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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… [...]



BarCamp Kerala 2007

By • Nov 25th, 2007

Yesterday I went to the first Kerala BarCamp. It was held at Techno Park, Trivandrum. I had to travel 225 kilometers to attend it – and it was totally worth it! Sessions Open Social By Kenney Jacob About the new OpenSocial API provided by Google. The talk was concentrated on its application on Orkut – [...]



AGPL License

By • Nov 20th, 2007

AGPL or Affero General Public License Version is a new License released by FSF. This is aimed at Web Applications. The GNU GPL allows people to modify the software they receive, and share those modified versions with others, as long as they make source available to the recipients when they do so. However, a user [...]



Creating PDF in Ruby on Rails – PDF::Writer

By • Nov 12th, 2007

PDF::Writer is my choice for creating PDF files in Ruby on Rails. Its simple, easy to use, and has all the features I am looking for.



Case Sensitivity in URLs

By • Oct 17th, 2007

I am an open source guy – so naturally I prefer the flagship OSS software Apache to the proprietary Microsoft IIS. But there is one area where IIS does a better job than Apache – the case sensitivity of URLs.



Nexty, The Online Application

By • Sep 26th, 2007

I just released the latest version of Nexty – and to celebrate that, I am making Nexty an online application. That is, you can use Nexty from the web – without having to install it on your local system. Of course, Nexty code is available as well – you can download and install it locally [...]



Finally! Nexty 1.01.A Released

By • Sep 22nd, 2007

I have released Nexty 1.01.A. If you are a user of Nexty, I will recommend that you switch to the new version.



Seinfeld Calendar – Simple way to Force Yourself to Create Content Regularly

By • Sep 16th, 2007

I created an RSS aggregater for my site BinnyVA.com that aggregates the content from all my sites. The basic idea is to build a Seinfeld Calendar that will force me to continually publish posts – at least 1 per day. It is very simple to create – whole system is contained in the following files… [...]



LinDesk – Linux on the Desktop

By • Sep 1st, 2007

I have a new blog – LinDesk. LinDesk concentrates on the use of Linux on the Desktop. I am trying to keep it distro agnostic – but there is a slight leaning towards Fedora – as it is the distro I am using. Also, you might find a disproportionate amount of articles about KDE. Actually [...]



Between Web Application and Desktop Applications

By • Aug 26th, 2007

There is a distinct line between web application and desktop applications. But over the last few years, this line is becoming thinner. Due to faster internet connection and technologies like ajax, web applications are becoming much faster and more responsive. And, if you have a local web server installed, a ‘web’ application can become desktop [...]