Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Recharge your BSNL mobile Online. - Direct debit/ credit cards

I was searching for a solution to recharge my mobile with Online SBI. An ya i found one. BSNL have tied up with billdesk for the same and is available in the bsnl portal for e recharge. There are options like recharge, topup and flexi charge your mobile. Go ahead and register yourselves and do the recharge. I've paid thru SBI, and many other bank's name are available. once you submit the designated amount, it got in to my account within minutes, though the sms came after 15 mins time.

Pss.. its juz 55 for the e voucher, which the vendor charges 56(paper voucher).

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cyber Security: Hack it and find it!

IT Security is a mojor concern now a days. Compromise in security means compromise in all aspects. The companies around must be more aware of the risks arise from the IT field. The saviour of the day would be an ethical hacker, who can help with the IT Security and Testing of the apps either they developed or they use. The instructor led online classes by EC-Council is some what distinct in this field. They started with iclass, a program on Ethical Hacking, trying to find out the possible security loop holes with the help of a hacker, and moved on to penetration testing, computer forensics, Disaster Recovery, Secure Programming and other security fundamental programs. being an ethical hacker have several advantage, He/she will have adequate oppurtunities and payrise even in a recession struck economy. IT security is not a game of kids, he / she will have a major role to play in this field as well. The dedicated training and training modality of EC-Council is unique. From oracle to Cisco, the companies in which the EC-Councils students are listed in the website and the list compells us to join a course. CEH exam like 312-50, helps us to be a qualified ethical hacker, and I think the best way is to enroll in an EC-Council Authorized Training Center, and get certified.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just Thoughts!

need to take another certification in Software testing/ Software Quality assurance... Mean while am not able to update the posts in sqaguy.info Will try to update is as frequent as i can.. I think i can stop the basics of Software QA now.. will have to start with the templates now.. started writing the test template.. donno when i can finish the same.. any way.. will try...

Some other changes are in the queue.. like the adaptation of a new theme and stuffs like that!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Golf Supplies

Sports always fascinated me. Browsing through the web to find answers for those technical queries and to get knowledge, I used to get stuck with sports news and sports stuffs. One of those sports that I love is the golf(remember the film Happy Gilmore?). The big names in Golf are Tiger woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack nicklaus. The game involves Big money and its one of the most revenue generating sport for an individual.

Websites in which I used to get stuck are Golf academy and another called golf course. They are sites in German language which offers golf stuffs. That too Golfshop with branded items. Frankly I knew little German, but thanks to the translation tools available on line, I used to browse through them and get the required info.

Some useful stuffs like Nike travel Cover/ Travel bag, which provides maximum protection and functionality, with club protection system are hot items you can look for.

One of the interesting stuffs i recommended to one of my German friends were the vacation (Golf vacation ) they offered. I couldn't be in touch with her after that, so am not sure whether she utilized the same.

The package was an offer to the beginner as well as professional, with a 3 hole practice and a relaxed environment away from the tiredness of work!

Another segment was the Golf shop, in which many golf product were shown. The shop portrays golf equipments from a golf Clubs to Golf bags, golf Trolleys, Golf shoes, Golfbekleidung (Clothings), gloves, golf balls, to other golf items.

A nice and tidy search (with the Google custom search) helps us to find the right item in this site.

The site features the items by leading brands like Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Taylor Made, Titleist, Precept by Bridgestone ...etc. The site also featured about Golfreisen, the Golf Travel - mature and resort golf trips in Andalusia. Visit the site for more.. Time to check the latest sports News...

Web Hosting Choice: Choose your Webhost

Planning to start a website? Do you know what is going to help you move further? Its the container or the web hosting space for your pages. Have you started to collect the information about the web hosts available around you?

Before starting, here are some quick tips.

First of all, Plan your budget, yes, decide upon how much you are willing to spend on a monthly basis.

Second decide upon the technology you are using,

Third, get the list of web hosting companies.

Fourth, get an opinion on these web hosts.

Oops.. the list is never ending. and finding a good web host is really difficult as the data collected may be less than what is needed to be called accurate.

I went through the internet to find a good web host. At first I decided that I'll run my website in PHP, that too in wordpress. That means I need the database connectivity (MySQL). And it was just a blog that I write in my free time, I don't intent to pay much.

From a huge list of web hosts, its really difficult to find out the right host for me, which satisfies all my requirements. After searching the individual web hosting companies, I went ahead to check the web host ratings in the sites available. One of those sites capture my attention as it listed the web host of my choice in the front page itself :)

It was a site called web hosting choice. From fastest growing host to the most economical, it have listed almost all kinda web hosting companies.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bug? Error? Manoramaonline

I was browsing through the manorama site and then I forgot my password.. I tried to locate the forgot password link and after a couple or more tries, by looking in to the common area where the forget link should be, I went ahead and clicked on contact link. I was in emart. After typing in the query, I clicked on send and oops.. I was presented with an error.

OS: Win XP
Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WAY 2 SMS - down time?

I was trying to send a couple of SMS to my friends and BSNL server was a lil busy. So i went to way2sms a free sms provider in India and ghosh! the site was down.. donnno what happened.. it was redirecting to wwwb (instead of www)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Alexa Ranking change annoncement page : Issue

Alexa announcement page throw some error.. have you experienced the same?

New look - Alexa - Changes

Changes in Alexa
I like the new look of alexa.. how about you?

The same is giving us previous dates details as well.

for more visit the alexa website

Pss.. ranking in alexa is getting difficult for beautiful minds.. may be cause its not a niche blog now.. I haven't even decided whether to keep this or to get rid of this when the time expires...