Monthly Archives: April 2010

Watched Green Zone :S

April 19, 2010 by Rakhitha Karunarathne | 2 Comments | Filed in Movies

Sometimes you go in to the cinema with lots of expectations and come back disappointed and feeling like you have been fooled by a trailer that looks far better than the movie. Well this Saturday (2009-04-17) was one of those days for me.

After watching Green Zone trailer, I went to see the movie with lots of expectations. Trailer of the movie raised my expectations and I was expecting some intense action close to “Bourne Trilogy”. I know that it is from a different director but the trailer looked awesome. But it turned out to be just another action movie for me. I am not saying it is a bad movie. But it is not as good as its trailer make you think it is.  It has high ratings and lots of positive reviews on IMDB, but personally I expected more. At least a more dramatic ending.

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Free Tool to Bulk Convert JPG, PNG, GIF Images to PDF

April 14, 2010 by Rakhitha Karunarathne | 3 Comments | Filed in Tech

WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY SINGHALA AND HINDU NEW YEAR!!! :)

This post is about a very simple tool that I wrote in 2007 when we were studying at SLIIT. I published this at the time on Google Code. But I noticed that not many people are finding it there. Thats why I am posting about it here.

When we were doing our final-year research projects at SLIIT, it was mandatory to write our reports using Latex. It obviously seemed that we are wasting our time using Latex, instead of using MS Word or something that we already know how to work with. But after some time we noticed that Latex is a better tool to produce technical documentation. It lets you visualize your documentation work in a modularized way allowing different people to work on different parts of the document. Output produced by Latex document rendering gives you better quality with less effort. Unlike word processors it separate content and formatting in a simple way and allow you to produce very good-looking reports with minimum effort.

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How I Upload Photos to Facebook: Automated Bulk Image Resizing and Adding Copyright Notices

April 13, 2010 by Rakhitha Karunarathne | 1 Comment | Filed in Me, Myself & I, Sri Lanka, Tech

If you are using a super fast internet connection. And you have plenty of time to add copyright notices to photos one at a time, this post is not for you.

I am using a crappy internet connection. I also find that java based face book photo uploader takes a long time compared to the amount of data it has to upload. And it often fails. If I use HTML based uploader, it takes a lone time to upload everything, five photos at a time. It often mess things up if you try to do parallel uploads (like giving you a log-in page instead of uploading stuff). Picasa uploader might be a good idea but Google finally made Picasa way to complicated to do simple things. It used to be simple. This post is about a simple tool that I created to make my life easy when uploading photos to Facebook.

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Invictus

April 12, 2010 by Rakhitha Karunarathne | 1 Comment | Filed in Movies, Uncategorized

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul

– William Ernest Henley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pJcwnS1c0I

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