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Friday, April 27, 2012

From the Tips Box: Wi-Fi Antenna Boosters, Extending Your Kindle Library Loans, and Keyword-Driven Wallpaper

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone; this week we're looking at DIY Wi-Fi boosters, indefinitely extending your Kindle library loans, and easy keyword-based wallpaper updates.

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How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7
How To Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle for Free








HP-Ux Health Check

Hi Experts,



I want to check health of hp-ux box.



Basically I want to check if there are possibilities of network/memory/cpu bottleneck?



Are there are any commands available other than glance in hp-ux for the same?




using sed to find a pattern

Hi All,



I have a file with 100 lines contain a pattern like:



input:

a,b,4,2343,56456,7656,78787,786234,00:59:16.740 04 17 2012,4564,2453,556

f,j,er,45,fh,67,00:59:45.840 04 25 2012, sdf,grty,rtyr,wqerw



output

a,b,4,2343,56456,7656,78787,786234,00:59:16.7 04172012,4564,2453,556

f,j,er,45,fh,67,00:59:45.8 04252012, sdf,grty,rtyr,wqerw



1. 40 was cut 00:59:16.740 -> 00:59:16.7

2. space was removed 04 17 2012 -> 04172012



Could anyone help?




need to zip 2 GB file and send it via email

i want to zip the 2GB file

and send it via email from unix machine using uuencode.

could you please suggest whether it will possible or not

and also command to do it.




HP-Ux Health Check

Hi Experts,



I want to check health of hp-ux box.



Basically I want to check if there are possibilities of network/memory/cpu bottleneck?



Are there are any commands available other than glance in hp-ux for the same?




using sed to find a pattern

Hi All,



I have a file with 100 lines contain a pattern like:



input:

a,b,4,2343,56456,7656,78787,786234,00:59:16.740 04 17 2012,4564,2453,556

f,j,er,45,fh,67,00:59:45.840 04 25 2012, sdf,grty,rtyr,wqerw



output

a,b,4,2343,56456,7656,78787,786234,00:59:16.7 04172012,4564,2453,556

f,j,er,45,fh,67,00:59:45.8 04252012, sdf,grty,rtyr,wqerw



1. 40 was cut 00:59:16.740 -> 00:59:16.7

2. space was removed 04 17 2012 -> 04172012



Could anyone help?




10 Most Popular Content Management Systems Online

content management systemWhether you're setting up a corporate website, a standard blog or just want to announce your presence on the web, the age of hand-coding HTML pages and CSS is long behind us. These days all it takes is to purchase hosting and install a content management system (CMS) and within minutes you can have a website that looks highly polished, displaying the very content that you wish to share with the world.


Of course, there are many different ways in which you might use your website, from displaying a gallery of images to advertising your services, running a technical support page or even an online magazine. This is why, despite the popularity of the WordPress platform, there are many other content management systems available, each with its own strengths.


The following list of content management systems are free to download and use unless otherwise stated.


WordPress


Easily the most accessible and possibly the most commonly used, the strength of WordPress is in its quick installation and the massive user and developer community that results in a vast array of plugins and enhancements for the platform.


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Throw in the added bonus of a vast template library and easy PHP and CSS file editing from within the admin screen and it becomes quite clear why WordPress is used for everything from personal blogs to e-commerce websites.


For an in-depth look at setting up a WordPress blog, check out James’ manual called WordPress: Your Ultimate Guide.


Joomla


A quick trip to the Joomla website will reveal the claim that millions of websites are running on the software, and the reason for this is simple – it is extremely customizable, suitable for pretty much any purpose.


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This is why Joomla is often used by small and medium businesses, large organizations, non-profits and individuals. Joomla's admin section is easy to use and with the vast array of options from templates and styles to adding feeds, content blocks, menu management tools and more, you can see why this is a popular choice.


You can visit the Joomla website to try a demo version and download a copy.  Also, don’t forget to check out our Joomla manual.


