This is a guest post by Nootan Ghimire, who recently helped to organize #hack4good for the first time in Nepal.
I assume you have already gotten yourself a .NP domain name. If not, you can read the process here.
Mercantile only lets you change Nameservers of your domain, however, services such as Google's Blogger and Tumblr, require you to change A Record and CNAME, but not the nameservers. So, if you wish to use your domain name for hosting blogger or tumblr blog, then there's only one alternative : to use third-party DNS service which supports A and CNAME records. Here's what you need to do in order to use your .com.np domain with Tumblr.
So, I recently registered my own .com.np domain. Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. provides .np NPccTLD (country code top-level domain) to Nepali citizens for free. You can get .np TLD based on your name for personal use, and also, if you have an organization registered at Nepal, you can get a .np name of your organization for free.
Last time we had talked about a service developed by a Nepali company which allowed users to make money every time their cell phone rang. This time also, we have got a service, which is developed in Nepal and can make you money not just for picking up calls, but for viewing SMS' as well. It is somewhat different, however.
Graphi.me is an unique webapp that allows you to generate detailed infographic about your friends on Facebook. It shows different statistics about your friends and groups them, which will even help you discover things you didn't know before.
I just learned about this Android app called CashOnAd which is suprisingly, home-made (when I say home-made, I mean made in Nepal). It is suprising because it deals with something not so popular in our country - making money through an unconventional way. What it does is let you watch video advertisements whenever you receive a call, and for each 6 seconds of video advertisement that you watch, you will earn 1 cent (~1 NPRupees at current rate). That does not sound much, but at least its something, I guess.
Today we have got a useful tool for those who like to watch TV shows on their computer. Episode Player is a free program that has got a very unique feature that makes it suitable for watching TV shows - it remembers the episode you had last watched, and the next time you open it, it starts the next episode. Episode player is not a video/media player however, it just remembers the video you last played and opens next videos with a media player of your choice (Windows Media Player, VLC etc).
This is something I'm sure will be useful to most of you as it has been to me. I download tons of stuff either through torrent or directly via download managers. I prefer doing that on the night time, because everyone is asleep, and low browsing speed because of the download does not really matter anyone. With this program, I can set a fixed amount of time for the bitTorrent client to run, after which it will automatically shut down. So, let's say I share my internet with someone else and he starts using his computer from 5 o'clock in the morning, then using this application I can just schedule the bitTorrent client to run for 5 hours starting from midnight. Then, I won't have anything to worry about. (Of course there are other ways to tackle this problem.)
Sorry for not being able to update the blog for the last two months. I hope to post regularly now onward.
You can make use of YouTube API to grab details of YouTube videos. Although, more complex script requires you to setup authentication using OAuth, it is not required for simple tasks, such as collecting views of few videos.
Google has recently removed the Stop Download command from the right click context-menu of YouTube videos. This change has brought in outpour from lots of users. Stop Download command used to let you stop the video from downloading completely, as opposed to the pause button which only paused the video while buffering still took place in the background.
I had constantly worked on improving the site load time since last few weeks and you might have noticed some of the changes as well. If you are a regular reader, its hard to not notice them. :) As per my experience, I have made a list of things that you can do in order to improve your WordPress site's load time.