To-do software

I have been using for my to-do list software. The nice thing is that if you buy the pro version, it has sync capabilities to some of the smartphone and microsoft outlook.

My only complain is that the reminder feature for sms only work for M1, which is not my phone provider. But the rest are great.


Backing up Thunderbird 3 in Linux

First, find the profile folder, in Linux it is at : ~/.thunderbird/<your profile>

Ubuntu create a symbolic link to .thunderbird folder  from: ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/

Archive the .thunderbird folder by doing:

tar czvf thunderbird-backup.tgz ~/.thunderbird

Note that the emails are by default also stored in that profile folder. So copy and and back-up this folder is enough.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 80 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 229 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 327kb.

The busiest day of the year was March 1st with 213 views. The most popular post that day was Writing computer or programming code in Latex.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for latex subfig, octave debug, emacs color theme, octave c++, and subfig latex.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Writing computer or programming code in Latex August 2008


Multiple images in one figure by using subfig Latex October 2008
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Changing Emacs Color Theme April 2008


Installing g77 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10 November 2008


Debugging in Octave April 2008
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