Archive for March 2009

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Handwriting font

Handwriting font

Today I created a new font, from my own handwriting. Now if I need to write something – I can even type and print it in my own very handwriting!!! I think its cool for invitations etc. Jokes apart – you also can download it if you need it for any reason: here. Please let [...]

Indian Photographers II: Raghu Rai

Indian Photographers II: Raghu Rai

Having talked about Lala Deen Dayal I want to move on to a more contemporary photographer: Raghu Rai. He was born in 1942, and is a photographer and photojournalist since 1965. He joined The Statesman in 1966 and was awarded the Padamshree in 1971. A photograph by him: Some more photos featuring him: A gallery [...]

Drawing on Palm

Drawing on Palm

When I purchased my Sony Clie handheld, I was quite happy about the ability to create scribbles/drawings. This method, I found, was much better than writing on paper and scanning because the result had fewer colors and all sorts of transformations – like rotation, conversion to B&W etc – were much easier. Also the results [...]

Hardeep's lens

Hardeep’s lens

When NOT to normalise the database

When NOT to normalise the database

When talking of Database Normalisation, textbooks often talk of BCNF, fifth and higher normal forms. However, in practice (in large software/ERPs) I have rarely noticed normalisation beyond Third Normal form. In fact, there is a certain degree of redundancy that is desirable. While doing database design, I believe there are two critical aspects that should [...]

Bloggers NOT for Advani

Bloggers NOT for Advani

Its election time in India once again, and Mr. L.K.Advani, of the BJP has asked for support from Bloggers. However, nowhere on his blog he mentions why they should support him. His own party condemned him for his views on Jinnah, he has competition from the likes of Modi and the party does not have [...]