Writing a keylogger in Linux is very easy!

Mon 21 September 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I strongly believe that an employer shouldn't monitor an employee's usage of internet and computing resources at work. But when the employer has circumstantial evidence to prove that an employee is using computing resources to benefit a competitor, then it is a different matter altogether.

Recently, my cousin requested me …

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A movie review: Quick Gun Murugan

Sun 30 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"My name is Murugan...Quick Gun Murugan". Sounds familiar? No, it's not from a 'desi' James Bond flick but from the movie Quick Gun Murugan that released all over India this weekend.

Murugan, played by seasoned actor Rajendra Prasad is a garishly dressed, gun-trotting 'vegan' cowboy out there to save …

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A wiki with a couchdb backend and django

Fri 28 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Recently, I had a requirement for a personal simple wiki. I checked out various options like TiddlyWiki, MoinMoin and MediaWiki but wanted something very simple and something that didn't use a database server or flat files and was portable (and hostable). So I quickly wrote up a wiki that used …

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A healthy fast food recipe for bachelors!

Mon 17 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Two weeks back, my office work hours changed. It couldn't have been more inconvenient, from 4:30am every morning.

I was really pissed and no matter how much I tried to plead for a slight delay to 6:30am or for a status quo, no one responded.

The first couple …

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Reusable App: Authenticated Comments

Tue 04 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This app had been on my todo list for a long time. Today, no matter how much I tried to procrastinate, I could not ignore it and hence decided to scratch my itch and get it done. I swore I wouldn't even get up for a glass of water until …

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Ouch!!! Do they really mean it?

Thu 16 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Apollo Hospital Van

I wish this isn't true!!!

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Google Chrome OS: Will David overcome Goliath?

Fri 10 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A lot has been said and written about the Google Chrome OS even before it has released. Wow!!! Funnily, a majority of the commentators are touting it as a "Windows Killer". Some are quite surprised by Google's decision to release an OS! I guess even an average computer user would …

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Yet another redesign at thejaswi.info

Wed 08 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Oh yes!!! You are seeing it right! There's been another redesign of my site.

Technology fascinates me and I cannot get enough of it. This time I wanted my blog powered by the latest and coolest technology. Want to know more?

CouchDB powers the heart of the blogging engine as …

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Updates to safebrowsing-python

Thu 02 April 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Updates to Safebrowsing-python

Two days back, I made quite big changes to safebrowsing-python, the python library for looking up blacklisted URLs against Google's updated phishing and malware database.

The changes are:

  • Added support for databases like Mysql, Postgresql. Previously, SQLite was the only supported database.
  • It is quite easy to …
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Losing nature to globalization!!!

Wed 25 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Vasavi College bus stop

The bus stop outside Vasavi College of Engineering (my college) after a massive road-widening. I wonder why this area needed a road-widening? The green cover on both sides of the road was cleared.

Trivia: A scene from the Telugu super-hit movie Happy Days was picturized here. Sadly such things cannot …

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