Happy New Year

This is a quick and brief post for the new year auspicious time (“nekatha”.)

Wishing everyone a brilliant new year ahead and don’t forget to enable timeline review on Facebook. Otherwise you will end up with so many awrudu pictures tagged with you on the FB wall which u really don’t prefer to be be in 😀

Now to eat some kiribath…….

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Enjoy but preserve Sri Lanka

Recently I visited “Dalada Maligawa” or the temple of tooth which is one of the most sacred and pictures locations in Sri Lanka.

Of course this is a regular place we Sri Lankans visit. But for many foreigners who come here this is a location to take pictures and keep as this will most likely be their few visits to the location.

I noticed that many were flashing at the ancient paintings and I brought it to the attention of one of the tourist groups and more than them the local guide got annoyed and wanted to argue with me. But being at such a sacred place I didn’t want to let my anger lose and never spoke a word.

But now I want to tell the entire world….. Take pictures but leave it for the future also.

So just turn off the flash and use your camera. Today’s DSLRs and standard cameras can operate with no flash. Also the fact that every monkey with a DSLR are consider them as pro photographer has contributed to this.

Stupid tourist guides just do anything for money and don’t think of the sustainability. They will not have anything to show to the tourists if they behave like this. Also if you are visiting Sri Lanka please keep this in mind.

I’m really amazed why non of the responsible authority or the government has taken any steps to prevent such activities. At least to educate the tourist guides….

Ubuntu – How to boot into Text mode

Reblog >> XCELLENTCY

This post is a re-blog of what I felt would be useful for some. I wanted to install an Ubuntu 12.10 instance which runs on text mode. The blog mentions on Ubuntu 10 and 11, but this is the same for 12 as well….

Open grub configuration for editing;

$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” into GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”text”
when done save change by pressing ctrl+O (save) and ctrl+X (exit)

Now upgrade grub, type;

$ sudo update-grub

Reboot your computer;

$ sudo rebbot

Now your Ubuntu will boot on text mode

Sri Lanka Telecom: Increase the data quota given for ADSL Connections

SLT Broadband Don't Cheat the Customers

Today the software and the devices we use are more data intensive and the amount of data they are using is quite high.

SLT or Sri Lanka Telecom forced users like me to chance to a connection which provides higher data speeds,yet having a Fair Usage Policy Quota by making the previous connection very slow.

But now this quota is proving to be not enough and needs to be increased if we are to have a proper internet experience.

Youtube, Facebook and all the other commonly used websites now stream all the media in HD. So if you watch a 20 minute video it consumes more than 1GB. How on earth we are supposed to cope with 20GB???

I am a regular internet user who has not downloaded a single torrent in the last month. Yet my speeds are reduced. Is this really Fair??

Join with me to sign the following petition on Change.Org and force SLT to be more customer focused than being just another ISP.

http://www.change.org/petitions/sri-lanka-telecom-increase-the-data-quota-given-for-adsl-connections

Short URL: http://tiny.cc/sltadsl

RIP Tony Greig

One of the few who really supported the truth and justice in cricket, instead of being bias to the white skin and the “rrr” English speakers. We will miss you and cricket will not be the same without you “Tony Greig“.

Last Tweet of Tony;

This is what different sources had to say about Tony;