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Archive for June, 2011

Facebook vs Google+ who would win?

Alright, so Google is making big news once again with a new product announcement - the Google+ project. I had a peek at the advertised features and Google+ looks like something I would actually want to use. Hey but I felt the same about Google Wave too, which turned out to be a great disappointment. Let's wait and see. So what is Google+ (Google Plus) and how is it different from Facebook? And most important of all who would win: Facebook or ...

.md file – What the heck is it? Should I be scared etc?

Did you download something and find a suspicious looking .md file among the contents? Unless you are into finance, it is a markdown file. A markdown file is just a text file (yes you can open it in any text editor) which has been formatted using the formatting language. Markdown, like HTML, is a markup language, only it is simpler and easier on the human eyes. If you open a .md file in a regular text editor, you are likely t ...

Adobe’s greatest blunder – Adobe AIR

A long time ago, I am not sure maybe four, maybe five years ago Adobe announced they were developing a cross-OS desktop application platform, naturally using Flash and ActionScript as the tools. That got me really really excited - finally I was gonna be able to create desktop applications. I had always felt like an incomplete developer because I didn't know any programming language using which I could create desktop applications, but Adobe's upco ...

A secret ancient theme for my blog!

I had designed a theme for my blog a couple of years ago, but never got the time to implement it in code. Yes, that's how lazy I am. So ... after a long long time finally I decided it's time to get myself that secret ancient theme before it goes out of fashion and loses the cool factor. The theme, as of now, works excellent in Firefox and Chrome, and is OK in Safari. Is it broken in IE? I don't give a shit. Making my website work in Internet Explorer is among the least of my concerns right no ...

Kohana Route not Working: Kohana gives a 404 Error for Route

So you are ready to begin your first Kohana project and create your customized Route. You placed the Route right above the default Route created by Kohana and all looks dandy. Then you load the URL and are greeted with a error! Also you notice it is not the Kohana 404 Error "HTTP_Exception_404". Go to your Kohana directory and find the file named example.htaccess, r ...