My SMS Mantra Gateway for SMS Framework

Submitted by abhishek on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 17:39

Its been a long time since i added something new here, so this post comes with a New Drupal Module i recently did.

My SMS Mantra SMS Gateway is a small addon Module to SMS Framework which will allow you to add My SMS Mantra as a SMS Gateway to your drupal website. The module would be released  very soon.

 

Current Status:

Tested for Integrity with sms_bulk, sms_user, actions and the same is currently functional on Kashipur.in

Currently SMS could be delivered only on Indian Numbers, this limitation is forced from the Gateway and not from the module itself, the module however can be extended to other countries if needed.

Drush & Dreamhost

Submitted by abhishek on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 10:19

Its been more than a year since i am using Dreamhost, The basic package is not too great but is cheap and the support is responsive.

Drush or the Drupal Shell is one of the most powerful tools to use when you are working with Drupal. DreamHost provides php5 but uses php4 as the default for the php command line and in that case drush wont work, so here is a 3 step guide to setup drush on your dreamhost account.

  1. Download & Extract Drush some where on your home folder
  2. Add the following lines to .bash_profile using your favorite editor.

    export PATH=/usr/local/php5/bin/:$PATH
    alias drush='/home/username/drush/drush'

    replace the path of drush as per your preferences :)

Using SQL * Plus on Command Line in Ubuntu

Submitted by abhishek on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 23:30

This blog post is an HowTo "Setup SQL*Plus to work on BASH" The commands illustrated in this howto are tested on Ubuntu 9.10 with Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production Installed.

What is SQL * Plus ?

SQL*Plus is a command line SQL and PL/SQL language interface and reporting tool that ships with the Oracle Database Client and Server software. It can be used interactively or driven from scripts. SQL*Plus is frequently used by DBAs and Developers to interact with the Oracle database.

Prerequisite

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0 Installed

Once you have Oracle 10g Installed successfully you can go to

Applications > Oracle Database 10g Express Edition > Run SQL Command Line

and successfully run all your SQL PL/SQL easily but using SQL*Plus directly on BASH is the real fun, Below are the steps which will enable you to use SQL*Plus on BASH

1) set ORACLE_HOME

4 Steps to add Ubuntu Systems to Active Directory Setup

Submitted by abhishek on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 12:13

The IT environment today in any organization is a sort of a mixture where many different Operating Systems are used, and Windows Active Domain Controller exists in majority of such organization.

Below is a 4 step How to on "Connecting Linux (Ubuntu) Systems to Active Directory Setup"

1) Update the Software Repositories

sudo apt-get update

2) Install Required Packages (likewise-open)

sudo apt-get install likewise-open

3) Join The Domain using Domain Administrator Account, replace Administrator with Domain Administrator Username and fqdn..domain with the Fully Qualified Domain Name

sudo domainjoin-cli join fqdn.domain Administrator

4) Update the Startup Scripts

sudo update-rc.d likewise-open defaults

Contributing to Wikipedia

Submitted by abhishek on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 14:21
This user is a Novice Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.

Wikipedia today has become an unparalleled source of content on virtually any topic and has grown with a great pace, The content available on wiki is all contributed by users like you and me and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence which allows reuse of this content in various forms by attributing in a manner specified by the author.

GNUnify 2010

Submitted by abhishek on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 10:52

GNUnify 2010: A forum to unite Open MindsGNUnify is one of the biggest FOSS Event organized by the students of Symbiosis Institute Of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) Pune & Pune GNU/Linux Users Group. GNUnify is entering in its 8th year with GNUnify 2010.

When: 19th & 20th Feb 2010

Where:  Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune-411016, Maharashtra, INDIA. Tel : +91-20-25675601

Event Website : http://gnunify.in

GNUnify Gallery: http://gnunify.in/gallery

LFU Update : Story in Linux for You March 2009 (pg 36)

Hope to see a great Event ahead

phpcamp 2010

Submitted by abhishek on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 10:48

phpcamp pune 2010: A gathering of php enthusiastphpcamp is Back and this time its even bigger.

What a start for the year, i see various major tech events lined up this month and later, to start with the biggest PHP unconference in India or maybe in Asia the phpcamp is scheduled on 9th January 2010

Attend PHPCamp Because learning from humans is much better than Google

Event Website : http://phpcamp.org

Event Date: 9th January 2010

Register ASAP: http://phpcamp.eventbrite.com/ The number of allowed participants are limited, organizers have already increased the number twice.

Venue: Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning, Model Colony, Pune, India

Year 2009 Memories

Submitted by abhishek on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 13:46

Year 2009 was a great experience for me as i started my Professional Career in February 2009 and Completed Post Graduation in June 2009, I had been working for various organizations till 2008 as a freelancer/consultant, but in the beginning of 2009 i started my Professional Life by joining Maybole Technologies Pvt Ltd as a System Engineer.

I am tring to list down a few of my memories of each month of Year 2009