Gmail Canned Responses: automatically send emails using filters

There are some emails where I’d like to thank the sender immediately after receiving them. Also, there are emails which I’d like to filter to my `To Read` directory and reply back with a formal message. Eventually, there are also some emails which I want to ignore completely and would like to let them know that I’d never solicited this kind of message from them. I’ve automated this entire process. Continue reading


Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

I use Skype regularly for video calling. It works excellent even when I call from my cell phone. Nowadays there are several other applications are available too for video calling. But still now I’ve found Skype is the best to handle noise and consistent during longer calls.

Recently I’d upgraded my OS to Ubuntu 16.04. As Skype is not available in Ubuntu repository so again I was looking for the Skype installation details. Hence just to make good use of my time on the next iteration- here is the post. Continue reading

Transformation from NetBeans to Sublime Text

No, I’m not that vi or Emacs fan. I use vim only when I have to debug something from terminal. I was using Netbeans since longtime. It’s a great IDE. The only major problem is it consumes memory too much. Moreover last few years I’ve been writing bash scripts frequently. Sometimes I had to check in some old Ruby codes. And nowadays for some modules I’m probably going to use Python. So to meet my customized requirements finally I concluded to switch to a lightweight editor. After brief encounters with different other editors, I soon found Sublime Text and have been using it ever since. Its real power comes from the ability to enhance its functionality using Package Control and creating custom settings.
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Insurance premium reminder: Another step to my automated reminder service

I already had set up a reminder process using which I get periodic notification to back up my data. This time I applied the same thought along with email reminder for my due insurance premiums. It’s true that insurance providers send a reminder SMS/ email just before the due date, but I’ve had the experience when their SMS gateway was jammed due to heavy traffic and I got reminder post one month of my due date! So better to be safe than sorry. I kept those due dates in my reminder service.
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Automated reminder service for backup

I’m very much used to with cron jobs which are used frequently to schedule tasks. Cron can run as often as every minute. But it assumes that the system is running continuously and if the system is not up at the time when a job is scheduled, that job is not executed. I was in need of something like cron but the executing time must be dynamic. More specifically I had to run a backup reminder process in my local system automatically on a certain period frequency and only when the system is on.
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Kolkata- The City of Joy

It’s Kolkata, here, I was born and lived up to my early twenty. Many a time my outstation friends ask me how Kolkata is unique to other cities? What are the unique things that made Kolkata proud? What are Kolkata’s heritage? Why bengalis are so proud about their culture? Why Kolkata is even a metro city? Is there anything that we should know/ see when we are visiting there?

Long list to answer! Try to respond as much factual it can be. But always thought to answer in little bit detail, tried to express the unique flavor. Ultimately it’s about my city, my tilottama. Unlike other metros, we don’t take pride about shopping malls or multiplexes. We also have those but Kolkata’s flavor can’t be judged so easily. So here is the post; why Kolkata is completely unique-
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