Saturday, 11th Mar 2017

ATMs and outdated Operating System

Yesterday I went to a State Bank of Mysore ATM to withdraw some cash. I swiped the card, entered PIN and the amount to withdraw. Just when the machine was about to dispense cash something strange happened. The machine gone blank and I didn’t get the money. But I got an SMS saying that some …

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How to create an HTML sitemap in WordPress

An HTML sitemap makes it easier for users to find content in your site. If you visit my archives page, you can see a list of my published posts under each category. There are plenty of plugins to create such sitemaps in a WordPress site. But with a bit of php code, …

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Twiget Twitter Widget version 1.1 released

Twiget Twitter Widget

Twitter API version 1.0 retired last month. Since then our Twiget Twitter Widget WordPress plugin has stopped working. Yesterday we released Twiget Twitter Widget version 1.1. It is now fully compatible with Twitter API 1.1 Retrieving someone’s tweets is not so easy with Twitter API 1.1. All requests to Twitter …

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Tweaking previous and next post links in Graphene Theme

Graphene Theme shows previous/next post links above the current post. It is a nice feature which makes it easier for your blog readers to read your previous or next post. But if the post titles are too long, they may span across two lines and give your site an uglier look. It doesn’t look nice. …

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Fun with VLC media player

VLC play option

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. You can download VLC from here. Let’s have some fun with the VLC media player! Open VLC media player and press Ctrl+N. Then …

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