If you have a webhosting you have to have basic know how of tips and tricks you can do with htaccess. So here is a list of basic actions that can be done via htaccess and how to use them. Disable Directory Browsing Options All -Indexes Enable Directory Browsing In the remote case that [...]
Today I was struggling with Microsoft’s SQL Server. I could not get the SQL Agent service starting. Maybe my experiences can help you. Introduction Sometimes the SQL Agent service will not start, and it is quite hard to get the cause of this when the Error log doesn’t show much. The hints below were gathered [...]
Introduction Haiku is something like Windows or Linux: an Operating System (OS). Some geeks like to play with alternative operating systems; it you are one of such geeks, you might want to give Haiku a try. Haiku is very fast and easy to use, but currently there are not many applications you can use with [...]
The all new iPhone 5 was launched on September 12, 2012 (watch the keynote here). With a better processor and a bigger screen, iPhone 5 offers few more opportunities to app developers to harness the new hardware features. Although the iPhone 5 (which comes with the new iOS6) has a native integration with Facebook and [...]
Move over high speed camera here comes fem-to camera. Imagine being able to capture frames so fast that you can see light moving a millimeter of a distance and no this is not fantasy but something that actually has been done. Now think about the various scientific capabilities of such a technological wonder; from [...]
Now that you just got yourself one of the best smartphones around the Samsung Galaxy SIII it is time to start installing apps on it. Galaxy S III already comes pre-installed with apps like. Google Search, Maps, Navigator, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Swype, Dropbox etc. Here I have jotted down some more [...]
Everyone who works with databases on a linux terminal faces this issue at some point in time — executing select * on a table with too many columns. And in linux since there is no horizontal scrolling, the output is wrapped and hence completely unusable. You can use –pager property to get rid of that [...]
A while ago, I needed a simple desktop Timer application. I didn’t like any of all the existing ones, so I wrote my own. It’s called EvertTimer.
Almost a year back I started with setting up my own company along with two friends of mine. Though the company did not make much profit I personally feel it has been very profitable project in terms of learning’s that I can take from it.
A friend on mine Rajat Mittal along with Nishant Singh have just launched a very nice initiative (incipiens.com) to help startups which are based in India. Having strong technical background and high proficiency in web technologies they are not only able to provide financial help but also perfect as mentors to critically look at your [...]
The first time, a friend handed me Geek Nation: How Indian Science is taking over the World, he said, “It’s a bizarre book!” And one has to admit that reading this book is a journey which you take with the author, Angela Saini, with mixed feelings. At times your emotions resonate with those of the [...]
Watch “A Day Made of Glass” and take a look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it.
Here is a nice TED talk on how to live a long life…. It talks about what life styles actually help one to live long and healthy life.
On the edge of Europe (but still in Europe’s heartland somehow), lies the country we all know as Belarus. Widely regarded as Europe’s last dictatorship, it is ruled by president Lukashenko, who has been in office since 1994. Unlike its neighbouring countries Lithuania and Ukraine, Belarus has been looking east rather than west after the [...]
I want to share these two amazing search tools: The first one is an awesome song lookup search engine. Ever had that tune stuck in your head and not being able to remember the song ? Just tap the rythm into this cool web application and it will try and look up the song [...]
If you are anything like me the first thing that 1st April brings you to is to check what did google did this year as a part of their prank. Initially I was a bit depressed when I could not find anything on the major Google web services pages but a look on the Gmail [...]