The State Government's Ten Steps Backward

Submitted by hpn on June 5, 2008 - 08:37
It was a surprise news that almost ended up being short of a shocker. While Unicode is being adapted increasingly world-wide, our Karnataka Government seems to be heading the other way. The state government issued a notification earlier this week for a possibility of a 'bi-lingual font' for Kannada script.
India Water Portal now available in Kannada hpn May 20, 2008 - 11:50
The India Water Portal initiated by Arghyam is now available in Kannada. The Kannada version of the portal is intended towards creating awareness about Water usage, Rainwater Harvesting and several issues, aspects surrounding Water. Readers can ask questions, take part in the discussions, contribute articles and information.

Debian Etch and hp nx6120

Submitted by hpn on March 31, 2008 - 08:56
debian It was a long time since I installed debian on my laptop. Unsupported hardware issues dogged it the last time I tried it on this (which seems years back). But this time, it was really worth giving a shot. I found Debian sleek, more nostalgic than any other present distribution. It is probably the best distribution to work with. But the old kernel that is shipped with etch had some ACPI related issues. And sound wasn't there. I had to download and compile the latest Kernel after which everything is good.

9th edition of podcast on Sampada with Vivek Shanbag and Status Update

Submitted by hpn on January 24, 2008 - 09:09

Limitation in funds, time have stalled improvements on Sampada for a while. The fact that we never expected traffic to burgeon into what it has during last 12 months on Sampada also added to it (we have been getting over 3 million hits each month). Need for better infrastructure has put a roadblock on new projects which has made few of us contemplate a lot on what needs to be done with Sampada and related projects in future.

A morning spent watching "good" Kannada Cinema

Submitted by hpn on November 5, 2007 - 07:47

For years now, we've had very less of quality films in Kannada, and here is one cinema that is good on quality, but never got to the theatres. Distributors here fancy films that have songs, dance and crazy fights which on most occasions merely are low quality mockery of Bollywood/Hollywood. Sadly, it is the song and dance films that bring in huge moolah for them as art films go untried.

G T Narayana Rao gets Kannada Rajyotsava Award

Submitted by hpn on November 2, 2007 - 07:43
G T Narayana Rao, a Kannada writer well known for his write-ups on Science and Technology has been awarded Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasti this year. He was the editor for Science section of Kannada Vishvakosha - the largest encyclopaedia in Kannada. Few months back, we had done a [:http://sampada.net/video/1|Videocast] and [:http://sampada.net/podcasts/8/G-T-Narayana-Rao|Podcast with G T Narayana Rao].