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Mar 09

How to delete old iTunes backups on Mac


Though iTunes backups are convenient, they do occupy lots of space on the hard disk. In order to free up the space you have to do the following steps:

1. Go to iTunes –> Preferences
2. Devices –> Select & delete the backup
3. Ok, you are done. :) You will gain GB’s worth of free space.

Mar 09

Free Screen Recorder for Mac


If you are hunting for a free screen recorder for Mac then don’t panic.

1. Download/Open QuickTime
2. Go to File –> New Screen Recording
3. Choose recording window & you are all set :)

Mar 28

Time to rock again!


Finally I can say I’m back from hiatus ;)…short story –> this happens when you get married!

Jan 02

ThreadLocal vs Synchronize & Example


Environment: Java 6

Recently I was looking into capabilities of theThreadLocal. And I decided to test everything against a SimpleDateFormat instance. Unfortunately the SDF is not a thread safe. So in a multi-threaded environment you can avoid concurrent modifications using “Synchronized”. I ran 100000 iterations over small set of 3 dates. Now it was time to implement same thing using ThreadLocal.
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Dec 12

Longest Common Subsequence Java Implementation


Recently I needed to implement LCS (Longest Common Subsequence) algorithm from dynamic programming for solving one of the problems. So I ended up writing quick implementation of LCS. For more details on LCS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_common_subsequence_problem
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Nov 25

Entrepreneurship Instinct


Recently read this article which describes about few pointers required for your entrepreneurship journey:

Nov 11

Resolved: Request timeout for icmp_seq Mac OS X


My Setup: Mac OS X 10.6, Comcast Modem, Linksys router

Recently I noticed that suddenly my internet use to slow down. I started digging out for the exact problem. While pinging to Google I received following response:

64 bytes from 74.125.115.147: icmp_seq=3024 ttl=50 time=34.063 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.115.147: icmp_seq=3025 ttl=50 time=30.229 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.115.147: icmp_seq=3026 ttl=50 time=35.426 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
64 bytes from 74.125.115.147: icmp_seq=3027 ttl=50 time=32.416 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.115.147: icmp_seq=3028 ttl=50 time=31.934 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2

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Nov 11

Watch The Social Network movie (2010) for free


I just love this movie, and wanted to watch it again. Finally, here is a link where you can watch “The Social Network” DVD print online for free.

Megavideo Link: The Social Network (2010)

(*Disclaimer: I’m not related to the movie upload or distribution by any means & just providing a resource which is freely available in the public domain.)

Nov 07

Inspirational Speech – By Shiv Khera


Another inspirational speech by Shiv Khera

“Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.”

Nov 04

Inspirational Stanza From ‘The Road Not Taken’ – By Robert Frost


Beautiful stanza from “The road not taken” by Robert Frost

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.