Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Our first serious day @ coderz_voip!!!

A pic from my "spy-cam" is worth a zillion... words!

Designing classes...

The lovely hosts & us...

Chimpz @ the actual brainstorming...

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

A beauty saves the day!

Free software is everyones lifeline!

Objective - To get my 6600 flashed & reloaded with latest firmware
Problem - My Phone book would have been lost!
Solution - Found this beautiful software... "Contact Transfer" Link... that does this job of exporting/importing/compressing contact list beautifully!

Highly recommended *****


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Forward files/mp3 recieved via bluetooth to others AND copy them to other locations in your MMC -- Nokia 6600

Hi all,
... a revolution is waiting for you, read on...

We all know that those files recieved via bluetooth in Nokia6600 (series 60) phones can :-

1. neither be forwarded via bluetooth
2. nor can be saved to other locations in the MMC.

The solutions which seemed very tricky in the begening, came out to be a "low dud", all you need is some right tools (all freeware) & some POM (Presence Of Mind)

1. FExplorer -- -- (freeware)
2. Forwarder -- -- (freeware)
3. Bluetooth connection or any other means to transfer these onto your mobile.

1. Install FExplorer & Forwarder
2. Recieve something via bluetooth so that it goes to your inbox
3. Check that you are not able to transfer it further as you dont get any option to send it via bluetooth or move it to a suitable gallery/folder in ur MMC


4. Run Forwarder and forward sis/mp3 files to another bluetooth device! (Problem (1) solved)
5. Click options > file properties
6. Try remembering the path it shows!
7. Close Forwarder & open FExplorer
8. Goto the path specified in step (6)
9. Cut & copy the mp3/sis file to any folder you like (even your gallery) (Problem (2) solved)
10. You can even send these files via Bluetooth as FExplorer supports bluetooth!

The inbuilt gallery manager (The Gallery in simple terms) will not show you the .sis & .mp3 extension files. So to send them via Bluetooth from "the gallery", rename them to any other extension. OR use FExplorer's bluetooth!

Nokia & Symbian made great efforts to hide these formats, preventing the people from sending these files via Bluetooth/Infrared... but remember... Nothing's Mission Impossible!!!

Make a permanent directory in your MMC & keep atleast these two installers (forwarder & fexplorer) files, so that you can always forward them & this knowledgebase to your friends!


Monday, December 20, 2004

God bless Bluetooth!

Its just so amazing...
...a piece of cake...

have your cake & eat it too!!!

Linux is Ultimate!!!

It took me just 15 minutes to configure a bluetooth connection on Linux!!! considering the fact that i have never ever used any USB/bluetooth devices in past...

experience the true freedom...
go Linu!!!


Monday, December 06, 2004

So Ironic...

Life seems so ironic these days...

I had all the time to go & get my Moku, no-one was willing to get me one. I could have spent hours & hours fiddling with it, recording things, syncing it with my PC, testing its Blue-tooth connectivity, frying my friends with jelousy... capturing "piddi" in a yet smaller "piddi" would have been so much fun!

I dont have even seconds to "scratch-my-head", the course content is just piling up like files in an MCD office, pressure is at peak, tension is high, wind is cold & above all my throat is so damm sour! AND now everybody is willing to get me my Moku... So IRONIC!!!

Anyways, i'm playing it safe... have decided to get it after tomorrow's exam, so that i can peacefully finish with my "Control Systems" exam (A BIG DINOSOUR). A CELL delayed can cause me no harm, but anything less than 50 in Controls *will* put back my career by "atleast" 6 months!

So... hoping, that DINOSOUR gets past my 3 hour exam without any tranqualizers :-D


Saturday, December 04, 2004

Thumbs up to Kalango Linux!

Good Work!

Almost everything works out of the box in this Linux. MP3/AVI/MPEG/RM/WMA/DAT, all file formats are supported. Has some preloaded stunning themes (xmms/kde) and is DEB based, so whatever it dosn't has can be apt-get in seconds (amazing piece of work by Debian guys!)

Though it has some libraries missing... but hey! you cant get everything in a 480 megs ISO :)

So "apt-get install missing" is an *apt* solution **grin**

I have decided to not go for MAJOR Linux distros (fedora/mandrake) in future. They, in order to cater large masses often miss out on latest (though unstable/testing) & day-2-day packages. BUT these kinda distros (Kalango Linux) proove much more focussed & updated!

So? any takers for this brazillian Linux...
gimme a buzz...


Friday, December 03, 2004

God Bless Yahoooo!

Today yahoo gave me 250 mb!!!
All i can say is... God Bless Yahooo!

happy mailing..

