Category: Tips and Tricks

  • Deep dive into new tax regime of Budget 2020

    Budget 2020 is a mixed bag and for the first time it provides the option to choose your tax slab. You have two slabs to choose from. The well understood old one and the new one. New one offers lower tax slabs but without any deductions (except for select few like 80CCD(2)). There is nothing […]

  • Fix very low call volume on OnePlus 3

    I recently faced this issue after a recent update on my OnePlus 3. The guide at – http://innov8tiv.com/fix-low-call-volume-oneplus-3t-calls/ is pretty good. However, the “Safe Mode” test failed for me, then next steps was clean with toothbrush. I was very much convinced that my ear piece was pretty clean and anyway I wiped it with cloth many […]

  • Tracing $scope events in AngularJS

    Scope events in AngularJs is very powerful and useful in connecting disparate modules and directives. However, in a complex application things could become complicated and it would become hard to trace which event is triggered when and who act on those events. I wrote a simple event tracer which displays a floating div with logs […]

  • Using pinned self-signed SSL certificate with Android Volley

    Recently for one of my Android apps I wanted to use a self-signed certificate on the server-side. However, if you try to connect to such a server with default settings, the connection is going to be refused. This is because it has been signed by you (your server domain), and ‘you’ is not trusted by […]

  • Securing the WordPress Login page

    Of late I have seen quite a lot of brute force attempts to login into the admin account of this blog. The source IPs are wide and varied, ranging from Istanbul, Germany, Greece, US and more. In fact according to ArsTechnica article this has been happening for sometime now on a huge scale. I see a […]

  • Process to get new LPG gas connection

    There are no silver bullets but it is better to know the process to avoid harassment. I recently got Indane LPG gas after making rounds of their office for about a month. Most of these was due to the lack of info. SO, here you go. First step is you need to get the KYC […]