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Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

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Posted on Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 16:29 IST (last updated: Sun, Mar 9, 2014 @ 16:29 IST)

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

A portrait of Bharat Ratna, the Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, one of India's Classical Music Legends.

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How to refill and clean inkjet printer cartridges

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Posted on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 14:56 IST (last updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 @ 15:04 IST)

Recently I was debating whether I would need a laser printer because our office workload has increased and I found that I required more and more refills of our printer ink cartridge. At first, I debated purchasing a laser printer, but then decided that the quantity of printing per month really didn't justify investing in one.

Buying original HP cartridges is out of the question. The price per page works out very high and considering the volume of printing we do, it is infeasible.

Pre-refilled cartridges still cost a lot of money (a little more than half the price of an original new cartridge). And while re-refilling a cartridge from the local refill store is still cheaper, it suddenly dawned on me: why not refill cartridges myself? It's not rocket science and I can get the ink at a fraction of the cost.

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Will your electronic documents be readable 30 years from now?

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:14 IST (last updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 11:33 IST)

Pen on paperThis is a question that occurred to me when I first figured out that the legacy StarOffice binary format (SDW) is no longer being supported by LibreOffice or OpenOffice starting from version 4 onwards. To me, it was a matter of concern because I had actively used the original proprietary (but freeware) StarOffice suite in the late 1990s and when it become open-sourced in early 2000. As a result, I have quite a number of documents in the SDW format. Considering the implications, I recently spent quite a long time in manually converting these files to ODT using LibreOffice 3.x, to preserve and ensure future readability. Even though these documents might not be useful or relevant to me at present, yet they represent quite a bit of my early creative writing efforts which I'd like to keep around.

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TVS-e Bharat Gold Keyboard review follow up

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 13:13 IST (last updated: Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 19:52 IST)

A video demonstration showing the clicking noise of the Cherry MX Blue switches on the TVS-e Bharat Gold keyboard as a follow up to my review.

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Concept Art: Tomboy

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Posted on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:34 IST (last updated: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 @ 12:34 IST)

Concept Art: Tomboy

Another concept portrait drawn in comic style from my imagination. With MyPaint on my HP Touchsmart tm2.
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Concept Art: Tough Woman

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Posted on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 17:43 IST (last updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:43 IST)

Tough Woman

My concept of a tough woman, cartoon style. Drawn on my HP Touchsmart tm2 and MyPaint.

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