Indiblogger #indiblr meet!

2010-10-03 15:36:04 +0200

Finally am here, at Fortune Park JP Celestial, No.5/43, Race Course Road, Bangalore! Don't even bother looking that up on google maps! Am here, and I still can't find it on the maps correctly! I reached here mostly by instinct and a lil bit of past recollections! Will definitely post in the accurate coordinates after I am done through with it. One thing for sure, the wifi here is good, let me do a speedtest.net soon!

Coming more as the session progresses...

PS : I am an hour and a half late due to the location confusion...

Pics coming soon...

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ipv6

2010-09-30 22:46:54 +0200

Recently I ve been hearing a lot about ipv6. And rather I ve seen the crunch of ipv4 address in real life. And thats not the only reason why I want to forray into ipv6. Its like the hot thing am trying to get my hands on it right now.
So first and foremost I am trying to use ipv6 in my personal space. Maybe setup my home network on ipv6. And move my blog to a ipv6 host. I am looking for a ipv6 webhost service. The two options I ve found first hand are Hurricane Electric and a VPS provider - build your VPS .

Lets just say, this is the first in the series of upcoming posts about my forray into ipv6. Will keep updating things as and when they happen.
Things I want to do. -
1) Setup up my home network on a high speed wifi (802.11n router)
2) Have a public ipv6 hosted domain.

I guess its time to do what I love.

cheers!
Anshu Prateek

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Guzaarish - Official Trailer

2010-09-23 20:10:18 +0200

Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Looks fabulous. Looking forward to it!

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inoxmovies.com listed as malware site :!

2010-09-23 17:34:20 +0200

I just visited inoxmovies.com and found it to be listed as a malware site by google :!

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://inoxmovies.com/index.aspx

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for inoxmovies.com

What is the current listing status for inoxmovies.com?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 86 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 10 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-09-22, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-09-22.

Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including google-stat50.info/, nuttypiano.com/, google-stats50.info/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS21844 (THEPLANET).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, inoxmovies.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

* Return to the previous page.
* If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

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SublimeVideo HTML5 player test!

2010-09-19 23:28:39 +0200

I finally got my beta invite for the sublime video html5 video player. Lets see how this goes along. This is the first trial of this html5 video player by me :D


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IISc to start Under Graduate programs!

2010-08-26 12:34:21 +0200

The Indian Institute of Science, a leading institution of higher learning with a strong tradition of research for over a century, is opening its portals to undergraduate students by launching a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Programme. The programme is designed as a balanced blend of core science and interdisciplinary topics, to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in cutting-edge areas in science and technology. The graduates will also be ready for attractive career opportunities in academia and industry.

Major Disciplines Offered would be:

The inaugral batch will begin classes from August 2011 and graduate in June 2015.
Admission will be based on national exams like KVPY and other channels to be announced soon.
Eligibility: 12th standard or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as main subjects.
Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2011, till March 31, 2011.
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Ship or a raft?

2010-08-20 10:26:19 +0200

"I guess the moment you transform from a raft to a ship, the sailing becomes smooth, sometimes too smooth for those in it for the thrill."

This was a reply to my mail to one of my cousins. I was telling her how spending one year in Yahoo! has been a dream like. Almost everything the way you want it. However still something being amiss. The urgency, the pressure, the hand twisting is somehow amiss. And today I came across the blog of a five year old veteran of Yahoo!, who will be an ex-Yahoo! in another eight hours about his one year in Yahoo!

One of the lines from his post:

But I seem to crave for real work pressure. At the end of the day I just want to go home feeling happy that I made a difference.

And I can empathise with this condition. For me, that level of despair came in two steps. Despair is too strong a word in here but still.
The first one came in some three months after joining. It was too much like sunlab. For those who know me, you know what it means. The complete freedom to do whatever you want. Wrap up your work the way you want it, the way you like it.

And then, another six months down the lane, the realisation that I am getting too comfortable. There is absolutely no pain in here, no worries. But then, down the lane, it can't be good.

Yahoo! is too good a company. A dream to work with. It takes care of its employees the way your parents take care of you in college. You ve to work and yet you can have all the fun. See, how many students claim they managed to pass out of college without studying? Yet we know that they did study though maybe not to the full extent. They underperformed and yet graduated. Y! is a bit like that. Its resources are under-utilised. Unfortunately, the financial resources are a bit strained.

Maybe I am saying words I shouldn't. Lets see how things turn out few months down the lane.

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2012 - How much truth is in there?

2010-08-09 20:01:27 +0200

This post is just a conjunction of my thoughts, my beliefs. I don't know why but ever since I came to know about 2012 phenomenon, I ve been an astute believer in it. I am no believer in conspiracy theory. But somehow when I hear all the happenings around, and by that I mean mostly the actual natural disasters, some of which are man caused (the BP oil spill, the various disasters). The volcano erupting out of iceland. The flash floods. The rising temperatures. The floods in Europe.

I'll be posting more of my thoughts on this, all under the tag 2012.

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Yahoo! OpenHackDay 2010

2010-07-23 15:05:43 +0200

Finally I'll be attending the Yahoo! Open Hack Day 2010. I wanted to attend this event ever since my college days but unfortunately the dates always clashed with onething or the other :!

This time its being organised on July 24th and 25th, 2010.

And this time I'll be attending as an organiser. That means I can't participate as a hacker (well not eligible for prizes atleast :! )

hit http://openhackindia2010.pbworks.com/ for more details!

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Etherpad setup on Fedora 12 slicehost.

2010-07-16 19:34:25 +0200

I ve been trying to setup etherpad on my slicehost slice running fedora. I managed to get all the dependencies fulfilled yet it would fail compiling. (I let it run for 36+ hours and then did Ctrl+C when I realised its not really working.) Then I came across the newly released rpm for fedora 12:

http://sdz.fedorapeople.org/etherpad/

This still is buggy. For example,

[root@deltacore etherpad-0]# etherpad-rebuildjar.sh
/usr/bin/etherpad-rebuildjar.sh: line 32: ../infrastructure/bin/compilecache.sh: No such file or directory

Ofcourse, because the original script has just been moved to /usr/bin without even changing the source :!

Anyways, I just tried running the etherpad server and thats when I got my major roadblock :!

[root@deltacore etherpad-0]# etherpad-run-local.sh
Using config file: /etc/etherpad.localdev-default.properties
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap

So next, I am gonna run it on my private server with better memory and see how it works.

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