Using Ubuntu cloud images in KVM

Mon 16 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from work blog.

Quite a few of our clients are powered by Amazon EC2 or Rackspace and we use Ubuntu LTS releases for our servers. Canonical provides EC2 AMIs and Openstack images for all their releases. By using these JeOS images on the server as well as on …

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Spring Fever

Sat 07 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

It's common knowledge in PG Wodehouse books that English aristocrats are rich and spend a lot of time socializing with their peers at clubs over lunches. But in "Spring Fever", Lord Shortlands, an Earl is hard pressed and has to depend financially on his eldest daughter. He dotes on his …

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The impact of Science on Society

Fri 06 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This book is a collection of essays by renowned author "Bertrand Russell" studying "The impact of Science on Society".

The first essay is the most enjoyable of the seven in the book and lists the major inventions from the wheel to the nuclear bomb and how they were responsible in …

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Waiting for the Mahatma

Thu 05 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Sriram grows up under the strict supervision of his grandmother and has just received his twentieth birthday gift in the form of a bank passbook. He now has financial independence and inherited a lot of money and life is beginning to look good when it turns upside down after he …

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The Guide

Wed 04 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Railway Raju is a famous guide who is solely responsible for putting the sleepy town of Malgudi on the tourism map. He falls in love with his client's wife and on learning that she is unhappy with her marriage tries desperately to woo her and succeeds only after fate takes …

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The Mother

Tue 03 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A mother's love for her children knows no bounds and Maxim Gorky's "The Mother" is a masterpiece in this regard.

Vlasov has seen his father's life snuffed out by the factory and like thousands of other workers is staring down the same fate. One day, he comes back home …

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Libvirt and KVM

Mon 25 June 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross-posted from my work blog.

Libvirt and KVM

"But it works on my local setup!" We have heard or probably said this tens of times after something that we deployed to the production server breaks. After fire fighting for hours we learn that a particular package's version varies from the …

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Joy in the morning

Sun 25 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

You experience extreme joy in the morning when the excesses of the previous night are forgiven. Bertie Wooster experiences this joy when a warrant against him is quashed. Bertie finds himself in these unfortunate circumstances while playing a good samaritan! Jeeves as always plays the pivotal character advising not just …

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Using D-Link DWL-G132 from Linux

Fri 23 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A couple of weeks back, my wireless card on my laptop first started dropping more than half the packets and then stopped working. Since the laptop is 4 years old, I was not too keen to spend to replace the wireless card (if stock was available). I had a DWL-G132 …

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Developing android applications from command line

Tue 20 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from my work blog.

Here at Agiliq, we also develop cross-platform HTML5 mobile applications. Using Eclipse to create an android project (one time task) and edit html and javascript files for an android app is an overkill. Wouldn't it be great, if you could use your favourite text …

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