Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tip for securing your email id from spammers

Here is a tips for securing your email id from spammers. The email id if posted in public forums as a plain text is prone to SPAM attacks. This is because there are lots of robots softwares running across the internet which scans for email ids.

To avoid exposing your email address on your WWW pages, we can convert it to an image format. And post this resulting image on to different forums.

Try this recipe, executed on Linux command shell

pbmtext -builtin fixed you@domain.com | pnmcrop | ppmtogif > email.gif

The resulting image is in email.gif file, which can be posted as an image signature/avatar in various discussion forums.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Taking Book Type Printouts on Open Office Word application.

Booktype printouts reduces the paper usage to 1/4th. you can take 4 pages in One sheet of paper. You can do this using OpenOffice.
This is what you need to do.

  1. Select Print option from the File menu
  2. In Printer Properties, select the following options
  3. A4, Landscape, Short Edge
  4. In the Print Options select the option: Brochure

Once you do this settings, you should be able to get the printout in a booktype format, with pages appearing correctly as in a Book. You can fold it and staple at the middle to get a single book.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My Thoughts

My Thoughts

A very good article from the author of "Life Beyond Code":

25 ways to distinguish yourself

This article is written by the Rajesh Shetty,
Chairman, Cignex.com [a startup in the Silicon Valley]

He is a writer of many articles and book called "Life beyond code". To
read his blog, Please visit : http://blog.lifebeyondcode.com

The profile :
Rajesh Setty has been a brilliant student throughout his life. He has
generally topped in all the grades. He has had a passion for writing
right from The age of 10. The talk above will be based on a his book
titled ‘Beyond Code’. After his Engg, he worked with companies at
California, USA. Later he started a company named CIGNEX which provides
software solutions using Open Source. After 5 years, it is now a
fledging company getting all its projects through in bound requirement
calls. Rajesh is now in the process of writing his next book,
elaborating on the above theme. He has also started his second company
called Compassites in Bangalore.


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bengaluru Spaghetti, Chennai Fajitas-u

Bengaluru Spaghetti, Chennai Fajitas-u

This is my friend and collegue Pradeep Sriram's blog.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006