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ipad 2 – My App List and usage in India

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Hi, seems like an eternity has passed since my last post. However I was really away from the tech world building a career for my self. While I am still engaged in a business of my own, I did want to write today. It's been over a month and a half since I have been using ipad 2 (3g+wifi 64 GB) here in India. Thankfully I have a good ...

Disqus Comment System for WordPress

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This blog is now using an interesting new comment system called DISQUS. I like Disqus for the following reasons: 1. It allows users to log in via multiple sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Open Id, Yahoo and Disqus itself 2. It allows users to track all their comments made across multiple sites, at a single place 3. When users manage their comments through Disqus and / or log into Disqus via ...

bbPress: Installation and Deep Integration with WordPress

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Hello friends. It's been a long time since I have posted any new articles here. This is because I have been keeping very busy with my work life and find no time to research and explore blogger/wordpress code. Recently I learnt about a forum software by name bbpress which can integrate well with wordpress blogs. I decided to squeeze time out of my schedule to try this software and ...

Blogging on custom domains using Blogger and WordPress with and without self hosting

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'lo, In this article I will explain how you can: 1. Blog on a custom domain (eg. www.<yourname>.com) while not having to buy any hosting space on the web (Will cover both Blogger and Wordpress) 2. Blog on a custom domain while also having custom hosting (Will cover only wordpress and explain how to migrate blogger blogs to custom/self-hosted wordpress) I understand that many readers may question the need for this article when there ...

Welcome to the new location of Stubborn Fanatic

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Hello All, I have successfully redirected stubborn-fanatic.blogspot.com to techblog.viveksanghi.com. The new home for this blog. Those of you who were looking at my blogspot template for design ideas will be unable to do so any more. However I can send you my blogspot template's full code for a nominal payment of $20 via paypal only. If you are interested, please contact me using this link for further instructions.

Contest Suggestion: 31 Days of the Dragon

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'lo. After a long time I am posting some thing here for you guys. I hope until now you have enjoyed the existing set of Blogger mods that I had published. While this is not related to blogger mods, I am sure those of you who were unaware, will definitely love it. The other day I came across a big contest while browsing some of sites I read ...

Poll result

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I had conducted the following poll a couple of months ago on my blog, but forgot to post the poll results after ending the poll. Better late than never:

Translate your posts into 14 languages (Updates added)

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Dear Friends,This is my first add-on goody for the year 2007. Hope you will like it. Brainiac came up with a suggestion to add more languages to my Google translate for posts hack. As the number of languages provided by Google is limited, I decided to use the BabelFish code, offered in a language translation widget by Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration. I have been using this hack ...

More hackers now on the ‘new blogger’ hacking scene

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Hello Readers,Life has been very busy for me in the last couple of weeks and therefore I have not been posting any new hacks or code. However, the the hacking scene has not gone cold. Lots of stuff has been happening in the blogger hacking space.1. You might have looked at Ramani's lightining fast Neo template. If not check it out here.2. Classic Blogger's favorite hacker, Aditya of ...

Tamed rounders template now hacked and downloadable

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Hello all,Deniz of imessengr has taken the three column rounders template and hacked it to include most of the popular hacks currently available for the new Blogger. He has done this for all the variants of rounders that are available on Blogger.Visit here to download this template and install it in your blog.

Blogger Feature or Bug: Edit link disappears and Blog unable to recognize its admin

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For quite a while now I have been facing problems with my Blogger blogs and layout editor. Every time I edit a widget and save the changes the edit link for that widget disappears from the layout. To understand what I am referring to have a look at the two images below.Once I update the "Subscribe | Syndicate | Bookmark" widget the edit link disappears. I actually have ...

Blogger News: Welcome the "New Blogger"

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Hello Readers,Just a quick update here. Blogger has announced that they are now out of beta. This is shown by the change of URLs. The sign-in link on beta blog navbars no longer points to the beta.blogger.com link. It now points to www2.blogger.com.Classic Blogger users can learn more about Blogger Beta the New Blogger here.

Adsense inside your posts and only on post (item) pages

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Loui$$ from Blogging Secret just asked me how I was displaying adsense ads only on post (item) pages and inside the post i.e. in the beginning and the end of each post. For this I use the same if statements from my hack Display widgets only on pages you prefer but widget are not involved in this one as widgets cannot go inside a post. First let me acknowledge ...

Add background colors to comments

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Hi all,This is a quick & dirty or a simple hack (if you want to call it that) that allows one to add a background color to the comments. I have this set in my blog and you can simply check the post page for one of my posts that has comments to see what I am talking about. Here is an image for your convenience:Interested? Please backup ...

Google page creator: headache

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Google's Page Creator software is seriously pissing me off:I hope I don't end up breaking my monitor, keyboard or mouse the next time I see this:BTW Google should hire someone who has written error messages for Microsoft :)) Coz: "oops! I don't like your error messages". Better still don't give me the donuts, just get the page working. Just a thought (pun intended)Update: Page creator behaves much better ...

Hack Round-up

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Hello Readers,Well, I had no new ideas (except for a few which require CSS knowledge) so I have no new hacks of my own as of now. However, this post points to some good hacks/add-ons/template mods that I have seen in the neighborhood recently:1. Hacked Son of Moto template by Deniz of imessengr.2. Adsense beside your posts in blogger beta by Deniz of imessengr.3. Adsense between the posts ...

Control your Layout editor’s layout

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Hello Readers,I was going through the stock dots dark template when I came across a section labeled “Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe” just before the closing skin tag in the template head. Soon I realized that I can use this section to modify the looks of my layout editor in the following section: Template > Page Elements > Add and Arrange Page ElementsFor those of you ...

Show recent posts under a label (category) in a drop-down from horizontal navigation bar

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Dear readers,Based on the new JSON format and the JavaScript code for displaying recent posts from Hans of beautiful beta, I now present horizontal navigational menus with auto (activates on mouse hover) drop-downs which display the most recent posts under each of your labels (say categories).To see this in action take your mouse cursor to the "Beta Hack" or "Hack News" section in the navigation bar in my ...

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