Archive for 2011
- Collect the telemarketing incident details and their calling numbers, victim's name, email and phone number.
- Prepare the report in a standard form.
- Send the same to telephone operator and register in our database. Here there is a Catch-22 situation that I have described in the utility itself as a 'Data Handling Policy'. Hence I am not sending an email but just copying the standard format to your clipboard which you can send to your telephone operator.
- The utility contains two pages one that is hyperlinked from within Facebook Developer page. It does the preliminary handshake with the Facebook and then opens our reporting page.
- The reporting page does all the hard-work like collecting the details and preparing the report and sending the same.
- Please note that the canvas page in Facebook would require a SSL URL mandatory after October 1 2011. Currently the application does not use SSL URLs.
- Deepak Labs
- On the left hand side of 'National Do Not Call Registry' community page you should see a link called 'Report Telemarketer' to invoke this utility.
- Built on the proven engine of Php Password Manager
- No need to remember another separate master password and to key in every time you enter your passwords.
- Does not depend on an external source of protection for the application and comes with its own login scheme. (Inspired by Keepass desktop tool). You only need to remember the login/password for the application and other authentication credentials are managed by the application for you.
- Simple Technology: PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1 and Apache 2.0 [Opensource Combination].
- Whilst the application's own password is stored and hashed in the database your custom passwords are stored in a strong 3DES.
Currently this supports only a single file.
Things to do:
- Recursive touch of files and folderswhen invoked on a directory. If you are interested to contribute let me know and I can add you as a co-member of the Sourceforge project.
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For some reason, Windows Server 2008 R2 derives a sadistic pleasure in terminating non-MS applications when common Windows controls like File -> Open, File -> Save are being accessed. The most closest trace I found was the default location it was choosing like 'Favorites'. I reported this to Bugzilla (Mozilla) and they found out that the culprit was Windows and not Firefox. Reported this to MS through forums. No responsible fix till now.
It does take a couple of more clicks but it pays to pave a strong security for the computer. This screen is from Firefox 4.0.1.
Phishtank: (http://www.phishtank.com/) is a service from OpenDNS. It helps us to stay away from Phishing websites.
Norton SafeWeb: (http://safeweb.norton.com/) is a service from Symantec which helps us to identify bad websites so that we don't visit them infecting our computers.
- Rogue sites are automatically blocked for you. Since your name server is the only which guides you a route to a website and if that blocks a harmful website without letting the address you are not in any way left the way to fall in burning fire of hell.
- Unlike a few ISPs they have old DNS software that they do not update frequently and/or also have only a few DNS servers which are often overloaded at peak times, these expert specialised DNS services have name servers scattered across data centers throughout the globe. If one name server fails in a data center the next one some where in other part of the world automatically assumes its roles and starts to protect you.
The other way what I could suggest though a bit rudimentary would be to use the archive URL and download the contents to your local storage. A quick lines of code for the same using PHP would be as below:
Please note that I am using a system command called 'wget' to download the remote file. This is a built-in command for (Ubuntu) Linux and also the path format is a typical Unix. This is just a startup idea. There are a lot of things to improve that you can do and help yourself:
- If it is a 404 error page you can filter out the file from being preserved in the local path.
HINT: I think 404 page would not have the normal contents but 'Hello Mister' as one of the strings.
- A nice GUI with a progress bar perhaps using PHP GTK :)
$blogdriveBaseURL = "http://yourblogdriveurl.blogdrive.com/";
$howmanyposts = 400; //You can get this from your dashboard
$localpathtosave = "/home/lavanyadeepak/Desktop/blogdrive/"; //Local Path where you want to save the contents
echo "Downloading post $j
$downloadcommand = "wget --quiet -O $localpathtosave$j.html $blogdriveBaseURL$j.html";
echo "Download of $j complete
echo "All downloads complete. Thank you for using Blogdrive Downloader
Perhaps it is a blissful gesture from Symantec and the Almighty to start a bright shiny rewarding jubilant, exhilarating and exciting Summer ahead!
Check out the status from Symantec Rewards Redemption Page here:
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- Through PHP_CLI commandline (and thus you can add it to the startup scripts in /etc/init.d)
- Most of the Unix installations have Apache PHP built-in. You can have this scripts in one of the aliased directories, have them bookmarked as home page in your browser. So when you launch the web browser your IP address automatically gets committed to OpenDNS catalog through DNS-O-Matic.
The PHP script to auto-update DNS-0-Matic (and hence OpenDNS) account (You only need to make changes in line numbers 2 and 3. You can download autoupdate.php from Sourceforge at this URL.
The upgrade is little heavy and it has its own desktop environment called Unity. But because of Virtualbox hardware Ubuntu automatically chose to boot with Classic Environment.
In Ubuntu tsclient when you disconnect from the terminal server and/or it is disconnected it again tries to connect by itself. This can be annoying at sometimes when you want to hangup the VPN connection. Whilst browsing the Ubuntu kb, I found that this had gathered a lot of interest amongst co-Ubuntu users too. Check out http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/1035/.
A quick and working workaround for the issue is open the appropriate .TSC file from your home folder and add the following line:
Now it should not bug you in auto-connecting till Ubuntu releases a patch for this bug.
On a truly cloud computing spree when your web browser is the one stop window to the world, ScribeFire is a surestop resource that you would like to empower your Google Chrome with. It is a browser-based desktop blogging client. Originally for Firefox this is a new port for Google Chrome.
For those non-Windows users not able to use Live Writer, I think this is a very attractive proposal to blog from the comfort of their desktop without ALT+TABbing to another application.
Recently I encountered a strange error dialog in Visual Studio TFS. All of a sudden it threw a messagebox that that it encountered a 200 OK from the server. :) See attachment. The other day I had fiddler open in my system and I could see web service requests carrying checkin/checkouts of the files from Visual Studio.
It is really excellent that Microsoft is extending patronage and embracing an Open XML format for Visual Studio too.
And I also want to share one thing. One of my friend who is new to Linux but got inspired by the simplicity and elegance of it always gets confuses between Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I would like to clarify. Ubuntu and Kubuntu are two flavors of Debian Linuxes. GNome and KDE are the desktop environments. Trust this makes things clearer and cleaner.
- International ports and good transportation system for ease of access.
- Premier software houses in and around the city which thus would give a good helping hand for everyone to attend and get benefitted.
- A better known geography for anyone to get adapted.
Hence beyond doubts our votes for most admired and most coveted city for Tech-Ed would go to 'Bangalore.
'ldconfig deferred processing now taking place'.
Today as part of my gcc (GNU C) explorations and trying to recall my college day C programming when I tried something I got the following error from the compiler:
lavanyadeepak@LavanyaDeepak:~/Downloads$ gcc a.c
/tmp/ccRQQLcH.o: In function `main':
a.c:(.text+0x11): undefined reference to `println'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
A simple 'cal 2011' draws a calendar like the one illustrated in the screenshot attached in this post.
A variant of the third key (DELETE) is an indicative to Windows to signal the SAM Security Manager to attract its attention. By default, the RDP viewer does not have a maximize restore option to full screen in Ubuntu. You ought to use the CAE option to avail the same.