Finding Fanny ? really ?

Agreed, its an off-beat, off-track movie. Art movie perhaps! But I don’t buy it.

The movie has no character to it. A story that is as bad as its editing which could clip the length only to 1:45.

The only good about the movie was – Pankaj Kapoor. Naseeruddin Shah’s character now becoming kind of घिसा-पिटा one.

Its trickery, an art to get good actors in a movie like this one. My Friday badly-spent ( literally @ ₹350! ).

Netbeans 8.0.1 post update exceptions

If anybody was having a Netbeans Exception (post update to 8.0.1. This would prevent Netbeans from indexing your entire project (atleast thats what happened for me).

The exception could be something like this…

        at org.netbeans.modules.php.dbgp.breakpoints.LineBreakpoint.isValid(
        at org.netbeans.modules.php.dbgp.breakpoints.LineBreakpoint.refreshValidity(
        at org.netbeans.modules.php.dbgp.annotations.BrkpntAnnotation.(
        at org.netbeans.modules.php.dbgp.breakpoints.BreakpointAnnotationListener.addAnnotation(
        at org.netbeans.modules.php.dbgp.breakpoints.BreakpointAnnotationListener.breakpointAdded(
        at org.netbeans.api.debugger.DebuggerManager.fireBreakpointCreated(
        at org.netbeans.api.debugger.DebuggerManager.initBreakpoints(
        at org.netbeans.api.debugger.DebuggerManager.initBreakpoints(
        at org.netbeans.api.debugger.DebuggerManager.getBreakpoints(
        at org.netbeans.modules.debugger.jpda.projects.BreakpointAnnotationProvider.annotate(
        at org.netbeans.modules.debugger.jpda.projects.BreakpointAnnotationProvider.annotate(
        at org.openide.text.CloneableEditorSupport.ensureAnnotationsLoaded(
        at org.openide.text.CloneableEditorInitializer.initAnnotations(
        at org.openide.util.RequestProcessor$
        at org.openide.util.RequestProcessor$

The best way to resolve it is remove the Netbeans cache. I simply deleted the “.cache/netbeans” directory.

rm -fr ~/.cache/netbeans


Popcorn Time is back!

Popcorn time the one which got banned, barred, you name it. Is Back ! This time with a new website –

For Fedora users like me they’ll get an error

$ ./Popcorn-Time
./Popcorn-Time: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

They can simply fix it by installing yum install libgudev1. If the package is already present, just make a sym link.

# ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/

This will work like charm.

Further you can create a desktop file so that the app reflects in your Super key search (GNOME, Unity, etc)

Here is my popcorntime.desktop file

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Popcorn Time
GenericName=Popcorn Time
Comment=Watch movies online
Exec=/home/rutu/apps/Popcorn/Popcorn-Time %U

Create the file in ~/.local/share/applications.

I’ve also created / cropped a logo.

World Cup 2014 Players

World Cup is back! So is a huge roster of players plying their trade in various countries. Here is one another look at the huge list, the data-science way.

Europe, Europe, Europe!!!

Lets begin with the where all the players play, Europe ? South America ? The answer as expected is not baffling at all, but rather well known.

A whopping 78.1% of the Worldcup players play in Europe!

Lets dig a little deeper, to see which countries do earn.

In top 10 employing countries, European nations check-in the top 8 positions. Mexico does well competing with Netherlands / Holland with 20 players each.

A further drill-down into the clubs and the rich clubs don’t disappoint.

Considering Real Madrid as the richest is still 5th in the order. We’ll analyze that in a moment.

So if we remove the EU out of the picture, how do other leagues do?

Mexico the fierce competitor to Netherlands tops it, The fairly money-laden MLS can’t cut it.

Patriotic Pride

We saw 123 players play in England, subtract 22 players from England and we have close to 101 non-English players playing in England. You’re sure they’ll cross each other in the group stages.

Group H topping with 19 wage earners in England. Belgium (11), South Korea (5) and Algeria (3). This means half of the Belgian players work in England.

Who is that 1 player in the English squad who plays outside England ? He is Frasen Forster, Goalkeeper. Plays for Celtic in Scotland.

Take a look at Russia, its the only team whose all 23 players play in their country, England follows with 22 then Italy with 20.

You wonder how the picture stands looking at the bottom end of the graph.

No marks for pointing out the poor and new nations at the bottom. But shame on Argentina, one of the world cup contenders having a meagre 2 players. Those being Fernando Gago (midfielder, Boca Juniors) and Agustin Orion (goalkeeper, Boca Juniors)

The clubs owe a lot to the nation where they run their business.

Bayern and Barcelona having 7 of their country players. Chelsea, England having the most of foreign World cup players, 13. 4 of which are from Brazil.

Positional Sense

Wonder what could be the most popular formation ? The stats show it could well be 4-4-2. Check the total positional players in World Cup.

Taking a look at continents and positions, there are NO African and Australian forwards playing in their own continent.


Flipkart Bug ?

I was searching for some headphones, I got a link where flipkart was promoting a costlier Seller as opposed to cheaper ones..

Flipkart Bug ?
Flipkart Bug ?

My colleague Aamir Khan, yes you read it right, did an extensive research but too couldn’t find a valid reason. Perhaps he could post his detailed study as well.

ubuntu-selfie 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS first impressions

The Trusty Tahr is out with support for 5 years. Here are the first thoughts about it…

Stupid Browser comes up when searching “Appearance”
  • Unity feels more responsive than ever, especially the Alt+Tab.
  • New Desktop environments these days (also read as Cinnamon, GNOME Shell) take up a lot of RAM, I wanted to test 14.04’s unity, after few hours usage it too scooped up 320 MB worth of RAM… I expected better :(
  • One thing that definitely annoyed me a lot – Everytime I pressed “Alt + D” (Firefox’s shortcut for address bar focus), the HUD used to come up after the address bar focus. Hence after each Alt+D, I had an “Escape key” following up. I hope Canonical listens to this, They might say “F6″ is an alternate shortcut that users might use to avoid this problem. The problem doesn’t occur if I’m slow to use the key combination
  • I would’ve loved if Ubuntu packaged the Ubuntu Tweak Tool as default installation.
  • The Web Apps for firefox seem to have gone! Feel bad for its lovers. If lucky u’ll get a notification to add the app, however when opened it opens up the built in Ubuntu Web Browser. No more integration with firefox tabs.
  • When I try to reach the “Appearance” app using the dash, a stupid Browser comes up as the first result
  • This Browser loads up “Ubuntu Home page” There are no UI elements to navigate anywhere else. The only way you could access is thru HUD ! – I have no idea why its included.

The Acid test is still pending, I’ve still got to use it during office hours. With apache, mysql, IntelliJ, Netbeans, Sublime Text all running at once.  Only then will Ubuntu as a desktop will truly be gauged. The test machine is fairly strong.

  • Intel® Core™ i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz × 4 Intel® Core™ i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz × 4
  • 3.7 GiB of RAM

All in all, Ubuntu continues to roll out another strong release.

Final Rating: 4/5

Update (30 Apr ’14): The update of Firefox 29 seems to have knocked off the HUD Bug when using Alt + D combination to focus the address bar.

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