I’ts amazing what you can whip up in just 15 minutes using CPAN (including reading the documentation). #!/usr/bin/env perl use warnings; use strict; =head1 INTRODUCTION Checks if there are new unread messages in your GMail Inbox. =head1 USAGE $ perl check_gmail.pl 1 Swaroop C H Looks like check_gmail.pl works =cut ############## Configuration ############## # ChangeContinue reading “check_gmail”
A couple of weeks ago (on July 7th), we had a YEFI Day at work. YEFI stands for Yahoo! Employee Foundation India. As part of the celebrations, we got the Parikrma kids to come and visit our Yahoo! offices. The Jayanagar children (who see me every Saturday) visited the M G Road office, and asContinue reading “Parikrma kids visit Yahoo!”
Today, I achieved 34 km. Yeah, my stamina has improved. Here’s some of the “running gyaan” I’ve collected over the past few months: Learn to listen to your body Learn to distinguish between feeling tired or just feeling fatigue, feeling the need for water and the need to take rest. I attribute a part ofContinue reading “Running”
In the first weekend of this month, my trekking gang and myself went to Mullainagiri and Bababudangiri for trekking. We’ve never experienced a “monsoon trek” / “rain trek”, so this was our chance to go for it. I’ve done the Mullainagiri trek before and I was quite looking forward to it again. I remember myContinue reading “Mullainagiri and Bababudangiri”
From the latest Perl.com newsletter* : Did you know that the country with the second-largest number of Perl.com readers is India? That’s right! Greetings to everyone on the subcontinent; tell your friends about us. It’s ironic that an O’Reilly site’s newsletter is not archived anywhere on the web.
When I look at people around me, I often ponder how they manage to live life just like any other day. They tackle work and fun and go home and watch TV and sleep. Then, get up the next day and the cycle continues. I think of them as analogous to “machines”. On the otherContinue reading “Motivation”
After reading about Mark Pilgrim’s famous switch from Mac OS X to Ubuntu along with his list of must-use stuff, I installed Ubuntu Linux on my system (and removed Fedora Linux in the process…) First impressions: It is fast. Here’s where I say “Bye Bye Fedora”. Firefox runs smoothly whereas it used to crawl andContinue reading “Ubuntu”
I’m getting addicted to RadioVerve. Keep up the good work guys!