• itek powered Raspberry Pi runs for over 7 hours

    by  • March 31, 2013 • 9 Comments

    Summary I tested a model B Raspberry Pi (512 MB) using an itek power bank (5600 mAh), with Internet enabled. It pinged my server every minute, and ran for about 7 hours 22 minutes. Set Up Raspberry Pi Model B (512 MB RAM), running latest updated Raspbian Wheezy build (with no additional background services...

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    Download PHP tidy extension for Mac OS X

    by  • January 24, 2012 • 8 Comments

    Update: You can download the file I’ve hosted and it may work for you, but I’ve come to realize that it’s better to compile the package hosted here http://php-osx.liip.ch/ You will need to download and install Command Line Tools for OS X, and then setup proper symlinks after compiling PHP. Be assured that you...

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    Life, so far…

    by  • December 13, 2011 • 2 Comments

    Apparently the last time I wrote something here was on Jan’26th Mar’ 23rd, 2009 -almost 3 years ago. Obviously a lot’s happened and much has changed in life -or may be nothing’s changed. I recall lines from a Gulzar saab’s poem: Pal bhar mein sab kuchh badal gaya, Aur kuchh bhi nahi badla. Jo...

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    [OT] The Rant of a “Republic” Indian Hacker

    by  • January 26, 2009 • 0 Comments

    For me, the very foundations of Hacker-dom is based on three very fundamental steps: 1. Grasp the fundamentals 2. Question everything 3. Question everything, without being a fanatic As ironical (or rather illuminating, depending on the way you see) it may sound; as I start my very first step to understand the fundamentals of...

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    [How To] Implementing Shindig.

    by  • September 30, 2008 • 3 Comments

    I should have written an article/tutorial on how to implement/use Shindig to convert your SNS into and OpenSocial compliant SNS. Time, however, has prevented me from doing it so far. May be sometime later. For now, you can have a look at my presentation on the same topic. I had presented it at Barcamp...

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    OWASP AppSec Conf Delhi – Day 2; and more

    by  • September 4, 2008 • 4 Comments

    The pictures of Day 2 are here. The second day consisted of 6 workshops – 3 before lunch and 3 after. I was confused on choosing between Sheeraj Shah and Mano Paul’s workshops during the first half; and Jason Li’s talk on “Web 2.0  Security” and “Secure Code Review” workshop (originally by Dinis Cruz,...

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    OWASP AppSec Conf Delhi – Day 1

    by  • August 21, 2008 • 3 Comments

    Special Note: I don’t have my Canon EOS 350D with me nowadays, so I had to borrow my roomates Canon Powershot. The quality sucks, but still, the pictures are here. I’ll be honest, going by the conf prices and some of the talk titles; I was expecting OWASP AppSec Delhi to be targeted mainly...

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    No more lectures now…

    by  • July 26, 2008 • 0 Comments

    Randy Pausch, fondly known as the Last Lecture Guy, is no more. If you have not heard of him, I suggest you watch his “last lecture”. A summary of the lecture and Randy Pausch’s life can be read here. p.s.: @Johnny: Thanks for updating me. @Slashdot-ters: Thanks for not making stupid and mean remarks...

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    SecurCamp and back.

    by  • July 12, 2008 • 2 Comments

    I spent the first half of the day at SecurCamp -1 (or Security Barcamp). It always great to get together with the community and today was no different. It came a sweet surprise to me that I have quite a few acquaintances in the community. The best part of the whole day, however, was...

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    [OT] Sad demise of Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar

    by  • July 2, 2008 • 0 Comments

    This post is not technical. However, being a SPICMACAYite and an Indian, I felt compelled to let my readers know about the sad news; especially when the news channels are not finding any slot for this legend. Koodiyattam exponent Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, recipient of the Padma Shri as well as the Padma Bhushan honours...

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    Adieu, Billy Boy!

    by  • June 30, 2008 • 0 Comments

    Taken from Joy of Tech On a personal note, you did change the world Billy Boy. Hope you do the same again. p.s. BTW, Joy Of Tech guys are good. Subscribe to them if you like a laugh once in a while.

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    Reviving OWASP Bangalore Chapter

    by  • June 29, 2008 • 0 Comments

    Update – Jan’ 13th, 2014: I’m excited to let you know that Bangalore OWASP chapter has been up and running, and growing for the last three years now. I no longer live in Bangalore, but the chapter and its people remain a source of knowledge exchange (read, nerd-talk). For more information, check out the...

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    SecurityCamp is here, where are you?

    by  • June 25, 2008 • 2 Comments

    Update: OWASP Bangalore Chapter is meeting on 29th June, i.e. Sunday, morning at 9:00 AM at Indian Coffee House. M.G. Road, Bangalore. Join us, if you can. I feel extremely glad to announce that Security Camp, the first security Barcamp in Bangalore (as far as as I know) is on12th of July. It’s being...

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    Bittu’s back :)

    by  • June 12, 2008 • 11 Comments

    Bittu, my wife, got revamped. For unemotional people, it simply means I bought a new laptop She is red, and she’s hot! She’s a Dell XPS M1330. Other features include: 1. Intel Core-2 Duo, 2.1 GHz (My first intel. I used to be with AMD) 2. 200GB HD , 7200rpm 3. 128 MB Nvidia...

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    Slashdot, uh! :|

    by  • May 21, 2008 • 1 Comment

    Slashdot is supposed to be a respectable (news) portal for geeks and nerds. It’s punch line says News for nerds, Stuff that matters. I must admit that there was a time when I used to start my day with Slashdot, trying not to miss even a single news. That phase, however, is over. The...

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