Selecting a Fully automatic washing machine (2 November 2013)


UPDATE: Whirlpool had the last laugh. At the time of installation the service engineer sold another Rs. 5065 of goods. They are:- I-Glyde (Stand with castors) – 1865 Calstrait Filter (for water inlet) – 1600 Scale Ion (De-scaling pack) – 1600 Explantion: I-Glyde is a sophisticated stand from Whirlpool. They want the washing machine to…

Porteus Linux – Fast and versatile USB Linux


I was a searching for a Linux for installing into USB and also backing up files from windows. There is also several benefits of having a Linux USB. Backup your files from Windows and GNU/Linux Operating System. That includes saving files across many file systems like Fat32, Ext3 and Ext4. You could also sync it with…

Things to do after Magento 1.9.4.4 install


Replace Magento logo with your Brand Name If you followed my other post for installation in a shared hosting environment, then you would want to do the following things. Replace the Magento Logo with your store Brand. For this upload the logo to the following directory magentodir/skin/frontend/rwd/default/images/yourbrand.png then in your admin panel select configuration and…

Magento 1.9.4.4 step by step installation on a Shared Hosting


 Download the zip archive from Magento website. Do not use the downloader version because its more complicated. create a subfolder under public_html. Set folder permission 755 to the public_html/subfolder Unzip the contents of Magento archive into it. Set correct file permission 644 to the subfolder/index.php replace the contents of .htaccess file with this code. please…

Sending email screen shots from Enlightenment Linux


I read somewhere that its possible to take unattended screen shots (scrot) and mail it (heirloom-mailx) every one hour (/etc/cron.hourly). It was not easy particularly the mailing part because configuring any mail program to send mail from terminal to the outside world seemed a herculean task. The steps .. $ sudo apt-get install scrot $…

DIY Coat Stand plus Floor Lamp


I wanted to find a storage for the thupattas, bags and everything my wife  wants to hang (except me, of course). This project has inspiration from several projects and several store alternative.. Main inspiration is for the wooden tree branch light.  But why on the world I want a DIY floor lamp. It’s because I…

Indian Homemade Cleaners & Beauty Products


My terrace garden plants are dying due to some insect attack. I do not want to put pesticides and eat some poison along with them. So I was researching on how to make one homemade insecticide. But the challenge is to get the same ingredient in India. I am now struck up on how to…

YII webapp customising from ground up


A)) config/main.php 1. name your webapp ‘name’=’my webapp’ 2.  enable gii ‘gii’=>array( ‘class’=>’system.gii.GiiModule’, ‘password’=>’password’, // If removed, Gii defaults to localhost only. Edit carefully to taste. ‘ipFilters’=>array(‘127.0.0.1′,’::1′), ), ), 3. create your database scheme 4.  beautify url ‘urlManager’=>array( ‘urlFormat’=>’path’, ‘rules’=>array( ‘<controller:\w+>/<id:\d+>’=>'<controller>/view’, ‘<controller:\w+>/<action:\w+>/<id:\d+>’=>'<controller>/<action>’, ‘<controller:\w+>/<action:\w+>’=>'<controller>/<action>’, ), ), 5. enable mysql or point to sqldatabase ‘db’=>array( ‘connectionString’ =>…

DIY Light craft project inspiration from curbly


I have always liked lights and particularly crafted ones. I was not knowing it. I was supposed to  do this from throw away materials. Also i was liking everything that is transparent (I know what you are thinking but it is not that). Glass Bottles was an ideal light fitting for me. Guess what the…

Using Google Transliterate API with YII


Using Google Transliterate API is straight forward. However to meet the goals of the small project (Webapp for food Catering company) I need to overcome following challenges. Want to change id of text box (Tablename_fieldname) at will Google text box id defaults to transliterateTextarea. I was not able to figure out how to change the…

Handling related models in YII forms


Many AWBs can be carried in one Trip. One AWB can be carried across Many Trips. We will use MySQL for the database. Below is the schema. tbl_tripAWB is the junction table. CREATE TABLE tbl_trip( id INTEGER UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, truckId TINYINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, departureDate DATETIME NOT NULL, tripOrigin MEDIUMINT UNSIGNED…