Ruminations Galore

Archive for November, 2005


NASA keeps its promise with web design

If you were wondering whatever happened to NASA’s desire of making all of their websites look similar, there is some good news. NASA, it seems, learnt about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and how it could provided a viable solution to their requirement. A web developer at the Goddart Space Flight Center, Bryan Stephenson, has designed [...]


Create relationship diagrams with GraphViz

So my latest article has been published on This one focusses on GraphViz, a graph visualization software. It’s pretty neat stuff if you need to make graphical representation of data such as mysql table relations. If you ever need to make graphs for any project report or presentation then this is the tool. You [...]


Will miss you Eddie

My favourite wrestler, the WWE superstar Eddie Guerrero passed away on the 13th. He was a real star, a true performer. I don’t know the words to describe my shock about his untimely demise. I absolutely adored him. His on-screen charm and personality amazed me. My sympathy to the Guerrero family. He was the best. [...]


Searching the man pages

Do you wish to be a CLI Maestro? You have come to the right place. Today we will learn how you can search through the man pages. Search through the man pages! Why would we need to do that you ask. Well, as Sherlock Holmes once said to Dr. Watson, `You see,’ he explained, `I [...]


Fetching email with Mutt

I wrote this article some time back and just realized that I hadn’t blogged about it. Silly me! It’s about mutt, the command line mail client. A fantastic tool that I loved learning about. Also covered in the article is using Fetchmail to retrieve mails from your gmail account. Pretty cool, eh? Check it out [...]


My appreciation!

I know it has been a long time but better late than never. I would like to thanks Nirav Mehta and Magnet-i for providing the hosting space for my new den. Nirav has been instrumental in creating and promoting Utkarsh, a Gujarati Linux project. He and his team of developers are well recognized as one [...]

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