Thanks for birthday wishes – 2010

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

Perfect development environment for remote teams

I prefer developing on remote server, since it ensures greater fidelity to the production environment plus awesome portability. I just need a terminal and my .pem key to logon to my servers from anywhere,...
varnish and wordpress

Varnish cache 503 guru meditation

Its a frequent headache with varnish. I found the suggestions mentioned in the article http://www.technoreply.com/solving-dreaded-varnish-503-error/ very useful. Reproducing the article here, just in case it goes offline in future: BEFORE WE START One of the most confusing (but...
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...
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...
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

Error 1045 in Navicat and sqlyog

If you have experienced Access denied while using Navicat or SQLYOG or any other mysql client, this post is for you. I am assuming that, the username and password are working fine when you SSH...

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.
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