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How to enable Language in Computer?

This article “How to enable Language in Computer?” which is available at http://www.rajbhasha.gov.in/unicodesolutioneng.pdf is really good. Very basic steps and anyone can easily follow it. It talk about Unicode enabling on Computer to avoid font related problems to display documents/ web-pages, send & receive e-mails, etc. in HindiI found this link at http://www.rajbhasha.gov.in. Which also teach you Hindi for free. - http://www.rajbhasha.gov.in

How Windmill Blades Spin – Grade 1 Science Project 2009

Vedic with his grade 1 Science Project, How Windmill Blades Spin.  How Windmill Blades SpinPURPOSEThe purpose of this project is to find out how windmill blades spin.I like windmill because they are so powerful they can pump water, turn a turbine and cut hay into little seeds with their windmill connection.HypothesisMy hypothesis is that the blades of the windmill spin due to the angle in the blades. My hypothesis is based on toy windmills and knowledge I gained while reading books.
EXPERIMENTMATERIALSQuantityItem Description1Windmill stand - to place different type of blades4Different type of blades some with angle and some without angle1Fan - for wind source1Pushpin, tape PROCEDURES1. Build the windmill stand and place it on the ground.2. Place a fan approximately 1 foot away from windmill stand.3. Place different type of blades on the windmill stand.4. Turn the fan on to create the wind & observe whether the blade spins. Do they spin?5. Repeat the above but change the angle of t…

Vedic In Soccer Match – Upset After Goal

Vedic is upset as he could not save the goal. Later he calm down and saved an other goal.

Vedic Cycling Video – Some Funny Moments

Vedic With Busy Bee Trophy

Vedic school has Busy Bee program in which all kids have to read books everyday. Parents & kids have to record & submit the time every week. End of the year school give trophies to kids for their contributions and hard work.

Taekwondo – Vedic Test for Sr. Yellow Belt

Wood Breaking:
Slide Show: You can also watch Full screen slide show.
Full Video: Due to some issue in camcorder video is all red but still some fun.

Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 (EBE) For SharePoint 2007

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/SharePoint.aspx to here. This was originally posted on May 16, 2009.]The Enhanced Blog Edition (EBE) is a SharePoint 2007 solution package which extends the out-of-the-box blog template. EBE 2.0 has been focused on individual blog sites. Enhanced Blog Edition (EBE) 2.0 Final Release is now available for download at http://cks.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=5134#ReleaseFiles.The EBE is deployed as a solution package (*.wsp) to either WSS 3.0 or MOSS and activated as a Feature on a blog site. You can activate the EBE feature on an existing SharePoint blog site and de-activate later without losing any data. Most of the EBE features are configurable on/off through a settings page accessible to the site admin. More CKS:EBE resources can be found hereSample list of blogs using the CKS:EBETop features:Top features: (Copied from the CodePlex & Vendor website)Themi…

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 – New in Page Features and Settings

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 – New in Page Features and Settings


Vista SP2 Error – Installation was not successful

Error Detail: A system error prevented the service pack from installing. Please download and run the “Check for System Update Readiness” tool at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=122602.If the “Check for System Update Readiness” tool doesn’t fix the problem, visit the Microsoft website for more information.Resolution: If you face above error then download and run the System Update Readiness tool from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947366/.More details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947366/ - Error message when you try to install the stand-alone package for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 or for Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: "Installation was not successful" or "An internal error occurred while installing the service pack"

Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 – Open Source

For the people comfortable with coding and uses Facebook may want to consider looking the open source “Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0”. This toolkit was originally developed by Clarity Consulting Inc for the Microsoft Visual Studio Express Team. Download: Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 is available for download at http://facebooktoolkit.codeplex.com/Guide: How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 - http://www.devtacular.com/articles/bkonrad/how-to-use-the-facebook-developer-toolkit-20/Facebook application development in ASP.NET - http://www.stevetrefethen.com/wiki/Default.aspx?Page=Facebook%20application%20development%20in%20ASP.NET&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1Sample: Facebook Developer Application - http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2345053339Alternative Options: For those who don’t want to spend lot of time in coding may consider using Blogfuse Facebook App Creator.

