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Love Story – Francis Lai

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A song I was looking from ages, have fun

Introducing: Twitter Diva

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Twitter Diva is just an alias I have given to someone I don’t even know yet

Things I can tell:
1) She is a blogger
2) She uses twitter
3) She is not on my Following Or Followers list (yet)
4) I may or may not have mentioned her ever

Now obviously some would be saying “whaaaaaa? what kind of intro is that!!” but seriously If you know me, you will be thankful that I actually have shared this publicly

Anyways, See you guys later,
-Salman

Crime Credit

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<Wizard> I met a guy who was jailed in US for 18 years
<lameKid> woah what did he do?
<Wizard> Nothing :d
<lameKid> huh?
<Wizard> yeah nothing, he was innocent and he was released after his innocence was proved
<lameKid> but he lost 18 years!!
<Wizard> that’s what I said, I asked him what are you going to do now
<Wizard> he said nothing
<Wizard> I’m like huh! let me tell you this if I do 18 years in jail for something I didn’t do
<Wizard> when I get out I am going to do something!
<Wizard> that’s 18 years credit
<Wizard> I have already done the time now it’s time to do the crime
<Wizard> I gotta crime credit card, I am gonna go commit crime and swipe *zoop*
<Wizard> Give me your money old lady *zoop* that’s right I am not wearing a mask
<Wizard> tell them it was me the credit card bandit
<Wizard> I’ll be back in court next day the judge will say
<Wizard> “it says here you robbed an old lady, that’s 4 year”
<Wizard> I say yeah that’s 4 year just take them off my card, now I got 14 left
<Wizard> now hurry I have a lot more stuff to do banks to rob, whores to pimp, crack to sell
<Wizard> I told you I didn’t did anything in the first place
<Wizard> you know what *bam* here 1 year for hitting an officer on duty, *zoop*
<Wizard> and don’t let me use rest of this card up here in this court
<StoryTeller> Wizard Dude you should really cut down on caffeine
<lameKid> lol

Original joke by: Ian Edwards

My super-awesome introduction :P

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*coughs* takes the dice *coughs again*

*takes a deep breath*

Hi
*eery mic feedback*

I am [someone from crowd coughs: *cough-luhser-cough*]
*takes a deep breath again*

I am Salman Mehmood I I *stammers*  blaag at [spells out]http://[/spells]blog.skdev.net

I’m *coughs* aaaa *thinking to run away quickly* I’m aaa .php mysql developer and I work for a [pronounciation desified]YouEss[/pronounce] based firm
*quickly gulps down half glass of water*

I’m uhhhhhhhhhhh *long pause*

*runs off the stage while almost whispering*: Thank you

Aik Dua

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Aye maire rab Pakistan ko nijaat dila

Zalimon ke zulm se,
Jaahilon ke Jahal se,
Kaafron ke Kufr se,
Munafiqon ke Jhoot se,
Makaron ki Makari se,
Qarz ki nahoosat se,
Shirk ki Inteha se,
Walwalon ki kami se,
Jawanon ki Neend se

Pakistan ko nijaat dila, Pakistan ko nijaat dila

Celebrating Dual Birthday’s Today

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How to reset wordpress admin password

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I am sure there are many ways to do this, but I am going to tell you the one I use, first let me tell you why I suddenly thought about writing this, if you don’t want to find that out please click here (or scroll down) to go directly to read my own preferred way of resetting wordpress admin password by using a simple PHP script

I found this PakBlogger.Com post on How To Reset WordPress Admin Password Via phpMyAdmin It was shared by Awais Naseer of The Gadgets — one of the very few people who I found interesting enough to stalk using my PC & twitter account I thought I should post my comments there but then I realized I could use my own blog to post a correction Why? Oh well for obvious reasons that you all have guessed by now 😛

It’s a very good post, but there is one thing that can be changed to make it even more simple (it reduces one complete step AND a tab) okay let me quote that part first:

Now open a new tab in your browser and go to MD5 hash and write a password and encrypt that to MD5 hash

Step 5: Now copy this encrypted form and in .phpMyAdmin check the box beside your username and click on the pencil icon to edit the entry and replace the password with newly generated md5hash password that you copied

Click on Go to save the changes and you new password is set

Okay now please check the two images I have posted below (click to magnify):
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If you follow that step you won’t have to go to any other site to encrypt your password There is no problem with using 3rd party site for that but why use something when you really don’t have too?

