Design, English, Open Source

Why Emacs?

This is my answer to “Why Emacs?” question. I am not against any type of tool. Text Editor and/or IDE is just a tool. No tool is perfect and no single tool can be used for all problems and requirements. Each tool has its own place, merits and demerits. I do not lock myself to any philosophy or platform. I always keep an open mind towards tools so that I will be flexible in choosing the right tool to solve a given problem.

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Design, English, Linux, Mobile Phone, Open Source

Jolla Sailfish Mobile Phone and OS Review

Approximately one year ago, I started using Jolla Sailfish Mobile Phone after my not so great previous endeavour with Firefox OS. Thankfully Jolla Sailfish Phone indeed improved my confidence about alternate Mobile Phone Operating Systems. Experience of using a device with Gesture based user input is sleek and refreshing.

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मराठी, Computer Hardware, Design, Maraathi, Programming

ड्वोरॅक आराखडा

टंकलेखन यंत्र अस्तित्वात आले तेव्हा सुरुवातीला त्यांच्यावर ईंग्रजी अक्षरांची मांडणी अक्षरानुक्रमे होती. सर्वात वरच्या ओळीत A, B, C, D या प्रमाणे. यांत्रीक टंकलेखन यंत्रात ज्या पट्ट्या कागदावर आपटून अक्षरे उमटतात त्या एकमेकांत फसण्याचे प्रमाण या सोप्या आराखड्यात खूप होते.

या वर उपाय म्हणून क्वर्टी आराखडा प्रचलीत झाला. यात सर्वात वरच्या ओळीत सुरुवातीचे ईंग्रजी अक्षरं Q,W,E,R,T,Y असे येतात म्हणून याचे नाव QWERTY KEYBOARD. यात पट्ट्या एकमेकांत फसण्याचे प्रमाण त्यामानाने बरेच कमी‌ झाले. संगणक आल्यानंतर सर्वात प्रचलीत आराखडा म्हणून संगणकाच्या कळफलकावही तोच वापरला गेला आणि आजही हाच आराखडा सर्वात जास्त प्रचलीत आहे.

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Design, English, Mobile Phone

Firefox Mobile Phone OS Review

I always preferred a basic model mobile phone. I do not like smartphones. I would like to keep all the “smart” apps to either tab or to laptop. Even Smart Watch is fine. But phone I like basic version only.

The only exception to this was Ubuntu Phone. I was and I am waiting for it since the first day Canonical announced about it. I am still waiting. 😡
Hence I decided to just use my then current basic model Nokia phone until Ubuntu phone is launched.

Then one day news came that Firefox Mobile phone is launched in India. Mozilla has exclusively partnered with one of the top Indian e-commerce player Snapdeal and the phone will be available through them only.
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Computer Hardware, Design, English

Dvorak Keyboard Layout – Because It Makes Sense

Dvorak Layout is the Computer Keyboard layout Designed by Dr. August Dvorak and his brother-in-law, Dr. William Dealey and patented in 1936. It has different key placements from the most widely used QWERTY keyboard layout and looks like this:

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. Image From Wikipedia.

I first heard about Dvorak in some random IRC discussion around 2009-2010. After researching about it online I decided to learn it.

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