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Friday, July 27, 2007

Revo Uninstaller :: Helps you remove the Applications and clean up the registry too


Revo Uninstaller is one of those programs that all must have inside their PC. It is ofcourse a free software for the effective management of programs inside of your computer. Thanks to it's unique feature to optimize the performance of the PC too.

Well, the main use of the software is that it helps you to remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. With its advanced and fast algorithm to scan before and after uninstall of an application you can remove unnecessary files, folders and registry keys left over in your computer. Even if you have a broken installation Revo Uninstaller scans for application's data on your hard disk drives, Windows registry and shows all found files, folders and registry items so you can delete them.


Beyond to the 2 functions as described, it allows to delete out also the history of the browser and also the history of Office.

Here are the list of all tools and utilities included:

Auto Start Manager - stop programs to start automatically when Windows starts;
Windows Tools Manager - handy and useful tools bundled with every Windows;
Junk Files Cleaner - find and remove unnecessary files from your computer;
Browsers History Cleaner - erase web site history, visited pages history, temporary internet files of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera web browsers;
Office History Cleaner - remove history of most recently used files in MS Office;
Windows history cleaner - remove recently opened files history, delete temporary files, remove tracks and history saved by Windows;
Unrecoverable Delete Tool - erase files and folders forever;
Evidence remover - make sure already deleted files, folders and other data are unrecoverable.

Few ways to make Google more useful


Browsing the Web Using Google Cache

Google Cache is a great solution if a web page is down. If you're visiting a site and it returns a "404 error message", you can try to do a search on Google for that site adding the cache: operator, e.g. cache:www.google.com.

Check Spelling Frequency with Google

This is a quick and easy way to check the relative frequency of spellings. Query for a particular spelling, making note of the number of results. Then click on Google's suggested spelling and note the number of results. It's surprising how close the counts are sometimes, indicating an oft-misspelled word or phrase.

Translate a Single Word

Translate a single word Google Translate has added a nifty new twist: dictionary translations. For instance, say you're looking for ways to say "drive" en Francais; you can plug it into Google Translate and figure out that there are different ways to use drive, depending on the context.

Phone Number Geolocator (USA & Canada only)

Google Maps mashup Phone Number Geolocator takes the first six digits of a phone number (the area code plus 3) and gives you a close approximation of that number's origin on a Google map. Google has been helping us locate area codes for a while now, but some area codes cover pretty large areas. The NPA-NXX Geolocator goes one step further and narrows the location down to a more specific and accurate estimation.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

McAfee Rootkit Detective :: An effective Freeware to remove Rootkits


McAfee Rootkit Detective is a program designed and developed by McAfee Avert Labs to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system. What's cool is that McAfee has released this product as a Freeware.

I would suggest that McAfee Rootkit Detective be only used by knowledgeable individuals at the direction of, and with the support of, a representative from McAfee Avert Labs or McAfee Technical Support. Improper usage of this tool could result in damage to your applications or operating system.

The Rootkit Detective 1.0 can be downloaded here.
More Information about this product is Avaliable at McAfee Rootkit Detective Homepage.

Screenshot of McAfee Rootkit Detective is as shown below:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Stupid Technology :: Really Funny Gadgets


I came across some really Hillarious (or should I say Stupid) Gadgets. These have been designed to expose how Stupid Technology can be at times. Have a look at them for yourself!!

Click on Image to Enlarge




How did you like these Gadgets?

How to do a Vertical Search in Google easily?


Instead of searching for a term across all pages on the web, search within a specialized field. Google has a number of specific searches, allowing you to search within blogs, news, books, and much more.

Click on the relevant links below to do a Vertical Search using Google in the following areas:

Book Search
Blog Search
Catalogs
Code Search

Directory
Finance
Images
Local/Maps

News
Product Search
Scholar
Video

How to Refine Google to Search File Types easily?


Many a times we may be looking for Word Documents or PDF files while doing research. But didn't want to drop by at the library to look for the same. In all such scenarios, Google is the Best Resource to look for Research Papers to Data Sheets to Free Music.

Here's how you can effectively search using Google.

Copy {-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(doc|pdf|txt) " Search terms"} into the search bar and replace Search terms with a document title to find open indexes that contain downloadable text files. You can change the files being searched from (doc|pdf|txt) to (mp3|wma|wav) to find audio files or indeed to include any other file extension you may need. (doc|pdf|txt) means that only indexes containing doc OR pdf OR txt files are shown in results.

If all this copying and pasting is too much, you can also visit G2P (Google to Person) under http://www.g2p.org, which offers an input-field interface to Google searches like the example given above to help locate open directories or otherwise shared files.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Does Harry really die in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? A complete Book Review


Does Harry die Really in the latest J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? I was just amused to know that people are placing bets on whether Harry lives or dies. Now that's really hilarious.

