Profanity in Eclipse Plugin! 6

I was trying to associate specific file type with PHP editor when I noticed some profane text in Eclipse! There is a content type called “s**t happens”, tied to .sql files. Can you believe it? See screenshot.  I traced it to DBEdit plugin. I like humor in code, but I am strongly against profanity, even ...

Let It Snow! v1.0 for Android Phones 1

v1.0 Do you live near the Tropics and wish you had snow? or live in the Northern hemisphere and had enough of it? Don’t worry, this application will let you enjoy falling snow within the comforts of your home on your Android powered phone. Let it Snow! is a fun Android application for the Christmas ...

Special Date – 09/09/09

When written in the form mm/dd/yy, we get only 12 such dates in a century! The odds of seeing such dates this century is 12/36525 = 0.033%. Also, the odds are so much skewed towards the earlier part of the century. Another interesting fact about last such date – On 08/08/08, the Chinese decided to ...

Robotic Spider and Jenga Fun! 2

Recently, Kevin’s uncle Selva bought him a remote controlled robotic spider from Dubai. Myself and Kevin immediately put it into action by having it negotiate a track made of Jenga blocks, and also knocking down Jenga towers! My task was to capture the action with my camera. Following are the results:

TV Equivalent of Nigerian Scam on GOD TV!

As I was channel flipping today morning, I caught this nut crack guy on GOD TV – he wears a toupee’ and thinks that God reveals everything in a special way for him. You know whom I’m talking about right? Now he was on a fund raiser, where he was talking about wealth transfers and ...

Interview with Sir Clive Sinclair

When I was studying in 9th/10th standard, ZX Spectrum was my object of desire. I used to buy whatever books on ZX Spectrum I could get hold of. Finally Dad bought me a similar Z-80 based home computer called Color Genie. The above is a spectacular interview with Sir Clive Sinclair, the man behind ZX ...

At JAX India 2007

We were at JAX India 2007 conference last week. It was a great experience to meet many like minded people under one roof! We had a booth representing our company, Impiger Technologies. The guys with me, Sai, Mahesh, Ashok, Umaima & Kamlesh were an enthusiatic bunch. We were busy throughout (well, for most part :)) ...

Writing and Running Plugin Unit Tests under Eclipse

Let’s say you are developing a bunch of Eclipse plugins, and you want to write some unit tests. I will show you how to develop them in this snippet. This is valid for Eclipse 3.2 and above. 1. As much as possible, try to write the unit tests in a separate plugin. Let us assume ...

BoxCloud – A New & Cool Way to Share Files

Boxcloud is a new way to share files with whom you know. You just have to drag and drop files on the contacts and they would be able to download it off the web, directly from your computer WITHOUT having to upload to a central server. It is definitely cool. It is free as well. ...