Enable receiving money to Sri Lanka through PayPal.

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What is PayPal? PayPal is the most popular money transferring service used online. Although it is a service provided by a private company, it is considered the de facto standard of online money transfers. PayPal is very useful for internet users to pay online for the goods and services they purchase through internet, and get paid for goods and service ...

when a sweet dream becomes a nightmare – giving up google app engine

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If you read my previous post “getting started with google app engine”  you might have noticed I was bit exited about google’s free cloud hosting. So I built two apps on google app engine. (http://hathmaluwa.appspot.com/ and http://www.buzzradio.lk/) although I dont have any monetary benefits from those apps, developing them helped me to gain valuable practical knowledge on python,django,resource handling, optimizing code, server caching, browser caching and OAuth  protocol. In May ...

getting started with google app engine (python) on ubuntu 11.04

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recently I developed a google app for hathmaluwa.org. A blog syndicator with around 1000 blogs upto now. updated hourly. Google app engine offers users the ability to build and host web applications on Google’s infrastructure. for free(to some extend). who would not like a web app with free cloud hosting. But the bad news is you have to choose python or java ...

Chrome will not clear cache on ctrl-f5

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Every web browser stores a cache of the websites you visit (e.g. HTML pages, images) to reduce bandwidth usage and server load. Since I am a web developer making sure that i am running my latest code is really important. So a ...

installing phplibvirt with debian 5.0 lenny

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Libvirt is a toolkit to interact with the virtualization capabilities of recent versions of Linux. first of all. installed debian lenny installed xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 (using package manager). If you are running on 32bit machine select the appropriate package. install libvirt(dont install it using a package manager. older version of libvirt does not support phplibvirt ) wget http://libvirt.org/sources/libvirt-0.8.2.tar.gz tar zxvf libvirt-0.8.2.tar.gz ./configure if dependency errors ...

Hello World

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hello world, and welcome to my one and only English blog. I have been writing a sinhala blog for sometime. I am a FOSS  lover and I am proud being  contributed to several FOSS projects.(just to clarify , I dont Condemn microsoft). Up to now I have developed 3 google Chrome extensions and  contributed for qsfox firefox extension as well. If you are interested about  tech ...