• Removing duplicate file and folders - Cleaning up my hard disks

    Ever since I started using a computer about 20 years ago, I carefully collect all the files thinking I would need in the future ...

  • Met an accident last year. My experience might be useful to you.

    I got my driver's license in 2006 and now I’m driving about 10+ years. I’m in my early thirties and always take extra caution while driving.  I consider myself a safe driver. As I was working hard on the weekdays, preparing for my wedding and other things were going on in my life on the weekends, I rarely find time for myself. On May 1st 2017(Labour Day), which is a h...

  • Parliamentary Election - 2015 & Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) in Dengue Infection

    Election results are coming in and I'm at home trying to find houses to rent. I have not been feeling well lately. Don't have motivation to do anything and mostly I feel tired and lazy nowadays. It's been a while since I posted anything to my blog and I have been avoiding to go to gym or to do any physical exercises. I thought that the fact that I had dengue fever last year might have do something with how I feel recently and was googling this morning to find about the aftereffects of dengue.<br...

  • Individualism and Collectivism and Metryingtolearnthemism

    I had no siblings till the age of 9. There were no many people in my village. At least about 200 meters distance to the next nearest house from mine. Most of them in my village were farmers. There were no political parties or much influence from politics. &nbsp;People didn't have much social interactions. Religious/civil ceremonies such as weddings, Hindu religious celebrations, Cultural celebrations and Friday prayers at temples were the main source of social interactions. Most of them knew mos...

  • Everything is a miracle

    Last Wednesday morning, I wanted to go to work early, complete my tasks doing a fine job and wanted come home early to start organizing my things in our new rented house. The house move made everything out of order lately. So, it was a must that I had to do something about my slightly changed new life. I was able to realize that I was physically running out of energy and started feeling lazy and had no motivation to correct things. I was thinking that the recent rainy climate or the wounds I had...

  • Leadership, Communication & Motivation

    I usually prefer to not write anything on leadership, management, motivation and the other similar topics as I wanted to keep myself as a person who absolutely has nothing to do with these things, however, the time has come to tell you:) what I think about these overrated L-word and the other cooperate holy words. I don’t know whether it's my friends; or the fact that ever since I started "ACTIV" with my friends, I’m on a constant look-out for successful ...

  • Clean Coding Techniques and Best Programming Practices

    One of my favourite things to do when I'm free is open a code file from one of the best known open source projects and look at the code. Some of them programmers are truly amazing in writing codes applying the best coding practices and use OOP concepts. There are many good ways to architect and design a system depending on the size of the project. Those days, I was working on many small projec...

  • How much money should I be making?

    From what I talk to my friends, I understand that the concern in the Sri Lankan IT industry is that often its workers, despite long and hard work, the need for continually leaning to keep-up with the rapidly changing technologies, do not earn enough to enjoy a decent standard of living. The post war Sri Lanka, after effects of CHOGM, the rapidly rising cost of living that erodes the real wages and the stagnant or declining family incomes have given rise to the clamour for a more decent and fair ...

  • Memento

    I was ambitious, having failed my A levels and didn't have any qualifications. I felt as if it would be my last and only chance to switch my life upside down. I knew very well, I can't afford to get anything wrong at the point of time where I was applying to go to UK, April-May time of 2008. Those days, I was not a fan of taking photographs or collecting souvenirs. I used to think that the life should just go on without collecting things to remember our lives as...

  • Logos hope visits Colombo Harbour and I need a tablet.

    I ran out of Internet bandwidth for this month. SLT package I have at home gives my family the luxury of 25 GByte worth the Internet serf a month. Should we want to use after the bandwidth limit, we will have an Internet at a 64 KByte per second speed. So, got frustrated try to access my documents on Google Drive and switched off my computer to go see the "Logos hope" ship book fair.<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto;...

  • How to keep me up-to-date with the latest technologies?

    This is a million dollar question for most of the programmers. Programmers often live in virtual language specific world including myself and when we asked to go to another world, we get annoyed. When we spend years discovering a world and hear about a better one, it’s not a good feeling.When I talk about keeping me up-to-date with the current technologies, I have to touch a subject called “programming paradigm”. It was interesting listening to Dr Evens’s lecture on “Programming Para...

  • What programming language should I choose to excel on and why?

    The first software package I ever learned is Microsoft Excel in 1997 at my school, Jaffna Hindu College. Some of our old school union people thought that the young pupil in our school should learn computer. I’m grateful to my school and I should write about my schools in another post. Computer was a very alien idea at that time to me. Probably to most of them in Jaffna. At school they plugged the computers up and showed us as an exhibit first. The Pentium D computers had Windows 95 as I remember...

