Basic android tutorials for starters

I have been thinking of this for quite sometime, and I guess this is the right time. I have designed a small step by step course to setup and learn android. Many of my juniors were interested in going ahead with it. My plan is to give links here in this thread, and discuss all... Continue Reading →

Using iperf on Android

I have been working with the networks analysis of Android devices for some time now. As many of you know, IPerf is a great utility to characterize the network bandwidth and packet loss on devices. On Android too, there are quite a few tools that you could use to benchmark your network and your device.... Continue Reading →

Interning at HIT Lab NZ – I

I am posting this from HIT (Human Interface Technology) Lab NZ, where I am on an internship as part of my final year Bachelor's project. The internship is called the Winter of Code, and is a fully paid one by the University of Canterbury.  Along with my friend Akhilesh, I arrived here about two days... Continue Reading →

POSIX threads workshop

Today was the final day of a 3-day workshop on POSIX threads (pthreads) and Network programming, organized at the Ettimadai (Coimbatore) campus of Amrita. The past three days were extremely useful for all of us. The session was taken by our beloved Adinarayanan sir, who, with his eloquence and clarity of subject gave really deep... Continue Reading →

Contributing to BeZilla – Haiku

First of all let me thank the Haiku community for providing great support, esp, Matt Maddia (Manager of BeZilla project) To give you some idea about BeZilla, it is the browser (equivalent to firefox, or Bon Echo, as the newer version is called) that runs on Haiku. Let me tell you at the outset that, this... Continue Reading →

svn (subversion) through proxies

I am currently working on contributing to Haiku (http://haiku-os.org). Its an exciting community to work with. While I was trying to download the source code of Haiku, which was maintained through a subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org/) system. I was using it for the first time. Subversion (svn) works like this : When you need to download the... Continue Reading →

Gyan – Open Quiz ’09

Our team of volunteers from FOSS club, just came back from the CAD lab, after successfully conducting Gyan-Open Source Quiz '09. Gyan is a program initiated by Sun Microsystem, through their portal OSUM (Open Source University Meetup). The quiz had a single online round consisting of 50 questions which needed to be answered in 30... Continue Reading →

OSUM, a community platform

I have been working on various FOSS projects for over an year now. I found the concept of "community" really refreshing and encouraging. The whole idea of community involved software development gives students (like me and many others) a great opportunity to work on live projects. It has helped me understand what the software industry... Continue Reading →

Haiku OS

The best way to describe the Haiku OS is right from their website. So, I quote it : Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful. I installed Haiku on my laptop. The installation... Continue Reading →

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