Use the Windows key as Ctrl Key on Linux
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 … read more
Which century do we live in?
One of those things that makes me go beyond yelling WTF!
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 … read more
Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales
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 … read more
How cricket can save other sports
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 … read more
5 funny myths on losing weight
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 … read more
R.K Narayan's "A Tiger for Malgudi"
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 … read more
Riding on popularity
A Nokia phone charger that rides on a popular name! (SCO should check this out) Another interesting fact is that this charger costs 1/3rd that of the original and is as good ala lower TCO using Free Software (some might call it a rotten analogy but my creative :-P … read more