[JIRA Administration] How Groovy scripting makes your life easy

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In my last blog post I insisted that everyone should learn how to code. If you are a JIRA administrator who would like to do some advanced sort of stuff, keep reading, you'll find out how a little bit of coding can help marvellously. I have a limited OOP background, in fact I've never been a Java programmer, so I ...

Save your day with JIRA AUI JavaScript Hacks

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I've been a JIRA administrator for more than four years with the hope that time would permit me to blog anything about JIRA. Finally here it has come to that - my first blog post on JIRA administration!So what I'm going to talk about today is how AUI JavaScript hacks can save a JIRA administrator's time and make his life ...

Blogging from Android

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This is going to be quite a short blog post. I bought an Android device. Well this is no big thing because it's been almost five years since the first release of Android. But I'm new to it. Still grabbing bits and pieces on how to use it. I've been using several mobile devices time to time over the past ...

Viral Apps on Facebook | Would you let them to use you?

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Recently I saw some videos spreading on Facebook. 'Spreading', in the sense that people watch and share. What so special with these videos was, their thumbnails had that "Youtube feel", but seemed bit different. Also, most of these had eye-catching titles (in Sinhala), and eye-catching thumbnails (For example, a girl changing her dress... ;-) ). I actually clicked on one ...

How to Make a HelmetCam Using Your Nokia Smartphone

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I have been a silent blogger for more than one year. It's actually one year and one month since I have published my last post on 10 January 2011. Things have changed a lot around me and now I'm not even using the Sony Ericsson phone mentioned in my last post! Two things happened in the last year... on February ...

Data Migration – From Access 2007 to MySQL

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Recently, I was assigned for a project that required one-way synchronization of data, from MS Access to MySQL. This was required to be fully automated to make the task executed once a day. It has already been implemented by someone else before, using PHP as the programming language, and SOAP protocol as the underlying technology. The implementation had several issues, ...

Rip GTA Vice City Radio Stations

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First of all, let me tell you why I'm afrer Vice City this much. I like the story, I' enthusiastic about the 80's style, I like the music, and many more reasons. I have played many other games, and I have played other releases of GTA as well but none of them were able to keep me addicted. Are you ...

K770i Camera Problem [ SOLVED ]

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I'm using a Sony Ericsson K770i for more than 1½ years. Since I'm a novice and hobbist photographer my choice was that cameraphone. Recently, the camera seemed to malfunction. When I open the lens cover, the screen switches between camera viewport and home screen repeatively. Sometimes it looked OK until I capture the scene. This behaviour made things more annoying. ...

Jaffna Tour (10/09/2010 to 12/09/2010)

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If you've read my last post you'll find that I had a trip to Jaffna. Yes, it was last month, but I had nothing to do other than waiting for my internet connection to be restored. Sad. :( Early in the last month, our ADSL router seemed not working properly. So we handed it over to claim warranty. This caused ...

K770i, Photography and Sorting Problem

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Hi fellas, after few days... I'm back again with some cool cool stuff. My internship is over... and now I look for new career opportunities. Anyhow, I was not so quick to apply for a new job like others did. After completing my internship, I wanted a 'free time' of just one or two ...

After BSOD -- Windows Se7en

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As most of my readers know my day-to-day desktop OS is Ubuntu (Linux). However I still use Windows (on VirtualBox) in certain cases, usually software testing. These days I'm involved in some work that involve 'eavesdropping' on COM port for nothing but පිටිපස්සේ අමාරුව. :P When I switch from seamless mode to windowed mode, the machine held itself. On the top ...

Be Aware of Social Engineering | Know Your Weaknesses

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Email account hacked? Somebody has accessed your personal email?? If you have experienced this before, surely this blog post will be useful. Today I'm writing this note for those who do not have much experience with the Internet and WWW. First of all, we'll follow up a small hypothetical case. Suppose I am a ...

Join Asia Pacific Telecenter Network!

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The Asia Pacific Telecentre Network web portal just got a new domain name, www.aptn.asia . Now you can find your regional telecenter network by entering easy URL, www.aptn.asia . Join today..! Discus, blog, share your ideas...

Is it a legit Facebook app?

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Hi folks, just a small story with four screenshots... If you use Facebook, you might have got game/application requests from your 'friends'. But, did you know that some of those requests are actually not made by your friend? He/she might even doesn't know. They just add the application, and then the application automatically sends requests to each friend. And you ...

Tangalle, Sri Lanka – 16/Feb/2010

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Hi folks, since I wrote my last post on a malware attack that I had to defend, still didn't find any interesting technological stuff to work on. So no blogging. :( Also, I was so busy with examination at UCSC,... ohh I hate cramming and re-writing stuff! :-S Anyway, there's a good news too. Our internships begin this semester. I ...

Attack and the Defence

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Hi dear readers! First of all, I WISH YOU A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR WITH LOT OF ACHIEVEMENTS, GLORY AND JOYNESS!! Anyway, 2012 is also approaching.. :D (just kidding) After a long long time, I've got an interesting problem to solve. I'm not an expert. I'm just writing my own way that I followed ...

Invoke Google's Web Search from Bash

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Nice ideas come in handy way :) ; invoke Google's web search from your Linux desktop shell! :-O Here's a small shell script that I wrote couple of minutes ago. Copy-paste it into a new file, save it inside /usr/bin as google. This works in GUI mode with firefox very well, but it doesn't work with lynx. I still could ...

MP3 Batch Transcoding with Linux

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Well, hello there; after some time... this one is about some small work I've done, that I think usful for other Linux users. I'm huge fan of music -- especially hard rock and thrash metal. I feel almost dead if I don't get a chance at least once a day, to listen to them. So ...

How I switched to Linux

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Hi all, after about a one month of silence, I've thought of a nice story to share with you readers. How I switched to Linux.... well, I feel it interesting.... don't know how you'll feel. Just read... you don't need to be a geek. :-) I live in Ambalangoda, 86 kilometers away from the capital of ...

Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala

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Howdy..! At last, I was lucky enough to receive my copy of the latest Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, from Canonical. I was silent over past few days because severe lightning ruined my laptop's power adapter. :( My laptop runs without a battery, and it's only power source is the AC adapter. However, I managed to make ...