ERROR: failed to mkdir C:\php\pear\tests\PHP_CodeSniffer\CodeSniffer\Core\File [Solved]

If your PHP installation has been done somewhere else other than the C:\ drive, then “pear install” command may throw errors. Example: Here in my case, the xampp has been installed into E:\ drive and the “pear install” throws error.

Solution: I get into the “pear” directory and checked config values set for different …     continue reading  

Setup PHP CodeSniffer along with WordPress Coding Standards [ Windows, XAMPP ]

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The other day, I had some problem setting up latest WordPress coding standard for PHP CodeSniffer on a Windows machine. It was throwing some errors/warnings like the below. There were some others, but eventually we had fixed some of those. However the WP coding standards were not getting listed in phpcs.

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How to block the USSD notification/balance update messages on Android smart-phones ? [Solved]

Problem description: In India, whatever internet plans you take for your smartphones, be it 3G, 2G Internet, GPRS etc. it always keeps randomly disconnecting. Sometimes it reconnects automatically, sometimes it takes a while. So, during this process we keep getting a remaining balance message or notification for the data usage which is nothing but a …     continue reading