Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Interested in UX - Sign up for Stack UX

For the past few days I have been following Q & A on UX aspects at Stack UX. Users there come up with questions on why some design aspects are the way we see it now like  Why doesn't the space bar have anything written on it? Some even ask for best design suggestions. Answers by Professionals suggested historical reasons and more often than not economic factors as well in What was the reason behind total transition towards wide screen displays by the manufacturers?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I always wanted to try out the all new ArcGIS Pro but never got a chance thanks to Esri's normal style of restricting new offerings to customers under maintenance or an active Organization subscription. (Check update at the end)
Finally today I got a chance to try it through Desktop-as-a-Service offered through NVIDIA Test Drive Virtual Machines, thanks to this blog post

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Converting Times between Time Zones was never so Easy!

Google has finally started showing up time zone conversions right within the search page:
A pretty useful feature that was long overdue for someone like who attends webinars hosted in different time zones. :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Making Screen Resolution Persist on a Linux Machine after Restart

I encountered a situation with a low powered Linux machine wherein the screen resolution would not persist after restart. I used to change the screen resolution under 'Monitor Settings'. The Linux distro in question was a custom build based on OpenSUSE Xfce. That's when I took to creating a new xorg.conf file with necessary parameters!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

How I fixed my BSNL Broadband on Ubuntu - right MTU value, right DNS Servers!

At my home town we have a BSNL Broadband connection powering a dual boot PC. As someone who likes to be on Ubuntu all the time, several websites (Yahoo, Wordpress.com blogs etc.) opening up slowly or not opening at all was a major problem for me. Surprisingly the same sites used work fine on Windows with same Internet connection. While I always knew that MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) was the culprit, I never got an opportunity to fix it. This time I decided to fix it as we had recently migrated to a 512 Kbps connection and this is incomparable to my Beam Fiber connection at Hyderabad, all thanks to end of a golden era!