Sunny Santosh

2012 - The Year That Killed Blogging

As I go back and visit the blogs of all my friends . They all seemed to have the same pattern; their last blog entry was in 2012. Apparently 2012 was the year that killed blogging. Was it when Facebook tookover ? or Was it LinkedIn ?

Time to go back and figure.. 
Sunny Santosh

Linux Mint 12 vs Ubuntu 11.04

I am experimenting with various distros. I have been on ubuntu 10.10 - 11.04 for a while and it runs rocks stable. I have got everything configured the way I like. 

Based on the reviews on Distrowatch, I have also tried a hand at Linux Mint 12 which is a leading flavor of ubuntu but it found it be unstable and had issues like freezes without even beating it too much. But overall a nice distro for a desktop , very clean Gnome interface. Great if you are a linux noob and coming from a windows background. 
Sunny Santosh

TFTP Server setup on Ubuntu 11.04

The original poster of this is here

Get the required packages first. 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tftp-hpa tftpd-hpa

The default location for for TFTP files is /var/lib/tftpboot. You can set a different location later if you'd like, but you must chmod and chown the directory you choose.

sudo mkdir /var/lib/tftpboot
sudo chown nobody.nogroup /var/lib/tftpboot
sudo chmod 777 /var/lib/tftpboot

Edit the TFTP server configuration file to put the service in daemon mode and set a custom directory you may have chosen above.

sudo vi /etc/default/tftpd-hpa

Edit the file to your liking.
#Defaults for tftpd-hpa
OPTIONS="-l -s /var/lib/tftpboot"

Start the TFTP server. sudo /etc/init.d/tftpd-hpa start
Sunny Santosh

Karma == Good ? Heaven | Hell

Is there really a place in this universe such as Heaven or Hell. The answer is No. Heaven and Hell is on this earth. We make life hell for ourselves on this very own earth by doing bad karma and causing pain. Life is beautiful and heavenly when all you do is good. The rules are simple. The life we get to live is a direct result of the choices we make and what we make out of things that happen with us. 
Sunny Santosh

After a along sabbatical...

Last year has been very eventful, the details of which I still cant make public, but I have come back stronger, rising from the ashes of a cold bitter battle as a winner. It ain't over yet but I have mastered the winning moves. The haunted now turns the hunter.... 
Sunny Santosh

Why I dont Facebook enuf

Networking openly on Facebook invades my privacy. I hope Facebook comes out with a solution for this. The gist of it is , if you had a girlfriend X and a girlfirend Y and you connected with them on FB, they will probably connect with eachother and figure it out and you will be the connection bridge.Hmm .. suicidal..

Sunny Santosh

Decompiling Android Apps

Android app's consists of .dex files which I believe is not currently possible to decompile in to Java source code. This is good thing as of this date. And I hope it continues to be so.

Android apk like any other java binary can b decompiled the sad but truth about Java apps.