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Extend your Wi-Fi Router range: Using home made Parabolic Reflectors!

May 14, 2012   //   by NG   //   Ideas that works!  //  1 Comment

You might have thought of buying multiple Wi-fi routers and then putting them altogether in multiplier mode to just get range extended by few meters to cover your big house or a building, here below I came across few great articles which helped me to build my own reflector which saved me cost of buying multiple Routers, I just used my existing router, made the parabolas and got range extended to zones where signals were not reaching previously. Making reflectors is just a work of few minutes and you are done!

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CloudFlare issue: I keep seeing My Site is Offline!

May 14, 2012   //   by NG   //   Webhosting Tips  //  No Comments

First of all what is CloudFlare, CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online; you can manage your DNS settings at one place and block threats and abusive crawlers. It’s tag line is “Give us 5 minutes and we will SUPERCHARGE your website”

I am using x10hosting.com free plan and it supports cloudflare, after configuring cloudflare I keep on seeing “My Site is offline” error messages, most of the time it is genuine case as server is down but in few cases it is false alert as well, I search clouflare wiki and found soem useful article hope those can solve your purpose as well.

https://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/I_keep_seeing_%22My_Site_is_Offline%22

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Safety Tips for Rainy Season!

Apr 20, 2012   //   by NG   //   Useful Travel Tips  //  1 Comment

In stormy conditions, it is more difficult to see other vehicles, road signs and the road itself. It is critical to make sure you can see and be seen. Even the best drivers can get a little nervous about driving in rain, but it can be a bigger challenge for older adults or people with disabilities, who may have slower reflexes and vision limitations. Being prepared and taking it slow can help you feel more secure on the road. They will help you get to your destination safely–and with your nerves intact.

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Lightroom Essential keyboard shortcuts!

Apr 11, 2012   //   by NG   //   Photography Tips  //  No Comments

Here is list of some essential default keyboard shortcuts which can help you speed up your lightroom workflow, Read more >>

How to Remove Icons from the Toolbar/Menu Bar in Mac OS X

Apr 11, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

If your Mac Toolbar or Menubar is cluttered or have unwanted items, you can remove items from the tool/menu bar by holding down the Command key and dragging items out of the menu. The icon will disappear into a puff of dust, the same way an icon from the Dock or sidebar disappear.

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Error: 550 550 No Such User Here

Apr 6, 2012   //   by NG   //   Webhosting Tips  //  No Comments

Error: 550 550 No Such User Here

Scenario: You have configured google apps for your domain and while sending mails to your domain email address from other account mails are bouncing back with that error. If you are using cloudflare to manage your DNS settings then also this issue can occur

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Create your iPhone/Andriod App in minutes – web based tools

Mar 27, 2012   //   by NG   //   IOS and iPhone Tips  //  No Comments

Today while searching for app development programs came across some websites which offers iphone/android application development with least knowledge of any kind of programming, they even help in publishing app to app store, please find the listing of website below,

 

1. Mobile Roadie: Link to website Mobile Roadie

They offer quite good tools and flexible development platform; ample help is available on their website

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Working with Recovery HD in MACOSx Lion

Mar 25, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

While working with Lion OSx you may sometimes find yourself in difficult situations like disk utility reported HD errors, file system is corrupt, etc etc. which requires you to boot your system in recovery mode. Now while working with one such situation when I found one of my jpeg file was found corrupt, I enquired disk utility and it reported “Incorrect number of file hard links” error, now when i tried rebooting Lion OSx in recovery HD mode using instructions provided by Apple i.e. Restart your mac and keep “command +R” pressed until Apple logo appears; now while dong this I always got stuck At grey screen with “no entry” signboard. It was a difficult situation but m good luck was that my HD was still working on normal reboot, so I did some research and found few solutions, please use them if found useful,

1. Make sure your EFI firmware is upto date, if your mac is 2010+ by using following link – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237
Note: this is required in case you are interested in installing Lion directly from internet if you lost your HD

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Lightroom has encountered problems reading this JPEG photo

Mar 25, 2012   //   by NG   //   Photography Tips  //  No Comments

In case you have encountered this error i.e. “Lightroom has encountered problems reading this JPEG photo“, then do following,

1. Run disk checker utility; if you are using Mac, then run disk utility and verify the disk, if you are lucky enough then disk utility will not display any error and you can proceed to next step, otherwise if it reports any error like “some bad sectors”, then you need to take immediate action, which should be taking backup of your files and fixing the disk error (for mac users, check my article to use Recovery HD on Lion)

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How to resize column view in Finder in MacOSx Lion

Mar 25, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments
You may find sometime annoying that in column view i.e. “View as Column” setting, Finder is not displaying the full folder names and everytime you need to just drag the column width temporarily, so it fits. Oddly enough, the next time you open up Finder, the column width goes back to the default setting. Please find some tips to do this with much more ease,

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