mailgun and digital ocean

Configure subdomain for Mailgun in Digital Ocean

I really like Digital Ocean for its no-fuss, economical yet powerful servers. Recently, I hit a snag trying to configure subdomain for mailgun using digital ocean's DNS settings. No matter what I did, mailgun was...
w3 total cache 500 internal server error

W3 Total cache 500 internal server error

W3 Total cache is a very powerful plugin and if handled properly, can improve performance of your wordpress a lot. But, at times it can lead to migraines of worst order. One such scenario...
building bootstrap modal window

Opening targeted tabs in a tabbed bootstrap modal window

I was trying to build a modal window in bootstrap with 2 tabs. Each tab will be fired by different buttons in the main HTML. The problems are, bootstrap doesn’t render the...
Auto lock feature code snippet

Code Snippet for auto-lock feature in settings > general

An interesting snippet discovered at stackoverflow link This enables implementing auto-lock feature like that seen in settings -> general. override func viewDidLoad() { super.viewDidLoad() // … tableView.registerClass(UITableViewCell.self, forCellReuseIdentifier: "categoryCell") } func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell { let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier("categoryCell",...
FTP on EC2

Quickly create an FTP server on your EC2 instance

After crawling through scores of pages, found this tutorial, which works like a charm. http://www.sigerr.org/linux/setup-vsftpd-custom-multiple-directories-users-accounts-ubuntu-step-by-step/ Couple of things overlooked in this: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_int Fix: add to /etc/vsftpd.conf seccomp_sandbox=NO passive mode in filezilla fix: http://sumantjsr.blogspot.in/2011/12/fix-for-sent-passive-reply-with_5945.html
Cloning EC2 AWS

Cloning EC2 instance

Create AMI Launch new instance While launching new instance, you can keep instance storage low Keep EBS storage upto your needs If your site is located at /var/www/ and you use mod_rewrite of apache: 1. If the conf of...

Add "buzz" and Escape-close to Pidgin!

Add “buzz” and Escape-close to Pidgin! Pidgin doesn’t support Yahoo messenger(ym) shortcuts like: ctrl-g for buzz and Esc for closing the window. Being an ardent user of ym(once upon a time :P ), I was pretty accustomed to...
Tspoons logo - talvinder.com

Logo of Tspoon

Logo of Tspoons… a graphic design studio… started by me and couple of my friends during IIT days.
git tutorial

Git quickstart

Git is a fantastic developer tool but it's a messy tool. Below is a collection of my notes and references, which I collected while trying to tame this beast. Git 101 Pretty awesome article to begin...

Thanks for birthday wishes – 2010

Thanks for the wishes everyone! this goes to all who wished/dint wish me on my birthday :)