Block Spam User Registration on WordPress – Users registering from Russia with email having mail.ru

Scenario: Spam User Registration on WordPress When you enable New User Registrations on your WordPress website, you end-up having a lot of spam (unexpected/unwanted) new user registration taking place. If you manually delete them,  they again gets recreated automatically the next day. Most of these spam new user  registration are reported from different locations within Russia.  Below are some of the spam users details from the logs. Also, most of them use the email address with mail.ru domain as show from the logs below. Logs:  Logs showing spam user registering from Russia with email having mail.ru Used an invalid username […]

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Procedure to extend Windows System Partition with non-adjacent or non-contiguous unallocated Free space

Scenario:  You have a single physical disk having System Partition, Data  Partition and some unallocated free space at the end.  Your System Partition gets filled and you want to extend it by adding the free unallocated space available on the same physical disk. Windows Disk Management tool doesn’t enable the “Extend Volume” option (i.e., “Extend Volume” option is greyed out as shown below) This behavior remains same irrespective of Unallocated space is just RAW of Formatted as FAT32/NTFS volume.                      Cause: In order to be able to extend a volume, the Unallocated free space must be on the same disk, […]

Planning for Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – in Hyderabad, India

I have been researching various factors to have Total Knee Replacement (TKR – also called Total Knee Arthroplasty TKA)  Surgery for my mother.  My mother has been suffering from Osteoarthritis for almost 10 years and we weren’t confident of going for a TKR surgery so far. We looked into other matters such as therapy, medicine, and a shop for orthotic shoes as those can reduce foot and lower leg pain. However, it has become unbearable for my mother and upon diagnosis (x-ray), the doctor confirms that both knees are in the final stage (#4) of Osteoarthritis and recommended the bilateral TKR […]