September 8, 2016

Kingdom (manga)

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kingdom (キングダム Kingudamu?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. The manga provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades as he fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in history. The series was adapted into a thirty-eight episode anime series by studio Pierrot that aired from June 4, 2012 to February 25, 2013. A second season was announced[1] and aired from June 8, 2013 to March 1, 2014. An English language release of the anime was licensed by Funimation Entertainment.[2]230px-kingdom_volume_1

September 2, 2014

What is a Raspberry Pi?

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. Continue reading

September 2, 2014

Linux cheatsheet

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

# The contents of this file are released under the GNU General Public License.

Feel free to reuse the contents of this work, as long as the resultant works give proper attribution and

are made publicly available under the GNU General Public License.
# Best viewed in emacs org-mode.
# Alternately, one can keep this cheat sheet handy by adding the following line to ~/.bashrc:
# alias cheatsheet=”less ~/”

* Reference:
** Basics:
*** Getting help:

# View the manual for target command
man command

# Get help with a target command (probably the same as above, but not always):
command -h
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September 2, 2014

How To Reset A Forgotten Raspberry Pi Password

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

I’ve got a Raspberry Pi running in my garage as part of a security system. It’s been running for so many months that I forgot the password so I was unable to access it via SSH.

Luckily there is was a technique that I could use to reset the password and get it back up and running. You need physical access to the SD card, a separate PC and the ability to connect your Pi to a monitor and keyboard. I used a Windows PC but this should work fine on a Mac or Linux machine.


Step 1 – Grab The SD Card

Power down the Pi and remove the SD card. Insert it into your PC.
Step 2 – Edit cmdline.txt

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September 2, 2014

Raspberry Pi Model B+ 3.5mm Audio/Video Jack

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

The Model B+ features a new 3.5mm audio jack which also includes the composite video signal. This has allowed for the removal of the composite video socket found on the Model B.

The new jack is a 4-pole socket which carries both audio and video signals and is often found on other multimedia devices such as iPods, MP3 players and smartphones.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Continue reading

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March 5, 2014

standup comedies

by Prashant Kumar Sharma


January 1, 2012

2011 in review

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

June 11, 2011

Criminal Minds

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

My Review: Criminal Minds

Show Summary:

The Behavioral Analysis Unit consists of an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they can strike again.

Criminal Minds stars Thomas Gibson as Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner, Joe Mantegna as Senior Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi, Paget Brewster as Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss, Shemar Moore as Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan, Matthew Gray Gubler as Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid and Kirsten Vangsness as Analyst Penelope Garcia. Continue reading

May 29, 2011

Lie to Me

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

My Review: Lie to Me

Show Summary:

Inspired by a real-life behavioral scientist, this FOX drama tells the tale of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Cal Lightman and his team are effectively human polygraph machines, and no truth can be concealed from them.

The Lightman Group is headed by Dr. Cal Lightman and his partner Dr. Gillian Foster who is a gifted psychologist. Continue reading

March 30, 2011

8 Facts to remember when Drinking

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is a measurement by volume of alcohol in your body. It can be taken with a blood test or with a breathalyzer.

Just The Facts:

  1. An individual’s BAC (Drunkenness) is subject to many variables, and cannot be determined simply by counting the number of drinks consumed.
  2. Alcohol absorbs into your body in your intestines, and it absorbs at a constant rate, no matter how fast or slow you drink. Continue reading