BackRub: The former Google

Today I sumbled upon this site – Backrub is the former name of Google. On that site you will find an archive of pages from the earliest days of Google. So goto and have a view at the giant’s past. 😀

Get the Wikipedia database!

Wikipedia, possibly world’s largest encyclopedia. It has over 2 million articles. I sometimes shudder at the thought that someday (maybe) if (for some reason) Wikipedia shuts down then what will happen to vast amount of data we have now! Surely, this hears like a dooms day, which we assume it will never ever happen. I […]

magic_shutdown: Shutdown computer remotely using Magic Packet

The title says it all. If you don’t know what a Magic Packet is then read here. Below is the code of a shell script (I call magic_shutdown) that uses tcpdump to listen for Magic Packets. When it receives on then the shell script verifies its content to make sure that this packet was meant […]

Turn on (power on) your computer remotely

I was scanning the net today for ways to turn on any computer remotely. The solution I stumbled upon was Wake-On-LAN (WOL). (Read more) What’s more good, is that most of the computers sold today support this feature. To know if your system supports this feature or not run the following command sudo ethtool eth0 […]

I am a Nerd!!!

A few months back I came across a blog post “The Nerd Handbook” (read here). While reading it I felt as if it was about me. I always thought about myself to be very different, but now I know, I am just one of the many nerds. Its so intriguing that the author of the […]

autoWallChange: Automatically changes wallpaper

About the script This is a KDE (may not work in KDE 4) only shell script which changes wallpaper every few minutes as set by you. KDE too has a built-in feature to change wallpaper but it has few limitations:- It doesn’t show pictures within the sub-directories of the given path. It applies the same […]