Well, the Deathly Hallows are Harry's invisibility cloak which has been passed down from generation to generation, a stone that brings back the dead which is hidden in the snitch Harry first caught in his mouth left to him by Dumbledore in his will and the elder wand hidden in Dumbledore's tomb, which is taken by Voldemort.

R.A.B. is actually Sirius' brother Regulus in spite from what Voldemort did to him. After he died in the cave he left the task to Kreacher to destroy the locket but Kreacher was unable to even open it.

The horcruxes are the locket stolen by Kreacher then by Mundugus then stolen by Umbridge then taken by Harry. Destroyed by Ron with the Gryfindor sword.

The Hufflepuff goblet hidden in Bellatrix Lestrange's vault in Gringotts. Destroyed by Hermoine with a Basilisk fang.

The Diadem of Ravenclaw hiddden in the room of requirement next to where Harry hid the Half-blood Prince potion book. Destroyed by Crabbe's cursed fire spell.

Nangini, Voldemort's snake. Destroyed by Neville with the Grryfindor sword.

And finally Harry's scar. Destroyed with Voldemort's killing curse.

Snape was actually working with Dumbledore the whole time, Dumbledore himslef planned his own death, the curse on his hand was growing more and more every day. Snape was truly repenting sending Voldemort after Harry's mom, he was in love with her, his patronus was even a doe, just like Lily Potter, Harry's mother.

Here's who really dies.

  • Muggle studies teacher Burbage killed be Voldemort.
  • Hedwig killed by a Death Eater.
  • Mad-eye killed by a Death Eater.
  • Tonk's father killed by Death Eaters.
  • The minister of magic Scrimgeour killed by Voldemort and Death Eaters.
  • Wormtail killed by his own silver hand.
  • Dobby killed by Bellatrix LeStrange.
  • Crabbe by his own 'cursed fire' spell.
  • Fred killed by a Death Eater at the final battle at Hogwarts.
  • Lupin (not specified, killed at the final battle).
  • Tonks (side by side with her husband Lupin).
  • Snape killed by Voldemort.
  • Colin Crevey by Death Eaters at the final battle.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange killed by Mrs. Weasley.
  • Harry dies/goes into dream state?? then revives/awakes
  • Voldemort killed by who else; Harry.
  • And about 50 students at Hogwarts names not specified.
  • And Ron or Hermione DO NOT die.
Death by Pages:
  • Burbage dies on pg. 12
  • Hedwig dies on pg. 56
  • Mad-Eye dies on pg. 78
  • Scrimgeour dies on pg. 159
  • Wormtail dies on pg. 471
  • Dobby dies on pg. 476
  • Snape dies on pg. 658
  • Fred Weasley dies on pg. 637
  • Harry gets ****** up by Voldemort on pg. 704
  • Comes back to life on pg. 724
  • Nagini gets beheaded by Neville Longbottom on page 733.
  • Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevy have their deaths confirmed on pg. 743


19 YEARS AFTER THE EVENTS IN THE BOOK
  • Ron has married Hermione, their two children are named Rose and Hugo.
  • Harry has married Ginny, their three children are named Lily, James, and Albus Severus.
  • Draco Malfoy has a son named Scorpius.
The FINAL LINE OF THE BOOK is:
"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!

Sorry about the Banner and a few Images disappearing in the site


The Top Banner and some of the images in the blog have suddenly disappeared - whola what's the reason? Are you wondering the same? Well, this is due to the sudden surge of traffic - which I didn't anticipate during the weekend. The images were all hosted at GooglePages and hence are locked down due to excessive Bandwidth.

I am looking for a backup of the images which are unfortunately tucked in my laptop at home. As soon as I get access to the images I will upload the same into a better / reliable service. Sorry for the terrible design that is now getting displayed without the Top Banner.

Cheers!!
Jason

Friday, July 20, 2007

Grab the Pownce Invites before they Finish!!


Thanks to one of our reader's Ronald - He linked me to a new service called Pownce. Before his mail, I had NO idea on what this cool service was all about. Thanks Ronald :)

Well, Kevin Rose is one of the founders of Digg, and has come out with a brand new service called Pownce. He has quite ambitiously sent the company out to the ever challenging Internet marketplace. Pownce is a new network of instantaneous client that offers the functionalities of Twitter/Jaiku, allowing the sending of messages, files and events with the other users.

This new system has developed its client on Adobe AIR(Adobe Integrated Runtime ), and hence it is necessary to install the AIR to your computer. Since AIR is currently only being available for Windows and Mac. If you have Linux - you will have to hope just a little bit.

