Be a man of Deeds! Not a man of Needs!
Posted by stylesen
This is one of the happiest moments of my life. It was a long time dream of mine which came true today. I ve become the offcial Debian package maintainer for gnome-subtitles . Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats and allows for subtitle editing, conversion and synchronization. Gnome subtitles is developed by Pedro Castro.
Posted by stylesen
This how to explains the steps involved in configuring BCM4310 UART wireless card in Debian etch. Before proceeding to the steps check whether this how to applies* to you by issuing the following command:
 $  lspci | grep 4310 

FOSS 2007 @ TCE

17 Jan 2007
Posted by stylesen

I was one of the speaker and resource person at the FOSS2007 Workshop held at Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE). I took sessions on various topics such as Database tools, Web Programming tools and Content Management tools. This was a great experience for me since I was able to share my knowledge with various class of people. There were many lecturers and students from different colleges across Tamil Nadu.

It was a 6 day event and I was there on the last 2 days ie., on 12-01-2007 and 13-01-2007. On the first day FN, I handled sessions on Database tools and web programming tools for the delegates and in the AN I handled the same sessions for the second year CSE students of TCE. Both these sessions went on well for about 3 hours. There were good questions posted by the audience on these sessions. Unfortunately I had some problem with my throat at the end of the day and my voice was totally different. In the evening I had a nice chat with my junior friends.

Got a new mobile

09 Jan 2007
Posted by stylesen
On December 29th I got a new mobile when I was on my vacation in Trichy. It is Sony Ericsson W700i which is popularly called as a walkman phone. I was searching for a good mobile handset to buy for the past 4 months and finally settled with this. Some of the features which attracted me are:
  • Walkman phone with Mega Bass
  • Has a very good 2 mega pixel camera
  • Compatible with GNU/Linux
  • Feature rich with technologies such as bluetooth, infrared, etc...
  • Has FM radio
  • Java Enabled
  • Has a 30mb phone memory and comes along with 256mb memory card which is extendible
Posted by stylesen

I wrote my first Drupal module today. I ve named it as "What's new?". Yeah exactly the block which you see at the right side bar in this website. Previously I had popular contents in the same place which is a default block feature present in Drupal. It was not getting updated frequently because the popular contents gets changed after a long while. Then I was thinking today to change that particular block with some other content. I was updating my poems as a page entry which is added as a content but there is no means to show those new poem pages or any new content for that matter separately in the website. So I decided to write my own module known as "What's new?" and Drupal code base is so easy that I was able to finish it within a hour or so :)

Posted by stylesen

I ve written a lot of tamil poems and today is the day I ve started publishing it in Since I have a huge repository I may not be able to type all of them at one shot, so keep visiting (yeah I have a subdomain for this) where I keep updating the contents when I find time. There was always a wish/dream in my life to publish my tamil poems in a printed form (formal way), that may or may not be fullfilled, but today I think this wish is going to be partially fulfilled via

Its been a long time I have written tamil poems and most of the poems which I am going to publish here are those which are written in my school days (pleasant memories) and in the early days of my college life.

Posted by stylesen

GetEz a downloading software developed by myself and Ranjani (my college mate) is now hosted as a project in Today I ve setup all the required things for that project and even the website is ready. I am planning to spend some time in order to remove any bugs if it exists in the project.

The project website can be accessed at

I ve uploaded the initial release source code of the project and yet to make the CVS repository up. The project summary page in is