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Free Online Photo Editing by Pixlr

Photo editing softwares are sometimes heavy on your Computer eating up your RAM.Try out Pixlr for some great Photo Editing.
Pixlr is a Free , online , professional photo editor. Requires no registration before using it. Its really powerful with some amazing features like , Wand Tool , color changer , Multiple filters , Red Eye Reduction , Clone Stamp tool . It offers you with three options either create an image or edit an existing image from your local computer storage or open image from a URL (this is cool).

Here's a professional image edited using Pixlr :

Pixlr is High Resolution Photo Editor supporting image resolutions up to 3500 x 3500 pixels.
It also maintains long history of changes made so that you can undo any mistakes made.Supported image formats include JPEG , PNG , BMP and PXD (layered pixlr image).

Pixlr has many cool brushes for editing along with image rotation and image layering.

Here's a screenshot of supported features and tools :

Pixlr also has a list of to…

2015 #New #Year #Resolutions - a Neat Trap

If you are at the end of something, you are at the beginning of something else. Making resolutions for the new year is a flawless and a neat trap- you know you are going to break most of them, and feel terrible about it for the rest of the year... but still everyone is tempted to create some new year resolutions. This is what happens with resolutions:

Instead, I suggest you make a wish list. It is like a buffet spread-you can eat all or eat nothing-it depends on how hungry you are.
I have made a wish list. Which can provide the required magic to my life. It is like a beautiful buffet spread on a Sunday afternoon.
Starters: (pick any 2) 1.    I will get up early (you can accomplish 30 % more during 5 am to 10 am)
2.    I will exercise at least for 30 minutes 4 times a week (you have no choice on this)
3.    I will meditate /prey/ visualize positive things/do yoga for 30 minutes every day.
Main course (pick any 6) 1.    As soon as I step out of my door in the morning, I will behav…

Repay Home Loans in India without stressing your wallet

A lot of people buy their dream home with the help of some finance from Bank or Financial institue (home loan). Typically 80% people who opt for a home loan, end up paying almost double the amount as compared to the total home loan value. For example, if you have a home loan of amount 20,00,000 or 20 Lakh for a tenure of 20 years at 10.15% interest rate, then your EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) will be 19,500. If you continue paying the same amount for 20 years, total amount paid to the bank is approx. ₹ 46,50,000 or ₹ 46.5 Lakh ( more than double the loan amount).Below is the screenshot with all the necessary details and analysis.

Lets focus on ways to reduce this value of "Total Interest Payable"

Repay more as Income increases ...
Its simple, even a small 5% increase in the EMI every year can reduce your home loan tenure by 8 years. The borrower should increase the EMI paid to the bank by ₹ 1000 every year.  Below is the chart:
YearEMI(₹)Remaining Tenure120,64420 yea…

Create a VM for deploying the ISIM 7.x Virtual Appliance

Create a VMware virtual machine with the required hardware and software specifications for deploying the latest IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0 Virtual Appliance (ISIM VA). Note: Ensure to add 3 network cards (even though only one is mandatory) while setting up the VM.

In order to fine tune the VM performance, ensure CPU shares are set to high and Memory Reservation set to atleast 12.8 GB ( 80% of min required memory  i.e. 16 GB ) are specified in the VM's advanced settings.

The 10 most important work skills required by 2020 for a better career

One thing I've learnt from my previous work experience is that "Change is Constant" and if that's true, then obviously we need to adapt ourselves quickly to survive.

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.
-Charles Darwin

ISIM 7.0 Appliance - Update Property Interface Problem and its Solution

After you setup your ISIM 7.0 Virtual Appliance, you may want to fine tune the system by modifying certain ISIM properties. For ISIM VA, properties can be modified by navigating to Configure -> Advanced Configuration -> Update Property.

If you decide to add a new property, ensure that you do not use a property name that starts with a hash '#' character.
Performing such an operation is of no use since, this will actually store the key / value pair in the property file as shown below:
The above format, indicates that the property has been commented / deleted.

NOTE: If the user tries to do such a operation, then the Modified properties tab will show inconsistent values or no values.

Shown below is the inconsistent tab:
The above issue is more of a usability issue, but will not affect the applications using the property file in question. If you had created a property whose name starts with a # character then…

ISIM Virtual Appliance Black Screen with a Blinking Cursor

While deploying the new IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0 Virtual Appliance, after the first reboot the VM restarts and prompts to press enter, Once you press enter it goes to a black screen and then there is no update except for a blinking cursor .... Don't worry its not a technical problem... Let me explain.
I've tried installing the ISO image on a recommended VM configuration and it worked perfectly fine. Below are the hardware specs:
>= 2x4core CPU,
>=16GB Memory,
>=100 GB disk,
Guest OS type as "Other 2.6.x Linux 64-bit"
Once all the hardware and software prerequisities are correctly set up, bootup your VM with the plugged-in ISO image. As soon as the VM starts it asks for setting up the language and then it asks for partitioning of the VM's disk.
On proceeding with the above steps, it all gets successfully done and then it asks to unmount the disk/iso and then asks to press enter to restart the VM. Now the vm console's prompt says:

IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance ... Coming soon

IBM Security Identity Manager enables organizations to drive effective identity management and governance across the enterprise for improved security and compliance. Now available as a virtual appliance, IBM Security Identity Manager automates the creation, modification, recertification and termination of identities throughout the user lifecycle. It features an intuitive, business-friendly user interface to simplify provisioning requests and help managers make intelligent access decisions for their employees. It also includes enhanced reporting and analytic capabilities to monitor user entitlements and activities.

Benefits of using ISIM Virtual Appliance:

Quick and Easy deployment of ISIM, Faster time to valueSaves on hardware costs and helps reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) ISIM Components inside the virtual appliance are pre-tuned for best performance...Minimal middleware skills required for Virtual Appliance administrator. Reduces manual intervention during deploym…

Best screen recording tool for Linux ( RHEL / CENTOS )

XVIDCAP is the best screen/video recording application for RHEL / CENTOS.
I have tried installing apps like Openshot, Pitivi or Kdenlive but non of them match the simplicity of XVIDCAP. Camtasia is good but works only for Windows & MAC

XVIDCAP is a screencast application for Linux. It allows you to record either parts of the screen of your Linux desktop or even full screen. This makes it an ideal tool for making software demostrations or tutorials which can be published on YouTube or even shared within your organization.

How it works:
The screen capture is actually done by saving each frame as an individual image - this is then sent through a transcoder which produces a complete MPEG video file.

How to install:
Download Nux-dextop repository from following links. 32bit version and 64bit version. Now execute the below command:
rpm -ivh nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm Now install xvidcap by typing the below command:
yum -y --enablerepo=nux-dextop install xvidcap All Set !!!