Archive for May, 2012

  Updating PHP in CentOS to latest PHP 5.3 or PHP 5.4 is not an easy task so I am writing this post. I had to do this for a project in which I need to install latest Zend Loader with PHP 5.3 support.

  How to mount a partition from a large disk (above 1TB) that has an EFI GPT partition table instead of the conventional MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table. A large disk means a hard drive that is 1 Terabyte or more. EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface. GPT is short for Globally Unique Identifier […]

  Mark Zuckerberg receives a commemorative hoodie from NASDAQ’s CEO, and gives a short inspirational speech to the company. [stream provider=video flv=x:/blogs.silicontechnix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Facebook_IPO.mp4 img=x:/blogs.silicontechnix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Facebook_IPO.png embed=true share=true width=640 height=360 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=med autostart=false /]  

  Recently, in Pakistan many companies have started offering email marketing. These companies collect email data from various sources, and then start sending emails in bulk. Majority of these email marketing companies are using Google groups to send emails. Google groups enables them to build an email database and thru these groups then can send […]

A letter to Uncle Sam (America) in 1951 by Saadat Hasan Manto (Things are same for genius like Manto) [stream flv=x:/blogs.silicontechnix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Manto.flv embed=true share=true width=640 height=360 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /]

  You can download a w7 security benchmark from https://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/en-us/?route=downloads.multiform. In addition to the recommendations there you may want to:   1. Disable Teredo tunneling. http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-disable-tcpipv6-teredo-tunneling-in-vista/.   2. Unbind Client for Microsoft Network and Printer and File sharing from all network adapters.   3. Disable Remote Desktop service.   4. Disable UPNP device host.   […]