technology and zen of life

“A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a computer bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it.”

Technology


Get SQL Agent service starting

Today I was struggling with Microsoft’s SQL Server. I could not get the SQL Agent service starting. Maybe my experiences can help you. Introduction Sometimes the SQL Agent service will not start, and it is quite hard to get the cause of this when the Error log doesn’t show much. The hints below were gathered […]

Installing Haiku directly to a disk partition

Introduction Haiku is something like Windows or Linux: an Operating System (OS). Some geeks like to play with alternative operating systems; it you are one of such geeks, you might want to give Haiku a try. Haiku is very fast and easy to use, but currently there are not many applications you can use with […]

10 Must Have Apps for the new Apple iPhone 5

The all new iPhone 5 was launched on September 12, 2012 (watch the keynote here). With a better processor and a bigger screen, iPhone 5 offers few more opportunities to app developers to harness the new hardware features. Although the iPhone 5 (which comes with the new iOS6) has a native integration with Facebook and […]

Photography now at 1,000,000,000,000 frames per second!

  Move over high speed camera here comes fem-to camera. Imagine being able to capture frames so fast that you can see light moving a millimeter of a distance and no this is not fantasy but something that actually has been done. Now think about the various scientific capabilities of such a technological wonder; from […]

Best free productivity Android Apps for S3

Now that you just got yourself one of the best smartphones around the Samsung Galaxy SIII it is time to start installing apps on it. Galaxy S III already comes pre-installed with apps like. Google Search, Maps, Navigator, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Swype, Dropbox etc. Here I have jotted down some more […]

Horizontal Scrolling for MySQL queries in Linux

Everyone who works with databases on a linux terminal faces this issue at some point in time — executing select * on a table with too many columns. And in linux since there is no horizontal scrolling, the output is wrapped and hence completely unusable. You can use –pager property to get rid of that […]

A simple Timer for Windows

A while ago, I needed a simple desktop Timer application. I didn’t like any of all the existing ones, so I wrote my own. It’s called EvertTimer.

Calendaring: Exchange can publish to ICS, defaults to insecure

ICS (iCal) is a file format for calendars. Most calendaring software uses it. For example, you can import / export it to Google Calendar. If you have a Google Calendar, you can “publish” your calendar to an ICS file, so you can use it with other software like Mozilla Calendar or web services. Microsoft Exchange […]

Zen


Teaching kids to be entrepreneurs

An amazing TED video.

Zap the channel errr.. site?

Stumbleupon has taken up my huge amount of hours, stretching deep into the night, into the wee hours of many mornings while promising a never ending stream of interesting randomness at the click of the mouse. Recently in January Stumbleupon with its 12 million users surpassed Facebook and its 600 million users in the amount […]

Quotable quotes

I have this habit of collecting quotes that I find interesting here are 50 randomly selected quotes: It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.   —Albert Einstein Eighty percent of success is showing up.  —Woody Allen I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.   —Wilson Mizner […]

What motivates us ?

Here is a nice insight from the guys at theRSA.org into what really motivates us. This video really got me thinking about how can you redefine rewards to get the most out your own self and others; a must watch.  

5 Addendums to The Nerd Handbook

Five additions to the Rands In Repose’s classic essay The Nerd Handbook. This is intended for the significant others of nerds and is a good read for anyone trying dive into the mind of nerds.

Bill Gates and Me on Education Reforms

The recent post by Navin on education got me thinking about one of my favorite topics once more – educational reforms. Specifically, what to do about education in the post-information-revolution world?

Online multiplayer flash games

After the previous list of single player flash games, here is a list of online multi player flash games!! 5. Artillery Live:  You have to destroy the battletank of your opposite team before they destroy yours! The game features vs. computer mode and also lets you form your own team

Is Education killing jobs?

Just a random thought… is education really killing jobs or are there huge flaws in the assumptions below? We have an ever increasing population but the increase in population is somewhat linear with increase in jobs More and more people are going to university and getting university degrees This leads to us having to invent […]

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