Category Archives: Hacks

Small Apartment turned into Cool Living Space!!! WTF

Christian Schallert 258 square-foot apartment is one strong example of how we can use our living spaces efficiently. It has got all things from shower and bathroom, utilities such as dishwasher, stove and fridge, cupboards for clothing, portable bed and sofa, dining table all hidden behind the walls.

His inspiration to building such kind of place is living boats. I wonder how much money had he spent for building this space. Anyways, a nice idea to keep you active and fit while you slide and fold everything out of sight.

How a Hacker took hold of Times Square Digital Screens

This is what technology can do it for you. A hacker or geek (whatever) demonstrates how with iPhone, transmitter and repeater one can easily take over the control of what is displayed on the digital screen. He plugs in the transmitter into the headphone minjack of iPhone and then plays the any video and then this transmitter sends signal to repeater which is held close to the digital screen and you can see this video playing on the hacked screen. He chose times square only because there were a lot of screens to test on at this place. I wonder whether this hack works for other phone firmwares (symbians, blackberrys, android) also. Anyways it is open for anyone to try if that works.

I am also a bit in doubt of whether this is real or fake, but it is worth a try. Post in your comments about whether this works with other phones also or not.

Gammu/Wammu to Sync Your Phone Contacts, Calender, ToDos and Other Details

Some days back I needed to change a phone and needed to take a backup of contact and calander from my Nokia 3110c phone. I am a user of open source Ubuntu OS. Obviously, I started of with search for Nokia PC Suite for Linux, but unfortunately Nokia PC Suite for Linux package is not available as yet. This despite Nokia is such a big handset manufacture and is forraying into the open source mobile computing with Maemo Project. More on this later..

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GeoTracking the Location of An Email Sender

Sometimes it seems essential to track the location of the person who send you an email. To find if the email came from a genuine sender or not… To get some of the background details or the GEO details of the person.

In Gmail or any other email client, when a person send you an email, there is always more information at your disposal then actually that is on surface. To know more information, we need to dive into an email header. Along side the Reply button there is a dropdown option of  Show Original. When you click this an original message with all details and email header is shown to you.

In this header text of email (CTRL + F) the text  Received: from . It is of utmost importance to know the details of sender. In front of this field the public IP address or the smtp address of the sender is mentioned. The IP address is mentioned like [ xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx].

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How to : Apache mod_auth_mysql Authentication With .htaccess

In this tutorial, I will guide you through the steps of doing Mod _Auth_MySQL authentication with the help of user login id’s and passwords stored in a MySQL database.

This type of authentication is usually good for protecting web pages and web directories from unauthentic access. It is quite similar to LDAP authentication, with the exception of database involvement here and is fast also. mod_auth_mysql is an apache module which can work with both Apache 1.x and Apache 2.x and can be installed from http://modauthmysql.sourceforge.net/ Before we continue with the directives that needs to be set in the .htaccess file, we need to know the prerequisites.

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How To Sync Bookmarks In Google Chrome

Last day, I had a requirement of storing my bookmarks online as a portability requirement.

Google Chrome bookmarks synchronization came to the rescue. This is very good way of synchronizing your chrome bookmarks online to your Google Accounts under the heading Google Chrome Bookmarks Sync. Once this has been done you can use any computer in the world with chrome installed and sync in your bookmarks again in new installation. Continue reading

How to : Embed Google Wave In WordPress Blog Posts

I have been ever wondering, what is the use of google wave without those social features of sharing out waves with others. We know google wave helps us collaborate in real time and that can be helpful in many ways like documenting things, collab games etc. The best part is we can replay all of those to know who did what. But still the major part is sharing and bringing in more participation.

Now that can be done by embedding the Wave in your WordPress blog post. This can be done by installing Wavr Plugin for WordPress. Continue reading

Customize How You Open Google Search

Wondering how to google ever mess, just type google.com and you are there to play with google. But this leads to a country directed page such as google.co.uk, google.co.in or co.xx. Sometimes people want to visit the google international page. So not a big task..google itself provides ways to visit google.com. Just follow the link below on google’s homepage “go to google.com” and u will land on google.com. This hyperlink refers to ‘ncr’ i.e. no country redirect and will land you on google.com

Besides u can also type google.com/intl/en/ which refers to international english, be careful to end the link with a ‘/’ or your browser will show a 404 error.

This is a bit too long to remember…I recommend a simpler way. Just type google.com/ncr and when you press enter you will be google.com international homepage. And finally you land on google.com

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