Recently I have been seeing youngsters wearing a t-shirt that says Being Human. The reason is a simple one. It’s because Salman Khan wears it and has founded a charitable trust by that name. The purpose of this trust is to help the underprivileged and in my opinion it is commendable. However the purpose of this post is not advertising. I want to just put my thoughts on the matter of being human.
Today I had a chance to attend a program called stressbusterz. It was conducted by ICPF ahmedabad to give students insights on how to deal with exam stress. Here is the powerpoint presentation that was used in the event. It was created by Blesson Verghese. Download
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1 NETtext) This verse from the bible states something extraordinary. It says that faith is being convinced of what we do not see. It means believing in something without any proof. In this modern age of science and technology where everything is viewed through skepticism, and proof is demanded about anything new or unusual, faith might seem like an outrageous idea.
Recently one of my friend asked me this question. Who created God? So I answered him. However there are many who ask this question. So I will put my answer here where many can read it… Short answer: Nobody. Long answer: To answer this question we need to go a little bit deeper and ask the question, why do you ask that who created God? Why there is a need for God to be created.
This post is dedicated to all my non technical friends who don’t know about RSS or know a little about it but don’t know how to use it. Without going into the details, I’ll tell you how I read my feeds and the way I use to subscribe to feeds. There are many other ways and tools but I’ll stick to what I use. So here’s how you do it.
Let me tell you how I connected to Internet using my mobile phone (Samsung c3200) on linux using wvdial. Let me break it down in steps so it is easy to understand. Let’s get started. Step 1: plug in the phone using data cable Step 2: Running lsusb Run lsusb command. Output on my pc is like this. [noel@Daedalus ~]$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.
Moved to Drupal I have been planning to move this site to Drupal for quite some time now. Since I read about Drupal late last year I’ve been trying to learn more about it and move this site to Drupal. The opportunity to learn about Drupal presented itself in May when I started working on my second project. First I was planning to use wordpress for the project but when I went a little deeper in the planning phase, I realized it won’t work in wordpress.
Moving to emacs You might have seen my previous post stating that I have chosen to use vim for my text editing needs. However when I made that decision I didn’t even try emacs. What I did was I installed Gvim package on my arch linux. It was about 7 or 9 MB download. I installed it, played around with it and liked it. Then I thought lets try emacs. I issued command :
ICPF Now for more than a year, I have been a part of ICPF. ICPF stands for Inter collegiate prayer fellowship. It’s an organization that works among the youth to educate them about the love of Christ. Let me tell you how I became a part of ICPF’s ministry. Finz, a friend of mine invited me and my brother to a nearby cell group of ICPF. So I went there and I had a great time in the presence of God.
Alright. I admit I don’t have very good relationship with my blog but want to change that. So In the coming months I want to try and develop this site a little bit more. And along with that I also want to develop a habit of blogging more frequently.The first thing I am going to do is catch up to my real life in my blog life(yeah, I know, last sentence doesn’t make any sense).
No it’s not a dinosaur. It’s a Firefox addon which I love. In fact without it I don’t do anything in Firefox. What it does is it makes Firefox behave like my favourite text editor Vim. So I can browse internet without touching the mouse. And it is much faster to use keyboard to browse internet than mouse once you get used to it. Back when I was testing and playing with all those different window managers, after I had set up awesome window manager as my primary working environment.
I love to monitor my system. It’s one of the things that I can spend my time doing. Not hours of time but I can just stare at the system monitor for like 5 minutes and observe and study which processes are taking most system resources and which processes are playing nicely. That’s all nice and good but the most important thing for me to monitor is the bandwidth of my internet connection.
Last year there was a time when I was pretty much free to do whatever what I wanted to do. And in that time I did a lot of things for which I am happy that I did. One of the things I did at that time was testing different working environments. Before that I was using XFCE desktop environment. I still like it and have it installed on my pc.