ModX


You need little or no coding knowledge to use the best CMS applications, and ModX is a strong example of this. With over 100,000 websites ranging from enterprise-scale businesses to sole traders, ModX  is easy to use, allows non-technical staff to create content and affords various advantages such as using multiple styles on the same page.


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Additionally, ModX – available from http://modx.com – minimises the need for SEO expertise as it is developed as a "blood brother" of search engines, presenting all of the information required by Google, Bing, etc. without additional plugins.


TextPattern


With a minimalist, direct admin interface and flexible design engine, TextPattern is another ideal solution for producing blogs and corporate sites alike.


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Equipped with import tools (ideal if you're thinking of transferring content from another CMS) and featuring a native anti-spam system to block unwanted comments, TextPattern will also allow you to extend its basic functions thanks to a range of plugins that can be installed via the browser window.


Further information can be found at TextPattern.


RefineryCMS


Based on the Ruby on Rails framework, RefineryCMS embraces the same conventions that have made that platform a success, adopting a strong focus on the end user when developing the user interface and providing an easy hook to add new functions and redesign both the front end and the admin screens.


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Featuring a range of different engines (blogs, membership, search, image gallery and many more), this is a CMS that is suitable for businesses of many different kinds.


Drupal


A popular free and open source CMS, Drupal is often one of the first choices when building a new website.  Like many of the other tools listed here, Drupal can be scaled for personal blogs or enterprise mega-sites, and like WordPress there are thousands of modules that can be added to increase functionality.


web content management


Clicking on the link above will take you to the home page where you will be able to take a look at the showcase of sites made with Drupal. It is worth noting that questions from the user community about perceived failings in recent versions are yet to be fully addressed by developers; however Drupal remains a popular solution.


Concrete5


Aiming to make it possible for anyone to build and manage a website without investing a lot of time and money, Concrete5 has a tough job on its hands, but appears to be doing well.


web content management


This CMS is positioned as the ultimate time saving solution to designers, developers and site owners alike, which probably accounts for its popularity. Easy to use, with a strong focus on the end user, website designer and developer alike, Concrete5 is certainly worth a look.


You can find out more by visiting Concrete5.


DotNetNuke


The world of CMS solutions is chock-a-block full of software written in PHP. DotNetNuke, meanwhile, is a rare exception. Software written in Microsoft's ASP .Net is more suited natively to Windows servers, and this consideration (along with the fact that many corporations host their intranets on Windows servers) is one very strong reason to opt for DotNetNuke.



Another is the ease with which developers can customise a web application in DotNetNuke thanks to the open API, while end users benefit from an easy to use system.


Unlike many other of the solutions listed here, DotNetNuke is not free to use, although a demo site and trial can be used.


Full details are at DotNetNuke.


Umbraco


Another ASP.Net solution, Umbraco is free to use, with optional paid-for services such as support and training.



With open source licensing (a rarity in ASP.Net) and that all-important need to keep things simple for the web publisher, this software is hugely popular among corporates, boasting Heinz, SanDisk and the pop group Take That as some of its users.


The user interface for article creation might be more familiar to any web admin who has used a browser-based web server administration console, but its clear layout is popular with website editors.


TinyCMS


There is every chance that the solutions listed previously could be complete overkill for what your website is trying to achieve. Sprawling SQL databases and endless pages of active server-side code could be sitting redundant if all you need to do is display a few useful pages with the odd bit of functional eye candy, which is where TinyCMS comes in.


content management system


Ideal for small sites and for keeping things simple, TinyCMS uses the TinyMCE article submission tool and a few PHP files to create the website. There is no database, meaning that once the pages are cached on the server they should open pretty quickly.


Full details and a demo can be found at TinyCMS.


Conclusion


If you're reading this looking for a good reason to choose a particular CMS platform over another, then your best bet is to hit each of the links above and either download the software and install it to your server or find the demo version (these tend to exist on most CMS developer websites).


