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I am Karthikeyan, working as a software professional, interested in Travelling, Bike riding, PC Gaming, Reading Novels, Blogging, Writing thamizh poems.
Connecting Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB Debugging mode

Connecting Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB Debugging mode

I am working on Android application development for mobiles and tablets. I faced issue in connecting Kindle fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB debugging mode in my Linux machine to work with Eclipse IDE. Both are not in same way.

Connecting Kindle Fire in USB debugging mode in Linux

1. Connect the device with the system using USB

2. Type lsusb in terminal and check whether you are able to identify the device as “Lab126”

3. Open etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file

sudo gedit etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

4. Paste the following line in the file

SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”1949″, MODE=”0666″, GROUP=”plugdev”

5. Chmod of the rules file

chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

6. Open home/username/.android/adb_usb.ini file in edit mode. Add the following lines in the file manually. Don’t copy and paste. You will get issues on spaces.


7. Run adb kill-server

8. Run adb start-server

9. adb devices


Connecting Kindle Fire HD in USB debugging mode in Linux

This is simple.

Go to Settings-> Click more settings in top right ->Security ->Enable ADB.

That’s it!


Copying contacts from Nokia Symbian mobile to Android mobile

Copying contacts from Nokia Symbian mobile to Android mobile

Finally, I moved to Android mobile. I faced issue in importing all the contacts from Nokia mobile to Android. I tried with Nokia OVI suite and PC Suite. Both allows me to export every single contacts in a .vcf file. You can import that file into Android contacts easily. But the problem was I had around more than 1000 contacts in my mobile. It is not an easy work to import each contact separately. There is an easy way to overcome that.

Export all the contacts into separate .vcf files. And then compress all the contacts into single .vcf file and import. The option /B is to mention that it is binary file. That’s it.

copy /B *.vcf all_contacts.vcf

Now send the file through usb or mail to your mobile and import into your contacts.


India and its culture

India and its culture

Some one calls it as Bharat but known as India to everyone. But even our national anthem says my country name as Bharat and not as India. Either it is Bharat or India, there is no difference between them. And we are in a so called democratic country. Yes, freedom in expressing what we feel. But there should be a star symbol over the word “democratic” to mention “conditions apply”. It will act differently for money and power.

The only active group in this country is Media and nobody else. I just did browse through top online medias of each state. Everywhere it contains different news stories. But when it comes to national medias, all of them have single news in their head lines about a rape incident happened in the capital. There are similar incidents happening everywhere and on everyday more brutal than this. But this incident gave a spark to the people to think about the safety of women like how Anna hazare started his protest. Thanks to that victim girl and let her soul RIP. Now Government setup a panel to ensure safety of women through a new law. Lets wait for atleast one law without loop holes for the accused to escape.

We are passing through a period of westernisation. There is “nothing” defines the culture of a country. It will keep on changing depending on the situation. We evolved through a lot of cultural change. In my childhood, I will rarely hear about love marriages around me. But just look at the people around you now. There was no cell phone and internet in my childhood. But look at everywhere now. There was so many restrictions some 100 years back for a fellow to talk with their opposite gender. But look at the space now. That is what called as culture.

Many politicians started accusing the injection of western culture as the main reason behind these rape incidents and they are expressing their age old ideas and thoughts on it. They should look at themselves along with their family in a mirror before saying anything. Their views might work if we have strict law and order policy. That is also not possible in this country. Many people want the rape incident accused to be hanged or strict punishments like in Arab countries. The people who said this must look at the rules imposed on women in those countries.

Do you think the rape incident is the biggest issue in this country? Definitely not. It is just the views of the people behind those media. Those medias are just injecting their views into people’s mind. There are much bigger threats. Last week a politician from a state publicly made an open hate statement against a community. The sad part is all the people around him claps for that speech. They don’t know they are being fooled and they are victimized for his political advantage. When there is something goes bad, all the innocent aam aadmis will fall as victims for these idiots. And these politicians will just penetrate and come out through another loop hole in our so called law. What about the people stashing black money abroad? Where is the media about these news? Whatever the news, it will be in headlines till they get a next bigger news than this. Then all the people will start talking about the new incident in all the social media. Then these media fellows will automatically change their gaze on the new news. This is also a recent popular culture here. NONE of the media is neutral in India.

Regarding the rape incident, apart from giving strict punishments there should be a change in people’s mind set about women. That should come by a social change by injecting a view on people’s mind. We don’t need to teach everyone about how they should be. Let us just be an example for others and the people around us will automatically change. The change won’t come from outside and it should start with in ourself.

from Microsoft Windows 8 AppFest contest

from Microsoft Windows 8 AppFest contest

Attending Microsoft windows 8 AppFest contest today at Bangalore. The reason why I got more interest towards is they are planning to set a world record by gathering more developers at a place for coding. It is a continuous 18 hours coding contest. I am done with three apps. I have got a free access to MS Windows 8 App store. Feeling good. Because the program night was not wasted. Still there is 2 more hours to go to set Guinness Record. I will get that certificate also 🙂

I love technology. Currently I am working on developing Apps for Android tablets which is being completely developed in Linux platform.

Oorukku pudhusa? (new to the city?)

Oorukku pudhusa? (new to the city?)

Last week when I was on the way to office in my bike, stopped at the signal. Suddenly a guy nearer to me screamed “tha, paathu poda”, he was telling that to a guy infront of me. I looked at him and smiled. He leaned towards me and smiled back and greeted me “hello boss, indha oorkaranga ipdi dhan boss. oorukku pudhusa neenga?”. I just nodded as saying “yes”. Then the signal changed to green then only I realized that I am not in Tidel park signal, thiruvanmiyur. Now it is Koramangala signal, Bangalore :). Seriously I went back to Chennai for an instant on hearing his words. I proved that guys word on the same day, by entering into one-way road without knowing and paid penalty amount.

Till 3 weeks back, I was in Chennai and was staying together with my friends.I loved Chennai except the summer and traffic. Here everything changed. No friends at my room since I am staying alone. All my friends are staying very far away in Bangalore. So I am compelled to stay alone and also I don’t want to waste time in traffic daily. At last I have been to all the capitals in the bottom part of India. It started from September 29th in Trivandrum, then Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Chennai. Now it is Bangalore.

I love languages. But it is hard to hear Kannada around. I want to learn it soon. Let me see in the coming days. Wherever I go there are tamilian hotels nearby. Even here too. I am having food daily there and chat with the owner all the time while eating. He is also from a nearby town to Madurai.

I love to roam around all the time. Whenever I get a chance I will rope in some friends and plan for some trip. I love the weather in this city. It is unlike Chennai and Hyderabad. Whenever new year comes, I will have some resolutions for the sake. But on every year I feel that is is going to be the important year in my life. I don’t know till now whether it is or it is not. In 2009 I was in Trivandrum and in 2010 in Hyderabad, 2011 in Chennai and This is 2012 and the new city. Let me see what this brings! 🙂