Archive for June, 2011

How to Add Oil to a Hydraulic Jack?


Hydraulic jacks are used to lift heavy objects, such as cars. They are standard tools in automotive shops. Hydraulic jacks require fluid to push the pistons that lift heavy objects off of the ground. Use these tips to add oil to a hydraulic jack.

  1. Prepare the jack. Ensure that the jack is completely lowered. Turn the jack’s release valve counterclockwise to lower the jack if necessary.
  2. Locate the oil filler port. The hydraulic jack’s oil filler port is located on the jack’s reservoir. The reservoir is the vertical cylinder mounted on the flat base of the jack. The oil filler port is located towards the bottom of the reservoir, near the flat base of the jack.
  3. Add the oil.
  • Remove the plug or screw from the oil filler port.
  • Insert the nozzle of the oilcan into the oil filler port.
  • Pour oil into the oil filler port.
  • Stop pouring the oil as soon as it begins to leak out of the oil filler port.
  1. Close the oil filler port. Replace the plug or screw in the oil filler port

How to Print Files from a Mobile Phone Using Dropbox?

Dropbox is an online file storage service that allows users to upload, share, and access files and folders via mobile and desktop applications as well as a browser-based interface. The service offers free and paid services consisting of varying data and sharing restrictions and provides software applications for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPad. This article will walk you through the process of printing files from a mobile phone using Dropbox
  • Download the Dropbox mobile application. There is currently mobile apps available foriPhoneiPadNokiawebOSAndroid, and BlackBerry.
  • Download this zip file containing the eprint.vbs script. Unzip the file and double click the eprint.vbs file. This will automatically create a “PrintQueue” sub-folder within your main Dropbox folder. (Note: The eprint.vbs script is only compatible with Windows).
  • Upload files to the “PrintQueue” folder using the Dropbox mobile app and your printer should instantly begin printing a copy.

How to Change Dropbox Account Settings and Preferences?


Dropbox is an online file storage service that allows users to upload, share, and access files and folders via mobile and desktop applications as well as a browser-based interface. The service offers free and paid services consisting of varying data and sharing restrictions and provides software applications for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPad. This article will teach you how to change Dropbox account settings and preferences.

  • Right-click the Dropbox icon located in the Window’s system tray. By default the system tray is located in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Preferences…” option from the context menu.
  • Select a tab such as “General”, “Account”, “Network”, and “Advanced” to change associated account settings and preferences.


How to connect to My Computers Ad Hoc Wireless Network From My iPod Touch?


With an ad hoc network, your computer shares its Ethernet connection and creates a local Wi-Fi network. Once you have established an ad hoc network, you will be able to access the Internet through it on your iPod Touch.

  • Tap on the “Settings” icon from the iPod Touch’s main homescreen.
  • Go to the “Wi-Fi” section of the settings menu.
  • Slide the “Wi-Fi” bar at the top of the screen from the “Off” position to the “On” position. The iPod Touch will now turn on its wireless antenna and begin scanning for nearby networks.
  • Tap on the name of your ad hoc network from the list underneath the “Choose a Network” heading. In most cases, the names of ad hoc networks will be based on the name of the computer hosting them.
  • Enter the password associated with your ad hoc network using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Press the “Done” button to log in with the password and connect to the ad hoc network.

How to disable tags in WordPress blog posts?


Install WordPress and look for the WordPress Default theme that is installed. Then try deleting the following code in wp-content/themes/default/index.php

<?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '<br />'); ?>

Here you go.


How to start your business website with Zlio?


What is Zlio?
Zlio (aff) is a French company which provides platform and service for establishing your own e-commerce site. It lets you sell products from their list of trusted merchants. You can choose from a large database of products in different categories and virtually add them to your shop.

Currently you can sell products and services to France, US and United Kingdom but never mind you can be an active seller in their site irrespective of your country. The catch is all about using your marketing strategies and promotions.

What makes this site great?

Frankly it’s the FEATURES that makes this site great. Yeah to highlight some of its features I would say an easy to use interface, various customization options for templates, SEO, RSS and also add-on facility like Google analytics etc. You can use a custom domain name and integrate this shop on your website or maybe your blog.

Other Features includes:
• Multiple shops management under single account
• Widget for adding to blog and website
• Community support
• Reviews and feedback from customers
• Price comparision

You can start your own shop and experience the results instead of just reading this post. Zlio is really a new experience for me and I would appreciate it as a good start for sellers especially Indians who wanted to sell products internationally. SEO tab has been given an importance which lets you add sitemaps of your shop easily and makes its friendly to search engines.

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How to send unlimited free SMS to Anyone from Orkut?


A newly introduced app called SMS Me can help you reach your goal. it allows to send unlimited scraps to any mobile number in India. What’s more could one want? There are many such sites which give the same service but feeling the usability and complexity, I feel SMS Me just like using my own mobile. Upon adding this app, it has an interface in which you can recognize other SMS Me users with your friends’ database and display their profile with link to SMS them.MS Me has 5 tabs that include the home, friends, anyone, Inbox and Invite friends.  Let’s have an overview about the features. If your friend is not using SMS Me, it prompts him via scrap to install that application.  SMS Anyone allows sending free sms to any mobile number in your country. I wanted to highlight the point unlimited stating that other services have some restrictions while this app can simply be used to bug someone easily.

SMS Anyone section has two fields for Mobile number and the message to be sent.  Like an ordinary SMS, there’s a limitation of 118 characters per message.  Once u send a message from this app, your friend will receive aSMS from MyCantos masking their destination number with a signature for each message like “Sent by yourmobnumber from

Some Disadvantages of SMSMe

  • Encourage spammers to join Orkut
  • Now M-commerce can be spammed easily like never before.
  • No need of entering captca test for each SMS you send which gives privilege for a java script to send mass SMS easily.
  • No option to block specific users, so until you both get compromised you are never relieved.

How to fix problems while installing Magento in localhost?


Most of us face a lot of issues while installing the latest version of Magento in localhost. The version was released onDecember 8, 2010. These are some of the known issues.

Invalid Base url ( Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://):

ou will face this error usually when the base url entered is like http://localhost/…./, you can easily resolve this issue either by simply replacing localhost with “″ . So your url goes like this

or else you can force magento to accept your localhost as url by modifying thevalidation.js file which is present in the magento installation directory atjsprototypevalidation.js (note I don’t recommend doing this for any live servers, just for development and testing purpose).

go to line 500 where you will see something like this

['validate-url', 'Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://)', function (v) {

return Validation.get('IsEmpty').test(v) || /^(http|https|ftp)://(([A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9_-]*)(.[A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9_-]*)+)(:(d+))?/?/i.test(v)

remove all the regular expressions present and simply return true. So the above code will be changed to something like this

['validate-url', 'Please enter a valid URL. http:// is required', function (v) {
return true;

and for extra care , I would advise you to

Check the Skip Base URL Validation Before the Next Step option to prevent any validation of url. So the final selection would be like this

Maximum Execution time exceed error.

If you believe or not, Magento will create about 318 tables in your database. I was astonished becoz I used to work with very light content management systems like wordpress etc and this is the first time I am trying a powerful e-commerce site like Magento which has hell lot of tables.

This is the reason why many of us end up with an error “Maximum Execution time exceed error.” The default maximum time execution limit for php which we have configured is not enough to posses such a powerful system.

So if you are using a distribution system like xampp or lamp, you can simply find the php folder and configure the php.ini file

Usually php.ini file can be found in c:xamppphpphp.ini

find two values which usually present at line 440 and 450. Change the default value to either 0 or 3600

max_execution_time = 3600
max_input_time = 3600.

assigning value as zero (0) would give it infinite time for execution.

These are the common issues one face during the installation of latest version of Magento

Unable to login after Magento installation in localhost:

After the installation, I faced another problem. It wont allow you to login if you have used localhost as your base url instead of This is because it wont accept cookies from localhost. You can resolve it by commenting out unwanted variables in session cookies in Varien.php. This file can be found in app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/

go to line 78 (varies based on versions) and you will find the array as shown below

$cookieParams = array(
'lifetime' => $cookie->getLifetime(),
'path' => $cookie->getPath()
'domain' => $cookie->getConfigDomain(),
'secure' => $cookie->isSecure(),
'httponly' => $cookie->getHttponly()

comment the last three lines see example below.

$cookieParams = array(
'lifetime' => $cookie->getLifetime(),
'path' => $cookie->getPath()
// 'domain' => $cookie->getConfigDomain(),
// 'secure' => $cookie->isSecure(),
// 'httponly' => $cookie->getHttponly()

Make sure you remove the comma after getPath().

How to Beat The Summer Heat ?


Try to use hair moisturizes if you don’t use alternative hair polishers like coconut oil, cream, gel etc. Whenever you leave outside, it’s advisory to wear a hat to prevent direct ray exposing your hair. At least carry an umbrella whenever you go outside.

Try to avoid outing always, reduce your travels and air condition your house if possible or try to ventilate at most as possible. For protecting your screen use Sunscreen lotion.

Here are some of the tips to beat the summer heat.


  • Iced tea is a classic summertime drink. Lemonade is also very cooling. Avoid extra-sugary soft drinks. The sugar and caffeine will just make you thirstier and fills you with empty calories. Try Crystal Light on-the-go in a water-bottle if you want some extra flavor.
  • Change your air-conditioning filters once a month. I know, it’s a pain, but keeping your AC free from dust, animal fur and other blockages will let it run at optimum efficiency. This will save you money on your electric bill, and keep you cool! Have the AC in your car tuned up as well. This service is available at most local service stations.
  • Wear light clothing, and try to keep the layers to a minimum. If shorts are unacceptable at the office, try capris. That added bit of exposed skin can really make a difference.
  • Try some tiger-balm! This herbal, mentholyptus-based salve is great for sore muscles, but it also provides a cooling sensation to your skin. Apply a small amount to your skin before slathering it on. Sensitive skin may find it a little too strong. Spray-fans are also popular. These battery-operated fans are affixed to a spray bottle that you fill with water. You can mist your face and neck, and feel a great breeze.
  • Avoid heavy and fatty foods especially those which are oily. Non-vegetarian foods should be avoided. Do not eat out-side or street cooked foods, try to switch for fresh and green vegetables at least for this summer.

How to beat the Heat at Outdoor Sporting Events?


Watching a sporting event with family and friends under the noonday sun is a rite of summer. But when you add sun exposure to crowds and fun and maybe even alcohol, the results can be deadly.

Heat-related illnesses including heat stress to heat exhaustion and, most seriously, heat stroke do not require record-breaking temperatures to occur. Temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees can be dangerous, especially when high humidity raises the heat index.

These may be signs of moderate heat-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

• Heavy sweating

• Paleness

• Muscle cramps

• Tiredness

• Weakness

• Dizziness

• Headache

• Nausea

• Fainting

The CDC outlined the following as possible signs of more serious heat-related injury that will require immediate response:

• An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)

• Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating)

• Rapid, strong pulse

• Throbbing headache

• Dizziness

• Vomiting

• Confusion

• Unconsciousness

Drink plenty of water. In hot weather, it is essential to stay hydrated. Sweating is your body’s key mechanism to keep cool, so maintaining that fluid supply is critical.

Wear light-colored and loosely fitting clothing so air can circulate around your body and help keep you cool.

A hat is a must to help you keep cool, since your head contains many blood vessels, and sun block is always a good idea to decrease the effect of sunlight.

Take action if you are suffering from the heat while sitting and watching your favorite event? Get up and go.

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