Convert Multicast IP To Mac Address Online

For multicast forwarding, the mac addresses in the range 01-00-5E-00-00-00 to 01-00-5E-7F-FF-FF have been reserved. The most significant 25 bits of the above 48-bit mac address are fixed while the lower 23 bits are variable. These lower 23 bits are derived from the lower 23 bits of the multicast IP address. The IP multicast range spans from 224.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255. The most significant 4 bits of this address range is fixed ( 1110 ). Hence when an IP multicast address maps to a mac address, out of the total of..... Read More

How To Customize Genesis WordPress Theme – Part I

This is the first post in a series on how to customize the Genesis premium theme. I recently installed the Genesis premium theme from Studiopress and have been experimenting with customizing it. I would be sharing on what all was tried and what results did it yield. One basic tip to remember is to always use the Genesis Child theme instead of making changes directly in the Genesis framework Customizing the Sidebar The default sidebar that comes with Genesis is empty. You just have a primary widget space and it..... Read More

C Program For Generating Incremental MAC And IP Addresses

The other day I had this requirement to generate 4K incremental MAC and IP addresses and use them for some configuration. Typing 4k addresses by hand was never an option. So I spent some time to write a small C program that did the job for me for generating 4K mac and ip addresses starting from a given initial value. The idea was pretty simple The program should be able to print out the addresses which I can copy paste to create eg a command file. The program should take..... Read More

VNC Tips When Using a Monitor With Your Laptop

VNC viewer is an excellent tool which can be used to remotely control desktop of machine on your network. In today's world almost each one of us uses a laptop for daily business which is typically connected to a monitor on the desk for projecting the laptop output and thus enabling ease of viewing. Though VNC works seamlessly here , the following few tips would enhance the experience and ensure you get the full screen view in your vnc session even when you have projected your content on to the..... Read More

How To Remove Hypothecation From RC After Car Loan Termination

If you have taken car loan and made the complete payment to the bank either eg by pre-paying your loan amount or by paying out the last EMI of your loan tenure, then the first thing you should do is to get the vehicle transferred from bank's name to your own name. This process is called removal of hypothecation. It is important to get this done since the bank should no longer own/control the vehicle and the rightful ownership should now be in your own name. One of the readers..... Read More

How To Mass Delete Comments From WordPress Dashboard

Recently one of the posts on Inficone got a huge amount of pingbacks from the web. Note that by default I had enabled both comments and pingbacks on this very post. As the pingbacks rose in to thousands, it became very difficult to manage them. Most of these pingbacks were from irrelevant sites and amounted to spam. So I decided to delete these pingbacks from the wordpress dashboard. However I soon ran out of steam as wordpress dashboard allowed me only 20 deletions at a time from the comments panel...... Read More

WordPress Read More And Excerpt Customization Tips

If you are a blogger on wordpress or an avid blog reader, you would appreciate the importance of post excerpts in wordpress which provide you with a small abstract of the post text ( typically the first few lines of the post ). The excerpt is followed by a hyper link which says something like "Read More" or "Continue Reading". As a blogger, you would not expect a reader to go to each individual post and have a look at the same for information. Rather, the reader might like a..... Read More

How To Display CSS/HTML/PHP/Ruby Code Snippets Inside WordPress Post

If you are a blogger on wordpress, then as part of information sharing with fellow bloggers - you would be required to occasionally share some piece of code which resolves a given problem for you and may help out other people who are encountering a similar issue. This code be anything from PHP, HTML, CSS to Ruby. Hence, it becomes important that you have an elegant way of inserting code snippets in your wordpress post, which retain/preserve the original code content and at the same time offer the reader a..... Read More

How To Add Floating Social Media Buttons In WordPress

As a blogger, it is extremely important not only to write good content but at the same time also create a convenient post sharing mechanism on your blog using which it becomes extremely easy and intuitive for any visitor to be able to share any article on your website with their friends using social media. As a blogger, the objective is to write good content and increase loyal readership for your blog. This involves a lot of hard work not only for building the content but also for creating awareness..... Read More

How To Add Table To WordPress Post

The other day I wanted to create a table to the wordpress blog post. In fact I had already created the table in excel - which I prefer as a very fast way of creating tables and essentially wanted to just copy paste it in the wordpress post.  This is when I realized that using tables in wordpress was not all that simple. To insert a table in to wordpress either I had to use a plugin like WP-Table or write some html code to achieve the same. However, after..... Read More