Creating a WordPress Sandbox - Installing WordPress Locally

Here's a video I created an hour ago. Basically, it guides you in creating a wordpress sandbox to test your themes/plugins and other features of wordpress.

You'll need to download:
1. WAMPServer 2 from http://www.wampserver.com/dl.php) and;
2. WordPress from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip)

I'm planning to create more tutorial videos. Please give your suggestions, if any.

Saving YouTube Videos from Firefox Cache

This was first posted in my old, dead blog Jazzed Up! on Mar 24, 2008 1:44 PM

This article tells your how to download videos, not only from YouTube, but also from other video sharing sites using Firefox. I’ll be considering only YouTube here. The procedure will be the same for any streaming media.

Note (07 Jul, 2009): Though this is a very cool trick, right now, I personally use Internet Download Manager with it's integrated browser add-ons for downloading embedded stuff (including flash, videos and audio).

Note for linux users: See this comment by Binny V A

Step 1: Go to YouTube and play the video you want to download.

Step 2: After the video has loaded, open a new tab (Ctrl + T) or a new Firefox window and type

about:cache

in the address bar.

Copy the location of the Continue reading Saving YouTube Videos from Firefox Cache

Setting a Background Image for your Pen Drive in 3 Simple Steps

Note: This doesn't work for Windows 7/8.

This was first posted in my old, dead blog Jazzed Up! on Mar 13, 2008 9:15 AM

Won’t a background image look great for your Pen Drive? This is a brief tutorial on setting a background image for your USB Drive (Note that this is also applicable to folders). This is for Windows XP (it might work for Vista too, tell me if it does). Let’s begin.

1. If you want to use this trick for a folder (say, C:\Games), then first open command prompt (Run -> cmd). Then type

attrib +s C:\Games

and then do the following. Continue reading Setting a Background Image for your Pen Drive in 3 Simple Steps

Scheduling Your BSNL Broadband Connection During Night Unlimited

This was first posted in my old, dead blog Jazzed Up! on Dec 31, 2007 6:05 PM

Note: This trick is not specifically for BSNL Broadband, It applies for anyone who uses a broadband connection which requires you to connect using your username and password.

Wanted to schedule your BSNL Broadband Night Unlimited Connection to dial up automatically to the internet when the “happy hours” start because you wanted to download a huge file/use uTorrent? Well, here is a simple method. Now you don’t have to wake up every morning at 2:00 AM to connect or again at 8:00 AM to disconnect your connection.

Well, lets begin assuming that you have already finished setting up your connection, port forwarding etc. (see this for more information if you haven’t). This trick is very short and simple. Continue reading Scheduling Your BSNL Broadband Connection During Night Unlimited

Beginning Programming with Java: Installing JDK (for Windows)

This was first posted in my old, dead blog "Jazzed Up!" on Jan 28, 2008 11:17 AM

Wanted to learn java but never knew where to start? Well, if you have ever tried downloading the Java SE Development Kit (JDK), you might have found out that just installing it does not let you start programming right away! There are a few things to be taken care of. For people who came here looking for instructions after downloading the JDK, skip to the installation part.

Step 1: Downloading the Java Development Kit

For any programming language, you need to get some necessities in order to begin. For beginning programming in java, you’ll need the Java Development Kit. When I’m writing this, the latest version seems to be JDK 6 Update 4. So download it. If you are having problems downloading, I’ll outline the steps quickly.

Select platform: Windows, check I agree to the Java SE Development Kit 6 License Agreement (I doubt if anyone’s going to read this!?) and click Continue. Check the Windows Offline Installation and press Download Selected with Sun Download Manager. You’ll get a downlaod prompt for a .jnlp file. Either Continue reading Beginning Programming with Java: Installing JDK (for Windows)

BSNL Broadband: Port Forwarding Alternative

This was posted on my old dead blog, Jazzed Up! on Oct 10, 2007 6:06 AM

Does your torrent downloads work properly? Is your µTorrent client downloading stuff at its maximum speed? Have people told you to “forward ports” and you never understand what they mean? Then this is the right article for you! In this post, I’ll explain how to remove the No incoming connections or the Unable to bind a listening socket signs in the status bar of µTorrent and get the All connection are OK! sign.

This guide is mainly for BSNL Broadband (formerly Dataone) users with the UTStarcom UT3000R2U router. The instructions given in this guide may/may not work for other routers. So think before you experiment.

When I entered the world of BSNL Broadband (around 2 months ago on plan 500, 2mbit), I was quite satisfied with the connection speeds. But within a day, I spotted that my µTorrent download speeds were lower than the speeds I used to get on my previous 256k connection. I was sad. Immediately, I began searching for a solution. I came across many discussion posts where people suggested PortForward.com.

I tried it out, but I never even found the page described in the screenshot. It took quite many days, but finally, I came across 2 methods to fix the problem Continue reading BSNL Broadband: Port Forwarding Alternative