A Month At Lexity And Relocation To Bangalore

This post comes in a little late. I've recently joined Lexity, a startup with headquarters in Mountain View and branch office in Bangalore. Lexity is an E-commerce company which mainly designs products for small businesses with online stores, to increase their traffic and sales.

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Stanley 23 Piece Ratcheting Bit Driver Set Review

A few months back, I bought a Stanley 23 Piece Ratcheting Bit Driver Set and there is just one thing I got to say about this - AWESOME!!!

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Super Grub2 Disk

The primary purpose of Super GRUB2 Disk is to help you boot into an OS whose bootloader is broken. Documentation for Super GRUB2 Disk can be found at http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/SuperGRUB2Disk.

I had an old system with Intel YM430TX motherboard lying around which would not boot from its hard disk. So I decided to patch Super GRUB2 Disk for three things:

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Bagmati Travels Review

On my recent trip to the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur), I had hired a car from Bagmati Travels - http://www.bagmati.co.in/ to go to Agra from Delhi and come back on the same day.

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Convert HTML to PDF using wkhtmltopdf

wkhtmltopdf is an excellent utility for converting an URL or HTML file to PDF. Kindly note that the current version of wkhtmltopdf in Debian, as of today, is 0.9.9, which is outdated. I highly recommend that you download the latest featured version from http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/downloads/list and use it instead. Here are some examples for using wkhtmltopdf.

Simple conversion of html to pdf.

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Screencast in Linux

After trying out various screencasting applications in Linux, I figured out the below set of applications are the best for creating, modifying and editing screencasts. Kindly note that all the below mentioned software are available in the Debian main repository.

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Reducing VirtualBox Dynamic VDI Size

Detailed instructions for reducing a dynamic VDI size can be found at http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=29272 (FAQ entry "How can I reduce the size of a dynamic VDI on disk?").

Reducing the size of a dynamic VDI is mainly a two stage process:

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Now An Official Debian Maintainer

Today, my GPG key has been added to the Debian GNU/Linux keyring maintainers package, thereby converting me from a sponsored Debian maintainer to an official Debian maintainer.

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And Rahul turns 30!

What an eventful decade this has been - Graduation, Work, Friendships, Break-Ups and Marriage. With all this experience, I do hope I've become wiser :).

Unlike every time when I'm generally not very enthusiastic about celebrating my birthday, this time I went with my family to a farm and spent the day there. Later, I met a very close friend on my way back home.

Unfortunately, my current activities is leaving me very little time to spend on my blog. I have a list of more than ten pending blog posts which I hope to publish soon.

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HyderabadLaptops.com Review

HyderabadLaptops or HyderabadLaptops.com seems to be a division or an alias of AISS (Academy for Integrated Systems & Solutions) and deals with computer hardware. I got to know of this company while googling for laptop repair services. Generally, when writing a review of a product or a service, I tend to give an advice to my readers whether to use the product/service or not.

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