Charging DSLR camera batteries by solar panel while traveling

Ever since I bought a camera, batteries have been an issue specially while traveling. A fully charged DSLR battery is enough for up to 1000 photos or more if used properly. But in places without electricity like when camping and cold weather, battery charge is an issue. I found out during my last trip to […]

Update to Raspberry Pi as a media server and torrent box.

This post is a follow up of my previous post about using Raspberry pi as a media server and a torrent box. Since last time, I’ve managed to fix up most of the problems that came up and now my Raspberry Pi setup is working well as a media server and torrent box. The major […]

Raspberry Pi as a media server and torrent box.

A few weeks back I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 with a vague idea of using it as a device for downloading torrents and streaming videos. Using a PC for this work seems like an overkill. But work, travel and other stuff didn’t leave enough time and I could work on this project only for […]

Saving bandwidth on Google Chrome and Mozilla Thunderbird

Since last 3 months, I am on an shitty internet connection which as a download limit of just 15 GB and costs an arm and leg. But stuck with it because the only other option in my area is just as bad. So now it happened that this 15 GB download limit was getting over […]

Reply to TRAI’s Net Neutrality questionnaire

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard about some telecom providers like Airtel  offering certain kind of “free” internet.  This sounds like a great deal to a few people, but it violates all the principles of a non-discriminatory internet infrastructure. In medium to long term, it will lead to monopoly […]

BackTrack 5 Linux. Startx not working

I just managed to get BackTrack 5 running on my PC at home after  a lot of struggle.  Installation was pretty smooth as everything from booting up from Live DVD to installation was very easy. But the real problems popped out after that. I originally intended to write one long post listing all the problems […]