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How to install Ruby 1.9.2 on Ubuntu using RVM

Here’s a quick snippet to install Ruby on your Ubuntu system. RVM = Awesomeness! login as single user, not root. bash -s stable < <(curl -s ) echo '[[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && . "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" # Load RVM function' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc Check out the [...]
About Procrastination

About Procrastination

I have been a hardcore procrastinator since as long I can remember. Recently, I have been doing some introspection. I have never been someone who can write a 5 page essay. From now on I’ll be posting my small bits of thoughts even it’s a disorganized mess. Disclaimer: All of following is my thoughts inspired by this post. What’s procrastination: It’s a process where you do very [...]

Get FTP server running on Ubuntu, quick and easy [vsftpd]

If you are new to linux this might be a little difficult. Once you have some basics nailed, its super easy. Here’s how to get it working without worrying about usergroups etc etc. I just wanted to get it working with my WordPress setup (Apache). First, install vsftpd sudo apt-get install vsftpd Configure your installation. sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf or sudo vi /etc/vsftpd.conf You need to have [...]

How to enable ICMP ping requests on EC2 instances. No more “Request Timed Out”

I, recently, switched to the EC2 virtual instance. I wanted to check if the website is online. As usual I used the “ping” command. I thought my server was down (kinda freaked out) but the website on the browser was working fine. All I needed to do was to enable the ICMP requests: 1) Log into AWS account. 2) Click on “Security Groups”. Choose the required security group. 3) Click [...]
Open Sourcing @pushmail – An email app on SMS

Open Sourcing @pushmail – An email app on SMS

Hi all, I’m open sourcing my txtweb app @pushmail – An app that’ll send push email notifications via SMS. What is @pushmail It is an SMS app on the platform with which users can get instant email notifications via SMS. If they choose to, they can read full emails and reply to them. The user just has to setup a simple email forwarder.¬† The “I [...]

[WAMP Server] Run PHP in Command line interface

Go to run –> type ‘cmd’ change directory to the PHP folder. You might have a different version. cd C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5 Run your PHP command like “php -l file” etc.

[Solved] Apache2 mod_rewrite not working even after AllowOverride All

I recently moved to an EC2 instance because I needed a little more freedom. Plus, the 1 year free tier looked very attractive. ūüôā The pretty permalinks on my wordpress installation stopped working. Most Google searches told me to change the¬†AllowOverride None to¬†AllowOverride All. I tried numerous files. Finally, it seems there were 2¬†occurrences of the same ¬†string in the httpd.conf file. You [...]
How to Remove Skype’s Click to Call thing from Chrome

How to Remove Skype’s Click to Call thing from Chrome

The inefficiency of Skype’s chrome plugin can be quite annoying at times. There was also no permission prompt to install the Chrome Plugin, that’s not right. And the Plugin doesn’t list in the Extension settings. Anyways, You can disable the Plugin by typing “about:plugins” in the address bar. There, disable the “Skype Toolbar”.

WordPress Hacked –

Update: It seems a new version of the attack has been made using the .htaccess files. So, this guide might be outdated. I was recently hacked by this website “” which was adding a little javascript just before </body> tag that was leading the visitors to download a malware filled flash player. I got to know about this when this particular finnish site [...]
A little say cheese moment

A little say cheese moment

Ok, Ok, I didn’t really say cheese but anyways, here goes. For
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