WordCamp Pune 2015 – My Experiences

The single-day-long WordCamp Pune 2015 was held on the 6th of September, and here is my ‘Dear Diary’ account of the power-packed event. The Chaos Theory Just a couple of weeks earlier, WordCamp Deputy Aditya Kane, the guy in charge of approving WordCamps in this region, had this to say about Twitter chats on WordPress: @N_Chougle @wpmeta The whole […]

Unlist Your Number from TrueCaller today!

UPDATE July 18, 2013: Approximately 7 months after this article was published, there’s been news that the TrueCaller database has been hacked into by the so-called Syrian Electronic Army. Again, this highlights the need for users to be careful in the choosing the companies with whom they entrust their private data. TrueCaller is a mobile app and online service […]

6 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Viruses and Malware

Which virus protection is the best? Well, to protect yourself against malicious software, the six defensive ways detailed below can work better than the best anti-virus software left to act alone. 1) Be aware of virus symptoms, and attack vectors This piece of advice might sound something beyond the realm of non-techies. However, non-techies had […]

Converting Multiple VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) files into one

To convert multiple VMDKs into a single file, I used the following command (LinuxVM.vmdk is the name of the first VMDK file – i.e. the one attached to the VM): $ vmware-vdiskmanager -r LinuxVM.vmdk -t 0 LinuxVMSingleDisk.vmdk Note that vmware-vdiskmanager is bundled as part of VMware Workstation. I couldn’t locate that as a separate download, […]

TCPMon – A Basic Tutorial

TCPMon is a nice little tool for testing TCP communication between a client and server. It is an open source project, distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. Downloading and Running TCPMon To download TCPMon, head over to the Apache TCPMon download page and download the binary distribution. (There’s a Google Code Project called TCPMon too, but that’s […]