Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do what you hate

With all the buzz going with passion, zeal, steal the deal what is it about hatred and asking to do that. Not fair enough or maybe I am in my last stage of psychotic paranoia or maybe I need few more lines to explain this phrase.
"Do what you hate, till you start to LOVE it"
For not the things which are bounded by legal or ethical grounds,  mostly in our daily chores, we do hate to do so many stuffs.  It started with making the perfect round roti(chapati/tortilla kind bread), driving in traffic or Driving as a whole more so if you are from a congested part of world. It might be doing the dishes while yearning for the magical wand or trying to finish the book or start it or writing the perfect software code and run with all the test cases or trying to love the cute little pug though it makes your house a mess.
Whatever it may be, let's not hate it so much so we give it up and resort the second best option for us. Let's do it everyday,  let's do -do-do and one fine day we may realise that YES, I DO LOVE TO DRIVE . Practice makes perfect,  but more I feel,  practice makes us realise we may decrease our hate-list and increase the things we love. It's swapping from one place to other, the temporary place/ time when the thing doesn't exist in none of the list maybe is the PRACTICE place.
Remember to post your hate thing which maybe you think you can't love ever,  and let's give it The Try :)
P.S Inspired from films Karate Kid, Swadesh. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Chromecast titbits

Got a chromecast (device from Google to stream data directly from internet and cast on your TV). This is pretty similar to AppleTV, Amazon Fireplay, Roku TV stick etc.






There are many ways while setting up chromecast. I was trying from an ubuntu machine, but the Chromium browser in ubuntu doesn't allow chromecast setting up.

Hence I tried with my android phone, for which you need to install the chromecast app from Google Play store. That's it, plugin the chromecast device in your TV HDMI port and follow the instructions.







While installing the chromecast, I was facing he issue, that the WiFi network was not able to establish communication with the device. I have a Netgear N300 cable modem+router.

Following are the steps to troubleshoot the problem, from Netgear end.
There are the many troubleshooting ways suggested in the chromecast website.


  1. Plug the LAN cable with your laptop.
  2. Open the page http://routerlogin.net or http://192.168.0.1
  3. Go to the Wireless Setup under the Advanced Tab
  4. On the first tab, disable the Wireless Isolation box.
  5. Under the Administrator Dropdown, in wireless, there is an option UnPnp. Tick/Enable that option.
  6. That should be good to re-run the installation process again and get it installed.



But Chromium allows you to cast your laptop's screen with ubuntu OS. Just add the google-cast extension on your Chromium browser and start casting your browser's tab or the the entire screen(google cast BETA).
  1. Select the dropdown small arrow from the right-hand upper corner.
  2. It will show the options for the different casting options in cast BETA extension.
  3. Either you can cast the entire screen, but the audio will come from the laptop or tablet in that case.
  4. You can open the downloaded/saved video in your laptop in one of the Chrome's/Chromium's tab. Then cast using the second option from the BETA dropdown, (Cast this tab.) In this case audio will be from the TV, but I was experiencing some video lag while using the second option.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend Gateaways

Travel blog, started with the weekend gateaways from Mesa, Arizona in USA.
Check out the new section on Travel Bugs.