Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 10

Even though I hit a ton of online resources outlining the details, I struggled a lot getting this to work. So in this blog I am outlining what worked for me. My setup was a office laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon) with Trusted Platform Module (TPM), secure boot and Bit-locker enabled. My goal is to dual…

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Fastest way to switch mouse to left handed

  I think I was born left handed, unfortunately I was brought up to be right handed. This was not uncommon in India 30 years back. Left hand usage was looked down upon. However, the good thing is I am still ambidextrous (equal handed) in some things like using the mouse. For ergonomic reason I…

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Dad loves Surface

I have given a surface to my daughter. A lot of my friends/family ask me how I like using Surface and whether my daughter likes it as well. I can tell you that the killer feature from dad’s point of view is Family Safety. I am not an iPad/Android user, so I do not know…

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Arduino Fun – Door Entry Alarm

  Arduino UNO based door entry alarm Physical computing and “internet of things” is a super exciting area that is unfolding right now. Even decades back one could hook up sensors and remotely get those data and process it. What is special now is that powerful micro-controllers are dirt cheap and most of us have…

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Moving to Outlook from Google Reader

I am sure everyone by now knows that Google Reader is being shutdown. I am a heavy user of Google Reader or Greeder as I call it and I immediately started looking for an alternative, when this suddenly occurred to me, that all PC’s I use have Outlook installed on them. So if you work…

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Core Parking

For some time now, my main box got a bit slow and was glitching all the time. After some investigation I found that some power profile imposed by our I T department enabled CPU parking on my machine. This effectively parks CPU on low load condition to save power. However, This effects high load conditions…

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Windows Phone 7, my story

Now that Windows Phone 7 is released all the gadget/tech blogs like TechCrunch, Engadget , Gixmodo are humming with reviews. Given that it’s a Version 1 product (ignore that 7 in the phone name) the reviews are great. Seeing all the buzz around gets me thinking about how I got involved in the project and…

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Indic Language Input

If you have tried inputting Indian languages in Windows you know it’s a major pain. That is particularly sad because Windows comes with very good support of Indian languages. I had almost given up using my native language Bengali on a computer due to this. Even when I was creating the About Page for this…

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Technical Presentation Tip

I’m no Scot Hanselman, but even then I guess I can share at least one tip for delivering technical presentation that has worked very well for me. At the very beginning of your presentation always have a slide clearly calling out what the attendees will “Take Away” and what is the “Pre-requisites’” of attending your…

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How many heaps does the .NET Compact framework use

While discussing the memory architecture with an internal customer, he inquired about how many heaps .NETCF creates. I’m not sure how it might be helpful to users, but the answer is 5. This has been touched upon in some blogs and presentations (e.g. MEDC 2005) but I thought I’d put up a handy list. Heap…

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