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  • Forcing Closed Captioning On for YouTube Videos

    Apr 15, 2017

    If you are a YouTube publisher and added closed captions (CC) to your video, you will find that YouTube does not show the closed captions by default....

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  • A simple WSGI Python utility library

    Apr 11, 2017

    There exists a Python Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) utility library called Werkzeug. If you have Python installed on your machine, you just nee...

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  • Setup Apache/mod-wsgi/Django 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    Apr 10, 2017

    Here are my findings in making Python 3.5, Django 1.10 and mod-wsgi to work with Apache2 server on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation. At the time of th...

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  • Backing up your ERPNext site

    Apr 07, 2017

    ERPNext assumes that as a site administrator you are well versed with linux (or variants) commands to execute backup and restore procedure. ERPNext ...

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  • Getting phpmyadmin to work on Ubuntu 16.04

    Apr 04, 2017

    Ubuntu 16.04 is a great release. However it had one strange problem for me. If you install phpmyadmin using a sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin command ...

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  • Recovering a root file system error in Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance

    Oct 01, 2014

    First, do not play around with your home directory permissions Recently, I was playing around with my Ubuntu free tier t2.micro instance and used a su...

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  • A differentiated wearable strategy

    Sep 17, 2014

    In CES 2014, people found wearables to be a new hot trend. Many companies including biggies like Apple, Google and several other startups want to fit ...

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  • Wearables and the type of health data they collect

    Sep 17, 2014

    In this article I would like to draw a parallel between automobiles and human beings to make a point I seem to have understood well. This comparison m...

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  • Wearables and Mobile Health market is exploding

    Sep 03, 2014

    In sharp contract to the PC market that is declining at the rate of 6% year on year, the wearables market, albeit small, is growing robustly.According...

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  • Diabetic? Wear a contact lens !

    Sep 02, 2014

    Many of us have heard of the Google Glass. Have you heard of Google Contact Lens? Yes! One is in the making in a secret lab at MountainView California...

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  • Data Takes Center Stage

    Nov 25, 2011

    Both you and I leave a big trail of data as we consume information, conduct trade, or interact with our friends on the internet.   Take the simplest e...

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  • A Simple Mobile Application

    Dec 24, 2010

    A mobile application many a time is lot more than just the part of it that runs on the phone. We saw earlier that the central processor and memory n...

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  • Convergence Explained - With Practical Examples

    Dec 24, 2010

    If we search for the meaning of the word Convergence using Wikipedia, we get pretty serious stuff like Convergence can refer to previously separate ...

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  • The Smart (Mobile) Phone

    Dec 24, 2010

    We almost went through the anatomy of a mobile phone in the earlier post. To understand mobility applications better, it is important to first under...

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  • Inside A Mobile Device

    Dec 24, 2010

    Mobile phones are categorized by their capabilities. The initial ones provided just voice communication capabilities along with very limited data co...

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  • Mobile Service Delivery Platform

    Dec 24, 2010

    To deliver mobility applications, we need an SDP . An SDP is a mechanism which helps configure policies, customizations, service level assurance, s...

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  • History Of Wireless Mobility

    Dec 24, 2010

    Not so long ago, almost every two way communication device was tethered to a wall socket. This statement will not apply to those roadside payphones....

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  • What is Mobility

    Dec 24, 2010

    This is a technology blog. Therefore, in our posts on mobility, we are not going to talk about all things that make people acquire the ability to move...

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  • The Future Of Personal Computers

    Dec 23, 2010

    In an earlier post, we asked a question. "If cloud computing is about feeding computing capability to where you are, why do we still need personal c...

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  • Service Level Assurance

    Dec 23, 2010

    Let us start this subject with an example. The easiest service level example is in Pizza delivery. When we order a Pizza over phone, we like that P...

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  • Public Cloud - Sharing and Data Protection

    Dec 23, 2010

    In the previous post, we saw the challenges associated with public cloud computing infrastructure. How are some of  those challenges addressed? Let ...

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  • Lego Blocks Of A Business Application

    Dec 23, 2010

    We are continuing on our discussion from an earlier post that different businesses of the same type do have a strong need to strategize on providing...

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  • Leveraging The Commality Between Businesses

    Dec 23, 2010

    We saw the level of optimization that one book store chain can accomplish by setting up a private cloud for their applications. Come to think of it.. ...

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  • Cloud Applications For Business Use

    Dec 23, 2010

    So far we talked about cloud services consumed by individuals. How about people who run businesses? They obviously need a lot of computing to be compe...

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  • Subscription Funded Cloud Software - Simple Example

    Dec 23, 2010

    The best example is this website. It is hosted on the cloud. I live and operate this website from India. The cloud computer that runs this website is ...

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  • Who Pays For Cloud Services Like Twitter, Gmail and Facebook

    Dec 23, 2010

    Lots of good things on SaaS today are free services. Google Search, Wikipedia, Facebook, Gmail. Do these corporations run for charity? Some non profit...

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  • Understanding The Cloud Jargons

    Dec 23, 2010

    We will continue with Gmail as our example. This is a mail software that we consume as a service. The jargon that the techie guys use to represent suc...

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  • If You Have To Set Up a Cloud Computer, What Will You Consider?

    Dec 23, 2010

    We talked earlier about mail providers like Gmail. Let us take that as an example because most of us are familiar with Gmail. We know that millions of...

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  • Where Is My Data? Is It Safe? Can I Move It?

    Dec 23, 2010

    Now we understand the different types of cloud applications. We also understand that Cloud Computing is a bidirectional process and we need to transmi...

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  • Is it as simple as transmitting electrical energy?

    Dec 19, 2010

    While it seems so, in reality there are subtle differences. In any piped utility network (e.g., electricity, water or gas), the produce comes to your ...

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  • Types of Computing Applications

    Dec 19, 2010

    In an earlier post, we got introduced to Cloud Computing with an example of a gaming application. In real life, we have many other applications for co...

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  • Cloud Computing - 101

    Dec 19, 2010

    What is Computing ? From an individual perspective, a common personal computing requirement that we are familiar with is a computer game. Most of us w...

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  • Drawing a parallel - Electricity and its Distribution

    Dec 19, 2010

    In the previous post, we saw a very brief introduction to Cloud Computing. In this post, we will try and understand it better using a parallel example...

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  • Are We Obsessed with optimization ?

    Dec 19, 2010

    In the previous post, we saw the level of optimization that one book store chain can accomplish by setting up a private cloud for their applications. ...

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  • Let Us Talk Business Now

    Dec 19, 2010

    So far we talked about cloud services consumed by individuals for personal use. How about people who run businesses? They obviously need a lot of comp...

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  • Who Pays For Your Cloud Service

    Dec 19, 2010

    Lots of good things on SaaS today are free services. Google Search, Wikipedia, Facebook, Gmail. Do these corporations run for charity? Some non profit...

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  • Time to talk some serious jargon !

    Dec 19, 2010

    So far, we used Gmail as our example. This is a mail software that we consume as a service. The jargon that the techie guys use to represent such a th...

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  • A sneak peek into the Service Provider landscape

    Dec 19, 2010

    We talked about Gmail. We know that millions of people around a country use Gmail service. They all access the application that runs on a computer ins...

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  • When data is not in your safekeep ..

    Dec 19, 2010

    It is evident now that just like your telephone service company or cable service company, there will be a service company that could lend you computin...

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