At the moment the service is in closed beta, and can only be accessed by means of an invitation.

Now for the Best part - I have a few Pownce Invites to give away. In case, any of you need an invite - Do drop me a mail.

List of Cool Freeware Alternatives for Microsoft Office and OpenOffice Suite


Many have run into troubles with OpenOffice, hence I thought let me post some Cool Freeware Alternatives to Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. I have used OpenOffice during the days it was called StarOffice and shipped by Sun Microsystems. But most of the times the constant pain point was with alignment of text and it's compatability with Microsoft Office Platform.

The first software I see as a worthy alternative is called Abiword. It is today's fast and most powerful word-processor. It makes it very easy while writing a large letter and/or document due to it's fast and simple word processor engine. Open source, compatible multiplatform and easy integration with Microsoft Office is all there with Abiword. The main reason that this can be considered is due to its reduced footprint on your hard disk and RAM.

Other nearly indispensable software nowadays that one can use in order to create and modify calculation sheets (the equivalent of Excel of Microsoft), is called Gnumeric. Gnumeric is again Open source, multiplatform, fast and light.

Did you feel that we lack one good alternative to Outlook (which isn't there with the Openoffice.org Office Suite)? Obviously not, we have Evolution. It's again multiplatform and also open source.

And at last, only for the Linux users, an optimal software in order to create and to modify Presentations is Kpresenter. Obviously open source and can also edit and display Microsoft Powerpoint Slides.

The Actual Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ending :: De Mystified


After I posted yesterday on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :: E-Book Freely available Online Now" - I am shell shocked at the response it has driven. Well, it just goes to prove the kind of fan following J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is set to unleash.

Well, now that the entire book has been leaked - So the ending too has been purpotetly leaked. The ending clearly describes in great detail as to who dies at the end.

It seems that the final nine pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place 19 years in the future - which is simply amazing.

Well, I won't spoil the millions of fans by telling the ending right away. But do check out one of the comments in my last article which even gives you a briefing of the page numbers of the deaths. Or you can read the ending online at this mail archive.

Free Portable Firefox 2.0.0.5 now Available


Yesterday I had an article announcing the release of the new FireFox Version 2.0.0.5 being Released. Today I found a Portable version of the new Firefox freely available for your USB drives, portable Hard Disks', etc.

Portable Firefox is a fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow most of your favorite extensions to work as you switch computers. It will also work from a CDRW drive (in packet mode), ZIP drives, external hard drives, some MP3 players, flash RAM cards and more.

I find the Portable version particularly useful when making use of a Cyber cafe as all my Bookmarks are intact and also I can enjoy the same browsing environment.

You can Download Portable Firefox freely at PortableApps Website.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scholastic Sues P2P Torrent sites for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows " Leak


Scholastic - The publisher of R.K. Rowling's much awaited and secretly guarded last book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has sued many of the P2P Torrent sites in a last ditch attempt to plug the increasing amount of online leaks ahead of this Friday's release. I did report on the leak of the latest Harry Potter book yesterday - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :: E-Book Freely available Online Now.

Scholastic has also sued DeepDiscount.com, which had apparently already mailed out almost 1200 copies of the book before the release. You can read more on this recent development at the following Los Angeles Times article.

J.K. Rowling, author of the book, begged on her personal site. The message reads as follows "I'd like to ask everyone who considers themselves a Potter fan to help preserve the secrecy of the plot for all those who are looking forward to reading the book at the same time on publication day. In a very short time, you will know EVERYTHING!".

So will the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leak be plugged? I guess not - but it surely has made a small impact on JK's Bank balance.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

FireFox Version 2.0.0.5 Released


The World's most famous web-browser Firefox has just received a new and very important update, the new 2.0.0.5 release is now available for download from the Official Website. You can also alternatively download from here - I would recomend this approach. The latest version of Firefox comes with a lot of fixes that are meant to improve the security of the users browsing the Internet with Firefox.

One important fix is with a bug that had some problems with the Javascript engine in Firefox that can execute dangerous codes able to enhance attackers' attempts to infiltrate into a system. Actually the security updates with this new release are many, starting with simple errors and ending with highly critical vulnerabilities that might allow an attacker control an affected system - similar to the one I have listed above.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :: E-Book Freely available Online Now


The much awaited HP series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has already hit the internet almost 4 days before it's scheduled release. Looks like the high amount of security that was posted to guard all the printing facilities and the storage sites was of No use.

Well, the entire book (784 pages to be precise) are all available online for Free download in the form of Photos (very messy) as well as a few sites offering pdf formats.

The sites are offering Torrent downloads and the few that offered direct download of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Rapidshare and Megaupload have been blocked in No time - Just shows how serious the publishers and JK Rowling are with this release.

