Google got reCAPTCHA

Google announced recently in its official blog, that it has acquired reCAPTCHA. CAPTCHA is a web technology made out of necessity. It primarily is used to prevent BOTS (or automated apps designed to do malicious tasks) by adding an extra step to site pages that require human interaction. Yes, they’re the annoying barely readable text images when you register/login for a site. Anyway, this move by Google is more than just for improving it’s CAPTCHA capabilities. As they explain, reCAPTCHA technology will improve Google projects that require reading text in images. The best to benefit from this are Google’s  Books project …

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M I STUPID?

http://mistupid.com/contents.htm Do you know how to send an SOS in morse code? Do you know your birthstone? Or the winners of the Oscars since 1927 ? MIStupid.com has an assortment of trivia and topics not known by the most of us. As a bonus they have categories with games and puzzles you can play with when you catch a bit of an information overload. No matter how trivial or uninteresting the fact is MIStupid.com will surely have it, otherwise go back to Google (hehehe). Well okay it’s not Encarta but its free and GREEN πŸ™‚ Enjoy! potato

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How to Write a Backup Shell Script using Tar and Gnu Zip

Happy New Year! As promised I made a rudimentary Linux shell script utilizing the tar and gzip commands to archive or make backups. If you’re new to shell scripting you might like to read this articles. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rc/classes/ksh/print_pages.shtmlhttp://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ If you’re lazy like I am. Don’t worry I’ll explain parts of the code. Our goal is to make a shell script to create backups (in tar-gzip versions) of the folders we want unto a safe location on a disk. We want to be able to list all the folders and have the script loop through them. Now that’s settled, we can proceed …

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Linux: Snippet – Backup using Tar and gzip

As a programmer i have to make multiple revisions of a project on a remote site. Getting things wrong and messing up the files tend to happen more often than I am comfortable with. Fortunately, making quick backups in linux is a breeze. You can either make a folder and just copy your existing files via recursive cp command or; archive it using tar and gzip. Personally, I prefer archives since they tend to be smaller and easy to manage.

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