CLion

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 software I have tried: vim –...

Anti Hindi

Anti Hindi

Personally, I believe 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...

Barter by Ancient Egyptian

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...

VSTO installed in VS 2013 Community Edition

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...

Mundaka Upanishad

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 the possibility of being exposed. Hence exposure becomes a noble cause in itself. A cause that brings a lot of unwanted attention of unscrupulous...

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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 criticize those who changed that recipe. Chicken suit vs. Col. Sanders thrown out To quote, My God, that gravy is horrible, they buy tap...

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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...

Ettina Bhuja peak

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 km from Bangalore and hardly an overnight journey away. [put_wpgm id=1] Rohan, which not only means ascend but also happens to be the name of...

Power dynamics – finding your place

I see a lot of people talking about differences. What they hold dear, what they despise… sometimes it is language, sometimes religion, sometimes it is how they treat women, and sometimes it is about sports, or even looks. There is certain fun to be had...