Monthly Archives: April 2007


This game is super addictive! Click on the image to play: It is a total time sink so be warned. :mrgreen: [tags]games, flash, baloons, monkey, flash game[/tags]

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Zombie Survival Plan

Do you have one? If not, you should start planning. I posted about this before, but I think it’s time to bring it back up again. Previously I advocated fortifying in some well protected building with food supply. Since then … Continue reading

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Jade Empire: Special Edition

I’ve been playing this game for some time now, so I figured that it’s time to write a short review. I picked this game up because Shamus Young was raving about it on the Twenty Sided blog. He usually has … Continue reading

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My First Adsense Check

Wohoo! I just got my first adsense check in the mail. It’s a free $120. :mrgreen: With what I pay for hosting this site, this check will almost cover the whole past year, not including the domain name registration fees. … Continue reading

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Posting Twitter Updates using Java

As you may or may not know, I’m working on a Java based Twitter client recently. Sending and getting data from Twitter is really, really simple. Here is how to do it in Java. Let’s assume that we are trying … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails doesn’t Scale Well

Ruby is a really great language with some awesome features, and Rails make it even better. But it appears that it does not scale well yet. Twitter is a great example of using RoR to run a website with millions … Continue reading

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Need a Project

Now that my thesis is done, I feel that my procrastination skills might get bit rusty. Or even worse, I might start using them at work. Oh wait, never mind – I already do that. Either way, I need more … Continue reading

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WTF Video Clip of the Week

Alright… Anyone knows what the fuck is going on here? What is this movie? WTF is with the little blue smurf dudes with machine guns? Anyone can recognize the language they are speaking in, or were they just mumbling intelligibly … Continue reading

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Thesis Defense: Final Update

By this time of the day I’m getting tired of talking about it. But let me do this again for the sake of completion. Next time someone asks me, I can just refer them to this post and not have … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the Day

Yep, the defense is tomorrow: Wish me luck! [tags]thesis, masters thesis, ms thesis, thesis defense, defense[/tags]

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Convert PS and EPS images to JPEG

The reason why I post stuff like this here is twofold. Firstly (is that even a word?), I forget. Chances are that in 3 months I will need this shit again, and won’t remember the exact syntax, or the name … Continue reading

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Thesis Status Update

Just a quick update before I call it a night. I finalized my thesis paper on Thursday and sent it to the committee. In it’s final version the paper was 105 pages long. That and a little over 6000 lines … Continue reading

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The Harderst Super Mario Level

This guy just cracked me up. The commentary in the background is priceless: Btw, I think whoever designed world was on crack! WTF. I give this guy mad props for persistence. I would have given up 5 minutes into the … Continue reading

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Convert JPG and PNG to EPS on Windows

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who are always on the lookout for the nifty tools that will convert the xyz image format to Encapsulated Postscript (eps) and those who have no clue what Encapsulated … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

I entered the crunch time for my thesis work. If postings are scarce here over the next few days, it’s because I’m loosing sleep, putting final touches on the thing and generally and freaking out. I’m defending on the 24th. … Continue reading

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Don’t go all Jack Thompson on Virginia Tech

The first person who tries to tie Virginia Tech shooting to violent video games, movies or music is a despicable publicity whore. Anyone willing to exploit this tragedy for media face time, or use it to support their agenda to … Continue reading

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Gravatar Support

I added Gravatar support to this site. If you don’t have a gravatar account, go sign up. You give them your email, and upload an image. Nice part is that this pic will not only display here but on every … Continue reading

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The Great Small Flood of 2007

If you are following me on Twitter you probably know this already. If not let me tel you – I got flooded. Not much mind you, but only because 6 people were working on stopping the watter, and carrying buckets … Continue reading

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Disable the Send To Context Menu in Windows

One of the most annoying context menus in Windows is the stupid Send To menu which lets you send the clicked file to various programs, or special folders. Personally I never use it. Some of you may find it extremely … Continue reading

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LaTex: Fixing Wrong Figure Numbers

What I tell you right now may save you hours of extensive debugging, cursing under your breath, commenting out custom code dealing with figure layout and much frustration. Whenever you use figures, always (and I mean ALWAYS EVER FOREVER ALWAYS) … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Madhouse Central

Do you nod in agreement during conference calls? This is something I noticed today. I was sitting in at a table in a conference room along with bunch of other people listening wand watching a live demo of an online … Continue reading

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Name that Movie or TV Show

There are screenshots from 21 different movies and/or TV shows in the image below. If you can name them all you win the internet. Note that the #20 and #21 are out of sequence – I just squeezed them towards … Continue reading

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I joined Plazes. It is a nifty social Web 2.0 site that tracks your movements and puts them on a map. Essentially you either use their official client or a small python script, that sends them the MAC of your … Continue reading

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If you are not on Twitter, or if you are not following any of the top 10 people on the twitterholic list you probably haven’t heard about Jaiku. A good part of twitts in the past week dealt with bashing … Continue reading

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This confession tweet cracked me up: via confession God damn it dude! Me too! There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief. :mrgreen: (BSG fans will get the reference, the rest of you can just move along) Btw, Confession … Continue reading

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