Friday, December 26, 2014

How to save internet data when you have limited volume

If you have limited volume of internet data, you should be thinking of restricting data usage by your browser and other PC utilities. There are 3 top things you can do to significantly save your internet data.

1. Disable Windows automatic updates

2. Disable images on browsers

3. Use Mobile version of websites instead of desktop version


Disable Windows automatic updates

Windows will search and download updates whenever there is internet connection if the Automatic Windows update is turned on. This may consume unnecessary data when you have limited volume. You can do this manually when you have unlimited data, for example when you are in office or when are connected to unlimited broadband internet.
You can disable automatic update in control panel. In Windows 7, you can use search to go to Windows update settings. Press the Windows button and type “update” and select “Windows update”. Then select change settings, in the first drop down select “Never check for updates (not recommended)”.


Disable images on browsers

When you are just looking for text information like news, scores etc., you can disable loading of images which are not necessary. To disable image loading, follow the steps below on Google Chrome.

                Go to settings by selecting wrench button at top right corner of                         Chrome
                Search for “image”
                Then select “content settings”
                Under images select “Do not show Images”


Use Mobile version of websites instead of desktop version

Many popular websites have their mobile versions, which consume significantly less data when compared to desktop version. Mobile version does not load any rich content like high resolution images, animations, flash content, videos etc., thus avoiding lot of data transfer. If you remember the website names, then just add “m.” at the beginning of the url to get the mobile version of website.
www.indiatimes.com has mobile version m.indiatimes.com

Saturday, December 20, 2014

How to check your YouTube channel statistics and compare with other channels

If you want to know your YouTube channel statistics you can do that by means of youtube.com/analytics. But if you want to see YouTube channel statistics other than yours, you can do that using a website socialblade.com. It gives you the details of channel that includes, Total Grade, subscriber rank, video view rank, and progress graph on different metrics etc. It also gives you the details of monthly and yearly estimated AdSense earnings if your channel is enabled with Google AdSense.

Other feature of this site is, you can compare your channel with other channels. There is an option to see YouTube channels which are similar to my channel. This will help in improving your channel viewership by learning what others doing.


It also offers YouTube top charts on different metrics. Top 100 YouTube networks, top 10 YouTubers, top channels by counties, by categories like education, comedy, technology, film gaming, entertainment etc. 

Comment below for any queries.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to implement linux tail command in perl

I have tried writing a Perl script to simulate Linux tail command - print last n lines from a file. This is one the common interview question in Perl. This can be extended to print selected lines of other Linux command like head. It works perfectly fine.


print "\nImplements linux tail command in perl \n\n";

$file   =  $ARGV[0];
$n = $ARGV[1];
open(FILE, $file);
@arr = ;
close(FILE);
$length  = scalar(@arr);
$n = $length  - $n;

while($n<$length )
{
print $arr[$n];
$n =$n + 1;
}

Comment  below if you have a better option

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Converting number into text - spellnumber excel function

It is often useful to have a function to convert numbers into words in Excel. It will be very handy in accounts. I have written a Excel macro to convert numbers into text. I have already created a macro which will convert number in Indian system - that is ##,##,### format, to words. You can find it here 

Now I have come up with macro which does the same thing with western numbering system, that is 3 digits separation like ###,###,###. Dollar is used as currency, but it can be changed to any currency just by changing the text "Dollar". You can do that by finding replacing.

How to use it:
1. Download the Excel VBA macro module from here 

2. Open Excel 

3. Press Alt + F11 
    A window will open, it is called Visual Basic Editor aka VBA           editor. 

4. In the VBA editor select Insert, Module. 
    A new module will be created at the left side pane, in the right         side you can see a blank pane. Paste your code here 
    
    Or, alternatively you can import the module directly
    
5. Save and go back to Excel by pressing Alt + F11

6. In the Excel worksheet, select Formula and them Insert. You           will  see a dialog with available functions.
    You have to browse to User Defined Functions to your macro by     name ConvertCurrencyToEnglish_spellnumber
    select and provide proper input 


Here is a video showing steps clearly 

Other version of macro for Indian number system


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Latest version of

Latest version 4.0 of MS Excel currency converter has been released. It has following bug fixes.

See here how to use it in your excel workbook.



It used to give wrong result for value between 1,99,999 to 9,99,999.



It has been fixed now in version 4.0 download the latest module here 


You can download the complete excel file here


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