Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trying out MAMP!

As this year comes to an end and 2012 is just lurking around the corner, I feel the sudden urge to try something new and write about it.

So here goes, over the next few days, I will be trying out the MAMP server environment and writing about it.

What exactly is MAMP?
MAMP stands for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP and for years has offered the perfect solution for a local developing environment under Mac OS X. The MAMP is also available free of charge for smaller projects.*
MAMP is a development I have heard a lot about and so far, I did not feel the need to migrate as my own (stock) configured Apache, MySQL and PHP works wonders, not saying that they still don't work wonders. But one thing that I read about MAMP PRO got my ears up:
With MAMP PRO, you can easily connect your local server with an existing Dynamic DNS provider, as for example Making it very simple to quickly make the results of your work accessible externally for superiors and prospective customers. And because you can set up many virtual hosts, you can easily offer alternative configurations or suggestions.*
So keep checking back as I delve into this subject and write back what I find.

[* = quotes from MAMP's website:]

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Important message regarding Preeti-Unicode Utility

Important message regarding Preeti-Unicode Utility for Non-Profit or Social Organizations

If you or your organization is involved in non-profit, social or other kind of work that aims for the good of the entire society, or you are a researcher or scholar, and need to use this software, please contact me through email regarding the nature of your work.

For such work, no amount would be charged for the system.

My contact details can be found on my website at or

Thank you,

100 day campaign against caste discrimination and untouchability

Despite national legal standards and international obligations, caste discrimination and untouchability practices are still prevalent in Nepal, particularly in rural parts of the country.

To widely disseminate the content of the recently promulgated Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act 2068 to ensure its effective implementation, the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) and the National Dalit Commission have jointly launched this campaign.

On 16th September, the President of Nepal officially inaugurated the launch of the campaign and over a 100 participants, including Government representatives, Human Rights Defenders and media personalities, took part in the campaign's first National Consultation programme organized later in the day.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that victims as well as their family members are able to invoke the rule of law in order to access justice. A culture of accountability must replace the present culture of impunity in Nepal.

To pledge your commitment to end practices of caste discrimination and untouchability, visit the campaign website: and make your mark today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Flash - XML - MySQL - PHP integration project

It has been a while since my last post, though I did not do much or did do a lot... strange that I can't remember, I did infact finish one project.

The project involves Flash - XML - MySQL and PHP integration. Primarily using Action Script, this is a campaign web presence and I urge to visit the website

On a side note, I will also encourage everyone, even if you who are not in Nepal or do not do any work related to human rights or social inclusion, to pledge your commitment to end caste discrimination and untouchability practicies. By getting people to know about these ghastly practicies in which people of "certain" communities are treated as "untouchables", and are subjected to inhumane acts and at times even killed for "violating" these so called norms.

Nepal has recently enacted a new law that outlaws such practicies and discrimination based on caste. This campaign aims to raise public awareness about the law and to advocate for its effective implementation.

Jointly undertaken by the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) and the country's National Dalit Commission, the campaign was started on 16 September and will continue until 24 December.

Make your mark - pledge your commitment - spread the word!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Unicode to Preeti Conversion - Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" compatibility

Regarding compatibility for the Macintosh OS X version of this utility, the last release of the project, 0.8.4b (for Mac OS X 10.6.6) should work on Lion.

People who tried this version on OS X 10.7 have reported no issues, if you are using an earlier version of the Converter and encounter problems in Lion, please upgrade to version 0.8.4b.

Meanwhile, I continue to work on a release for a full "Lion" version. Support will be gradually added for converting Unicode to other fonts (including Hindi fonts) continues.

The last stable version, 0.8 already has support for converting following fonts:
  • Preeti, to and from, Unicode
  • Kantipur, to and from, Unicode
  • Fontasy Himal, to, Unicode
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