Category Archive for 'tech'

useful software tools and utilities

Monday, May 14th, 2007

These are pretty useful tools that makes my roles as a software developer much easier… will be updating this list over time… Scite – Lightweight Powerful Text Editor: Though there are other ones like Notepad++, I found scite really comprehensive and amazingly fast, and based on screenshots only, I didn’t actually install Notepad++ to compare, […]

Rajajinagar on the web

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

This is a recently launched site… Rajajinagara Darpana If you visit it please put in your suggestions here… …as this site was mainly designed by my chikkappa… (literally) * He (Mr. Vasanth Kumar) has a lot of politician friends though he himself has steered clear of getting into it afaik. His main idea is to […]

the art of technical writing

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Why Technical Writing?   Technical writing is one of the key skills of any competent engineer and not just for a  “Technical Writer”. It is a means for her to convey her ideas to other project stakeholders (other engineers/ business/ customers/ teammembers/ etc).

upgraded WordPress

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Any reader here is unlikely to notice anything different. however if there’s anything unexpected please let me know, thanks! The upgrade from 1.5 to 2.02 should’ve been extremely simple actually, maybe I did something the hard way 😉 though I more or less followed instructions. I think largely the FTP must’ve failed somewhere in the […]

no man is an island?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

mini-island Originally uploaded by common man. Actually I’m just discovering why Leonid was so impressed with flickr. There are countless other features like customizable APIs, tags, calendars, etc but one of the coolest things is the way it provides an upload tool that integrates with Windows Explorer – just right click and send to Flickr! […]

my first PHP bilingual application

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Well, its been quite a while since I sat up all night to complete something! 😀 I think I’ve barely managed to get the hang of PHP atleast enough to manage to put up a voting application, that can dynamically generate a questionaire based on questions in a database.

new kannada keyboard

Monday, March 27th, 2006

The Gesture-based Keyboard (GKB) is a pen-based technology that will allow Kannada and other vernacular scripts to be recorded and stored directly in the computer without the use of a conventional keyboard.

back to the basics – pointers & references – C/C++/C#/Java

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

While discussing about .NET recently with a small group recently out of college, it suddenly occurred to me that they were missing something fundamental, so I went back to the basics. What I say here may would hopefully be insanely obvious… except maybe the links at the end of the article.

Markdown syntax – simplifying writing in HTML

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

Simplifying writing in HTML

back to the basics – SQL

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Every now and then its a good idea for even an experienced developer to revisit the basics again. SQL joins esp complicated ones weren’t exactly my strong point anyway, and today was a good day to get back to some basics… I found this site particularly good because of the explanation wrt the set theory […]