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.

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.

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