What is Bitcoin and how it works?

Bitcoin, a digital currency commonly referred to as virtual currency, electronic money, or cryptocurrency is Easy, Secure, Open and Fair peer-to-peer payment system introduced as open source software in 2009 by developer Satoshi Nakamoto. The payments in the system are recorded in a public ledger using its own unit of account, The bitcoin system is not controlled by a single …

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Islamic Invocations with Urdu Translation

In loving memory of my Son Zaryaab, who left me on 27th July, 2011 at 7:30 evening! I have compiled 3 booklets for Islamic Invocations with Urdu Translation: Quranic Invocations Masnoon Invocations Morning & Evening Invocation The main purpose of these booklets is collect the invocations in Quran and authentic books of hadeeth into a single file which can benefit …

New Features of Firefox 5

Mozilla released Firefox 5 on Tuesday by successively following accelerated update schedule. As expected, the updates to the new version is very limited with no much changes like what users saw from Firefox 3 and Firefox 4. Firefox 5 released on Tuesday, comes with a redesigned user interface with some of new features. Features like “Tell websites I do not …

Unlock Windows 7 Master Mode

The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut or Windows 7 Master Mode basically lets users access all of the operating system’s control panels from within a single folder like one huge control panel for all the OS settings. This is very simple to unlock, all you have to do is create a folder in a directory of your choice and name …

Facebook profile page Hack tutorial

The trend of tweaking the photo on Facebook profile page by making them look like pieces of one large photo was started by a French artist, and quite a few followed him for ‘refacing’ their profile page. After viewing his profile I thought of giving it a try so the first thing is to find a good picture which will …

Worlds most expensive coffee

The most expensive coffee in from Indonesia and not from Jamaica or Hawaii! Kopi Luwak or civet coffee the most expensive coffee, is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Scientific name Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract and then excreted by the Common Palm …

Wataniya Airways is in loss!

This was the first thing which came to my mind when I read the email sent to me from Wataniya Airways. I am a frequent flyer and a member of Wataniya Diwan. I was really shocked to read the below email. As per my information Wataniya was doing pretty well, and then I get this email.

Installation of Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2) on RedHat EL 5 and (Oracle) Enteprise Linux 5

Operating System : Linux – (Red Had Enterprise Linux – 5.0) Database Version : Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2.0) Start a terminal session to server Login as root # login as: root # oracle@127.0.0.1’s password: To determine the distribution and version of Linux installed, enter the following command: # cat /proc/version Or # uname -a Alternatively, you can also enter …

Quick Script to Check Required Packages on Linux

A very quick script to check if the required packages are installed on Linux, I used this one on RHEL 5.5 to check the packages for Oracle Installation rpm -q –qf ‘%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})\n’ \ binutils control-center gcc gcc-c++ glibc glibc-common \ libstdc++ libstdc++-devel make sysstat libaio \ libaio-devel openmotif21 glibc-devel libgcc \ gdbm libxp libgomp util-linux xorg-x11-libs-compat \ compat-libstdc++ \ …

Use WGET to download Oracle Software

I thought it will be really handy to download Oracle Software diretly to your server in background while you work on something else. I used the following wget parameters to download the software directly to my server. CD1: http://download.oracle.com/otn/linux/oracle11g/R2/linux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip # wget -vv –post-data=”remoteIp=<Public IP OF SERVER>&globalId=&redirectUrl=http:%2F%2Fdownload-llnw.oracle.com:80%2Fotn%2Flinux%2Foracle11g%2FR2%2F%2Flinux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip&username=<Your SSO EMAIL>&password=<Your SSO PASS>&submit=Continue” https://profile.oracle.com/jsp/reg/loginHandler.jsp -o linux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.log& CD2: http://download.oracle.com/otn/linux/oracle11g/R2/linux.x64_11gR2_database_2of2.zip # wget -vv –post-data=”remoteIp=<Public IP …