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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Extending GNOME Nautilus File Manager

There's a very cool plug-in for nautilus: nautilus-actions.


It enables you to add custom nautilus menu items via simple scripts. To install this, you can run (for debian based OS):
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions


OR open Package Manager and install nautilus-actions package from your OS repository.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Orkut in Firefox Derivatives

People with Debian based distributions would find Firefox rebranded as IceWeasel. Also some other browsers have been based on Firefox and have their own "User Agent" Name. 

The User Agent Name is a name that distinguishes between browsers. This identification is required by Web Servers to handle requests from specific browsers, especially since all browsers do not handle Web Elements the same way.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Microsoft Seminar at GCECT

Microsoft Student Partners organised a seminar at our college on 12th December, 2010 from 12 Noon to 3 pm. It was a interactive session with around 50 participants on Microsoft technologies that empower students. The topics ranged from .NET, Visual Studio to Silver-Light.


I found the MSPs to be very unbiased and did not go the usual way of proving how .NET is better than Java. They weighed the pros and cons of both technologies. They even recognized Linux to on a firm ground when I was pretty sure they would bash it. Which they did not.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Losing out

It was tech fest time yet again... with RCC-IIT and A.O.T. organizing their Annual technical festvals a few days ago.


The RCC Fest was a disaster. Reminds me of Heritage a couple of years back. The questions were not meant to be solved! (I can't figure why they pose questions that cannot be solved within the given time) The time was 45 minutes and we were supposed to do a modified DFS and a travelling salesman problem. However the DFS was easily solvable in the given time but apparently no-one could (and that included me)! Fall from grace? Hmm... maybe.