12 August 2016

Looking for the right health insurance

Last month, i was browsing through a list of health insurance for my small family - myself, my wife and my baby.

I was looking for a premium of 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs.

I wanted to go with the minimum premium as possible and preferably one with EMI payments.

Finally, after going through a list of websites which compared different insurance companies for me.

The websites that i checked included:

1. buy.insuranzone.com
2. coverfox.com

I also went to the individual insurance company website for the same.
I also searched search engines for guides on taking the right insurance.

And finally, i went with Religare Health Insurance directly from http://www.religarehealthinsurance.com/

The sum insured is for 5 lakhs for the 3 of us.

The premium comes to around 11,000 p.a.

The following reasons led me to choosing the Religare Care plan:

1. No room limit
2. Free health check up right from the first year
3. Availability of cashless hospital network in my own city
4. Restore benefits

Others reasons that contributed to me choosing the plan include
1. option to pay in EMI (extra bank charges though)

24 November 2015

Wordpress Permalinks Error Correction for WAMP Users

I change my wordpress permalink structure.

Every page starts showing up as a 404.

Alternate ugly solution:
I end up using the ugly id default permalink setting.

Here's the solution i found on the net that worked for me.

Users of WAMP (Windows):
Some versions of WAMP (all versions?) do not enable mod_rewrite or permit following SymLinks by default. 

To enable the required functionality navigate to the apache/conf/httpd.conf file, open with a text editor and uncomment the line LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
 (i.e., delete the hash/pound sign at the front of the line). 

Then further down in the same file there is a section that starts with the line "Options FollowSymlinks". Change the second line in that section from "AllowOverride none" to AllowOverride all.

 Save edited httpd.conf and restart all WAMP modules. 
Your permalinks should now work.
This worked for me.

I found the solution in this page

04 February 2015

Computer usable RAM showing less than total installed RAM

I had my laptop computer ram showing 2.45 gb usable out of total 4gb installed.

I was able to free up those unused memory using the following steps:

There are several additional situations that could cause the usable RAM to be less than expected. These issues and possible solutions are listed here: 

Check the system configuration settings

This problem may occur because the Maximum memory option is selected incorrectly. To fix this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
     Start button
    , type msconfig in the Search programs and files box, and then click msconfig in the Programs list.
  2. In the System Configuration window, click Advanced options on the Boot tab.
  3. Click to clear the Maximum memory check box, and then click OK.
  4. Restart the computer.
The solution was available at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610