Open mail to first generation web-masters

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Last night I had a nice dinner with my family after a nice quality time talking and recollecting our old memories in the evening. I was feeling pretty light-hearted and on getting some private space, I started cherishing the memories of my first days of being a web-master. It was a great feeling. Although I wasn’t technically sound enough, the thirst of knowing ‘just how to do it’ not only taught me a lot of things in terms of coding but also, it taught me how to deal with stress of work and the feeling of seeing my work actually taking place in front of my eyes was something I will always fail to describe with my words.So today when I have had a small walk through the path of web-technology, I couldn’t help drafting this open mail to those who sneak out every night in front of the computer to…

5 ways to avoid fights over facebook

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I am quite ashamed to say that of late I was dragged into a very bitter kind of a fight on facebook which eventually affected my personal relationships despite my having no intention of such consequences. And, this is not the first time I have seen brutal fights with thundering word-storms taking place over the social network biggie. I have always felt that the online fights are nothing but a waste of time which does nothing but bringing down your friendship in the real world with harsh words that you might not have intended to say, threatening delicate relationships. Here is my 5 ways to stay out of such fights. 1. Stop taking facebook so seriously That’s right. Facebook can be a reflection of yours; but, it is not your life. Pay less regard to what people say and do online and remain indifferent towards them. I have seen people…


5 Status Updates Never to be made

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Back in the mid 90′s I was amongst the very few early adopters to social networking of the people around me. Facebook was yet to make its way to be the homepage of many a boys and girls of my age and smartphones were more of a fictitious tech-wonder. The scenario is way different now as I find my friends being online almost all the time, chatting or sharing content on facebook and twitter, finding time between their course-loads.While I do appreciate the concept shedding the bar of cultural and geographical distances across the world, the amount of inappropriate content that I get to see on my home dash also turns me off. Every coin has the other side and social media is by no means an exception either. We just have to be careful to flip the right one. I think today we really need to be very careful about the kind…


Install Ubuntu Local Server

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It is essential for a developer to have his own server running on his local machine to develop web-apps and test them right on his own computer for a faster production.I love Linux distros far more than WIndows. They are lighter, faster, safer, allowing me to run my laptop longer than I can on Windows (yes, I run my server on my Ubuntu installed on my lappy). First of all, dump those multiple lined commands if you were going to do so. Installing LAMP on your Ubuntu takes only one command. Open your terminal and follow the following steps. At the end of the tutorial, you will have your server running with Apache, MySQL and Php along with PhpMyAdmin for database management as most of the people use PhpMyAdmin for creating and updating databases.   Install LAMP Server: Open your terminal and paste the following command sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ [This is not a…


5 Ways to Extend Battery Life on Ubuntu

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I am one of those developers who have come all the way from their home for studies and have to rely on a single laptop for work. Linux, obviously, is a natural choice for me on a pretty decent notebook. But, those living in the metro cities in India would know about the massive power-cuts throughout the day. Here are my 5 ways that helped me to extend battery life on my Ubuntu laptop and I believe it ought to work for other Linux distribution as well.   1. Dim your screen The most obvious one, dim your screen. It saves a lot of power. You need not enjoy all the coding work in full aspect ratio while battery backup is your primary concern. 2. Stop unnecessary service You should know which service packages you’d be needing when your working at a critical battery state. Turn off the ones you are not using….