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Application planning, building, implementation and execution. Resource and budget management.

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Marketing, Advertising, Logo and Graphic Design. Brand Identify and awareness.

ESL INSTRUCTION

I'm ESL/EFL certified with 3 years experience and also a TOEFL Administrator.

 

TECHNOLOGIES

Experience in PC, Mac, Unix and exposure Android and iOS. Open source development technologies, PHP, mySQL, Java.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Business consulting, process mapping and design, SDLC, application development and quality control.

HELLO, I AM AHMED VARACHIA


WELCOME TO MY LITTLE SPACE ON THE WWW ...

My name is Ahmed Varachia. I was born on March the 17th 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. My Motto - Dream > Direction > Dedication > Determination > Destination ...

  • RÉSUMÉ

    ALL ABOUT ME

    As you’ve probably noticed, I’m an IT geek. I have a BSc in Computer Science (IT). I’ve also completed a diploma in TEFL. Check-out my online CV here or download my latest creative CV here and my timeline here.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    WHAT I LIKE WORKING ON

    I’ve worked on a range of technologies, from Lotus Notes, Mainframe, Oracle to PHP (Web development). My vast exposure to different technologies has empowered me to adapt and evolve quickly. Currently I enjoy working on cloud and mobile application development.

  • TEACHING

    ESL

    I love teaching – its a new found passion for me since 2010. It’s an amazing profession and one of the most rewarding I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been teaching full-time/part-time since 2010 at Berlitz Al Ahsa. I’ve taught English to kids from ages 6 to an adult in his 60s – truly an amazing journey that has really defined my character.

  • HOBBIES

    DIY / PHOTOGRAPHY / CRAFTS

    As a human, I like to question everything. I like to understand how things work, why they are how they are, and how it affects what I do. I love working with my hands and converting my crazy ideas into art. From wooden art, painting, and general DIY around the home/office I love to play. Still a very junior photographer with a Nikon 3100 I’ve recently been clicking galore.

Skills // Senior Business Analyst with a passion for technology. With over 15 years experience in IT, and 4 years instructional experience (ESL). I have a creative mind comfortable with working with graphics and web technologies and the ability to adapt and learn quickly are my strengths.

  • 19 on Cochrane

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  • Charlie Electric

  • Chompalot

  • Dar al-Khibra

  • Discovery (Vitality)

  • Diyo Consulting

  • Edcon

  • EFL

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  • Headquarters

  • Idarah Dawatul Haq

  • Ihsan Centre

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  • KnowledgeTree (myKT)

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  • Mainframe

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  • Muzayr

  • Online Testing – myQuiz

  • Oracle Financial

  • PhD Research Assistance

  • Process Management

  • Proper Tea Tymz

  • Rahmaniyyah

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  • RIMAL – KSA

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  • Shaik’s Foods

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  • Social Media

  • Speechperfect

  • Sumitomo Vitality

  • Team Building

  • Theba Realtors

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  • Varachia Family

About this Blog // Welcome to my Blog - read about my interests and what's on my mind etc. I hope you find my educational bits helpful and useful. If you need any help post a comment or send me a message

  • HOW TO DISABLE DIRECTORY BROWSING IN WORDPRESS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Wordpress

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    By default when your web server does not find an index file (i.e. a file like index.php or index.html), it automatically displays an index page showing the contents of the directory. This could make your site vulnerable to hack attacks by revealing important information needed to exploit a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin, theme, or your server in general. In this article, we will show you how to disable directory browsing in WordPress.

    An example of directory index browsing in WordPress

    Why You Need to Disable Directory Browsing in WordPress

    Directory browsing can be used by hackers to find out if you have any files with known vulnerabilities, so they can take advantage of these files to gain access. For the comprehensive security of our sites, we use Sucuri for WordPress security. They have a simple dashboard which allows us to do this and perform many other WordPress security strengthening steps with in few clicks.

    Directory browsing can also be used by other people to look into your files, copy images, find out your directory structure, and other information. This is why it is highly recommended that you turn off directory indexing and browsing.

    Video Tutorial

    If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

    To disable directory browsing in WordPress all you need to do is add a single line of code in your WordPress site’s .htaccess file located in the root directory of your website. To edit the .htaccess file you need to connect to your website using an FTP client.

    Once connected to your website, you will find a .htaccess file in your site’s root directory. .htaccess is a hidden file, and if you can not find it on your server, you need to make sure that you have enabled your FTP client to show hidden files.

