Wateen sending stupid letters!!

Reviews, Thoughts
Wateen has been sending some really stupid mails (yes, letters via normal mail). See the one attached that I received today in the afternoon, it was dispatched on 23rd Jan 2009. Click on it for larger preview I am a subscriber of Wateen WiMax since 24th Dec 2007, apart from the three months tenure (Aug-Nov 2008) when there were no coverage, I have been its active user. After receiving and reading through the letter that is dated 21st Jan 2009 and dispatched on 23rd Jan 2009, I am pretty sure that the people at Wateen do not know how to operate things especially their billing, marketing and support departments.
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CSS for input field depending on input field type

How to, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials
If you need to do separate styling for input types (file, text, submit, reset and button) but does not want to use the conventional methods of applying different classes for every type. CSS 3 offers a very convenient method [css]input[type="text"] { background-color: #FFFF00; border: solid 1px; } input[type="button"],input[type="submit"] { background-color: #336600; color: #FFFFFF; }[/css] and use it with your forms without adding any classes etc. [code lang="xml"] <form id="form1" method="post"> <input id="textfield" name="textfield" type="text" /> <input id="button" name="button" type="submit" value="Submit" /> </form> [/code] Take a look at the screenshot of the example page :)
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Ubuntu: Setting default gateway / ip etc

How to, Linux, Resources, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
If you want to specify a default gateway or ip address for your Ubuntu installation, try the following steps. Open SSH and type this command [code lang="plain"]sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces[/code] You can edit everything there as shown in the screenshot below (click to enlarge) [code lang="plain"] auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.231 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.77 # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed dns-nameservers 192.168.1.253 192.168.1.226 dns-search nextbridge.org [/code]
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Digsby Review

News, Resources, Reviews
I tried digsby after looking at a Yahoo Ad. It took me half an hour to download, install, run, test and decide to uninstall it. It is really very heavy, takes too many notification icons in the system tray and takes LOTS of resources. One of the things that I didn't like was that it shows me more details then I need, e.g. one of my acquaintances got a post on their WALL (in FaceBook), like I care? It does not function like the normal FaceBook. My experience was not too good so I dont recommend it to anyone. But if you are an enthusiast like me, go ahead and test drive it today :) Here are a couple of screenshots of Digsby
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Using CPanel/WHM API to get detail list of all accounts

How to, Linux, Resources, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
Today I had this need to get a list of WHM Accounts using one of its APIs. I have never used it before but it was really simple to use. It returns an xml file that you can manipulate using your prefered language and store it in database for reporting etc. Here is what you need to do, connect to your server using SSH and run the following command [code lang="plain"]wget http://your-server-ip:2086/xml-api/listaccts --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass --output-document=listaccts.xml[/code] Replace your-server-ip with your WHM's ip and myuser/mypass with the actual WHM/CPanel password. The resultant xml file will be saved as "listaccts.xml" in the same directory as you ran the command in. If you feel a bit insecure running these command over SSH then visit this page on your browser and save it as an…
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