Rangoli Design

Wed 14 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Come Diwali and most Indian porticos are adorned with Rangolis.

Rangoli Design on Paper

I caught my mom practicing it on paper before she sets out to make one soon.

Happy Diwali!

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My VPS was compromised!

Tue 13 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Some of you might have seen tweets as I was working on the problem starting from this one. But this post is a clearer explanation of all that I did because 140 characters (even multiple tweets) is not sufficient to convey the message.

How I realized there was a problem …

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Need a challenging job

Mon 12 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

September 25th, was the last day at my previous job with Citi. I had taken the decision after a slight deterioration in health and lack of satisfaction.

If you have an interesting and challenging job, then please contact me.

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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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