Friday, October 2, 2009

On My Way Home

It's really amazing to see how could I have a technical blog, given the fact that I am not a 'professional' blogger. I usually just write the stuff which comes into my mind on my way home. Generally I make sure to write down the steps or procedures I followed to fix an issue or installing something which doesn't have a proper readme. In case of the posts regarding the issues or errors I faced, I make sure to write down the exact error message in the post, so that the post can easily be reached, when some one faces the identical problem. Why should some one else spend more time, when a solution or work around is found.

Being a FOSS enthusiast, I know the value of the knowledge sharing in the FOSS domain. FOSS is not a technology, but a culture or a lifestyle. We never practice FOSS, we live it. Linux is obviously the choice of the hard-core FOSS Enthusiasts. I am an Ubuntu user. Apart from the common stuff, I have regularly recorded the procedure of the projects I got involved in. The GSoC project "Porting Abiword for Windows to Unicode" and my final year project "Mooshabaya" are two hot topics in my blog. Obviously those will be relevant and useful only for the people involved in or interested in those projects.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Learning and Fun

Even very serious stuff can sometimes be fun, if it is mentioned in the proper way. Recently got to know a nice blog post thanks to my pal Sach. It explains the encryption in a very nice manner, using stick figures. Seems a good learning resource on computer security.
Moserware: A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)