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Thunderbird 0.3: The Eagle has landed.

I finally shifted to Mozilla Thunderbird on both Linux and Windows with the 0.3 release. Thunderbird 0.3 is a major improvement in performance v/s the earlier kludged versions where writing a large email gave you sudden flashbacks of teletypes.

I was using Outlook (on Windows) and Evolution (on Linux). Thunderbird isn't equal yet in terms of sheer speed but this is why I shifted.

Create a RSS newsfeed.

Here's how you can create an XML news feed in just five minutes using PHP, PEAR and the PEAR XML_Serializer package by Stephan Schmidt.

Linux HOWTO: Read and Write in Hindi

This is a simple HOWTO on setting up your Linux machine to read and write in Indian Languages like Marathi, Hindi, etc. We take the popular messaging client GAIM as an example and show you how you can communicate in Hindi.

Security vs Opportunity

This is a compilation of quotes about security vs opportunity which i usually look at when faced with such a choice. For some reason it's skewed heavily in favour of opportunity, the pro security quotes seem to have dropped off.

Here's a simple recipe to make Garlic Chicken Dry.

An extremely detailed recipe to make chicken stew south Indian style.

The recipe for the famous Kundapur Chicken Ghee Roast

Soaring with the birds.

We went gliding today, finally, after days of indecision and laziness. And it was well worth it! The photos are here. Read more for the whole story.

Windows XP HOWTO: Read & Write in Marathi

Windows XP comes with native 16 bit unicode support which means it provides out of the box support for you to communicate on the internet using your own Indian language.

Movie Review: 3 Deewarein

If you watch this movie you MUST leave after the first half to save yourself the despair of watching the plot turn around and bite it's own tail off.

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