First blog post

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Four Food Blogs to Follow Now

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From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective is a collaborative blog dedicated to “reinvigorating the delicious lost art of dinner parties.” The DPC features ...

New Themes: Baskerville and Edda

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Happy Theme Thursday! Today I’m excited to introduce two new free themes to our collection. Baskerville Baskerville was designed by Anders Norén, and it displays writing, photos, and videos in a dynamic, grid-based layout. It features unique layouts for different post formats, to make different kinds of content pop. Baskerville’s design adapts to any screen size, big or small, so ...

New Theme: Lyretail

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Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like ...

New Themes: Hew and Sobe

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Hew is a personal-blogging theme with a distinct identity and a bright splash of colour. Share your thoughts and experiences with readers while connecting through prominently placed social media links. Hew Designed by yours truly, Hew puts your content in the spotlight. With its single column and bold typography, Hew offers a pleasant reading experience across all devices — no matter whether your ...

Time to say Goodbye

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Yes, time has come to say goodbye to this blog, it is indeed sad since I  had been writing in this blog for three years and I decided that the time has come for me to write my last post. A special appreciation for those who read, subscribed and commented my blog as it was their enthusiasm that inspired me to write more. ...

Buddhism in Africa – Uganda Buddhist Centre

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Most of our Maha Sangha are highly enthusiastic about visiting the West and the American Continent to spread the teachings of Lord Buddha, while neglecting a comparatively larger continent like Africa. It was at this time that I came across the Uganda Buddhist Centre, one of the first Buddhist institutions in Africa and Bhante Buddharakkita, the only African Buddhist monk that I have ...

Garbage in Colombo

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Three years ago I posted an article about the Sewage System in Colombo (Click here to read it), which has become a major hassle in the country, today it is replaced by its counterpart which is none other than Garbage. Initially Garbage in Colombo was dumped to a place in Bloemendal Road in Colombo, the pile of garbage was so huge that it could be seen through ...

Trial and Error – Lessons learnt from a Game Engine

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Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember and Involve me and I learn. I can’t exactly remember who said this but the World Wide Web says that it is Benjamin Franklin (so I accept it); I realised that this was true after I was trying to build my first game using the Unity Game Engine. When ...

Help Systems – An effort of a technical writer

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How many of you take the effort to read the help files in Softwares? How many would bother to press the F1 key (Please excuse me for speaking the Microsoft Windows vocabulary) when you get stuck somewhere in the system? Do you know the effort spent by Technical Writers to craft a help system? The objective of a help system ...

Name – East and West

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Several Years ago when I visited the West I met a Bank Represtative Showed my name in a printed document “Just look at this name, Can anyone pronounce it, I thought mine was the longest” and her name was ‘Cassandra’ Last Year I visited the Grama Niladaree(Village\Town Government Officer) An important man with power, from my little Country in the East ...

Information Technology – Research Or Development

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Over 30 years of IITs, yet all it does is train some bright kids to work in Multinationals (pg:34, Five Point Someone (novel), Chetan Bhagat) There may not be dedicated institutes like IIT in this Island, but there are plenty of places that offer higher education related to Technology, yet the outcome of such institutes have helped to create a workforce for ...

Freelancing – Good or Bad

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After a lapse of one year,I decided to get back to blogging again. I was quite interested in looking into the Pros and Cons of permanent employment against Freelancing, since I was engaged with the former and got my hands wet with the latter I thought of writing my experience about Freelancing. Let me be honest there is good and bad in both ...

Man and his Mind

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Reality portrayed by the personality of a man Has lost his stamina to the size of a grain of sand But the unreal illusion that appears to be grand Osillates by itself like a pedestal fan Have we as humans lost our grandeur To a blind and an unforseen offender But the mighty man’s mind which is nevertheless tender Will start roaring one day ...

Steve Jobs – A Lesson for Sri Lankans

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Initially I thought that I should have written this a little earlier, however the Media has been very active about the demise of Steve Jobs, so I decided afterall that it is not too late to write this post. Nevertheless his absence will be felt not only among his peers but also his admirers around the globe The First time I ever ...

Refresh Yourself at Refresh Colombo

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  Are you an Individual Studying or Working in a field of study related to Computing or Technology ? Are you a Technology Enthusiast ? Then you should not miss ‘Refresh Colombo’ which is a monthly event that is been organised by a group of individuals from Cenango which has ...

A Thought for Vesak

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“(What I have taught) if you cling on to it, if you fondle it, if you treasure it, if you are attached to it, then you don’t understand it. The Teaching (Which I have taught) is similar to a raft, Which is to be used only to cross over and not for getting hold of “  (Lord Buddha – Majjima Nikaya) ...

Elizabeth Taylor’s Sri Lankan Film

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At a time when the whole world is condoling over the death of an actress of the yesteryear Elizabeth Taylor (fondly known as Liz Taylor), I thought of revealing a suprising news and this will be a welcome suprise for her fans and admirers in Sri Lanka. Elzabeth Taylor had come to Sri Lanka way back in 1950s and acted ...

Formal Education – All for One and One for All

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’All For One and One for All’ was a famous phrase in the French novel ‘Three Musketeers’ written by Alexander Dumas. In that novel this phrase was used by the above mentioned musketeers to express their unity before they went into any adventure. However where the Sri Lankan education is concerned the same phrase applies but in a different perspective, ...

The Glamour of a Sari and the Dilemma of a Sarong

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After a long pause I thought of discussing about a question that had struck my mind several days ago. In Sri Lanka a Sari is accepted as a glamorous piece of clothing worn in functions, offices and worn by ladies of all ethnic communities including certain foreigners. However I wonder if the Sarong was able receive the same reception as ...