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Matters important in day-to-day life of a typical Indian citizen - you and me (HumLog)

Humlog is fundamentally a how-to blog committed to publish step-by-step details on any process which we think important to all of us. Our team has published a varied range of articles on topics like personal finance, housing, parenting and schooling, voting, etc.

We believe that 'money and financial ...

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At www.humlog.net, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.humlog.net and how it is used.

We promise not to sell, rent, or give away any personal information (including email addresses, or other personally identifying information) associated with your user account. We will ...

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Manufacture year and month of a car - VIN number & chassis number

While researching for buying a new car, I came to know that sometimes dealers sell an old car under the guise of new. You wouldn't come to know the difference unless you understand the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and chassis number which have the manufacture month and year coded in them.

To understand these numbers for my would-be-car Hyundai i10, I had to search and read many pages ...

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Cutting Your Car Fuel Bills

With today's bumper hike, the petrol now costs Rs 81.26 a liter in Bangalore. A friend's facebook status says : "filled my car's fuel tank yesterday, feeling lucky" :) True. With every trip to the petrol pump we would now feel the pinch of owning a car. Its time we start paying attention on ways to reduce our fuel bills.

Keeping in mind some points while driving can result in savings of about 10-...

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Buying an insurance policy - Know your rights

Most people generally accede to the unfair practices of the insurers, primarily because they are not aware of their rights as an insurance buyer. If people understand their rights and are willing to fight for them, they would find that regulations imposed by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) along with various court rulings work to protect the interest of policyholders.

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EPF balance online - Resolving the Invalid Member_id error / code not in list

While trying to check my EPF account balance online on http://www.epfindia.com, I got an error which says "Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this". It took me a little while to figure out that the region code and office code have changed and my office pay slip was still showing the old codes (KN/BN/BMS/46499/098). Here is how I resolved the problem.

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Doordarshan TV Serial - Humlog

The enthusiasm of people around me to watch this TV serial is still fresh in my mind. Everyone would just adjust their schedule to accommodate viewing this serial. I was a small kid then and I barely remember anything about the serial so I just thought of searching it on internet in the hope of finding its DVDs on flipkart or else watching its videos on you tube. But alas!

After a lot of digging...

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Ban on sunfilm coating and the concept of VLT

A supreme court ruling in May 2012 declared sunfilm coating on cars as impermissible throughout India. We had purchased our first car in April only and got the sunfilm coated on it as a free accessory but we will have to get it removed now as Bangalore police has issued a strict warning against the use of sunfilms. Failure to comply will result in a fine of Rs 300 (and the car will be seized from ...

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Understanding Domain Name Servers and Web Addresses resolution

What happens when we type a website address in a browser's address bar?

Simple, we get the web page hosted on that address but there are a number of processes taking place behind the scenes. The machines on web don't understand the human readable domain names (eg: www.humlog.net) but they need addresses in a format called IP address. So there must be someone sitting in between our browser and ...

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Understanding the set up of one's own website

Its only last week that I got my very first website up and running all by myself! And I cannot wait to tell you how I did it all :)

Here is a step by step process to learn to set up one's own website. (More minute and technical details in the other post for the interested readers.)

  1. Buy a domain name
    • Think of a domain name for your website. (eg: '...

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