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Android – Under the hood

Android is the Google’s open source Operating System designed for mobile devices. Apart from Google, most of the top players of mobile industries are behind Google developing this linux kernel based OS. What the project says about itself? Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack:…

Open source 3D Printing soon for layman

Today’s The Hindu report on IT Trends talks about 3D Printing. You can make 3D plastic objects at home as per your design. This printer makes you to capture the existing object like cell phone casing, boxes, plastic casing for fragile materials which are more common in households. Though this technology is used in Industry…

Windows CE 6.0 Kernel source opened

The Microsoft has released Windows CE 6.0 version yesterday. The most exciting feature for me is the share kernel source (Since I don’t do any active platform building nowadays, I don’t bother much about other features in this shiny new version. You may refer this link for more info on that. Why I consider open…

Cathedral and Bazaar – Quotes

Today I read the Cathedral and Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond. It has nice quotes especially for open source programmers but equally holds true for closed source programmers also. Here are the quotes: 1. Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch. 2. Good programmers know what to write. Great ones…

Request Access – Firefox Extension

Sometimes we encounter “Firewall – Access denied for the web site you requested!” message while surfing from a corporate network. Unfortunately, firewalls sometimes rate a good valid site as blacklisted site. In that case we use to request our system administrator to whitelist that site. This tool comes in handy for this purpose. Once you…