I wouldn't put up the links of the sites were the book is available for Free download due to Copyright and Privacy Infringement Issues. But I can give you the exact phrase that you need to put in google to reach the torrent files. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows filetype:torrent" << Use the phrase inside the quotes to catch the fish!!

I am NO fan of Harry Potter - So I will wait for reviews from you guys on how the so called Last series is. Do drop in your comments below.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Can you Blend an iPhone really?


The iPhone was released recently and it has been a great hit. Though I don't give it much of a praise as I feel that the iPhone is still not a true value for money product in the offering - Given it's price and functionality.

Below is a Stunning Video on How you can Blend an iPhone?

Monday, July 16, 2007

How to Choose your own Location of Sent Mails in Outlook?


Once you've sent out an e-mail, the default location for it to be saved is under Sent Items. The following tip explains how to use Microsoft's Visual Basic Editor to teach Outlook to ask where you want to save an e-mail once it's been sent.

  1. In Outlook, click to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor (or press F11)
    Note: You may see a pop-up Security Warning telling you "'ThisOutlookSession' contains macros". Select Enable Macros.
  2. Double-click the Project icon > Microsoft Office Outlook Objects, then double-click ThisOutlookSession. Paste the code below into the text box. Click File > Save.



Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, _
Cancel As Boolean)
Dim objNS As NameSpace
Dim objFolder As MAPIFolder
Dim objAttFld As MAPIFolder
Set objNS = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
If Item.Class = olMail Then
Set objFolder = objNS.PickFolder
If TypeName(objFolder) <> "Nothing" And _
IsInDefaultStore(objFolder) Then
Set Item.SaveSentMessageFolder = objFolder
End If
Item.UnRead = False
Set objFolder = Nothing
Set objNS = Nothing
Set objAttFld = Nothing
End If
End Sub
Public Function IsInDefaultStore(objOL As Object) As Boolean
Dim objApp As Outlook.Application
Dim objNS As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim objInbox As Outlook.MAPIFolder
On Error Resume Next
Set objApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objNS = objApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set objInbox = objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
Select Case objOL.Class
Case olFolder
If objOL.StoreID = objInbox.StoreID Then
IsInDefaultStore = True
End If
Case olAppointment, olContact, olDistributionList, _
olJournal, olMail, olNote, olPost, olTask
If objOL.Parent.StoreID = objInbox.StoreID Then
IsInDefaultStore = True
End If
Case Else
MsgBox "This function isn't designed to work " & _
"with " & TypeName(objOL) & _
" items and will return False.", _
, "IsInDefaultStore"
End Select
Set objApp = Nothing
Set objNS = Nothing
Set objInbox = Nothing
End Function


Note: If you have any problems, simply delete the pasted text in Visual Basic Editor or disable macros when prompted.

Friday, July 13, 2007

HP meets a Billion pound recycling goal :: Congrats


Environmental responsibility is good business. Now it seems that the IT major HP has reached the tipping point where the price and performance of IT are no longer compromised by being green, but are now enhanced by it.

HP announced today that it has met its goal of recycling one billion pound of used electronic components and that its net target is set for two billion by 2010. In 2004, HP had set its initial goal after it reached the half a billion mark and in the next three years, it went on recycling another half of billion pounds. Aiming to double its recovery rate, HP says that more recycling will lead to a better business - which I feel is the correct approach. Anyways, HP is leading the race of electronic components recycling, its closest competitor being IBM but with a 73% lower rate of recovery.

HP's environmental strategy is based on a nature-friendly design, as well as encouraging its customers to recycle most of HP's depleted or obsolete products.

A BIG Congrats to HP and wishing it all the very Best. Hope more majors follow suit.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Geeks who love the Kitchen - try : Snacksby


Apart from being a technologist (my term for calling a Geek), I also love paying a visit to the kitchen. So today I'll recommend to you a site that helps you create a delicious snack with all the items/ingredients that you have stocked at home!!

Snacksby recommends to you recipes based on ingredients that you have at hand. It's very simple - you type in the ingredients that you have available (even the specific quantities), and then you are provided with various recipe options that contain the ingredients that you specified in the search. If you like a certain recipe that you see, you have an option to add it to your shopping list, save it to your recipe box, make it, and then comment on your results for the better good of the cooking community.

Happy Surfing and Cooking!!

Can you read this really?


Hi,
It seems like I am taking breaks quite often from the past 1 week or so. I was a bit busy with the construction and other personal appointments. I hope to be back to normal in the coming week and enrich you all with the news of the Technology Kingdom. So Strap In!!