My Preferred Way to Reset WP Admin Password:

Well this was for people who have access to .phpMyAdmin, what if you don’t have access to .phpMyAdmin? What if your access is limited to just FTP? I had that problem recently when I was trying to setup a blog at DaCoolSiteCom, a site that I created to raise funds for my awareness campaign “Thalassemia Free Pakistan

Well here is the solution for them:

Step 1: (Screenshot)
Download this file “WordPress: Reset Admin Password Script“, Extract & Upload it in your WordPress directory (it must share the same folder with wp-config.php)

Step 2): (Screenshot)
Open it in your browser (ex: http://yoursitecom/wordpress/reset_pass.php)

Step 3): (Screenshot)
Click on your Username, enter a new password and click submit, your password is updated You can login with your new password now

Step 4): (Screenshot)
For security reasons it is advised to either delete OR rename reset_pass.php on your server

It can’t get simpler than that, no?
-Salman

Google Chrome Super Cool Experiments

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When Google Chrome launched last September, it included a powerful JavaScript engine, V8, which was built to make the next generation of web applications perform faster in the browser In the past few months, we’ve reached out to more than a dozen developers and designers to experiment with V8 and to find new and fun uses for JavaScript We worked with REAS, Mr Doob, Ryan Alexander, Josh Nimoy, Mark Mahoney, and Toxi, among others

The results of their experimentation have been great, with each project turning the browser window into an interactive application, a game, or even a piece of art Whether you’re a casual web surfer or an advanced JavaScript developer, we think you’ll appreciate what they’ve achieved

Here’s a preview of what they have built:

Take a look for yourself at Chrome Experiments Although you don’t need Google Chrome to view the site, some of the experiments may run slower, or incorrectly, in older browsers To download Google Chrome, click here

Naturally, we’re looking for more experiments We will update the site regularly and promote the best projects as Featured Experiments So, if you have an idea for a web browser experiment, please build it, make it sparkle, and submit it

We’ll be highlighting more experiments and holding sessions on Google Chrome at Google I/O on May 27 – 28 in San Francisco

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/chrome-experiments-are-here.html

I want to make money from home

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Many people ask me about how do I get work, where do I find work, and how can they earn from home, so I will try to answer them in this post, First let me tell you about myself:

I used to find/get work from RAC (RentaCoder.Com), I did my first project on RAC back in September 2005, I got only one dollar from that project (I actually submitted 4$ as the bid amount, but RAC deducted 3$ of their ‘fees’)

Well, after that project I did some more tiny project for 10$, 15$, 20$, once I had good rankings and testimonials I started submitting bids on bigger projects, then I got projects for as low as 90$ and as high as 600$

In September 2006, Two of my frequent clients on RAC contacted me outside RAC and we started working outside RAC Since then I have only done 4-6 projects on RAC You can click here to see my RAC profile

Right now I have a permanent job at DirectorsAdvantage one of the clients I found & worked with on RAC I was working with him as a free-lancer since July 2006, and as a full-time employee since October 2008

Oh I forgot to say that I am a PHP/mySQL Web-Developer from Karachi, Pakistan

So that was about me, now for you guys I don’t know many ways to earn from home, or even if I do know some I am not sure if they work or how they work So I am going to write about the things that I have tried myself and have succeeded

  1. Rent a Coder, the one I talked above, this was the most successful one I will write a detailed post about who can use RAC and how to use RAC next (after this one I mean)
  2. Blogging, I had very little luck with this, but then again I have not tried sincerely enough ;d (Read Light Within blog for more info)
  3. Entertainment Website, Maybe the most difficult, I have not earned myself much from entertainment websites But I know people who are earning from them I have worked with ApniISP so I know the basics You just have to give the freshest hottest content before everyone else Keep updated with the news, something’s happening like Prime Minister Gilani’s Speech, Upload it first on your site, and share it quickly using Twitter, Facebook, DIGG etc, Some cool new song just got released? You already have the video? oh wow UPLOAD

I have only tried these three, but seriously speaking if you have some skills that can be used on projects available at RAC, you should go with that it’s way easier to earn by doing what you already know, and then again Blogs OR Websites can be created and kept updated in your leisure time You can give it 2 to 3 hours (or even more) daily no?

