API key for hosted wordpress

This is a post on how to add your api key to wordpress hosted on your own web server.
Once you have hosted your wordpress blog, if you need to activate Akismet or your Stats counter you will be asked to enter your api key.

This is what you do.

  • Go to wordpress.com and create a free wordpress blog there.
  • For this you will need a user name and password and a valid email address .
  • Once you have set up the wordpress blog you will have to activate it using your email account.
  • Now to get your api key (You have it in your first intro email from free wordpress) if you dont have it follow the instructions.
  • You should be logged into you your newly created free wordpress blog on wordpress.com (free blog)
  • Install the plugin wordpress stats in your hosted wordpress blog
  • Enable Akismet
  • It will ask you for your api key
  • If you are logged into your free wordpress blog that you just created it will give you an option click on it it will take you to the free wordpress blog where the api key will be displayed.
  • Copy and paste it
  • Now you are all set to use the wordpress stats
  • The same api key can be used to set up the akismet filter to control spam on your comments.
  • Now both your stats counter and akismet filter should work fine.

For you stats to be activated properly give some time as your stats counter does not have any information at this time.
Have fun with wordpress.

This post has been updated on 16th Oct 2011


International Admissions

Study in North American Universities.

Most American, Canadian, European and Australian universities seek international students one of the reasons being that the revenue obtained from these students are way higher than what they collect from local students.
Interestingly students from south and east Asia find it easy to get admissions and they do extremely well in the first year, obviously the question is why do they fair better than most local students.
Being a teacher and having taught in the American, Canadian and south Asian schools it is very clear that the curriculum content in most of the south Asian countries maintains a higher standards and expectations in math and science. Students who have completed CBSE with an A+ automatically gets their first year waived in some Canadian universities. This kind of clearly states how well the students are prepared.
The American and Canadian schools to improve educational outcomes and pass percentage because of political pressure has started to lower standards when it comes to content, and this is has a domino effect, as this is getting passed on to the higher education.
So if you are planning to get into any of these universities it is not that hard, if you have the marks and the bucks then you can do it and the process is pretty straight forward.
The Ivy League institutes in US

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Brown
  • Dartmouth
  • UPenn
  • Best Medical Schools in US

There are a number of other universities where you can get general admission requirements here

The Canadian Universities to look out for would be

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill
  • University of British Columbia
  • Queens University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Mc Master University
  • University of Western Ontario

Some of the requirements to get into the the prestigious or ivy league institutions in North America would be to follow a systematic and planned approach.
You want to start when you get into your high school – High school starts in grade 9 in Ontario. Some of the areas you want to get involved in are.

  • Leadership programs
  • Science Fairs
  • Athletics
  • Voluntary work in the community.

Some of the academic areas you should focus on is:

  • SAT I & II(For American universities)
  • Strong Letters of recommendations indicating your strong academic, societal involvement, interpersonal skills, leadership involvements
  • Of course an 80 % + academic credit

One area the international students do face difficulty is in writing and presenting projects and reports, so being tech savvy is good; and being able to write reports and labs professionally makes your life real easy, otherwise this is going to be a steep learning curve.

Financial Aid: This is an area many international students do not focus on it is quite possible to get a number of them.

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This post is intended for international students planning to study in Canadian and American Universities.

To be updated….

Iodine solution

How to make iodine solution

  • Iodine is not a primary standard so the solution has to be standardized using thiosulfate.
  • Iodine is not soluble in water but it can be made soluble by dissolving it in KI.
  • This forms a KI3- complex ion which works like an iodine solution in all re-dox reactions.
  • This solution can be used to estimate ascorbic acid or vitamin C.
  • Dissolve 6.345 grams in 10 grams of KI in about 25 ml of distilled water and diluted to 1 liter by adding distilled water.

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