OAuth & OSM

The number of libraries, APIs available today to perform variegated tasks is profuse. Despite the abundance, sometimes alternatives are minimal and from these scarce resources, a solution that fits our specific needs are inconsequential. Lately working on OAuth for a project based on OpenStreetMap, I could not find a convenient guide to understand and implement. … Read More

Magical Union Valley

Human body is capable of numerous things, a whole lot of which is certainly unprecedented to me. Headache is a rare phenomenon I confront. My inquisitiveness prompts me to explore and so I did when a friend of mine suggested me something related to acupressure points. Found a nice article here with the help of … Read More

Fixing Grub in UEFI mode

Boot Repair never worked for me. Despite the dual boot, Windows booted every time and so I had a workaround using Escape key and following up Boot Options from there which was always an inconvenience. Another temporary fix had to be repeated. So the permanent that has been successful is discussed ahead. Using terminal: gksu … Read More

Untangling WiFi Issue in Ubuntu 16.04

Untangling WiFi Issue in Ubuntu 16.04
After successful installation of Ubuntu 16.04 on my HP Envy x360, I confronted an issue with WiFi with status device not ready. Researching the issue, I found it happens to be a common issue with this LTS. Moving on to fixing it, I tried numerous solutions and each of them proved futile. After the arduous … Read More

Just Not a Quill Skill

Just Not a Quill Skill
Calligraphy has been an aesthetic pleasure since ancient times. From lettering formal texts in bygone periods to the penmanship in the prevalent era that covers the ornamental writing for wedding planning companies, graphic design firms and educational institutes, calligraphy continues to be an epitome of eternal beauty. Living in a rush, often we do not … Read More

A Wee Review – Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is phenomenal. I was sad and even happy in eccentric way. Highly thought provoking. I will be following more of Jojo Moyes’ works. View all my reviews

We all have the ‘Genie’

We all have the ‘Genie’
Most of us have heard the folk of Aladdin and the magic lamp where he discovered a lamp in a cave full of treasures. Little did he know about its magical power. Fortuitously, he rubbed the lamp and a genie imprisoned in the lamp popped out. Every time the genie took shape, his first words … Read More

Change Main Activity in Android

Often we miss out adding splash screen of the application in the initial development phases, or for an instance you might want to change the main activity or the launcher activity at some later stage of development. In order to incorporate this change, a minor modification in AndroidManifest.xml file is to be done. Say you … Read More

Generate PDF of Reveal Presentation

Recently I needed a PDF file of a presentation created using reveal.js. The use of Decktape has been done which is a high-quality PDF exporter for HTML5 presentation frameworks. Quickly follow up the commands below to effectuate PDF generation: curl -L https://github.com/astefanutti/decktape/archive/v1.0.0.tar.gz | tar -xz –exclude phantomjs cd decktape-1.0.0/ curl -L https://github.com/astefanutti/decktape/releases/download/v1.0.0/phantomjs-linux-x86-64 -o phantomjs chmod … Read More

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