Showing posts from August, 2011

How to create a self signed SSL certificate and how to use it with your web Server.

SSL certificate is the foremost important aspect of any website. If your website is running without the SSL, the modern browsers will stop the users from entering the website. Of course, there are ways to bypass that, at your own risk. As long as your website has no commercial data exchange, sensitive user information, etc, you are still good to run a website without a proper SSL certificate. For example, a blog can run without an SSL.  Note that Google AdSense accepts websites without SSL.  But the topic of this post is about Self Signed SSL certificate. How to create one, how to use it, and where to use it.  Let us see where to use it. For any website which is used for internal purposes, it's always a good idea to use Self Signed SSL, instead of paying for a real SSL certificate. Internal I mean, within a company, team, or for personal uses, for testing purposes, etc.  Now, let us see how to create a self-signed SSL certificate.  What you need A Linux machine.  OpenSSL utility  A

How to To Turn Off Automatic Log On and remove welcome screen

How to To Turn Off Automatic Log On and remove the welcome screen?  This is applicable to Microsoft Windows 7.  1. Switch on your computer or Laptop 2. Press Windows Key + R, or go running in the Start Menu 3.   and i n the search bar type  netplwiz,  press enter You can see the bellow window. 4. Go to the advanced tab. 5. check the checkbox at the end

How to disable or enable fn keys in HP laptops?

I have been struggling with fn keys with my new HP laptop. In all (many) new HP laptops these keys are mapped to action keys by default. Action Keys are nothing but special function keys that can be used to up/down the volume, brightness projector, etc. And this is not only with HP Laptops but almost all new PC makers have this as a default behavior. This may be useful if the PC or the Laptop is used for home entertainment, where most of the function keys are used for controlling the audio and video. But if the PC is being used for other purposes, function keys should have their original action associated. But if you want to use the F1 key for Help you have to press Fn+F1. This is the default behavior and this is annoying at times as it requires one more key to pressed and held, and we are not used to it with the earlier version of Windows. I checked with HP service center, they said it cannot be changed. I guess they did not want to help me, I was shocked. Later I came to know from a