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Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007, 06:20 pm
Ruby IDE - Netbeans ?

are you simply waiting for your frozen up IDE to unfreeze while working in Ruby ?

The past month or so have been kinda painful working with IntelliJ. The IDE used to just freeze up, with and without JVM optimizations

Have always been meaning to get back to Netbeans and give it a good shot. Use it for a bit and see how it holds up.
And the past two days have been fabulous. Have not been able to check out all the features, but its good enough. The only issue being unfamiliar key bindings, but thats just sometime before I remap all the key bindings to what I am used to.

Instead of re-iterating Netbeans goodness, here is a good post by someone else detailing it ( with lotsa nice screen shots )
Flash videos
Tor Norbye actively writing about his progress with the Ruby support on Netbeans
Net Beans Ruby wiki
Download location

its all here. Get onto a better Ruby IDE .... for now :)

Wed, Oct. 17th, 2007, 08:30 pm
Save Nanda Road dot com'd

Save Nanda Road ( http://savenandaroad.com )

I love this stretch and I am glad there are folks who feel the same and are doing some thing about it.

Sun, Oct. 14th, 2007, 03:30 pm
small pleasures

a friend pointed this out.
Searching for Firefox bicycles pulls BumsOnTheSaddle as the first result. Above Firefox bikes, the company that actually makes them :)

Like I mentioned. Small pleasures. :)

Wed, Oct. 10th, 2007, 08:20 pm
Cycling lanes in Bangalore

Cycling lane on Cubbon road

Came across a cycling lane on Cubbon Road in Bangalore. pretty neat

Mon, Oct. 8th, 2007, 12:45 am


Samim and Vibhor get quite a welcome :) I think they deserve it !
More pictures 

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2007, 08:58 pm
join the victory lap

Samim and Vibhor are back from their month long running (Bangalore to Mumbai) and cycling (Mumbai to Bangalore) endeavor.

They will be at Mekhri circle at 9:45 am and at the G.P.O at 10am. nikhile and I are planning to join them on their last leg along with other cyclists, to cheer them on.

Wanna join us ? Just dust that cycle sitting in the corner and come along :)

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2007, 09:19 am
Ruby + IntelliJ getting on your nerves ?

Using the RubyPlugin with IntelliJ can cause serious hair loss at times when IntelliJ freezes up as it goes on a tangent doing Garbage collection and god knows what else.

We made some small changes to the jvm parameters which seem to help enormously.

now my idea.vmoptions file looks like this (tweaked some numbers and added the last two lines. The idea.vmoptions file sits in the bin folder on linux).
Basically swapped in a different Garbage collector (the concurrent low pause collector) and also used the server mode for the JVM.

Thanks Chris.

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2007, 09:02 am


The power of blogging and the internet.

We recently got to know about this group called TreesForFree who are planting trees in and around Bangalore. Our group, TheGreenForce, wanted to do pretty much the same.  Looks like its time to just join up forces instead of fragmenting and starting something new.

Sun, Sep. 30th, 2007, 11:15 am
Peddle an Invention

Innovate-or-die contest

Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007, 09:14 pm

Store your phone contacts on the net, securely !

I dont have GPRS enabled on my phone but this sounds so freaking cool ! Plus the site is really really nice.
Time to complicate life and get GPRS enabled on my phone.
Airtel and GPRS not enabled ?
- send SMS ALL to 2567
- you would receive some settings in a few seconds
- accept them and then restart ur cell (I was advised to keep the phone switched off for a minute)
- and your good to go

Activation if free and the call centre dude mentioned that surfing is also free. I almost fell off my chair and was damn excited (dunno why) and asked him a plethora of questions. He then mentioned that I would be able to access only the Airtel website. * Sigh *

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