Although both Ubuntu and Android are OSs using the Linux kernel, most of the software developed for managing Android devices from PCs, are either for Windows or for MacOS. There doesn’t exist any application for Ubuntu – that I know of – that can manage media, text messages, and other content in an Android device. Even the ways of sharing files between Ubuntu and Android isn’t easy. Continue reading

I ordered a Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad from eBay, so that I can connect it to my Sony Xperia P through the USB On-The-Go cable I bought recently. The main reason I wanted a keyboard with a touchpad, is that I can only connect one device to my Sony Xperia P through the USB OTG cable. Due to that reason, I could only use either keyboard or a mouse at a time (I am yet to try a USB Hub with my phone.). So I wanted something that combines keyboard and mouse. Continue reading

USB OTG CableMy Sony Xperia P supports the technology called “USB OTG“, which stands for “USB On-The-Go”. This technology allows devices to act as hosts and connect to other devices through USB cables. Since the moment I got to know that my phone has the ability, I wanted to give it a try, so I ordered a cable from eBay. Continue reading

Earlier, I blogged about how to clone a Git repository from Windows to Linux through a local network. Now, I think it’s necessary that I should write something about the other way around, which is cloning a Git repository in a shared directory of a Linux machine to a machine using Windows. This is how to do it: Continue reading

Git LogoWorking on a project at Sanmark Solutions, I encountered a situation where I needed to clone a Git repository placed in a shared directory in a Windows machine into a working directory in a Linux machine. First I tried to do it with SSH, but I wasn’t successful. I guess that’s because I am not much experienced with that protocol. Then I decided to access the directory in Windows with Samba and mount it on local file system, and then clone, pull, and push from and to it considering it as a local location. This is how I did it: Continue reading

I think it’s time for me to restart blogging again. Not that I have a huge reader base eagerly waiting to consume stuff that I might put in my blog, rather I should restart it for the purpose of sharing what I learn, that I think would be needed by me again at some pant in the future. Anyway, I feel it’s a kind of thing one might do in a January.

I think this is a good opportunity to review my 2012. I’m just writing these things without really considering about the order they happened. Continue reading


What is PayPal?

PayPal is the most popular money transferring service used online. Although it is a service provided by a private company, it is considered the de facto standard of online money transfers.

PayPal is very useful for internet users to pay online for the goods and services they purchase through internet, and get paid for goods and service they sell online.

Although it is necessary to sign up for a PayPal account in order to receive money through PayPal, one doesn’t need a PayPal account to make payments to someone’s’ PayPal accounts. You can use your credit or debit card to make payments to anyone’s PayPal account. This makes PayPal the premier money transfer service. Continue reading


PayPal යනු කුමක්ද?

PayPal යනු අන්තර්ජාලය තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන මුදල් හුවමාරු සේවාවන්ගෙන් ජනප්‍රියතම මෙන්ම වැඩිම භාවිතා කරුවන් පිරිසක් ඇති සේවාවයි. එය පෞද්ගලික ආයතනයකින් සපයන සේවාවක් වුවද අන්තර්ජාලය තුළ මුදල් හුවමාරු කිරීමේ අප්‍රකාශිත සම්මතය ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකිය.

අන්තර්ජාලය තුළින් ලබාගන්නා භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සඳහා ගෙවීම් කිරීමේදීත්, තමන් සපයන භාණ්ඩ හෝ සේවා සඳහා පාරිභෝගිකයන්ගෙන් ගෙවීම් ලබාගැනීමේදීත් PayPal අන්තර්ජාල පරිශීලකයන්ට බෙහෙවින් ප්‍රයෝජනවත් වේ.

ගෙවීම් ලබාගැනීම සඳහා PayPal සේවාවේ ගිණුමක් තිබීම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වුවද ගෙවීම් කිරීම සඳහා එවැනි ගිණුමක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය නොවන නිසා විද්‍යුත් ණය හෝ හර පතක් (Credit or Debit Card) ඇති ඕනෑම කෙනෙකුට PayPal ගිණුමක් වෙත මුදල් යොමු කිරීමට හැකි වීම එය ප්‍රමුඛතම මුදල් හුවමාරු සේවාව බවට පත් කරයි. Continue reading