Monthly Archives: November 2011

Font for programmers.

Programming fonts trigger as passionate debate as sometimes politics or religion do. Every programmer has his/her favorite font,but mostly the monotype small fonts rule programmers heart.
The clarity of such fonts is very important. Here is some information about some programmer fonts that I have collected over the past few weeks.

Dina rules!!
My favorite, which seems to be favorite among quite some programmers, is the Dina font. The clarity is amazing and the width saving fits more code into the screen. Just google for Dina and you can find many posts about how Dina has made their programming life easy :). While making the programming life easy is more of a psychological thing, but one thing is clear that Dina makes code easy to read on the screen.
Here is a sample of Dina in action in Carbide.c++.

Dina in action.

Dina in action.


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Finding rented accomodation in Bengaluru.

Moving to Bengaluru has been a mixed experience. A few weeks before the final shift to Bangalore the great search for an apartment was kicked off. It took us nearly 4 weeks of finalise the place. In this process we nearly saw around 30 flats and independent houses before finalizing on one. So here are some main points to keep in mind while finding a rented accomodation place in Bangalore.

Where to start?
The various places where you can find rent listings are as follows:

  • Message boards/ Forums in IT companies : If you are moving to Bengaluru, and if you have some friends here in IT companies then you can ask them to find such postings on the company internal forums as well.
  • Sites like magicbrick.com, 99acres.com : Best place to find owner posted ads.
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Best free tool to remove EXIF information.

Images contain EXIF information, which can contain enough private data to cause privacy issue. I found a very nifty tool to remove all the exif information from images in one click. It’s called Easy Exif Delete. It just has one screen, to add the image files, and in one click you can clear all the exif information of the images.

Here is the screenshot of Easy Exif Delete.

Screen of Easy Exif Delete.

Easy Exif Delete can be downloaded from the following sites:

  1. Cnet.com
  2. ConsumerSoft.com