Removing the ‘possibly related posts’ in WordPress 2.7

January 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Thanks to my friends, i came to know that the ‘possibly related blogs’ of my previous post linked to certain graphic/explicit blogs that had no possible relations to my write-up at all! A quick  search on how to remove the feature revealed this. But unfortunately i had a lot of difficulty in finding it because of the WordPress 2.7 upgrade which tucks it away deep inside.After 15 minutes of frustrated search, i finally figured it. So here it is for the benefit of other fellow WP bloggers:

1.Go to  ‘My Dashboard’

2.Click on the ‘change theme‘ button in the Right Now section :

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3.In  the Manage Themes screen that follows, click on Extras

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4. There you have it. Just check the relevant option in the screen that follows and click Update Extras

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5. Mission Accomplished ! Now start blogging peacefully.

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The year that was

December 31, 2008 Leave a comment

Its been quite some time since my last blog.Not that I’ve been busy but I was kinda lazy to write.

Finally,another year of the Gregorian calendar comes to an end as i March [or is it January 🙂 ] into the future.2008 has been a mixed experience for me.Some musings:

1.An entire year of work (read ‘studies’) without pay (boy, do i miss my salary).
2.Non stellar performance at subjects like DSP,DSD,OS (don’t bother finding if you don’t know what they stand for).
3.Commendable summer-sem performance in Marketing and Technical communication(No, i still don’t want to do an MBA).
4.Completed Prince of Persia-Sands of Time on my lappy(Ok,old game but hey, i finished the game without using a mouse!).
5.Was Tested On my English skills as a Foreign Language (7000 INR->108/120->zero calls.Now do the math).
6.Never watched TV (but compensated by on-demand Internet and downloads).
7.Got in touch with some of my good school friends after a LONG time (Social Networks do have advantages i guess).
8.Wrote two longest term papers of my life (At 3200+ words each,i will put ’em here depending on my instructor’s feedback).
9.Discovered there exists a DJ Armin Van Burren (His techno is amazing.I personally feel his music is better than Paul Van Dyk).
10.Got an internship offer in the domain that i so longed to switch to(Determined to make the most of it).

Eager to find out what 2009 has in store for me…….

Wishing you all a great new year ahead. Rock on folks.

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SKYLARK AEROS

November 1, 2008 2 comments

Do you want a job that’s stable, well paying, growth oriented ? Look no further…..

God's view of heaven

Air Tourism

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I Love My ThinkPad

September 10, 2008 2 comments

I have a ThinkPad R60 which was given to all students  by the college.Though i knew that ThinkPads are known for their robustness, i hadn’t given much thought to it.That was until the fateful day of 8th September, when the laptop bag fell from my lap while i was travelling in a bus.It was a Volvo and i was sitting on the seat near the door.So thats about a meter and quarter high from the floor of the bus.The driver applied the brakes suddenly and wham ! My bag did a couple of rather gymnastic somersaults before landing on the floor.I was pretty sure that the bag’s contents would have depreciated in value to some peanuts’ worth of garage junk.I reached hostel and examined it. Okay, the LCD casing was split. All the display electronics was jutting out.I tried to fix the display as much as i can and pressed the power button.The thing booted immediately.The OS loaded, the keys were fine and the wi-fi (whose antenna is embedded on the LCD panel)  worked too.All was ok, phew.! But the lid was not closing properly as the interlocks were misaligned.Called up customer care and the guy came and fixed them too.(Thanks Ranjith !)

My lappy is now back to normal, except for a small hole in the corner of the LCD where the plastic had chipped off.This incident has really made me appreciate the robustness of a Thinkpad. I’m sure a Mac or a Viao or a Dell wouldn’t have survived the fall. Alteast the hard disk might have concked off if not the entire system.I am a ThinkPad fan for life now and have decided that my next upgrage is going to be a ThinkPad and a ThinkPad only.

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Google Chrome

September 3, 2008 2 comments

Well, I downloaded Google Chrome today. I dare say even though i haven’t read the full Chrome story , i don’t really find it any better than Firefox, atleast from a user perspective.My take at some of the ‘features’ listed in the Chrome welcome page:

1)The ‘one box for evething’ :This works in Firefox as well.Infact the google search engine is used to display the search results if the keyword is not the url of an already visited page /stored in your bookmark.

2)New Tabe page: Duh !Tabbed browsing has been there since ages in Firefox.Moreover, Firefox is sensible enough to not add a ‘close’ button on the tab if there is only one tab.I was downloading something on Chrome and i closed all the tabs and you know what? All my downloads got cancelled ! In other words, the application terminates if you close all tabs.

Application shortcuts : These are just shortcuts,people ! Instead of cluttering your desktop/quick start with links, you might as well save them as bookmarks.You need to open the browser anyway to view the apps.Another Duh !

3)Dynamic tabs and Crash control: I must say these are really cool.I liked the flexibility provided by Chrome in tabs management.

4)Incognito: Again, there are plugins for firefox which provide similar functionality.

5)Safe browsing : Firefox has it too :

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6)Instant bookmark:Ditto as above.

7)Simpler downloads: Well,like i said above, DO NOT close all your tabs when downloading something or risk losing it.This does not happen in Firefox, where the download window continues even if the brower is closed. (If you close that window too for the sake of Chrome like ‘unobtrusiveness’, then the download stops, but you can resume it later of the dowload url supports it.)

Performance:This might seem a naive approach, but i could not find any improvement when i looked at the  memory cosumed by Firefox and Chrome.Here’s the screenshot :

Firefox vs Chrome

Firefox vs Chrome:Firefox=29,232KB;Chrome=49,332KB

The bottom line: With all the extra addons and customizations possible, i think Firefox gets you a better deal.But Chrome is still in beta (That all google produts are beta-forever is another philosophy altogether) and one can only wait and watch what happens.

By the way,in case you want to save the Chrome installation executable for reinstalling or whatever, you can find it in the
C:\Documents and Settings\<YOUR_LOGIN_NAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application.2.149.27\Installer folder.

I dont even know what LISP stands for !

July 20, 2008 Leave a comment

You are Lisp.  Very few people like you (Probably because you use too many parenthesis (You better stop it (Reallly)))
Which Programming Language are You?

Update:Looks like i did not miss much 🙂

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Which OS are you ?

July 20, 2008 Leave a comment
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