I Am Buying A Macbook Pro

For all my software development days ahead, I want them to be well spent on a Macbook Pro. The main reason for me deciding to take the plunge to the Mac world is because of the following reasons:

  • Having the ability to use Windows and Linux on the Mac itself without booting (virtual machines) using VMware Fusion (The joy of getting the best of both worlds).
  • Rock solid UNIX platform.
  • Recently I have developed a love for Ruby programming and there is no better platform to work on it than a Good-ol-Mac. Read the rest of this entry »

How HTML 5 Is Already Changing the Web

HTML5-logo An Excellent Article from Webmonkey: How HTML 5 Is Already Changing the Web.

Web has come a long way; from sites being just a collection of pages connected through hyperlinks, to supporting interactive applications and being powered by Flash, Silverlight and Ajax technology. Recently launched Google Chrome is an indication to where the web is headed. Browsers are going to be an operating system in their own right, handling complex web applications.

HTML 5 will further allow the developers to create pages taking advantage of the latest technologies in web development as well as support any browser on any platform. Have a look at the draft specification of HTML 5.

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  • I Survived The Large Hadron Collider


    Every time scientists come up with some brilliant and pioneering concept, some stupid ignorants (read TRP seeking News Channels) come up with their own version of the story on how this is going to affect the world in all the wrong ways.

    This time it is the LHC and the myths regarding the doomsday scenarios like black holes, killer strangelets, magnetic monopoles, and vacuum bubbles and how this is going to destroy Earth. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of protons with very high kinetic energy. Its is built to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. It is theorized Read the rest of this entry »

    Sung by John Mayer, Waiting On The World To Change, is a satire that fills you up with despair, yet is so true; singing about the indifference that only we can correct!

    Get it here from iTunes.

    Me and all my friends
    We’re all misunderstood
    They say we stand for nothing and
    There’s no way we ever could
    Now we see everything is going wrong
    With the world and those who lead it
    We just feel like we don’t have the means
    To rise above and beat it

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  • It’s been almost two months now that I am using Bluehost‘s hosting and I am really satisfied by the services they offer. One of these is the SSL service for the mail accounts they give along with the hosting services. For those of you who don’t know what SSL is, you can read about it here.

    After I created a mail account using my domain name, the first thing I did was to configure it using Outlook 2007. I properly configured my mail account to use SSL using the following settings.

    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Incoming Mail Server: box***.bluehost.com (*** is the server number given by bluehost)
    • Outgoing Mail Server: box***.bluehost.com
    • Check for the outgoing (SMTP) server to require authentication using the same settings as incoming server. Read the rest of this entry »

    Lyrics Of The Week – In The Beginning

    Since music is like a second food for me, I have decided to post each week, my favorite lyrics from a song. So here is the first one from many to come.

    This one is like my recent anthem. Here I am just posting my favorite part of the entire song.

    From the song – In The Beginning by K’Naan. Get It here from iTunes

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  • Google Launches Google Chrome Browser

    Google yesterday launched Google Chrome browser which is based on an open source project named ‘Chromium’. It is currently in beta version, uses ‘webkit’, the same engine that runs Apple’s Safari browser, and is available for Windows XP/Vista only. Google says it is working on a Mac and Linux version as well.

    To explain the features and motivations for the browser, Google sent a comic to developers around the world and also made the comic available in Google books. Going through the comic one can easily understand the vision behind Chrome and the features it brings in. I highly reccomend reading it and learn how Google envisions its browser to be a whole new operating platform.

    Chrome has Google’s own Javascript engine, which provides for enhanced performance, blazing speed compared to other browsers and security. Google’s says, it built Chrome from the ground up taking into consideration applications likethe features offered by today’s webs pages. It also boasts of robust memory management, stability and security. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • In the context of the directories at the server, http://your-domain.com is the root folder. The www part in http://www.your-domain.com is a subdirectory or a subdomain which usually redirects to the root folder. The “www” prefix has no meaning in the way the main Web site is shown. The “www” prefix is simply one choice for a Web site’s host name. It is mostly used because a host name for the web-server is often ‘www’.

    If you are using an Apache server to host your site, then the best way to redirect visitors from http://domain.com to http://www.domain.com is by using a .htaccess file.

    .htaccess file is the one that has the configuration settings for the particular directory it is placed in. If you are using your hosting provider’s file manager menu then in many cases you may not be able to see the .htaccess file in your root menu. In that case you can download FileZilla, an excellent open-source FTP client. After locating your .htaccess file and downloading it, it is a good idea to make a copy(with original settings) of it first as a backup.

    Now to redirect from non-www to www enter the following code in the top of the .htaccess file: Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Applications That Power Me And My Computer

    This List has ben updated.

    Here is a list of all the applications that I use for technical as well as general purposes. When it comes to ‘getting the job done’, these applications are of great value.

    • Operating System – Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
    • Integrated Development Environment – Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Expression Web 2, Notepad++
    • Languages – VB.NET, C, C++, C#, ASP.NET, HTML, Javascript
    • Content Manegment System – Joomla
    • FTP client – FileZilla Read the rest of this entry »
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  • All Time Favorite Songs List

    Hello Everyone

    I love listening to music for all moods, I just make sure it fits my mood for the time.

    My iPod currently houses 8000 songs, and 25 custom playlists. According to iTunes’ stats, my most favorite track has been played 60 times (and increasing). The range of music I listen to, is as diverse as the number of ‘blue screen of death’ errors in Windows!

    But when it really falls to the ‘cream of the crop’ selection, then my no nonsense all time favorite music list is (in no particular order):

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