Kunaal Ramchandani

Kunaal Ramchandani

I'm a recently graduated Computer Scientist, who has been working as a developer for a while now. This blog (as the name suggests) is where I will post my scattered thoughts.

WTF?

I am one step closer to having seen everything. My friend sent me this link in the mail and all I can say is WTF?!? And this site has been up for a few years now!

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Another reason to like Gmail

Came across this great post on getting more out of your Gmail address. Append a plus (“+”) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address. For example, if your name was hikingfan@gmail.com, you could send mail to hikingfan+friends@gmail.com or hikingfan+mailinglists@gmail.com. How cool is this? I normally use Gmail’s filters to sort the email I get, but with this new trick, filtering becomes so much easier. myEmail+subscription@gmail.com for when I subscribe to a newsletter, myEmail+social@gmail.com for the…

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My Top 10 Firefox Addons/Extensions

I realised today that I actually had quite a few firefox extension installed, so while going through the list, I thought I’d put down my 10 favourite Firebug: One of the best web development tools I have found. It allows you to debug and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any page. Tremendous help when programming in AJAX, to see the POST variables etc. Download it here The Web Developer Toolbar: It adds a menu and toolbar to firefox…

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Scribbler

Wow, have been unbelievably busy over the last few weeks…between work, sport and looking for an apartment I have barely had time to sit back and relax. Hope to have a little more time to do this now that phase 1 of a major project at work is completed (at least until work on phase 2 starts :)) In the mean time have a play with this little time waster known as the ‘scribbler‘. Here is what I came up…

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12 days of christmas – Indian Style

As that time of the year approaches again, I dug up one of my favourite festive videos – 12 days of Christmas – Indian Style. These are the 12 gifts On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 12 cricket ball tamperers, 11 syllable names, 10 minute yoga, 9 telemarketers, 8 Bollywood films, 7 eleven workers, 6 IT graduates, 5 Indian games, 4 Hare Krishnas, 3 butter chickens, 2 nosy in-laws, and a totally insufficient dowry

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Scattered Links 25th November 2007

Smashing Magazine came out with their 30 More Excellent Blog Designs, if only I was as good as some of these designers The blog of one of the funniest people I have worked with. My Photograph of the Dolphin show at sea world, finally got included into the brisbane map I was talking about in an earlier post. A css builder application. A blog that looks like a unix terminal. I believe it is a wordpress blog, and I believe…

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Saving an Excel file as pipe delimited instead of comma delimited

I came across this issue the other day and after a lot of looking and wasting time finally found how to do this. This post is to save time for other people in the future. Go to the Regional and Language Options in the control panel Under the Regional Options tab, click on ‘Customize’ In the new window, there is a List separator option that has a comma, replace that by a pipe ‘|’ (or any other character of your…

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Pleasant Surprise

I have been a bit of a fan of Dynamic Travel Guide website Schmap for a little while now, and have used it before to plan a couple of my short breaks, so it came as a very pleasant surprise when I was contacted by them recently. I received an email from Schmap a couple of days ago letting me know that they had shortlisted one of my photographs to appear on their Brisbane map, and they wanted my permission…

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Add a Print Stylesheet to your Blog

The other day I went to print out one of my posts, and was quite surprised at how it turned out (Check the screenshot below). This would simply not do. There may not be a lot of people wanting to print any of my posts but I still would like the page to print properly. Back in the olden days of the wild wild web, the solution would have been to create a separate page meant for printing; but with…

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Goodbye Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Let me start by apologising to Sir Elton John for mutilating the title of his famous song (Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word), however I do disagree with him on this. I have always found it easier to apologise and say ‘Sorry’, but I have always struggled with the dreaded ‘G’ word – ‘Goodbye’. I am not referring to the ‘See you tomorrow’ kind of goodbyes though, I am referring to the ‘So long, thanks for the memories’ (To…

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