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“Run” cheat


Ever want to open a program but can’t be bothered to go through your start menu or minimize the 15 apps you have open to reach the desktop (yes I have this problem often)? Well I’ve sorta found a solution. It includes the adding of programs to the C:/Windows (taking C is the partition Windows is located on… blah…blah…blah…) directory.

[via : Webby’s World » The ‘Quicker’ Run Cheat ]

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July 28, 2006 Posted by | Windows | 2 Comments

Gtalk Update


Google has just released a great new version of Google Talk. This new version has all the goodies people have been asking for.

This new feature list includes:

  • File Transfer – Send unlimited files and folders to contacts. With no restrictions on file size.
  • Voicemail
    – If your buddy isn’t answering his/her call, leave a message. A
    voicemail message. And even if your friend doesn’t use Google Talk,
    they can still receive it in a nice little attached audio file.
  • Music Status – Show what tunes you are currently listening to.

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July 28, 2006 Posted by | software, Web | 3 Comments

Convert Firefox Bookmarks & Feeds To IE7


There is now a conversion utility
available that Microsoft should have made themselves. It will convert
both your Firefox bookmarks/favorites and your feeds and send them to
IE7.

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July 27, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Web | Leave a comment

Portable Firefox 2.0 Beta 1


All you have to do is download the Portable Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 (Release
Candidate) file below. Then you unzip the file and browse for the file PortableFirefox.exe.
Just execute that file and you will be running Firefox 2.0 Beta 1
(Release Candidate)! The profile is kept with the PortableFirefox
folder so you don’t have to worry about messing up your other profile
and the uninstallation process is simple…just delete the folde

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Update : There was a problem with the download link earlier, now it works fine

July 10, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Web | 1 Comment

Firefox 2.0 Beta

Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) can be downloaded from Mozilla’s FTP site, although the official Beta 1 won’t be released until July 11, according to notes published by the open-source developer.

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July 10, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hidden Notepad feature


Here’s an odd little feature I never knew was in Notepad, Microsoft’s otherwise featureless text editor: It can be used to make log files. Give it a shot: Open Notepad and type .LOG on the first line, then save the file as whatever you want. Now every time you open the file the current date and time will be appended to it,

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July 8, 2006 Posted by | Windows | Leave a comment

Sony under fire for “racist” advertising


sony has done it again. They are marketing more than electronics these days.I think they are in the habit of doing things without thinking through and reap the benifits later. When will they ever learn. may be they just want the media attention….which means im helping them……oh no i got to stop.

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July 7, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Make Windows Shutdown Faste


User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
is a free  utility from Microsoft that’s supposed to speed up Windows
XP shutdown times considerably. The article at IntelliAdmin says the
biggest culprit for slow shutdowns “is a problem unloading the current
user’s profile,” and what the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service does is
in the background and cleans up user profiles automatically. I’m not
convinced that it will reduce my ~1.5 minute shutdowns to a few
seconds, but every little bit helps. Oh, and FYI, after you’ve
installed the app you’ll have to reboot once before it will kick in.

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July 6, 2006 Posted by | software, Windows | Leave a comment