I am Hack Sparrow
Captain of the Internets.

Nokia’s Ovi Suite is a Worthless piece of Crap

I have been a long time Nokia loyal. My first mobile phone was a Nokia and still have a Nokia. No other phone manufacturers' could ever shake my loyalty to Nokia, not even the iPhone. But now it looks like it is being shaked violently like a tree in a hurricane, the hurricane being Nokia itself. Nothing pisses me off more than badly engineered and badly documented software; and to me Nokia's Ovi Suite looks like a product engineered by a bunch of retarded ...

IE 9 First Impression – The UI Sucks

Now that IE9 is released, I downloaded it with much positive expectations - only to be greatly disappointed - again. All these days, while the development of IE9 was taking place, I used to check out the beta versions and think "Man, they gotta do something about the UI". But I assured myself that by now Microsoft must have gotten , and is gonna do something about the UI in the final release. I couldn't be more mi ...

Security Essentials detects mIRC as Adware:Win32/OpenCandy

Today as soon as I downloaded mIRC, Security Essentials popped up alerting me of  . I thought it might have been scanning in the background and detected something coincidently, but looks like it detected mIRC as Adware:Win32/OpenCandy! I am a long time mIRC user and am very much aware about the script support by the software and how else the IRC chat client can be used for malicious purposes. I trust mIRC ...

Browsers and how I use them – A Comparison

I am a Windows user primarily and there are multiple web browser options available. I have four of them installed: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It sounds strange that I use all of them right? Well, mostly they help to organize browsing themes, and in some cases I am forced to use them. Here's how I use all these browsers. I use Firefox for web development and gener ...