Well, I was able to read the article below. Are you able to read it?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny a fwe plepoe can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad the lnk to tihs.

Have Fun!!

Get your Master Degree Online from an accredited online university :: Capella University


Did you ever want to get an Online degree and didn't have the time to goto a regular University - simply because you couldn't spare the time to go through the entire course. Many a times you may also not want to leave your current day-job just to get that extra university degree.

Well, in that case - the answer would be to enroll in an online course and get a degree online. But what's the catch - there are two serious problems with the idea.

* The online university maynot match up to your wanting skills and the course material may not be well tailored for the Online mode. Online mode of course delivery requires many changes to deliver the content online - since you don't get to interact face-to-face with your instructor online.

* The course offered maynot be accredicted and this will lead to non-recognition from many recruiters or other universities.

Well, it's time you had a look at the capella university Accredited Online degree course. The best thing about taking this course off-course is that it is online and you can easily schedule the time to accomodate the study in your busy schedule. Also, you need have to quit from your current day job to join the course. Since the course offered is accredited, hence it is recognized in par at other universities and by your recruiter.

Now it has released its latest Inside Online Education podcast.These regular podcasts feature interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff who share the experience of online education from a first-person point of view.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some Tips to create a Strong Password easily


While I was penning the previous article "Encrypt all your files for Free using Blowfish : Kruptos 2", I was just thinking why not share my thoughts and ideas on How to create a Strong Password. This lead me to explain the method I follow to set a password - A Strong Password indeed by all standards.

You must follow the following criteria while creating a Strong Password:
  • The password must be a minimum of 8+ characters.
  • The password must have 1 number , 1 special character, 1 Upper Case character.
A very simple example that I use to explain my friends and colleages is : P@ssw0rd. It fullfills all the criteria's. The 'a' is replaced by a special character @. The 'P' is of upper case. The 'o' is replaced by the numeral 0.

Well, you can now convert your regular password into a Strong Password by following a few changes like the example I have mentioned above for the simple password - P@ssw0rd.
  • Make the first character Upper Case.
  • Change all 'a' in the password to the special character @.
  • Change all 's' in the password to the special character $.
  • Change all 'l' in the password to the special character !.
  • Change all 'o' in the password to the numerical 0.
  • Change all 'i' in the password to the numerical 1.
Hope the above tips do help. Do comment below your thoughts and ideas.

Encrypt all your files for Free using Blowfish : Kruptos 2


Keeping your files safe has become a rule of thumb nowadays. Despite the abundance of encryption tools on the market, finding a free application to provide this service is quite a task.

Kruptos 2 is a very good Freeware Software that helps protect all your files. The interface is quite plain and simple, but supplies all the functionality you need to keep your files safe.

Drop all the files you want to the large window, either by drag and drop or by browsing for them, Kruptos makes available three options: encrypt/decrypt, shredding and create a self-extracting file (executable). The encryption algorithm used for almost all of these options is Blowfish 128-bit. This algorithm is not easily crackable. The only way to crack is by trying to guess the password you have used - So use a very Strong combination of password.

For protection purposes, you can enable obfuscate file names from the Configuration, under the Options menu. This will disguise the newly encrypted file's name. Krupto 2 takes all the precautions necessary and only the names of the files will be changed, leaving the name of the folder containing them intact.

The application is 100% rock solid. However, keep in mind that once the files are encrypted, the only way to decode them is by using the correct key - So be careful in remembering the key - Else Blowfish will need a few years to decode using a powerful server!!

You can download Kruptos 2 from the Official Website for FREE.

Searching for an Online Degree from an accredited online university :: Capella University


Online Education is effective, however one should not think it is that much easier than going to college. It is less expensive but takes just as much time and effort and time to achieve a degree. It is flexible of course as you can watch your lectures anywhere.

Many a times you may also not want to leave your current day-job just to get that extra university degree.

Well, in that case - the answer would be to enroll in an online course and get a degree online. But what's the catch - there are two serious problems with the idea.

Online mode of course delivery requires many changes to deliver the content online - since you don't get to interact face-to-face with your instructor online.

Course offered maynot be accredicted and this will lead to non-recognition from many recruiters or other universities.

It's time you had a look at the capella university Accredited Online degree course. The best thing about taking this course off-course is that it is online and you can easily schedule the time to accomodate the study in your busy schedule. Also, you need have to quit from your current day job to join the course. Since the course offered is accredited, hence it is recognized in par at other universities and by your recruiter.

It has also released its latest Inside Online Education podcast.These regular podcasts feature interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff who share the experience of online education from a first-person point of view.Listeners can subscribe to the podcast RSS feed. They are also available via subscription from iTunes.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis.

How to do Vertical Text Selection in Microsoft Word?


