VirtualBox - How to increase hard disk size of Linux guest

Ever since my desktop broke down six months ago, I was without a Linux machine. Lately the urge to get back to Linux kicked in and immediately setting up a VM came to my mind. I had already used VirtualBox earlier so I got started and installed Linux Mint. During the installation I had setup the HDD size to be 8GB and dynamic which could grow if required. Within a week as Dropbox and Thunderbird sync started the free space came to zero very quickly....

December 2, 2012 · 4 min · Mr. Kamath
Photo of an event

IndiBlogger Meet - Nokia AppTasting

When: Sunday November 11, 2012 - 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM Venue: ITC Gardenia, Bangalore Hosts: Vikas Khanna (New York based, Michelin Starred, Celebrity Chef!) Rajiv Makhni (Popular TV anchor, one of India’s leading technology analysts, gadget guru!) This was the first IndiBlogger meet I attended and believe me I was really excited and the event did not let me down. The venue for the meet was ITC Gardenia one of exotic hotels in Bangalore....

November 18, 2012 · 8 min · Mr. Kamath
Laptop at night

Reduce Eye Strain at Night using F.lux

What happens when someone flashes a torch right at your face? You would be blinded for some while before the eye can adjust to the normal lighting around. This is what happens when we work on computers or laptops at night. The computer screens are normally set to emit very bright blue light which is suited for work during the day but as night arrives the computer screen would be brighter than the lighting around which strains the eyes and spoils the sleep when one goes to sleep after working on computer....

November 10, 2012 · 3 min · Mr. Kamath
Backup planning

Backup WordPress to Dropbox

This blog is a self managed installation of WordPress which means that the overall responsibility of taking backups and ensuring that the blog is always up and running rests solely on my shoulders. So the first task was to ensure that I have a backup of the blog, the second was to have it in a cloud service so that I can restore it easily in case of any issues. During my search for an easy and quick way of making backup for my WordPress installations I came across ‘WordPress Backup to Dropbox’ (WPB2D) which is an extension for WordPress which makes use of the cloud based folder sync service ‘Dropbox’ to store the backup....

November 3, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath

Find out current location of a Train

It is very common for us to find out after we reach the railway station that the train we are to catch is running a couple of hours late, leaving us frustrated. Well there is good news a revamped National Train Enquiry System is in works, currently in beta it can be accessed via http://trainenquiry.com/searchtrain.aspx(use the new look button). The site is very simple to use, in the search box provided, enter either the (a) Train Name or (b) From and To Station Name or (c) Train Number....

April 7, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath