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Pradeeban Kathiravelu
PhD Researcher in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC), at IST, Lisbon, Portugal. Visiting Scholar at Emory University. Open Source Evangelist.
PhD Researcher in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC), at IST, Lisbon, Portugal. Visiting Scholar at Emory University. Open Source Evangelist.
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Every time Skype updates
Microsoft attempting to force two of their failed products to their unsuspecting users. I am not sure how ethically correct it is for Microsoft to try to trick the Skype users into setting Bing as the search engine, and MSN as the home page! I feel it is mo...

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Changing the address in Portugal's Financas portal
This took me some time to find how to change the address using the online portal for the Financas of Portugal. Writing them below for future references.   Financas Index Page To change address: https://www.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/alterarMoradaSingularesFor...

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TripAdvisor: How fake reviews can ruin your travel diaries..
There are many fake reviews in TripAdvisor. It is easy to spot one that harvests fake reviews. They are usually reviewers just have reviewed only the current one with a 5*. This is not to say that all the once-only reviewers are fake. But if a place is revi...

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Getting Scammed by an Uber driver in Brussels
Louvain-la-Neuve, by night When I was in the US, all the Uber and Lyft drivers I met were honest and professional. This may be also because of my limited experience with Uber or Lyft. Arrived in Brussels airport (BRU), we got to know that the Uber is not al...

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Changing Indentation in LaTeX Pseudocode
By default the algorithmic package indents 2 em. It can be reduced or increased using a simple command. Just place \algrenewcommand\algorithmicindent{0.5em} % or any other value as you wish before \begin{document} This will reduce or increase the indentatio...

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A few things that made my 2016 interesting..
2016 was a different year compared to the previous. It had a large share of sad moments. This post discusses only the happy moments and the memories that make my 2016 interesting. The order is random and does not indicate the order of significance or import...

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New vs. old memories
View from the top, Üetliberg We were considering spend the year end in Porto, a place that we visited in mid of 2013, after completing the first year of our MSc . It would have refreshed our memories from 3.5 years ago, as we did not visit the place lately....

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End the year in walks!
Cloudy Feldkirch! We completed the year with hikes in 3 cities/towns: i) Zurich, Switzerland , ii) Feldkirch, Austria, and iii) Vaduz, Liechtenstein. A hike in the Feldkirch is a good one, from the city center to the wild park! Give it a try even if you are...

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Liechtenstein by Public Transport
The beautiful Liechtenstein buses Liechtenstein is one of the cutest countries in the world. Going there from a far away country needs some planning since it does not have its own airport. Zurich airport is the closest and most convenient. From there, you h...
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