Amazon had announced Lightsail as an addition to the Compute lineup of services back in 2016 but not many developers are aware of it as the Elastic Compute Cloud – EC2 is more popular. Not only is EC2 more popular, it could feel complex and overwhelming for some developers who are used to traditional infrastructure or new to the scene.
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I have always been amazed by how large and diverse our planet is. Considering we are all stuck at home since the beginning of the pandemic, feels good to get glimpse of some new places on earth within the browser itself without having to waste time.
Get the Google Chrome extension here
Each time I visit the Silicon Valley of India – Bangalore, I meet new people get new ideas and not to forget discovering great food.
This is the very similar to my experience in the original Silicon Valley in California USA also known as Bay Area.
Linux on a Nokia phone . What a beautiful device. One of the best mobile devices I have got a chance to use recently.
I love my MacBook although it’s a bit slow and has a smaller screen.
Its so cool because it is light on my back when carried around .. not 4+ kilos like my old HP Pavillion
Battery lasts for 4-5 hrs . Brightness of the screen has a direct impact on battery life .
I have converted it into a Desktop by connecting a Apple wired keyboard and Logitech wireless mouse ..
The best part is the 24 inch Dell monitor ..
For all of you who want a Mac desktop which can be carried around easily , this is a good solution ..
Mac Mini is cool and cheaper but its useless without a display.
There is often a misconception that Mac is just about usability and Graphics but the command line (Terminal ) in Mac OS is very similar to Linux. In fact Mac OS to built on top of BSD Unix
I just love it
You can work on any Linux web server over SSH natively.
Putty sucks big time compared to the Mac command line
Recently I was playing with the Linux command line and I was testing out a script which I was interested in.
I ran a wget command and download the file to the server and then extracted it using unzip
But the worst part is that the after the extraction I ran a mv command to move the files to root directory
And the command replaced the sites’ index.php .htaccess and robots.txt
I did not bother for a couple of days until I figure out that the site is not working as the main index file is broken and also google and other search engines started deindexing the site as the URLs were broken and worst part is that robots.txt had a Dissallow * line
Its a Very painful mistake both for me and the site ..
So the lesson learnt is that Never try out new things / change files on a live site without prior testing even if your confident enough ..
Such mistakes can cause irreversible damage to the site and might take days / month to discover ( glad I found in 2 days )
So having a Local , Dev or Staging environment .. even on same server or machine would make a HUGE difference in such calamities
Daily backups were disabled for this site as its small one .. and the weekly backup was taking ages to extract
Only the host Servint saved us from this disaster .. they restored the files needed from a recent backup and we were back on track.
We had about 10hrs of downtime due to this negligence .. Unforgivable !
Varun Gandhi and the controversy surrounding him is making my name famous LOL !
I m seeing a downtrend in the no of people asking me repeat my name wherever I talk be it over phone or in person.
Varun has become very popular over the last few days/
But I was upset when I saw the ticker on a famous news channel ” Varun goes to Jail “
Time for a name change ?
After SearchCamp.in, the Facebook Developer Garage is all set to happen in Chennai.
Well its the first Facebook Developer Garage to happen in the city.
TKF or Knowledge Foundation in which organizes all the great events in the city including SearchCamp, BlogCamp, WikiCamp and MoMo is organizing this workshop along with Social Media
Photon Infotech Private Limited
(Right next to Arvind Theatre)
No. 2/102, Photon Towers,
Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Karapakkam, Chennai – 600096
Photon on Google map
Sunday, the 15th March 2009. 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
The Knowledge Foundation, Social Media Group & Business Blogging
Head over to the event page to register
I am back in India after spending a good time in Uncle Sam’s Country
It was a great place indeed, It was fun meeting new people and being there.
But home is home and India is the best place whatever it is!