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.”


Enable Internet Calendar Publishing for Exchange 2013

If you want to share your Exchange 2013 calendar, or export your calendar to an iCal ICS file, read on. This is what I did on my calendaring server named Verdandi. In 2011, I wrote in the article “Calendaring: Exchange can publish to ICS, defaults to insecure” on this website: ICS (iCal) is a file […]

F.lux or no F.lux and Linux!

I’ve been using a program called F.lux or Flux for over a year now. The program is based on the research that blue light keeps you awake and alert. Not something that you’d want at night. So this program adapts the display to show warmer colors at night. You can read more about the program […]

How to add a custom filetype to Linux

In this example, we will add support for MHTML / MHT files. Note that the MIME type for MHTML is not well agreed upon. Used MIME types include: multipart/related application/x-mimearchive message/rfc822 According to a StackOverflow question, message/rfc822 should be used. A recent discussion on FreeDesktop, however, recommends application/x-mimearchive as a subtype of multipart/related. I will […]

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 […]


Google 2011 april fools

If you are anything like me the first thing that 1st April brings you to is to check what did google did this year as a part of their prank. Initially I was a bit depressed when I could not find anything on the major Google web services pages but a look on the Gmail […]

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 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 Gambling flash games

Any Online Casino game could take your money if you’re not careful, but these are the games with the best odds—and the ones that will suck your wallet dry. Netfalls Remy Musser/shutterstock Good odds: Blackjack Gambling can be fun, but it’s designed to part you from your hard-earned cash. If you’re going to hit the […]


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