Indian Economy

This has gotten me finally ask the question All this time since my childhood, I grew up reading, hearing and watching that the core economy of India is Agriculture. And that it needs the highest bracket in the budgets of the country. It still applies today. Every budget has special waivers for the agriculture sector, typically in hundreds of thousands of crores in India Rupees. The most recent to mention is INR 27420 Crores waived off for just a single state (Uttar Pradesh), as was promised by the winning party during their campaign. [Read More]

Fixing Hardware Bugs

Bugs can be annoying. Especially the ones that crash or hang and do not have a root cause. A good example of such annoyance can be kernel bugs, where a faulty hardware/device driver hinders the kernel’s suspend/resume process. Because, as a user, while in the middle of your work, you suspend your machine hoping to resume your work, back when at your destination. But, during suspend, or during resume, randomly the bug triggers leaving you with no choice but a hardware reset. [Read More]

Google Take Action - Encryption

So I got an email yesterday from Google’s Jess Hemerly, talking about how they care about encryption To quote a small snippet of the email: We use locks to keep our homes and our possessions safe offline. But how can we protect our digital things, like photos on a smartphone or email traveling across the web? **[The answer is encryption.](https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/page/m/1439db80/19cdc98/22666ed/3ed584ff/875135400/VEsE/ "http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efacebook%2Ecom%2FGoogleTakeAction%2Fvideos%2Fvb%2E924932914232399%2F939211039471253%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_source=google&utm_content=2+-+The+answer+is+encryption&utm_campaign=20150910encryption1pm&source=20150910encryption1pm")** To change, it has to start from home. That means, add encryption support to Gmail. [Read More]

Citizen

What is a Good Citizen? These are my observations in an urban city of a developing country. One unanimous comment that I often hear is Traffic. That that how bad it is, no rules, pathetic roads and so on…… The government is to blame for this unplanned growth that has been causing chaos. And then there ’s no effective system to raise, track and execute Tickets. All these might be very facts based arguments if thrown out in the wild. [Read More]

Icedove

My recent experience with Mozilla ThuderBird, IceDove. With KDE 4.x, the KDE team took a radical step of ripping apart most of the stuff and rethinking many of the designs. Quite a bold move. Many people appreciated KDE’s efforts to start afresh while others moved away from KDE. For some reasons, I decided to stick to KDE. Maybe it was because of the awesome flexibility KDE provided provides to customize the DE to one’s personal taste. [Read More]

Fuck you Sony!

First you go unethical by forcing users (stating security concerns) to upgrade to a newer firmware. And then, you don’t even do a good QA on the firmware you release. It clearly looks you were in a hurry to strip off the “Other OS” feature.

I lost all my gameplay in the firmware upgrade.

The 'F' Word

The blog entry is about the F word. What the fuck? You don’t know what the F word is. Sigh!!! Mea Culpa! Not your fault. It is quite offensive, no? More offensive than BC, MC, BsdK, LkB ?These are some of the usual terms used in our local derived languages in all its locally derived richness. The word Fuck, many times, either from people with authority (HR) or the receiver, is termed and reacted to as a very offensive term. [Read More]

Evolution Newsgroup UI

I’ve been using KDE for a while now, probably 9yrs. I’ve also been an early adopter of KDE 4.x. While KDE 4 is still far way behind in proving its worth of the radical core changes it made (take for example: Nepomuk, Strigi, Phonon, Decibel - I still wonder when they are going to be ready for the user), I still find KDE apps far far ahead of GNOME. Probably, many would disagree. [Read More]

Random Thoughts.....

Sometimes things can be so interesting. Yesterday midnight, after my colleague finished dinner from my place, immediately called me back that he was: * Hit by an Auto-wallah And * The Auto-wallah was drunk * Didn’t have any identification in the auto. * Instread was demanding money from my colleague. So trying to sort out matters we moved to the near by police station and let the police-Gentle-man know that he was hit by a drunk auto-wallah. [Read More]

World Class Company, Third Class Ethics

World Class Company - Third Class Ethics Well!! After almost around 3 months after my exit from my previous employer ( Dell R &D Center, Bangalore - India), I’ve now had some time to rant about the experiences I had. Hereforth, unless explicitly mentioned, When Dell is quoted, I mean as **Dell R &D Center, Bangalore - India, **and not any other Dell facility because it is not fair for me to comment about the other centers since I ’ve not worked there. [Read More]