Dec 29

CMS : Vivvo
Problem: mod_rewrite not working/enabled on 1and1 hosting.
The main problem for implementing Vivvo CMS News Publishing system on 1and1’s non server packages is the confusion about mod_rewrite. Well it is enabled by default, according to 1and1. The problem we see while installing Vivvo is the pre-install page that checks and gives us a “?” after mod_rewrite. If we proceed ignoring the problem the installation will end up in a 500 error or 404 error.
Solution:
Just add this one line in .htaccess file in the Vivvo root directory (before starting installation). After the line RewriteEngine On just add

Rewritebase /

. The .htaccess file might look like this before the change

Options All -Indexes
ErrorDocument 404 /404.php

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RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^sitemap\.xml$ feed.php?output_type=sitemap [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)(\.html|\.htm)$ index.php [L]

..ofcourse there are more lines of code after this.

And after the change-

Options All -Indexes
ErrorDocument 404 /404.php

FileETag MTime Size


RewriteEngine On
Rewritebase /
RewriteRule ^sitemap\.xml$ feed.php?output_type=sitemap [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)(\.html|\.htm)$ index.php [L]

That’s all. You will see that installation pre-check detects mod_rewrite this time and you can start tasting the flavor of Vivvo.

Dec 29

Tringme ideas !

Posted by Praneel

I just got these ideas about how tringme can be used.

-If you have a tringme widget at your homepage you can receive wedding/birthday wishes as voice greetings, even when people don’t know your number.

-When someone wants to complement you, but they are shy, they can use tringme. 🙂

-Anonymity and accessibility are the best features of tringme. But you might get some unwanted threats/messages also if you don’t protect it. Any calls for me 🙂

Dec 5

Cool 3D Animation

Posted by Praneel

I love this animation. Simple and brilliant.

Esc - Animatior Vs Animation In 3D - Click here for the funniest movie of the week

Dec 4

Got my tringme! account

Posted by Praneel

Just now I received my tingme invitation. Now anyone can leave me a voice message right on this blog.

Dec 4

The Problem: There are many complaints from owners about the faulty fuel pump indicator and the eventual low torque revving of Fiat Palio 1.9 Diesel . There are funny stories and elaborate nightmares in gruesome detail told by those who endured the service department’s sensible touch. Some sold their cars and some got them fixed for the time being. But there seems to be no real solution for this. Insurance company won’t cover it, because it is not a manufacturing defect (at least according to Fiat). And Fiat is not promising warranty on either the Repaired Pump (By TVSE motors – for Rs. 25,000 they change the Faulty sensor in the pump) or the new Pump (costs Rs. 75,000). As a bonus you have to pay it from your pocket. This is going to continue until Fiat accepts that it is a major screw-up in their manufacturing and rectifies it.

The Solution:
You have to start the engine 2 to 3 times until the indicator goes off. Once started, then usually there is no problem (except some public embarrassment).

Dec 4

Paint Poker!

Posted by Praneel

This I think is a cool way of knowing how smart you are. The game is simple. They give you 1000 chips for free (it’s still in beta). And you can play as many games as you want. When you loose all the chips and come back to your account panel they will fill you up with another 1000 chips. Cool… Isn’t it. But if you win substantial amount of chips (25000 to 100000 or more ) you will get Gift certificates for Amazon.com and some cool cash too.

The game is simple. You have to guess and bet on the color chips that make up (and reveal) the image randomly picked from Flickr. You get more chips for betting more on the color that is abundant in the picture. At first there is a blank frame so most of the people try to bet on the darkest color. And once the outline is revealed you can try to guess the other colors. You can play with your friends by inviting them or can play with the ones occupying the tables.

What I like about the game is the imaginative potential required to play this game. It becomes a leveled playing field. Your intellect or pride won’t help you. Only your instincts and imagination. Very cool.

Warning: It could be a little bit addictive. Play only if you must relax 😉

The only downside (or the upside) is there are not many players to play with. Better invite a friend to join first.

Game on.