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Linux computer the size of a thumb drive now available for preorder
segphault@arstechnica.com (Ryan Paul), arstechnica.com

FXI is prepar­ing to launch the Cot­ton Candy, a tiny com­put­er that looks like a USB thumb drive. The device, which can run either Ubun­tu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it …

Free eBook on Wildflower Photography
By Steve Berardi 4 Comments, photonaturalist.net

With spring begin­ning here in the south­west­ern Unit­ed States, I thought it was time to update our free ebook on wild­flower pho­tog­ra­phy. The orig­i­nal ver­sion was released about three years ago, so it was due for an update.

Most of the…



Since I’ve post­ed this, I’ve refined a few of my posi­tions on things. Every­one learns and grows, and while I still stand by most of what I said, I specif­i­cal­ly don’t agree that ver­sion­ing the media type …

The economics of how average people get some of the best jobs in the most high-profile industries … and why (just maybe) they deserve more credit than we give them.

via The Atlantic

Dave Engberg, evernote.com

When we describe our over­all ser­vice archi­tec­ture to smart peo­ple who have been involved in other big ser­vices, the two most com­mon ques­tions are:

Why is your structured data stored in SQL databases instead of something like [big-data…

5 years away from programming, boy have things changed

After enjoy­ing 6 great years as a full-time soft­ware engi­neer, I decid­ed to take a dif­fer­ent path. I then spent the fol­low­ing 5 years doing more grad­u­ate school, and a vari­ety of management/investment type posi­tions. I staid rel­a­tive…

Detect if visitors are logged into Twitter, Facebook or Google+
Written by Tom Anthony • • 1 comment, tomanthony.co.uk

The quick ver­sion: I’ve found a way to abuse the login mech­a­nism for both Twit­ter and Google to detect whether a user is logged in to that ser­vice. Face­book pro­vides an API for this. So I pro­vide a cross-browser javascript tem­plate that…

POSTED BY James Fend, jamesfend.com

Before I begin, I’d like to rec­og­nize Josh Crews (http://www.joshcrews.com) for con­vinc­ing me to learn Ruby on Rails; with­out him and his hours of vol­un­teered menter­ship and help, I wouldn’t be writ­ing this today. Thank you.

On Jan­u­ar…

February 08, 2012 at 10:15PM by Manish Chauhan

A lot of us do not have even an idea on how much money we have in our Employee Providend fund account (EPF) . So in this post we will see how one can check his EPF balance online and get the details back through sms . Earlier I used to search a lot on checking EPF balance online and I came across some links , but most of them never worked. But few months back I successfully got sms with my EPF balance. Let me show you that.

How to check your EPF balance status online
  • Go to this EPFO website link
  • There will be a link below the page to check your status online , click on that (direct link)
  • You will see a drop down there to select the PF Office State ( like Maharashtra, Karnataka , Delhi etc) . Select your PF office .
  • Once you select the State , you will see a list of different cities office, like for Karnataka , you can see one of the options as “Bangalore” along with the “data available upto” date , so you can get your EPF balance till that date only .
  • Choose the city office
  • You will be taken to the page where you will have to fill in EPF account number , Your Name and mobile number and Submit.
How to enter your EPF account detail ?

For an example lets say Manish Chauhan worked in Bangalore and had a  EPF account with number KN/62345/876 . This name “Manish Chauhan” is the name appearing in EPF slip .

In that case 62345 will be the Establishment Code (which will be first blank column) and 876 will be the account number (third column) . The second column will be blank in most of the cases , it’s actually the sub code or extension of the establishment code.

EPF balance Online

 Important Points
  • Note that the name should be exactly same as it appears in EPF slip
  • The office and state have to be selected properly , In a single start there can be many offices , make sure you choose the right one.
  • The SMS can come a little late , so please be patient
  • The amount can be only upto a certain date which will be mentioned in the SMS

Can you share if you have are waiting for your EPF money from long time ? Are you facing problem in getting right information on why your EPF money has not reached you ?

Related posts:

  1. Prepay your Home loan online using NEFT payment
  2. Online transfer to your Public Provident Fund (PPF) account
  3. File your income tax returns online

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