Currently browsing category

Asides

A simple upgrade to my home network

In case  you are wondering what is the thought process behind how someone winds up spending close to a 1000 SGD on just upgrades to a home network, wonder no more! “Ok. Clearly having a WiFi network that’s 2.4 GHz just isn’t working any more” “Since the Routerboard device I’m …

Fixing ruTorrent errors with nginx 1.6.1-2

The nginx 1.6.1-2 release on Debian Backports made a change to the default fastcgi configuration file with an almost casual reference in the release notes:

Talk about an understatement – that change broke every single PHP based site I manage (including this blog). Fixing the errors from this change …

Fix Mouse Grabbing/Ungrabbing for a Debian VMWare Image

One of the more fully configured VMWare images for Debian on the VMWare Appliance Marketplace is the image provided by Visoracle. While it does work almost flawlessly out of the box, there is one small problem – the Guest OS doesn’t support Mouse grabbing/ungrabbing by default. To fix this, add …

A change of address

A note for folks who subscribe to the blog via RSS: Thanks to the Google-Borg  buying out Feedburner, I’ve had to change my Feed  URL slightly. The new address is http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Balajis_Blog . Please update your subscriptions accordingly (and hopefully you won’t take this as the oppurtunity to unsubscribe from my …

Not even Prof. Muller can save you now

I’ve been listening to the “Physics for Future Presidents” Lecture Series and was amused to hear Prof. Muller state that while he does watch SF movies and can reconcile most of them with existing scientific theories, he simply could not wrap his head around “The Core” – which as I …

The Universal Filing System?

It struck me that the amount of content that we publish about our lives today on the web is simply staggering. We write down our bigger ideas and thoughts in blogs, twitter the random everyday things, link to the things we like, take photos of places and things we see, …

It’s like slow torture..

I’ve just realized that for some time now, I’ve been making a new post to this blog about once a month. It’s almost as if just as this blog appears to be dying a painless natural death – I come along and drag out it’s agony a little further 🙁 …