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? 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 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 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 ...

Gentoo Installation Screencast - ep 1 As a FOSS enthusiast and a penguin lover I thought of writing more on Linux. For a Linux beginner I would say just use Ubuntu and have some practice with basic idea. But, if you really want to dig deeper, Ubuntu is not the one. For that purpose, to get our hands dirty, what our lecturers ...

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