Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My current Desktop

Hi,
After so many days, I got bored of conky, changed the wallpaper, changed the AWN theme, plugin set and now I've a new desktop. 

Pope John Paul Quotes

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Pope John Paul II 

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II 

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II 

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mega Letter Pack

This is something I worked on few years ago. It's actually a pack of PDF's containing a number of  letter samples. Yeah, we don't write any letters these days, thanks to mobiles, and partly Internet.

But in official conversations (even through e-mail), we need to be aware of the language. I hope these help.

Mega Letter Pack (Google Docs Folder)

Friday, November 19, 2010

What Hardwarwe Do I Have

Source : http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/what-hardware-do-i-have
Nov 18, 2010  By Joey Bernard

Often you may not necessarily know what kind of hardware you have—you may have a no-name box from a smaller company or a used machine. This month, I present the tools you can use to find out what you have installed.
First up is lshw. This utility LiSts HardWare (lshw). If you run it as a regular user, it actually warns you to run it as root. So go ahead and run sudo lshw. You should see screens of information for your system. The first section will be general information and should look something like this:
jbernard-eeepc            
    description: Notebook
    product: 700
    vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

Monday, November 15, 2010

solipskier - This Game is Addictive!!!

 SOLIPSKIER
http://mikengreg.com/solipskier/




Make Your Own Fake Virus with Notepad

Open Notepad and Copy-Paste foll. line:


X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Then save it as a txt file. If your AntiVirus is not sleeping/ not configured to scan txt files you should get a Virus warning. 
If you can save it and later open it again, perhaps your AntiVirus is sleeping. Then save this file as an 'exe'. If even now your AntiVirus is sleeping, you need to boot out the Lazy Tom of your AntiVirus.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fwd: Dangerous virus.. fwd to all your friends..

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/black-in-white-house-virus-hoax.shtml

hoax.jpeg
BEWARE OF SUCH MESSAGES in "SERIF" FONT AND IN RED/BLUE FONT COLOR



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php files opening in browser as phtml files

I was having this strange issue where in firefox was showing me phtml files to be saved instead of web pages.
I had reconfigured apache, php and every other package.
I had also checked all the config files which were fine.
I was very troubled and I tried a number of other things. But none of them worked. Then at some thread I read:

"Firefox may have developed some problem in it's profile. Delete current profile and restart it.
"


I did it and behold - the phpmyadmin and my local sites started working fine.

Sometimes the wheels are faulty not the engine!!!

Distribution Upgrade Botched

Hah! This is not funny!!! I changed the icon theme (from Human to Humility) in Ubuntu ??.?? (Hey it's a bit of mess here! The sources are maverick, the machine says it's Lucid and the upgrades are multiply botched!) I had Distribution Upgrade running in background (Downloading some new packages) and as soon as I changed the Icons, The distribution Upgrade window vanished.
Just restarted it again. Now it's downloading things. God! I always prefer a fresh install. But I've messed up things so badly here that Dist-Upgrade is the only quick and dirty option I'm left. (Mostly because I'm lazy enough to have a cripple system running rather than doing clean install and installing the hundreds of apps later...)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SOMETHING WIKED INDEED

Need to get 1,206MB/1,563MB of archives.
After this operation, 25.6MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main language-pack-kde-gl-base all 1:10.10+20100930
  Something wicked happened resolving 'in.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner adobe-flashplugin i386 10.1.85.3-1maverick1
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main language-pack-kde-he all 1:10.10+20100930
  Something wicked happened resolving 'in.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Festival Time

Yes Folks!!! It's Diwali. So Happy Diwali to You All!!!

And Since I'm off on a small vacation from Tomorrow (About a Week), I'll summarize things in last few days and few happening things too.
I just finished with The Home Grown series - Tutorial for LAMP. And I also exhausted my knowledge of LAMP there. So I'm working on getting some new things in my small head.

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