  • It’s a never ending quest

    Today, now, as any other weekend evenings; I’m ly-ing partially arching my back on the warm sand in the beach comfortably. My mind feels clean, must be this gentle breeze coming from sea towards the beach and the moon light. It’s around 7.30 PM now. No sun, but moon is on night shift. Beach side lights complaining moon’s job. Unusually few people for Sunday.I don’t remember thinking anything when come and sit here, but then as I start to look around, the people walk, talk, lights, dogs, ...

  • The best poem of 2005 - Coloured

    It's Saturday, so as usual I was Google+ing all day. Of cause other than eating and sleeping and ****ing. Someone shared this poem on Google+ and it's kind of deep. As a South Asian brown man, I don't know much about these racial issues African-American people have/had with Whites, but some of the Youtube documentaries I watched today educated me a little. First I wanted to Tweet this poem, but then this poem exceeds the twitter character limitation.Colou...

  • Discovering - Finding the real me.

    Finding the real me is an enlightening experience. I believe knowing ourselves are very important in order to know what we can do with ourselves. I become self-sufficient and do things for myself, for once. I'm no longer needy...

  • My last post on blog.activj.net

    This is going to be my last post on blog.activj.net and I'll be blogging on one of the blogging CMSs or on blogger.com as no longer Google will support my blog integration. That means, No longer I can synch my blog.activj.net with Google's blogger server. I have been doing this for a long time for lotz of reasons. Mainly, I thought having my blog with google will drive web-traffic to my website. I'm really sad that I can no longer do this, but I guess everythi...

  • 2010 - Need an R & D Job - மாட்டு பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    Allo all &amp; Allo 2010. 'Allo' is tamil version of Hallo. 2009 was good; actually It was great.Let me list my 2009 achi...

  • Days pass by so fast

    Now it's almost four months from my last post. Time passes so fast and I don't know how I get busy without doing anything. Organizing my time and finishing things as I plan is simply a pain, and In many occasions it doesn't work. I schedule things then something very important comes in and I reschedule everything all over again.I wanted to update my website or post a new blog entry on every Sundays, but it didn't work. Always, some...

  • Relativity

    This is one of the subjects I think all the time. When I travel in the bus, when I cook my food, when I walk, when I’m in the toilet and even when I was in the Lecture hall. This is just not a word, this is a theory, this is a concept, this is very broad subject applicable to many day-to-day things in our lives, it's a philosophy and it’s even lot more to me. This is the answer to many problems in the world. <span class="blsp-s...

  • I'm done. Got my first Degree

    Words cannot express the happiness and joy I feel right now. I knew I was gonna make it finally, but there were just things that made it rather difficult to be happy about. I mean, how could I not graduate? Last semester, my final project and other courseworks made me worry about graduating this year. Finally I managed to finish those better than I planned with the help of my frien...

  • தமிழ் & සිංහල NEW YEAR!

    இன்று புதுசு. நாளை பழசு.பழசை கொன்று புதுசை கொண்டாடுறம்.பழசுகள் செய்த பாழாய் போனவை புதுசுவரிஷங்கள் வந்தன. மாசங்கள் போயின.வாழ்கையின் வருத்தங்களும் வசந்தங்களும்..வாரங்கள் வந்தன. நாட்கள் நீண்டன.வந்த மாற்றங்களும் சமாதானமும்.வந்தவை வரமாக.!வாழ்கையில் இருள் நீங்க..!மதி கொண்டு மனிதன்கருனை நிதி கொண்டு கடவுள்கடந்து வந்த வாழ்வின்கஷ்டங்கள் நீக்க...!வடக்கையும் தெற்கையும்கிழக்கையும் மேற்கையு...

  • A.R.Rahman conferred with Middlesex University degree

    OMG! Guys, I'm thrilled! The musical god, A.R.Rahman is going to graduate with me:P! I can't wait to see him. This is the best news for me this year.... wooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww.....!!A R Rahman is on the receiving end. After the honorary doctorate offered by the Anna University, Chennai for ...

  • Things get a bit crazy. Help please..

    Things get a bit crazy. I have been given an individual project to finish within a month and I have three more coursework and a test to be done. My life's getting crazy. For my individual project, I need to interview people with speech impairments. I'm trying to find someone to interview and to finish this off. Yesterday, I was talking to one my friends about my project and about meeting someone to get an in...

  • Credit Crunch

    Dear friends. A thousand apologies, I couldn't post anything useful last 5 months. Now, I'm doing computer science in middlesex university and I'm quite busy with doing coursework, studying, cooking on my own and with my works. New place, new people, multicult...

  • Why Are We Alive?

    Last night, I was suffering from fever and stomach ache and I was thinking about our lives. It does not make any sense for me. We are bornWe growWe drinkWe growWe eatWe growWe smileWe growWe cryWe growWe laughWe growWe standWe gr...