Gmail With Multiple POP Clients

I got a complain from email user that they did not receive email from some of their contact. I guessed it must be caused by spam filter in the mail server. I hosted company’s email at ISP. ISP’s webmail also did not have a Bulk folder, so email suspected as spam will be permanently deleted. Therefore I move all emails to GMail and use their Google Application service.

The problem came when I need to access email from several mail clients. They did not receive all messages, only a part of it. The solution can be achieved from help center. For a short, you just need to set POP username from: username@gmail.com to recent:username@gmail.com and set leave all messages in the server. “Recent:” prefix is to fetches the last 30 days of mail, regardless of whether it’s been sent to another POP client already.

That’s all. User now can check spam messages (what?) and download email using POP without problem.

Solved: Cannot Start Windows XP Firewall

In the first day at work after my long year end holiday, one of my client could not share his printer to the network, but his PC was noticable from the network. It also could not be pinged but it could ping other PC on the network.

The firt step I took was opening the Windows Firewall, but it gave me a notification that the firewall service was not activated and asked me to start it. I did it, but it gave me a warning that the service can not be started.

I found an easy solution from this forum. I just need to run this command:

netsh winsock reset

and then restart the PC.

Done.

That’s all. The problem was solved.

It’s Stupid, But It Works

I didn’t give up actually but I want to make everyone happy :D

I need to install a Music Player Daemon (MPD) for office server in order to play music while phone operator is transfering a phone call. It’s an Ubuntu server and I spent almost a week to get the MPD works but no result. This errors keep showing.

Nov 25 16:03 : Error opening alsa device “default”: No such file or directory
Nov 25 16:03 : problems opening audio device while playing “Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved.mp3”

I tried to play music using mplayer and it worked, so there should be no problem with any kind related with sound card driver.

I got pressure to get it worked soon and mplayer can not work on background (anyone?). So, instead of wasting my time and make everyone happy, I did this things.

  1. Login to windows server (remotely)
  2. Login to music server from windows server
  3. Play music continuously using mplayer
  4. Logout from Windows server while keeping my login to music server
  5. Done

Now the music is still playing, I have a lot of time to fix the MPD and everyone is happy.

LOL… :D

How To Change Hostname On Linux

I need to migrate my old database server (let say: intranet) to new server (intranet2). The software at the client was developed to be connected to server using hostname instead of IP address. I need to change the hostname of new server because I give it different hosname (of course it will causes a conflict if you have two machines with same name).

To change new server’s hostname from intranet2 to intranet, here are the steps:

  1. Login to Linux shell as root
  2. Run this command to change hostname

    hostname yournewhostname
    eg: hostname intranet (to change hostname to intranet)

  3. Edit hostname file to make sure that the hostname is set correctly when the server reboot

    Hostname file usually located at /etc/hostname

  4. Done

That’s all.

Can’t Connet To MySQL Server

I just finished to install an Ubuntu Server for office work. It will act as intranet web server and information system database. I used Apache (of course plus PHP) for web server and MySQL as database server.

Installation run well and I could browse MySQL database from phpMyAdmin. I added user who can connect remotely (anyhost) but I didn’t test it. The next day he complained me because he can not connect to MySQL due to an error (Error code: 2003).

If you can not connet to MySQL server as non root users either locally or remotely, it can be solved by editing MySQL configuration file (my.cnf) and comment out the following command:

skip_networking

bind-address = 127.0.0.1

* comment out means that you need to add # before commands.

Restart MySQL server to make it work.

That’s all.

DBX File Size Limit Problem

Outlook Express (which came with Windows XP and below) is an email client provided by Microsoft for Windows users. The Windows it self is sometime give you a headache, and OE can give you another problem.

From this site, OE has a maximum 2 GB of .DBX files. DBX files is a file of OE for each folder in OE, as shown on the picture. When DBX file size reaches 2 GB, OE may not receive emails. It will say that there is an unknown error, as usual :D

Outlook Express DBX file list
Outlook Express DBX file list

To solve the problem is easy.

  1. Change the name of the file: Inbox.DBX to Inbox 2.DBX
  2. Run send/receive command
  3. OE will receive new emails and create a new Inbox.DBX automatically
  4. Done

Now there are two INBOX folders: Inbox.DBX and Inbox 2.DBX. New emails will go to Inbox.DBX by default.

To avoid this problem in the future, you can setup mail rules (filter) to separate emails by sender. Or you can manually move old emails to new folder manually.

How To Fix WordPress 2.6 Missing Categories

A friend of mine got a problem with his newly upgrade WordPress (2.6.2) that is missing categories. The problem occured randomly. If the categories showed correctly and then he clicked it, there was no post assosiated (404 Not Found).

Thanks to Google. There are so many people faced the same problem and they have solutions also. Funponsel.com gave a quick solution to fix the problem.

You just need to run this query:

UPDATE wp_term_taxonomy,wp_terms SET wp_term_taxonomy.description = wp_terms.name WHERE wp_term_taxonomy.term_id = wp_terms.term_id

You may also check other solutions if the solution above is not working.

Blogging: To Blog or Paid Review?

I have been blogging since June 2006 and until know I have 3 blogs in different nice. The two is a personal blogs and the other one is actually a directory but using WordPress as its engine. I decided to monetize the last one buy placing a Google Adsense but the earning is too small. Therefore I start to offer a web development service for visitors and this service give me much money.

Last month I tried my opportunity in a blog monetizing by selling links or paid review, and in the beginning of this month I received my first payment from selling text links ads. The amount is small, but convinced me that there are a lot of opportunities in online business. Joined with a review broker, it gave me another online income.

What interested me is that there are a lot of Pageranked domains sold by domain broker for people who want to make money online by selling links ads or paid review. It is just like a shortcut to make money online by blogging only for online income.