PS: Now who needs Gmail, which cant open in Konqueror (BTW, KDE3.4 will have Konqueror overcome this situation also... Konqueror will definitely give firefox a hard run for its money!)

Ghosh! I'm already feeling outdated!!!


The only BAD thing I about about Linux is that the moment you feel you are really up-to-date with Linux world... you actually fall behind 2 steps!
Just 2 days back, i installed "Kalango Linux" (kde3.3.1, gnome2.8.1) & was very excited to be a top-notch UPDATED Linux user (hehe). But today, while surfing kde-look, i read about KDE 3.4 (and KDE 4), which made me feel really really OUTDATED!!! says...
KDE 3.3.2 was tagged today, so we should see a new bug fix release of KDE in the first or second week of December. Earlier this past week, the plans for a KDE 3.4 release were also finalized. This will be the last major KDE 3 release before KDE 4. KDE 4 will make use of the Qt 4 library which promises to be quite a revolution for KDE and all Qt applications, but will break binary compatibility with previous releases....
Preview of KDE 3.4 / KDE

So until i can "apt-get kde4", i'll have to remain happy with Kde3.3.1...

Kde 3.4 features

Thursday, December 02, 2004

A picture is worth a thousand words!

My new Linux... Kalango Linux :)
Kde 3.3.1, Gnome 2.8.1, WindowMaker, Kernel 2.6.7, DEB package system, what more do you want???

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Moku's Future...

I guess, I will have to buy it myself, from my own "earned" money!
Some people kept on delaying it endlessly, so i junked their money/help! Now i'm thinking of getting it on my own.

So it will take a bit more time, but atleast i dont have to keep on BEGGING people!

PS: Ankit, i was banking on MOKU for my newer pic, infact lots of them! So guess whats the right word... WAIT...

Sunday, November 28, 2004

My WORST wishes for that car!!!

My WORST wishes with that car!
May this car never be successfull for us...


Tuesday, November 23, 2004

HaHa! This was to happen... Sooner or Later... HaHa!

I knew it!
This was to happen... :D

Windows XP update starts to weed out pirate keys --find it here--
MICROSOFT HAS started implementing features in upgrades to Windows XP which specifically prevent users of pirated keys from upgrading parts of the operating system.
What this means, for example, is that if you upgrade the Media Player to version 10, and you're using a pirated copy of XP, you'll lose functionality on your machine.

Guess what...?
Its a right time to start moving onto Linux :-D

Welcome Aboard...
Linux Zindaabaad

Monday, November 22, 2004

Okay! Okay! My new car is here!

Not much fuss about it... Its decently good looking, has posh interiors & all that what a 5.75L car shud have!

As i said naa... no fuss!

PS: Wishd, this post would have been for my Moku :((

Saturday, November 20, 2004

9 steps to Blue-Jacking...

(** Quoted from

The techniques behind bluejacking are simple, but vary slightly between mobile phone, PDA and PC manufacturers. The following describes the simplest way to Bluejack:

(1). Enable Bluetooth on your phone
(2). Name your phone so the person you bluejack knows who it is. Of course it can be anonymous or an unrelated name to yours if you prefer.
(3). Locate yourself in a place where other enabled device can be found. Interestingly this can include the tube as Bluetooth does not rely on network signals
(4). Create a new contact in your phone or PDA. Rather than writing a name in the name field type your message.
(5). Save the new contact (message)
(6). Select send via Bluetooth from the appropriate menu
(7). The phone/PDA/PC will search for enabled devices.
(8). A list of names will appear if you are in the vicinity of other enabled devices.
(9). Choose a name and send. It’s as simple as that!


Friday, November 19, 2004

BlueJacking... Hacking via Bluetooth!


Imagine this...
You go to a McDees, jam packed, whip out your Nokia6600, search for available "Open" Bluetooth devices & start sending them messages anonymously... without the recievers having the faintest idea that from where did this message came from!!!
(nop! they wont get ur mobile number!)

Yes! this is the future of hacking & mine to... :D has a very cool, in-depth article on this...

***Potential BlueJacking threats***
1) Confidential data can be obtained, anonymously, and without the owner's knowledge or consent, from some bluetooth enabled mobile phones
2) It has been found that the complete memory contents of some mobile phones can be accessed by a previously trusted ("paired") device
3) Access can be gained to the AT command set of the device, giving full access to the higher level commands and channels, such as data, voice and messaging.

