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Nihanth Subramanya
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Your everyday geek, and then some.
Your everyday geek, and then some.

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Found this shot taken from the Pacific Coast Highway in Summer '15. Oh man.

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Today I set up side by side colored diffs for Mercurial. This may not seem like a big deal, but there were a few problems I encountered: Most solutions online point to using the extdiff extension – this doesn’t work too great with hg qdiff. Side by side…

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Over the last week, I got myself a VPS on DigitalOcean and have been playing around with it. Something I’ve wanted to do for a while is to set up a VPN tunnel for myself, and I finally did it. I decided to write a blog post on my setup. I have a Raspberry…

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Observing people working on various things as we approach the end of the semester inspired me to write a blog post on workflows and productivity (and how I manage things personally). Maybe this will help someone :)

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In my last post I included a to-do list of sorts that I expected to complete before writing the next one. None of the items in the list have been crossed off, but the progress over the last couple of days call for another post so here goes. First off:…

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Another GSoC and a new blog
I've been selected for Google Summer of Code again! I'll be working with the Instantbird team this time as well, to implement indexed chat history and infinite conversation scrollback. I'll be blogging my progress this time to http://nhnt11.com/blog. I've i...

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GSoC '13 is over!
Well, Summer of Code 2013 is officially over. My project has pretty much met what was in my proposal - the stats and ranking patch is r+ ...

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I've been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2013! I'll be working on a project for Instantbird - a Mozilla based instant messaging client.
Abstract - http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/nhnt11/7001
Project blog: http://awesometab.blogspot.com/

#gsoc2013 #mozilla #instantbird

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So I've written a Java app that lets you control your computer through IRC. You run the app on your computer, and it connects to IRC with a nick you specify. To use it, you send it a pre-defined passphrase as a PM through your favorite IRC client. You can then use pre-defined commands to control your computer. It can emulate keyboard/mouse input, modify the system clipboard, and run executables (including terminal commands). It also supports macros. Leave a comment if this interests you :) Also I'm a bit concerned about security issues, though for personal use I think it's fine.

The project is on google code: http://code.google.com/p/biirc/
Source available under GPL

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