There are (of course) differences between blogging for money only and blogging as a passion while online income is the way to keep you survive. Blog can be as a business, but do not forget for the core. If you focus only on how to make money online without keeping your passion on blogging, then you just only have paid review posts on your blog. You got the money but not readers and ownerships.

Blogging is not only for paid review. Blogging is to share. If your blog only just to post paid reviews, just start to think this again. You may go on and start adding “value” in your blog post.

How about you?

Free WordPress Theme: Jalan Lurus

Here is another free WordPress theme from Jauhari. In the month of Ramadhan when people share more, Jalan Lurus theme is released. It is the first one column theme (also the first black) created by Jauhari.

Jalan Lurus

The contrast between black background and light text should give your user much more reading experience on your blog. This theme is widget ready to ease you in arranging widget and control your content layout. Custom header image is also available as well as extra footer. Along with Jalan Lurus theme release, you can also download plugins required to run it.

More information about it can be found in Jalan Lurus theme page or click here to see it in action.

Happy changing your blog theme :D

Audio and Video Converter From Blaze Media Pro

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Blaze Media Logo

There are a lot of multimedia file types available and sometime you need to convert from one type to another. It can be a hard job if you have no all in one converter software. Blaze Media Pro offers a new product that is all in one audio and video converter.

Audio converter is a tool to convert any type of audio files into other type. Let say you have your favorite songs in an audio CD and willing to play them in your MP3 player. You need to convert from audio CD to MP3 format. The all in one converter software from Blaze Media Pro allow you to convert CD, MP3, OGG, WMA, MIDI, WAV and also compress MP3 and WAV files.

Video converteris needed to convert any type of video files. The conversion is done to get a video format that suite with your need. For example maybe you want to convert flash movie into VCD or DVD so you can play it on your VCD or DVD player. The software from Blaze Media Pro can handle this kind of job. Continue reading “Audio and Video Converter From Blaze Media Pro”

Web Hosting by PickaWeb

Blogging in a free blog hosting provider is an option for you who have no budget to buy  your own domain and a hosting space. I had my blog runs in a free blog server and now it has Pagerank of 4. As you know that you can monetize your pageranked blog by selling links or for paid review.s I lost that opportunity because of the TOS (term of service) of the provider states that I can not monetize my blog if using their free service.

If you have a vision about your blog as well as its future, you should consider about having your own domain name and hosting space. Domain name and hosting space are cheap now so you do not need a lot of money just to start your own blog. The next question is where to buy domain and hosting. Continue reading “Web Hosting by PickaWeb”

How To Choose Web Hosting?

Choosing web hosting is not easy because there a lot of web hosting providers available on the net. The offer web many products and services with different price. A package in company A maybe the same as company B has, but in different price. One is cheaper.

In order to find the right web hosting, here is the checklist:

  • Prices
    You should find web hosting which suite with your budget. If none available, try to increase your budget :D
  • Quality of service
    You should concern about quality. Your website must have no downtime. You can search users’ testimonials on the net. The quality also determined by the quality of network and the server hardware.
  • Customer Support
    Everyone wants to be special. You as a customer should be handled well by the company. If you have a problem with your account, then customer support is the one you should contact. Good customer supports a good point for a company.
  • Company reputation
    How long the company have runs the business also effect on their experience on handling services to customers. New companies maybe have a good reputation also or maybe you want to give them a chance.
  • Company location
    Actually there is no problem to choose a web hosting that far away from you. The problem occurs when you need to make a phone call  conversation. Long distance phone call will cost you much.
  • What people are saying
    What people says about the company is another thing you should consider. Even there are true in fact or not, but it will help you to decide to order or not.

That’s all my list. Customer are sharing their experience now. Try to find much information on the net to help you decide before you buy.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney

Driving under influence of alcohol sometime can not be denied if you have a “great” party, therefore you should aware about it. Do not to drive if you drunk. If you need to go home, call a taxi or someone to take you home.

Sometime you are not realize that you are drunk :D and still insist to go home alone (poor you for not having a friend to go with). If you get caught by a police in Los Angeles because you are driving in the influence of alcohol, then you need to ask for a help from Los Angeles DUI Attorney. They are specialize in defending DUI cases in Los Angeles Superior Courts including in the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley, Pasadena, Metro Court on 1945 S.

What about if you get accused in California? There is a Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers in California which is able to defense you.

Choosing WordPress Theme that Fit on You

A week ago, I had been looking for Free WordPress Themes that fit on my need. Of course if I have a bunch of money I can hire a WordPress theme designer like Jauhari :D . He released so many free WordPress themes and available for custom theme jobs.

I spent hours to find WordPress theme that close to my need so I do not need to spend time to custom it. It  was not easy to choose the best one. If you see many themes, you may not choose one of them because the next maybe better then the previous one.

Here are some points to check to choose a WordPress Theme that is closer with your need.

COLOR

Color scheme is the very first thing you should consider before deciding to pick a WordPress theme. Why? Because it has a lot of role on the design. If you want to custom a color, then you have to adjust many other colors including images.

LAYOUT/COLUMN

Layout or column also need an extra work if you want to custom it. Changing the size of sidebar and move the position need specific calculation in order to make it still accessible by many browsers. Continue reading “Choosing WordPress Theme that Fit on You”

Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles

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Kelawyers Logo

I believe you never dream about being arrested for crime you do not do, but you do not know when you are unluckily facing it. If you get charges in LA for a crime, then you need Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles. They are composed of well experienced lawyers that specialize in all criminal and DUI (driving under influence of alcohol) matters.

They have experience at any types of cases like Sex Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Federal Crimes, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes Crimes, and Theft Crimes. They also had known as Felony, Misdemeanor Lawyers in California.