How to recover a discarded draft in Gmail

June 2nd, 2013 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!! GMAIL DOESN”T PROVIDE THAT FEATURE! ONCE YOU DISCARD IT WON”T GO TO TRASH. IT’LL BE LOST!! However, If you are lucky there are few options that would work. 1. Just hit the “UNDO” button . You have few seconds for that. 2. If you’ve discarded the draft on a PC, you […]

How to unlock T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (for SLT Mobitel) – No rooting or installing apps required.

June 2nd, 2013 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

I’ve just unlocked my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999).  Now it works with Sri Lanka Telecom : Mobitel. Note: This method only works with phones having stock 4.1.1.  Just dial the following keys *#197328640# Main Menu [1] UMTS [1] Debug Screen [8] Phone Control [6] Network Lock Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF (after choosing this option, wait […]

Recovering ubuntu after a crash : a mount issue

February 22nd, 2012 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

My ubuntu machine dumped following and went into initramfs prompt. mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting / sys/ on root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or dirctory Target filesystem doesn’t […]

TTFace – The Bus Time Table Display System for Southern Province of Sri Lanka

July 19th, 2011 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

Have you been to a bus stand in Southern Province of Sri Lanka recently? Specially the new bus-stand in Galle? If you did, you might have noticed the new Bus Time Table Display System (TTFace). I’m thankful to Southern Provincial Road Passenger and Transport Authority (SPRPTA), for the opportunity provided me to develop the above […]

A courageous friend of mine

July 12th, 2011 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

It was my first day in the University of Moratuwa. I remember, how much excited I was to make new friends. During the orientation I started a conversation with the gentlemen who was sitting next to me. As I remember, it was my first attempt to talk to a batch-mate I`ve never met before. I […]

Developing Web for Sri Lankans

April 4th, 2011 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

It is always a pain to support all – at least widely used – browsers! Specially a lot of time is wasted in fixing issues in Internet Explorer (A.K.A. Internet Exploder!). However, if the target audience is Sri Lankans, that worry is getting less and less. Sri Lankans, more than 69%, are using Firefox and […]

Shooting Panoramas

October 26th, 2010 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

I always wanted to write a comprehensive guide on shooting panoramas. But it doesn’t seem to happen. So I’m just dumping few thoughts on how to shoot panoramas . In case you may wonder how I produced this: http://www.janapriya.net/gallery/sigiriya please read on. Most of you know that, you can shoot panoramas (mostly cylindrical) using a […]

lolz, a letter for me from my niece (6yr old)

October 7th, 2010 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

My 6yr old niece typed in a letter addressing me (Maama – in Sinhalese this means “Uncle”). She wanted me to behave well in-front of her friends .

No rain welcomed!

May 14th, 2010 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

We are receiving heavy rain these days. Lets make our voice heard! No rain welcomed! From the rain’s point of view Source: Art. Lebedev Studio

Interested in taking GRE CAT test in India? Readon..

March 15th, 2010 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

(I’ve wrote this post some time ago and was in drafts until now ) Few days ago, I did GRE Computer Adaptive Test(CAT) in India (Still the “CAT” is not available in Sri Lanka). It took sometime to plan and figure out the costs and things to be done. I must thank Kooti (My Indian […]