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Fun

What is wrong with me?

Click to enlarge and see if you can figure this out…

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Fun

Tropical Cyclone Nisha

Came across this last year while checking on Hyderabad’s weather in December. They actually named a tropical cyclone after my wife’s name !! 🙂 The cyclone went over the southern regions of India and has now settled in my life 😀

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Mac

Remove menu icons in Mac

I had a lingering networking related icon in the menu bar that I could find a way to get rid of. I tried looking at all the settings I could find in System Preferences to get hide the icon, but was unsuccessfuly. Finally after googling a bit, I came to know that it is infact […]

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Fun

This door is alarmed

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Miscellaneous

Connect to MS SQL Server using JDBC

The following example shows a java class that can be used to verify if you connection to MS SQL Server using JDBC is working properly. The following code establishes a connection to MS SQL server and then executes a query to print system tables. You need to get Microsoft’s JDBC drivers or jTDS JDBC drivers. […]

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Asides

My Friend’s Laptop

One of my friends is using a really messed up Dell Inspiron 8600 right now that should have actually been decommissioned ages ago… Almost the whole of left half of the screen is useless and it needs a support to hold up the screen while in use. Pictures below show what I am talking about:

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Fun

Triumph

Oh Shit !! Come on… you can make it… Yesssssssss !

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WWW

Removing tags from WordPress posts content

I have been using WordPress since version 1.x and back then there was no native support for tags in WordPress. Easiest thing to add tags to post was to use UTW or other plugins and because of my new found love for tags then, I started using WP-Tagerati and then moved on to Ultimate Tag […]

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Linux/Unix

VMware Player and Ubuntu 8.10 keyboard mapping issues

Yesterday I installed VMware Workstation 6.5 on my fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10. After powering on a Windows XP vm, I realized that I could not use the arrow keys properly. On hitting the left arrow key, start menu was being displayed and other arrow keys had similar issues. Also, using VMware player was completely […]

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Linux/Unix

Static IP address on Ubuntu 8.10

Last Friday I upgraded my install from Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on my office workstation and I noticed that I was unable to assign static IP to the machine. After reboot the netmask was getting messed up and reset to 22. Look at this bug for more info. So, I ditched the native […]