Since 2003
A brilliant (sic) coalesce of Technology (where the emphasis is on Java), Internet, Blogging, Indic-blogging, current-affairs, politics, entertainment industry and topics that concern India.

Technology

Can I say something about Gmail too?

Though I am a man with strong prejudices and the 1 GB thing might have blinded me but still here is my 2 paise on the features I liked about GMail: The scripting that lets the Reply/Forward text areas open almost instantly with an option to open them as new windows. If you liked the...

CEO Speak

Last year I interviewed the CEOs of few prominent IT companies located in my city. Though very cursory, the interviews do provide an insight in to the minds of the top management of these IT companies that are running low-key development centers at cities less prominently visible on the IT map of the country. To...

Tiger Released

The buzz must be stale by now, but Tiger (JDK 1.5) is out. Gosling excitedly terms Generics, the ability to parameterize a type, as the big one. As everybody knows by now, JDK1.5 is probably the last big change to Java after JDK1.2 which saw the arrival of Swing and new Collections API. I am...

Sometimes you have to be evil!

Many times the most innocuous aspects of programming create lot of trouble. Take the innocent Properties file. These avatars of Hashtable are collections of key-value pairs, frequently used by applications for their need for external resources and configuration settings. Now pointers such as these tell you that reading the Properties file using java I/O is...