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MeI'm a computer science undergraduate at BITS - Pilani Goa Campus.
On My Mind(Still) Being enlightened by Hal Abelson's, Jerry Sussman's and Julie Sussman's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Press, 1984; ISBN 0-262-01077-1); with Clojure!
In Utero: Alpha Testing
This might come out as insensitive and immature to those of you who’ve breezed through greater ordeals, but even the smallest triplet of losses in quick succession might have one running for spiritual solace.
A quick blow-by-blow:
- Internal hard-drive crash; managed to back up an image to my external hard-drive: May 19, 2011
- External hard-drive crash; no, I didn’t back this up: June 16, 2011
- Firefox crash; cleared my history, and didn’t restore the 23 tabs I had open: July 6, 2011
A tiny but significant moment of joy to Rijul and I: a Graphy creation published and live in an international journal, it’s nice to see someone finding Graphy useful enough for the tiny but essential task of drawing a complex graph to embed in a research paper.
For the uninitiated, it’s a nifty tool I’ve seen being used on Vista that lets you select an area of the screen to take a screenshot of, instead of the entire screen; and it’s been lying around on Gnome all this while! To try it out:
- System → Preferences → Keyboard Shortcuts → Add
- Name: Snipe
- Command: gnome-screenshot -ai
- Apply; then click on your new entry to configure a shortcut key
This binds your shortcut-key to the Gnome Screenshot tool, being started in the
-i(nteractive) mode. If you prefer seeing the sniping crosshairs directly instead of an interactive dialog, use
gnome-screenshot -a as the command instead.
If you’re reading this, you must be a Unity reject: the ones who upgraded to Natty and are now left in the cold after being told their hardware’s just too yesterday. If you’re beginning to miss your wobbly windows and other frills on Ubuntu Classic, give this quick hack a try:
Update: This is a bad idea if you’re counting on reliability. Free hosting is, after all, free. So expect frequent downtime of whatever you’re hosting!
Thank’s Rohit, for directing me to x10hosting; I know have unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space, and it’s, would you believe it, for free! Plus I’m running on a free .co.cc domain. Though there are the more than occasional account suspensions for stepping over the line (which includes trying to back up your entire WordPress blog), it’s the perfect way to try out setting up a server and your own domain before getting looted by some hosting provider. Give it a try yourself, or watch me play around at eyeshalfclosed.co.cc!