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    Articles,  Personal,  Travel

    Journey to the Isle of Skye – 5 years later

    A long long time ago or five years (if you consider that long), a much younger version of Ajay and Ashwina went down to the Isle of Skye. This was pretty much our first big holiday as husband and wife which sparked a whole set of adventures that we have had over the past several years. I’ve usually been reluctant to do the same trip again because there are so many other places to visit and it’s hard to relive the magical experience you have the first time around. However, as her parents were in town and Skye remains one of the most beautiful places in the UK, we decided…

  • Articles,  Pictures

    [Infographic] Tale of Two Brains

    What does your gut tell you? How does it do so? What about those butterflies in your stomach? There is a strong relationship between what you eat and what you feel. Doesn’t eating a good meal get you in a better mood vs. eating a bad meal? The infographic below tries to explain the link between your two brains Via: Renew Life Probiotic supplements

  • Articles,  Blogging,  Computers & Technology

    How to Fix Google Reader in Opera

    If you have been using Google Reader, you would have noticed that it doesn’t work with Opera as of now. However, there is a fix available for the same which is very easy to apply. Get hold of reader.js and save it to some location on your PC, e.g. C:Program FilesOperaprofilecache4 In Opera, visit http://www.google.com/reader/ and then right click in the page your Google Reader page, click Edit site preferences Go to Scripting and see the box for choosing a file there? type the path to reader.js that you got in Step 1. i.e. C:Program FilesOperaprofilecache4reader.js in our example. Refresh the page. Source: YesWhyYen and Tech-Buzz

  • Articles,  WordPress

    Cleaning Up the WordPress Post Screen

    WordPress 2.0 introduced a lot of additional features in the Write Post screen. One was the Post Preview sceen which now loads the entire post as if it would look on your site and this is a major bandwidth hog. Another addition was the Inline Uploading. I still use IImage Browser along with my Open Picture Window Plugin for adding images to my posts. Few other things that you may want to remove are the Optional Excerpt, Trackbacks and Custom Fields and Post Author if you never use these. Mark Jaquith‘s Clutter Free WordPress Plugin lets you hide everything but the post preview. I like Mark’s plugin because it gives…

  • Articles,  Computers & Technology

    Flickr Pro or Gallery 2? Help me decide

    And once again I get into the great dilema of deciding what do I use to run my photo album. The last time I was in a similar dilema was when I had to choose between Gallery2 or Coppermine. I’ve always been toying with the idea of integrating the photo gallery within this blog itself. Everybody remembers this URL and it makes sense. I can do this with both Gallery2 and Flickr, however with the current installation of G2 on a seperate domain is not possible. This means hosting Gallery2 on this blog, which is something I am not very keen of doing just yet. I had been looking at…

  • Articles,  Blogging,  WordPress

    A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Your Blog from Spam

    Blog spam is something that every blogger fears. Spam appears in different forms. It can vary from trackback or pingback spam, comment spam, deliberate harsh comments to email harvesting and spam resulting from it. Spam cannot be stopped. But by following a few good steps you can protect yourself from it. This tutorial will teach you how to protect your WordPress blog from spam.

  • Articles,  Blogging,  WordPress

    How-To: Use .htaccess to redirect your Blog Feed to your Feedburner Feed

    FeedBurner provides an excellent feed service that lets you track how many users are subscribed to your feed and more. Users can still bypass your FeedBurner feed and continue to subscribe to your original blog feed. While this is not a problem, your stats may not give you slightly inaccurate number of your feed subscribers. A good option is the WordPress FeedBurner Plugin, which will redirect all your feeds to Feedburner. If you do not wish to use another plugin or if, like me, you are redirecting a category feed, (I got one for Connections Reloaded), then you can redirect your users by adding the following code to your .htaccess…

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