Please stay tuned to find out what you need to know to work with RentACoder, and I will also write about a few things about RAC that I learned ‘the hard way’ (by losing real money I mean)

Comments & Feedback will be highly appreciated and will also motivate me to write on this subject more

-Salman

(Please note: I am not affiliated with Rent A Coder, I have used their serviecs as a coder only, and I will not be getting any benefit by sending you guys to Rent A Coder except for maybe some duayen from people who will find it very useful and fruitful)

Google Adsense is weird

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Okay, so a friend of mine submitted Google Adsense application few days ago It got rejected and here was the email he received from Google:

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Thank you for your interest in Google ffffcc;">AdSense Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we’re unable to accept you into Google
ffffcc;">AdSense at this time

We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below

Issues:

– Account information incorrect or not provided

———————

Further detail:

Incomplete name provided: We’ve found that you have provided only one
name in your application In the ‘Payee Name’ field of the application,
individual accounts must provide a full first and last name, and
business accounts are required to supply a company name

———————

For a complete list of ffffcc;">AdSense criteria, please visit:

365452;" href="https://www.google.com/adsense/policies?hl=en_US" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/ffffcc;">adsense/policies?hl=en_US

365452;" href="https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?rc=PK&ce=1&hl=en_US" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/ffffcc;">adsense/localized-terms?rc=PK&ce=1&hl=en_US

To update and resubmit your application, please visit
365452;" href="https://www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_US" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/ffffcc;">adsense?hl=en_US and sign in using the email
address and password you submitted with your application Our
specialists will review your account for compliance with our program
policies, so please make sure to resolve all of the issues listed above
before resubmitting

Please contact us at 365452;" href="mailto:adsense-support@google.com">ffffcc;">adsense-support@google.com if you have any
questions

Sincerely,

The Google ffffcc;">AdSense Team

Okay so he didn’t entered his full name correctly, cool No problem let’s fill it again it says:

“To update and resubmit your application, please visit 365452;" href="https://www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_US" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/ffffcc;">adsense?hl=en_US and sign in using the email address and password you submitted with your application”

Cool, we open https://google.com/adsense and try to login oh oh surprise surprise:

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It says:

Account Not Active

An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application For more information about your application, please review the message we sent to the email address you provided with your application

Return to AdSense home

So what to do now? oh yes the wonderful support pages, take a look at what it says:

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This helpful page is located here: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81904&sourceid=asos&subid=ww-ww-em-hc&medium=em

Well, then I tried there forums, at least 9 people have said in these two threads that they are having the same problem:

Well I then decided to reply to the email id they had provided in the original email from them:

Subject: I want to re-submit, but can’t login
Hi,

You said that I should re-submit my application with full name,
I am trying to do that but adsense page says this:

Account Not Active
An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application For more information about your application, please review the message we sent to the email address you provided with your application

I have attached a screenshot, please help

Muhammad Fahad

Now I am hoping that I will get a reply soon and will me out of my misery
And I did get a reply almost instantly, it says:

This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not
accept incoming email Please do not reply to this message
————–

Hello,

Thanks for contacting AdSense Support

We noticed that you may have contacted us without first visiting our Help
Center: https://www.google.com/adsense/support?sourceid=nhcar To receive
faster responses to your questions, we encourage you to visit our help
resources — they’re full of instant, reliable answers to many common
questions and issues

I can’t log in to my account
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topicpy?topic=8430&sourceid=tx&subid=nhcar&medium=em

I can’t see ads on my website
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topicpy?topic=8439&sourceid=tx&subid=nhcar&medium=em

I haven’t received a PIN or payment yet
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topicpy?topic=136&sourceid=tx&subid=nhcar&medium=em

My application was disapproved
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81904&sourceid=asos&subid=ww-ww-em-hc&medium=em
Or, get application approval tips at
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=75109&sourceid=asos&subid=ww-ww-em-hc&medium=em

If your issue isn’t covered in the links above, we suggest you search or
browse our online help resources listed below:

– AdSense Help Center: Our most comprehensive source for answers to common
questions
https://www.google.com/adsense/support?sourceid=asos&subid=ww-ww-em-hc&medium=em

– AdSense Help Forum: Share questions and knowledge with other AdSense
publishers AdSense team representatives also contribute to discussions
and provide help
http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help?utm_source=asos&utm_campaign=ww-ww-em-hc&utm_medium=em

– Inside AdSense blog: Learn the latest AdSense news, tips, and updates —
browse by label, search, or subscribe to receive updates via email or
feed
http://adsense.blogspot.com?utm_source=asos&utm_campaign=ww-ww-em-hc&utm_medium=em

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

So let’s see where we are:
1) We can’t login
2) There is no help available in their “Most comprehensive source for answers to common questions”
3) No replies on AdSense Help Forum

Conclusion:
We are stuck

Any one who knows what should we do now, please come forward to the mic on the left side, state your name, city & designation, then give the solution Thank you