I have been looking for a nice handwritten font for a while. Finally found one that I really like. And its free! Found it while doing some random surfing. Want to see what it looks like? Continue reading
Author: Pratik Sinha
Note to self.
'<>' = '!='
The unique smaller than, greater than sign is equivalent to ‘not equal to’.
Ubuntu Natty onwards, the default desktop manager is Unity. Unity has disabled the default system tray, and applications which wish to show up on the Unity panel should support Ubuntu Application Indicators. Unfortunately Android Remote Notifier doesn’t support App Indicators yet and hence doesn’t show up in the Unity panel on being executed. Luckily for us, there’s a way to get around this issue. Continue reading
Jotting down an easy recipe to get a 802.11 sniffer working on Ubuntu Linux. To be able to capture 802.11 packets, the first step is to figure out how to configure your wireless card to make it operate in monitor mode. That procedure differs from one vendor to other. We can take the guess work out by using the
airmon-ng utility from the wonderful aircrack-ng software suite. It creates a new network interface which is automatically configured to operate in monitor mode. Its compatible with most wireless cards that are shipped with the laptops these days. You can check here, whether your card is compatible or not. Once we have the wireless interface capable of capturing, we can use Wireshark to capture the packets. Continue reading
If you’re like me, you’ll try every package in the Ubuntu Repository. I just love to try different applications. But then I end up having zillions of applications on my laptop and hardly any disk place. Thats when I start pruning. But for that I need to know what to prune. Thats what the following script does. It lists and sorts all the installed deb packages according to size.
#!/bin/bash perl -ne '$pkg=$1 if m/^Package: (.*)/; print "$1\t$pkg\n" if m/^Installed-Size: (.*)/;' < /var/lib/dpkg/status | sort -rn | less
I have been looking for a git client for linux for a very long time. I use
git-cola on and off, but never been happy with it. The only time I need a git client is to look at logs and extract snippets of code that I have used in the past. Otherwise I do all the ‘pulling’ and ‘pushing’ at the command line. I haven’t found a way to extract a clean snippet using
git-cola. However with SmartGit, it was ridiculously simple to get a clean snippet of code that I needed. It also integrates with Github, Beanstalk, Codebase and Unfuddle. Its free for non-commercial use. Continue reading
just installed postie http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/, its a cool plugin. an enhancement over wordpress’s default Post by Email functionality. I like! And yea, am posting using postie 🙂
why does strcpy have dest first and src after? Its so non intuitive. This has been my pet peeve over the years.
There are many companies which develop web analytics software suites, hoping that they would upstage Google Analytics (some day). Their main claim being that they are ‘real-time’, while Google analytics is not. However that’s not true, because Google Analytics does collect stats in near real-time, but for some reason they never show the latest stats by default, it’s always a day old. If you want to see your latest stats, you can use the date selector combo-box to change the date range to include today’s stats. Here’s a tutorial which shows how. However its cumbersome to do that all the time. So I created (mostly stole) a bookmarklet to always include the latest stats. Continue reading