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Resurrecting a 2008 Macbook.. with Ubuntu

There couldn’t be a better way of celebrating Easter, than bringing back to life an ageing 2008 Macbook whose WiFi chip blew the second time since I took it second hand from my brother in law. The device would also not get further OS updates since Apple would want to push you to meaner and […]

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WordCamp Kochi – My first experience as a WordCamp Speaker

I am out of words to express the joy of my first experience as an approved WordCamp speaker. The talk itself, the hospitality and camaraderie within the community, all of it and more was truly heart warming! My first WordCamp as an attendee was WordCamp Pune 2017 which was incidentally in the same month when i […]

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Micromax Ignite LPQ61408W – First hand review of slim and light laptop

I have been an ardent ‘collector’ of laptops. If you dont know what i mean, my friends and kin will tell you more about it. I was looking for a light and slim laptop, since the older ones were taking toll on my back while travelling. While i was waiting for a good second hand […]

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Camcorder to high res webcam in simple steps – using TV Tuner

A couple of years back i bought a Sony HandyCam and was hoping to use it as a webcam for an annual webcast of  Ganesh festival celebrated at my home. The usual webcams designed for desktop use, are sloppy when it comes to webcasting a larger space. The handycam as a webcam, not only gives […]

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Google’s bite of an Apple – Is Eden getting closer?

I am a voracious user of Google services and a big fan of most of them. One of my early online hobby used to be discover all that’s listed under the “more” option of the Google header, one service at a time. In the recent span of time, Google+ has been creating waves (sorry not […]

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UIDo or UIDont – Concerns on Aadhar

Yet another Card – a wildcard or a joker? Government after government, citizens have been bombarded with a new series of cards. All these cards in the past had a similar proposition – being able to serve as a one point identity. We had ration cards, voters cards (where we looked like goons, to match […]

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Google Chrome Full page ad – Browser Wars – Now at a desktop near you

Everybody loves watching Google and her moves, with the curiosity of watching Magician Pasha with his hand in the top hat. Presto! and we have here today — Google Chrome Full Page color ads in leading Indian Dailies… Blogs, Tweet-o-sphere, and all modes of communication is abuzz with the question… What made Google, the largest […]

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I got Mac

No. I am not talking about McDonald Burger and Fries.And I ain’t talking about a rubber raincoat invented by Charles Mackintosh. My wildest dream finally came true with the arrival of a MacBook. It was a dream indeed since i couldn’t afford the price of it and would simply stare and fantasize at the ads […]

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Ubuntu 9.01: Jaunting with the Jackalope

Disclaimer to linux gurus and open source experts: You may find this article too noobish My first tryst with Ubuntu, one of the most popular flavours of Linux operating system, was about a year back based on the recommedation of my brother-in-law. For the uninitiated, Ubuntu is a 100% free, operating system that is much […]

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My Gadgets- episode 1 – HTC 3400i

2008-09 happened to be quite a gadgeted year for me. Not that i went on a buying spree of some of the most expensive flaunty devices around, rather settled for some devices that had genuine utility. Some of my real gadget freak friends would dispose these as cheap as compared to the “deeply desirables” in […]