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Computer usage and maintenance-my 10 practices

I have already written a post for my list of must have softwares. I’ve now decided to share how I use my machine. In this post I will post my usage and maintenance methods for personal computer. I hope this post will help you in getting great usage experience after following it. I’m a PC Freak! I like my computer to be fast, quick and handy. I don’t much like to use mouse and love to finish as many things possible by Keyboard only. If you’re not already following, I recommend these regular computer practices. 1. I Use Shortcuts I...

Shutter Speed & F-stop: Sony DSC HX1 Photography

Yesterday I was traveling from Ahmedabad to Vadodara and luckily I carried my DSC HX1 with me. I was even lucky that I was incapable of driving and was on front seat. No doubt my hand and car vibrations helped a bit in getting those designs. 🙂 I decided experiment with shutter speed for my Digital Camera and got some nice lightening decorations. I was in Manual shooting mode; for most of the pics below I’ve used f-value (Aperature diameter) F8.0 and exposure is +2.0 unless specified otherwise. Minimum shutter speed I could set was NR 30″. ISO is something...

My list of must have free softwares-2010

As soon as I got a pc I start looking at Configuration, Connectivity [;)] and Installations. As for humans Food, Air, Water are basic necessities; for my computer I always make sure I do have perticular softwares installed. In this post I will list my 7 most used free softwares for general usage. WordWeb: Of-course my English vocabulary is not that strong and I constantly need to find meanings and all. Hence I always make sure I have WordWeb. It is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It can...

My worst mathematical program in perl

I have a Mathe-crap-matical friend. Who keeps digging into graves of dead formulas and equations and all possible Math related stuffs. Since I started understanding Mathematics (that it’s not my cup of tea), I tried to stay away from it. Now, that enthu creature mailed me his requirement. He says he “eat mathematics”, I prefer to stay away from such guys. But as a good friend I read his mails. His requirement was to create a program. His requirements are: N is a natural number falling in range [1 – 999999] X is a number given by user with range...

EPIC-First Indian Web browser-Free with Antivirus

Recently India got it’s own Currency Symbol for Indian Rupee! But do we know, we also got our own “Made in India” browser on 15th July 2010?!! EPIC – Yes it’s the name of the new browser, the first Indian web browser, launched by Hidden Reflex, Banglore.  Epic is creation of Indian Engineers using the Mozilla Open Source Platform. EPIC is now launched for Windows Platform and it’s completely free for download. It’s been released under tag lines “the first-ever web browser for India“, “the world’s only antivirus browser“. Second tag lines seems quite impressive and unique ! Yep, after...