Came runner in The Cisco Mastermind Quiz contest 2012

Recently Cisco India in Their Facebook page ran a Quiz competition on Cisco Jabber. There were some 5 questions and I answered all of them correct. Today Cisco India announced me as Runner. I guess Cisco selected us based on time we took answer the questions. Continue reading


iPad is NOW Etch A Sketch

When Steve Jobs introduced first iPad to the world, Critics said it’s just a costly Etch A Sketch. But iPad has proved its efficiency. But now (Not now, relatively now) a new iPad case has been introduced by many vendors, that makes those critics quote true (At least look-wise). ThinkGeek, Headcase, Etcher etc., Basically it looks like buy a Etch A Sketch, dig it down and punch some holes and make it compatible with iPad. Some vendors tell a story that if iPad looks like a Etch A Sketch, then thieves will assume that its just a real Etch A Sketch and ignore it. Not every thief is a ignorant. What ever it is. It can be one of your iPad case. ThinkGeek has come out with a new iPhone case also.

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F5 – New Certification Program

F5 Networks Logo Today F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), a L4-7 Network appliances manufacturer, today relaunched its certification site this time with Integral7 – Pearson. From July 15, 2012 Thomson Prometric no longer deliver F5 Certifications.

F5 has changed its certification portfolio, completely dumping its old certifications. Certified engineers of old curricula will have to re-certify from scratch. F5 says this is because new Program incorporates a new philosophy and exam process that verifies fundamental and prerequisite knowledge as well as knowledge about F5 products. Firepass is going to be integrated into Big-IP and ARX exam will continue to exist until 2015.
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ChargeCard – Never worry about Dead iPhone or Android again

How many of you love your iPhone or Android but hate its Battery issues. So if there is a problem, there must be a solution, right. Atleast a nearby solution. We already have a small solution. Carry a USB Cable. But the problem with USB cables are they are messy and tough to carry when you don’t carry a bag [This is For men :)].

A new project showcased in Kickstarter, ChargeCard provides a solution, A flexible USB card. They have proposed a solution by designing card based USB charger, that you can charge where ever you get an USB port. The USB card is flexible and 0.1 inches thick, so fits into your wallet easily. (About three credit cards size). We are already using USB Card Flash storage of this size. So its not a tough one.
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Excel How to combine text from two cells into one

I work for IT tenders, where customers float RFPs with compliance that should be checked against the products we are positioning. The first problem we encounter is the RFPs are in PDF format and not editable. So we need to create same alike in excel sheet and fill it up. Tedious process. Of course PDF to excel convertors are available. But the problem with some convertors they read and write the data, keeping the formatting the same like in PDF rather than storing based on text flow. The result will be a painful. One single line will be stored as three or four lines in excel sheet. See image.

What should one do in this situation, copy all the below line content and append with first line? What if it’s a 4 or 5 line broken into? There comes problem. You cannot do “Merge and Center”, as it merge all cells and store only first cell’s content.
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Useful Privacy tips for FB users Series – Tip1

Face book Privacy issues always be in news. Some times its heating up whenever FB Changes the settings, made mistakes, affected by bugs etc., Its always a big headache for us (FB users) to protect our privacy and secure our data. The following is a small tip about protecting our name being tagged over other’s images. Of course FB is changing the privacy settings everyday, these will be changing and I will post some more tips. So I decided to write it as a series that is going to give you more tips.


Tip 1 – How to control tagging by someone else
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How to change your Display Name and Group Name in IPMsg

In my Company, Accel Frontline Ltd, we are still using peer to peer instant messaging application, IP Messenger. It has been so long time I used IPMsg, as in my earlier company(Netcon) I used XMPP based IM services there. ( I planned and executed there). So when I came into AFL, I found its like I entered in to stone age. :-p Reason why Peer to Peer messaging platform is not suitable as company wide IM platform is explained here.

So to stick to the topic, How to change Display Name and Group name in IP Messenger. It is very simple, as it can be changed via settings of the IPMsg. But some people says that it can be changed only by changing the username of windows OS. See the following steps
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