I’ve started two new categories.
quickie. I am doing a new experiment of writing a blog post of every new or old (which I haven’t documented) I do while I am working on some project.
loud mouthis for that. But I don’t always like to explain things deep. For those times I am starting
quickie, which represents posts which just get stuff done, without explaining much; basically just a dump of the steps I took to solve something. Here’s first post that belongs to both these categories.
I don’t remember how many times I had to re-solve already solved problems because I couldn’t find a resource on Internet about the solution. Not that Internet lacks information, but it lacks information which few people care about. Like a particular bug which occurs for few and majority of Internet (thankfully including the mighty trolls) don’t care about.
I read some (more than one) blog posts about how and why every developer should blog about their findings/solutions and what not. Lately, I found myself thinking the same. If only someone whom I met on IRC (after spending an hour on Google) would have documented the solution he told me, hopefully Google (or duckduckgo or whatever) would’ve found it for me and I would’ve got the solution and if lucky, hard earned experience notes from the developer too.
So I decided I’d be that guy who document his solutions/findings. I will try to do that here in this blog.
I started this blog when I was first introduced to Internet, before I actually had Internet at my home. Initially I was super excited and wrote many posts (10 may be), but then the excitement faded off. Playing with code is more intriguing then writing about it. I tried to resurrect this blog many times (2 I think), but couldn’t. So no promises here. I will try my best to document as much as I can.
Here’s the first post I wrote under both these categories: Find Which Application Is Running on a Particular Port