Friday, June 22, 2007

E book readers

Mobi reader - Does not display images in pdf files.

BookDB2 -- Cannot figure out how to read a pdf book. It supports "*.txt and *.csv".



Monday, May 14, 2007

After a long time...

After a long time, I am back to blogging. So many things happened.. interesting things..!

My brother Justin finished his B.Sc computer Science course. Another event is his sudden interest in kung fu. He has joined kung fu classes.

I am trying to create a new scripting language- Mustart (Name was suggested by justin). Mustard is "Multi Utility ScripT for Advanced and Rapid Development".




Monday, April 30, 2007

Mustard

Justin has suggested the name "Mustard" (Multi Utility ScripT for Rapid Advanced Developemnt) for the automation tool I am developing. It is a nice name , and I like it very much. I was supposed to give this tool today. But due to technical hiccups, I will be delaying it for one day. Since anyways, tomorrow is a holiday, I can give it on wednesday.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Analytics downloader

Created a dot net program to find out if our build (Analytics) was successfully downloaded or not.

It sends email when i "test" it, but not when an actual event occurs.

It is the same code. I wonder , why it is not working?

It is one of those "things" for a programmer, when you are so near project completion, and there is this one bug which topples you!





Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Any free tool for blogging?

W.bloggar 3.03   = it sucks

Desire to communicate

The desire to communicate ---is strong in every person.

More so is the desire to get help from others. and to give help/service.



Monday, February 19, 2007

Analytics downloader does not work

I could not make Analytics downloader work. And it makes me unhappy.

I wonder why it is not working on my office machine, while it works perfectly fine at home.

Using google reader

I like google reader a lot. It gives so many interesting stories/facts on a lot of subjects. I hear yahoo mail has implemented the same functionality using "feeds".


Somehow I like to stick with "Google".




Thursday, February 15, 2007

free adventure game

Enjoy this Adventure game! Fight all the strange animal, Orcs while collecting as much treasure as you can. It comes with carefully crafted story and beautifully designed scenary

Freeware Maple Story at DirFile - Games > Action

Eight Steps to Implementing a Web Site

In my previous articles for Unleash.com, I've explored the process of getting graphics from CorelDRAW into a Web site. Foster suggested that it might be a good time to step back and look at the bigger picture: what does it take to actually get a Web site online? In this article, I'll outline the process in broad strokes (with a few detailed tips). In future articles, we can zero in on different aspects of the process of implementing your site.

Eight Steps to Implementing a Web Site

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The best gaming site

WelcomeHere you can read some tutorials about making tile based games with Macromedia Flash.These tutorial are heavily based on OutsideOfSociety tutorials by Klas Kroon. Go and read them anyway, those are one of best you can find.

Tile based games

Sucker!!

http://www.gametutorials.com/

is the worst f***king site!! It comes first in the google seaarch. But it sucks!

All they want you to do is buy their cd (on which all the tutorials are present).

All that can be said about this-- it is at best a code snippet library, not a tutorial for someone keenly interested in learning game programming - not for me!!


http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/flas.html is the best site.

Disadvantages

  1. The tutorials are for "FLASH".
  2. You have to have Flash 5 ( an older version of flash).

Advantages

The tutorials are written by one person- hence there is a flow in the tutorial.

It is narrative - you always have the feeling somebody is guiding you.

Free- They are absolutely free!

Format - The complete tutorial is available as pdf! All the source files are available in zip format.

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I RECOMMEND THIS SITE FOR ANYBODY INTERESTED IN GAME PROGRAMMING.

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Sucker!!

http://www.gametutorials.com/

is the worst f***king site!! It comes first in the google seaarch. But it sucks!

All they want you to do is buy their cd (on which all the tutorials are present).

All that can be said about this-- it is at best a code snippet library, not a tutorial for someone keenly interested in learning game programming - not for me!!


http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/flas.html is the best site.

Disadvantages

  1. The tutorials are for "FLASH".
  2. You have to have Flash 5 ( an older version of flash).

Advantages

The tutorials are written by one person- hence there is a flow in the tutorial.

It is narrative - you always have the feeling somebody is guiding you.

Free- They are absolutely free!

Format - The complete tutorial is available as pdf! All the source files are available in zip format.

***************

I RECOMMEND THIS SITE FOR ANYBODY INTERESTED IN GAME PROGRAMMING.

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Creating my own game

Game TutorialsGameTutorials brings you the best programming tutorials from beginner (NO experience) to advanced topics AND keeps you in touch with all the latest game ...www.gametutorials.com/ - 5k - Cached - Similar pagesTile based gamesBefore entering the "Tile based games" tutorials website, you must read the ... You can not sell the tutorials or source files or games based directly on ...www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/ - 3k - Cached - Similar pagesNeHe Productions: Main PageOpenGL programming. Many tutorials, sample programs/games, and source code. A CD is available for order containing all of the site.nehe.gamedev.net/ - 46k - Cached - Similar pages

game tutorial - Google Search




I want to create my own game. Maybe learn some programming in the process....

Free Desktop screen recorder!

CamStudio - Desktop Screen Recorder

SourceForge.net: Files


At last, I found what I was looking for-  A free desktop recorder!


CamStudio records activity from your screen and audio from a microphone into AVI video files and can also convert the AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) using its built-in SWF Producer.

