Debian 5 :- installation

so lets begin with the installation

Recently i have upgraded my internet connection from 64Kbps to huge 256Kbps (although it doesn’t sounds too much but guess what for a person working on 64Kbps for 2yrs this is a 400% increment. )

with this change in my side i thought ok lets download the net-install disk and start the magic….

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Book i read recently : Blogging for begineers

I recently brought a book thinking it might give me someips on how to improve blogging habbits, and boy i was not wrong to select Blogging for begineers : by Margaret stead.

This book is an amazing art, it starts with asking simplest question of all


and then moves on to show how you can find topics to blog on, also find the nich you could servive on.

and then it moves on to the all esential point, what are the advantages of blogging.

1) how you can monotize your blog

2) how your blog can help you get better oportunities.

3) and most important of all how can you keep our spirits high even when you think you are shouting in forest.

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roundup : year 2007

well so this last day of december marks the end of 2007.

so how about a roundup

on GNU / linux front

i think a lot is already covered in

besides few morethings that needs attention are

release of Debian GNU / Linux 4.0

this release is the most waited release of the series coz it featured the firs t of its kind GUI installer which was running not on XORG but on framebuffer hence reducing the ram usage to bare 32MB’s as compared to min 128-256 of today’s distro’s

Debian made a point in the start to keep its o.s for lowest config as well as highest config,

still its apt-get system is best (yum tries to emulate it but is not that good when it comes to application base)

WE saw a lot of changes on indian O.S develoment front also with indian education centers like CDAC entered the O.S. market with the launch of B.O.S.S. (Bharat operating system solution). a custom debian distro, specially designed for indian people.


on web front a lot has changed

a lot of acquesition’s from search gaint google,

and then hotmail fame sabeer batia comming back in social networking bussiness with apnacircle, which does started out good with few prizes to offer but as offers’ gone so is the public, also his original charm was missing here and a lot of content seemed copied from either facebook or linkedin or orkut.

paypal started its virtual credit cardscheme corrently avialable t us only, but will expend soon.

linkedin added photo features and had some problems with its gmail contact setting (already covered on this blog)

on some perosnal fronts

got my name listed more prominently on google for both “anant shrivastava” “techno enthuiast”also got a premium listing in google for my full name.

got my paypal account move over 10$ limit, previous highest was 3$, in last 40 days of 2007 i have earned 25$. those who want to know how can contact me perosnally i am not going to go open mouth about it. it’s for the work which is technical for a lot.

hoping to get some good hosting service and some good domains also., currently i am looking to get hosting from 1and1 lets see what it finally translate into.

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new security approach : sandbox way

Protect your PC by executing a program on Sandboxie

If you execute a dangerous program which can have an virus or visit a site which can install a spy ware into your machine, use Sandboxie!

Programs (including browser) which is executed through Sandboxie reads data from hard disk.
But when programs write something on hard disk (or register), it is written on transient storage of Sandboxie. And the written data will be removed when Sandboxie is terminated.
(i.e. Sandboxie intercepts read operation and directs data to its temporary storage)

See the following figures, you can understand its mechanism.

* existing way *

* Sandbox’s way to protect your PC *

Sandboxie has simple user interface. You can launch any programs as below,

Sandboxie monitors processors which are crated through it. And “[#]” is added after/before the original caption of an application which is executed by Sandboxie. see as below,


It’s free and you can download it here.

I also think that it will be very useful
– when you test your application (e.g. windows application, FireFox extension, etc) for testing.
– when you get rid of all of your trace on a PC of your friend.

the blog originally posted on

My views on this topic besides the above :

From the users point of view , small footprint makes it a good choice.

it install a startup application and then everything could be done write from it.

also right click menu has a new entry for application “RUN sandboxed”

This will bring security to new level. it could easily be implemented on cafe’s and other public place to avoid system hassles.

also its feature to start apps fro start menu opens a new menu containing a list of items available at desktop and all programs menu.

over all its a nice piece of application that should be installed prior to any other application in order to avoid any tension.

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Harry Potter 7 review (spoiler)

Harry potter 7 was a mix of reactions for me as well as for many others.

Things i already doubted ranged from planed death of of Dumboldore to HARRY being the seventh Horcroux.

Things i least expected included, Elder Wand being mastered by Harry at last, and The act of Snape to save Lilly.

Overall i have still left a lot of stones unturned so you should not feel sorry about reading this post and being spoiled.

And yes non of the trio member (harry ron hermione) dies. but a lot do die and thats the most sad part of it.

Overall The ending came as it was deserved.

And yes last portion is a fast forward 19 years after in Ekta Kapoor’s Style leaving no chance of any sequel and then and there we see child’s of harry.

harry potter

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