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Technologies changing how developers work in 2014

Hi Friends,

Recently I came across a very useful and interesting article on how the latest technologies are changing the way how software is developed and also how the skill set of developers for doing different kind of works has changed.

I agree with most of the points menti0ned in the article but there are few things like making use of only WYSWYG editors for creating websites and apps may not be the right approach as customization and making things look unique would be very important.


Please check the article @

15 technologies changing how developers work


Hope you will find the information in the article useful, please do share your comments and thoughts on the article in the comment section of this post.



Excel: How to handle error message “This workbook contains one or more links that cannot be updated”?

There are two options to handle this error message.

1. If you are absolutely sure that the links are unnecessary and redundant, then you can simply remove them by following these steps.

a. Go to data tab in Excel ribbon

b. Click edit links






c. Select "Break link"


2. Option 2

If the link is necessary and if you don't want to break it, then you can choose to either "Update the Values" or "Change Source" and browse for the location of the source file.

Hope this helps.


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CentOS v6.3: Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

Dear Friends,
I have been working on setting up CentOS v6.3 and could successfully install the OS on a VMware Virtual machine. But i had trouble getting the IP Address for the machine.

Whenever I ran ifconfig I got only the loopback adapter, but never got the eth0 adapter info.

When I tried to start eht0 adapter with command ifup eth0, I got the below message:
Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

In my case the problem happened because of mismatch between MAC address of the actual NIC card and the MAC address in the eth0 file.
The solution that worked for me is below:

1) Ensure that MAC address (HWADDR) in the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is same as MAC address of the actual NIC card. If not, edit the same in the file.

Ensure that ONBOOT option is set to yes, so that the interface starts .

2) Remove /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file, it would be created on reboot with proper MAC address of the interfaces

rm -f /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

3) Restart the machine

Now you should get the IP to the device.

Hope this helps.


Online Shopping: Safe Practices

Dear Friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog.

These days Online Shopping has been the way of purchase of items like electronics, pendrives, computer accessories, shoes, even dresses, etc.

I see the following reasons on why online shopping is becoming very popular in India:

  • Price
  • Time Saving
  • Door Step Delivery

I have known my friends who do online shopping very frequently and I personally have been shopping online starting with Ebay 7 years back and atleast 5 other websites till now.

Over the years I have known people who have lost lot of money or paid for inferior quality goods online and also lost faith in online shopping sites.

I personally have bought almost Rs. 40,000 worth of gadgets online over a period of 7 years, which is not a very huge figure when compared to my other friends.

Out of all my online purchases, I had problem with my recent purchase with site, I had problem that customer care is not responding to emails and they are not even picking the calls. I know lot of other people who had their orders delivered ontime from, but mine was totally different I got courier consignment number which is not valid number, not just me I could see that there are 10 other people who were facing same problem like me from their website feedback system and forums. After waiting for 15 good days and calling them almost daily and writing 2 emails I finally decided to use my WEAPON and it worked like a charm. I would explain the simple principles below.

Whenever I buy ONLINE i follow a specific RULE by which I am sure my MONEY is safe.

Always have a credit card with lower credit limits like Rs. 20,000 or so
Always PAY online purchases using low limit CREDIT CARD

The main advantage of doing so are as follows:
Because of lower limit, even if my card get hacked i won't loose much money so I can fearlessly shop on any website
I will have approximately 30 days from date of purchase to raise a dispute with my credit card company to stop payment for the purchase if i face any problem with item delivery or even quality.

With when i failed to contact them after trying for 15 days, I called my credit card company and raised a dispute and as expected, I got response to my emails the very next day afternoon and got a call from in the evening and they readily agreed to refund my payment. I told them if they can refund that is fine, otherwise my Credit Card company would take of the same as I raised a dispute and interestingly my order was cancelled and refund was initiated in 2 minutes after the call was disconnected.

I am a big fan of online shopping as it would save your some money and lot of time. So I would recommend you to do the following while buying online.

Check feedback of the site and also the particular seller (wherever applicable like ebay, shopclues, etc)
Pay using your lower limit CREDIT CARD
Make sure you try to communicate with customer care
When CC is Clue-Less then contact credit card company and raise dispute, while raising dispute you need to prove that you contacted customer care and they didn't respond.

Hope this helps.

Keep visiting my blog as I would be posting interesting topics on various topics related to technology, finance, etc.


Apple IPAD3 available @ $499

Hi Friends,
Today Apple has announced launch of Apple IPAD3 and it is likely to be priced at $499 and should be available in March 2012.

It is expected to have high resolution camera, better voice recognition, light weight, slim design.

More details awaited.

Will keep everyone updated with latest information.

Thanks for visiting the blog.


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Apple IPAD3 Launch event Live Blog

Hi Friends,
Apple has invited for media conference on 7th March 2012 1 PM EST. The last updates from the event can be known by following the live coverage of the event by @

I guess Apple would make this event a BIG SUCCESS with LAUNCH on powerful IPAD and other Apple products.


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Happy New Year 2012

Hi Friends,
I wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2012.

I would be working more actively on the blog and would provide more useful information.


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Turning 18 .. What You Can..

Hi Friends,

I was reading a very interesting Article on what  a 18  Year Indian Citizen can do..Sharing the points I found interesting..

-> VOTE (You can exercise your Right to Vote)

-> Buy Insurance Policy

-> File Tax Returns

-> Invest in Mutual Funds

-> Invest in Stocks

-> Open a Bank Account Independently

-> Have an Independent House



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IIT JEE 2011 Solutions & Answers from different popular institutes

Hi Friends,

A very good website which has links to Answer & Solutions for IIT JEE 2011 from popular IIT JEE training institutes.

All the best..



what to do in an earthquake: Drop, cover & hold on!

Hi Friends,

These days we have been hearing of Earthquake in some or other part of the world.. While browsing I found a nice line demonstrating what to do in an earthquake: Drop, cover & hold on!

Drop, cover & hold on!

Take care..