Sunday, November 01, 2009

As Agony Unfolds

Hi guys, I've wanted to try out the Windows Live Writer for so long but it kept getting postponed day by day. Well finally here it is. I don’t know whether it would work but if you’re reading this well it works ;)

You can directly configure it to link with your blog and it even gets the colour scheme from your blog. You can do the usual stuff like adding images,posting links,adding video,spell check ,saving the draft etc etc. But what’s cool is you can set the labels for your posting as well. It’s really cool & i think you should try it if you haven’t used it.

Enough about Live Writer now lets get to the real deal.Three way Split between Plecto Alquem Capite (SL)/ Raaksha(SL)/ Pogrom(CA) Titled "As Agony Unfolds" was released today through Funeral Rain Records (Canada) and SLUM Records (Sri Lanka).It is totally awesome & sure will make you go (i wouldn’t know what to call it) “pissu hadenawa”. You can download the album from this link.

  1. Raaksha - Susaana Rujaawa
  2. Pogrom - Anvil
  3. Plecto Aliquem Capite – Seevali

Download it and give it a try,but heed my words this is not the crappy music you hear on radio.

Good job done my brothers expect more soon.

Raaksha

Plecto Aliquem Capite

Monday, September 21, 2009

PhotoShrink - Easy way to compress your images

Writing something after a very very long time. Well it's not going to be any kind of a thought or a story rather to Share a tool i created with you guys. I created this first for my use but even before i finished coding i found someone who needed this ;) . So i thought you guys also would find it useful.
As the name suggests what the tool does is very simple it reduces the size of your images. This is done by decreasing the pixels in the image by a given percentage. For me it comes in very handy when i need to upload a lot of pictures to Facebook. It takes a very long time upload the pictures since most of the cameras that we use today have very high Picture quality & high resolutions.But when we upload we don't need that much quality, hence taking so much time to upload large files is a waste of time. The alternative is reducing the quality of your picture.Most of the photo editing software's provide this feature, but the problem is you'll have to open each photo reduce quality & then save. Imagine doing this to like 50 photos you have :O
This is the part where PhotoShrink comes in to rescue.
All you have to do is
1) Put all the images you need to reduce quality in to one folder
2) Set the Reducing Percentage from the slider
3) Shrink !
well that's it.



You can set the Reducing Percentage from the slider.
Ex : Original Size 1000 x 500 set percentage to 20% then reduced size is 200 x 100

You can choose the input images folder and the output folder from the file browser

Currently PhotoShrink supports 9 widely used image extensions and will support more in the future. This is a very early release and still it might have some problems here & there but it get's the job done with ease.

Please feel free to give your comments & suggestions for improvements.
You can download the tool from here
This requires .NET Framework 3.5 , Windows XP sp2 or above or Windows Vista

The source code will be available very soon (after adding the comments ;) )

Hope you'll find it useful.

Rock on'

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

When the going gets Tough - you logon to Facebook

should you get utterly bored and have nothing and absolutely NOTHING else to do to write a blog post?? for me may be the answer is yes.i didn't write anything for like 3 months and here i am writing a blog post on the week i'm having my exams.it's 1:45 am now and it's Wednesday we're having the exam on Friday & i haven't even finished studying the first tutorial :D.
i checked mail in all my 3 email accounts every 5 minutes for like an hour (every time there were no new messages), then played mortal combat beating shinnok from quanchi,liu kang and raiden in the MasterII tower.after that wasted another 45 mins on facebook and finally i got bored with that as well so here i am writing this.how cool is that ??
Oh if you're wondering why cant' go and sleep, well i slept for over 14 hours 2 day.
i just loooooooooooooove exams.
Rock on'

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Intelisense For jQuery In Visual Studio 2008

jQuery is one of the coolest things i came across in the past months. It's a neat javascript library that enables you to develop rich,interactive & fast dynamic websites very easily.
Since I'm helping one of my friends with his project these days i thought of using jQuery for that project. When i was playing around with the library the first thing that came to my mind was how brilliant it would be if we had Intelisense for jQuery as well (of course i would want intelisense when writing a document as well since visual studio had made it that much essential to life ;) ). After searching the web i came across this great post that explains the way to do this simply & cleary.
It has only 3 simple steps.
1. Install VS2008 servicepack 1
2. Install the patch that enables support for -vsdoc.js files
3. Download jQuery and the documentaion js file for visual studio.

REMEMBER the vsdoc file should have be prefixed as the same name as the .js file.
(ex: jquery-1.3.1.js and jquery-1.3.1-vsdoc.js ).
That's all. Then all you have to do is add a script reference to the jQuery js file and start coding.
You'll notice that now you have a very helpful Inetelisense for jQuery.

Another thing this is not only for jQuery you can do this to any of your external javascript files by just adding a additional -vsdoc file. How wonderfull it is to have an editor like Visual Studio.
A very very big thank you to ScottGu's Blog for making the best editor even more better and keeping us aware.

rock on'

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Ave Sri Lankan Forces !

Kilinochchi Liberated,The terrorists spine broken or rather broken by our forces.The annihilation of the LTTE is just around the corner, what better news for the new year. HAIL SRI LANKAN FORCES !