Quickly setup your website starting from purchase to nameservers update in just few seconds

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The very first thing we do after booking a domain name is setting up hosting account and then updating the nameservers. Many time we have faced a problem where we see that after booking a domain name and setting up the nameservers it takes quite sometime to update the nameserver to reflect the nameservers change you did. There are few common mistakes that we wll do in excitement unknowingly.

When we book a domain name we open the website to check whether the name is booked or not. If it is booked then the website’s ip address is cached in your ISP’s nameservers, though the initial DNS ttl is kept usually kept low by the registrars, still as it is cached on your ISP’s nameservers, even if you update the domain nameservers or alter the DNS record, it will not be refleted to you until the DNS ttl is expired. Hence untill then you will keep seeing the old page and it takes time for it to update on your ISP’s nameservers.

So in short follow these steps to quickly setup your website:

  • Book the domain name [dont open it to test, check email from registrar for confirmayion]
  • Set up hosting account
  • Update the nameservers
  • Wait until a min or two [depending upon registrar] and then open the website
  • If you think you opened the site early then dont worry, change your nameservrs and try in few moments again

You may use Open DNS nameservrs or google nameservers

  • Open DNS: and
  • Google DNS and

You can use this website to check the propogation of nameservers update across the globe. Hope find this article useful. Feel free to leave your feedback in comments.

Free Online Clipboard with security: CL1P.net

Here is a hassle free service from CL1P.net, a free online clipboard. No sign ups or activations are necessary to use it. That makes it ideal to share a bunch of links quickly from a public computer.


Sharing is an easy three step process:

          1. Enter a URL that starts with http://cl1p.net
            example: http://cl1p.net/vipinonline/
          2. Paste in anything you want.
            Some text, links, etc. Click ‘Save’ when done.
          3. Access the same URL from the target machine.
            You will find the information you entered in step 2.
    1. If the information is confidential, you can secure it by going to Options—> Security, then add a password. We can specify the lifetime of the clipboard from 1 hour to 9 months.

  1. It is not just a clipboard, you can do more with CL1P

  • Create a notebook and secure it with a password.
  • Have conversations, share the link with your friends. Each of you can update it.
  • Create an online community. You and your friends can create cl1ps and link them together using the cl1p link feature

Few invites left for Diaspora, the open source “Facebook killer”

Diaspora is a “privacy-aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open-source social network“. It’s a decentralized alternative to social network services like Facebook. Diaspora works by letting users set up their own server, like a hosted wordpress installation, to host content; pods can then interact to share status updates, photographs and other social data.

diaspora It’s your data and you ought to be controlling it. Diaspora is to allow participants to retain ownership of all the material they use on the site, and retain full control over how that information is shared. It categorizes the social connections into individual groups called Aspects, and the user can control which groups see which material.


Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.


You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.


Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.

In short it’s the social network which respects your privacy the most.

The Alpha version of Diaspora is out !

A few invites are left. Click on the following link to sign up for Diaspora

Diaspora invites

best keyboard shortcut keys

Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:

Windows key + R = Run menu

This is usually followed by:
cmd = Command Prompt
iexplore + “web address” = Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
services.msc = Services
eventvwr = Event Viewer
dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services
Windows key + E = Explorer

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

Also don’t forget about the “Right-click” key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you’ve opened up any program.

Keyboard Shortcuts

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

[F1] Open Help for active application

Windows+M Minimize all open windows

Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows

Windows+F1 Open Windows Help

Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box

acessability shortcuts

Right SHIFT for eight seconds…….. Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN……. Switch High Contrast on

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK……. Switch MouseKeys on and off.

SHIFT……. five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.

NUM LOCK…… for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

explorer shortcuts

END……. Display the bottom of the active window.

HOME……. Display the top of the active window.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK……. on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN……. on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN……. on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.

LEFT ARROW…… Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

RIGHT ARROW……. Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder.

Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
msinfo32 = System Information
cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
mmc = Microsoft Management Console
excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad = Notepad
wordpad = WordPad
calc = Calculator
msmsgs = Windows Messenger
mspaint = Microsoft Paint
wmplayer = Windows Media Player
rstrui = System Restore
netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
netscp = Netscape 7.x
netscape = Netscape 4.x
waol = America Online
control = Opens the Control Panel
control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog


type in u’re adress “google”, then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it

For Windows XP:

Copy. CTRL+C
Paste. CTRL+V
Undo. CTRL+Z
Delete. DELETE
Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item
Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an it

Rename selected item. F2
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select all. CTRL+A
Search for a file or folder. F3
View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
Switch between open items. ALT+TAB
Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10
Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC
Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu
Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW
Refresh the active window. F5
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE
Cancel the current task. ESC
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:

To Press
Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB
Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move forward through options. TAB
Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB

Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter
Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
Display Help. F1
Display the items in the active list. F4
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE

If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:

Display or hide the Start menu. WIN Key
Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK
Show the desktop. WIN Key+D
Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M
Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M
Open My Computer. WIN Key+E
Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F
Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F
Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L
Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R
Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN
Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

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Google Map: Street View

About every two months, Google Maps adds 6-7 new cities to Street View. In May 2007 the service was launched with images for 5 cities, two months later 4 new cities were added, in October Google added 6 cities, while in December a record of 8 cities were added to Street View.

This month, Google added 12 new cities from the US: Juneau (Alaska), Boise (Idaho), Salt Lake City (Utah), San Antonio (Texas), Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Manchester (New Hampshire), Kansas City (Missouri), Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Albany, Schenectady (New York). It’s interesting to see that the 12 cities are distributed uniformly and the total number of cities is now 35.

When do you think Google will add all the important cities from the US and the rest of the world? Shouldn’t Google outsource this job to other companies or at least accept photos from users and use technology like Photosynth to combine them?

Bonus question: can you find the formula for an integer sequence that has the first 5 values: 5, 4, 6, 8, 12?

{ via the unofficial Google Earth Blog. Updated with more information from Google LatLong. }

A Million Recycle Bins

This is a little trick I learned from paying atention to regedit…There;s some cool shit on there!

Just rename any folder with the extention .{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

LIKE_ Recycle.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Back when our schools network security was crap, I would give everyone a million recycle bins. Lots of fun!

also, if u go to regedit>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
U can change the name and icon of your recycle bin.
The icon must be a .ico file and it must be 32X32 pixels.

Have fun! :B):

Compiz Fusion


If you’re using a new Nvidia or ATI graphic card, you will most likely have to install a proprietary driver for it which you can do under System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Manager. If you are not sure, please try to get Compiz Fusion working without a proprietary driver first, and if it doesn’t work, install the proprietary driver for your graphic card using the Restricted Drivers Manager.

1)Open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)

2)Use the Search function and search for compizconfig.

3)You should find the package compizconfig-settings-manager in the results. Click on it and select Mark for Installation.

4)Accept that package’s dependencies by clicking on Mark.

5)Afterwards, you should also select the packages emerald and gnome-compiz-manager for installation (you can use the Search fuction again to find them).

6) Accept that package’s dependencies by clicking on Mark

7)Next, click on the Apply button.

8)Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again.

9)Afterwards, the packages are being downloaded and installed.

10)After all packages have been installed, you can close the Synaptic Package Manager.

Now :

Enabling Compiz Fusion

  • To make sure that Compiz Fusion is enabled, go to System > Preferences > Appearance.
  • In the Appearance Preferences window, go to the Visual Effects tab and make sure that Custom is selected. That’s it already. To configure Compiz Fusion, you can click on the Preferences button.

You can do the same by going to System > Preferences > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.

  • In both cases the CompizConfig Settings Manager opens where you can define the behaviour of Compiz Fusion.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here’s a list of the most common Compiz Fusion keyboard shortcuts:

  2. SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
  3. CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = rotate cube
  4. CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
  5. CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
  6. SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
  7. CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
  8. ALT+TAB = window switch
  9. SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
  10. ALT+F7 = initiate ‘move windows’
  11. SHIFT+F9 = water effect
  12. SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
  13. CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop
  14. For Grouping and Tabbing:
  15. SUPER+S = select single window
  16. SUPER+T = tab group
  17. SUPER+Left = change left tab
  18. SUPER+Right = change right tab
  19. SUPER+G = group windows
  20. SUPER+U = ungroup windows
  21. SUPER+R = remove group window
  22. SUPER+C = close group
  23. SUPER+X = ignore group
  24. Hold the SUPER button then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.

The SUPER key is the Windows key on most keyboards.

Have Fun.

Enjoy (-:

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