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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Join Amazon - Get Rs. 100 off Gift Voucher! Super deal

Here is an amazing offer  - you need to Register on Amazon  & you can Get Rs.100 off Gift voucher free. To grab this exciting deal, click on the link below and sign-up on amazon.
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Kindle now at an amazing price

The all - new Kindle  wifi ereader is available now at an amazingly low price of Rs. 5,999.
Key features:

DisplayAmazon's 6" display with Carta e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size6.7 x 4.7 x 0.40 (169 x 119 x 10.2 mm)
Weight191 grams
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4 GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to four weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable. India power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Finally, success on Hadoop

After days of fighting with the system (due to lack of even basic Linux knowledge), I finally managed to configure Hadoop on a single node and ran the Word Count example which ships along with the software itself. It felt good to see a working example. The results were good.
I hope that this acts as a stepping stone for my further work on hadoop and in my overall research attempt. Must thank Michael Noll for his tutorial at for the help.
My next step is going to be setting up a multi-node cluster.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A wonderful tutorial on Hadoop installation for single node

Michael Noll has written an amazing tutorial on installing Hadoop on a single node. The tutorial is titled "Running Hadoop On Ubuntu Linux (Single-Node Cluster)".
It covers every aspect in pretty much detail.

The only point not covered and where I got stuck is when ssh would not start off. Finally, I discovered that there was no SSH server installed. This command
sudo aptitude install openssh-server

got the SSH server installed and lo, everything went on well then.

Access the tutorial at

No more Sun Java on Ubuntu 10.04

Sun Java packages have been dropped from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS from the Multiverse section of Ubuntu archive. Ubuntu team is encouraging users to use OpenJDK instead of Sun JDK/JRE but still if you want to install Sun JDK on your Ubuntu then here is the solution for the same.

perform the following four steps to install the package.
1. Add the Canonical Partner Repository to your apt repositories:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"
2. Update the source list

$ sudo apt-get update

3. Install sun-java6-jdk

$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

Installing Ubuntu on Windows is So easy

For those of you who want to take that step from the world of windows to Linux, here is panacea at last. Ubuntu 10.x is here.
The best part is, if you have a machine with windows, its a very easy task to install Ubuntu.
Visit for the Windows Installer of Ubuntu. Install this and lo and behold, once your machine restarts, you already have dual booting enabled and you can just click ahead to access your linux installation.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Great social initiatives-Indian courier service hires only deaf workers

India has one of the largest deaf populations in the world, but social stigmas have eliminated many job opportunities for the roughly 6 percent of the population that is affected. Aiming to empower this isolated group economically, Mirakle Couriers is a service provider that hires only deaf workers.

Tution Free Education - University of the People

In a new inititative, University of the People (UoPeople) is offering tuition free education as an online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.
This tuition free university embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring tuition free and university-level studies within reach to millions of people across the world.

Its really amazing and wonderful, especially considering the rising costs of education world-wide. I wish all success to this wonderful endeavor.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

PHP: a Beginner's Guide

Vikram Vaswani, "PHP: a Beginner's Guide" 
2008 | ISBN-10: 0071549013 | 478 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Learn how to build dynamic, data-driven Web applications using PHP. Covering the latest release of this cross-platform, open-source scripting language, PHP: A Beginner's Guide teaches you how to write basic PHP programs and enhance them with more advanced features such as MySQL and SQLite database integration, XML input, and third-party extensions. This fast-paced tutorial provides one-stop coverage of software installation, language syntax and data structures, flow control routines, built-in functions, and best practices.