[Solution]thunderbird downloading only few mails from POP Gmail

Many select POP mode in thunderbird to have mails both at server and the local computer. This serves as email backup locally which can be accessed even offline.

Lately, we have a problem where thunderbird downloads only few mails in POP mode ? It will take lots of time to download more mailers in these cases.

Fortunately, we have an easy solution for this problem.

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Create socks proxy server

Socks proxy are the simplest form of proxy to hide the IP address. Even though it is not as secure and anonymous as VPN, it serves the purpose of hiding the IP address quickly without much configuration.

We can find many freely available socks proxies. Most of them are highly insecure and overloaded.

If you have a spare VPS/ box which is connected to internet, we can create our own secure socks proxies.

This is an handy guide for those who like to create their own socks proxy server.

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Host CSS,JS, HTML and other files easily using github gist

I used to save CSS files using google code. Since google code is dead, I was looking for an easy way to store and serve my CSS/JS files.

There are ways to serve these files from dropbox or google drive. The easiest way is via Github gist.

Save the CSS/JS/HTML file in https://gist.github.com/
github Gist
GitHub Gist

Open the saved gist and click on RAW button.

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Resolve 500 server error after installing W3 Total Cache


So I was installing W3 Total Cache to my multi network wordpress site.

Suddenly while activating the plugin I started to get 500 Error for all pages in my site. I was not able to login also to my site.

I searched in Google and found many solutions Some suggested deleting the W3 cache plugin folder from the plugins directory. Some suggested restore of old backups.

I looked into the log of error in my Cpanel and found its due to wrong .htaccess file.

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Drupal PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000] error solution

Sometimes Drupal throws this error "PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]:2006 MySQL server has gone away..". This is due to low max allowed packet settings of mysql.

Find your mysql config file by using whereis.

whereis my.cnf

Edit the configuration and include the below line

max_allowed_packet=100M

Mysql my.cnf file

Thats it. Restart the service by issuing service mysql restart and try gain. There wont be any errors from now on :)

P.S: In case you are in shared hosting and cannot change this setting, refer https://drupal.org/node/1281408 to apply patch to work with low max_allowed_packet

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Nginx settings for Symfony 2

So you have installed Symfony 2 in your Nginx server but not able to make it work ? Getting 404 , 502 Bad Gateway errors ? This is due to the config settings of Nginx.
Symfony 2 Nginx Server
After much search and experimentation , I am finally able to get a 'Working' config for symfony 2.

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Facebook now logs all your searches [FB]

With the introduction of Facebook Graph search , we are seeing radical changes in the way Facebook handles the search. Facebook now logs all your searches in "Activity Log" and you can see all the searches you made.

To see all the searches you have made in Facebook , just go to your Activity Log. Click on "Use Activity Log" from privacy shortcuts as shown below.

Open Up the Activity Log in Facebook
Open Up the Activity Log in Facebook

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