Friday, July 14, 2006

Foodie Scribble -- Sprout Dosa

Ok, I know I harvested too much of sprouts... little did I remember that I will be out of town this weekend, and my husband is not a salad lover unlike me...
Not having a heart to put away with it, an idea clicked to me..

I had ground two handfuls of sprouts, a little salt, few green chillies, a cube of ginger and a pinch of asafoetida into a smooth paste. Added two ladles of Dosa batter (readymade from shop) to it ( more as a binding agent) and mixed well. it was smooth and poured it on tava like our normal dosa... wow, came out well... tasted more like 'pesaret' and a little like 'adai'

One more successful " My experiments with food " and my hubby gave me a pass mark and a smile 0:-)

Ok, an additional topping for your dosa could be sprinkling some moong sprout, grated carrot, Chopped onions, tomatoes, corriander leaves and some grated cheese... (if you really crave for pizzas in some form.. he hee! )

Quotes that adorn mail signatures

I used to keep them in my mail signatures earlier(and a few now)... this is just a recollection....

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William Ewart Gladstone

"Nothing for me; no matter whether the thing is good, bad or indifferent; I do not care for it; I sacrifice all unto Thee." - extract from Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tech Scribble - Firefox Extension Samples URL

The best resource I used for creating an extesion for firefox.

This one comes handy lot of times.

Tech Scribble - Using Virtual PC - Part II

Okay, just installing VM is not enough, Go to the Actions menu after opening the VM and there install the virtual machine additions. This provides a lots of features like shared folder usage. Now we can create a shared folder from setting and start sharing files between the host and the VM running.

This VM helped me to figure out one issue on writing registry entries of my application.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tech Scribble - Using Virtual PC

Atlast, the solution for testing windows application in different environments. I find it difficult most of the times to create suitable testing environments and sometimes, just being a developer cant save the day, you have to think of all possible test cases and try it out in different environments, figure out problems and fix it even before the actual testing team can do it.

then there is this Microsoft Virtual PC, as saviour...

All you do is get the Virtual PC 2004 installer (45 day trial version is available)
and install it on your system. Then create Virtual Machine, map Virtual Harddrive and install OS on the virtual system.

Installing OS was a little time taking as I did not have a CDROM attached to my desktop. Finally got one CDROM fixed to my desktop. The virtual PC did not recognize this CD drive (I was not able to figure out why) So installed Virtual CD v5 and created a Virtual CD of the XP setup.

In the VM, from CD menu, I selected Map physical drive (points to a virtual CD drive) and rebooted the VM(Virtual Machine). and cool, it detected the XP setup.

(well, I wonder why VM did not recognize the physical CDROM, anyway virtual CD was useful in making it work, but Now I am thinking should I use these virtual CD everytime I try to install anything on my VM ?)

Now I can test the windows application in a cleaner XP machine and play with it, changing all possible things I can... and from my own comfortable seat! (not to walk to different cubicles to try out things)

This is just what I wanted. Wow to Virtual PC, this is so real! and I got a chance to try it after so long....

Sunday, July 02, 2006


spotted our apartment today... My mom and dad stay there now and me in Bangalore with my husband.

Arun was asking me why dont I blog... I do.. but bits and pieces in different sites (in sulekha...) and I dont have one single place to track all of them, so better to put it in one place..
May be just not about fiddle and the doodles here... more of scribbles too...... :p