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Wp for Android…

It was about 4 months back I commenced and then gave up my search for an admin app for Wp blogs. Finally its here.. WordPress for Android 2.0. Amazing interface and works smoothly. Plus things like uploading videos and pictures are highlighted in main menu only. Makes sense considering the frequency of usage of both on mobile devices.
The biggest benifit that I feel it will have is that one doesn’t have to wait now to get to a computer for posting a blog. I have wanted to post things when I am travelling, brooding or just watching tv… as in right now. Though only time will tell how much I, or anyone, will use any of these features, but its good to have a choice at times when its required.
Anyway, I’m done with this post. Guess posting from phone doesn’t require that much effort.
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Reminiscence – 2

The title itself should give you an idea that the only change happening on this site for almost 2 months now is updates going on in twitter and last.fm section. Right now I feel like writing about a dozen posts and when I did sit down to write, I had one particular thing in mind, but I figured it was better to make this post as the next-in-series of the reminiscence’s.

So its been quite-some-busy last two months with events after events happening- mostly, all good. Went for a long vacation, saw the first Indian F1 GP, released the new version of my app, bagged a new job, shifted to a new place and finally moved in an awesome place. All that took the time I used to spend adding content here and scouring for more content to experiment with and THEN add it here. Guess that’s expected when there is so much on the plate. There are many stories to share and experiences to narrate that will follow. Specially in the tech section, you can expect a LOT of posts in the week to come. Yes, that’s due to me working on something totally different from what I was … Read the rest

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xkcd-664 (Academia vs. Business)

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Google and Skynet

Well first of all, those of you who don’t know what Skynet is, should first get  your fundamentals cleared up before you read the next line. For those who have made it this far without violating the rule stated in line 1, I congratulate you on being a part of a group that holds greatest of regards for one of the best movies ever – Terminator. Well, personally, I won’t go so far as to  include the later releases of the series to the clique.

Anyway, it was while travelling a couple of days back a thought stuck me as particularly intriguing one. Actually it was after I read about the upcoming launch of Google Drive, the search giant’s new cloud based storage service, which, as can be easily predicted, will make our lives easier in one more way. Not that there are no such services like this already present, but its not too much to expect something unexpectedly awesome from Google that will simple eliminate the competition, maybe incrementally, if not in one big swoop. Coming back to the point, what I started looking for was the number of the places where this company does NOT have its … Read the rest

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xkcd-626 (Newton and Leibniz)

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D3vf3st and more

A great weekend after a long time. Well, call it weird but my definition of ‘great’ here does include spending full Saturday on google devfest(D3vf3st, as they decided to call it) and then the  night on a party whose duration overlapped with the wee hours.

The dev-fest was something I was looking forward to intently since the very moment I received the confirmation mail, which was about a couple of weeks back. The conference was divided into sections ranging from Android, Google Apps, HTML5, Chrome, GAE aspects and few more. As for me, I was primarily interested in Android and GAE. After the keynote lecture on UI patterns of HoneyComb and some amazing features(read powers) of HTML5, the lectures began.

The first one was on the Android Market by Tony Chan who delved into the factors that can make or break an application in the Market and what are the various tools developers can utilize to get maximum benefits out of their application. Since I already have deployed an application on the market (:smug smirk), I knew about most of the stuff being talked about. But at the same time, there were many tips he suggested that one should pay … Read the rest

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16-09-11

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~demon/issues/feb_18_1998/kickass/kickass.html

http://parents.berkeley.edu/jokes/gray.html

http://www.threadless.com/submission/170537/Vegan_Zombie

http://i.imgur.com/uVCM4.jpg

http://laacz.lv/f/img/weather_reporting_tool.jpg

http://www.funnyordie.com/slideshows/bd680bfb87/meme-hall-of-fame-the-best-examples-of-bachelor-frog#slide1

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xkcd-198 (Perspective)

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Java Interview Questions – II

This is in continuation of my first post HERE about the java interview questions I have come across.

1. What are Threads in JAVA and in what ways we can create them?

A. A Thread is defined as an independent path of execution in a program. A program in java can have many threads running concurrently, either synchronously or asynchronously. The threads are defined by java.lang.Thread class. There are two ways of creating a thread.de

a. Extend Thread class : In this method, the user defined class extends ‘Thread’ class and override ‘run()’ method in it.The ‘start()’ method is inherited from the Thread class and is invoked on the object of the user defined class to make the thread start executing.

class MyClass extends Thread{

       MyClass() {}
       public void run(){
             System.out.println("Thread initiated...");
       }

       public static void main(String[] args){
             MyClass obj = new MyClass();
             obj.start();
       }
}

b. Implement Runnable Interface: In this method, the user defined class implements the ‘Runnable’ interface and implement ‘run()’ method in it.  An object of the ‘Thread’ class is created by passing a Runnable object as an argument to the Thread constructor. The Thread object will then have a Runnable object that implements ‘run()’ … Read the rest

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Time (mis)management

By the end of this weekend, one questions looms morbidly over my sorry mental state. Will I ever be able to make a schedule or time sheet that I will be able to adhere to, or is the whole concept of proper time management immensely overrated and it eventually comes down to how less one can mis-manage their time. After having tried time and again to set a routine and following it, I have, for myself, come to terms with the fact that I am not comfortable with defining everything by a deadline. There surely the professional commitments that I, obviously, try my best to deliver on or  before the deadline but here I am talking about jotting down the whole schedule, lets say, for a week which includes everything from the time to be spent in morning workout, breakfast, work schedule, pursuing hobby to the time spent with friends and family. Even after figuring out a schedule that encompassed everything I had on the agenda, at least on paper, I couldn’t follow it for certain of things.

For example, I couldn’t ‘fix’ a time at which I had to read a novel, play guitar or watch another episode of … Read the rest

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