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Flash draw-on-sand application with source (.fla)

Flash CS3 Source code and PHP script to export drawing to JPG.
I made this flash app a year ago for my college NITK Surathkal’s cult fest Incident’s website. But I did not find time to add all the features I had thought of. The plan was to have this drawing canvas as the background of the website for beach events, but I later decided to keep it simple.

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PHP class to send SMS using free SMS gateways

17th Dec ’10 :

Now here’s the deal. 160by2,way2sms and freesms8 offer free SMS and earn money through the ads on their website. By using this PHP script, we are bypassing their website illegally as their ad never gets shown. I hope you will keep this in mind when you use this script. If you want to send free SMS legally, then head over to http://freesmsapi.com and create an account. They are offering an excellent service totally free of cost.
Also the developers at way2sms and freesms8 keep changing their url’s and security methods to prevent such scripts from working (160by2.com guys are cool about this). And as this PHP code published here can be viewed publicly, their jobs become easy. So I will not be able to continue development of the scripts because as soon as I publish the code here, way2sms/freesms8 change their code to break my code.
So there should be a way to restrict access to the PHP code published here so that the code reaches appropriate hands only. Maybe a password protected SVN or forums based on reputation points, I dont know..
Post in your opinions about this as a comment and lets see whether we can work it out together.

Update as of 5th Oct ’10 : Bulk SMS services restored !!

Update as of 24th Sep ’10 : Govt has banned bulk sms temporarily. So all the bulk sms providers have stopped their services. More info. This script will not work till Sep 29th. In the meantime, I will upload the next version of the script which can check internet connectivity, login errors and other responses sent by the gateway. I will also be adding support for freesmsapi.com and freesms8.com gateways.

Update as of 10th Sep ’10: The code has been updated to accomodate a small change in the way2sms website.

Update as of 15th Aug ’10 : The code has been updated to work on all 160by2 and way2sms accounts and also will fetch any error codes being generated by these gateways. If you encounter any bugs, drop in a comment.

This is a PHP script I wrote a while back to automate the sending of SMS/text message using 160by2.com/way2sms.com account.

You can use this PHP API script to send free sms India, Kuwait, Singapore, UAE, Phillipines, Malaysia etc. Very useful if you are combining this with the registration page of your website to verify the users mobile number similar to verification of their email address.

Some possible real world applications of this script are :
1. Email to SMS.
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Joomla Multiple registration forms plugin for Community builder

This Community builder plugin enables adding of multiple registration forms to Joomla. It is tested to be working in Community builder 1.2 with Joomla 1.5.

Install this plugin into Joomla through the community builder plugin installer and enable it.

Defining multiple forms

Click on this plugin under the plugin management tab and in the params section define the forms in this format:

form_name1:field_name1,field_name2

form_name2:field_name1,field_name2

  • form_name is a identifier for the form you are creating. Keep it unique and without spaces. This form_name has to be passed as a GET parameter to the default CB registration page to show up only the fields you want.
  • field_name1,field_name2 etc are the names of the fields under the Field management tab in CB.

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How to display your accurate google latitude location address with the public badge map in your blog

Google latitude is a great way to share your current GPS location with everyone. You can put up the google location badge on your blog and let the world know your exact geographical location.
But the latitude badge does not provide the exact address of your current location in terms of the area names but shows the exact location on the map. Google latitude badge shows only city level address along with the map. So I decided to write my own small PHP script to print out the exact address instead of an approximate one which is shown by default. You could use this code coupled with XMPP integration to show it as you google talk status message (a tutorial and script for this..sometime later)

Basically, instead of displaying “<City name>,<country>”, ┬áthis script will display “<Road name>, <areaname>,<cityname>,<country>”
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andLinux andWindows7

I have been doing PHP on Windows till now, but a week back I realised that I wanted something which Windows couldnt give me. The pcntl_fork( ) function was not implemented on windows. So I had to either do PHP on a remote shell or install linux on separate partition. Remote shell wasnt a bad idea because I already had an account on freeshell.de and they had all PHP functions enabled. But there was not Gnome/KDE and I had to settle for vim. Then I decided that I will run Linux through VMware. I had tried this even before, and knew that it would be painstakingly slow.

Luckily I came across andLinux when I was googling for vmware. I thought I will give it a try .. 200 MB wont take much time. The installation was quick, just keep “next”ing and Voila , linux is installed in 5 minutes.
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