Friday, June 22, 2012

ASP.NET on a Macintosh

Greetings all,

This has been a question running through many minds, can one do ASP.NET programming on a Mac. Well I have just tried it out and it works!

So far, I tried only basic scripts and these executed perfectly on my MacBook Pro. Can't wait to dive deep into it!

Stay tuned for updates...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Moved to Thailand -- Internet!?

Greetings fellow programmers and computer people!

I have recently moved to Thailand and found a new place to stay, now only thing remaining before I can start churning out one line of code after another and sharing it with the wider world outside my MacBook (x2) and MacBook Pro is getting the wire to the outside world -- yes, I am talking about Internet!

My apartment has free wireless for its residents but the speed is terrible, now I am trying to get a line of my own -- easier said than done -- in fact the problem is finding a good source of information, there are many many websites, unfortunately all in Thai.

So, now being the the helpful kind I am  (yeah right!!!), I am sharing unofficial Google Translation translated versions of pages that I found helpful, also included are the URLs of the pages and the Thai versions as they appear on these pages.

Please note that I take no responsibility for the text underneath, I have simply copy pasted the Thai version and the version translated by Google Translation (Link to translation), page version as of 19 June 2012, 09:45 local Thai time.

Mi-Fi (from TrueCorp)

  • - รองรับการแชร์อินเตอร์เน็ตแบบ Wi-Fi,
      เข้าใช้งานได้พร้อมกัน 5 เครื่อง
  • - รองรับเครือข่าย 3G/HSPDA คลื่นความถี่
      850/1900/2100 MHz
  • - รองรับความเร็วสูงสุด 7.2 Mbps
      (Download) และ 5.7 Mbps (Upload)
  • - หน้าจอแสดงผล OLED แบตเตอรี่
      1500 mA, ใช้งานได้นาน 4 ชม.

- Support for shared Internet access Wi-Fi,. Access 5 computers at once. 
- Support for network 3G/HSPDA spectrum. 850/1900/2100 MHz.
- Supports a maximum speed of 7.2 Mbps. (Download) and 5.7 Mbps (Upload). 
- OLED screen displays the battery. 1500 mA, up to 4 hour

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Search engine optmization for Cultures-Connect

Search engine optimization for Cultures Connect ( is a project that I have just taken up, it involves comprehensive search engine optimization and promotion of the website. In addition to employing traditional SEO techniques, customized content is also being developed for the website.

Cultures-connect is an initiative of two social and cultural anthropologists and it is conceived as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking individuals interested in inter-cultural encounters. It also aims to promote cultural exchanges on a high level. The specialties of the institution involve organizing specialized travel, launching social projects and anthropological research.

Personally, while working on this project, I have found that it is engaged in wonderful work in remote Himalayan communities, I encourage you to visit their website, not only to see my work, but more to see their work and be inspired by them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Report about the 100-day campaign website on CNN

It is not often that a drop in the ocean feels like much, infact I will still call an action I took few months back as a mere drop in the ocean, but I am proud that I was atleast able to to make this one drop contribution.

I developed the website for the 100-day campaign against caste-based discrimination and untouchability, At the end of its 100-day activism, the website proudly received pledges from more than 1600 people who committed themselves to end caste-based discrimination and untouchability practices.

I was especially gratified to see the website being featured on the CNN iReport website, Rikke Nöhrlind, Coordinator of International Dalit Solidarity Network noted, “The campaign is a fantastic initiative and we would like to encourage everyone to go to the website and register their commitment to help end one of the biggest human rights issues the world is facing today.”
Read the complete CNN iReport at

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Staying safe from MacDefender, MacProtector or MacSecurity malwares

According to the Apple KnowledgeBase article (,

This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software). Its ultimate goal is to get the user's credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes.

The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity.

A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender "anti-virus" software to solve the issue.

Apple released a free software update (Security Update 2011-003) that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants.

The Resolution section below also provides step-by-step instructions on how to avoid or manually remove this malware.

For details visit: