HELP! Keep Me Out of these websites!

Social Networking such Facebook can be addicting. With the the Facebook comparison with the fridge, “When you’re bored, you keep opening and closing it every couple of minutes, to see if there’s anything good in!”

This is much affecting the work performance which bosses are not so pleased about and the late of submitting assignments at school. With the, it helps to reduce the time your spend on the websites.  Just follow a few simple steps,

  1. Enter the website that you are addicted to and set the setting for the warning if you are accessing the website more than once in 30mins or more (depending on your configuration)
  2. Click Submit and bookmark it at your browser.

By using the bookmark, it will prevent your from visiting the website so often.

The disadvantages of the website is you will need to use the bookmarked to access to the website in order to use the keepmeout! function. It will not work if you are using the direct link.

Installing Microsoft Fonts with Ubuntu

If you are Windows User and ever switch to Ubuntu platform, you might found the font from Ubuntu might make you faint when you read it either from the web browser or Open Office.

You might want to install Microsoft True Type fonts.

With Microsoft True Type fonts package, it is include with the fonts as below.

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings

To install Microsoft True Type font from Ubuntu, run the following command.

$sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
$sudo fc-cache -fv

Classic ASP script error messages are no longer shown in a Web browser by default

With IIS 7.x, ASP error is disabled by default. Hence, the web programmer will not know what is the detailed error from your scripting and the following error shown.

An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator.

To work around this problem, you could set the detailed error through IIS or web.config file.

Method 1:

1. Open IIS or run inetmgr.
2. Click on the websites.
3. Click on the ASP icon.
4. Expand the Debugging Properties.
5. On Send Errors To Browser parameter set to True.

Method 2:

Open your web web.config file, add the following command.

<asp scriptErrorSentToBrowser="true" />

Method 3:

Run the following command to enabled from server end.

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:asp -scriptErrorSentToBrowser:true

Be the Bot like Google and Yahoo

Google Bot is the term for Google’s automated web crawling services that is linked to the Google Search Engine and it is the same like Yahoo! Bot. Google will send out a request to webpage to use a Google Bot as user agent.

Sometimes, you will lock out from normal browsing and required a login to view the full page of information, but using the Google bot, it will allow you to go through the page as short description and allow you to view the whole content. To bypass the login, you may use the Be the bot.

Be the bot is a website used to act as Google Bot as it will mark the browsing as Google Header instead of web browser browsing.

This work on all pages that allow Google Bot and Yahoo! Bot to completed access the page without buying it or register as first.