Still not believe it...
( Quoted from )
"Ellie and I were just outside a shopping centre in town and she was searching for a victim near where we were sitting. She came up with a contact; some Nokia, I'm not sure which one. We found out a few minutes later that our victim (who showed an un-canny resemblance to Alan Ford) was sitting in Starbucks with his wife.

After they'd left Starbucks, we followed the couple all over town for about 30mins. He couldn't understand what was happening to him and was looking around all over the place for his bluejacker! We went up and down, around in circles, dodging his stare; quite literally, up in lifts, down on escalators!

He was talking with his wife (who also had her Nokia out), trying to work out how this ingenious trick had been played on him. The pair were asking around in the shopping centre, and even spoke to a security guard; we got a tad worried at this point! Up and down the streets we roamed when we finally could follow no more, when he walked off to his car.

It was a massive laugh and he was the perfect victim! I would definitely recommend bluejacking for a great day out!"

I've started BlueJacking even when i'm dying to lay my hands on my "Moku"... & u...?

BlueJack or get BlueJacked!!!

My Posession... My Obsession!

now what?

I have downloaded 191 Applications & 122 Themes for my yet to come "Moku"... hehe!
Have a look at yourself...

[19:09][root:/> 6600]$ pwd
[19:09][root:/> 6600]$ ls | wc -l
[19:09][root:/> 6600]$
[19:09][root:/> 6600]$ cd theme/
[19:09][root:/> theme]$ ls | wc -l
[19:09][root:/> theme]$

If this is not enough... my next step will be to make my Linux Box BLUETOOTH enabled. I will have to shell out atleast 1000 bucks for that (Bluetooth USB dongle + USB 2.0 port).

Once thats done, Sameer can surf from "Moku" while sitting on POT... using my Linux Box as an access point! hehe...

untill that happens...
therez only a POT, no surfing :-D


Thursday, November 18, 2004

Ghosh! Python on 6600... err... Moku!

This is awesome!!! People are even running Python on Series60 phones. I'm dying to get my hands on this little gizmo! Chk out for urself...

Python buffs click here!

Well, that would easily mean... churning out GNU stuff even when you are on move!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The meaner... The better...

Some of the screenshots of "to-be" "Moku", I collected from the www!
Does ur phone has that???

Monday, November 15, 2004

The Mean Machine... Moku

I finally got a YES for it!
What it? Obviously 6600 & i even got a name for it... "Moku" ... hehe.


Sunday, November 14, 2004

They still think it as a luxury...

Hi there!

As always, i'm planning a cell phone, against my parents wishes! They still think of it as a luxury, rather than a necessity.

I could do alot with a camera/video cell. You could find more lively pictures/videos here. We also never made a family album of ours. Whatever pics we have are either too ancient (even for me to recognise myself) or non-existant! I even want to do that. BUT still, thats a luxury for them, not a necessity! Can u imagine, no pic of piddi/snoopy!

I'm getting sick of my "plane-jane simple" Nokia 2100. I cant play around with it, cant go Wi-Fi with it, still have to live in that old "Shwet-Shyam" 5 line display, those old ring tones (no mp3/polyphonic stuff)!!!

The moment i'll get that 14-15k mark in my piggy-bank, i'll definately get one good cell!

That is a computer in itself... & still they think it as a luxury...!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2004

Nirulas SUCK a Big time!!!


Tonight, I went to Nirulas to have a ligh snack & I must tell you, Nirulas SUCK a big time, atleast the one where we went!!!

The person manning cash counter was a newbie (i wonder how such a big food chain employs such newbies for manning the cash counter). He was taking ages to finalize the orders!

The waiting time was... phew! a loooong time!

& finally, when we got our Burgers, Coke & French fries, they sucked too! Burgers were nothing but a bunch of bread loafs stuffed with potato, none of which were fried well. The french fries, which seemed to be atleast fried properly, were tasteless, without any salt! Not to mention the amount of French Fries... just for name... ha!

Coke was not chilled! & it was minus "fizz"!

I wonder if I will ever go to Nirulas again!

Nirulas SUCKS man!!!

Friday, November 12, 2004

Why Jains celebrate Diwali...

Shri Mahavir Swami
Originally uploaded by makuchaku.
Happy Diwali folks!

Ever wondered, why we Jains celebrate Diwali...
No! Its not because of homecoming of God RAM but some other reason!

Well... This day, back in history, Lord Mahawir Swami ji got "Kewal Gyan", ie, the knowledge of all three dimensions - Past, Present & Future. The very next day, his deciple, Lord Gautam Prabhu ji also got "Kewal Gyan".

Hence we Jains, celebrate this day by lighting diyas/candles & pray GOD to shower prosperity & happiness on us.

