Older blog entries for cnb (starting at number 9)

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.

Net_Dict: Interface to the DICT Protocol

This class provides a simple API to the DICT Protocol handling all the network related issues and providing DICT responses in PHP datatypes to make it easy for developers to use DICT servers in their programs.

Psudo Root!

If you wonder about safely allowing a user to run a program on your Unix box requiring root privileges and feel uneasy about options like sharing the root password or using setuid bits then this article shows how sudo is the program for you.

1 Sep 2003 (updated 1 Sep 2003 at 21:46 UTC) »
RSS Feeds for Dummies

If you've always wanted your favourite website's headlines on your web page and found parsing RSS too difficult. Here's how you do it in two lines using the PEAR XML_RSS package.

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!