Praveen's Blog

An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

Sun Microsystems yesterday (officially) announced about making Java platform free. Now Java is available under GNU GPLv2. This is one of the most revolutionary move made by Sun. Initially Sun was about to use CDDL for licensing the open source Java platform. But the choice of GPL is a great ...


I have just come across Google code search. I am not sure when this one is launched. This service is awesome. You can search for a code snippet and get the results from archived files, svn, cvs, etc. You also get the information about the programming language, license and more ...


Since yesterday, I am encountering some strange issues with my laptop. My desktop would go unresponsive all of a sudden. Nothing works after that and I have to force reboot using the power switch. I am seeing this problem with both Windows and Linux. I was almost sure that there ...


I have installed Ubuntu 6.10 beta today. After installing emacs21 and emacs-snapshot-gtk, I saw that the font faces are totally messed up. After some search on the Internet, I have found that they have changed the font path in edgy from /usr/share/X11/fonts to /usr/share/fonts ...


<praveen@aphrodite> (Fri Sep 29 21:11:28) [/store/ubuntu]
$ axel -a -n 64 http://us.releases.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu-6.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso
Initializing download: http://us.releases.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu-6.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso
File size: 716517376 bytes
Opening output file ubuntu-6.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso
Starting download

[ 73%] [0123456789 ...

For some reason, after upgrading to Wordpress 2 I face some problems with the comments count. Googling showed that there was some problem with the SpamKarma plugin. But I don't have SpamKarma installed. My comment count won't decrement if I delete some spam trackbacks through the admin interface ...


As we all know Gnome 2.16 is out. I always have a question after each Gnome release. When will it be available in Debian SID? This page helps you to track the status of Gnome 2.16 in Debian.


I always have an interest towards interview questions and puzzles, especially the programming ones. Here are some of the trivial C and C++ puzzles that I have come across. Please note that the solutions that I have given are tested, but no guarentee that they are the most efficient ones ...


Finally I have moved out of my old host canaca.com beacuse of all the difficulties I was facing with them. Even the IP address of my hosting server was blacklisted and they were not ready to do anything about it. I got pissed off with thier service and finally ...


There is an official confirmation about the release date of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 a.k.a. "etch" in the Debian announcement list. It is going to be released in December 2006. That is going to be pretty quick compared with the previous release cycles. Take a look at ...