Category Archives: Reviews

Tomboy notes

I have started using tomboy notes to organize my notes.
I am pretty impressed by the core features

  • Search features
  • Hotkeys
  • Linking
  • Notebook functionality
  • Insert timestamp
  • Synchronization
  • Add-ins
    • Reminder (buggy)

So far so good. My experience with tomboy has been nice Smile

Cool Apps that save your time

Launchy
Just hit "Alt+Enter" and fireup your app. Recognizes all installed apps and adapts itself.

Tomboy Notes
Use a shortcut like "Shift<F1>" and you paste your notes with a heading. Press Esc and forget about it(automatically saved). You  can get it along with  all the other notes with another shortcut key.

GTD Timer
The best timer/reminder app I have seen till date. Trial version.. 😦 Inspired to write my own app based on this. Design already done!

Windows Live Writer
Again the best for maintaining multiple blogs! Surprising to see such a product from MS. I think most of us have it installed with  as part of "Windows Live"

Google Chrome
Those willing to try it..can go ahead..very excellent interface..except "on the fly bookmarks" 😦 Badly missing this feature.

StickyPad

This piece of software from greeneclipse software is a real gem. The UI is good  and has a very high usability index.

Stock Exchange of Visions

I recently stumbled upon http://stockexchangeofvisions.org when I was reading about Tathagat Avatar Tulsi who is the youngest PhD in India. Finding this particular website was like hitting a treasure trove! I would like all of you to have a look at all those daring ideas.

The eWorld Supplement in Business Line

I have found the eWorld supplement (published every Monday) provided along with Business Line to be very good. While every other publication seems to be copying content from the internet, these guys are taking the extra effort to provide original and useful content. Most of the links provided are not just for the sake of providing. They are rather provided with a sense of being very helpful. The entire archives of the supplement is online.

Winrar — not a ware?

To my shock I found that Winrar could not detect files which were repeated in many directories…A set of directories totalling 14.4 MB was compressed using winrar and 7zip. winrar spit out a 3.4 MB archive whereas 7z was able to give me a tiny 360KB archive. I wasted no time in uninstalling winrar. Decide for yourself

Great Book!

I have started reading the Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective (CS:APP) by Randal E. Bryant and David R. O’Hallaron, Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-13-034074-X.

It is perhaps the best book which immerses you into systems programming. I have identified around 10 masterpieces that fall into the ‘Systems Programming’ Category. Long live the joy of Systems Programming.

Meanwhile this is a new find!
The Institute for System Programming (ISP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
http://www.ispras.ru/