TechieVPS Review

Reviews
So, I was tempted by one posting on WHT a few months ago but it was Rus Foster's who posted about this new web outlet. The specs and the price was great. I opted for quarterly and it dropped to $2.5/mo with the following specs 250MB memory 10GB storage 1TB of data transfer 1 x IPv4 No IPv6 at the moment XEN-HVM / SolusVM Yes, its the same UK2 Group which also owns VPS.NET, ThurstVPS.com etc. At first the test results were very good and tempting but I wanted to see how well it goes before putting something serious on it. Support is decent, replies within 15-20minutes. After using it (idling) for the last 4 months, I must say that the server's performance has degraded a lot and this is…
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EasyPaisa Pakistan website showing SQL query

Pakistan, Thoughts
Go to EasyPaisa Pakistan and go to EasyPaisa Shop --> Find an Easypaisa Merchant and once you are there, search for something and hit "Submit" [caption id="attachment_1095" align="aligncenter" width="681" caption="Telenor EasyPaisa "Find an Easypaisa Merchant" search form"][/caption] On the new page with listing, select Control+A or highlight the page with a mouse to see a "debug info" SQL query right there in white text. I really do wish someone does not use the info to plan an SQL injunction [caption id="attachment_1096" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Telenor EasyPaisa "Find an Easypaisa Merchant" search results with SQL query shown on page"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1097" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="FULL VIEW - Telenor EasyPaisa "Find an Easypaisa Merchant" search results with SQL query shown on page"][/caption]
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#WhyIhateGEO trending on Twitter Pakistan at the moment

Pakistan, Personal
#WhyIhateGEO (Why I hate GEO) is one of the hashtags trending in Twitter Pakistan to condemn the non-Pakistani culture promoting in Pakistan by GEO TV. Including but not limited to promoting Indian Movies, Indian culture and an overall pro-Indian approach. Go ahead and read the blog post that started it all. Any freedom comes with some moral obligations. Media in Pakistan got its freedom but unfortunately it forgot all its obligations to society, culture and religion. The recent wave of projecting Indian culture on Pakistani Media has raised concern among Pakistanis. At times such news item appear on screen that one feels embarrassing to watch on particularly when accompanying family. There is a growing concern among the masses that Geo is openly promoting Indian culture and values in Pakistan through…
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My local weather is San Miguel de Tucumán?

Personal
Today, I woke up and realized that my local weather showing on my Android via GPS was showing San Miguel de Tucumán (weird!!) which is not where I was (PAKISTAN). [caption id="attachment_1077" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="San Miguel de Tucumán as location on my cell? #fail since I am in Pakistan"][/caption]
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Finally – OTA update to Google Ice Cream Sandwich

Personal
Ever-since Google announced the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 (aka ICS) update, I wanted to have it just for the sake of seeing all the new features. Finally, My Google Nexus S received the long awaited and long promised Over the air (OTA) update to the ICS. This will be the last update this handset will ever receive probably because of its hardware constraints (with Quad core 1.5 Ghz coming in the market, 1GHz single core will become obsolete and a constraint to future updates) The phone is a bit slow from my previous Gingerbread (Android 2.3.6) but what the hell, im gonna use it anyway until I find a major bug and want to revert back to 2.3.6 Here are some of the screenshots [gallery link="file"]
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Google Shedding / Internet Shedding by PTCL

Personal
All over the world people have many methods to check IF they are online or not. Some prefer the ping to google.com or yahoo.com, some check their favourite websites or the popular websites (which we all think should always be accessible). In Pakistan and especially the subcontinent 95%+ people open Google.com or rely on their Firefox browser to open it for them to say "Yes, your net is working" and most people never bother to change this default homepage. (more…)
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Cancelled QuickWeb

Personal, Virtual Private Server
Today, I cancelled my last VPS with Quickweb in WDC (XEN PV). Although the service is stable but the actual VPS was costing me about two times from another stable reputable provider and since im on savings-mode, I want to experiment by moving that node from Quickweb to SecureDragon. Quickweb was my first VPS provider back in May, 2010 and so, I have a bond with them even though I cannot afford their VPSes mainly because there are other cheaper and stable options available in the market. For those who want to know the Disk IO and Network speed etc? I will blog a post later today Tests from WDC Node (Node=XEN10) Uptime [code]root@ns1 [~]# uptime 13:01:00 up 72 days, 14:10, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00[/code] Disk IO…
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