Saturday, February 23, 2008

Birthday blues and all that crap

Wow its the third post in the series. I am always grumpy on my birthday. So for a change this year I want to be optimistic and hope for the best in the coming year. I have had some good and different experiences this year. The one good thing that I realized is that I always seem to underestimate my self in a certain area. And over the last few months I have been proven wrong and that is one good thing I have learned.

In terms of programing I am leaning towards Java and have written or at least started posting links of whatever I am searching for these days. That should give you some idea of what I have in mind and what I could be working on these days. On the other hand I have also been working on a project and wanted to launch it today on my birthday but I guess it will have to wait for another few days before I can launch it.

Its just a little over midnight and have to wake up early and probably go out for a walk. At least I want to try to go out but not sure how well it will work out.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thank the lazy people for the progress.

Today a friend sent me a SMS, a quote by Henry Ford, "Progress is not made by early risers or hard workers, but by LAZY people, trying to find easier ways to do the same."

That just makes a lot of sense. Most of the inventions we see today are built out of necessity. Which in most cases is about doing the same job in a more efficient way.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Affiliate link comment spam on my blog

I got a comment on my blog post "Futurebazaar sucks big time" and this person was defending futurebazaar as if he was part of Future Bazaar. I have nothing against that 'cause maybe someone actually got a good service and wanted to defend them. The whole comment smelled fishy with an affiliate link http://s2d6 .com/x /?x=c&z=s&v=762451&r=[RANDOM]&k=[NETWORKID] pasted at the end of the comment. If you read the comment it sounds like one bad infomercial.
I searched for this guy and I found one of his site filled with the same affiliate links all over. Sorry dude you are not getting any traffic from the spam comments you left on this blog.

Java beans, activex, flash and .net interportability

I was searching for a way to make Java inoperable with .net and activex on windows. Here are a few links that you might find interesting.

Hosting .NET Controls in Java
Hosting .NET Controls in Java (Print Edition)
Java Native Interface (JNI) - adding an ActiveX to a Canvas
Hosting ActiveX/.NET controls in a Java Application.
Making Native Windows API calls from within a Java Application
Make a Window "stay on top"

The last two links shows you how to get the hwnd of a window and make it stay on top. The DJ Project allows you to mix heavyweight and lightweight components. so you can actually use flash animations in your Java project.

Syntax highlighting java component

I was looking for a way to syntax highlight text in a Java and here are some links that might help you out. Compiler Tools has some cool code snippets here which might help you in syntax highlighting. I also found a Java Bean at jedit.org that might be interesting to look out for.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

JavaME based open source projects

I have been looking for some good softwares in JavaMe and luckily I've found a few good links. These links are more for my own reference than any other reason.

JavaME based open source projects
API ME
J4ME
ME Application Developers Project

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finally laid my hands on the Asus EEE PC

I got to lay my hands on an Asus EEE PC. Its tiny and surprisingly usable. The boot up speed is awesome to say the least. The default Linux installation seems and feels really basic.

The keyboard feels a little cramped at first but one can easily get used to it. The screen is bright and readable. Its really light and you have to see one to believe how small it is. The integrated webcam really works well.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Vivek sucks tops on google results

After all the ranting this was bound to happen, I wrote about how future bazaar sucks, airtel gprs sucked and a couple of other rants about products or services that were not up to what I expected them to be. I was going through Google analytics and wanted to know where the traffic was coming to my website. There were the usual search terms that are there normally but the one search term that really caught my eye was "vivek sucks".

I tried it on google and behold the first result was one of the posts on this blog. I could not help but laugh at the irony but I am still hoping it was some other Vivek that this person was searching. Meanwhile the search term "Vivek" which I have been trying to target for a while dropped to page 6 on google. I hope it comes up to the point of Vivek Sucks some day :)

So next time if you want to visit the blog and you don't rememeber the url to the blog just search for Vivek Sucks on google.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Finally made changes to the blog

After waiting for ages to change the template and get this blog in order I have finally been able to do something today. So the only person who actually visits this blog should comment on the new look and feel of the blog. I also took a look at all my previous blog posts and made sure that all of them have been labeled. So now searching things should be a lot more simpler.

In the last few months I have not written much in the tech section and now hopefully will be adding a lot more articles and posts on JavaScript. I will be working on my website and hopefully you will see a lot more JavaScript at work on the blog here and also on the main site.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Blogging at a new address

I finally moved my blog to a new address http://blog.vivekjishtu.com/. The old address will automatically redirect you to the new address. So the only person who actually reads my blog can now change his/her bookmark. I wanted to change the address for a while but was a little worried about the google pagerank but I doubt it no longer makes sense to target it. In any case its a brave new attempt in loosing my page rank.

I will also try and revamp the look and feel of this site but not sure when that will happen. I have been trying to bring all my sites under one theme and merge them and make the whole structure a little more manageable.

The main site http://vivekjishtu.com will have links to my "life" (of whatever little I have). Links to my profiles on all the so called Web 2.0 sites. I have a really neat plan to merge my complete online world under one domain. Lets see if I can get this done this month.