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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 11:44 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: crash, , , putty, ,   

    Today’s read: What to do when your website goes down? 

    Smashin Magazine

    What to do when your website goes down? is an awesome post, trust me. Perhaps one of the most useful one, that can help anyone.

    Have you ever heard a colleague answer the phone like this: “Good afterno… Yes… What? Completely?… When did it go down?… Really, that long?… We’ll look into it right away… Yes, I understand… Of course… Okay, speak to you soon… Bye.” The call may have been followed by some cheesy ’80s rock ballad coming from the speaker phone, interrupted by “Thank you for holding. You are now caller number 126 in the queue.” That’s your boss calling the hosting company’s 24 hour “technical support” line.

    An important website has gone down, and sooner or later, heads will turn to the Web development corner of the office, where you are sitting quietly, minding your own business, regretting that you ever mentioned “Linux” on your CV. You need to take action. Your company needs you. Your client needs you. Here’s what to do.

    Source: Smashing Magazine

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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 2:54 pm on March 25, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , chrome, , , ,   

    Gmail or Google Chrome ! Who is the culprit? 

    I am not able to access Gmail!
    I am not able to access Gmail from Google Chrome!
    I am not able to access Gmail from Google Chrome in Ubuntu!

    But I can access it in FireFox! So whom should I put the blame on? Gmail, Chrome or Ubuntu?

    The behavior is li’l inconsistent. Sometimes a page refresh works, but most of the times it doesn’t !

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:42 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , tahoma, , windows xp   

    Making Ubuntu look like Windows XP ! 

    Yes. This is a deadly combo 🙂

    I am so used to Windows XP (and in love with it too) for all good reasons that I wanted my Ubuntu installation also look like XP. I started using Ubuntu in 2007 and I loved it too. But the one thing I hated was their usage of fonts! Everything was so huge and lacked the usability of Win XP.

    The only thing we really need to do to make Ubuntu (I’m using Ubuntu 9.04) is to change the system font to Tahoma.

    Step 1: Install core Microsoft truetype fonts

    sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

    But this default set of core fonts does not have Tahoma ! So we need to get an archive of the normal and bold versions of the font.You can download it from http://www.stchman.com/tools/MS_fonts/tahoma.zip. And unzip it to your local directory.

    Step 2: Install Tahoma

     sudo cp /home/username/mydir/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts
    sudo fc-cache -f -v

    fc-cache will rebuild the font cache in the machine to get the new changes reflected.

    Step 3: Change the font settings
    Go to Ubuntu desktop, right click and select “Change Desktop Background” > “Fonts”. Change the font type to Tahoma 8. And that’s it 🙂

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 2:46 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , gnome, Linux, ,   

    Today’s tool: Gnome Blog 


    Gnome Blog is a nice tool using which we can publish to our blogs – currently they support Blogger.com / Blogspot.com, Advogato.org, Movable Type, WordPress, LiveJournal.com, Pyblosxom & Any other blog using bloggerAPI or MetaWeblog.

    There is post in Ankur’s blog about this tool. I am yet to try it.

    What is Gnome ?Wikipedia/Gnome

    Home page: http://www.gnome.org/~seth/gnome-blog/
    Download page: http://www.gnome.org/~seth/gnome-blog/download.html

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