Sushi irc suite

If you are not satisfied with the xchat, pidgin and chatzilla and looking for innovation in IRC chat client, check out this cool irc client suite Sushi

Firefox Sync

Firefox Sync. formally weave. I always wanted that I can continue my Firefox session from one place to anther. You don’t need to save password, you don’t have to save you history through Google Toolbar. You wont need bookmark addons. This is simply great. How many times did you left your computer at work on/hibernated because you thought you will loose your tabs(currently open sites). Sync currently supports continuous synchronization of your bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords and tabs. Continue reading “Firefox Sync”

Lucid Lynx – Free man’s Mac

No matter how much I hate Apple and Macintosh for their marketing strategies, but I always appreciate innovation and consistency. Although price is also a factor.

No matter how much you bid to pay but you could never estimate the price of universal compatibility and top class user experience with the availability of option at every stage and still rock solid consistent performance that what is any GNU/Linux system is about and Ubuntu is a star team.

With their new star performer. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS aka Lucid Lynx is out and I can safely say that no matter how difficult is seem at first but impossible is nothing and Lucid Lynx is Free man’s Mac.

Urban Terror

This is a one great game. I tried it and I loved it. To all the counter-strike lovers who got shifted to GNU/Linux this is a life saver. I think there should be some variable to adjust the wall jump, power slide, and inhuman speed. I hope to find some good player skins colors.

Things I like:

  • GPL
  • Great maps
  • All OS support. 🙂
  • Realistic guns and limited ammo magazines.
  • Primary, secondary and side arm weapon slot.
  • Variable damage system.
  • Wounds/Bandage, Medikit
  • Wounds affects performance
  • Stamina system.

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Blogging from emacs

Emacs is my favorite editor and I mostly use this on my work. I am also
an occasional blogger. I feel uncomfortable going on my blog and write
something while on work because of various reasons. 🙂

I found the solution for my problems in Emacs weblogger-mode. I can
draft, review, edit, improve, update and post all through my lovely
editor.

I love you emacs.

This post is prepared and posted through Emacs 23 on RHEL
5.1 through weblogger-mode.

SurF – Next gereration File Manager

SurF – Next Generation File Manager ((Shishir Sharma ‘criss’))

Forget the days when we have to use the multilevel task bar in windows. The author Sergey Vlasov ((Sergey Vlasov <glider [at] svprogramming.net>)) is a nice man to give away such a good utility. This a very useful tool for guys like me how have to work with multiple file managers open and with similar directory structure. Continue reading “SurF – Next gereration File Manager”

Curl – A gentle slope system

Curl – A gentle slope system

Recently I (Shishir Sharma ‘criss’ )came to know about Curl Language. It’s a MIT – DARPA project. It’s a multi-paradigm hybrid functional language. Curl is reflective, homo-iconic, object oriented programming language. It supports closures, macros and declarative layouts.

Its syntax is based on TEX and has a big set of formatting operations. Curl is very scientific language, As they state …

“one uses the same easy-to-learn syntax to create interactive documents as to create regular text documents.”

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DropBox – Just drop in it.

Now Web share/Web drive/File upload is no just a matter of few clicks. Dropbox has made it easy like just droping it in a box. When I (Shishir criss Sharma) saw its video on Dropbox website, i just dropped my jaws.

DropBox is a web based data storage and share tool. Its like your web drive. Dropbox is currently available for OS X, Windows and Linux. It never deletes anything you uploaded. It will only transfer the diff of the newer file so saving considerable bandwidth. Also it can save all the previous versions. It also has a web interface. So it can be accessed from any where. The free account will give you 2GB storage for free.

Dropbox received great writeups in TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venturebeat and to our surprise, our screencast hit the top of both digg and reddit, with the screencast receiving 11,000 diggs and ranking among the top 10 of technology articles in the past year.
From blog.getdropbox.com

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Safe C++ Design Principles

This book is no longer available. You should Google or hit this book on Wikibooks here

If you want to learn software design and you are choosing the C++ language then Safe C++ Design Principles by Thomas J. Hruska, III is probably the best choice. It’s a high quality software design book.

I am member of c-prog yahoo group where Thomas is owner. I have been reading on each and every post, here and there, on his blog. I got chance to read it when he made book free for the group users. The book didn’t surprised me at all; You always expect some high quality work from him. Thanks Thomas for the book.

The book can be downloaded from here. [Not available]
He can be read on his blog from here.
You can buy his masterpiece software products form here.