For hackathon this year at EAI Technologies, I created an IoT device that allows me to track time through physical interaction and automatically start/stop timer based on my proximity to the device. This blog post details my experience of making such a device.
I was working in a WordPress instance today that is installed in a Centos box. The issue was that I could not send any email through wp_mail() function in wordpress, which essentially uses PHP’s mail() function, which in turn, uses sendmail. So the very first thing I’ve tried doing was to create a simple PHP test script and ran it from the machine locally. The email worked fine so I knew sendmail was not the problem. Next, I tried to execute the script over the webserver, and sure enough, the…read more
If you’re into portrait photography like me, you’d find this video highly useful. This video tutorial is by Peter Hurley, a photographer from New York, talks about the importance of jawlines. As trivial as it sounds, his video demonstrates the significance of jawlines in headshots and how you can take great headshots by simply having the subject pull forward their chin and tilting their forehead towards the camera. Under the correct light settings, I’ve had seen the difference myself and this video serves as an enforcement for me. If you…read more
A cheap way to make your own microscope…
To add search domain names to resolve in Linux, I can simple add them to /etc/resolv.conf file. But what about in Windows 8? Follow these simple steps to add search domain names in Windows 8. Find your network adapter in Network Connections. In my case, I’m using Wi-Fi adapter. Right click on it and go to Properties. Select TCP/IPv4 and click on Properties. Under General tab, click on Advanced. This will open Advanced TCP/IP Settings window Check on Append these DNS suffixes(in order) and click on Add… Add one or multiple domain suffix….read more