Firefox OS on Nexus 4

I had flashed my Nexus 4 and installed Firefox OS as an alternative ROM to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

After installing Firefox OS I had imported all the contact successfully. I like its UI its fast & Smooth.

You can find some of the images below.

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Ubuntu Global Jam Mumbai

Please register for the Ubuntu Global Jam Mumbai Raring Cycle here: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/indian-team/2235/detail/

Ubuntu Global Jam in Mumbai to help make the next release awesome. All are invited. Bug Jam, Testing Jam, Upgrade Jam, Documentation Jam, Transalation Jam or Packaging Jam. Feel free to take part in any of these jams! Details of the various Jams: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam .

The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both the days.

Wi-fi connectivity and charging points will be available at the venue. However, if you have a spike guard, please do bring it along.

Ubuntu Jam Mumbai Photos

Ubuntu Jam Mumbai

Ubuntu Phone OS

Ubuntu Touch Welcome Screen

Ubuntu Touch Date/Time settings

Hardik Ghaghada, Parth Buch, Jitendra Maharshi, Purvesh Shah (left to right)

Hardik Ghaghada, Parth Buch, Jitendra Maharshi, Purvesh Shah (L to R)

Mr. Raval, Dr. Mukesh Shah, Purvesh Shah (L to R)

Neelesh Jain, Jitendra Maharshi, Purvesh Shah (L to R)

Rigved Rakshit, Jitendra Maharshi, Purvesh Shah (L to R)

Rigved Rakshit, Purvesh Shah (L to R)

10+ mistakes Linux newbies make

New desktop users can make plenty of mistakes (as can anyone). But knowing which mistakes to avoid, from the start, helps prevent a LOT of frustration. Here are some of the most common Linux desktop mistakes I see new users make.

1: Assuming they are using Windows

Although this might seem way too obvious, it’s not. The average user has no idea there are even different operating systems to be had. In fact, most average users couldn’t discern Windows XP from Vista from 7 (unless they are certain Windows 7 was “their idea”). Because of this, new users might believe that everything works (or doesn’t work, as the case may be) as it does in Windows. Make your end users aware that they are using a different operating system — and that it works differently.

2: Trying to make exe files work

Unless you have done your homework and installed WINE, double-clicking those .exe files simply won’t do anything. And when that happens, your end users are going to be upset. I have seen many an end user download an app made for Windows assuming that it will work for Linux. Make it clear to users that Linux, like Windows, will only run applications made for that operating system. This, of course, is tossed out the window when WINE is involved. But new users won’t be using WINE anyway.

3: Choosing the wrong distribution

One of the biggest problems for users is choosing the wrong distribution. Imagine being a new user and selecting Gentoo or Slackware or Fedora! Yes those are all good distributions, but any of them would send a new user running away in fear. If you are in the initial stages of helping a new user out, do yourselves both a favor and choose the distribution carefully. Consider the user’s ability, needs, and hardware before you make that selection. Don’t just jump on board Ubuntu because everyone says you should. A lot of distributions out there are made specifically for new users. Give them all a close examination before making the choice.

4: Not finding software

Because so many new Linux users are migrating from Windows, they think software can be had from the same channels. Most of the time, this is not the case. The new user needs to become familiar with their package management tools right away – especially tools like Synaptic, Packagekit, and Ubuntu Software Center. Each of those tools is a mecca of software where users can most likely find all the applications they need.

5: Sending OpenOffice documents to Microsoft Office users in the default format

I see this so often. New Linux users are proud of the strides they have made but dumbfounded (and sometimes turned back to Windows) because the people they share files with can’t read their formats. Remember, Microsoft products are not good at getting along with other operating systems and other applications. Make sure your new users are saving in file formats that are readable by the Microsoft equivalents.

6: Avoiding the command line

I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why people completely avoid the command line as if it is the most complex tool there is. I know people who can work absolute magic with Photoshop but can’t seem to type a simple rm command at the command line. Why this is I will never know. New users shouldn’t shy away from the command line. Knowing the command line isn’t essential anymore, but it will make them more capable users.

