CategoryTips & Tricks

Bulk Resize and Compress Images with Python and Pillow

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As a web developer, I have come across websites that performed very poorly in terms of loading speed. The main reason being they had too many unoptimized images. Generally, images have to be optimized through resizing and compression to save bandwidth both for the webserver and viewer. Thanks to advancements in image compression, we now have image formats such as webp which require very less...

Close Terminal without Killing Running Processes on Linux with Tmux

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When connecting remotely to a Linux server, all the processes or scripts started by you through the terminal run as long as you are connected to the server. As soon as you close the terminal, the processes started by you will get terminated.  I faced this issue when I was new to Linux servers. The naive me ran scripts through cronjobs and the issue was temporarily sorted out for me. It did...

Empty all Files in Linode’s Object Storage Bucket and Delete it

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I have been using Linode’s object storage for a year now. Its been primarily used to serve image files for one of my projects. In comparison to its competitor’s offering, Linode’s object storage is definitely much affordable than what Google and Amazon are offering. In fact, Linode’s comparison shows the price difference is almost 900%.  Linode’s object storage is 900% cheaper than...

How to Skip Elements in Xpath

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Recently I came across a situation where I had to skip the first li tag from a list of li tags. This is where the position() function in xpath came to my help. Using the position() function, you can specify the number of elements you want to skip both from the beginning or ending of a list of elements. Even a combination of both. The position function returns a number equal to the context...

How to disable cursor highlighting letters while typing

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Generally when typing, the cursor appears after a letter. But in rare cases, sometimes the cursor highlights the words instead. This is a common issue with anyone who types regularly using a text editor or word processor.  The first time this happened with me, I had no clue how it happened and It took me a while to figure out how to switch to the normal cursor highlighter. It did cause me a...

How to View the Hidden Inbox folder on Facebook

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Most facebook users can view unread messages from their friends under the Recent messages tab. While messages from other users who are not not connected with you, but are connected with people in your friendlist will always appear in the Message requests folder just besides the recent messages tab. So message requests usually stores all the messages from people you might know. This was how you...

How to Limit Internet Bandwidth on a TP Link Router

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Today internet connections with a speed of 10 Mbps or more are a common thing. But these connections come with a catch, or the so called necessary evil, Fair Usage Policy. This is what the condition is in India right now.  No doubt internet connectivity has seen drastic improvements in the recent years, but it’s still a long way to go until high speed internet connections become affordable...

How to Permanently Remove Games from Steam Library

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When it comes to being the most popular online store for purchasing PC games. There’s no contender to steam. Owned by valve, the steam online store offers one the largest catalogue of PC games. Adding to that steam store is also known to provide regular discounts on most games in their library with most discounts going as high as 75%. Most of these discounts are offered during major holiday...

10 Cool Features of VLC Media Player you Need to Know about

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The VLC media player is undoubtedly the best and the most popular media player for desktop computers. It’s ability to play most almost all video formats is a big reason why people prefer it over other media players. However that fact that the VLC media players has many more features than a playing media files, is the real icing on the cake. No matter how much I praise about it, it’s never going...

How to ” Unsend ” an Email in Gmail

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Google has finally addressed one of the most common problem faced by Gmail users. Now if you have been reading our blog, you must have come across one of our article where we had made use of the Undo feature in Gmail in order to stop email from being sent. the undo feature at that time was not a full fledged feature of Gmail, it was actually available under the labs menu in Gmail’s setting, which...

How to Remove Jollywallet Adware from Google Chrome

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Free software are often not free as they are advertised. You might be able to legally download a software without paying anything for it, but it doesnt mean its free from potentially unwanted programs or in short PUP’s. It usually when you install it, you will see that the installer will ask you permission for installing Potentially Unwanted Programs. You can simply skip the installation request...

How to Update Google Chrome Manually

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Google Chrome is one of the most exciting web browsers, simply because of the numerous features that are pushed by google via regular updates. Every now and then the web goes abuzz about interesting new features that are being added into Chrome. Most people receive the updates instantly as Chrome automatically updates itself every time you launch it. This process happens in the browsers...