& yes, BTW, this gives us no reason to harm our Mother Nature by bursting crackers & polluting the environment!

So! Light up the day & be happy!
Happy Diwali to all!

PS: This day, we have khichdi as our dinner! The reason being that all day long we eat all sorts of junk food, & hence the Dinner should make up for the all the protiens lost during the day :-D

Only today's khichdi tastes yum!
rest... yukk! :-D

My SMS Bomber! phew!

After 2 hours of fiddling with BASH, i made this small script that sends 'n' number of SMS's to any (hopefully) network in India (atleast Hutch), that allows recieving SMS from WWW.

Networks covered...

Its a GPL app, so i'm officially releasing the source code here...


## Maku's SMS bomber
## Released under GPL

bold=`tput smso`
offbold=`tput rmso`

echo "${bold}"
echo -e " SMS Bomber "
echo "${offbold}"

echo -e "Enter 1st 4 digits of cell number: \c"
read num1
echo -e "Enter rest of digits of cell number: \c"
read num2
echo -e "Enter your name: \c"
read name
echo -e "Enter \"from Domain\" (example: \c"
read domain
echo -e "Enter your message (single line of text): \c"
read message
echo -e "How many times to send: \c"
read numBomb

echo -e "Bombing ${bold} $num1$num2 ${offbold},\c"
echo -e "$numBomb times from $name@$domain...\n"

while [ $numBomb -ne 0 ]
# Make this as a single line
curl -d "prefix=`echo $num1`&suffix=`echo $num2`&name=`echo $name`
&email=`echo $name`%40`echo $domain`&message=`echo $message`
cell/smsgateway.asp > /dev/null 2>&1
# Make this as a single line
# Sorry, i cant disclose that IP address! Security concerns!
# Figure it out yourself (google) & then use it!

echo "Sending SMS to $num1$num2 -- $numBomb"
numBomb=`echo $numBomb-1 | bc`

echo "${bold}"
echo -e " Thank you for using SMS Bomber "
echo "${offbold}"


Hehe, you cant SMSbomB me using this as IDEA does not allows reception of SMS's via WWW :-D


PS: I take no responsibility, what-so-ever for the usage of this code!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

#gnutech [at]

Originally uploaded by makuchaku.
No! no! no!
This is not a mis-spelled email address, but our own (Gnutech's) IRC help channel. We (me & vishaal) invite people here to come, have a chat with us, talk to us about their GNU related problems.

Ever ever ever! u have any GNU/Linux related problem, just drop in at #gnutech channel at server & we'll be more than happy to help you out!

& ya, BTW, we use it to meet & hang out almost daily nowdays :-D


Gooooogle search preview!

Originally uploaded by makuchaku.

A firefox plugin that displays small previews besides your search results!

sooo kewl...

Aria - a DM for Linux

Originally uploaded by makuchaku.
Looks very very promising!

apt-get install aria (debian)
google for "aria rpm"

so! happy downloading!

Diwali is here!

Diwali is here!
Originally uploaded by makuchaku.
Once again... Happy Diwali guys!!!

Say NO to crackers! & be Environment friendly :-D

Happy "Choti Diwali"...

Happy Diwali !!!

This time, i dont know how, but have a strange positive feeling towards bursting crackers. BUT, i know, i will not.

Anyways... dad/samu are gone to choose a new car (Opel Corsa maybe) black color, elite model. Budget is 5L & they'll surely book it today. BUT, i've decided not to sit in it! not even once! ...well, i have my own reasons (mobile/lappy...)

& ya, my Firefoz (PR) is giving me a lot of troubles, so i may decide to switch/download-newer-version... or maybe do a switchover completely!

Happy Diwali there!

Went for an interview today!

Hey there!

After all these days, after waiting for a single chance to get interviewed! finally, today i got that chance!

Interview went superb & i'm on a verge of getting a job! My US interview (telephonic) may be scheduled sometime in next week!

But have some doubts about this job... Its a job that a bit "hat-ke" from usual coding ones. Its kinda troubleshooting some remote servers/setups, providing remote assistance to US customers. I'm just doubting about the future as i have to sign a bond for 18 months. Its a long time!

Should i bet my career on it....

Well! The job is totally Linux based, Good $$, Delhi based...

lets see...

Everything has a first time!

Finally i'm starting my own blog...

Its Thursday, 11th Nov'04 (1:11am, indian time) by my Ubuntu's watch.

Sameer is as usual, reading the CAT's brochure & dreaming of a Lappy :-D
Piddi/snoopy/papa/momzee are sleeping tight.

& me... hehe, blogging!!!

c ya soon!