The Monkey Game

Sunday, December 25, 2011

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BIT Colombo (UCSC) final project guidelines

Monday, November 28, 2011


BIT Final project is something lot of students get mess up. Primarily because they are used to exam oriented spoon fed education system that is adapted by most as well as it is the general attitude of some students. IT is a practical subject. Industry/Society need people having skills and not those having mere paper qualifications. That is why BIT - UCSC degree program has emphasize a lot in final project. 

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An Inspiring speech by Apple founder Steve Jobs

Thursday, October 6, 2011


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IQ Question - Measure Water Problem

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 liters and one for 5 liters, how would you measure 4 liters?

Spend about 10 minutes and first try out yourself !!
Scroll down to verify your answer.

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IQ question - Seven balls and a balance problem

Friday, September 23, 2011

You have eight balls all of the same size. Seven of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier, if you are given a weight balance and only two weightings?

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Simple formula for success

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Introduction to FIT - UCSC Sri lanka @ Aurora

Monday, August 22, 2011



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Great quotes on education



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The story of ant

Saturday, August 20, 2011



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Introduction to BIT- UCSC, Sri Lanka @ Aurora

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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What should you do in exams ?

Monday, August 8, 2011

How you face the exam is another skill that everyone should master. There are some people who are not very good at facing exams due to various reasons.  Some of those failed in exams do not have necessary exam skills to face the exam effectively, while others simply perish in exam pressure.

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How should you prepare for exams?

Exams (in Sri Lankan context) are something I really hate. I would say, exams have become a necessary evil for students to success in their academic or career. First thing first, whether you like or not, you must excel in current reality of exam centric education system. Here are few tips for your success in exams.The most important point is that you properly prepare for the exams. Do your basics right. You must keep passing exam as one of the important target in the bigger context of acquiring skills and being competent.

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Why is programming unique profession?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Who is an engineer?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Engineering is one of the most misunderstood word.  Now, lot of IT professionals dream to be a software engineer. Software Engineering is one of the integral subject or module in almost all the academic or professional IT courses. However, even after learning the subject, very few have clear understanding of what is engineering.

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Role of Sri Lankan IT professionals in globalisation - Part 2

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

පෙර ලිපියෙන් අපි සාකච්චා කලේ "globalisation" යනුවෙන් දැක්වෙන අදහස අපි කෙතරම් වැරදි ලෙසට තේරුම් ගෙන තිබේද යන්නය. "globalisation" යන්න තාක්ෂණයේ (විශේෂයෙන්ම තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණයේ) දියුණුව තම යටත් විජිත වාදයේ දෙවැනි පියවර ලෙස යොදාගැනීමක් ලෙසත් සමහර ආර්ථික ශාශ්‍රත්නයන් විග්‍රහ කරනවා. කෙසේ වුවද "globalisation" යන සංසිද්දිය අද වෙන විට බටහිර ජාතීන්ට දෙපැත්ත කැපෙන ආයුදයක් වී තිබෙන බවත් දැන් දැන් පෙනෙනවා.

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Globalisation and Sri Lanka - Part 1

With the advancement of technology, the world is becoming closer together. The Information technology plays key role in making globalisation reality. However it is a tragedy that most of the people in Sri Lanka are in the dark with respect to globalisation.

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The flock of birds - the definite agile team

Sunday, July 31, 2011

In each winter, flock of birds fly to tropical regions thousands of miles away and return later. You can learn a lot from nature. The software developers, specifically agile teams have adapted lot of the features of these flock of birds. Here are few of those points widely adapted by agile software teams.

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Top two unique features of software

The software field is booming. There are so many keen youth entering into software field. But lot of them have step into the fields without knowing the basics. Not knowing the key features of the field or work you are involved (or studying) in as an IT professional or student is pathetic sign. Ok now it’s your turn to check your knowledge, what come to your mind as key features of software (product) compared to most of the other fields. OK, now read on to verify your answers.

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Do not let others playing fool with you

Following is a clip prodused by Derana media. We @ Aurora greatly embrace the clip even in the context of the ICT education in Sri Lanka.

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Why should you learn English?

Saturday, July 30, 2011


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How to add code syntax highlighting to blogger posts

Friday, July 29, 2011

When you blog on small technical things involving HTML or other code example, it is nice to show the code with syntax highlighting. There are few Javascript solutions available.  "Syntax highlighter" is the most popular and stable approach. Here are the simple steps to add it to your blogger blog.

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Adding news ticker like twitter update widget to web page

Now most of us have twitter account. Unlike Face book, twitter has indirect usage for social savvy user. Your friends/colleagues/customers may not always directly visit your twitter. Therefore you may better off integrating twitter to web resources like your web site or Face book profile.Twitter has provided standard widgets to share your tweets in your web site or blog. Firstly it looks very common due to wide usage. Secondly, the standard twitter widget may be too big for your web page. You better take control it and put your twitter feed according to your liking.

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Cross browser supported rounded corner borders with CSS

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Having rounded corner for borders is really cool feature that was missing in HTML for long. In order to overcome this issue web developers used to use images as borders. It was too much of messy code and performance hit. Now CSS3 is supporting rounded corners. It is not yet fully supported by popular browsers as a standard.

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Online HTML encode utility tool

As a tech savvy blogger or content publisher sometimes you like to share some code examples with on line community.  When you publish web content or blog post (in some cases) regarding HTML and JavaScript, you may have encountered an issue. The code that you put up as content is interpreted by the web server / browser rather than published as content for the user.

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What do motivate us ? - Myths and facts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



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Where the mind is led forward ..

Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken
up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;

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The new dawn in ICT education in Sri Lanka

The wind of change is blowing.....

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