7: Giving up too quickly

Here’s another issue I see all too often. After a few hours (or a couple of days) working with Linux, new users will give up for one reason or another. I understand giving up when they realize something simply doesn’t work (such as when they MUST use a proprietary application or file format). But seeing Linux not work under average demands is rare these days. If you see new Linux users getting frustrated, try to give them a little extra guidance. Sometimes getting over that initial hump is the biggest challenge they will face.

8: Thinking the Windows directory hierarchy translates to Linux

There is no C:\ in Linux. Nor do you use the “\” character. Nor should you use spaces in filenames. These are common mistakes new users make. Trying to map out Windows to Linux, directory for directory, is impossible. You can get as far as C:\ = / and maybe Default User = ~/, but beyond that you’re out of luck. Make sure new users understand that everything starts at / and their most important directory is their home directory (aka ~/ aka /home/USERNAME/).

9: Skipping updates

I have been burned with Windows updates many times. Need I bother mentioning the update from Explorer 7 to Explorer 8? Very rarely has a Linux update fubar’d a system of mine. In fact, I can’t remember the last time it has. So I am always up to date on my systems… and with good reason. Those updates bring new security patches and features to software and should be applied. Having an installation with a security hole is not what your users need, especially on a machine that houses important information.

10: Logging in as root

I really shouldn’t have to say this. But just in case, be sure to tell your users DON’T LOG IN AS ROOT! But… just in case they must… DON’T LOG IN AS ROOT! Instead, have them open up a terminal window and either “su” to root or use “sudo”. And just in case you didn’t hear me the first time, DON’T LOG IN AS ROOT!

11: Losing windows to the pager

The pager is one of the handiest features of the Linux desktops. But over and over, I’ve seen that new users don’t quite understand what the pager is for and what it does. Because of this, they will “lose” their windows from the desktop. Where did it go? It was there a moment ago! I guess it crashed. No. More than likely, they moved it to another desktop. Another desktop? You see where this is going? Help the new user understand what the pager is and how useful it can be.

12: Ignoring security because it’s Linux

A big part of me still wants to boast and say, “In the 12 years I have used Linux, I have never once had a virus or worm or been hacked.” Although that is true, it doesn’t mean I should ignore security. I have witnessed the effects of a rootkit on a Linux machine. They aren’t pretty and data will be lost. Tell your users that they can’t ignore security just because they’re using Linux. Security is crucial, regardless of the OS.

Use Google to hack into a secrect world

google-hacking

google-hacking


Google is the best answer to any of your search queries 24×7. But do you know Google has a hidden secret world, which can be opened by typing-in a few codes in the Google Search. These Google hacks expose the security loop holes within websites, and much more. Just enter a few secret codes in Google’s search box, and there-after you can have access to security cameras around the world, access to personal & confidential documents or maybe even download in-numerable free stuff from the internet. Take a jump to see how it’s done.

# Hack security cameras

Live Camera

Live Camera


Want to gain access to security cameras positioned in parking lots, busy inter-state highways, college campus etc., then just type the following in the Google search box and hit enter.

inurl:”viewerframe?mode=motion”

Then click on your preferred search result and you’ll have un-granted access to a live camera.

To gain access to faster refresh rate cameras, type-in the following in Google search box.

intitle:”Live View / – AXIS”

# Hack to gain access to free stuff

If you want to hack Google for free music, E-books and stuff just enter the following:

“?intitle:index.of?mp3 Linkin Park“

Here I’ve searched for the artist Linkin Park, having format mp3. You can change these parameters to search something else.