In Word you can have vertical selection by holding down the ALT key when selecting text. This is especially useful if you need to modify structured text in Word.

Also a Tip on Hyperlinks with PowerPoint:

You're in a meeting, you click on a link in PowerPoint only to find it no longer works! A frequent cause of such faults are the standard settings for hyperlinks in documents on your PC. To reduce the risk that working on a team document invalidates your colleagues' hyperlinks, you should uncheck the Update links on save box in the PowerPoint settings under Tools > Options > General > Web Options... > Files.

How to Save and Restore Settings in Office easily?


To save the settings configured in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. for toolbars) navigate to:
Start g All Programs g Microsoft Office g Microsoft Office Tools g Microsoft Office 2003 Save my Settings Wizard. This works for all MS Office applications, including Outlook and is especially useful if you have a new laptop/PC.

To restore settings previously saved, navigate to Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office 2003 Save My Settings Wizard. Skip the first screen by clicking on Next, then select Restore previously saved settings. Select the appropriate settings file via the Browse button and then click on Finish.

Easily Get Master Degree Online from an accredited online university :: Capella University


Did you ever want to get an Online degree and didn't have the time to goto a regular University - simply because you couldn't spare the time to go through the entire course. Many a times you may also not want to leave your current day-job just to get that extra university degree.

Well, in that case - the answer would be to enroll in an online course and get a degree online. But what's the catch - there are two serious problems with the idea.

* The online university maynot match up to your wanting skills and the course material may not be well tailored for the Online mode. Online mode of course delivery requires many changes to deliver the content online - since you don't get to interact face-to-face with your instructor online.

* The course offered maynot be accredicted and this will lead to non-recognition from many recruiters or other universities.

Well, it's time you had a look at the Capella University's Accredited Online degree course. The best thing about taking this course off-course is that it is online and you can easily schedule the time to accomodate the study in your busy schedule. Also, you need have to quit from your current day job to join the course. Since the course offered is accredited, hence it is recognized in par at other universities and by your recruiter.

Now capella university has released its latest Inside Online Education podcast.These regular podcasts feature interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff who share the experience of online education from a first-person point of view.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis.

Monday, July 09, 2007

How to have My Contacts in the Address Book in Microsoft Outlook



  1. In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Contacts
  2. Under My Contacts, right-click the Contacts folder you want to view in the address book, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu
  3. Click the Outlook Address Book tab, and make sure that the Show this folder as an e-mail address book check box is selected. If the check box is unavailable, you need to add the Outlook Address Book to your profile as follows:
    1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts
    2. Click Add a new directory or address book, and then click Next. Click Add
    3. Click Additional Address Books, and then click Next. Click Outlook Address Book, and then click Next
    4. Click OK. Restart Outlook. Click OK

Thursday, July 05, 2007

How to Install Games easily in LG Chocolate / KG800 Mobile Phones?


Well, today my pal came up with a strange question regarding his cool looking LG Chocolate [KG 800] - which I must admit looks very good. His query was How to install new games into the LG Chocolate.

So I found a way to get the cool Java Games into the LG Chocolate via the USB. Here is the procedure.

First you will need to enable Java content on your local LG Content Bank Installation. This how you can enable the same.
Goto C:/Program Files/LG GSM/LgContentsBank
Open the file config.ini in Notepad
Change EXIST_JAVA=N to EXIST_JAVA=Y

Then you have to create a folder called Java under C:/Program Files/LG GSM/LgContentsBank/Contents

Copy your jar and jad game files to this folder.

If it is a jad file then you must edit the jad file and add this line:
MIDletX-LG-Contents: KG800

No need to change anything for jar files.

Now use the Lg Contents Bank Application, select the Java icon, your games should be listed now, upload and enjoy.

You can find FREE Games and Applications for your LG Chocolate at these sites:

As for me I am still using my good old Sony Ericsson K700i - still like it :)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Download Books Online for FREE using a new Google Books feature


Today Google Books launched a new feature for Book Search to help more people access the world's great public domain works. From now on when you find an out-of-copyright book in Google Books index, you'll see a "View plain text" link, which lets anyone access the text layer of the book. As Dr. T.V. Raman explains on the main Google blog, this opens the book to adaptive technologies such as screen readers and Braille display, allowing visually impaired users to read these books just as easily as users with sight.

Basically the new feature - text layer ability allows the users to view only the text of a book without images, covers and other information. This is really cool!!

Simply download all the text of the book and you can read it at your convenience.

Best Metal Investment Leader


Both gold and silver are good investments right now. Gold is better for short according to the experts predict.Silver is a great investment right now . Would recommend silver bullion bars in 100oz, 10oz, or 1oz bars and rounds for long term. Also, if you are a knowledgeable coin collector, Morgan dollars, Peace dollars and Franklin halves are good to have.

