My friend has passed his exams. After so much worry that he’ll have to miss most of the Summer holidays, it turns out everything’s rather fine. So we can go ahead with our little project (more to come later, maybe). Us international school students/foreign university students refer to the period between June/July and August/September as Summer. This is despite the ...

Making an App for WP7 I’ve been developing an app for Windows Phone 7. It’s an app for scoring cricket matches. I had the idea since last Summer when we played cricket and often had to make up random scores mid-game due to our forgetfulness. It took about a week to develop the app, and I’m quite happy with the result. My app is named ...

I hate it when people refer to the OS as “Windoze”. It’s even more pissing off that internet trolls are so lazy nowadays. The Verge seems to have the best trolls in terms of creativity these days; it’s a pleasure to read. They allow memes to be posted in the comments. So much win! I’ve been trying out Windows 8 ...

I just got my hands on one of those fresh new 20 rupee bank notes. This will be the lowest denominated bank note in Sri Lanka, since the 10 rupee note hasn’t got a revival with this batch of notes. This got me thinking about the legacy of the 10 rupee note. About thirty years ago, 10 rupees would buy ...

I have a friend who says that people who use pseudonyms to post on the internet are cowards, since they are too afraid to use their real names when expressing their thoughts. It can be deduced even by a 5 year old that I am therefore a coward myself. Would you agree? Around the internet I see so many online ...

The Egyptian protesters have won. Sort of. Mubarak has been pushed out of his chair as President of Egypt. The “pro-democracy” protesters have being working towards this for weeks now, and finally it has happened. It’s all tears of joy for them. However, another problem lies in the way. Now the military is in control of the country, which is ...

It takes a lot of brainpower to run a blog like this. You need to have a lot of ideas, and need to be able to express these ideas. You need to find a constant motivator to keep updating the blog. I should have been doing all that. I didn’t. Now I will try again. I started this blog in ...

General Election 2010. In fact, so general that around 1/3 of the country didn’t bother to turn up at the polls. The remaining 2/3 who did turn up almost made sure that the UPFA would reach its target complex majority of 2/3 (it’s better than the simple majority of 113 seats). But unfortunately (for them), the UPFA will not be ...

Once again, it’s your turn to select a new batch of rogues and cheats to run our country. Or should I say, ruin our country. But frankly, we have had universal franchise since the Donoughmore Commission (or was it Soulbury) about 70 years ago. Every election since then, somebody has complained that the to-be-winner was going to ruin the country. ...

With the British General Elections coming up in May this year, the two major parties there have been releasing posters to throw mud at each other, and occasionally at themselves. Bloggers have taken a great deal of interest in doctoring these photos, and now even the computer illiterate can doctor posters on their own, using online applications such as this ...

Indian Premier League for Me The IPL is the pride and joy of the BCCI and Lalit Modi. And also of SET Max, DLF, Karbonn Mobile and hundreds of other sponsors. It’s the ultimate money making scheme, utilizing cricket and harnessing the viewership of one billion Indians (at the very minimum) to attract sponsors. I too ...

Looks like Akon (real name: Allianz Bandaralage Acorn Thiam**) is not coming to Sri Lanka. But the show will go on without him, since there are other performers whose names I am not aware of. Akon will surely be missed, but at least the organizers don’t have to refund the tickets. I’m not sure if people will actually come for ...

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. This is a quote from the poem Invictus, by British poet William Ernest Henley. I am usually not a fan of poems, but I came across this one when watching the recently released film, Invictus.

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