Why Emacs?

This is my answer to “Why Emacs?” question. I am not against any type of tool. Text Editor and/or IDE is just a tool. No tool is perfect and no single tool can be used for all problems and requirements. Each tool has its own place, merits and demerits. I do not lock myself to any philosophy or platform. I always keep an open mind towards tools so that I will be flexible in choosing the right tool to solve a given problem.

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Jolla Sailfish Mobile Phone and OS Review

Approximately one year ago, I started using Jolla Sailfish Mobile Phone after my not so great previous endeavour with Firefox OS. Thankfully Jolla Sailfish Phone indeed improved my confidence about alternate Mobile Phone Operating Systems. Experience of using a device with Gesture based user input is sleek and refreshing.


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Why I can’t decide PHP is not good, without using PHP?

Someone asked me how can I comment on PHP when I am not a PHP programmer and never used it.

When there was a time for me to decide my programming language choice I shortlisted python and ruby. And learned both.

I took help of various blogs by tech experts at that time to conclude that PHP is not good enough to learn from scratch when I am starting new. Why not just learn some better option like python?

What is wrong in just following the opinions of the tech bloggers?

Why should I first master PHP to conclude its bad?

Firefox Mobile Phone OS Review

I always preferred a basic model mobile phone. I do not like smartphones. I would like to keep all the “smart” apps to either tab or to laptop. Even Smart Watch is fine. But phone I like basic version only.

The only exception to this was Ubuntu Phone. I was and I am waiting for it since the first day Canonical announced about it. I am still waiting. 😡
Hence I decided to just use my then current basic model Nokia phone until Ubuntu phone is launched.

Then one day news came that Firefox Mobile phone is launched in India. Mozilla has exclusively partnered with one of the top Indian e-commerce player Snapdeal and the phone will be available through them only.
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Dvorak Keyboard Layout – Because It Makes Sense

Dvorak Layout is the Computer Keyboard layout Designed by Dr. August Dvorak and his brother-in-law, Dr. William Dealey and patented in 1936. It has different key placements from the most widely used QWERTY keyboard layout and looks like this:

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. Image From Wikipedia.

I first heard about Dvorak in some random IRC discussion around 2009-2010. After researching about it online I decided to learn it.

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What’s in a name?

…that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

I started my initial Linux blog at the same time when Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 was about to launch. Being a Ubuntu fan I spent a lot of my time contributing and chatting in Ubuntu Support channels on IRC at that time.

One day, while waiting for the announcement of the next version of Ubuntu, I made a joke in IRC channel, that the next name for the Ubuntu O.S. , in the series ‘M’ might be “Mighty Monkey”.

After Canonical disappointed me by naming the next version Maverick Meerkat, I decided to use that name for my blog. Hence the name! My first blog was deleted due to some technical reason. I am starting here with fresh content.

Hello world! / राम राम

Welcome to my wordpress blog. I will be writing about technology, politics, social issues and other general topics.

I will try to rewrite few articles from my previous blog here as best as possible. That old blog was deleted accidentally. I lost some nice articles there.

Please leave your feedback.

राम राम पावनं. माझ्या वर्डप्रेस ब्लॉग वर आपले स्वागत आहे. मी तंत्रज्ञान, राजकारण, सामाजिक समस्या आणि इतर सामान्य विषया बद्दल लिहित जाईन. मी शक्य तितके माझ्या मागील ब्लॉग मधुन काही लेख पुनर्लिखित करण्याचा प्रयत्न करेल. तो जुना ब्लॉग चुकून हटवण्यात आला होता. त्यात मी काही छान लेख गमावले.

आपला अभिप्राय द्या.