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.
Some days back, I was watching a british movie on YouTube, and it was quite difficult for me to understand what some of the characters were saying. At that very moment, I thought of a site I had come across earlier - subber.com. It used to let users add external subtitles to Youtube videos, but seems like it has been down for some time now. So, here I have made a list of ways to add subtitles on YouTube Video that does not belong to you.
Over the last few days, I have made some changes on the site to improve its speed. One of such changes was replacing the native WordPress comment system with Disqus. I changed the comment system because I thought of doing something like what Amit Agarwal has done on Labnol - make comments appear only when the visitors click on a button. This will reduce a lot of HTTP requests and in turn, help to improve site speed. I googled and then came across a post that did exactly what I was looking for!
NOTE : I have noticed that doing this will create a problem with Comment Sync, meaning, if you ever choose to leave Disqus and switch to the native WordPress comment system, all the comments might not be imported to the native WP comment system.
What we are trying to accomplish here is to load comments only when a button at the end of the page is clicked. If a visitor is really interested to leave a comment, he will do so by clicking a button. This guide is meant for WordPress, although the same code can be used on other platforms as well.
On WordPress, go to Plugins > Editor. Select Disqus Comment System. On the right pane, click on disqus-comment-system/comments.php. (Make a backup of the file by copying all the texts there to a text editor.) Now, replace all the texts with the one below :
If you are a regular reader here, you might have wondered at times how I learn about different freebie offers. There is a separate section here that deals with freebies and I have been posting some giveaways every once in a while. As every other blog post, freebies also require a bit of research. But, unlike other posts, you can find those deals listed on a fixed set of sites. Here I will make a list of sites that I have been using in order to get free stuff for you guys. These sites, or forums to be more exact, are the places where users share the free deals that they have come across.
On the 15th anniversary of .NU domains, DirectRegister.com is giving away .nu domains free for a year. All you have to do is signup on the site and you're ready to go.
Bing Translator automatically translates non-English posts on Facebook and Twitter. As much as I'd like to appreciate the feature, it is very unreliable service. I'm not sure about you guys, but I have never seen Bing translate even one word of my language (Nepali) correctly. I'd rather not see incorrect translations on my news feed.