Howdy is a voice application that encourages citizens of the world to talk with each other. A person anywhere on the globe can tap on his phone, connect with a random stranger somewhere else in the globe. They can speak with each other in order to jointly solve a puzzle, one that can only be cracked by collaborative discussion. It’s kind of like the world’s biggest game of pub trivia, or a global ice breaker. Howdy games are based on general knowledge, science, history and maths. Howdy is capable of entertaining and at the same time it can be a tool for improving and exchanging knowledge, make friends, have fun, unite the world and at the same time improve your communication skills, general awareness and knowledge base.
Howdy is a free app and is available at Google Play store. It is also available through web browser. The app is easy to use, once installed the user connects to the Howdy server. Hit the “Talk” button and they’re connected to a random person and have three minutes to make a connection and say whatever they’d like.
By hitting the “Talk ‘n’ Solve” button, they’re connected with a random person and the pair have five minutes to solve the puzzle which can only be done with verbal co-operation and communication.
Users also have an option of leaving a voice message for the rest of the Howdy users. Another Howdy user can retrieve this message by pressing the “Fetch” button, one message will be retrieved – like an electronic note in a bottle.
Howdy! brings back the excitement of long distance communication. Once there was a time when talking to someone in another country was a novelty. Long distance telephone calls were expensive, but the excitement of talking to someone on the other side of the globe was thrilling. “What’s the weather like there?” “What are you eating for lunch?” Just simple questions about our shared daily routines helps to remind us that we’re all one human family.
Security features for Howdy include the ability to block a person and an option to report abuse.
Howdy is built as a platform for building massively scalable web and app based voice applications. The platform can be re-used to build large voice applications such as google talk.
Howdy is available for Android at Google Play store and can be downloaded from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nethram.howdy
Howdy is also available through web browser at http://howdytheapp.com
PhonePay is a web based software tool which helps you to collect payments from your customers via phone calls. It provides an interactive voice response system with assigned Twilio phone number and payment is made through stripe.
Consider Mr. John Doe and his Pizza Hut where he is using PhonePay as a payment option. His customers give their orders through phone or some other means. They are advised to call his PhonePay number and pay the billed amount.
John Doe is able to verify their payments in PhonePay’s admin panel. If customer cancels order or if he wish to give some discount , he can refund the desired amount to the customer from admin panel. Also if the customer expands his order, shopkeeper is able to charge overage at any time by a single click.
A web server :
PhonePay run on PHP-MySql enabled web server.
You should have a working Stripe account to collect your payments.You can create a free account by registering at www.stripe.com.
Twilio Phone number:
Set up a working phone number at www.twilio.com. Your customers have to call this number while attempting to pay for your service
It is easy to get started with phone pay. Get a copy of source file from www.github.com. Extract all files to your web server and open it in your favorite web browser. PhonePay’s installer GUI will help you in completing installation. During installation you will be asked to enter database credentials and Stripe keys.
After installation you have to enable your Twilio number by changing its Request URL. This is done from the the Twilio account at www.twilio.com. Request URL for PhonePay installed at www.myphonepay.com will be http://www.myphonepay.com/twiml.php.
Now you have a working PhonePay service. Make your first call to your PhonePay number, you will be answered by PhonePay’s IVR.
How it works
Users calling to your PhonePay’s number will be answered by its interactive voice response system (IVR) .The user will be lead to pay through Stripe. User will be prompted to enter credit card details by IVR. PhonePay does not store any credit card details on server. All call logs and payment details will be available in Admin Panel. Admin can manage orders and also if needed, refund the amount to the payer. If any customer updates his order, admin is able to charge overage by a single click in admin panel.
Phone Pay can be configured in four different modes called system behavior. System behavior is switchable based on your needs at any time from admin panel.The four system behaviors are as follows.
Set a system behavior best suited to your business and start selling with PhonePay. If you have any question or if need any support please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also you can explore and write at PhonePay’s support form for any questions at http://forum.nethram.com.
Server virtualization is a method of dividing computer resources into multiple isolated environments. It hides server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users. Followings are common usage scenarios.
KVM and OpenVZ Containers
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and Container-based virtualization are two commonly used virtualisation techniques.
KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines using unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware such as a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc. In KVM an extra layer of abstraction between the operating system and hardware will be present, and some performance issues may occur depending upon the physical device. Disk space and RAM will be reserved and disk volumes will be encrypted in KVM. KVM gives full virtualisation – its kernel or virtual hardware is not shared with any machine.
OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers on a single physical server. It enables better server utilization and ensures that applications do not conflict. Each container acts and executes exactly like a stand-alone server. Any container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. In container-based virtualization, disk space and RAM will not be reserved, it will be allocated dynamically. Its kernel is shared among containers and there is no encryption for disc volume.
Virtualization with ProxMox
Proxmox VE is an open source virtualization management solution for servers. It is based on KVM virtualization and container-based virtualization and manages virtual machines, storage, virtualized networks and HA Clustering. It is optimized for performance and usability. Enhanced Web-based management interface makes it easy to use , there is no need to install any additional management tools.
Try in Virtual Box
Following paragraph will help you to try ProxMox VE in Virtual Box.
Download ProxMox VE image from http://proxmox.com/en/downloads/category/iso-images-pve .
Create new virtual machine in your VirtualBox by selecting type Linux and version. Ubuntu 64 bit or any other debian based version. Allocate RAM 1gb as minimum requirement and choose disc and other options best suited to you.
Read more about minimum requirement at http://proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve/requirements
Enable network adapter and select Host-only adapter. Then set image file or CD/DVD in storage tab and start the machine.
Install Proxmox VE.
Set country, time zone and password. This will be your log in password to Proxmox VE.
Set host name, a fully qualified domain.
By pressing next, Proxmox VE installation will be started.
Step : 6
After completing installation remove CD and reboot machine.
First boot may take a few minutes.
Login as root with password you set at beginning of installation.
You are almost done.
Now go to ip displayed in proxmox screen(example: https://192.168.56.101:8006)
It is available over https only.
Now you might reached in Proxmox VE web interface. Login with root and password set earlier.
You can create virtual machines and Open Viz containers using graphical interface in it.
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