Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles tagged with How To

How to create a Google Drive App in Flask

This is the first in a series of articles for web programmers that explain in detail about using the Google Drive API in your web applications to access files/folders on behalf of the users of your application. In my last project, I had to develop a python flask app … Read More

How to create a screencast in Xubuntu using ffmpeg

In this article, I’m going to describe how to create a desktop screencast recording with or without audio in Xubuntu 16.04. With little changes, however, it should work on other distros too. The first thing to do is to ensure that your headphone microphone is enabled in Xubuntu … Read More

How to Unbrick and revive a totally lifeless Xiaomi Mi-Pad

Last week, my brand new Xiaomi Mi-Pad arrived via Flipkart and no sooner did I have it in my hands, I started installing useful apps like Greenify, ES File Explorer, etc. Two days went by and I was disappointed to learn that it doesn’t support a USB Dongle (Data … Read More


How to add HTML tag highlighting to Geany

Ever since I bid farewell to Windows after they introduced that horrible Metro interface in Windows 8, I had been on the lookout for FOSS Linux alternatives that can run easily on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. One such lookout was a replacement for Notepad++ as I always need a … Read More

How to know whether my blog post will attract traffic or not

One of the evergreen topics for discussions in the blogging world is SEO, and especially the various ways of attracting bless of the all-pervading search engines to one’s own site or blog. There are various ways to approach this problem, some of the popular ones are: Using meta tags … Read More

How to host a Flask app on Openshift

Note: This article may no longer be relevant as Red Hat has recently changed the openshift stack with docker and kubernetes. Openshift free tier is an excellent way to host your python web app for staging or testing, and you can even host a low to medium traffic production site … Read More

How to create a custom email plugin for Wordpress

Last week, I suddenly stopped receiving email notifications for my openshift hosted blog. I came to know after some reading that commonly used cloud hosts such as openshift, aws, etc. are usually blacklisted by most email servers, hence its not a good idea to use them to send mails. In … Read More

How to make your ubuntu machine thank you for its battery life!

Ever since I bought my Toshiba Dual-core Notebook and installed ubuntu on it, I was disappointed by the fact that how quickly it used to heat up and the battery started draining. Add to the equation, the Indian summer of 40 degrees Celsius plus, and you soon have your fans … Read More

How to host your own mail server using Google appengine

Google has an outstanding habit of bringing the power of elites to the masses. Firstly, they took over the world of smartphones with android, and now the buzzword everywhere is Google Appengine. Once you get the basics of GAE and start looking beyond your first HelloWorld application, you will start … Read More

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