Mind Mate: Taking Notes with rich text support

Mind Mate: Taking Notes with rich text support

(for background on Mind Mate, click here) Today, I released a new version (0.4) of Mind Mate on GitHub. The chief improvement is the rich text editing capabilities for notes as demonstrated below. When the focus is inside Note Editor, the ribbon switches to following Contextual tab. If the cursor is inside a table, ‘Table…

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BusinessObjects Universe Design Tool: Each calculated column must have an explicit name

BusinessObjects Universe Design Tool: Each calculated column must have an explicit name

In SAP BusinessObjects Universe Design Tool, you might get the following error – “Each calculated column must have an explicit name”. Even though the query runs fine in the underlying database, but Universe Design Tool doesn’t accept it. The reason is it expects ‘AS’ keyword between the calculated column and its alias. So that query…

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CodeSchool courses on JavaScript Frameworks

CodeSchool courses on JavaScript Frameworks

CodeSchool is a great site for introductory programming courses. With all guides and practice exercises available right within the browser, it is a hassle-free way to start learning. The design of the site is also very pleasing which enhances the overall experience. Recently, CodeSchool offered a free weekend pass to all their content. I took the…

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Run MySql without installation

Run MySql without installation

I have been looking for a portable version MySql database which I can just copy on my machine and start using with installation. It took a little bit of effort to make it work. Here are the steps I performed for running MySql without going through installation process (noinstall): Download Zip Archive (Community Edition) from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/…

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Mind Mate: Mind Mapping on Windows 7 and 8

Mind Mate: Mind Mapping on Windows 7 and 8

(for background on Mind Mate, click here) I have been developing Mind Mate on Windows 10 machine, so wasn’t sure how it is going to behave on earlier versions of OS. Today, I tested it on Windows 7 and 8 using VMs made available by Microsoft. Mind Mate worked perfectly on Windows 8 but encountered…

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Developed Mind Mapping software ‘Mind Mate’

Developed Mind Mapping software ‘Mind Mate’

Mind Map is a graphical way of representing concepts and ideas. It starts with the main idea at the center with branches going into details. Personally, I use it for all my notes taking, to-do lists, managing project information etc. Probably it goes beyond what normal usage of the term Mind Map implies but I…

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Review: Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition by Rick Roderick

Review: Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition by Rick Roderick

Rick Roderick in his overbearing sarcastic style thrashes popular culture and modernity with the aid of Nietzsche’s writings. He describes Nietzsche as a ‘Master of Suspicion’, a phrase taken from Paul Ricœur. Nietzsche’s definition of truth, the coin worn out by constant use losing its real value and leaving just the metal behind, is epitomical…

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Review: ​ Philosophy and Human Values by Rick Roderick

Review: ​ Philosophy and Human Values by Rick Roderick

The series of lectures is a passionate critique of modern mass culture with frequent references to contemporary politics and Hollywood films. Blade Runner, 1982 science fiction, get mentioned quite a few times in particular. Do not expect a systematic, structured exposition of the topic, rather it’s an engaging series of lectures, more concerned with making…

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Completed ‘Introduction to Ariba’ course from openSAP

Completed ‘Introduction to Ariba’ course from openSAP

Ariba is a cloud-based Procurement and Supply Chain Management solutions from SAP. This 3-week course ran from 10th November 2015 to 9th December 2015 and covered the following topics: Week 1: The Digital Economy and Ariba Spend Visibility, Ariba Supplier Information Management Week 2: Ariba Sourcing Professional, Ariba Contract Management, and Ariba Procure-to-Pay Week 3: Ariba…

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Took Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework) course

Took Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework) course

Took 5 day course on building applications on Oracle Fusion Middleware using ADF (Application Development Framework). Oracle ADF, built on top of Java EE, is meant for developing Enterprise Applications, in particular customizing and enhancing Oracle ERP solutions.