Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

Hardy Heron for Human Beings

Recently I’ve installed Ubuntu 8.04 GNU/Linux flavour in my laptop and it simply works great!  The look and feel is pleasing and It makes life cool by helping on anything we need.  I’m starting to explore things around this OS and expecting a good knowledge gain in coming days, by leveraging the power of free-software.  Some stuffs here – Normally we are used with “ifconfig” command for interface configurations, but similar command “iwconfig” exists for Wireless interface configurations.  This command is useful for display of wireless connections and make its configurations.   For compilation of C program via gcc “sudo apt-get install build-essential” package is required.   This installs the basic build packages for C and C++ program compilations and linkings.

Source Insight

The code navigator tool, Source Insight I’ve used for past 2 years was really helpful and productive one.  Many advanced features like script support, macro recording & invocation were really cool.  Listing of required symbols and filtration of relevant information across project, different tree views of function callers, callees along with LOC were interesting.  Some user defined scripts which was heavily used for code review comments addition which had links to original comment location with exporting to required file were quite useful.  Even-though this write-up looks like an advertisement to source insight, I’ve given only my thoughts as a satisfied end-user.  I’m searching for this kind of navigator tool in any GNU/Linux distributions, but couldn’t find yet.  Still I’m OK with Cscope and grep now.  Anyone using some powerful C code navigators in Unix flavored OS, please send that pointer to me.

IPv6 Day 06/06/06

Today a milestone day for IPv6 protocol, by taking the “6Bone” experimental network out of Internet. This network acted as a back-bone connector back-bone for IPv6 users on Internet for its communication, which routes IPv6 packets tunneled over IPv4 network. By phasing out this network, the IPv6 protocols are now be able to communicate natively as IPv4 protocols on Internet. The famous 6Bone prefix 3FFE::/16 will no more be used and it’ll be returned to IANA for its future allocation. Welcome to the world of native IPv6 networking!

Journal Paper Publication

The technical research paper done by Andal Mam and me in the area of Genetic Algorithms has been published in current issue of IJCES (International Journal of Computational Engineering Science). To view the abstract, please click the third link in this URL: