Sunday, July 31, 2016

चिलटं / चिलंट - The most frustrating house Pest you can find

I decided to do this post as a SEO experiment as i was not able to find any content on the internet for trying to get rid of the flying pests - चिलटं/चिलंट that seem to dominate kitchens and gardens especially in the monsoons in India when things are very wet and humid.

From what i could find on the internet चिलटं/चिलंट seems to be closest to fruit flies which seem to be different than the typical house fly.

I'm looking for Photos of these. (These are super hard to photograph due to their size and tendency not to sit still at any point!) .

Please comment with links of Photos or English names for this if you know any.. And ofcourse means to trap or get rid of these !

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Stuff to Backup when you are reinstalling your Linux OS

> Home Folder
> Desktop
> Downloads
> Music
> Pictures
> Templates
> Ubuntu One ( This is already on Cloud but backing up can save bandwidth)
> Videos
> VirtualBox Vms

>> If you want to save old settings, bookmarks etc, you will also have to backup the hidden folders in the home folder. Typically each piece of software you install will make its own '.hidden' folder for your personalised settings & in some cases data as well

If you use Apache & MYSQL, You'll want to also backup the /var/www folder & any mysql databases

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Android lollipop update error or breaking ? Here's one reason and solution..

Finally the #lollipop update arrived for my #google #nexus5 yesterday.. Yaaa !

I had already sideloaded it on the nexus7 tablet but decided to wait for the OTA for the phone..

However the update kept failing to install and kept freezing at a black screen with the android mascot on it with a help full message 'Error'.

The problem finally was that I had modified my /etc/gps.conf file sometime back to improve the time it took to get a location fix. Restoring the file made the update work..

Take home.. Rooting the phone won't break updates but core file modifications will. Hope this helps someone !

Phone or tablet laggy after the Android lollipop update ?

If you are feeling a noticeable difference in responsiveness of your phone after the android l update, reboot your phone and go into recovery mode. 

Once in wipe the cache partition..

This should fix this !

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Marination for Veggies

1.5 Wati Besan (Tawyawar Bhajun)
1 kg dahi
Kaju paste 50 gm
Garam masala
Karuri methi powder
Chilli powder
Haldi/Turmeric powder
Mix everything well. 
Marinate you Barbeque veggies like potatoes, paneer, Capsicum, mushrooms etc for an hour or so. In case of Paneer u can wait for more time..
That's it .. setup your Barbeque, skewer the veggies and get started !
Thanks to Shraddha for this awesome recipe..