Interesting WordPress Plugins

After upgrading to the latest WordPress (v3.0.4), I also decided to have a look at the various plugins I am running. As part of that I stumbled across Ultimate Collection of WordPress plugins which are very interesting. If you run WordPress (and if you don’t, why not :)), I would highly recommend to check them out. I already was running some of these and not heard of others which are great....

January 4, 2011 · 4 min · Amit Bahree

Postings from Android

First post from my brand new Android phone and the Wordpress app. Quite impressed with it so far. I sure do miss the keyboard though. Suggestions for any apps? My phone is HTC wildfire and nothing fancy so the apps should be able to run on this phone.

September 10, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Upgraded to WP 3.0

Just upgraded the blog to WordPress 3.0 - two clicks and I was done - can it get any simpler? What a pleasant surprise compared to the pile of crap that CS 2007+ turned out to be. Try upgrading that in something like two clicks? Ha! Well done WordPress!

June 28, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

What we have learned ...

… the average wife spends nearly 8,000 minutes a year nagging her husband!

June 21, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Forbes rich list

Forbes rich list is Slim pickings. Only lack of ability, inheritance and money keeps the rest of us off the Forbes list of world’s billionaires. It’s not fair? Here is Guardian's recipe for billionaire success: get born into a rich family, invent something and sell it to Americans. Win. :)

March 11, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Bing Maps adding Flickr images, live video, stars

Bing Maps adding Flickr images, live video and stars - very cool. Update: The official TED video below is quite cool and in addition to the one above, also adds more interesting features such as video – check it out.

February 14, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Win 3.1 experience in your browser

If you ever wanted a Win 3.1 experience in your broswer (why I cannot imagine - despite me running a VM ), then check out michaelv.org . The irony of all of this is that there is a modern browser in that which seems to be compliant with the standards (it pases the ACID2 tests; fails the ACID3). 🤨

January 24, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Permalinks don't support quotes?

I don’t know if this is a feature or a bug or a configuration issue either with WordPress itself or how the web server is configured where this blog is hosted. I just posted something about compiler errors where the permalink had a single quotes in its title like : ‘qpainter-painter’-has-initialiser-but-incomplete-type. While this was handled fine by WordPress (I could successfully preview the post as well), once it was published I got the generic 500 Internal Server Error as shown below....

January 10, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

WordPress ping list

I updated the ping list for the blog based on the suggestions from Vladimir which I found via WordPress's documentation site . Not sure if it is of any help or not, but I guess I will find out.

January 7, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Upgraded to WordPress 2.9

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.9 and wow what a pleasant experience compared to Community Server 2007! Excluding backing up the DB and the site, the actual upgrade took only a few seconds and was so painless! Such a different experience from Community Server 2007, which was so much more difficult. Loving WordPress and all the add-ins and the goodness of the communities! :mrgreen:

December 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

10 must have WordPress plugins

If you search online you will loads of ‘best plugin lists’ for WordPress, however of the lot that I have seen I truly think that this one is certainly one of the best ones.

December 8, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Want Virtual Snow on your site?

If you want virtual snow (probably nicer than the real stuff as there is no slush left to clean up) then check out Snowstorm: JavaScript snow effect for HTML . Be warned though - this uses a lot of CPU on the computer redendering the page and it will slow things down. Quite cool though.

December 5, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Redirects setup

After moving the blog to WordPress, almost all my redirects should work now from the old blog posts to the new one. For example if you click on this old url http://desigeek.com/weblog/amit/archive/2009/10/25/installing-openscenegraph-on-ubuntu.aspx it should redirect you and you see the new and correct url. Overall it was simple to setup via the .htaccess file and some simple regex. The only thing I found the hard way was that I should be using “RedirectMatch” when setting up the regex rule rather than the “Redirect” which is what I was using....

December 2, 2009 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Linux Hater blog

I was looking for something else and came across the Linux Hater Blog . I am not a Linux hater (am writing this on Ubuntu). Some people might think this is funny, but there is a dark undercurrent running in the posts. I honestly stopped reading after a couple of posts. I don’t know why is there so much hate against Linux in this blog. Am surprised by the negativity on the blog....

November 26, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Suggestions on how best to configure Permalink Settings?

Any suggestions how best to configure the Permalink settings in WordPress? I still need to fix all my old links from this blog when it was running on Community Server 2007. CS 2007 use to use something like /archive/year/month/day/unique-id. Is that the best way to go now as well or are there better and more flexible options? Also I tried using the %tag% field, but it does not like it and had to revert to using %categories% as you probably can see....

November 26, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Add-in recommendation for displaying code in a post?

I searched and found a lot of Wordpress addins/widgets for displaying code in a post and was wondering if there are any recommendations? I need to be able to show XML, C++, C, C# primarily. F# and Haskell would be nice but not essential. Update: Also should be able to use Windows Live Writer when posting the code. Am I asking for too much here? :)

November 23, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Time to ditch CS 2007 nearer?

I have said it in the past about me moving away from CS to WordPress . I just stumbled across this post from Scott who has done exactly the same thing. So maybe the time to ditch CS is coming near. I just need some free time to try this.

August 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Creating a bootable USB drive for Windows

Dave has an excellent post on how to create a bootable USB drive for installing Vista or maybe Win 7. You could also use WinRAR to extract your ISO directly on to the flash drive (after formatting it as NTFS of course). A couple of points to remember though: Make sure you use a “flash” drive (or USB stick) and not a USB HDD drive as some of those have issues with this....

March 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Network Attacks

I am getting DOS attacks from the following IPs at home. Some of these are honeypots . 89.139.84.130 86.151.215.171 And Port Scans from this guy/gal (apparently in China) 61.139.105.163

March 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Win 7 and loading ISO’s

If you are on Win 7 (any build) you will find quickly that Daemon tools don’t work on that. Even if it was working, I would in any case recommend ditching Daemon tools and recommend using Virtual Clone Drive which not only is free but also works like a champ. I use it on Vista as well.

March 19, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree