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How to verify Technorati Claim Token

In order for your blog or site to be validated by technorati, they will need to verify that you are an author of the blog by looking for a unique code. Technorati generates a unique code when you submit your blog as yours into their database. In my case the assigned claim token for my blog is ZYJRQECNAAUQ

You need to add this claim token within a new blog post and published.

Once you have published the new entry that includes the unique claim token number, go back to your account at  http://technorati.com/account and click on the ‘verify claim token’ button.

That’s about it. The rest is up to technorati. If your blog is excepted, then you will be included in their directory.

How to install Internet Information Services 7.5 on Windows 7 64-bit machine with ESET

Recently I had to install IIS (Internet Information Services) 7.5 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine which also had ESET antivirus / ESET Smart security installed.  This seemed like a straight forward job and assumed it would take a few minutes to complete. To install IIS on a Windows 7 machine follow the steps given below

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click on `Turn Windows Features on or off` link. This will display all the features available in the machine as shown below. You need to be logged in as an Administrator to be able to add or remove windows features
Windows 7 features

Windows 7 features

  • Click the checkbox with `Internet Information Services` next to it.
  • Finally click the OK button


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Temporarily disable start up scan on ESET security

ESET smart security or anti-virus program will automatically scan programs and memory at start-up. This is set by default and in most cases it is an essential part in protecting your computer. But it may come at a price as your system start-up may get bogged down due to this scanning process. There are many reasons for this happening, such as you may have conflicting programs set to run at start up or have limited amount of memory.

You cannot cancel the start-up scan once it has started in the background, but there is a solution to stop the start-up scan from running in the first place by disabling the scan. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to stop the scan process:


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Problem with Add/Remove Program (Package Manager) – CentOS

Have you come across the following error when trying to open the Package Manager on CentOS “Another application is currently running which is accessing software information” whilst all other programs work flawlessly? Recently I came across this problem and had to spend some time searching for a possible solution and below are my findings.


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