A Happy 2016 to All  

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Wishing Everyone a Happy 2016

May you excel in whatever you do or want to do.
Be happy and Safe


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View Vimeo Videos or other sites blocked in India  

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Last month many of you must have typed www.vimeo.com in your favourite browser to view videos of your choice. But as soon as you clicked the play button, nothing happened.
The same thing happened to me and I wondered whether my Airtel broadband was working or not. After searching a little bit I was able to find out the reason for Vimeo’s videos were not playing. An Indian court order made sure that any site hosting copyrighted material illegally has to be blocked by Indian ISPs.
So in compliance with the court’s order, our law-abiding ISPs promptly blocked these websites. But not every video on these sites are infringement of copyright law. Anyway, let’s try and find a way to not only play Vimeo videos but also access other blocked sites.
The easiest way is to download  and use freeware UltraSurfto browse your favourite sites. You can download it from HERE. Once downloaded, simply unzip the file and run the exe file. Once the program runs, it will open your default browser (in my case Internet explorer).
Use your default browser to view the blocked sites. As an example, following are two snapshot of Vimeo video. In first image, video does not play even after clicking the play button
Snap16
In the image below, you can clearly see the video playing or rather, the time bar having moved (showing 00:41)
Snap18
Using Ultrasurf, you can browse blocked sites by your ISP. Happy Browsing


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How to write in Hindi on Facebook or anywhere else.  

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Internet’s penetration in India is increasing exponentially and so is the need for communicating in one’s own language. Information and thoughts are easily exchanged if expressed in one’s own language. With the diversity of India, English became a common language of conversation between speakers of different languages and schooling in most parts of India is done in English. Still a large population converse in their mother-tongue and there is no reason why they should not do the same over the web. With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, the need of typing in one’s language has increased.
I have already shown you a way on how to write in Hindi (or for that matter in many other Indian languages) here. I am going to show you another way of typing in Hindi (or other supported Indian languages).
Thanks to Google Transliteration IME, we can easily write in may India languages i.e. Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu.
All you have to do is go to Google Transliteration IME
Select your desired language
Select your desired language
click Download Google IME.
Download Google IME
Then Install the downloaded file.
Install

To display the Language bar all you have to do is in desktop, right click on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
If the 'Language bar' option is not visible in 'Toolbars', then it needs to be enabled through control panel:
In Windows 7/Vista
  1. Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Keyboard and Languages tab
  2. Click on Change keyboards... button to open Text services and input languages dialog
  3. Navigate to Language Bar tab
  4. Enable the radio button Docked in the taskbar under Language Bar section
  5. Apply all settings and try to display language bar as mentioned earlier by right clicking on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
Settings

In Windows XP
  1. Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Text services and input languages (Details) -> Advanced Tab
  2. Make sure that under System configuration, option Turn off advanced text services is NOT checked.
  3. Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Text services and input languages (Details) -> Settings Tab
  4. Click Language Bar
  5. Select Show the Language bar on the desktop. Click OK.
  6. If you are installing the IME for East Asian language or Right-To-Left language, go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages Tab
  7. Make sure that options Install files for complex scripts and right to left languages and Install files for East Asian languages are checked in the checkboxes. This requires installation of system files and the system will prompt to insert the Operating System Disc.
  8. Apply all settings and try to display language bar as mentioned earlier by right clicking on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
To switch between English <=> Hindi, you can press Shift + Alt.
Using this method you can type in almost any application.
आशा करता हूँ की मेरे इस लेख से आपकी मदद हुई होगी और आप अब हिंदी (या अपनी मातृभाषा) में लिख रहे हैं.


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Slow Browsing on Nokia Smartphones using WLAN through Dlink 2730 or 2750U Wifi Router  

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I have earlier posted the on how to configure Dlink 2750U wifi router for Airtel broadband connection. Now after having configured this router and taken care of security settings etc.; when I started using my Nokia 5800 smartphone for browsing, I could feel the slowness of browsing speed. I searched for a solution and finally found one. Here I am going to share the same with you.