# Hack personal & confidential documents
Use any one of these codes to have access to CVs, Excel documents having contact details and information on bank accounts, financial summaries or credit card numbers.

intitle:”curriculum vitae” “phone * * *” “address *” “e-mail”

filetype:xls inurl:”email.xls”

intitle:index.of finances.xls

That was a sneak-peak into the secret codes that can be employed to hack into security cameras around the world, confidential documents, and more. Now it’s time to take this roller-coaster ride into the secret world of Google codes a step further with tricks, tips and a few magic tricks galore. But before that let’s have a look at the basics of Google hacking and the Google Cheat Sheet.

# Basics of Google hacking:

Google hacks and tricks are all possible primarily due to resident security holes in the configuration and computer code that websites make use of. The secret codes that I have mentioned in this article so far and the ones to follow, are possible due to the use of advanced operators in Google search engine. Other techniques for Google Search tricks and hacks involves searching for insecure coding practices in public code indexed by Google Code Search or any other source code search engine.

# Google Cheat Sheet for refined search
While searching for a query in Google Search engine it really pays-off if you know the right method to employ your search. Here’s the Google Cheat Sheet that will help you in refining your search, thereby improving the subsequent results.


# Google Search Tricks and Tips galore

Google Secrets

Google Secrets


The possibilities to play around with Google Search are endless and same goes with the nifty tips that will help you immensely in precisely getting what you want. Here are some of the tricks done just for fun…

Also check-out this Google hacking master list.

1) Make the search images dance:

Here is the code that you can copy paste in your address bar:

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200;DI=document.images; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style;DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=Math.sin (R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5;DIS.top=Math.cos(R* y1+i*y2+y3 )*y4+y5}R++}setInterval(’A()’,5); void(0);

NOTE: This hack was noticed a long way back. I tried the same thing, but didn’t get the exact results. Although, it still works somehow. Try it yourself.

2) Change the Google logo:

3) Make Google go backwards:

4) Make Google’s OO’s disappear:

To do this trick, go to darkartmedia and click anywhere on the webpage to make the OO’s disappear within 5seconds. Then click again to make them reappear. Clicking the third time will swiftly take you to the original Google Search page, and therefore you can show that it was all done on the Google search webpage.

5) Websites that show Google Search Knock-down:

These are couple of websites that demonstrate a Google breakdown, tumbling to the bottom in a very dramatic way.

Here are the links to these two websites: googledemolition and googleaxis

# Google Search Tips with the twist

If you thought that Google is merely a search aggregator that gives viable results for your simple queries, then you better have a look at these tips to change your perception.

1) Local timing of any region:

To get the current Local timing of any region type-in
Time: {Name of the country or region}

Local Timings

Local Timings

2) Track airline status:
Enter the airline and flight number into the Google search box and get back the arrival and departure times.

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track flight status in google search

3) Convert currency, bytes, and other parameters:

Find out how many teaspoons are in a quarter cup (quarter cup in teaspoons) or how many seconds there are in a year (seconds in a year) or how many euros there are to five dollars (5 USD in Euro). You can also convert bits in kilobytes (155473 bytes in kilobytes) and numbers in hex or binary (19 in binary).

goog-currencyconverter

goog-currencyconverter


# Advanced Google Search tips

Given below are some of the important Google Search tips that will help you out when searching for multiple queries.
1) Basics and Boolean searches:

website-specific-searches

website specific searches

2) Website specific searches:

website specific searches 2

website specific searches 2

3) Google groups specific searches:

website specific searches 3

website specific searches 3

# Other tips worth trying

• Find only images containing faces in a Google Image search result by adding ‘&imgtype=face‘ to the end of the search URL:

• To find out how a long number would be written in Roman numerals, just type-in the number followed by “in roman numerals”.

• Google stores the content of old sites. You can search this cache direct with the syntax keyword cache:site_url

• Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype:[filetype extension]. For example: cricket filetype:pdf

• Google can fill in a blank also. Try: Christopher Columbus discovered *

• The + operator comes in very handy if you want to make sure that the stop words are included in the search query. For example, if you type arduino + micro-controller, the search results will have both these keywords included.