Project Admins: nickthegeek, windycity
Operating System: 32-bit MS Windows (NT/2000/XP)
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
Category: Video Capture

Search for desktop recorder

I want a free software that can record everything on my desktop. means I want to create movies through which I can teach others how to use the computer.


My search has begun...and these are some of the interesting things I found.


Mp3 My MP3 Recorder 2.0 by Digital Liquid Type: Freeware Released: 2005-05-25 Record internet radio, save to mp3 or wav.100% Spyware/Adware FREE. Record streaming audio from the internet, microphone or any other source for that matter, works directly with your system sound card sooooo... If you can HEAR IT...you can RECORD it! This program is meant to be extremely intuitive to use, with enough features to get the job done quickly and easily. Also able to scan your computer for audio file and list by filetyp

Software for desktop record free. Record your PC desktop activity, Records Your Desktop and Creates Demos Easily, allow you direct record audio streaming into mp3,wma or wav files from any so..

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Linux for my home computer (celeron)

After failing to install linux on my home pc, I was on the look out for a compatible linux. I found a friend in "Travis North". Read to find out more....

http://www.linuxforums.org/desktop/a_linux_distribution_for_an_old_laptop.html

I am an avid Linux user. Ever since I was introduced to the alternative operating system over a decade ago, it has grown from a small curiosity to a near obsession. Due to certain hobbies, I haven't entirely given up the Windows OS, but Linux has become my preferred operating system for every day tasks.I currently have three functional computers: My server (which runs Gentoo Linux), the game and MIDI desktop computer (running Windows XP) and a laptop which currently runs Windows XP. My goal is to find a Linux distribution that is appropriate for my laptop without having to remove Windows XP.My laptop has, as of late, become my primary machine for daily use. I use it for e-mail, web browsing, music and web development. To date, almost all of my web page designs have been created using a text editor in my Unix or Linux shell. So even with Windows on my laptop, I was easily able to shell into my server to do my web development. Over the past several months, my use of PHP has increased and my projects are growing more and more complicated. A simple console text editor is no longer sufficient to manage these larger projects. I experimented with several programming interfaces, and I settled on one that best suits my needs: Bluefish. The major drawback about this is the fact that it does not run within Windows. It is designed for the world of Linux and my desire to have Linux on my laptop has overwhelmed me. The problem, however, is that the laptop is also my wife's primary machine. Even though I have tried countless times, I have been unsuccessful in converting her to the world of Linux. As such, Windows XP must stay. Fortunately, the wonders of partitioning and boot managers will allow me to install Linux along side my Windows installation. The only problem is that my laptop isn't what you would call "state of the art".I am faced with a challenge: I need to find a Linux distribution that is both small enough, efficient enough and easy enough to maintain for my laptop. Realizing that all Linux distributions are not created equal, I did my research and was able to narrow my list to a handful of distributions that may be suitable for my needs and my laptop. Throughout the course of this article, I am going to test each of these distributions on my laptop and discuss my experiences. I will attempt to install and evaluate each distribution for a period of a couple of days. Based on my findings, I will select the distribution that best suits my needs.

A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop - Linux Forums

http://www.linuxforums.org/desktop/a_linux_distribution_for_an_old_laptop.html




Offline blogging

I am in search of a tool that can do offline blogging for me! I dont want to sit in office typing into blogger.


An offline blogger would be great. I can type my thoughts into a word like document and the offline blogger would store a copy of it in my hard disk according to date. Then later on I can publish all the files for a certain range of dates to blogger.com



Friday, February 02, 2007

Python, Creating program for event viewing

I am testing the product solidcore. During testing, we look at the logs to see what exactly happened in the application.
The log we observe is tomcat.log since the produce is using tomcat. The log can become huge (around 80 to 100 Mb).
I want an application which can display me this log file and refresh it every few seconds (since the log file may change every second).
The app should be really fast.
My brother and friend Justin suggested Python. So did a good office colleague of mine. I am going to read something more about Python and see what it can do.
From the experts
PyDev is a free Eclipse plug-in that transforms Eclipse into a powerful Python and Jython development environment.
http://showmedo.com/videos/series?name=PyDevEclipseList

Complete Install:

There is a 'complete install guide' at http://www.fabioz.com/pydev/manual_101_root.html so, if you have any problems in the install, that's the place you should check (it also guides you through configuring pydev correctly).




http://www.solidcore.com/learn/s3_change_explorer.html

This is the product I am working on (testing and QA).

It is a cool product!! about change configuration management.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Found John Carmack's blog

http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/johnc/recent%20updates/archive?news_id=290

For those of you who dont know John Carmack, he is one of the greatest computer game programmers. He is also a great advocate of open source.

Joined second life

Congratulations, ManojTharayil Tammas!
Your Basic Account has been created!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

http://sqlzoo.net (interesting site for various SQL queries for various DBs)
is there any tool/application/method by which we can download an entire website?
I am trying website puller from "http://www.safe-install.com/programs/website-puller.html".

The test would be : What tool could copy the website "http://sqlzoo.net/" for me without charging me a dime?

Etiquetted in office

Random thoughts:
Etiquittes in office? Doesn't all offices have et's of their own?
Can i send my documents (important) to blogger?
How do i get back my blogs once it is published? How can I make a single document (sort of book) from my blogs?

Thursday, January 18, 2007