My new phone : Samsung i7500

Sun 16 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Just bought a Samsung i7500 Galaxy Phone. It's Android powered.

A few pics below...

Samsung i7500 Front View Samsung i7500 Side View Samsung i7500 Rear View Samsung i7500 Homepage view Samsung i7500 Icon Grid read more

Recaptcha Fail

Thu 13 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Recpatcha Fail

I know it's fairly easy to reload the recaptcha and the second word is not the 'challenge' word and will get accepted no matter what I enter. But this is the heights of "Are you a human or a bot?".

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Use the Windows key as Ctrl Key on Linux

Tue 11 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The Ctrl key on the Samsung R517 laptop is placed awkwardly for comfortable use with Emacs. Off late due to the strain of hitting the Ctrl key often, I started to feel a mild tingling on my pinky. I was anxious if this was the first stage of the infamous …

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Which century do we live in?

Mon 29 March 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Bank of India, use Internet Explorer Bank of India, use Internet Explorer

One of those things that makes me go beyond yelling WTF!

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Released django-check-constraints

Mon 15 March 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Ever since model validation hit the django trunk, I had been having thoughts of reviving my Google Summer of Code 2007 project. So nearly a couple of weeks back, I started resurrecting django-check-constraints. Today, I released the code into wild here.

The feature of the project is that it not …

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Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales

Tue 26 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cat O' Nine Tales was my first Jeffrey Archer book. I picked it up with great hesitation because I hadn't read any of his previous books and a friend warned me that his books required lot of patience to finish.Luckily, Cat O' Nine Tales was Jeffrey Archer's fifth instalment …

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How cricket can save other sports

Sun 17 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The recent impasse between the Indian hockey players and the federation that finally caught the attention of the nation, might have been resolved till the hockey world cup next month. During this impasse, the media highlighted some disturbing questions like "Why other sports are meted step-motherly treatment?" and "Why is …

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5 funny myths on losing weight

Tue 12 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

With the new year day past us, lots of us would have made resolutions. It's another matter that most of the resolutions would have already been forgotten by now. A couple of friends resolved to lose weight and regain their shape.

In India, where every Tom, Dick and Harry gives …

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R.K Narayan's "A Tiger for Malgudi"

Sat 02 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

R.K. Narayan happens to be my favourite author because most of his stories are timeless and make for a light reading at the end of a heavy work day. He is undoubtedly the widest read author in India, right from high school kids to retired grandparents. Clearly, this reflects …

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Use the power of git to develop with both git and svn

Sun 27 December 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I was one of the thousands who jumped on to Google Code when it was released sighing a relief that Sourceforge was no more a Hobson's choice.

But very soon github was released and showcased git's amazing power. Again like the thousands, I too switched but this time I …

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