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Technical

The MBP Reborn

About two weeks ago my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) decided to call it quits. I was writing an email. The display went blank. I connected an external monitor; nothing. I tried to cold reboot; nothing. Nothing I did could reboot it.

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Technical

PropertyBinder class in Qt

In QML we have this super-cool feature that allows us to bind the property value of one object as a function of the property value of another object. For instance Item { width: anotherItem.width * 2 } In the example above, the width of one item is twice the width of another item. If for […]

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Moments Technical

Acoustic Panels, Flooring, Full HD Projector, 320cm Screen, Kodi Home Theatre …

In Aug this year, I dropped by at the Bangalore 2016 WhatHiFi event. Every piece of equipment that go into making a good home theater was featured in the event. On display were projectors, screens, speaker systems, amplifiers, seating furniture… Everything you would need to build a great home theater. Both desi and international brands were on […]

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Technical

Making technology training experiential

Since 2003, I have been conducting corporate training programs on various subjects like Qt, OpenGL, VTK, GCF. At one point I was even teaching Linux Kernel and Device Driver Programming, thanks to my employment at Linux Learning Centre. Over the past 13 years, I have been able to observe certain meta-data about the training that […]

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Moments Technical

OpenGL Course @ Havelsan, Ankara, Turkey

What an awesome and intellectually satisfying time I had in Ankara, Turkey giving a course on OpenGL to 16 wonderful people at Havelsan.

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Technical

MacBook Pro – the best notebook I have ever bought!

On February 2013, I bought a 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Display Notebook. It came with a 512GB solid state drive, 16 GB of RAM, 2.7 GHz i7 processor running Mac OS 10.8. Over the years I have upgraded the OS to Mavericks and now Yosemite. It will be 2 years since I bought the laptop in […]

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Technical

Simple JSON Parser / Serializer in Qt

Today XML and JSON are hot formats for data exchange. While Qt natively supports XML, it doesnt support JSON (well directly). Most developers use external libraries like qjson to serialize QVariantMap objects to a json-string and parse json-string into QVariantMap. One of the key disadvantages of using qjson (or maybe even other libraries) is the […]

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Technical

World Wide Economy Collapse – Explained!

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Philosophy Technical

Machinery of the “Brain”

I have been reading this book called Tell-a-tale Brain from V. S. Ramachandran. I must say that his books are just as pleasing to read as it is to listening to his talks. The book brings together the author’s findings from several years of research about the human brain. With interesting tales, research findings and […]

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Technical

GCFApplicationServer and Clean-URLs

GCFApplicationServer provides a neat platform for hosting Qt/GCF components and then accessing objects and their methods from an external system like a browser or remote GCF application. Up until GCF 2.5.0 we have been supporting AJAX style access to objects and their methods (available on GCFApplicationServer).