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Secret Santa in full swing in Thoughtworks office, the best time of the year ;-)
@vikramuk : Facebook asks what I’m thinking. Twitter asks what I’m doing. Foursquare asks where I am. The Internet has turned into a crazy girlfriend. Post from @vikramuk on Twitter (via Scope )
Most of the times people write bad code to complete work faster and end up spending 5 times more effort fixing it #writecleancode I’m at ThoughtWorks Gurgaon (via Scope )
vanished : Rainbow Skiers
ministryofsound : Wow, this takes us back! The legendary Larry Levan - one of Ministry of Sound’s earliest club residents and a DJ who helped to shape the club’s music policy - DJing at Paradise Garage back in the day. They definitely don’t make ‘em like this anymore…
8bitfuture : 30% of all US Military aircraft are now unmanned. A Congressional Report has revealed that almost one third of military aircraft are drones - a huge change from a figure of 5% in 2005. The most prolific is the RQ-11 Raven, with 2200 on order and 1300 already in use. The Raven is similar in size to the RQ-7 Shadow pictured, and both are able to be launched by hand and operated by remote control as a surveillance tool, at a distance of around 6 miles and up to a 500 foot altitude.

The Simplest Cryptographic algo which has not been cracked till now.

The one-time pad (OTP) is a type of encryption which has been proven to be impossible to crack if used correctly. Each bit or character from the plaintext is encrypted by a modular addition with a bit or character from a secret random key (or  pad ) of the same length as the plaintext, resulting in a ciphertext. If the key is truly random, as large as or greater than the plaintext, never reused in whole or part, and kept secret, the ciphertext will be impossible to decrypt or break without knowing the key see for more details
exqlusiv-com : Avicii – Levels #006 (Manufactured Superstars Guest Mix) [30-01-2012]
rubthatnub : Via National Geographic
“ this is what 864GB of RAM looks like ” , from 37 signals

why does cobertura-maven plugin has to run all the test again ?

Today , while working i noticed that because of the cobertura plugin all our unit test in the application were running twice , once for the test phase and another one for the cobertura phase. After some searching i found that the cobertura plugin has to instrument the byte code of the classes and hence needs to run them all over again to achieve that. Isn’t that frustrating , this means that the build time of our app suddenly doubles because we are using cobertura. Its a known issue to the cobertura guys and is also raised as an issue with them  since last 4 years , huh. The only solution we could find was not to run the cobertura tasks with the normal clean install , and run it when we pass some parameter to be true. The only downside of this refactoring was that now people will have to run the mvn clean install -Druncobertura=true before committing to check if their test covers everything or not .

FireFox - Aurora - 3d view

Just downloaded the latest firefox release “Aurora” ,from The browser looks really promising , at last they have “inspect element” built in now. so probably now you don’t need firebug ( though i could not find script inspected in there ) One on the cool feature they have introduced is the 3d page view . see the below 3d view of facebook page. ra

Google's new privacy policy - Search giant knows too much about you

thanks to the rollout of google’s new privacy policy , now you have “ Presonal Results ” , i am sure you guys will be surprised to see how much google tracks your behavior. And the best part is there is no way you can opt out of this , the only way out is you stop using google . #dontBeEvilGoogle #privacyIntrusion
GOA !!