All posts by Rajesh Babu Rajendran

Wingsuit Base Jumping

BASE jumpers, freefall off of Building, Antennas, Spans (Bridges) or Earth. These altitudes are very low in comparison to sky diving, which barely leaves room for error and only a split second to deploy the parachute at the right time. Now combine BASE jumping with a wingsuit – an amazing invention that gives you the ability to fly on your own – and some skis. You’ll end up with something like this video below. The results are pretty wicked and definitely not for the faint of heart

Photo Gallery

Wanted to add an custom photo gallery for a long time. Today wrote an simple Lisp script to display the photos in the website. Used the tool ImageMagic to create the thumbnails. It was pretty fast and easy to do.
The command is “mogrify -path thumbnails -thumbnail 240×240 *”, where thumbnails is the folder to which you want the thumbnails to be created.

Outlook E-Mail Notification Box

This small Outlook Notification Box has eaten a lot of my time.
Here’s how to enable or disable the new email notification box that appears by the time.
1. In Outlook 2007 click Tools > Options.
2. Click Preferences.
3. Click Advanced E-mail Options.
4. Check or uncheck the Display a New Mail Desktop Alert (default Inbox only) box to enable or disable it. Click OK

Book Review: And There By Hangs a Tale

Thereby Hangs a Tale”

Finished reading a wonderful book by Jeffrey Archer. The stories aren’t that long, and it can be read over a long period of time.

The one story that lingers on after some time is the story of the nurse who marries an old man and cheats his children of their inheritance. The story is based on the fact that the non-profit organizations in US like National Rifle Foundation, Veterans Affairs, would fight tooth and nail for the money given through the will.