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What Does MY Birth Date Mean?

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Your Birthdate: February 25

You excel at anything difficult or high tech.
In other words, you’re a total (brilliant) geek.
It’s difficult for you to find people worth spending time with.
Which is probably why you’ll take over the world with your evil robots!

Your strength: Your unfailing logic
Your weakness: Loving machines more than people
Your power color: Tan
Your power symbol: Pi
Your power month: July

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

PS – I agree i was getting bored


Written by Ankur

May 28, 2007 at 1:55 am

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Using GPRS with Ubuntu without Bluetooth on Airtel

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Well i know you wont be interested in using GPRS for connecting to net as it offers a download speed of 5KB/s instead of your broadband connection, but it can be of great help when you are traveling or when you dont have a broadband like me ( special thanks to BSNL for that).

I wanted to install Amarok on my newly installed Ubuntu 7.04 so i needed a net connection for that there were a hell lot of dependency as Amarok is basicly a KDE application. so my hunt began for a way to connect my Nokia 3250 with Airtel MobileOffice to it. I found a hell lot of sites upon searching for it but all of them required me to download some or other package for which i needed a net connection lol, but then on i finally found a way to configure it without any extra package just the default Ubuntu Install and guess what it works with all Linux systems (it was originally posted for Fedora). So here is what to do

First:- check the VID and PID of your phone, To do this simpily connect your phone in PcSuit mode through the USB cable provided then type in terminal

to get the output somewhat like this

ankur@ankur-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0421:042d Nokia Mobile Phones
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Notice the ID 0421:042d Nokia Mobile Phones here 421 is the VID and 42d is the PID replace them with what is shown in your case below. Now run the command
sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x(vid) product=0x(pid)

Like “sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x421 product=0x42d” in my case

then run the following command
wvdialconf create

To get the following output
ankur@ankur-desktop:~$ sudo wvdialconf create
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
Port Scan: S0 S1 S2 S3
WvModem: Cannot get information for serial port.
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
ttyACM0: Modem Identifier: ATI -- Nokia
ttyACM0: Speed 4800: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 19200: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 230400: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Speed 460800: AT -- OK
ttyACM0: Max speed is 460800; that should be safe.
ttyACM0: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
Found an USB modem on /dev/ttyACM0.
Modem configuration written to create.
ttyACM0: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"

This shows that a modem is connected at /dev/ttyACM0, Now substitute this at (your modem) in the script below
Enter the command
sudo gedit etc/wvdial.conf

delete any thing already written there and place this in that
[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = (your modem)
Baud = 230400
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = *99***1#
Username = A
Password = B
Stupid Mode = 1

All done now to connect open terminal and type sudo wvdial and you are connected with the following outputankur@ankur-desktop:~$ sudo wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.56
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99***1#
--> Waiting for carrier.
~[7f]}#@!}!} } }2}#}$@#}!}$}%\}"}&} }*} } g}%~
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Sat May 26 23:56:24 2007
--> Pid of pppd: 5682
--> Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> local IP address
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> remote IP address
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> primary DNS address
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
--> secondary DNS address
--> pppd: �[06][06][08]` [06][08]
To disconnect press Ctrl+C. Enjoy

Written by Ankur

May 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Linux, Special, Stuff

Domain At Last-

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So finally got a domain well i was thinking about getting one from a long time and here i have it, i was thinking about but someone had already registered it and i was too lazy to contact that person for that domain so i decided for and here it is. I am currently forwarding to will buy hosting space as and when i feel like i need it and yes my E-mail ID is ankur[at] so till then hurray

PS- Thankx to Sachit for helping me buying a domain and if you want yours contact me.

Written by Ankur

May 25, 2007 at 4:27 pm

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Get Kalam Back

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Do you think Dr A P J Abdul Kalam should continue as the President of India for a second term?
If you want him to continue, then register to vote.

Political parties are consulting on the candidates for the post of President of India. President Kalam’s term of Presidency expires in July which means a new President would have to be elected by then. The electoral collegium comprises members of both Houses of Parliament and legislative assemblies including those of Delhi and Puducherry have a big role to play.
Currently other names are being discussed for the post of Presidency.

Here’s a chance for all of us to tell Hon. President – “we want you back for the second term.”
President Kalam has consistently spoken about a Vision for India by the year 2020 and has enumerated ways and means to achieve it. It is within our reach to send the Message to the electoral college.

YOUR VOTE MATTERS. You can bring a change. Make a beginning by voting.

GO TO to vote

Written by Ankur

May 21, 2007 at 3:21 am

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LinuxBIOS with X Server Inside

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Found The Video On YouTube

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May 10, 2007 at 2:48 am

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iPhone India Edition

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Special Features:
Miss-call Management Service Integrated allows you to make calls to friends without giving them a milli-second to pick up your call.

Irritating Ringtone Killer allows you drain the battery of the offending phones in your area.

Misleading Voice Message Generator plays auto generated voice messages to your boss/parents/wife leading them to think that your phone is busy or out of coverage area.

Gutter & Pothole Manouevering System gives you updated reports on the size, depth and physical state of gutters and potholes on your way to work.

Emergency Feign Death Mode is activated automatically once a user in your STL (Suspicious Tresspasser List) like your dad or mom attempts to access the recent call history or some private folders.

Replace Current Wallpaper with Wife’s Photo mode is well, self-explanatory.

Bulk Conversion of all Pirated Windows Softwares is included considering public demand.

Note: Requests to imprint the price of the phone on the back will be considered in the next release.


Written by Ankur

May 9, 2007 at 4:21 pm

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10 Thngs we HATE about Apple

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Written by Ankur

May 8, 2007 at 1:31 am

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