Archive for the 'General' Category

Digital reading

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I haven’t written here in quite a while and was going to keep it that way, but an interesting post caught my eye today about eBook readers. I started writing a comment and as it often happens, discovered I had way too much to say. Hope I won’t bore you to tears.
I’ve been a  long [...]

Solution for Edimax router BR-6204WG being slow

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

This message is for anybody who has recently bought the aforementioned router and is experiencing a slow connection and many timeouts. This affects the routers that have the 1.57 version of the firmware installed.
To check the firmware version, go to (that’s the IP of the router in its default configuration) and click Status Info [...]

What "gooli" really means

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Apparently the nick name I’ve been called since my first week at the army has different meanings in different languages. And some are not so pleasant :)
Sarah Siegel writes:
“Channa, I don’t want to forget to ask you for a word today. How do you say, ‘Bull’ in Kannada?”“Gooli, Ma’am.”

And the urban dictionary says:

Noun:1. Private parts2. [...]

Spleet – organize your wide screen desktop

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

A couple of weeks ago Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror wrote about the paradox of large displays. He mentioned two tools that helped him manage the overlapped windows on his giant monitors, WinSplit Revolution and GridMove. I tried both and neither had the feature I wanted most – splitters I could drag to resize the [...]

A wireless pen

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

This thing looks interesting. It’s a mouse replacement shaped like a small ballpoint pen. Well, no, that’s not exactly right – it is a pen. Imagine drawing on a piece of paper and having the result display on the computer screen or project to your audience..
I want one.
(via AskDaveTaylor)

Amazing roboting technology

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

This is absolutely amazing. I had no idea that robots have advanced so far. A bit scary though.