Last Sunday we visited Hathni Mata Waterfall. It is situated near Jambughoda Sanctuary and Pavagadh, around 75 KMs from Vadodara and 175 KMs from Ahmedabad. Going from Pavagadh, both the roads to reach there, from Shivrajpur and Jambughoda, are very narrow so you can stuck up in traffic jams on weekends when there are many visitors. Though you can enjoy the lush green surroundings on both the sides of roads which makes the drive very enjoyable. On reaching there we found that the place isn't properly developed yet. Local villagers have put up small stalls of refreshments but there is no restaurant around so for food you have to carry it yourself. Getting parking space isn't a problem as paid parking, created in the farms by locals, is available.

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.