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How to file RTI Application Online

Good news for Indians, the powerful anti-corruption utility for citizens "The Right to Information Act (RTI) Of India" applications can now be filled and paid for online. The act allows increased transparency and greater accountability for the government as it enables Indian citizens to ask for information from any Indian constitutional authorities, including the executive, legislature and judiciary; any institution or body established or constituted by an act of Parliament or a state legislature. The process to get this information got more easier as now users can file RTI applications and first appeals online along with the applicable payment. The online payment can be made through internet banking of SBI & its associate banks and debit/credit cards of Mastercard and Visa.

RTI Online

Solution For iPhone Stuck In Dock Connector Mode Leaving Phone Without Audio

Apple iPhone is a great piece of technology and like any other gadget can be the source of little annoyances which are simple but tricky to solve, one such commonly encountered problem is when your iPhone thinks it's always connected to a dock and no sound comes out of the device speakers as it diverts all audio to the phantom Dock Connector. Once stuck into the "Dock Connector" mode the volume slider becomes nonoperational and no audio comes out from internal speakers with no option to change the behavior and route audio to internal speakers.

iPhone Dock Mode

Mysterious "Not Found" error on image access and solution to fix it

While debugging this blog's theme files I encountered an mysterious "404 Not Found" HTTP error for file when accessing the image file directly from the CDN. On further research it turned out this to be only specific when using "Chrome DevTools" which tries to load the file for debugging purposes, users won't be hitting this 404. It is also very easy to disable this JavaScript source maps completely from "Chrome DevTools" settings as shown below. error debugging

Project Pipelight Finally Brings Netflix Streaming To Linux

Linux users were unable to enjoy, popular on-demand internet multimedia streaming service Netflix as it requires Microsoft Silverlight plugin, and the Mono-based 'Moonlight' implementation of Silverlight for Linux does not support the "Silverlight v 5 DRM".

With true spirit of Linux geekry, the developers of project "Pipelight" spun a Netscape plugin hack which allows Linux users to run windows only plugins inside any Netscape Plugin compatible web-browsers. Currently they have got Silverlight working with its core features like watching DRM protected videos.

Netflix For Linux

Fixing the "error: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK" Error On Linux

While trying to use git clone on my CentOS server, I encountered fatal: HTTP request failed with error description showing something being wrong with my SSL CA Root certificates as shown below. To resolve this error simply follow any one of the solution posted below.

error: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details:
error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed while accessing

SSL verification error

Installing And Configuring Google Android 4.3 x86 On VirtualBox For Better Performance

The quick and dirty Google Android 4.3 installation instructions for Windows shared earlier were not perfect and resulted in slow performance. Free virtualization utility Virtualbox offers an superior alternative to QEMU based virtualization used in the previous approach offering much superior working experience and performance benefits. Here's a complete picture-guide to get Google Android 4.3 x86 working in Windows using Oracle VirtualBox.

Google Android 4.3 inside virtualbox

Google Goes Nasty With Gmail Inbox Advertisements, Microsoft Taunts With New Scroogle And We Tell You How To Get Rid of Them

The new Gmail Tabbed interface introduced a few months ago turned out to be the part of a bigger advertisement revenue earning strategy by Google, the new design is now spawning targeted ads right into your inbox disguised as genuine emails. Whether this is SPAM (which is basically unsolicited emails) or not, nobody is liking the new move from Google. Microsoft took no time to make another video in their Scroogled by Google campaign which can be watched after the "Read more" link below with a working tip to get rid of these invasive inbox advertisements.

media reports on gmail advt

Easiest And Fastest Way To Use Traffic Shaping On Linux

We demonstrated how to use Raspberry Pi as an home-automation server with voice commands using SiriProxy earlier, since Apple Siri (and SiriProxy) needs an good active internet connection to convert speech-to-text for recognizing commands this failed due to limited bandwidth availbility when using Raspberry Pi as an 24x7 downloading server. After a lot of research, I made a simple shell script which prioritizes our SiriProxy traffic over others only when needed, utilizing full-bandwidth for downloads when not in use.

Linux traffic priority example using TC

Blazevideo iTransfer - Simple And Fast 2-way File-Manager For iPad, iPhone and iPod

Apple iTunes is neither user nor computer resource friendly, and if you feel the same BlazeVideo iTransfer is an good alternative for PC users. BlazeVideo iTransfer is a very simple to use, minimalistic Apple iOS To PC and vice-versa file-manager which can automatically detect and sync all Apple devices as soon as they are connected with your computer via USB or WiFi. All contents in the System Folder of Apple devices will be displayed in the program, and you can manage the contents like creating a folder or deleting a file etc. directly on PC.

Blazevideo iTransfer

Once connected users can transfer, backup or restore their music, movies, videos, pictures, ebooks, ringtones, PDF and other files from their Apple devices to computer or the other way around at an impressive transferring speed with flawless quality.

Installing and configuring Siriproxy on Raspberry Pi

Combine the awesomeness of Apple's Siri voice recognition capability with ability to tap into it using SiriProxy, and our favorite hacker friendly mini Linux computer Raspberry Pi and we have an excellent voice controlled home automation system which runs 24/7 waiting for voice commands to do assigned tasks. To get this super-geeky project working we need to install and configure SiriProxy on our Raspberry Pi setup, follow the instructions shared below to install SiriProxy on the official Raspbian “wheezy” distribution.

SiriProxy Demonstration
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