Monthly Archives: September 2008

Unix 101: File Attributes

So, we now know our way around the Unix filesystem now and we know how to read, move or delete files. We also know how to ask for help if we’re stuck. This post in the Unix 101 series will teach you about file permissions. We’ve been talking about Unix being a multi-user, multiprocessing system, […]

Holiday Destination – Gulmarg

  My favorite mountain resort in India is most definitely Gulmarg. Like Barney from HIMYM would say… Gulmarg’s beauty is LEGENDARY. Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is the nearest Airport and Gulmarg is about 2 hours from Srinagar. It’s proximity to Srinagar makes it easily accessible and visitors flock from far and near […]

Muxtape returns – relaunching in the service of bands

Muxtape, the widly popular and short lived service which that let users create virtual mixtapes, is coming back … in a different avatar. The site was pulled down after the RIAA sent the owner, Justin Ouellette a notice, just about a month after the launch. Muxtape already had an impressive 1 millon or so page […]

GNOME 2.24 released

The GNOME foundation has released the new version of the GNOME Desktop environment, version 2.24.  This release features a lot of bug fixes, performance improvements and new software. This is also the first release of the GNOME mobile platform which is already a part of the various Linux based mobile device platforms such as Ubuntu […]

Friday Linkfest #2

Welcome to the second edition of the Friday Linkfest. A week sure passes by quickly ! This post is to share with you guys some of the cool stuff that we’ve been reading here at NomadicRider.  Open Source 16 Free tutorials for top open source applications OStatic’s firefox superguide Old and evergreen posts from OStatic. […]

T-Mobile G1 – World’s first Android based Phone Launched

Finally !! The world’s first Android based phone has been launched by T-Mobile. Called the G1, the phone has apparently been made in collaboration with HTC. Why am I so excited about it ? Well, apart from being a pretty decent phone, this is also the first phone in the world to be based on […]

Raaga family restaurant – CMH Road, Bangalore

The restaurant seems a little confused as to how it wants to position itself. It has an ethnic Rajasthani ambience, Jagjit Singh ghazals as background score (yeah yeah, I know its not a movie) & Rasam as part of their Thali !! But if the food is good, who’s complaining ? The restaurant spans 3 […]

Canonical Offers Sale of Proprietary Codecs for Ubuntu

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has decided to offer it’s users the option of purchasing proprietary media codecs. It doesn’t matter if the users purchase their copy of Ubuntu, download it or bought a computer pre-installed with Ubuntu. There is an animated dicussion going on about this news at slashdot and other places. Canonical has […]

Friday Linkfest #1

So, I’ve been reading a lot. Two thousand seven hundred and ninety seven items in the last month, or so Google Reader tell me. While I’m at it, I decided that I might as well share some stuff with you guys. After all, reading is a good thing, right ? Here is a round up […]

Shiv Mandir at Gulmarg

A reminder of the excellent time we had at Gulmarg last month. The red building in the picture is a Shiva temple, probably the only one in the country with a Muslim priest. This temple has been featured in a number of bollywood movies and the guides around the place will happily fill you in […]