July 7, 2014

Computer Science – good free online learning resources

MIT: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/ Stanford: http://online.stanford.edu/courses Courses from other universities available at: https://www.coursera.org/ http://edx.org Courses from Indian institutes – IIT & IISc: http://nptel.ac.in/    

May 28, 2014

git Primer : Quick Reference Guide

All Important Book: http://git-scm.com/book/en/ Install Latest Version sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git Intial Configuration git config –global user.name “Prashant Parashar” git config –global user.email “email@myemailwhatever.com” git config –global core.editor vim To use https URL of repository and cache password: git config –global credential.helper cache git config –global credential.helper ‘cache –timeout=86400′ […]

December 31, 2013

Facebook Auto-tagging and Happy New Year!

Posted some images last week on Facebook and it suggested to tag some friends in those pictures… and, Facebook was damn accurate in recognizing those people! I was like…wow! WTF! The future flashed right in. Imagine, you are wearing a Gooogle Glass device on a busy train station and as you gaze through the crowd, […]

January 27, 2013

Rainbow: Gimme some sunshine give me some rain…

Give me some sunshine, Give me some rain Give me another chance, I wanna grow up again…  IMO, we do get another chance to grow up once again… with our kids! And here’s how I became a kid again by writing a rhyme for my little one’s school recital. It was honestly a  big detour […]

January 23, 2013

The Work-Gyan Balance for Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs

A lot has been written about work-life balance. However, another balance that an entrepreneur needs to keep is the “work-gyan balance“.  As an entrepreneur your primary goal is to get shit done – the work; and the secondary is to remain connected to the world – networking & keeping up with trends – the gyan […]

January 21, 2013

Sales Tips for Indian Startups from #PNMeetup

Here’s the collection of sales tips for Indian startups from the wonderful #PNMeetup session on Saturday (19-Jan) by productnation.  Most tips would be for Indian market and B2B in general but might have a correlation to general sales as well. This is not an exhaustive list but are the ones from my notes so probably just the […]

January 1, 2013

The 2013

Continuing with the trend of past years – 2011 & 2012, here come new year resolutions for the year 2013. As the grind and excitement of year 2012 continues, it is going to be “the” year: Third year in a row – drive a lot again!   Get some time out for sports – tennis […]

December 26, 2012

Track Multiple Domains and Use Multiple Google Analytics Accounts

Tracking multiple domains on the same google Analytics is not a big deal but is a little tricky. If you haven’t checked all the boxes, you might not get it up and running. Here are the basic steps to track multiple websites. Have the site up with default profile using basic GA setup. Now make […]

December 4, 2012

“Send Email” share Tweet feature now available for some accounts?

Just now spotted a new link “more…” on a tweet with option “Send Email” to share the tweet with others. Well this was reported earlier by twitter but was not available to everyone! It is still being rolled out to some users only, I guess. Would there be “more…” options later? Like, post to FB […]

November 29, 2012

JQuery Mobile App: Caching Pages in local Storage Seamlessly

While JQuery Mobile provides a way to cache and prefetch pages and store them in DOM, it does not provide a seamless mechanism to persist these pages in local storage. Local Storage a mechanism introduced in HTML5 to store data locally in the browser and remains persisted between browser sessions. The mechanism below has been […]


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