There are various things you should consider when choosing a content management system, and these are all informed by your own expectations, your aims and the purpose of the website. Simply choosing one and using it without being aware of how you will use could waste a lot of time.


Do you have any favourites among this list? Is there a particular CMS that you felt should be included with these? Let us know, as well as your reasons for suggesting.











7 Apps That Every Coffee Lover Should Own [iOS]

coffee apps for iphoneAlmost everyone loves coffee. It helps us get going in the morning when we do not feel like getting out of bed. In fact, I am sitting at my desk sipping on a cup to help me wake up and write this article about coffee. Some days I wonder how I would get through the day without my fix of caffeine. As an added bonus, a quality cup of coffee tastes amazing. It is a drink that tastes great and gives you energy; what more could you ask for?


Of course, if you want to expand your coffee enjoying experience, there are plenty of cool coffee apps for iPhone. There are apps to help you make coffee, find places to buy coffee and even create beautiful works of art about coffee. I have worked out a list of the some of the coolest iPhone apps for coffee lovers. With these apps, you will be ready to take the coffee world by storm!


Starbucks, Free


coffee apps for iphone


If you are a frequent Starbucks visitor, you need this application on your iPhone. It allows you to create drinks, see the menu, check your Starbucks card balance, send gift cards, find stores in your area, and so much more. You can even fire up the app and apply for a job at your local Starbucks!


eXpresso Lite, Free And Pro $0.99


coffee apps iphone


This is an awesome app for making your ordering process go a little quicker at Starbucks or many other coffee shops. It allows you to build your drink in the application and then simply show it to the barista. It speaks their language, so they will be able to look at it and know exactly how to take your on-screen creation and put it in a cup for you to savor the deliciousness. The pro version provides a visual editor that is not in the free version.


Coffee Finder!, $0.99


coffee apps iphone


Coffee Finder is designed to find the closest place for you to get some coffee when you need your caffeine fix. It does not have any fancy bells and whistles, but when you are simply looking for a delicious hot drink, it gets the job done very effectively. If you are not a Starbucks fan, fear not, because this application searches for different kinds of coffee shops. Personally, I am a Dunkin Donuts fan, and it had no problem finding all the Dunkin Donuts in my area.


Coffee Cellar, $0.99


coffee apps iphone


This app is for the true coffee connoisseur. Its main purpose is to allow you to keep track of the coffee beans you have acquired from various locations. This way, you can refer back to the application and find out where you got a particularly amazing blend. You can take photos, leave notes and enter every piece of information you know about the blend for next time.


Affogato, $0.99


coffee apps for iphone


Affogato is a great app for people who wish to brew their own coffee, but are not interested in all the espresso-based drinks. It gives you names and definitions for lots of different coffees, and provides step-by-step instructions for creating your drink. It even tells you how the different brewing machines work. If you have ever wanted to expand your coffee knowledge, this is a necessary application.


Spro, $1.99


coffee apps for iphone


This app will turn you into a pro barista in no time. It has systematic instructions for creating all kinds of espresso-based drinks. Some of those drinks are complicated, and having a handy app that will tell you how to make them comes in handy. You can also have the application create a custom drink for you by choosing the ingredients you wish to have in it.


Art of Coffee, $2.99


coffee apps for iphone


Have you ever seen those awesome pictures where baristas create awesome art with the top of a coffee? Well this application will teach you how to create your very own coffee art. Of course, some talent will be required on your part to make it looks as good as the pictures, but if you have wanted to learn, this app is a great starting point!


Conclusion


With these applications, you will be a true king or queen of coffee. You will be able to find places to buy coffee, make your own delicious brews, and even turn your drinks into art. No one will be able to stop you from acquiring your caffeine in the most delicious way possible with these apps.


What are your favorite iPhone coffee apps? Let us know in the comments!


Image Credit: heart of coffee grains in hollow of the hand via Shutterstock