July, 2016

  • 8 July

    What worked for me : Ubuntu : Stop wireless if LAN detected

    Every now then I had to move my raspberry pi 3 between rooms. One of the room had router, therefore the Raspi3 was connected via LAN. The other, however was far away so wireless was required. I had my DHCP set with mac binding. This assigned same IP to my devices …

February, 2016

  • 20 February

    Humor Bytes

    C and C++ goes to a bar. C spilled his beer all over C++’s shirt. Outraged, C++ shouted, “Good god, man! Have you no class?” Why do software developers confuse Christmas and Halloween? Because OCT 31 == DEC 25 There are 10 kinda of people in this world, those who understand binary, and …

  • 20 February


    Find cheat sheets of most programming languages at this website. The website has a fantastic collection of cheat sheets for lot of languages. Moreover the entire collection is properly organized. On top of that they are interactive so that one is able to find and browse through the collection with …

  • 20 February


  • 7 February

    What worked for me : RPi 2 : Enabling Samba share

    Enabling samba share on RPi 2 – Ubuntu Mate posed some challenges. Below is what worked for me. Install Samba with UI sudo apt-get install samba samba-common python-glade2 system-config-samba Edit samba config file sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf Ensure domain is not set domain logons = yes domain master = yes Add …

  • 7 February

    What worked for me : RPi 2 : Ubuntu Mate : NTP issues

    So I started with Rpi 2 and installed Ubuntu Mate. All worked well during the installation. But then I noticed. The time did not sync. Set at Nov 21 2015 when that particular build was created.  I started my search at google and there were few instances reported for time sync …

September, 2015

  • 19 September

    What worked for me : Windows 7 update Error

    For long I kept on facing this peculiar issue where windows update would hang on while “Checking for updates”. And it would remain like that for ever. A look into the windowsupdatelog in%systemroot% folder revealed that checking for error failed due to error 0x80070057. Upon reading a lot of material I followed …

June, 2015

  • 5 June


  • 4 June

    Interesting – The Internet map

    Internet map is an interesting site.  The map of the Internet is a photo shot of the global network as of end of 2011 (however, baloons show actual statistics from Alexa). It encompasses over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. Information about more than 2 million links between …

  • 2 June

    How to destroy Programmer Productivity

    The following image about programmer productivity is making its rounds on the internet: I haven’t figured out the secret to being productive yet, largely because I have never been consistently productive. Sometimes I just can’t get anything done. Sure, I come into the office, putter around, check my email every …