So for all those who are experiencing slow browsing with Nokia phones; all they have to do is go to http://192.168.1.1 and give login and password (default login/password  is admin/admin)
Now Click on Wireless and then on Advance. Final configuration should be as shown below:-
Final Configuration
That is
  • WMM(Wi-Fi Multimedia): Enabled
  • WMM No Acknowledgement: Enabled
  • WMM APSD: Disabled
Click Apply/Save. Now browsing on your Nokia phone should be fast.
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Configure D-Link 2750U Wi-Fi Router for Airtel  

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For the past Seven years I have been a user of Airtel Broadband and have faced problem 3 times. Two times it was because of ADSL2+ modem and they sent the engineer promptly (Probably a perk of living in Delhi) . First time the problematic modem was replaced (from 220BXi to 110BXi) but on second time (May 2012) I was told that I would have to buy the modem myself as Airtel now does not support CPEs(customer premises equipment).
So after some searching on net I decided to buy Dlink 2750U; which has in-built ADSL2+ modem with 4 LAN port, 1 USB port and 1 RJ11(DSL) port to connect your ADSL line; from Flipkart. As a side note, I must say that delivery of Flipkart is just amazing.
Dlink 2750U Wifi router
Front View

Dlink 2750U back view
Back View 
The box contains everything you need to connect your ADSL connection. I connected the ADSL line from splitter to DSL port, LAN port of PC to LAN port of the router and switched it ON.
Now let’s start the process of configuring the router. Though a configuration CD was provided with the router, it seems that it does not work with Windows 7. So I will show you the manual configuration, which is pretty simple.
Open the properties of your LAN card, Select Internet Protocol Version 4, then Properties and the give IP Address as shown.
After configuring the IP address, open Internet Explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.1.1
http://192.168.1.1
A window will open and will ask for Login and Password
Login & Password is admin
login password

Following is the first page you will see.
first screen

Now click Advance Setup on left and the click ADD button on right.
Advance setup
On the next screen put value of VPI as 1 and VCI as 32. And other values as shown below.
vpi 1 vci 32

Now click WAN Services and click ADD button.
WAN Services

Then
next
next
details
more
next
 next
 Apply/Save
Final Screen
 Reboot

After rebooting the modem should come online and you should be able to browse.


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Tweak your Aspire – Template images gone  

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Aspire is one of the most appealing blogger templates I have encountered. It was developed by Infocreek which unfortunately is now no more. Though it can still be downloaded at BTemplates. Though the template works, but the image files need to correctly show template in it’s full glory are missing.
And the culprit is the original image hosting site where the files related to Aspire template were stored. There are 30 gif/jpg files that make up this beautiful template. All these files were stored on www.webpagedesign.ws/aspire, but now it is not available. So let’s get to work and save our beautiful template.
This is how the site looks without those 30 files
This is how the site looks without those 30 files
This is how it should look
This is how it should look
The basic idea is to host all these 30 image files to a site that does not go down in a hurry and then link these up in our template. What better way to host these images on one of Google’s own site called Google Sites. Now since you have google account (You are using blogger…Right:), simply login into the site.
Google Sites
Create a website.
 Create a website
Give your site some unique name.
Give your site some unique name
Then select the options as shown and click to create. I have named my page pics (how original!!!). My advice keep it pics as it will help in next steps.
Select the options
Now add all the 30 files to this page.
Add all the 30 files to this page
Once done note down the url of the pics. If you have created the page pics, then the url should look like :
https://sites.google.com/site/YYYYYY/pics/crack.jpg
(Replace the YYYYYY with your site name)
Now go to your Blog => Template
Select Template

=> Edit HTML
Edit HTML

=> Click Proceed
Click Proceed
=> Expand Widget Template
Expand Widget Template

Select the template and copy paste it to Notepad and SAVE it. If anything goes wrong, you will be able to “copy & Paste” it back.
Now again copy & Paste to notepad (as a new file) and replace
http://www.webpagedesign.ws/aspire/
with
https://sites.google.com/site/YYYYYY/pics/
(Replace YYYYYY with your site name)

Now Paste this changed code to your Template editor, Preview the changes. If satisfied, save the template.

