Rubik's cube

I can solve a Rubik’s cube. That too in less then 10 minutes.

Unsolved Rubik's Cube
Unsolved Rubik's Cube

Update: Wednesday, March 10 2010

So I have a request to Update it, Guys now I can do it in around 3 minutes.

GTalk Bookmark button

On of my computer is old RHEL 5.1 on which I am not allowed to install pidgin. So I was trying to figure out how to create a bookmark button for GTalk gadget. Here is the solution. 🙂


Steps (Firefox):

  • Right click on the Bookmark tool bar.
  • Click on new Bookmark.
  • Copy past he code given above
  • New Emacs 23 is available.

    After only 2 years since the previous version, new emacs (23) is available.

    It has many new features:

    1. Anti-aliased fonts on X.
    2. there is support for starting emacs in the background, so you can start new emacs windows in the blink of an eye.
    3. There are many other bigger and smaller improvements, including support for D-Bus, Xembed, and viewing PDFs inside emacs.
    4. And a ester egg (not to forget) M-x butterfly ((Not sure what it is? click here)) .

    You can get emacs 23 from or one of its mirrors; alternatively, there are binary packages available, for example from Ubuntu. (source slashdot).

    Editor war

    Open source community is not a monotonic movement instead it constitute with group of many cultures. They all converge to the same motto by one way or another. They all are emotionally attached to the tools they use.

    A Cartoon strip on editors
    A Cartoon strip on editors

    Check this out. This is very interesting cartoon strip. I ((Shishir Sharma ‘criss’)) am a hard fan of vim ((vi improved, click here)) . but i still like both Emacs and vim. And by the way notepad++ is not bad at all.

    Have fun

    Shishir Sharma ‘criss’


    मौकों मैं शिरकत ना होती, नज़रों मैं नज़ारे ना होते |
    जो हम ना होते इस दुनिया में, इन हुस्न वालों के गुज़रे ना होते ||
    — शिशिर शर्मा ‘क्रिस’ ((Shishir Sharma ‘criss’))

    मैं चाहता था की मैं हिंदी मैं बहुत कुछ लिखूं, पर मैं हाल फिलहाल तो कुछ नहीं लिख पा रहा | पर हो सकता है मैं कुछ समय निकाल कर हिंदी मैं और भी कुछ लिखूं | तब तक के लिए अलविदा |


    How to know the current version of repository on a SVN server.

    $ svn info -r HEAD

    In case of Git this will be.

    $ git ls-remote --heads origin


    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

    – Rudyard Kipling