Sufi Nawaz

I build stuff

Learn to code people!

Posted by in Events, Technology

Hourofcode.com offers a simple one-hour introduction to computer science. This would be a great resource for people interested in learning to code. Sign up today for Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15, 2013) at http://hourofcode.com/.

5,000 Raspberry Pi being donated by Google to help students in Japan

Posted by in Inspirational, Technology

Google is handing out 5000 Raspberry Pi to help out 25,000 students in Japan and partnering with CANVAS to help teachers teach. In a Google+ post, Eric Schmidt wrote… I read an article a couple of years ago in which a Japanese executive explained why he thought software engineering wasn’t popular in Japan. “A samurai would never write software,” he said. The idea was that Monozukuri, or the proud Japanese tradition of making things, wasn’t as relevant when it came to creating relative intangibles like software and services. Japan’s math…read more

Peachy 3D Printer – $100 3D printer

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After sharing my last post, a friend of mine shared a link to, what I think, is the most awesome 3D printer out there. I say it’s the most awesome 3D printer, not just because it’s just $100, but because of how truly amazing the concept behind it really is. The creator has successfully funded this project through kickstarter and indiegogo. Check out the kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc

SELinux settings to allow apache to send mail

Posted by in Code Snippets, Tutorials

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