Now you have Your favourite template restored to its full Glory.


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Tweak Your Aspire – Case of missing “Embedded Comment Form”  

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About two days back, I received an email by one of my reader Javier Esteban González Andújar and user of “Aspire” template, pointing to the fact that the embedded comment form has stopped working. He is a writer and had won prize for his work under Short Story category (Congrats!!!). He posted the news of his winning on his blog  and was expecting Comments from his readers when he found out that the embedded comment form is not there.
So to make things right again especially for him….


When everything was right, this is what embedded comment form looked like

And this is what it looked like with no comment form.

Let’s make things right again.
Click Design => Edit HTML => Expand Widget Templates
edit
Then Search for the code:-
<iframe allowtransparency='true' class='blogger-iframe-colorize blogger-comment-from-post' frameborder='0' height='410' id='comment-editor' name='comment-editor' src='' width='100%'/>
This is what the code should look like around the searched code
 
<iframe allowtransparency='true' class='blogger-iframe-colorize 
blogger-comment-from-post' frameborder='0' height='410' 
id='comment-editor' name='comment-editor' src='' width='100%'/>
 
</b:if>
 
</div>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='backlinkDeleteIcon' var='backlink'>
<span expr:class='&quot;item-control &quot; + data:backlink.adminClass'>
<a expr:href='data:backlink.deleteUrl' expr:title='data:top.deleteBacklinkMsg'>
 
 
Now ADD code so that the final code looks like
<iframe allowtransparency='true' class='blogger-iframe-colorize 
blogger-comment-from-post' frameborder='0' height='410' 
id='comment-editor' name='comment-editor' src='' width='100%'/>
 
</b:if>
 
 
<data:post.friendConnectJs/>
<data:post.cmtfpIframe/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
     
    BLOG_CMT_createIframe(&#39;<data:post.appRpcRelayPath/>&#39;, &#39;
    <data:post.communityId/>&#39;);
</script>
 
 
</div>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='backlinkDeleteIcon' var='backlink'>
<span expr:class='&quot;item-control &quot; + data:backlink.adminClass'>
<a expr:href='data:backlink.deleteUrl' expr:title='data:top.deleteBacklinkMsg'>
 


And that’s it…. save the template and you will again see you embedded comments form.
Hope this will help you…..
And don’t forget to leave comment ;)



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Add Reactions Widget to Aspire  

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I received a comment from Daniel (a visitor on my blog) , on how to enable Reactions on your blog post. The procedure is simple if you are using default template (why would you want to use default template when there are so many beautiful templates floating around).

But We are using one of the best template – Aspire.

So we are going to make it even better….. let’s get our hands dirty, or as dirty as they can get by typing on keyboard…..

First go to Dashboard > Layout > Page Elements.

Now click  Edit on Blog Posts.

A new window will open. Now check the box in front of Reactions:

Check Reactions

This is just the first step, now save your changes and go to Layout > Edit HTML.

Warning: Make sure to make a backup of your template BEFORE making any changes.

Expand Widget Templates

Now find

<data:post.body/>

 

And just below it add the following code

 

<!-- /* *****************Add Reactions ********************* */ -->
<span class='reaction-buttons'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showReactions'>
<table border='0' cellpadding='0' width='100%'><tr>
<td valign='center'><span class='reactions-label'>
<data:top.reactionsLabel/></span>
</td>
<td><iframe allowtransparency='true' class='reactions-iframe' 
expr:src='data:post.reactionsUrl' frameborder='0' 
name='reactions' scrolling='no'/></td>
</tr></table>
</b:if>
</span> 
<!-- /* **************End of Add Reactions **************** */ -->

 

Save the template and preview your blog. You should see Reactions on your blog post like the image below.

finally reactions enabled

 

That’s it…. Enjoy your new feature for Aspire. Hope you will like it.

You can customize reactions, but I will leave that to you to play with. And don’t forget to check appropriate box to rate this post.



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