April Fool 2015


My first April fool prank for the day was an article on itsfoss.com saying Microsoft just announced its plans for its own Linux OS dubbed as “Miux”. Yeah baby ^^


At my workplace colleagues put a sticker under the mouse making one think the mouse functions no more.… Read more ➡

Mauritius Internet Users: Public Archives


In the recent months the Mauritius Internet Users (MIU) group gained traction. Between February and March only the mailing list received a traffic of over 500 emails. The community is rising and I am happy about it. One of the bottlenecks with registration was when explaining people how to send an email requesting subscription.… Read more ➡

WikiLeaks: Corruption in Mauritius


Since 2010 WikiLeaks has been publishing US embassy cables; which are in fact confidential documents containing communication details between embassies around the world and the State Department of Washington DC. Once in a while I read these looking for communications citing Mauritius.… Read more ➡

Bash source file


While I had no particular reason why to code it in Perl or Python, I ended writing my scripts in Bash on this Sunday afternoon. No huge tasks were meant to be executed, just some database reading. However, all of the short scripts would be using common variables, namely regarding the DB credentials.… Read more ➡

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Release Party #DevConMru


The release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is coinciding with Developers Conference 2015. We’re thus proudly having our release party during the event. Typically, all geek stuffs, that is hackathons, demos, installfests will run Flying Dodo, Bagatelle. Ubuntu release party is scheduled for Thursday 23rd April and I shall be there a whole, hopefully.… Read more ➡

गूगल क्रोम में ना दिखे ठीक तरह से दे‌वनागरी फ़ॉन्ट


कुछ दिन पहले मैने अपने उबुन्टू लिनक्स ‌डैस्टॉप का पूरा प्रदर्शन हिन्दी भाषा में बदला। इंटरनेट का इस्तेमाल मैं क्रोम्यम् ब्राउज़र से करता हूँ। हालांकि ज्यादातर वेबसाइट ठीक-ठाक प्रदर्शित होती, मुझे ट्विटर से कुछ परेशानियाँ हो रही थी।

कुछ अक्षरों का प्रदर्शन ढंग से नही होती थी।


इस समस्या को सुलझाने के लिए मैंने गूगल क्रोम के वेबसाइट पर उपलब्ध प्रलेखन को जाँचा। गूगल क्रोम और क्रोम्यम् ब्राउज़र का कोड बेज़ एक समान है। इसीलिए जो सुझाव गूगल क्रोम के लिए दिया गया हो वही क्रोम्यम् ब्राउज़र के लिए भी सही होगा। प्रलेखन के अनुसार ब्राउज़र के सेटिंग्स में जाना चाहिए।


नीचे लिखी अतिरिक्त सेटिंग दिखाएं पर क्लिक करें। उसके बाद वेब सामग्री अनुभाग में फ़ॉन्ट कस्टमाइज़ करें बटन पर क्लिक करें।


प्रस्तुत संवाद कक्ष के नीचे भाग में उन्नत फ़ॉन्ट सेटिंग पर क्लिक करें। अगर आपके ब्राउज़र में उन्नत फ़ॉन्ट सेटिंग का प्लगिन ना हो तो उसे डाउनलोड करने का विकल्प दिया जाएगा। प्लगिन स्थापित करने के बाद फिर से वह स्टेप दौराए। यह पे Script के विकल्प पर Devanagari चुनना है और Standard फ़ॉन्ट के जगह पर Lohit Hindi चुनें।

यह आखिरी स्टेप होगा। इसके पश्चात ट्विटर पे दे‌वनागरी अक्षरों का प्रदर्शन सही तरह होती है।

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Gearing up for the Developers Conference


While the date for the Developers Conference Mauritius is approaching, on my end, I am gearing up for some Ubuntu fun. The event actually coincides with the release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. That calls for double celebration!


I am a Linux enthusiast who along with other like-minded folks will be present for #DevConMRU.… Read more ➡

Bank One, victim of phishing


Joining the league of local banks victim of phishing attacks, Bank One makes an entry. I received an email appearing from [email protected]; naturally the email didn’t originate from the bank’s servers.


Received-SPF: none (google.com: [email protected] does not designate permitted sender hosts) client-ip=103.23.xxx.xxx;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=none (google.com: [email protected] does not designate permitted sender hosts) smtp.mail=[email protected]
Received: from fisika by eagle.fpmipa.upi.edu with local (Exim 4.85)
(envelope-from )
Extract from email header

I think I gotta stop talking about SPF and DKIM now, as the local banks don’t feel at all concerned about leveraging their security and fight email forgery.… Read more ➡

Cheering for motherland, Mauritius


I woke up this morning being thankful for the freedom I have in my country, motherland, Mauritius. I used to think differently some 10 years ago, when I wanted to leave the country. Things happened differently, I started as an entrepreneur at an early age, had ups and downs in business, then adventured with other jobs, learned along the way.… Read more ➡