested

Do you know that when you use caps or large font while chatting or in mail, it implies that you are shouting. I generally get irritated when people shout, but this one is an exception. I was really glad that he shouted. In fact, i was waiting for him to shout. Now that he is with us, nothing can stop …

Conquered solaris ….

Got up at 4 PM :-). Yes 4 PM. Yesterday after finding out that my Ethernet card had some arbit problem, planned to buy a new one. But felt like checking my Ethernet card for the last time. Went to my friend’s place and checked my Ethernet and it worked there :-(. I was both happy and sad. Happy because …

networking not working :P…

I have got a new phobia. Solaris phobia :P. lol. Well how easy solaris can ruin one whole night. Though i shouldn’t blame Solaris completely but at least it deserves something for troubling me with DNS thing sometime back . Anyway here comes the story. After discussing with Casanova about tinderbox i realized that setting up tinderbox is an important …

Firefox 3 UI rocks…

Really , the user interface of Firefox 3 rocks. Text boxes and other form fields have a nice smooth corners and select menu item is similar to the one you find in gnome πŸ™‚ . The old form elements are shown in this image. Click image for a clear view New here comes the new interface of the same webpage …

Finally 10….

Ok, i am certainly not talking anything about my GPA. After fighting (fighting is an understatement i suppose) with Firefox and LDTP for 3 hours (well this is actually few days), finally managed to get 10 test cases work properly. At least these 10 test cases will work properly for integration with Tinderbox. Have to send these test cases to …

Meet GNU/Linux 07

After 2 successful editions of Meet GNU/Linux, which is conducted by GLUG-T every year for beginners, the third edition of MGL is starting on 27th July, at NITT. A few updates about MGL’07 : 1. Guys are planning to release a beginner handbook, which would be given out to them. The content is being edited in a wiki : http://glugt-mgl.pbwiki.com/ …

Comments :)

How many comments have you seen for a single blog ? Well, when i asked taggy (the internet guru of NITT) he replied around 10-20. Suren has seen around 50 for a he-she blog. But this one is amazing. A single blog (in fact a single line blog) getting around 268 comments (and still counting). Reminds me that “What you …

Topping google search

I attended the podworks.in last weekend. For those who don’t know what podworks is , PodWorks.in is a 2-day workshop styled unconference dedicated to the sharing of knowledge around audio and video podcasting. It’s a successor to the extremely successful BlogCamp that was held last year. Though i have lots and lots to say about the event, one strange and …

Internet from solaris …

DNS makes our life real easy. Without that, i don’t think people will say check out http://google.com but check out http://64.233.187.99. I realized how important DNS is to us and without DNS how one can go mad. I installed Solaris (Neveda ) two weeks back and it was good. πŸ™‚ . Though i was a bit scared in the initial …

Running a test case …

Having written the test scripts for Firefox, this time going to tell how to test Firefox with these scripts. The test scripts can be found here There is a wiki page in LDTP website which gives quick tips about how to run LDTP test cases. First quick steps to get LDTP installed . If you have LDTP already installed, then …

SOC report …

My SoC is going fine and great. Hoping to finish this well ahead of time:) This is a blog + report πŸ™‚ So i have started with Automation of Firefox. For the current status of all the test cases i have mentioned here, check this link The categories under which i have written test cases till now are 1. Firefox …

I got my copy :-)

This is my first post related to my SoC. So let me just introduce things. I am doing Google Summer Of Code under Mozilla Foundation . My mentors are Nagappan from Novell, Bangalore and Emily Chen from Sun, China. When i started working for my SoC, i got a mail from Google SoC team saying “Hello everyone, In keeping with …

Oath for Software Engineers

Never write a line of code that someone else can understand. Make the simplest line of code appear complex. Use long counter intuitive names. Don’t ever code “a=b”, rather do something like: AlphaNodeSemaphore=*(int)(&(unsigned long)(BetaFrameNodeFarm)); Type fast, think slow. Never use direct references to anything ever. Bury everything in macros. Bury the macros in include files. Reference those include files indirectly …

Hols are bad for health

Well, i never thought i will ever say this but really “Hols @home sucks”. This is the first time i am actually staying at home after joining college (was lucky enough to keep myself busy with something or other during hols πŸ™‚ ) and i never realized it will be so boring :(. Not that i don’t like my home …

Coding Style …

I have never thought much about coding style before i did my NOSIP in Novell. But once i started coding for ldtprecord, according to the coding style suggested to me by nags, i was surprised to see how nice and neat the final code looks. Some tips/tricks for nice coding skills are, 1. Do spend some time to think about …

Feel My Pain…

One day in heaven, the Lord decided He would visit the earth and take a stroll. Walking down the road, He encountered a man who was crying. The Lord asked the man, “Why are you crying, my son?” The man said that he was blind and had never seen a sunset. The Lord touched the man who could then see …

PODWORKS.in

India’s Biggest Event on Audio & Video Podcasting Date: June 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday) Venue: Tidel Park Auditorium, Chennai. Cost: Rs.200 Alagappan designed banners saying I’m Attending Podworks.in and I’m speaking at Podworks.in. You can grab those here. PodWorks is an ideal place to learn how to start your own podcast or to discover the latest tips and …

Hello World …

I love Hello World programs. The reason is simple. Whenever i code a hello world, it means i am learning something new. I once found a huge collection of hello world programs here. And yes, i did a hello world program today. It is related cluster programming using MPI . πŸ™‚ . The code for the hello world #include <stdio.h> …

Life …

Life is a beautiful poem with so many pages of lyrics written on every page. It depends on whether you sing a song with it or think it as a greek stupid probability junk and leave it . I am gonna sing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Seg Fault

Wikipedia says, A segmentation fault (often shortened to segfault) is a particular error condition that can occur during the operation of computer software. A segmentation fault occurs when a program attempts to access a memory location that it is not allowed to access, or attempts to access a memory location in a way that is not allowed (for example, attempting …

Kelaaaaaaaa

Few days back got a message from one of my friend saying , Hey i sent you many messages but i have not received even a single message from you . So i will delete your number … gud bye … Well i was kind of shocked and surprised to get such a message since she was one of my …

Gift time :) :)

Gifts are always fun πŸ™‚ Finally i managed to give a nice senti gift for alagu. It was a small painting, but a nice one πŸ™‚ But better than the painting is the small C snippet which we wrote for alagu It goes like this #include <lrsl.h> #include <kadalai.h> using namespace freenet; #define work fun #define alagu YAHOO MAN int …

The meeting starts at 8 ….

“Punctuality is the art of guessing how late the other fellow is going to be “ I have admired this quote many a times . πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ . Infact it is one of my fav . Today i got a message saying “Hey..Dulta meeting today.. At 8pm .. Sun Lab ..Every1 must come.. So be there.. ! Being confused about …

Two stories :)

This is my blog and i have all rights to crap here . This blog may appear as total crap for few, may mean more to few . I really don’t care what you are gonna think about me after you read this . Read the following two stories Story 1 Once upon a time , there was a crow …

My Seniors :) :)

Again i was jobless πŸ˜› googling something arbit , when i saw the “I am Feeling Lucky” button in google. It is one of the features in google which i have never used. I always prefer seeing the list of search results and click atleast 10 of them πŸ˜› But it made me think for a moment . Am i …