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VSCode portable - yes, you can get the portable version of VSCode Tuesday, September 13, 2016 |

Finally my search for the portable version of VSCode ends here!
Seems like there's an official portable version available @ https://code.visualstudio.com/docs?dv=winzip

Thanks to this thread in in hacker news - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11498000

PS: Yet to play with and check the code folding feature in the latest version of VSCode.

Practical Tips #EclipseShortcuts Monday, June 27, 2016 |

Eclipse keyboard shortcuts work well on files which are part of the project.
If you open a file from filesystem, keyboard shortcuts like CTRL+SHIFT+UP, CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN etc. doesn't work well!

Idea: A 'Send to Whatsapp' Button Wednesday, June 18, 2014 |


Almost 50% or more of whatsapp content is either takenup from websites or made by customizing content from web.

Idea 1 - Share via WhatsApp social icon

So, why not ease the lives by a "share via whatsapp" social icon, in each website page, when clicked will popup a box asking for the phone number of the friend / friends or group name and then send the link (or the page content) to the group?

Idea 2 - WhatsApp editor extension

Why not build a browser extension, which shall popup a window - allowing to copy/paste content or edit content and send it to a selected friend / friends or group?

More ideas to follow...

Using Markdown to create blog entries in Blogger.com / Blogspot Wednesday, June 11, 2014 |

Tools of the trade

a. A simple markdown editor (offline / online). My choice is the fabulous Sublime Text 2/3 editor along with the Markdown Preview plugin)

b. Enable blog by mail settings & configure a mail id in your blogger.com blog Blog @ Speed of Thought

c. GMail (or any other Mail Client which support HTML mails)

Steps to Create the Post

  1. Create your blog content as a .md file, using the markdown editor

  2. Preview the .md file via a Markdown Preview Tool (Which Converts the markdown to HTML) or the browser

  3. Copy (Ctrl + A & Ctrl + C) from the browser preview

  4. Compose a new mail in GMail addressed to configured.email@blogger.com

  5. Paste the content (Ctrl + V)

  6. Send Mail

Bingo!! You should now have a html formatted blog entry.


Tassel is now available for sale |

Tassel - This Interesting offering - a microcontroller that understands javascript & node, with a slew of sensors akin to Arduino Raspberry Pi.

Thinking aloud ... apart from a hobbyist's perspective, where can Tassel be deployed, given the price tag?

On the cost effectiveness & usability front,
1. The Arduino & Raspberry PI combination sounds more cost effective infact.
2. Other wild thought is about running node on android, given the cost effectiveness and power of mobile phones - packed with ARM processors and slew of sensors - which could simply be leveraged.

More thoughts?

Blog @ speed of thought Saturday, June 07, 2014 |

1. Configure your blogger a/c settings to post via email (https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/41452?hl=en) and configure the one special destination email id which will publish content to the blog

2. Send a mail (rich-text w images et. al) to this special email id and voila your blog entry is published ;)

* Old news but wicked cool way to effortlessly blog!

Lesser Known VS2013 Shortcuts |

"Ctrl + <" - pop's up a superfast search on types, members & methods within your solution

"Ctrl + ;" - opens up the solution explorer

"Ctrl + ' " - opens up the Team explorer

Xampp 2.5.8 on windows7 Thursday, February 09, 2012 |

XAMPP refused to start up on win7. Sad smile

Figured out SQLServer’s reporting service was stealthily using the port 80, disguised as a system process! Yuck! So, stopping this service fixes the port issue but whoa – no luck yet – XAMPP won’t want to come up!

Thanks to apache error logs, Smile  this time, the culprit turned out to be the path! XAMPP was installed under “\program files” while all the 32 bit apps are installed under “Program files (x86)” in Win7 64!

And all the httpd.conf and php.ini files were pointing to “\program files”.

So, just moved the XAMPP installation from “program files (x86)” to “program files” and voila – all’s well!

XAMPP now runs like a song!

It’s always nnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccccceeeeeeeeee to find solutions!

Full Kick-UUU! Winking smile

Whew! Google is google! Saturday, October 08, 2011 |


i was zapped for a minute to look at the above message, while sending a mail.

Not that this is rocket science, but what is to be noted is the validations thought and executed based on the content of the mail.

Well thought google!


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