18 February, 2008

Password Management

You know what I use? Firefox’s password master utility, on my personal computer of course. And I NEVER store any password related to bank, credit card, PayPal.

Another trick I use is just a portable USB drive with portable Firefox installed, again with the master password feature. The master password is changed frequently, and all pop-ups are disabled. I also run an antivirus, ClamWim Portable, straight of the USB, whenever I use the USB drive. No way do I want a virus to load while I’m browsing.

Just learn to use usernames and passwords properly. For instance, I organize my usernames based on tiers of importance. The most important tier, the $$$ section, has just 1-3 usernames and the toughest passwords. Lesser tiers, such as the newspapers and sites I read on the net, have 1-2 usernames and maybe 1-2 passwords, because I’m not as worried about those.

What I am worried is any “roboform” application that fills everything for you.

Other PAssword Managment Alternatives

OpenID is an identity system that allows you to have one username and one password for multiple sites. Your username is an URL. The password is whatever you choose (and like all paswords you should keep it secret). There are several different configurations that you can use to have an OpenID
  • You can use an OpenID service provider and use the provided URL on their domain (e.g. yourname.vox.com)
  • You can run your own OpenID server on your own server with your own domain (e.g. yourname.com)
  • You can use a hosted OpenID service with your own domain (e.g. yourname.com). Learn how for your site or blog .)

what’s the best way to manage your user ID’s and passwords online? Of course you can just store passwords in your browser, use the same user name when it’s available so it’s easy to remember, and cross your fingers that it will all stay safe. Or you could try some of the password management tools like PasswordSafe, PassVault Password Manager, or RoboForm.

On the Mac OS X side, 1Passwd is a great choice and is very similar to RoboForm on the PC side.

30 January, 2008

Fixing firefox speed problem

Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

19 January, 2008

Started Again

It has been almost two years to live without. I've promised to my little kiddo that it will never happen again but i defeated.

I've started smoking again.

May be amount will be less from past. May be numbers go down. May be some friends feel good because i can mixup with them while discussion and creative works....

But, still fact is fact...

24 June, 2007

Do Not Disturb List Of India

List of "Do Not Disturb Call Registration" Sites / Forms / Webpage to avoid unsolicited Calls, SMS or E-mails from Telemarketers or company itself. Here we are providing URL's of respective companies official websites. Comment for addition or modification of links.

Banks and Credit Card Companies - Do Not Disturb / Call Registration Forms

ABN Amro India
American Express India
Andhra Bank
Bank of Rajasthan
Bank of Baroda BobCard
Bank of India
Canara Bank and CanCard
Centurion Bank of Punjab
Citibank India
HSBC India
ING Vysya Bank
SBI Credit Card
Standard Chartered Bank
UTI Bank and Credit Card
Yes Bank

Mobile and Telecom Companies - Do Not Call / Disturb Registration Forms

Bharti Airtel
BPL Mobile
Idea Cellular
MTNL Delhi
MTNL Mumbai
Reliance Mobile
Tata Indicom Mobile
Spice Telecom Punjab
Spice Telecom Karnataka
Aircel Chennai
Aircel - Tamilnadu

Other Usefull Links related with same

A site dedicated to DND Links

25 February, 2007


Ek Aise Samay Mein
Door Bahut Door Hoon
Jab Hona Tha
Kareeb, Sabse Kareeb.

Woh Lamhe Jo Apne The
Sapney Ban Kar Danste Hain
Saans Saans Mein Baste Hain
Saans Saans Mein Fanste Hain.

Jalte Bujhte Ye Lamhe
Maaji Se Rishta Jodenge
Khamosh Kadwi Raatoo Mein
Til-Til Mujhko Todenge.

Paas Bahut Paas Is Dum
Mehsoos Karna Tha Tumko
Mushkil Hai Aise Aalam Mein
Sambhalna, Sambhaalna Khud Ko.

Janma Din Mubarak Ho.