Viraat roop 0

Starting work on Time Manager

Okay, I have started working on the long demanded (for and by me) time management software. I got this idea a really long time ago and having seen nobody else seeing this, I think it is time I myself wrote it. Basically, it is for not very smart people. Like...

Rise of feminism 0

False dichotomy of generation degradation

A lot of people say, 2nd generation of feminists had genuine concerns, 3rd generation of feminists are all about victim-hood. Make no mistake – it is because your mother was a feminist but you wouldn’t dare believe she would agree to the current feminism. Not only this difference between 2nd...

CLion 0

JetBrains CLion

After a million years of trying out different IDEs, that I could use seamlessly on different machines with different operating systems, it seems I have finally found the right thing. To keep the record, here is a list of all the softwares I tried: vim – Had to be mentioned....

Anti Hindi 0

Anti Hindi

Personally I am of the opinion that all states should be declared a nation and India should simply dissolve. I think we all deserve it. As far as language is concerned, I am not a Hindi proponent, but I don’t think there is any Hindi imperialism. In this country if...

Barter by Ancient Egyptian 0

Utopia won’t happen, forget it

The utopia won’t happen, here is a thought experiment to prove it: Imagine two men – A and B. Now imagine A has $100 and B has $0. This is to model economic inequality. Now imagine B asks A for half of his money ($50). This is to model economic utopia....

VSTO installed in VS 2013 Community Edition 0

VSTO for Visual Studio 2013 (works with Community Edition also)

There are two ways to get Microsoft Office Developer Tools/VSTO for Visual Studio 2013: Download Visual Studio Tools for Office that works with Visual Studio 2013. As of today, file to be downloaded is “cba_bundle.exe“. Download Web Platform Installer (WebPI). File name is “wpilauncher.exe“. This is basically a download manager from Microsoft. It...

Mundaka Upanishad 0

Satyamev Jayate, really?

Many people have trouble reading what I post or share. Most people are living a life of lie and can’t see a possibility of being exposed. Hence exposure becomes a noble cause in itself. A cause that brings a lot of unwanted attention of unscrupulous elements of the society, or...

Newspaper cutting 0

The Day – Mar 20, 1978 – When Colonel Sanders won his empire

On 1978-03-20, Colonel Sanders – the guy whose recipe founded the multinational multibillion dollar empire of chicken – won his rights to criticise those who changed that recipe. Chicken suit vs. Col. Sanders thrown out To quote, My God, that gravy is horrible, they buy tap water for 15-20 cents...

UML Background Dark 0

Practical UML: A Hands-On Introduction for Developers

Abstract This tutorial provides a quick introduction to the Unified Modeling Language. The heart of object-oriented problem solving is the construction of a model. The model abstracts the essential details of the underlying problem from its usually complicated real world. Several modeling tools are wrapped under the heading of the...

Ettina Bhuja peak 1

Ettina Bhuja – The planning

Ettina Bhuja is a peak in Karnataka that is well suited for a 2-day trek. It is close to 300 kms from Bangalore and hardly an overnight journey away. Rohan, which not only means ascend but also happens to be name of a friend, always told me about the fun in trekking....