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2011 in review

Posted: December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and search able at anytime, from anywhere. With the new version of Evernote (still in beta) not only can one download the software but can also work online and later synchronize Of all the available notes solution available in the market, Evernote is one of the most desired software application for taking down notes, pictures, videos, etc. But the bad news for Linux/Ubuntu users is that Evernote installable is only available in Windows XP/Vista and Mac. There is no Linux support.

But using wine I was easily able to install Evernote on my Ubuntu. The steps are as follows:

If you do not have wine installed, you can get it with the following command:

> sudo apt-get install wine

Download the Windows installation executable of Evernote from the Evernote site (

After wine is install, type the following command:

> wine location where the executable is downloaded

For example, in mine case:

> wine /home/abby/apps/Evernote_3.0.0.594.exe

The installation process starts which is similar similar to Windows.

Complete the installation steps and you will have Evernote installed on your Ubuntu. There shall be a icon to start Evernote on the desktop too after installation is complete.

Since Evernote is in Beta, to get the invitation one need to give there  email id at this link ( they shall send you the invitation to register. I have 18 invitations remaining. In case you need one, do let me know.

Now no reason to be sad since your favourite Evernote works with your favourite Ubuntu 🙂

Update: For linux alternative of evernote, click here