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Cracking the Coding Interview

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment
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Hurricane Sandy Online

October 29, 2012 Leave a comment
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Programming Praxis

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Programming Praxis is a nice blog with lots of interesting exercises to sharpen your skills.

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jq — a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

jq is like sed for JSON data – you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text.

jq is written in portable C, and it has zero runtime dependencies.

jq can mangle the data format that you have into the one that you want with very little effort…” (link)

Check out the tutorial here.

You can also use jq to pretty print an ugly JSON file:

cat ugly_one_liner.json | jq '.'
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Ubuntu 12.10

October 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I updated my desktop machine to Ubuntu 12.10. The upgrade process went smoothly without any problem.

Here is what I did after the upgrade

With ubuntu-tweak, I set the launcher to auto hide. I also added the following functions to the corners: top right corner — show desktop, bottom right corner — show workspaces.

To get rid of the overlay scrollbars, use the following command:

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

This latter tip is from here.

Check Why your Email was Delivered Late

October 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Amit Agarwal wrote a great post on how to analyze why your email was delivered late.

In short:

  • get the original email message (“show original”)
  • copy the whole header and insert it in this application: MessageHeader Google Apps Toolbox
  • it will analyze and show you where the delay occurred
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University of Reddit

October 3, 2012 Leave a comment
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BeautifulSoup for Java = jsoup

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

BeautifulSoup is an HTML parser library for Python.

If you want to use a similar library in Java, try jsoup. Cookbook here.

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OpenShot video editor

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux licensed under the GPL version 3.0.

OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

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