• Search for a specific term, then one keyword OR another by grouping them with parentheses, like this: water (smoke OR fire)

# Some important search commands

# Demonstration of some of the above given tips, and more

# Nifty tips to hack Google Search

# Some more Google tricks under the hood

New DVD-sized disc can store up to 1 to 5 terabytes of data

The optical disc revolution started with CDs and then moved on to DVDs, and we’re in the midst of the next-gen battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray. Since the birth of the CD 25 years ago, we’ve gone from 600MB to a whopping 50GB of storage capacity on these little, convenient and versatile discs.

But for those who desire more space on a highly portable medium, new technology from a company called Mempile in Jerusalem promises to blow these limits away. The company claims that they can store up to 1TB (1,000GB) on an optical disc with the same dimensions—only slightly thicker—than a regular DVD and will be able to store 5TB once the jump to blue lasers is made.

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The Mempile optical disc. Image courtesy The Future of Things.


The 1TB disc is divided into 200 different layers, each comprising 5GB of storage space. Unlike standard multilayer DVDs, the layers aren’t physically stacked and stuck together. The Mempile discs are solid and use a specially developed variant of the polymer polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)—a mixture of Perspex, Lucite, and Plexiglass—known as ePMMA. It’s this polymer that gives the discs a distinctive yellow color.

When recording data to the disc, the laser focuses on one of the virtual layers and, using a photochemical reaction, modifies only a part of the plastic to represent a “1” or leaves it alone to represent a “0”. This approach uses three dimensions in the polymer to store data rather than the two dimensions used by DVD. The technology is currently limited to WORM (write once, read many) although the company hopes to have read/write drives available in the future.

Mempile was incorporated as a company in 2000 in both the US and Israel, and it received an initial funding of $1 million from private investors and $3 million from the investment firm Millennium Materials Technologies. Further funding to the tune of $11.6 million came in 2004 from Kodiak Ventures, Israel Seed Partners, JVP, Hitachi CSK, PortView, and Alta Berkeley, so there is clearly some outside interest in the technology.

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The Mempile optical disc prototype. Image courtesy Mempile.


However, the key for Mempile will be whether or not the company can get the discs and drives to market in a reasonable timeframe. The idea itself is not new: other firms have been claiming to be developing this sort of technology for a few years now, but Mempile says that its prototypes are reaching 600-800GB now with 1TB coming soon, and it plans to follow the product up with a blue-laser version that could store up to 5TB. According to a company spokesperson, the discs have a life span of 50 years, and the drives themselves could be on the market in two to three years. By that time, either HD DVD or Blu-ray may have captured the optical storage market, so Mempile has its competition cut out for it.

Reliance Datacard EC121 on Ubuntu Linux

You will need to activate your phone using Windows and the bundled software. Once this is done you can connect to the internet using Ubuntu or MacOSX.

apt-get install wvdial

Edit your /etc/wvdial.conf and add the following

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 M1 L1 X3 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
ISDN = 0
Abort On No Dialtone = False
New PPPD = yes
Phone = #777
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Username = <username>
Password = <password>
# Baud = 460800
# Stupid Mode = 1

By default the username and the password is your phone number.

You can now connect to the internet by running sudo wvdial

10 Easy Ways to Generate Traffic to Your Webdesign Blog

Traffic is something that everyone is after. It represents one of the best way to measure success of your blog. If you have traffic, you know that people find your posts and resources valuable, you can sell more ads, ads will bring more money, that will help you to cover your costs and generate profit…

I tried to put together 10 easy ways that will help you to generate more traffic to your blog. I hope that you will find this post helpful. I would like to hear what are your ways to generate traffic. Did I miss anything? Let me know in comments…

1. Try to write great articles

Follow current trends. Make sure to orient in what are the best people in your niche doing. Visit their blogs, follow them on Twitter, see what gets tweeted

Think forward and write articles that readers look for. If you follow trends, you will know what that is. My previous post Ultimate WordPress Tutorial Collection got to second page on Google search for worpress tutorial, just because it was about wordpress and brought highest daily traffic.

