V. For Vendetta.

“Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony” ‘Morpheus’ in “The Matrix” (1999) There was a time when the library was more than just a quiet place to bury your head in your books. There was a time when I used to peek out of the classroom before…

@updt_me: Subscribe to RSS feeds via Twitter

After HashPix, I have been working on yet another side-project – this one is called @updt_me. What @updt_me is an RSS reader via Twitter. The idea is pretty simple – tell @updt_me what sites/blogs/feeds/whatever you want to follow and @updt_me will send you a DM…

Elegance lies in simplicity

The other day, I was trying to pick up nuances of DOM manipulation in JavaScript. As an assignment for myself, I set myself the task of capturing the value of an input box immediately after the TAB key had been pressed. It should be simple even for a n00b like…

New beginnings... again.

Have you heard of the army-kids phenomenon? Okay, so that doesn’t exist and I totally made it up, but you know what I am talking about right? If parents keep shifting bases, the kids never seem to settle down either. This blog has shifted from shared JustHost server to…

HashPix

Here’s why the blog has been silent all this while: I’ve been teaching myself software programming since last November and I’ve been pretty enthusiastic and rigorous about it all this while. Nothing big, just a bit of web-development using Django & Python. I jumped straight into the…

Fine.

Just read an article on some news site and a very interesting bit jumped out at me: The fines in this country for flouting rules as a matter of day-to-day offences are ridiculously low. In fact, most netas and irresponsible fat-cats easily get away with paying amounts that are a…

OOTD: Outstanding Credit Card Dues

So, I cancelled my SBI credit card today. Last night, I tried to buy a few apps on the Google Play store and found, much to my surprise that my SBI credit card got declined. Thinking that it was probably a mistake, I tried again. Same result. I called up…

'ToS'sing and Turning.

I had signed up to Yahoo! Contributor Network a while back and they recently changed their ToS. I don’t recall their previous ToS (and they haven’t provided a comparative copy highlighting the changes) but the new ToS has some interesting points that struck me as odd. I realize…