OSSCamp Lucknow

Submitted by abhishek on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 11:27
OSS CAMP

OSScamp Lucknow is here

First OSScamp at Lucknow is taking place at Babu Banarsi Das Group of Institutions, Lucknow. We expect a huge gathering of Open Source community at Lucknow.

Venue:

Dr.Akhilesh Das Auditorium,

Sector 1, Dr. Akhilesh Das Nagar,

Faizabad Road, Lucknow - 227105

Dates: Mar 26 2011 - Mar 27 2011

My Sessions

1) Drupal Hands On

2) Going Live !!! Building Servers ...

Hey Amit is also coming for few sessions it would be great to see him after a long time.

Register @ http://osscamp.in/event/osscamp-lucknow-1103

GNUnify 2011

Submitted by abhishek on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 23:24
GNUnify 2011

I just came to pune today after almost a year to conduct a Workshop on Drupal at GNUnify 2011, as planned this workshop is quite long as i conducted a 4 hour session today and again would be conducting a session tomorrow and then a BOF.

Today's session was jam packed and hoping the same tomorrow meanwhile you can have a look at the photographs of today's session here

Oh Pune !! i am here for next 2 days and it would be fun would me meeting lot of friends and near ones tomorrow and day after, SICSR have changed a bit with new infra coming up it would be even better.

Drupal 7 Release Party Delhi/NCR

Submitted by abhishek on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 10:29
Drupal 7 Get Started

The Drupal 7 Release Party is a worldwide event to celebrate the imminent release of Drupal 7. Jan 7, 2011 is not the exact release date. The idea is to have a two day event - a celebration of drupal - technology and community.

Drupal 7 Release Party by Delhi Drupal Community
on Jan 8-9, 2011 - 10AM - 6PM
at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

This is a community event and is open for all. Anyone can participate. Drupal Love is a good to have for the meet. There are no participation fees.

Want to contribute to organising the event - check out the event planning wiki

Venue : IIT Delhi

Google Voice in India

Submitted by abhishek on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 21:59

UPDATE (28/02/2011): Till yesterday Voice was working only on BSNL EVDO but today it started working on our lease-line based connection as well and whats more now i am also able to add credits to the account which was not possible since last few days. +301 is the number from which you will see incoming calls

UPDATE (30/01/2011): Google Voice was deactivated from my account but today (30th Jan 2011) it is again available i am using a BSNL EVDO based Internet connection and my IP is 117.254.221.163 (dynamic) the location of this IP is in India here is an IP Location Lookup result

Integrating SMS Solution to Drupal Websites

Submitted by abhishek on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 15:43
SMS List Block

Reaching out to the targeted audience, is one of the goal for any business. here is a list of modules which will allow your website to interact with your audience

  • SMS Framework : Provides a extensible API that facilitates communication between Drupal and various SMS gateways.
    • SMS Actions : Provides an action for sending outgoing messages and the ability to define custom triggers for incoming messages.
    • SMS Blast : Allows bulk text messages to be sent to registered users.
  • SMS List : Manages Subscriptions, and send text messages when needed

SMS Gateways

Restore GRUB 2

Submitted by abhishek on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 19:11

In most of the systems GRUB is now upgraded to 2.0 and with this update the old restore process have also changed now there is no grub command :) available.

If you have lost the Bootloader after a routine reinstall or due to any other reason try the following to restore

Boot Using a Live CD and try the following as root

grub-setup -d /media/XXXXX/boot/grub -m /media/YYYYY/boot/grub/device.map /dev/sda

Where XXXXX represents the root partition and YYYYY represents the partition holding the /boot in case you dont have a seperate partition for /boot then XXXX and YYYY would be be the same. /dev/sda may change depending on the system you are using.

Please note this would erase the current bootloader and install a new one for you if you are unsure of what you are doing do not try this

The Rupee Mystery

Submitted by abhishek on Tue, 08/10/2010 - 14:03

UPDATE : Webrupee Module for Drupal is also available

RsThe Symbol for Indian currency was approved by the Union Cabinet on 15 July 2010.

This symbol was selected from among five shortlisted symbols and is designed by an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) postgraduate D. Udaya Kumar and since this date the quest of displaying this symbol started. Font incorporating the new symbol was launched same day by Foradian Technologies and is available for free Download.

The next bigger question was How to Display the New Symbol Rs. Online, recently my friend Aman Jain & Meher Ranjan have come up with Web Rupee an API which can do this trick for you here is an howto for the same

How to Use WebRupee API ?

1) Add a stylesheet link in the head section of your webpage:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://webrupee.com/font">

2) Add the following code enclosing your "Rs."

<span class="WebRupee">Rs.</span> 200

OR