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    Yup … all this fancy graphics, animation, calculations, algorithm all comes down to machine reading binary … This is my name in binary …

    |A|h|m|e|d| |V|a|r|a|c|h|i|a|<new line>





    Check our yours at http://durso.org/ynib/

    Amazing huh …


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Open Source, Wordpress

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    On shared hosting/VPN or cloud if you’d like to increase the default max file upload size from 10M check our the below

    You need to set the value of upload_max_filesize and post_max_size in your php.ini (in the example below 40M is what I’ve set the max upload to, however you can change to whatever you’d like eg. 100M etc.):

    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    upload_max_filesize = 40M
    ; Must be greater than or equal to upload_max_filesize
    post_max_size = 40M
    Or in the cursed .htaccess file 
    php_value upload_max_filesize 40M
    php_value post_max_size 40M

    Happy uploading ....


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    A little delayed but just for reference … a 2014 calendar from ARAMCO with English and Arabic dates for KSA.

    ARAMCO Calendar

    Berlitz Al Ahsa Calendar (designed by me)


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    Testing, Testing, Testing – the dreaded curse of software development. From case scenarios to pass/fail – from white box to black box I get bored with repetitive tasks. However, it’s important and for QA (ISO and CMMI) it’s essential.

    So for testing we need test data – I usually run out of names or data so have check out http://www.generatedata.com/  that generates pretty accurate demo/sample/test data for use in testing. It also exports to popular formats like HTML/Excel/SQL/XML so you can actually import it directly and continue testing. Pretty cool site check it out.

    Happy testing …..                 (NOT!)


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    So … I got a bluetooth headset that was damaged – the earphone wires were pulled out – so got them soldered back and all was good – however I couldn’t get the device in paired mode. The version I had was the version 1.0 version. This solved my problem.

    Step 1:
    Turn the device off – hold the power button for about 5 seconds until the blue ring light stops flashing … wait a while.

    Step 2:
    Hold the power button down for about 10 seconds – the ring light will flash red – device is now in discoverable mode.

    Step 3:
    On your mobile device (iPhone) for me – Settings > Bluetooth > Search – it should pickup Headset. Click on pair

    Step 4:
    The passkey code is ‘0000’ thats zero, zero, zero, zero – paired and you’re done.

    The manual can be downloaded from here


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    How to Cut Drywall

    Cutting drywall (also known as plasterboard or sheetrock) is a stepped process of cutting-breaking-cutting three layers of material (paper-gypsum-paper)

    So the project was simple – we needed two more shelves in a cupboard – I was thinking about wood, cutting etc. however we then found a piece of gypsum board lying around – the below guide was easy to cut and install.


    1. Cut Drywall Step 2.jpg

      Measure the length and width of the area where the sheetrock will go.

    2. Cut Drywall Step 3.jpg

      Measure carefully and draw reference marks on the new sheet of sheetrock.

    3. Cut Drywall Step 4.jpg

      Use a straight edge (one that is at least as long as the cut) and place it on the sheetrock, lined up with your reference marks.

    4. Cut Drywall Step 5.jpg

      Using a sheetrock knife (or a utility knife), make the first cut. Try to cut through the paper layer, but don’t go too deep into the sheetrock. Make sure to cut the full length.

    5. It is unnecessary to cut deeper than just the paper- it will only dull the blade.You need only to cut through the paper and it will break very easily at the cut.

    6. Cut Drywall Step 7.jpg

      Turn the sheet over and bend the smaller part of the sheetrock up, to about a 90 degree angle. This will break the remaining sheetrock.

    7. Cut Drywall Step 8.jpg
    8. With the smaller piece bent, you should be able to cut through the paper on the back side, along the bend where you made the first cut.


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    Looking for an open source cloud file hosting application …

    Look no further than http://owncloud.org/

    – awesome app,
    – easy to install (even on shared hosting),
    – desktop sync clients,
    – totally free and customisable



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    Some catchy phrases … for less (informal) usage …

    • see you later, alligator

    • after a while, crocodile

    • in a while, crocodile

    • no way, José

    • ok, croquet

    • good deal, banana peel

    • And that’s the end, my friend!

    • Better skadoodle, poodle.

    • Brush your teeth, Keith!

    • Bye-bye, French fry.

    • Chew your food, Gertrude!

    • Chop chop lollipop.

    • Do you know what I mean, Jellybean?

    • Don’t flip, potato chip.

    • Don’t panic, flight mechanic.

    • Don’t slip, paperclip!

    • Easy-peasy lemon squeezy!

    • Eat your lunch, honeybunch.

    • Get lost, Jack Frost!

    • Get the point, double joint?

    • Give a hug, ladybug.

    • Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite. Alright?

    • How now, brown cow.

    • How you been, Jellybean?

    • I’m the boss, applesauce.

    • Keep it in the tub, Bub.

    • Keep it on the table, Mabel.

    • Later, tater!

    • Made in the shade with a spade.

    • Make it snappy, Pappy.

    • Neato, mosquito!

    • Nice thinkin’, Abe Lincoln.

    • Okey Dokey, Smokey.

    • Okey Dokey, artichokey.

    • Out the door, dinosaur.

    • Que te pasa, calabasa?

    • Ready, Betty?

    • Ready, Freddy?

    • Ready, Hezi?

    • See you later when your legs are straighter.

    • See you round like a doughnut.

    • See you soon you big baboon.

    • Shut your lip, potato chip.

    • Snug as a bug in a rug with a mug!

    • So long, King Kong.

    • Take care, teddy bear.

    • Tie your shoe, kangaroo!

    • Time to squirm, wiggle worm.

    • Understand, rubber band?

    • What do you know daddy-o?

    • What you got cookin good lookin?

    • What’s shakin’, bacon?

    • What’s the deal banana peal?

    • What’s the deal, Batmobile?

    • What’s the plan, Stan?

    • What’s the story, morning glory?

    • What’s the word, Bird?

    • What’s the word, hummingbird?

    • What’s your number, Cucumber?

    • Why so cranky, Yankee?

    • Why so glum, Chum?

    • Why so sad, Chad?

    • You snooze, you lose.



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    An idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage.

    Click here for a new idiom everyday

    Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiom


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    I love cube crafts

    Check out my gallery here …

    Templates are downloaded from http://www.cubeecraft.com/genre/pop-culture/

    Happy cubing …