Thoughts about coding and books

Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Reading this book opened my eyes regarding the value of ones network of friends. You need help of other people in whatever you do. If you have the connections with needed people already before starting your new project then you will be off the ground much faster. One of the most important lessons in networking isRead more about Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time[…]

How to hire a freelancer – 10 lessons learnt

These days everybody are full of ideas but no time to make these happen. Same here, I have great business ideas every a few weeks but while working full-time on my day job I have hard time to implement these on my own and all my friends are also very busy.

I decided to try out the www.getacoder.com service to find affordable quality help to my projects and so far I have not been disappointed while following the below steps.

1. Write down IN DETAIL what you want to be done.

Before posting a job to www.getacoder.com make sure you have as detailed as possible overview of your requirements. This is called BRD – Business Requirement Document. This must list everything like, user must be able to register, user must be able to login etc. Programmers can take this doc and can implement every feature step by step. Read more about How to hire a freelancer – 10 lessons learnt

Running static ip Virtualbox images in ubuntu server in datacentre

Virtual machines have several advantages over physical servers. Especially restoring state and making backups. If you have minimal ubuntu server then first you need to install virtualbox. Best version at the time is virtualbox 4. Add into /etc/apt/sources.list line deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick contrib Now you can install virtualbox itself apt-get install virtualbox-4.0 Easiest way to getRead more about Running static ip Virtualbox images in ubuntu server in datacentre[…]

Linksys WRT54GL with or without DD-WRT not getting any internet.

You might have Speedtouch router which acts as DSL modem and digi-TV bridge and also offers you internet. Now you want second router like Linksys WRT54GL to serve your needs better. Speedtouch has ip 192..168.1.254, linksys factory default is 192.168.1.1. If you take cable from your computer and stick linksys between modem and computer thenRead more about Linksys WRT54GL with or without DD-WRT not getting any internet.[…]

fixing ipkg in dd-wrt

You installed dd-wrt on your Linksys WRT54GL or Bullafo or whatever wifi router and now you want to install some packages but updateing package lists you get : root@DD-WRT:/jffs# ipkg update Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/whiterussian/packages/Packages … Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org (78.24.191.177:80) ipkg_download: ERROR: Failed to retrieve http://downloads.openwrt.org/whiterussian/packages/Packages, returning ipkg_update: Error downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/whiterussian/packages/Packages to /jffs/usr/lib/ipkg/lists/whiterussian To fix this youRead more about fixing ipkg in dd-wrt[…]