Sunday, February 27, 2005

My worst fear...

Its setting up a mail server!

From past 2 days, i'm banging my head against docs for qmail to get it running on gentoo. Qmail's docs are good, infact wonderfull, but being on a non-legacy system, i need to be extra-extra carefull. I cannot afford to make mistakes as every mistake can set me back by atleast 2 hours of re-compilation. Hence, golden words for me are : "Learn from other's mistakes" :-D

Anyways, i WILL set up Qmail this week & give my family members their own address, like :
however big it may look!

Signing off,

Friday, February 25, 2005

We have moved!

From the first room to Last room.

Hence... Welcome to GnuTech Labs!

Now atleast GnuTech has a dedicated room for R & D :-)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Music? Anyone?

I (makuchaku), in no way, endorse music piracy...

Sunday, February 20, 2005


Feels good when things start working out...
Finally graduated to NetBeans IDE with a J2ME mobility pack... now i can design those cool GUI's for my moku!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

SMS... spam?

Steps to become a cool SMS spammer...

1. Get a series 60 cell-phone (nokia)
2. install python for nokia
3. choose a victim!
4. use this script

import messaging
from time import sleep

for i in range(howManySMS):
print "Sending SMS --> ",i
messaging.sms_send("Victim_number",u"Now dodge this SPAM... hehe"+unicode(i))

5. Dont blame me if u get caught!


Microsoft to Release New Internet Browser

Feb 15, 2005 — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)
Microsoft Corp. will release a new version of Internet Explorer, the world's most popular Internet browsing software, with new, built-in security features, Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday.

In a speech at a major security conference here, Gates said Internet Explorer 7.0, with new anti-spyware features, will be released for preliminary testing this summer.

The move comes three years after Microsoft, the world's biggest software company, launched a major initiative to improve the reliability and security of its software, which runs on about 90 percent of all personal computers.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Monday, February 14, 2005

What ... am i?

What extension am i?

Definitely not an 8.3 format!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Amazing Python!

I'm accessing Python console running on my 6600 through my Linux box... amazing!

Makentoo bluetooth # sdptool add --channel=1 SP
Serial Port service registered
Makentoo bluetooth # sdpd
Makentoo bluetooth # rfcomm listen /dev/rfcomm0 1
Waiting for connection on channel 1
Connection from 00:0E:6D:93:40:7E to /dev/rfcomm0
Press CTRL-C for hangup

Open another xterm & "cu -l /dev/rfcomm0"

& voila!

>>> hosts=[u"maku",u"makentoo"]
>>> appuifw.popup_menu(hosts,u"select host")
>>> import socket
>>> sock=socket.socket(socket.AF_BT,socket.SOCK_STREAM)
>>> socket.bt_discover()

Technology is amazing... truly amazing!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Welcome to LA '05

As always... Linux Asia started with a "wicked" goofup!

Windows XP in the first (inaugural) keynote!!!
What a shame!
Mr. Rahul, the editor of LFY was literally hiding his face :-D Being seated just next to him, i missed one of the best shots my camera could have catured! Obviously enough, it was replaced soon after.

But hey! Thanks to XP, things started off with a good mood. Welcome note (quite long) by Dr. Deepak from IIT Mumbai was excellent.

Other keynotes/Q&A sessions also were interesting. Specially the Panel discussion on "Is Linux ready for the Desktops?"... oh, BTW, I plan to write an article on same for "xxx" :-)

All in all, 1st day at LA '05 was quite interesting.

One major-major thing that happened today... was that it shifted my mindset from a "JOB" to my own business... When I'm good enough, why can't i exploit my skills for my own company? When I have a good business model, when I have a targetted segment, I think, its worth a risk!


Saturday, February 05, 2005

up next... GTK#

My first program, had to be a "hello world" :-D

namespace GtkSharpTutorial {
using Gtk;
using GtkSharp;
using System;
using System.Drawing;

public class helloworld {

static void hello (object obj, EventArgs args)
Console.WriteLine("Hello World");
Application.Quit ();

static void delete_event (object obj, DeleteEventArgs args)
Console.WriteLine ("delete event occurred\n");
Application.Quit ();

public static void Main(string[] args)
Application.Init ();

Window window = new Window ("helloworld GTK#");
window.DeleteEvent += new DeleteEventHandler (delete_event);
window.BorderWidth = 10;

Button btn = new Button ("Hello World");
btn.Clicked += new EventHandler (hello);

window.Add (btn);
window.ShowAll ();

Application.Run ();


mcs helloGTK.cs
mono helloGTK.exe