Diversification in investments is a GOOD thing. While precious metals have intrinsic value, unlike money.It is always good to hold precious metals. Some people are down on silver because it doesn't do as well as gold.

Silver because it used by electronics and not just jewelry.A commodity that is consumed by industry will continue to be needed and based on industrial demand could rise in price more than gold.

Gold is the best investment you could make and keeps going up.The diversification comes through having shares of many different companies in the fund.

If you are intent on buying silver, do your research. If you find a company that is poised to do well off of silver, find out more about it.

Visit silver coin where you can purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.

It is one of the best America’s gold, silver and precious metals investment leader and also best dealer with a convenient market and competitive precious metals prices.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Yahoo! SiteBuilder 2.4 :: A Freeware Website Builder


Yahoo! SiteBuilder puts powerful web site design and customization capabilities at your fingertips. With a new Site Creation Wizard and more than 330 web site templates, it's never been easier to build the site you want.

Plus, once you have created your site, you can easily publish it online with a Yahoo! Web Hosting or Yahoo! Merchant Solutions plan. You don't need any special software or have to worry about organizing files. It does everything for you in just a few clicks.

Drag-and-drop tools make it easy to add new pages, change layouts, switch colors, edit text, and more — on the fly. The best thing is that this full-featured software runs offline, on your PC.

You can download Yahoo! SiteBuilder 2.4 for FREE at Yahoo's Website.

.NET Framework version 3.5 now Available for Windows Vista , XP and Server 2003


Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 is now available for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Though this release is a Community Technology Preview (CTP) release yet it gains a lot of significance since the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 contains many new features that are compatible with both .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0.

.NET Framework 3.5 also includes servicing for .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.5 has been build incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0, for example, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace. In addition, .NET Framework 3.5 contains a number of new features in several technology areas. These new features have been added as new assemblies to avoid breaking changes which I guess is totally cool.

The 3.5 version also introduces a new Web protocol support for building WCF services including AJAX, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM, and several new WS- standards. And full tooling support for WF, WCF, and WPF, including the new workflow-enabled services technology and new classes in .NET Framework 3.5 base class library (BCL) which I guess is gonna address the most common developers requests.

You can download .NET Framework 3.5 Beta from here.

Get Best Comparison for Online Credit Cards


Credit card is a easy and best option. When you apply for a credit card, you have a chance to improve your credit score. After you receive the card and start using it, you leave a trail. This credit history shows your spending habits and ability to pay back your debts. Having a good credit score can help you secure a loan in the future.

Today online approval for Credit card is fast and easy. There are numerous websites competing for your application. You can use this competition to your favor to acquire a credit card with low interest rates and bonus features for usage. If you need a credit card for quick cash, major purchases or even as a means of identification you will enjoy the credit card as long as you are the one that the card works for never fall so far in debt that you work for the credit card.

Before being able to accept credit card transactions and other forms of online payments, a merchant will need to set up a merchant account with a bank. A merchant account is the industry term for a business banking relationship wherein you and a bank have arranged to accept credit card payments. Setting up a merchant account usually involves the bank understanding your business and working with a third-party processor to arrange a mechanism for accepting payments.

Another benefit when you apply for a credit card is that it offers theft protection. If you lose cash, there are very few ways to recover the money. However, if your credit card is lost or stolen, you can report it. Your credit card company will investigate the fraud and issue you a new card.


Do Visit Credit Cards For Bad Credit which provides best search results for online credit card comparison.It also allows consumers, business and students alike to search, compare, and apply for all types of credit card offers, starting from low interest and reward card to cards for people with bad to average credit.

It features offers from leading U.S Credit Card issuers and leading brands Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.

¡¡pǝddı1ɟ sı ǝ1ɔıʇɹɐ sıɥʇ


Turn Your Monitor Upside Down to read this text!!
.ooʇ suoıʇɐɔıunɯɯoɔ ɯı / 1ıɐɯǝ uı s1ɐd ɹnoʎ buı1ooɟ unɟ ǝʌɐɥ .1ɹn sıɥʇ ʇısıʌ ʇxǝʇ dı1ɟ ɹnoʎ ǝʇɐǝɹɔ oʇ