Time your articles well. Few days ago when the ice hockey world championship started in Switzerland, I put together a Showcase of 32 Ice Hockey World Championships and Team Logos, that someone submitted to a hockey group on Facebook. It resulted in bringing highest daily traffic to my blog ever and that article was (and still is) on first page of Google search for ice hockey world championship.  Pretty good for a webdesign blog 🙂

Do something extra. At the time when I was starting this blog there were many articles that suggested great webdesign blogs to read. I wanted to make a similar article, but instead of putting few links together, I spent some time and added links to their Twitter accounts and sorted links based on Google PageRank and Alexa rank. That ended up being most read article on my blog with biggest number of comments and trackbacks.

2. Twitter

Tweet about your posts. Let your followers know about new articles. Do not spam by re-submitting it in a short time. Quality will show up and will get tweeted. Let your followers do it for you.

Tweetmeme. Use Tweetmeme – a great plugin to get your articles tweeted and to show how many tweets it gets

Use Hashtags to get retweeted. For example #wordpress will get you retweeted by @hashwordpress @hashwp and @pimpmywordpress

Other interesting hastags: #followfriday – people that you suggest to follow,  #themethursday – each Thursday has a theme related to webdesign –  follow @themethursday or @gracesmith to learn what that is for current Thursday, #webdesign #design #typography

Follow top designers and submit your link/designs to their showcases. They often create roundups or showcases and ask for suggestions. Follow @abduzeedo, @smashingmag for example.

Retweet valuable links. Share grate articles and links that you come across with others, retweet what you find valuable.

3. Submit your posts/designs to design related promotional sites

I found psd.tutsplus.com, design-newz.com, noupe.com, net.tutsplus.com and devsnippets.com to generate most traffic, but here are some lists with great sites where you can submit your posts

4. Submit and Bookmark links to social networks

Digg, Delicious, Facebook, Myspace, StumbleUpon… you name them, there are hundreds of social networks and bookmarking services that will promote your articles to thousands of people

5. Create and Submit RSS Feed

Create RSS Feed for your posts. Let your readers subscribe to be notified each time you write an article. You can also have options to subscribe to comments only, subscribe to categories, subscribe to get news by email. Choose what is best for you and your visitors.

Use Feedburner to manage your feed. Feedburner is considered the best solution to manage your feeds. It gives you statistics, ways to promote your feed, lets you show your followers count and many more.

Submit your feed to feed agregators. “Take Action Today” Generate Traffic and Sales With….Customized RSS Feeds and RSS Aggregates

6. Blog catalogs

Blog catalogs are a powerful way to bring more readers to your blog. Here are some huge lists of blog catalogs, where you can submit your own blog to generate traffic.

7. Niche related forums

Write about your articles on related forums. Do not spam, but rather link to your articles that talk about the same topic. Be a help to others and you will help your self.

See the article at Smashing magazine for list of best webdesign related forums: Professional Web Design Forums

8. Comments

Comment on other sites, show your expertise and link to your articles when they are helpful to the theme/situation

Respond to comments on your site, show that you respect and value your readers and that you are a real person and not an article generator

Use comments related services. Install WordPress CommentLuv plugin to show your latest post after your comments on other sites. Register with Gravatar to add your comments a personal feel with an avatar.

9. Don’t be lazy and do some SEO

Read and learn about Search Engine Optimization for WordPress. Use All in one SEO plugin for WordPress and other great Useful SEO Plugins For WordPress to configure your WordPress blog

Submit your site to Google Webmaster, Yahoo Site Explorer, Live Webmaster Center

10. WordPress update service

Update Services are a WordPress built in feature that you can use to let other people know you have updated your blog. You can create a list of update services that WordPress will automatically notify each time you create or update a post.

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