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Playing with corenetworks

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Just got a new server to play with the corenetworks guys are awesome ! The bandwidth is good, they are bloody straight forward about what works and what does not.

My life – Them Clones

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Posts, tweets and nothing

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I am starting from nothing, very little tweeting @dipankarsarkar , and hardly any blog posts here. So 1st December is an attempt at reviving my non-existent web presence. So what keeps me so busy from even writing a simple blog post, i will try to summarize that over the next points Sometime a year back […]

Clear and present danger

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This title is reminiscent of the Harrison Ford movie, but is very applicable to how my country (India) goes about its foreign policy. As a rather naive spectator to the global policy game, here are some conclusions that I have based my current statement on. Being rather country-locked, and especially nations that are in a […]

obsessing about bdb, queues

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So my nightmares do no cease to end, still debating queue solutions and databases. After spending a lot of time thinking about how to handle 100 million entries , concurrency and a lot of jazz here are some conclusions that I have reached. Tokyo Tyrant needs some testing personally. Can it work well within a […]

Social media primer for politicians

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It has been something that has been going on in my head for a significant amount of time and I believe that it is the right time for politicians and famous individuals to take their online reputation management as seriously as the offline one. Here, i will outline a very basic strategy that i believe […]

bangalore, h1n1 and queues

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So for that last one week a major area of work has been queues and here are the various queues that i encountered memqueuedb – a speedy message queue based upon the memcached client protocol. The idea was to use it to cache certain objects in a system. JMS – Seems to be an integral […]

Twitter background generator version 0.1

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Working on a very basic twitter background generator, right now focusing on how to get the sidebar width right. It is very much under use at my twitter handle @dipankarsarkar (http://twitter.com/dipankarsarkar). The core idea is to be abe to communicate more information about what i do as a person using the background image. Some features […]

STIR-e : Inspire.Innovate.Integrate

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Stimulating Innovation, Resource & Entreprise (STIR-e) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, which aims to promote social entrepreneurship and inspire entrepreneurial minds to bring economic transformation and measurable social impact by integrating innovation with pattern-breaking ideas and focused mentoring. STIR-e aims to become a niche strategic advisory for social enterprises that create innovative, market based solutions to […]

Nginx upload module – efficient uploads

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I was just having a look at some forums and saw some people talking about how to handle large parallel uploads. I have been having a look at this plugin which comes with NGINX and played around with it. Extremely useful if you use nginx in your stack and are getting killed by massive uploads. […]