x-marks saving lives.

Couple of days back my TeraByte HDD crashed and I lost almost everything, including my homedir. I will tell you my experiences and how my measures helped me lose not much data. So I will begin with one of the most important aspects. My BROWSER.

I have all my passwords stored in the browser and I rely on them so it is not stored anywhere else. Also, I have lot of bookmarks which help me do lot of stuff. Meaning, all these are very important for me. So, I had a backup plan for my passwords and bookmarks.

Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks)

It allows you to save your bookmarks on their site or on your own URL.

If you have your own domain and you have a hosting provider, like I do, then you can configure Xmarks to save the bookmarks and the passwords on your domain. So, I downloaded this addon as soon as I could get my hands on a working system and installed this extension, configured Xmarks and was back will all passwords and bookmarks. Great to be up and running so fast.
BTW, I am yet to get a replacement for my HDD, working on Live Distro till then.

PackageKit error File \”/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py\”, line 1215, in _get_depends_not_installed – Resolved

In packagekit, if you getting the error below:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File \”/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py\”, line 1215, in _get_depends_not_installed
rc, msgs =  self.yumbase.buildTransaction()
File \”/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py\”, line 719, in buildTransaction
self.plugins.run(\’postresolve\’, rescode=rescode, restring=restring)
File \”/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/plugins.py\”, line 179, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File \”/usr/lib/yum-plugins/remove-with-leaves.py\”, line 71, in postresolve_hook
if opts.remove_leaves or remove_always:
AttributeError: \’NoneType\’ object has no attribute \’remove_leaves\’

then you can resolve it. The solution to the problem is there in the traceback, luckily this time.

So, the problem is with the remove_leaves plugin. Simply remove the plugin and see packagekit working again.

sudo yum remove yum-plugin-remove-with-leaves


How To Build A Self-hosted WordPress Blog For Free

A blog is a layman-friendly variation of a website, and having a blog is one of the many ways to state your presence in the virtual world. While there are many hassle-free blog services out there that will take care of everything except automatically blog for you – like Blogger and WordPress, nothing can beat a self-hosted blog in the terms of customization and self pride.

The problem is, the process of building your own self-hosted blog is (almost always) not free and is considered complicated. So most newbies will choose the easier path and never give themselves a chance to experiment.

I personally believe that experience is the best teacher (and that you should never consider yourself a cool person if you’ve never tried to “build” a blog).

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