WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg turns 25


For those who don’t know, Matt Mullenweg is the guy behindAutomattic. The company behind the world’s most popular publishing platform WordPress (6 years old) and it’s accompanying services. Askimet, Gravatar, bbPress, IntenseDebate, BuddyPress and WordPress.com the free WordPress hosting service.

Today, Matt is amongst The 25 Most Influential People on the Web and 30 under 30 America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs . At only 25 Matt has managed to accomplish so much and there is still a long way to go.

Great stuff Matt and enjoy your 25th!

Souurce: Matt Mullenweg

Facebook hits 150 million users

This just in, Facebook has reached 150 million users world wide.

About 50% of it’s users log in everyday. Facebook’s users today range from students right up to grandparents, this is no surprise to me as everyone in my home has a Facebook account including my Dad who’s 63 this year. Facebook now covers over 170 countries in 35 different languages, anyone from anywhere on the globe can get a piece of Facebook in their own language.

There’s hardly anyone today who has not heard of Facebook. To some social networks seem overwhelming with the mountains of data being made available to them but not me, to me data drives our daily lives. With all the new web 2.0 services today plugging into Facebook, there is so much information waiting to be picked, and when you have great mediums like Facebook to simplify the process why not endorse it.

I don’t log in everyday but Facebook is quite important to me nowadays. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family, make business deals, follow interest groups, organize events and the list keeps growing.

If you’re not on Facebook the least you could do is take it for a spin. BEWARE!! IT’S HIGHLY ADDICTIVE 😀

Source: Facebook

Hindu festival dates for 2009

Here’s a list of Hindu festivals for 2009 and their respective dates.

January 2009

Vaikunta Ekadasi – 7th January, 2009 Wednesday

Makar Sankranti – 14th January, 2009 Wednesday

Pongal – 14th January, 2009 Wednesday, 11.51am

Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja – 31st January, 2009 Saturday

February 2009

Thai Pusam – February 8, 2009 Sunday

Shivratri – 23rd February, 2009 Monday

March 2009

Holi – March 10th, 2009 Tuesday

Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) – March 27th, 2009 Friday

Gudi Padva – March 27th, 2009 Friday

April 2009

Ram Navami – 3rd April, 2009 Friday

Hanuman Jayanti – 10th April, 2009 Driday

Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) – 14th April, 2009 Tuesday

Vishu (Kerala) – 14th April, 2009 Tuesday

New Year in Bengal and Assam – 15th April, 2009 Wednesday

Akshaya Tritiya – 27th April, 2009 Monday

May 2009

Narasimha Jayanti – 8th May, 2009 Friday

June 2009

Puri Rath Yatra – 24th June, 2009 Wednesday

July 2009

Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima – 7th July, 2009 Tuesday

August 2009

Raksha Bandan – 5th August, 2009 Wednesday

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – 14th August, 2009 Friday

Ganesh Chaturthi – 23rd August, 2009 Sunday

September 2009

Thiru Onam – 2nd September, 2009 Wednesday

Navratri Begins – 19th September, 2009 Saturday

Durga Ashtami – 26th September, 2009 Saturday

Maha Navami – 27th September, 2009 Sunday

Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – 28th September, 2009 Monday

October 2009

Karva Chouth – 7th October, 2009 Wednesday

Deepavali – Diwali – 17th October, 2009 Saturday

Annakut – Gujarati New Year – 18th October, 2009 Sunday

Chhat Puja – 24th October, 2009 and 25th Saturday & Sunday

Tulsi Vivah – 30th October, 2009 Friday

November 2009

Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins – 16th November, 2009 Monday

Gita Jayanti – 28th November, 2009 Saturday

December 2009

Vaikunta Ekadasi – 28th December, 2009 Monday

If you find a date to be wrong or if I missed out something please free to drop me a comment and I’ll update the post.

How to flush the dns cache in windows

To flush the DNS cache in Windows,

1. Get into command prompt. ( start –> run –> cmd )

2. Run the following command “ipconfig /flushdns” .


How to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 8.10


Dropbox is my favorite online storage solution. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid

1. Add the Dropbox repository for Ubuntu package source file. I use /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file.

deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main

Either manually add the lines above to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file or run the commands below to do the same.

root@dingo:~# echo "deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# echo "deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

2. Update your packages list. Run “apt-get update“.

root@dingo:~# apt-get update
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources
Get:1 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages [622B]
Get:2 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources [537B]
Fetched 1160B in 59s (20B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

3. Install Dropbox

root@dingo:~# apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Setting up nautilus-dropbox (0.5.0-1) …

4. Restart nautilus to start Dropbox. You will see a new Dropbox icon in your system tray. Right click on it and select “start dropbox“. The daemon will download the binaries required and start the registration process.

root@dingo:~# killall nautilus

That’s it. Enjoy this get service.

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