Memcached and “N” things you can do with it – Part 1

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In my last post, MySQL Query Cache, WP-Cache, APC, Memcache - What to choose, I discussed in brief about 4 caching technologies which you might have used knowingly or unknowingly. Towards the end, we came to the conclusion that Memcached is the best caching solution when you are looking for speed and number of hits per second. By my experience, Memcached is capable of handling more than 100 Million PV's per month without any problem. However, towards the end, I did also discuss why memcached is unreliable and insecure. In this post, I will dig a level deeper into memcached....

Gain admin access on Windows using your guest account

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Hello All, Ever thought of how to get into your friend's system and see the access denied files and folders? Or ever wanted to hack into someone's admin account? Well here is a method which exploits yet another windows bug. Have you ever noticed that if you press your system's SHIFT key >= 5 times continuously a pop-up Windows occurs with the name "Sticky Keys"? If it doesn't pop up on your comp, then maybe your shortcut is turned off. For enabling it, go to Control Panel -> Accessibility Options. In the accessibility options under the keyboard tab, in sticky...

Windows Text to Speech Convertor: Try at Home

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Ever wondered about one great thing in windows which can amaze you? Well here is one for you :) Try to do the following steps, and you will see a perfect example of text to speech convertor: Open notepad and put the following code into it: Dim msg, sapi msg=InputBox("Enter your text","Talk it") Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice") sapi.Speak msg Save the file as "text2speech.vbs" , remember its not .txt but .vbs. Make sure you do not save it as text2speech.vbs.txt Double click the file and a box will appear. It will ask you for some text. Enter any text you want to...

How to configure Ubuntu and LAMP on Windows

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Hello all Linux freaks, Having already looked upon how to configure Apache-PHP-MySQL on Windows, now here I will try to explain in short how to do the same on Linux OS. I personally don't have a seperate machine for linux. I run Ubuntu on my Windows machine using VM Ware. So before we go on to see how to configure LAMP on Ubuntu, lets see how can we have Ubuntu running on Windows. For this tutorial I have used VMware-player-2.0.2-59824.exe for VM Ware installation and Ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.zip for Ubuntu. You will need to download the same from http://www.vmware.com/download/player/ and http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download Install...