Friday, May 23, 2008

How to create screencast

VNC to swf

Photoshop effects

I really love these photoshop effects.

How to create it is given here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

XAMPP on OpenSuse 10.2

Another choice is installing MySQL Database Server from a complete bundled from XAMPP. XAMPP bundled MySQL Database Server with Apache webserver, PHP and Perl Engine.

Installing XAMPP on Linux box is very easy. This step was taken from

1. Download XAMPP for Linux from
2. Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root:
3. Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt :
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.tar.gz -C /opt

Warning: Please use only this command to install XAMPP. DON'T use any Microsoft Windows tools to extract the archive, it won't work.

Warning 2: already installed XAMPP versions get overwritten by this command.

That's all. XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.

4. Start

To start XAMPP simply call this command:

/opt/lampp/lampp start

You should now see something like this on your screen:

Starting XAMPP 1.6...
LAMPP: Starting Apache...
LAMPP: Starting MySQL...
LAMPP started.

Ready. Apache and MySQL are running.

5. Test
OK, that was easy but how can you check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL at your favourite web browser:


Now you should see the start page of XAMPP containing some links to check the status of the installed software and some small programming examples.

I have tested this with OpenSuse 10.2 and it works like a breeze!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Increasing selnium functionality

A good place to increase functionality of selenium

Blogged with the Flock Browser


The best snacks ann likes is pav bhaji

Monday, May 19, 2008

Simple Linux commands

What is the command in linux to find the version of the operating system. is Red hat or Suse etc.

# uname -a


# cat /etc/issue

Monday, May 19 2008

Taking part in the Google Puzzle contest!!