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Shutdownday :O

This is what www.shutdownday.org says — It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope? Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out …

I hate CT’s :(

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer —Oscar Wilde Wow , this suits my college cycle tests also . The one and only thing which i hate in my college is CT’s ๐Ÿ™ :(. Those 3 days , I try to read something and end up sleeping the whole day. I think that i wont go to …

The end of internet

Was checking out the settings of google reader and found this quite interesting . The next bookmark is an innovative way to read your subscriptions. It allows you to use Google Reader through just one link – clicking on it takes you to the next unread item, marking it as read in the process. It is particularly useful for subscriptions …

Forgot mysql root pass ?

Recently forgot mysql root password for one of the servers i maintain . Little bit googling helped me to reset the password . Just copy pasted the tutorials i saw so that i need not google again . If you have set a root password, but forgot what it was, you can set a new password with the following procedure: …

Quiz is finally over :) :)

If at all if someone gives me the right to scrap three events from pragyan i will surely opt for junkyard wars, technical quiz and udaaan . These three are actually very good events when you are a participant. But when if you are the one who is responsible for the quiz software for these events, that too with all …

Pragyan ’07

The big event is gonna start soon !!! “So where will you be from February 1 – 4 ?” . Thats what the website says :). I am doing bytecode and quiz management this time ๐Ÿ™‚ . Bad that i could not do anything for dalal this time ๐Ÿ™ .

Allergic to Allergy test :(

Met a doctor for my sinus problem few days back. He said that a small surgery has to be done, but even before that he wanted to me to take an allergy test so that he can find what all things i am allergic too. All he said was that they will do something to your hand . With my …

MY FC5 Crashed

Well , seems this is the first time linux hates me. I have seen lots of problems with linux but most of them are generally a software not installing coz of failed dependencies or some file system error which a fsck will solve without any major issue . But this time it really screwed me . The reason why it …

ACM Regionals @ Coimbatore

The ACM ICPC 2006 Regional Contest was held on December 16th & 17th , 2006 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, coimbatore, and our team ( me , evo and vasu ) was one of the top 50 teams selected for the onsite contest . The travel to coimbatore was really weird this time. This is the second time i am going …

Phobia

As usual, was jobless at home with a new broadband connection , so chumma timepassing when i found this site So some of them which i might have now or can develop any time is . Agliophobia- Fear of pain. Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals. Altophobia- Fear of heights. Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions. //Err , cant decide ๐Ÿ™‚ Didaskaleinophobia- …

Foss.in 2006 at Blore

Date :: 23 Dec 06 Time :: 4.00 PMPlace :: Cisco Blore Shagan and evo has already mentioned to me about the great speed at which you can access net at cisco , but i have never taken them that much seriously . But when i sat in shagan’s comp to surf net , MY GOODNESS , was really amazed …

foss.in

FOSS.IN is one of the world’s largest and most focussed FOSS events, held annually India. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of participants, and the speaker roster reads like a “Who is Who” of FOSS contributors from across the world. FOSS.IN/2006 will be held on November 24-26, 2006, at National Science Symposium Centre of the Indian Institute of Science …

Fscked up coz of coding :P

Sometime back, taggy showed me Google code search where one can search inside the source code. And not surprisingly , the first thing he searched in source code was for “fsck” , “bitch”, and “porn” . Actually both of us were not surprised with the results. Taggy infact went to the extent of creating a graph to compare the occurence …

Ubuntu vs FC

I think the fight is never going to end . The only topic the whole glugt seems to discuss for the past one month ( or even more than that ) is UBUNTU or FEDORA. Fedora Supporters : Gcdart, Sahil , Verma Ubuntu Supporters Evo, Donatello and me , I have no clue why i support ubuntu. I have never …

rm -rf * :-O

Went home for diwali hols and the moment i entered my room , the first thing i did is to switch on the comp. I have already taken a resolution that no tech , no php , no linux for the next 5 days [ resolutions are meant be broken , you know ๐Ÿ™‚ ] . So instead of booting …

Waiting for FC6 . : -(

The whole sun lab is waiting for FC6 . People even wann to add a cron so that the download starts at tomorrow 6 pm automatically . I saw the pre release version in balli’s comp and MY GOD !!! . FC surely rocks . Some of the nice features which my friends told me are . 1. In built …

Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu !!!

This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. This method has been tested only on Ubuntu, but it should work on any other linux flavor. -What you need? * A fresh install of Ubuntu Dapper + all the updates * A Windows box with a fully installed …

Spider SMS up and running

Hope the banner speaks the whole stuff. The spider sms is up and running . When i started the work , thought the work will be easy and will be done in a two or three days but ๐Ÿ™ so many seg faults ( though i have seen more seg faults in my ldtp work ) and handling mysql queries …

Check this out ;)

#define MAGIC “2acghilmoprs.@782C65173D5A1409B” #define _(p,o,q) (t o#p[0])?(q) #define __(p,o,q) _(p,o,t-q) int main(){int t, i; for(i=17;i>0;i–)printf(“%c”, MAGIC[(((t=(MAGIC+14)[i-1])==’_’)?62:_(.,==,63):_(@,==,64):__(a,>=,’a’+36):__(A,>=,’A’+10):(t-‘0’))]);}

Meet GNU/Linux Week

Was pretty busy last week . Infact i was so busy that for the whole week that during this whole week i 1. Never called home . 2. Never entered ldtp channel . 3. Never did the work which made recording module wait for one week. 4. Never had a good sleep ( used to go to bed at around …

My Final Demo

Well , this is something which i should have blogged the moment after we finished the demo to parag but that day i have been quite busy packing things , travelling from blore to chennai and then to trichy The demo went fine , and all the details can be read from taggy’s blog. I am not going to write …