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How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

The recent good development in my personal life is my intention of losing excess weight and did succeed to remarkable extent. I have lost 17 pounds in 3 months of time with some simple efforts. The period is from Jan-2010 to Apr-2010. I am listing down the activities which I did in these months of period.…

Tamil to English Dictionary from Google

Google offers Tamil to English and English to Tamil dictionary. Still this service is not much popular. The reason could be two things. One is the dictionary is not yet perfect enough to use. Another reason may be Tamil people’s expectation of getting translation service from Google, this aspiration could have dampened this tool’s popularity.…

Moblin 2.1 on Sony VAIO Laptop

Now a days I don’t spend time on downloading, installing and testing linux distributions since I am busy with other stuff. I often hear about Moblin distribution specialized for Netbooks. It has a unique User interface designed keeping in mind that Netbook screen estate is small and 16:9 aspect ratio. The hardware requirement is worth…

Built and ran Chromium OS on VirtualBox

Google’s intention to store the world’s data in its own server results in another linux variant which is called Chrome OS. It is based on Chromium Open Source OS actively developed by Google. Yesterday it was open sourced at very very premature level for communities contribution. Today I have successfully downloaded, built and installed Google…

My understanding of Google Wave

Recently I watched Google Wave key note address, which runs for 100 mins approx. It describes all the features in Google Wave product which has been released in Preview status. 1,00,000 users have been invited to test it. I am expecting my invitation. Before going through my understanding from this video, let me give snippet…

Rocking Bing decision engine

Come on guys, at last Google has fitting competitor, Microsoft. Microsoft’s Bing is really doing very well. At last Microsoft has come out with decent serarch engine (they call it is as decision engine), leaving the crappy MSN search / Live search.  I tested it for last couple of weeks. Here are my observations on…

Tamil Font support in Android?

What about the Tamil font support in Android? I just analyzed the stuff behind this. Tamil like any indic language needs complex script support, which is most important for complex characters in indian languages. This is provided by Pango library in linux systems. Most of the latest Linux desktop/server has Pango library installed by default.…

Google Android Screenshots

Here is the screenshot of Google Android mobile applications for your viewing pleasure.How idd I take screenshot in Mobile? It is simple, man. I had connected the mobile to my development system Ubuntu through USB cable. From Eclipse with Android plugin, it was able to detect my mobile. There was an option just above the…

Update Ubuntu with latest kernel

Ubuntu’s release cycle is 6 months. Though this seems to be aggressive cycle, it is not enough for someone who depends on bleeding edge kernel which may support some new hardware or damn smart feature. In this scenario you need to wait till next release of ubuntu, if you are not comfortable in downloading the…