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Archives for year: 2012

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December

Happy New Year!
Wishing everybody a very happy 2013
Life and Leisure Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 09:49 IST
(last updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 09:49 IST)
Indian Cricket needs a passionate Test captain
Why the Indian Test match side needs different leadership going forward
Sports Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:05 IST
(last updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:16 IST)

November

Jeremy Brett (second attempt)
A second attempt at drawing Jeremy Brett, the British actor famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 20:46 IST
(last updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 20:46 IST)
Comedy Actor Goundamani
An attempt at a portrait of Tamil comedy actor Goundamani
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Sat, Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:52 IST
(last updated: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:52 IST)
Portrait of actor Kamal Haasan
An attempt at a portrait of a young Kamal Hassan, veteran South Indian actor
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Thu, Nov 1, 2012 @ 15:37 IST
(last updated: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 @ 15:45 IST)

October

Papa Hari World Government's Certificate for Political Correctness
Papa Hari World Government returns with a new scheme to boost its sagging revenues.
Humour and Nonsense Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:00 IST
(last updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 17:41 IST)
Portrait of Rajnikanth
A portrait of Superstar Rajnikanth, drawn in MyPaint
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 15:13 IST
(last updated: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 15:13 IST)
Sir Winston Churchill portrait
My portrait of the British Prime Minister during World War II, Sir Winston Churchill
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 16:25 IST
(last updated: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 16:25 IST)
Jeremy Brett portrait
My attempt at a portrait of the late British actor Jeremy Brett
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:48 IST
(last updated: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:48 IST)
Inkscape video tutorial - drawing a speech baloon for your comic
How to create a speech baloon for comics using Inkscape - a video tutorial
Tutorials and HOWTOs Sun, Oct 28, 2012 @ 11:42 IST
(last updated: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 @ 11:42 IST)
My GIMP video tutorial - creating a website theme
My GIMP video tutorial on how to create a website theme
Tutorials and HOWTOs Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 22:23 IST
(last updated: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 @ 09:22 IST)
Another site CSS overhaul
Yet another site CSS overhaul - this time, back to a fixed width theme
Site management Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 15:13 IST
(last updated: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 15:19 IST)
Round up of video encoding on Linux
A round up of encoding videos in Linux
Tutorials and HOWTOs Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 14:57 IST
(last updated: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 09:39 IST)
Sherlock Holmes caricature
A comic rendering of the iconic detective of fiction, Sherlock Holmes
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Sun, Oct 21, 2012 @ 09:56 IST
(last updated: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 09:29 IST)
The slippery slope of "Justice"
Why justice is an elusive concept, and why courts of law cannot always be blamed for not delivering it
People and society Sat, Oct 20, 2012 @ 22:00 IST
(last updated: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 16:25 IST)

September

Developing an ultra-lightweight web message board/forum system
Currently I am developing an ultra-lightweight bulletin board/forum/message board system in Python and SQLite 3 - here are the screenshots of early development
My software Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 20:04 IST
(last updated: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 12:37 IST)
LiteraryForums.org is now back!
Announcing the return of literaryforums.org
Site management Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 09:58 IST
(last updated: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:00 IST)

August

On Mailing Lists
Why I am not a fan of mailing lists
Software and Technology Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 13:39 IST
(last updated: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 13:48 IST)
Revamped the Articles section of this site
I've revamped the 'Articles' section of this website to use a Wiki in order to easily create and update content
Site management Sat, Aug 25, 2012 @ 16:05 IST
(last updated: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 21:49 IST)
The concept of preliminary objections in Law
What are preliminary objections in law and what is the scope of such pleadings?
People and society Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @ 10:29 IST
(last updated: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @ 12:15 IST)
How to set your computer's hardware clock to local time and make Linux recognize it
How to coordinate multiple Linux distributions to the correctly set hardware clock as local time zone clock
Tutorials and HOWTOs Sun, Aug 5, 2012 @ 13:06 IST
(last updated: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 @ 14:19 IST)

July

From GnuCash to KMyMoney back to GnuCash
Why you should choose your accounting software carefully and after much thought
Software and Technology Sun, Jul 29, 2012 @ 21:07 IST
(last updated: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 @ 21:50 IST)
The Art of being in Two Places at once
An essential and important skill of a courtroom advocate/attorney/barrister is to be able to represent all his/her cases adequately
People and society Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 21:25 IST
(last updated: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 21:26 IST)

June

Android battery life - my Sony Xperia Ray
Battery life on my Sony Xperia Ray Android 2.3 handset
Software and Technology Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:10 IST
(last updated: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:11 IST)
My NetBSD experiment - NetBSD post-installation notes: Part 1
Some of my notes on my explorations in installing and using NetBSD as a desktop OS.
Tutorials and HOWTOs Sat, Jun 23, 2012 @ 21:38 IST
(last updated: Sat, Jun 23, 2012 @ 22:32 IST)
Why I think Free Software and Open Source ideas can never reconcile
An essay on the fundamental differences between Open Source and Free Software and why the two concepts might never be reconcilable in principle
Software and Technology Sun, Jun 17, 2012 @ 13:22 IST
(last updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 11:31 IST)
Sri Aurobindo portrait
My attempt at a portrait of Sri Aurobindo
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 14:07 IST
(last updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 14:08 IST)
Coded a simple search engine on this blog
Added a simple full text search functionality on this blog
Site management Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 14:50 IST
(last updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 14:50 IST)
Thoughts on creativity
Thoughts on creativity, the creative process and what factors motivate and demotivate a hobbyist from pursuing creative projects
Life and Leisure Sat, Jun 9, 2012 @ 21:03 IST
(last updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 @ 10:24 IST)
Papa Hari's Environmentally Friendly Freedom of Speech Law
A new law that will achieve the twin objectives of protecting the environment while at the same time preserving the freedom of all citizens across the globe
Humour and Nonsense Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 19:35 IST
(last updated: Sat, Jun 9, 2012 @ 15:32 IST)
Interpreting Law and its pitfalls
Interpretation of Law is not just plain meaning of words
People and society Wed, Jun 6, 2012 @ 08:02 IST
(last updated: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 @ 08:08 IST)

