We are using Ubuntu in our company for all our PHP development work and Elance is one of the sources of projects for us. So, we happen to use Elance Tracker frequently. It's a nice tool to record the time you have worked on the project which client can easily review it and make payments according to it. Installing Elance Tracker in Windows is pretty simple, you just download the EXE file, run it and install. In Ubuntu, it's bit tricky as you first need to install Adobe AIR and then only you can install tracker. Also, after tracker is installed you must have java enabled in the system or it won't work. So, I have written the steps one can follow and install all these to make Elance Tracker work fully.

While doing testing of WordPress in local system many times we need to do the email testing and we can't do it as we don't have SMTP server installed on local system. Without going to option of installing SMTP server on local it would be easier to use free SMTP server to send emails from local WordPress setup. I have already given instructions on how to send emails using SMTP server from localhost which uses phpMailer script. WordPress also uses phpMailer to send emails so we can do the changes in coding files to use SMTP and provide username and password. But that is not a recommended option. We can do it easily using WP Mail SMTP plugin.

When you setup apache in local system it won't by default setup SMTP server. Hence, if you want to send emails from local system, you will have to either set up SMTP server on your local or use external SMTP server. There are many service providers available who can give you SMTP, username and password to send email using their SMTP server. But it isn't very easy and straight forward to use SMTP in PHP. While searching I found PHPMailer script doing that very nicely and efficiently. You can download PHPMailer from their official site and read further to get more instructions on how to use gmail (or any other) SMTP.

I have been using bluestacks for more than 6 months now. At that time my old iPhone didn't have latest OS and it didn't support new apps. So, to use WhatsApp I thought to give a desktop software try. That's when I found BlueStacks and started using it. I liked the way it handled applications and since then I have been using WhatsApp on BlueStacks.

Currently BlueStacks is running fine but for some unknown reason after a while it starts showing error "Your Graphics Drivers seem to be out-of-date. We recommend you update your drivers for optimal performance. Update now?" Clicking on "Yes" shows that it's updating driver but that process never completes.

Two days back, I got an email from IndiBlogger inviting to join the BMW Experience Tour 2014 at Ahmedabad. It got me intrigued and I thought to register to be a part of the event. So, I signed up at IndiBlogger Site and I was informed that I will get a confirmation call on my mobile. Next day I got a call from Karthik and he confirmed my entry. I was excited to see some old photos of the same event in other city (Photo Gallery) and was waiting to experience it on my own.

We had a trip to Goa in November 2013. As it was my first visit to the place and as we didn't use any travel agent, I booked flights and resort on my own. After getting flight and resort booked, one thing remaining was airport transfer. The resort offered to arrange it for extra 3000 Rs charges but I felt it bit exaggerated because distance from airport to resort was around 56kms and I felt it should be lesser than that. I searched for options on net and most of them were charging around same. Also the reviews of taxiwallah were more negative about charging very high and ripping off customers.

Develop job portal using Drupal 6.x

In my previous post I covered up to create fields for Job content types. Continuing from the part I, here are further steps to create a job portal in Drupal.

Develop job portal using Drupal 6.x

Following my comment on Drupal.org forum, many people lands up on my site and I have been getting many requests to help develop job portal in Drupal.

So, I am going to share the easiest way to develop a job portal website using Drupal. I will be sharing a step by step help to create a job portal so anyone having little knowledge about website development and Drupal can create his own job portal easily. These steps were written 2 years back so it’s written for Drupal 6.x. There are some essential modules of job portal are not available in Drupal 7 yet so it wouldn’t be possible to follow the same steps and create job portal in Drupal 7.

I was very proud of myself that I could handle many communications at a time and I could do many things like reading blog, chatting with friends, chatting with multiple clients, replying to emails, updating twitter, checking FB, preparing project estimations, talking on phone, etc. (few of them at a time).

The handling is easy, I keep switching the tabs/windows of the browsers, documents and chat windows and like a processor give all the tasks a little time and then switch to another one. I really enjoyed this and I thought I was being very productive working this way as I could handle different tasks at a time.

For all Gujjus !!! (Read & Just Laugh. Just for fun, nothing serious buddy. )

Unmistakable characteristics of a true Gujju's:

  1. Every autowala, taxiwala, grocerywala is our kaka.
  2. We never go to office, we go to HOFFIS!
  3. The first rule of money - never use your own!
  4. "Su nava juni" is our version of wassup?
  5. Be it seven in the morning or 1am, gaathiyas are always welcome.