Thursday 25 September 2008

Chrome pains

I was quite excited to try google chrome. Thanks to SEV, I have chrome that pretends to run. But In less ten seconds after starting it for the first time, I see serious problems.
1) It runs on top of wine, which essentially means that I should be ready for surprises and occasional crashes.
2) I cannot maximize it... WTF. When I click on maximize button it maximizes only along vertical direction. Actually it appears to have maximized but 30% portion on the right side (which contains ALL the important buttons etc.) simply disappears.... I am unsure if thats intended. Interestingly, I can easily drag it to fit my whole screen. Duh...
3) Support for UTF-8 is pathetic (basically there is no support. i see only blocks in place of special utf-8 characters despite the fact that chrome does detect character encoding correctly)
4) I decided to write this post from chrome and it just crashed. A lot of wine-based applications do that. But it definitely creates a very bad first impression.

So right now, even though I have a chrome shortcut created on my desktop, I don't think I would bother to click it much often. May be I will wait for official release google that runs natively.

Monday 22 September 2008

memory leaks

Memory leak is the scariest thing in a programmer's life. I had a MAJOR memory leak in my code and I was using it for last 8 months without even realizing it. Thanks to GBs of RAM that we are becoming comfortably numb to things like these

Monday 15 September 2008

The Departed

Saw "The Departed" the other day. Nice movie. Keeps you guessing all the time. Even better is the sound track. Most of us seem to know "shipping up to Boston" which is rocking... But the main theme and "the departed tango" just mesmerized me. Not to forget "comfortably numb"

All in all its one superb soundtrack

Friday 12 September 2008

the list goes on...

raghu , ashish , sandeep, rohit, arvind, abhinav, sairahul

Sunday 7 September 2008