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Paypal Integration: IPN’s notify_url Not Being Called

By • May 10th, 2009

I am working on a mini shopping cart plugin for WordPress with Paypal integration. Its been a while since I worked with paypal – so I ran into trouble. I have a couple of sandbox accounts – and the payment goes through without any visible issues. But the IPN’s notify_url was not being called no matter what I did.



BarCamp Kerala 5 on 3rd May at Technopark

By • Apr 20th, 2009

Its BarCamp time again in Kerala. The venue this time is Technopark campus(Trivandrum) – and the date is 3rd of May 2009. At the moment, we have 106 attendees and 16 sessions(includes one by yours truly).



Easier Way to Update Twitter Status: Address Bar

By • Feb 3rd, 2009

I have already created a script to update twitter(or tweet, or whatever) from the command line. For those who are not big fans of command line, there is another method to make tweeting easier – tweeting from the address bar



Nexty.org Launched

By • Jul 28th, 2008

Nexty is an easy to use To Do list manager created using GTD principles. The core idea behind this software is simplicity. I wanted to make a GTD tool that is the most easy to use. So far, I have released this two times – first when Nexty was created – and then when it was available as a online service. Now, I am giving Nexty its own domain.



Firefox 3 – World Record and Downed Servers

By • Jun 17th, 2008

As many others from around the web, I too am waiting for the latest iteration of the Firefox browser – Firefox 3. And again, like many others, I too am participating in the World Record attempt. Unfortunately, even though the release time is upon us, I cannot download the software – because their server is […]



Alertle Launched

By • Feb 10th, 2008

I am one of the geeks behind Alertle. Its a web based RSS Reader. I am responsible for a good amount of the JavaScript areas of this app 🙂 Features Single Page Application The entire application is contained in a single page – everything is done through Ajax. I will not advice that you make […]



A Secret Source for Great Free Icons for your Desktop and Web Apps

By • Dec 5th, 2007

Desktop and Web application needs icons. Icons make the app more usable than an all-text application. If you are building a desktop application, your framework may provide some stock icons. But if you are making a web application, you will need external icons. I have seen a lot of pages that lists many icon sets… […]



Google Reader has Search!

By • Sep 6th, 2007

Finally – the feature I most wanted in Google Reader has been added. Its official people – Google Reader has search. I have no idea why they took so long to add this feature – its ironic that Google fails to provide the search option. Results Sorted by Date The main complaint I have about […]



CSS Templating System

By • Jun 11th, 2007

In Nexty I used CSS to create a inexpensive templating system. You can see it in action in the settings page of Nexty. Currently I use it only for changing the icon sets. But you can change the colors and the layout using this system. Before starting, I must say that CSS is not the […]



PHP Session issue in SourceForge Hosting

By • May 3rd, 2007

If you are using sourceforge to host your project, be careful when using the web hosting provided by them – it’s session handler for PHP is broken. I learned this the hard way when I tried to set up a demo for my latest project. Many other have found this problem as well. You you […]