May

Legalease Reloaded - Episode 8
This is the eighth episode of my Legalease Reloaded comic.
Legalease Reloaded comic Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 16:26 IST
(last updated: Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 16:30 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 7
Seventh episode of my Legalease Reloaded comic
Legalease Reloaded comic Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 16:39 IST
(last updated: Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 16:39 IST)
Seven years of blogging completed this month!
This blog has completed seven years and while not such a big feat, it at least deserved a mention
Site management Sun, May 20, 2012 @ 18:53 IST
(last updated: Sun, May 20, 2012 @ 19:10 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 6
The sixth episode of my Legalease Reloaded comic.
Legalease Reloaded comic Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 16:58 IST
(last updated: Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 16:58 IST)
Workflow tutorial: how to draw a digital comic strip entirely with free software
Workflow tutorial - how to create a digital comic/webcomic with free and open source software
Tutorials and HOWTOs Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 10:51 IST
(last updated: Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 12:49 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 5
Episode 5 of my Legalease Reloaded comic
Legalease Reloaded comic Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 16:09 IST
(last updated: Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 16:09 IST)
Study of faces - how to draw cartoon faces (a cheat sheet)
A simple study of how to draw cartoon faces of different genders and ages.
Tutorials and HOWTOs Wed, May 9, 2012 @ 12:04 IST
(last updated: Sat, May 19, 2012 @ 19:16 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 4
The fourth episode of my Legalease Reloaded comic
Legalease Reloaded comic Mon, May 7, 2012 @ 11:03 IST
(last updated: Mon, May 7, 2012 @ 11:03 IST)
Wrestler - a caricature
My comic impression of an old fashioned wrestler
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 16:23 IST
(last updated: Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 16:23 IST)
My toolkit for digital artwork: free software
What free software tools I use for creating my digital comics and miscellaneous artwork.
Software and Technology Thu, May 3, 2012 @ 18:42 IST
(last updated: Thu, May 3, 2012 @ 18:51 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 3
Third Episode of my new comic series: Legalease Reloaded
Legalease Reloaded comic Wed, May 2, 2012 @ 15:05 IST
(last updated: Wed, May 2, 2012 @ 22:22 IST)

April

Drawing a human hand - my technique
How to draw a human hand - or rather my own study of drawing a human hand from reference.
Tutorials and HOWTOs Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @ 17:24 IST
(last updated: Wed, May 9, 2012 @ 11:41 IST)
Drafting legal pleadings - an overview
My take on how important legal pleadings are in any lawsuit
People and society Sat, Apr 28, 2012 @ 16:13 IST
(last updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @ 07:33 IST)
Legalease Reloaded - Episode 2
Second episode of Legalease Reloaded the comic.
Legalease Reloaded comic Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 18:32 IST
(last updated: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 18:55 IST)
Simple technique to make your site mobile-friendly
How to render your website on mobile browsers in an easily readable format without too much effort
Tutorials and HOWTOs Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 16:44 IST
(last updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @ 07:34 IST)
The Legalease - Reloaded (new series)
First comic of a new series, the Legalease Reloaded
Legalease Reloaded comic Fri, Apr 6, 2012 @ 13:31 IST
(last updated: Fri, Apr 6, 2012 @ 13:54 IST)
The art of drafting contracts
The elements necessary to draft a good business contract
People and society Thu, Apr 5, 2012 @ 10:27 IST
(last updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @ 07:35 IST)

March

Enabling Bluetooth file transfers on any Android device
How to send files to your Android device via Bluetooth file transfer (FTP or OPP)
Tutorials and HOWTOs Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 17:15 IST
(last updated: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 17:16 IST)
How to get an old dot matrix printer to work on your Linux laptop
How to get an old dot matrix printer to work on a laptop without a parallel port.
Tutorials and HOWTOs Thu, Mar 1, 2012 @ 14:54 IST
(last updated: Sat, Mar 3, 2012 @ 14:22 IST)

February

blogspot.com now becomes blogspot.in
Why I feel users should start giving up sites which don't give you full control of your own content
Internet and Blogging Sun, Feb 19, 2012 @ 21:40 IST
(last updated: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 @ 21:44 IST)
Yoga Master
My impression of a modern day Yoga Master
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Sat, Feb 18, 2012 @ 20:57 IST
(last updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2012 @ 11:49 IST)
A fresh look for 2012
Old wine in new bottle - your feedback requested
Site management Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 18:32 IST
(last updated: Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 18:34 IST)
New Papa Hari Law: SODHA Law
Papa Hari news service brings out the latest goings on in the Papa Hari World Government
Humour and Nonsense Sun, Feb 5, 2012 @ 10:33 IST
(last updated: Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 19:54 IST)

January

Reasonable expectations of professionally qualified individuals
My thoughts on the legitimate expectations of professionally qualified people and their responsibilities
People and society Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:52 IST
(last updated: Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:52 IST)
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
A rendering of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose I created
Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 09:47 IST
(last updated: Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 09:49 IST)