Blogfuse Facebook App Creator

You  can create a Facebook App quickly using Blogfuse Facebook App Creator simple wizard. For example, you can create a simple application for your blog to displays the latest posts from the blog on your Facebook profile. This will allow your friends and other followers to easily follow and share your blog's posts.You may also want to check another post “Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 – Open Source”.  Pricing: Facebook App Creator Subscriptions (Pricing details are as of 15 May 2009, please check http://blogfuse.com/subscribe/ for current pricing)Single- $5/month (1 blog)
Subscribe w/ a FREE week trial periodSilver- $13/month (Up to 3 blogs)
Subscribe w/ a FREE week trial periodGold- $18/month (Up to 5 blogs)
Subscribe w/ a FREE week trial periodPro Blogger- $30/month (Up to 10 blogs)
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Wolfram Alpha – New Search Engine Launched

http://www.wolframalpha.com is a new search engine launched today. This search engine is targeted to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer.Currently it is working very slow and also showing an alert as in screenshots below.“Type “New York” and then press “=”.In Firefox:More Samples from the Wolfram Alpha Website:Sample topics:MathematicsEngineeringDates & TimesPhysicsMoney & FinanceUnits & MeasuresChemistryPlaces & Geographymore »New to Wolfram|Alpha? A few things to try:enter any date (e.g. a birth date)june 23, 1988enter any town (e.g. a home town)new yorkenter any two stocks IBM Appleenter any calculation $250 + 15%enter any math formula x^2 sin(x)enter any two first names andrew, barbaraenter any food 1 apple + 2 orangesenter any measurement 45 mphenter any chemical formula H2SO4enter any musical notes…

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta – Upgrade Issues 2 – Error on Host->Dashboards page

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke & SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]I upgraded my website to Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 from Dotnetnuke 04.09.02. Most of the things I tested are working fine. During the upgrade I see few errors but that did not affected the website and are also listed as known issue with Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta (build 266) “Known Issues with Build 266”. 00:00:09.388 -   Executing Script: 05.01.00.SqlDataProvider Error! (see 05.01.00.log for more information)
00:00:25.627 -   Installing Package File DNN-MinimalExtropySkin_01.00.02_Install:  Error! After upgrade to Dotnetnuke 05.01.00, Host->Dashboards page is showing error. Below is a screenshot of the Host->Dashboards page. Error: Dashboard is currently unavailable.
DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: The file '/Admin/Dashboard/Dashboard.ascx' does not exist. ---> System.Web.HttpException…

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta – Upgrade Issues 1 – Host->Module Definition page are blank

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke & SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]I upgraded my website to Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 from Dotnetnuke 04.09.02. Most of the things I tested are working fine. During the upgrade I see few errors but that did not affected the website and are also listed as known issue with Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta (build 266) “Known Issues with Build 266”. 00:00:09.388 -   Executing Script: 05.01.00.SqlDataProvider Error! (see 05.01.00.log for more information)
00:00:25.627 -   Installing Package File DNN-MinimalExtropySkin_01.00.02_Install:  Error! Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta – Upgrade Issues 1 - After upgrade to Dotnetnuke 05.01.00, contents on the Host->Module Definition page are disappeared. Below is a screenshot of the Host->Module Definition page.Interestingly I can modify the URL to http://www.lakshadev.net/tabid/7/ctl/Install/rtab/7/portalid/0/Default.aspx (from ht…