    You can edit your .htaccess file by downloading it to your desktop and opening it in a text editor like Notepad. Now at the end of your WordPress generated code in the .htaccess file simply add this line at the bottom:

    1 Options -Indexes

    Now save your .htaccess file and upload it back to your server using your FTP client. That’s all you need to do. Directory browsing is now disabled on your WordPress site and people trying to locate a directory index on your website will be redirected to WordPress 404 page.

    Credits:
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/disable-directory-browsing-wordpress/

  • HOW TO FORCE DOWNLOAD FILES

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Wordpress

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    How to Force Download of Mp3 Files Instead of Streaming

    For example, you’re running a mp3 site on wordpress and hosting audio files on your own server. By default when an user click on a mp3 file link, it automatically play the audio instead of downloading. This could make your site user annoying as he have to right click on the file and choose Save As to download it. In this article, we will show you how to Force Download of Mp3 files instead of Streaming without plugins.

    You can disable this streaming feature in WordPress by add some lines of code in your WordPress site’s .htaccess file located in the root directory of your wordpress install. To edit the .htaccess file you need to login into your hosting and navigate to File Manager.

    Once navigated to your file manager, you will find a .htaccess file in your site’s root directory. .htaccess is a hidden file by default, so if you can’t find it on your server, you need to make sure that you have enabled your file manager to show hidden files.

    You can edit your .htaccess file by downloading it to your pc or code edit feature on your server. After open it at the end of your WordPress generated code in the .htaccess file simply add these lines at the bottom as shown in the image below:

    force download mp3 instead of play wordpress

    You can change or add any other file type based on your need (example: pdf, mp4, doc)

    Now save your .htaccess file. That’s all you need to do. Streaming feature is now disabled on your WordPress site and people can download mp3 files hosting on your blog by just click on it.

    We hope this article will help you to learn How to force download after a click on the mp3 file link. For questions and feedback you can leave a comment below or join us on our forum.

    Credits:
    http://wpcage.com/force-download-mp3-files-instead-of-streaming/

  • OVERRIDE LINK COLOUR

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development

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    So you want a single link to be in a different colour and if CSS is being stubborn then try this:

    <a href=“http://www.ahmedv.com” style=“background-color: white; color: orange;”>your link text here</a>

    Credits:
    https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/override-link-color-for-one-link/1141

  • RESET FORGOTTEN ADMIN PASSWORD OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Mac OS X

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    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

    The passwords for all accounts on OSX 10.11 El Capitan, OSX 10.10 Yosemite, OSX 10.9 Mavericks and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion including admin and standard user accounts can be reset and changed when booted from theRecovery Partition on OSX.

    Boot into Recovery Partition

    Reboot into the Recovery Drive by choosing the ‘Apple‘ menu > Restart, hold down the ‘command’ + ‘r’ keys on the keyboard during the start up process when you see the start up screen you can let go. When the machine boots eventually you will see the OS X Utilities screen.

    osx-boot-recovery-partition

    Go to the Utilites menu and select Terminal

     

    osx-reset-password-terminal

    At the prompt type ‘resetpassword’ (hit enter)

     

     

    reset-password-osx

    This launches the Reset Password screen, select the Volume Hard Drive in the top part of the window pane, then for the user that you need to reset select the user account in the lower part then add and confirm the new password and click save, you get a confirmation screen and details about the keychain account.

    Go to the Apple Menu and click Restart to boot back to the normal hard drive and the new password will take effect immediately.

    Credits:

    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

  • SONY XPERIA Z3 COMPACT – SOFT RESET

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Android, Mobile

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    Perform a Soft Reset

    Find out how to perform a soft reset on your device, just follow these simple steps.

      1. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Up button at the same time.
      2. The device will vibrate 3 times, release the power and volume up buttons.

    Note

    The device must be powered on manually after the soft reset is complete.

    The soft reset has been completed.

    OR

     

    On the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the small yellow reset button (OFF) is placed under the cover for the nano SIM card holder. Press the button with the tip of a pencil or a similar object and hold it down for 5-10 seconds. After a series of quick vibrations, release the restart button. Don’t use any sharp objects or press the button too hard, otherwise you can damage it.

    Then turn on the phone in the regular way by pressing the power/unlock button. After the restart all settings and personal data such as contacts, music, photos and other files will stay intact.

    Credits:

    http://ee.co.uk/help/phones-and-device/sony/sony-xperia-z3-compact/sony-xperia-z3-getting-started/sony-xperia-z3-compact—perform-a-soft-reset

    http://sony-xperia.mobi/eng/sony-xperia-z3-compact/283-how-to-reset-sony-xperia-z3-compact-restart-button-on-sony-xperia-z3-compact.html

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