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Service Engineer/System Administrator Interview Questions

This is not my code alone.  It was the group effort of Vivek Ram, Cijo George, Sandeep Unni and mine during our epic preparation for Yahoo!. I am just putting it open for others who would be looking for this information. Convert all lower case to upper  …

Google Buzz Bug-Weird Comments

Google has come up with new feature in Gmail called Google Buzz. I saw a few of the privacy concerns on the initial week it came itself and it was said all this concerns have been fixed by the weekend itself.So I was trying it out and how it works when I n …

Automatic Command Archive

The default command storing size of ubuntu is 500 commands. It stores the commands in home folder in the file “.bash_history” . The problem is 500 commands is too short of a size. One method is to increase the command size to a large value by changing the  …

Simplest way to remove trailing zeros of decimal numbers

This is a simple method I found to remove or strip trailing zeros of a decimal number. The function accepts the decimal number and return the trimmed value back. It removes all the redundant zeros in the number after the decimal point and if no number othe …

Download PHD Comics,XKCD and DogHouseDiaries for Offline Viewing (E-book Reader)

If you are like me who wants to read comics on kindle then this is the script for you. You can download all the comics to read it in a kindle. So here is how you do you do it. Download all the comics into 3 different folder s for each comic set by running …

Automatic Desktop Wallpaper Changer for Linux

I have a lot of wallpaper that I wanted to switch automatically. After a lot of search i found that there a command way to control all the gnome settings. So I the command I used is “gconftool-2″. So code is like:




#!/bin/bash
folder="/home/rsr …

User Level Threads

User level threads is created for light weight threads. It needs to be controlled, context switched and swapped by the process. To the Operating System it is only one process without any threads. Here is one implementation of it: q.h





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Find Invisible Users In Gmail

Finding who is invisible is something that I always wanted to do.It’s always fun to ping a person who feels none can see him/her online. While studying XMPP protocol I found out that even when the person is offline the chat client knows that person is onli …

Web page Performance for a Blog – Part 1

I have always under the notion that page performance for big websites or websites that have a sole server and various resources like CDN and load balancers. So I wanted to know if this is true. I set out to try web page performance my blog. I just wanted t …

Birthday Reminder For Gnome Panel

This program checks the file /home/rsrijith/shell/birthday_reminder.txt to find the upcoming birthdays in 20 days and writes into the file /home/rsrijith/shell/birthdays. There is a file called /home/rsrijith/shell/birthdays1, the difference between it and …