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Watch Batman v Superman. But not with high expectations.

One sentence review: Someone please fire Zack Snyder. Long one: Batman Begins was the first proper superhero movie that I watched and liked. I became a fan of Christopher Nolan from there. Batman trilogy remains my favourite series of movies to this date. Whoever decided to give Batman v Superman and Justice League to Zack Snyder […]

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Ensure correct names for OS X apps before installing to avoid issues

If you have encountered strange issues when trying to install an OS X app from internet (especially a prefpane), then the name of app may be a culprit. Recently, I had weird issues when trying to install the excellent Choosy app. I had tried to install the app some time back, it had some issues […]

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Mandrill/GMail eating your email design? Try inlining!

GMail removes classes from the email body. If you rely on classes to apply styles, they will not work. Solution is to inline your CSS. Learn how in this post.

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“This feature is urgent”. Urgency is ruining the software!

As software engineers, we are used to hearing “please do it fast/urgent” or other variations. Such requests by clients and managers may be ruining our work.

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Why do computer engineers work hard and management gets rewarded?

Our industry is broken. Engineers are doing a lot of hard work while reward goes to management. What are the reasons for this and what are the alternatives?

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Missing Mailbox? Try These Mail Clients

Now that Mailbox is dead, take a look at the apps I am using instead of Mailbox for iOS and OS X.

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How to get hired: Just make awesome stuff.

If you are applying for a job, you may want to do a bit more than bare minimum. It has worked for others, it may work for you too.

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Rotten And Expensive Apples

When “high-performance processors, graphics and storage” mean 1.6 Ghz Core i5 and 500 GB, 5400 RPM HDD and flagship phones cost highest in a price sensitive market, something is definitely wrong.

Read my half-facts, half-opinion based piece about things Apple is doing wrong in India

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What makes a Mac different?

Everyone says that Mac is different and better than Windows. What makes it better?

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Being Mean is Useless

Being mean makes you fail. – Paul Graham

What happens when someone is mean to you at office? And should you be mean?

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True Detective Season 2

Warning: Spoilers for True Detective Season 2 follow. Proceed only if you have completed it.

Season 2 was not as strong as previous one but it did stand on its own and had some good acting and great music.

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Ghostery Causes Blank Popups in Firefox 40

If you just upgraded to Firefox 40 and get blank popups, Ghostery may be to blame. I was getting blank popups anytime a page opened a share or save dialog (tried Twitter, Pinboard and Facebook). Here’s what I was seeing when trying to share anything: After some troubleshooting, I disabled Ghostery and everything works like […]

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Enabling Developer Mode on Mac

If you say ‘No’ to Xcode’s prompt to enable developer mode first time, it will ask for your password every time after that.

Want to get rid of that? Good news: It’s one command away!

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Who killed Stannis

Brienne of Tarth wasn’t responsible! No, not Melissandre. The responsible people were: Show writers! I just watched the Battle of Ice (outside Winterfell) again and the way they handled this was very very stupid! First, I love the show and I understand that they have time and budget requirements. But that doesn’t mean that they […]

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5 Useful Apps for New OS X Users

Recently got a Mac? Or looking for nice apps to save time and increase productivity? Look no further, here are 5 useful apps that you must try out!

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Why Stannis Baratheon Has Best Claim To Iron Throne

Spoiler alert: This post contains show spoilers. Only proceed if you have watched Season 5.

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[Windows Issue] php.exe works but php doesn’t? Here’s the fix!

I just lost 47% of my hair trying to figure out a simple problem. All this for a simple 2 minute solution. I wanted to run composer and for that, I wanted to install PHP manually. (There’s no need to. As far as I have read, it should work well with WAMP packages like EasyPHP […]

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Why You Should Never Set Your Mail Client To Use Dedicated GPU

Or why my laptop was overheating! In March, I wanted to replace my Dell which was good but was giving frequent blue screens. I was tired of endless blue screens and wanted something good. I am a gamer as well, so I ended up with two options: A Lenovo laptop with high end specs. A […]

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Dear Ubisoft, At Least Try Next Time

Ubisoft, Ubisoft, Ubisoft. Seems like they are competing with EA for the throne of ‘Most Hated Company’. It is hard to believe that the company that made game series like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and Far Cry is now focusing on money more. Even that is nor a problem. But now, they are not […]

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HR is NOT Your Friend

I just went through a letter to Amazon Executives from Kivin Varghese. It’s quite long at 29 pages. You may read it here. Here’s a summary: Kindle team wrote buggy software and Kivin’s manager, Munira, didn’t listen to anything about improvements. Personally, you can get an idea of her incompetency from the fact that she […]

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iPhone 4 Reintroduced in India for Rs. 22,900(~$370). This is Bad News.

There was a rumour about Apple reintroducing iPhone 4 in India a couple of days back. When a friend told me, I was hoping this would not happen. Today, I woke up to the news of Apple reintroducing iPhone 4. That too on the front page of newspaper. A full page advertisement showing iPhone 4 […]

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Dear Evernote Team

Jason Kincaid recently wrote Evernote: The Bug Ridden Elephant. This post made to top of Hacker News and echoes lot of thoughts that I have about Evernote. I know it is heartbreaking to see something like this said about your product, but this is what many users think, just see the comments on Hacker News. […]

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Relations

If you are not making relations online, you are failing.

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For Us, Everyone Is Equal

The moment you hear this, get out of the organization. I have no idea why people have this strange idea. Maybe it came from management, maybe it came from the society at large. Wherever it came from, it is toxic! Recently, I have had a few incidences where this came up. First, a small project […]

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Design is like Politics and Religion

Paul Graham found out why politics and religion tend to have such useless discussions, because one does not need a set amount of knowledge to be an expert. There’s nothing required except a strong opinion to participate in religious and political discussions. And once you have a strong opinion, you don’t need anything else. You […]

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