9 little known but quite useful and productive features of google+

creating a poll in google+

Google Plus (Google+) is a late entrant into the social media universe and it recently turned 5. Many have written off Google+ as one of the failures when it comes to social media engagement. However it still boasts of several millions of daily users and still is a vibrant community. I think that despite the lack users and recognition, it…

11 simple rsync examples that you can use to be more productive

rsync examples in linux

If you have been working with Linux for any amount of time, you must be familiar with the rsync command utility. rsync is a very powerful tool that allows you to synchronize files between two locations, even remote locations over the network. It is a very powerful file transfer tool with definite advantages over any other copy programs. The generic…

seo: how to find the total page size of a webpage

chrome developer tools

As you start to optimize your webpage, the first and foremost thing you probably want to know is the current total page size. This is the starting point of almost all web page optimization. The total page size is an indicator of many things, especially the rendering time of the webpage. In most cases, you want to render the webpage…

the paris martini cocktail recipe…yet another cocktail from paris

paris martini

This is yet another drink named after the city of Paris. The drink is ever so slightly on the sweeter side, but is still refreshing. The base spirit is Gin and the sweetness comes from the Creme de Cassis. Creme de Cassis is liqueur made from red currants. It is sweet and deep dark red in color. The original recipe…

12 useful bash aliases that you can make you more productive in linux

bash aliases in linux

Aliases is one of the most useful features of Linux command shells. You probably end up using the same commands over and over on a daily basis. This is true if you use the command line for almost everything. You can use bash aliases (if you use bash) or shell aliases to make these every day tasks easier to execute. Most of…

how to show or display hidden files in linux

midnight commander files options

In Linux, as you should already know, there is the concept of hidden files and hidden folders. It is not exactly hidden in the literal sense, but all that means is that the file managers and file system utilities will not display these types of files by default. The hidden file concept is not a security feature and it does not…

how to schedule and run a command without cron in linux

while sleep job

In Linux and Unix systems, you can schedule any command or program to run at definite intervals (or at pre-defined times) using the job scheduler framework. The most popular job-scheduling utility is cron, and the jobs run are commonly referred to as the cron jobs. Sometimes, you want to run the job only for a small amount of time (or just for…

the tequila gimlet recipe…a variation of gin gimlet

gimlet with tequila

A Gimlet is usually associated with Gin. The Gin Gimlet is considered to be the traditional gimlet and it uses Gin as the base spirit. A Tequila Gimlet is a variation of the Gin Gimlet and as the name suggests uses Tequila as the base spirit instead of the Gin. Some recipes call for fresh lemon juice in addition to the…

how to split a file into multiple files in linux

split files in linux

Quite often you encounter files, usually text files that are just too big to handle. Various file operations such as even opening these files in a text editor can eat into the memory of the machine making it sluggish. It also makes searching and other text processing inside the files even more time and resource consuming. A good example of…

2 simple ways to set a target for your click-thru rates in google adwords

click thru rate in adwords

When working with Google Adwords, one of the common questions that you hear is what is a good ctr for my campaign? Unfortunately, there is really no correct answer for this, as it depends very much on a lot of different factors and some of which are outside your direct control. The Click-thru Rate or CTR depends on the product…

9 manhattan cocktail variations that everybody should know

Paris Manhattan cocktail

The Manhattan drink or martini is probably one of the most popular and well known drinks. It is considered one of the basic drinks according to the classic cocktail book The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury. There are several accounts of the drink dating back to the 19th century. The most popular legend about the drink places…