ISRO’s Bhuvan vs Google Earth

The Space Applications Centre (SAC) of ISRO has come up with ‘Bhuvan’, a challenge to Google Earth and Wikimapia. Bhuvan, which literally means ‘earth’, is a web-based tool like Google Earth, but it promises better 3-D satellite imagery of India than what is currently being offered by other Virtual Globe software. Indian specific features such … Continue reading “ISRO’s Bhuvan vs Google Earth”

Convert Youtube videos to audio in Ubuntu 9.04

The tool that can be used for the purpose is Elltube. To install Elltube open up a terminal and run the command: sudo synaptic The above command will open up the full-blown Synaptic tool. Search for “lame” (no quotes). Scroll down until you see the “ubuntu-restricted-extras”. Mark “ubuntu-restricted-extras” for installation. Search for “ffmpeg” (no quotes). … Continue reading “Convert Youtube videos to audio in Ubuntu 9.04”

Delete ALL Posts in WordPress

If you need to delete all the posts you have written, yo can use use a simple plugin called WordPress Suicide. Quite a name right? It allows to null all major tables like wp_posts and wp_terms. It’s just if you need to remove all the posts and all categories, not one by one.

Microsoft Contributes Code to Linux Kernel

Microsoft released about 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux Community. The code includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, and Tom Hanrahan, Director of the Open Source Technology Center, discuss the release of … Continue reading “Microsoft Contributes Code to Linux Kernel”

Truncate a File to Zero byte in Linux

Sometimes you need to truncate/empty a file to zero byte length. For example, you have a big file that contains various logs and the size is too big to open it easily. Of course, you can remove this file and touch it again. But this way you will have to play with permissions and file … Continue reading “Truncate a File to Zero byte in Linux”

Different APF log for TDP/UDP drops

We are able to create a separate log file for TCP/UDP OUTPUT and drops. Requirements: APF Firewall 0.9.3 or above. It may work on previous versions but haven’t tested. If you’re using an older version you should upgrade anyways. Changing APF’s configuration: 1) Login to your server and su to root shell. 2) Create a … Continue reading “Different APF log for TDP/UDP drops”

Log files in a cPanel server

Log file is a file which stores all the information of all files that are accessed and they also have errors which help a system administrator to troubleshoot issues and fixing them. Few log file locations can be found below: Apache web server /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log /usr/local/apache/domlogs/ MySQL database server /var/lib/mysql/ Exim mail server /var/log/exim_mainlog /var/log/exim_paniclog … Continue reading “Log files in a cPanel server”

Disable Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi)

Use the following commands to list installed devices (list PCI devices): # lspci Go to /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless and remove wireless driver. # mkdir -p /root/backup/ # mv /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless /root/backup/ # reboot Above will remove the kernel drivers that provide support for wireless devices and it will prevent users from activating the devices. Deactivate Wireless … Continue reading “Disable Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi)”

VLC 1.0 for Linux Released, with HD Codecs

Now it’s time to celebrate… the best, free and popular media player application, VLC reached version 1.0.0 after more than eight years of activity!!!…. It is now providing support for some HD streams. The highlights of VLC 1.0.0 are: · Added new HD codecs: · Blu-Ray Linear PCM · Dolby Digital Plus · AES3 · … Continue reading “VLC 1.0 for Linux Released, with HD Codecs”

Firefox 3.5 For Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Firefox version 3.5 has been released and available for download. Firefox 3.5 is the fastest web browser. It is twice as fast as Firefox 3. As a result javascript and multimedia enabled web apps loads faster and supports open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content. This … Continue reading “Firefox 3.5 For Windows, Linux, Mac OS X”