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If you are like me who post actively on social media and write regular blog posts, then you are editing lots of photos. Also, on many occasions instead of posting individual photos, you will like to create a collage to tell the stories better. For quick photo-editing say a crop here or adjusting the contrast there, I use the inbuilt Windows 10 Photos App if I am on my PC or Google Photos while posting from…

It was 1994, I was studying my second year engineering in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumpudur. Doom (1993), the first person shooter video game for PC had got released recently and took the world by storm – many of my friends got hooked on to the game. Playing the game, myself and my friend P.S.Ranganathan, got curious about how it worked, especially on how is the graphics engine powering it works? [Internet Archive has…

When I graduated nearly two decades ago, we haven’t heard the term called Hackathon. Nowadays, you hear it everywhere – in colleges, in offices and in conferences. This weekend it was the turn of my Alma mater SVCE’s Alumni Association’s turn to organise a programming hackathon along with the college’s ACM Chapter. It was held at Ascendas, Taramani, Chennai. When I was invited to be a mentor, I presumed it will attract a small number…

Last year, I had conducted a half-a-day workshop for NASSCOM on “Rebooting Software Services Industry” where I presented on why the threat of a premature death of the industry as written by mainstream media is real – this is the industry that has made India an export powerhouse – and what needs to be done to tackle the problem and grow. My friend Mr Sankaranarayanan followed it up with C6 Framework which is a tool…

Earlier to Windows 10, Microsoft used to update the operating system once every 3-4 years. As a PC power user, I will be waiting eagerly anticipating the new features that will be coming. Most often, every new version of Windows will be bringing new capabilities for developers as well. Today, Windows is no more the most popular computer operating system – that crown has now moved to Android and iOS – and Windows along with…