Wallpaper Showing Keyboard Shortcuts And Mouse Tricks For Ubuntu Unity 2

Going through Ask Ubuntu, found a nice answer on keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Unity. Now if that’s too much for you to remember,  Octavian Damiean has created this sweet wallpaper with the shortcuts and gestures overlayed on it. Click on the above image for a full size version, or a here’s a SVG version if ...

Saving Gmail Attachments in Android 4

I have no idea why, but for some reason the Gmail app on Android doesn’t allow you to save files. How stupid is that? Recently, I needed to send a document from my Google Apps account to my work account. Share this:PocketTwitterFacebookLinkedInEmail

Simple algorithms, illustrated 2

This is a place to find information about some of the more fundamental algorithms used in computer science. This information is widely available on the net, but hopefully the way it’s presented and discussed here will resonate with you. via simple algorithms. Very nice illustrations of every step of various algorithms. Share this:PocketTwitterFacebookLinkedInEmail

Celebrating 20 Years of Linus’s First Release 3

20 years ago, Linus made the first Linux kernel release – v0.01, starting off with this post. I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready.  I’d like any feedback on things ...

Ruboto: Ruby on Android

Android + Ruby = Ruboto Charles Nutter, a member of the JRuby team, had an epiphany: because the Android toolchain could convert compiled Java code to Dalvik files, and because JRuby had a Ruby interpreter in compiled Java bytecode, then he should be able to run Ruby on Android. Within an astonishingly short time, he ...

Your Username Will Now Serve as Your Password and Your Password as Your Username 4

You might have read this on Hacker News/reddit, but still, this is too much of a WTF NOT to share. Basically, if you try to login to Caledonian Record, – a St. Johnsbury, Vermont based media website which recently put the site behind a pay wall and I can no longer catch up on hometown ...

Improving the Open Source user experience 1

However, there’s one thing I always thought could be drastically improved in many open source projects: The User Experience. When I ask a not-so-techinal friend why they don’t use some open source project instead of commercial one many say that “it’s because ugly”. […] Designers are scared of developers. Developers speak a foreign language, they ...

IE9 & HTML5 3

Let me just list some of the stuff IE9 doesn’t support: Application Cache (offline) Web Workers (threads in JavaScript) HTML5 Forms (validation mechanism, CSS3 selectors) JavaScript Strict Mode ForeignObject (embed external content in SVG) SMIL Animations (SVG animations) File API WebGL (3D) CSS3 Transitions (for animations) CSS3 Text Shadow CSS3 Gradients CSS3 Border Image CSS3 ...

Remove all files but one with rm 1

Is there any way to remove all of the files in a directory except for one with a certain filename? For instance, if I had a directory containing the files file1, file2, and dontdelete. Would there be any way to quickly delete file1, and file2 and not dontdelete? I know that I could just do ...

Applying OTA update for Nexus S running on Gingerbread & Getting Back Root 4

Got my hands on the Nexus S recently, and so far I’m loving it. I’m still getting to know the OS better – and with it learning more about the different ROMs, installing them and flashing them (Side note: The speed at which custom kernels & ROMs get flashed is a serious shock especially if ...