Remove comment author link in Thesis WP theme

Thesis is a WordPress framework optimized for SEO, and has tons of customization options. You can edit many aspects of the theme from within the Thesis theme options panel.Not an existing Thesis user? Buy Thesis now – it is the best WordPress theme framework you could have. But then, there are times you may want […]

Install Save for Web GIMP plugin in Windows

Photoshop has a Save for Web feature by default, without installing any plugin. However, you need to install a GIMP plugin called Save for Web to get the same functionality. Save for Web allows you to optimize images for web, by reducing file sizes greatly. Installing plugins in GIMP takes only a few simple steps, […]

Get Mac OS X-style system alerts with Growl for Windows

Mac OS X has had system alerts with Growl, a Mac-exclusive app until recently. However, with Ubuntu getting native system alert system, and Windows users can now install Growl for Windows for system notifications. Growl is a a beta software as of now, and hence may have some quirks. There were a few memory corruption […]

How to block marketing/advertising SMS messages on mobile phones (India)

Valuable time and effort of customers are wasted as hundreds of telemarketing firms call up or send SMS messages to your mobile phones to promote their products. Such calls are irritating, to say the least. There are ways to opt out of all such marketing gimmicks by signing up to the Do Not Disturb and […]

No Script: Firefox security addon to block untrusted scripts

No Script is an addon that improves the security of Firefox by allowing only trusted scripts (from a whitelist) to execute. This is particularly helpful when browsing bank websites, ecommerce sites etc. I use Chrome for daily purposes, and typically NoScript in Firefox only for all my online transactions that involve disclosing personal data like […]

How to watch French Open tennis live online

French Open tennis tournament is not available in some regions. The official ESPN website offers live streams. Unfortunately, the live video available online is free only to users of affiliated ISPs. Subscribers of ISPs like Verizon, AT&T, Frontier, Insight, Mediacom, RCN (and several others) are eligible. If you are a subscriber of an ESPN-affiliated ISP, […]

Beautify Google Reader with OS X Style for Google Reader Userstyle

Google web services are known for their functionality, but most people are getting tired of the sickening white-blue-black color scheme that disgraces almost all of Google’s services. Google Reader is by far the most popular RSS reader, and its functionality, power tips and shortcuts have been praised highly. However, as with everything else Google, Reader […]

Check Indian Railway PNR status, ticket availability by SMS

Indian Railway has an SMS service to check ticket status using short codes. You can check train alert, PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, train information, train time table and train fare . Information available on is used for the SMS service.Getting train-related information via SMS is provided by three websites recognized […]

How to install GIMP plugins, scripts, brushes and gradients

Installing GIMP plugins, brushes and gradients is one of the best ways to make GIMP more powerful. However, this can be difficult to do for a beginner. This quick tutorial will show you how to install them very easily on Windows. Instructions are different for Windows, Mac OS X.If you use Photoshop, see our instructions […]

Turn off Google background image

Google introduced custom background images for its search home page at This was first introduced by Microsoft’s Bing search engine, and while some may like it, general opinion across the web is that it doesn’t fit with their concept of minimalist Google index. Most users are also trying to remove it – when signed […]

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