Tag Archives: software

Initial Mac Workflow

I have been using a borrowed Macbook (13″, mid-2010 model running Lion) for a week now. It’s a great little machine — gives me around 6 hours of battery life, is fast, and has an instant sleep/wake cycle. I love it! It took me a while to get used to OS X, though. I find […]

New do.

The latest version of Gnome Do rocks! A big thanks to all involved in development.


I bought a 500Gb external hard drive recently—and for some time had been using flyback to backup my home folder there. I used to take a weekly backup, but after time, I stopped being so regular. It has been months now since I last took a backup, so I decided to start afresh. This time, […]

Too many Twitter SMSes on your phone?

If you’re using Linux, install Wammu (sudo aptitude install wammu for Ubuntu). If you’re not using Linux, stop reading. Connect your phone to Wammu (I did it via Bluetooth). Retrieve all your SMSes. Sort by number. Select all SMSes sent from Twitter, right-click and select the ‘Delete Selected’ option. Congratulations, your phone’s inbox is tweet-free […]


GNOME Do is my favourite Ubuntu app right now. I have always felt jealous that Linux users didn’t have anything as good as Quicksilver for Mac; well, now we do 1. I’ve been meaning to write about GNOME Do for a month now, but could never describe it properly. It’s best understood when seen, so […]


There was an update for Alexandre Vassalotti’s Pretty Emacs package a couple of days back. We now have MultiTTY support! This rocks.

Random Ubuntu Tip of the Day—Multisync

Multisync is a nifty little tool that lets me synchronize my Sony Ericsson phone with Evolution on my laptop. Every time my laptop starts up, my contacts and calendar items get automatically backed-up to it. My phone’s calendar is my primary reminder system—I have a terrible memory, so I just put anything I have to […]

Distracted, much.

Lately I’ve been distracted a lot. I use a couple of computers simultaneously at work—my laptop and the office desktop. It’s wonderful, and it’s distracting. The mail client runs on one machine, the browser on another. I lose track of what’s happening where. Synergy is wonderful, but I now that I’ve got a taste for […]

Google Labs India

Google mentioned that they’re going to unveil a ‘gift’ for it’s Indian users—I was hoping it would turn out to be an Indian version of Google Finance but it seems to be Google Labs India, which is an India-centric version of Google Labs. They have released an Indic (Hindi) Transliteration tool, which is the same […]


Transliteration is Blogger’s cool new feature. Just amazing. What it does is simple: you type in Hindi stuff phonetically in English, and it converts it into proper Devanāgarī characters. So, by typing in ‘Ankit’ into Blogger’s post page, I get ‘अंकित’. On the fly. Simply too cool. Writing in anything other than English is too […]