.sǝʇısqǝʍ ǝɥʇ 11ɐ ʇsoɯ1ɐ - ǝɔɐɟɹǝʇuı pǝʇɹoddns ǝpoɔıun ʎuɐ ʇɐ dn ʇxǝʇ sıɥʇ ʇnd uɐɔ noʎ ǝɔuıs 1ooɔ ʎ11ɐǝɹ sı sıɥʇ .pǝʎɐ1dsıp sı ʇɐɥʇ ʇxǝʇ ǝɥʇ dı1ɟ oʇ ʇı pǝʞɔɐɥ puɐ ǝpoɔıun ɥʇıʍ 1ooɟ ǝɥʇ pǝʎɐ1d ǝʌɐɥ sʞ1oɟ ǝɯos .ʇnoqɐ 11ɐ sı sıɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ buıɹǝpuoʍ ǝq ʎɐɯ noʎ '11ǝʍ


The Un - Flipped version:

Well, you may be wondering what this is all about. Some folks have played the fool with unicode and hacked it to flip the text that is displayed. This is really cool since you can put this text up at any unicode supported interface - almost all the websites.

To create your flip text visit this url. Have fun fooling your pals in email / IM communications too.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Shup :: A cool Freeware Alternative for SnagIT


I had earlier written an article on SnagIT (SnagIT :: The Best Screen Capture Software available). I do use SnagIT very frequently, but the problem is that it is NOT a Freeware software and you will need to shell out a few dollars to get a hold of it.

Today I came across a very good freeware alternative for SnagIT called as shup. Shup has many extra functionalities too.

Shup is a small program that lives in your system tray, waiting for you to activate it via customizable hotkeys. Once activated, it captures your desktop or the currently active window and opens the builtin image editor, which allows you to paint, crop, etc; you can also rename the file and add upload tags. After you are done editing the image, it is uploaded to any of the supported file hosts (Stashbox.org, Flickr, PhotoBucket, WaffleImages, ImageShack) and the new URL is placed into your clipboard for easy access.

The Dark World of DOS


One of the fastest ways of doing things in Windows XP is to use DOS commands. Today's tip deals with the mysterious DOS command line interface and some of the many things that can be done with it.


  • Getting started
    • To open the command prompt: Start > Run…, type cmd and hit Enter.
    • If you need to type lengthy file or folder name, you can drag the file or folder from Windows Explorer directly into the DOS command line interface.
    • If you would like help for any command, type the command name followed by a space, then/?, e.g. dir /?.

  • Some useful commands

    assoc – Displays which programs will open the file with .xyz extension.
    It can be used either to display or modify file extension associations. If you just type assoc then it will display the list of all file extensions and associated programs used to open that file. For example, assoc .doc will show you the name of the program which the file is associated with.

    attrib – Displays and changes file attributes (i.e. make hidden files visible).
    It displays, sets, or removes the read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes assigned to files or directories. For example, if you want to edit a desktop.ini file that's hidden you can use attrib commands to unhide it and edit it.
    • attrib tips: "+" – adds an attribute. "-" – removes an attribute
      Example: C:\Documents and Settings\[user id]>attrib resume.doc +r or C:\Documents and Settings\[user id]>attrib rk-resume.doc +a -h
      Key: a = Archive, r = Read-Only, h = Hidden, s = System

    cd – Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory and also can change directory or folder (i.e. Directory is called folder in windows world).
    It displays the name of the current directory or can change the current folder.
    • Display the name of the current drive and folder: cd
    • Change directory to another path: cd pathName

    cls – Clears the command prompt window.

    control – Launch Control Panel from command prompt.
    This allows you to launch control panel applets from the command line.

    dir – Displays a list of a directory's files and subdirectories.
    If it is used without parameters, dir displays the disk's volume label and serial number, followed by a list of directories and files on the disk, including their names and the date and time each was last modified. For files, dir displays the name extension and the size in bytes; dir also displays the total number of files and directories listed, their cumulative size, and the free space (in bytes) remaining on the disk. Some examples:
    • List the contents of the current directory: c:\>dir
    • Lists contents of a path: e.g. dir c:\program files
    • Wildcards: *
      Wildcard usage: c:/windows/system32>dir *.exe - will display files with .exe extension or c:/windows/system32>dir *.* - will display the file with any extensions.

    driverquery – Displays a list of all installed device drivers and their properties.

    systeminfo – Know your computer configuration.
    It displays detailed configuration information about your computer and its operating system. It includes operating system configuration, security information, product ID, and hardware properties, such as RAM, disk space, and network cards etc.

    tree – It displays the directory structure of a path or of a disk drive graphically.
    Windows XP doesn't have direct command to print directory content so you can do that by combining following commands together.

    Try this tree DOS command and redirect the output to a text file.
    • tree > directorycontent.txt
    • print directorycontent.txt
    The file will be stored under the location you are currently working in, like C:\Documents and Settings\UserID.

    type – View txt files in command prompt without opening it with Notepad It displays the contents of a text file. The type command is mostly used to view text files without modifying them.