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Upgrade Screenshot

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke & SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]NOTE: BETA versions of DotNetNuke 05.01.00 are NOT to be used for production sites. Also always do the testing first on a development envirnment e.g. I have created a copy of my website at my local machine using host file. http://www.lakshadev.net. Also always ensure you backup your sites and data before attempting any upgrade.  This post cover upgrade from Dotnetnuke 04.09.02 to Dotnetnuke 05.01.00. Upgrade Steps:Download the UPGRADE package for the 05.01.00 version of DotNetNuke from the DotNetNuke.com website. Please note download UPGRADE package. Take a backup of your current Dotnetnuke installation folder (website folder). Unzip it UPGRADE package over your existing Dotnetnuke installation folder (website folder). This will update all DotNetNuke core files and prepare you to install the upgrade. Open http://www.websi…

Google Is Down – All Google Services Down

All Google services including Google Search, Gmail, Google Apps are currently down. This is the first time I saw Google Down.Wow… How everyone working. A life without Google… Never thought of it..Update 1:15PM: Google is back online…While Google was down, I was thinking about all the Google Service we daily use…Google SearchGmailBlogger (http://blog.laksha.net is hosted at blogger.com)Google Apps (our emails and one website http://dance.laksha.net is hosted at Google Apps)iGoogleGoogle DocsGoogle MapsPicasaGoogle RSS readerWow – Think about applications relies on Google Code API…Maps on many website…

Umbraco 4 – Open Source CMS on ASP.NET

Umbraco is a ASP.NET based Open Source CSM system like DotNetNuke. It is getting popularity and based on other users review comments it is very simple to implement and use. Take a look.Company website:  http://umbraco.org/Code download: http://umbraco.codeplex.com/Screenshot:Introduction Video: http://umbraco.org/documentation/videos/getting-started/what-is-umbracoDisclaimer: Logo & Screenshot are copied from http://umbraco.org & CodePlex website and are property of http://umbraco.org.

Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Installation Screenshot

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke & SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]Following are the screenshot of latest Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta release installation wizard. This is a fresh install of Dotnetnuke 05.01.00 Beta.  Note: To download, please go to the www.dotnetnuke.com and login to the website. If you do not have an account then create a new account. You can also use your Live Id (previously known as Passport id). Click at Download button and then click at DotNetNuke Beta Testing Program.Select custom and click at Next button.Click on Test Permission to verify you have setup correct permissions. You should have given either full rights of modify rights to Network Service account.


Live Writer and metaPost For Ventrian News Articles - How to Configuret

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]Live Writer is a great tool to create, edit the blog post. Live Writter does not have inbuilt ability to post on a Dotnetnuke based website (as of Maty 9, 2009). There are several paid plugins available for Live Writter that allow you to integrated your Live Writter with Dotnetnuke based website and Dotnetnuke modues.Here I want to ilustrate how you can use the free Dotnetnuke module “metaPost Community Edition” to post & edit your articles on Ventrian News Articles module.You will need edit permission on the  one or more Ventrian News Articles module in the website.How to Configuret Live Writer and metaPost For Ventrian News ArticlesSelect Blog->Add Blog Accounthttp://www.laksha.net/metapost.ashx?key=news articlesMore details are available at http://dnn.itcrossing.com/products/modules/metapost/providers/ventrian-news-articles/Rela…

DotNetNuke Modules – Free Open Source Modules

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my Dotnetnuke & SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/Dotnetnuke.aspx to http://blog.laksha.net.]Following are a list of free open source DotNetNuke modules available at CodePlex. Some of them are very useful. I thought this list with name, link and a quick detail will be useful for myself and many other people.NB_Store - Free DotNetNuke Ecommerce Catalog Module - http://nbstore.codeplex.com/
NB_Store is a Free DotNetNuke E-Commerce / Catalog Module that supports multiple languages, customization through html templates, Export/Import, Order Admin, client Admin, Stock Control and Products support multiple models and options. It's developed in VB.Net.IWeb - DotNetNuke WebServices Module - http://iweb.codeplex.com/
IWEB allows you to create Web Services for your DotNetNuke Portal. You simply upload the module and start adding your own methods.
Intergrates with DNN authentication and API.
IWeb is an extensible …

Windows 7 RC Now Available

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