Category Archives: Software

Coursera

Coursera offers high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. It currently hosts courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. It is changing the face of education globally

Amazon Web Services

Today moved my wordpress blog to Amazon Web Services. It just took a couple of hours.  The cloud services with Amazon are pretty cool.

I initially started the blog with x10 hosting. It was pretty good, but it didn’t have the host access. Then moved the blog to my website.. then again moved it to the windows box and finally moved it to Amazon.

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.

http://www.audiogalaxy.com

Oh what an IPhone App. I bet this is one of best apps available for iPhone.

It streams music from you home computer to anywhere.

Install the helper application in you home computer, then it scans you entire computer and you have your entire music on the iPhone.

Provides an interface like iTunes.

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.

UNIX passwd

Time to time, I fail to login into the UNIX boxes and the id expires. Use the command “passwd -s <<login name>>” to get the date on which the password was changed, the minimum and maximum age of the password.  If you have root access then it’s altogether an different matter.