Monday, December 31, 2007

Movie In Paint

* First start a movie in any player.

* Then open Paint.

* Now, in the player when the movie is being played, press "Print screen" button on your key board.

* Now, Press ctrl+v in Paint

* Leave the movie player open and don't minimize it.

* Open Paint now and see the movie in the Paint!

Hide File In Image

1. Gather the file you wish to bind, and the image file, and place them in a folder. I will be using C:\New Folder
-The image will hereby be referred to in all examples as fluffy.jpg
-The file will hereby be referred to in all examples as New Text Document.txt

2. Add the file/files you will be injecting into the image into a WinRar .rar or .zip. From here on this will be referred to as (secret.rar)

3. Open command prompt by going to Start > Run > cmd

4. In Command Prompt, navigate to the folder where your two files are by typing
cd location [ex: cd C:\New Folder]

5. Type [copy /b abc.jpg + secret.rar abc.jpg] (remove the brackets)

Congrats, as far as anyone viewing is concerned, this file looks like a JPEG, acts like a JPEG, and is a JPEG, yet it now contains your file.

In order to view/extract your file, there are two options that you can take

a) Change the file extension from abc.jpg to abc.rar, then open and your file is there
b) Leave the file extension as is, right click, open with WinRar and your file is there

Ways To Shorten URL's

There are a lot of pages out there on the web - and a lot of them have mighty long URLs. This poses a problem for many web users as we attempt to pass those URLs around via instant messages, Twitter, email, and phone calls: long URLs get misunderstood and misinterpreted in a variety of ways. Thus, the rise of the URL-shortening service - web sites designed to compress the URLs of other web sites.

One might think that this is a simple and easily-solved problem, but that’s not reckoning with either the cleverness of developers or the number of ways that a niche market can be split up. Here’s a list of eight different URL-shorteners, each with their own special features.

  • TinyURL - The father of them all (at least, so far as I know) and still going strong. No special features, but it’s been around and reliable for a long time now. Includes a bookmarklet for easy browser use.

  • - If you have trouble remembering addresses, this is as short as they come. Besides a bookmarket, includes a preview feature: append a hyphen to the end of any link, and you’ll go to a page on the site telling you where the redirection points. This is useful if you don’t quite trust the person sending you the shorter link.

  • urlTea - This one includes a couple of nice touches. For starters, the shortened link ends up on the clipboard, saving you an operation. You can also talk to it via Google Talk at and get your shorter links that way, use their API, and add your own arbitrary descriptive text to shortened links.

  • SnipUrl - This one edges past “shortener” and towards “social network”, with its ability to browse through the snips that everyone else has used the service for. You can also subscribe to get interesting snippings in your email or subscribe to their RSS feed.

  • doiop - One of several URL-shorteners that lets you choose your own alias, rather than getting an arbitrary link assigned to you. That’s it; otherwise, there are no bells and whistles here at all.

  • 301url - This one lets you assign your own alias (so you can have as long as no one else has taken it), but beyond that it also tags forwarded links with a 301 redirect. This makes them more useful in cases where you want to be sure search engines ultimately end up at your own page instead of some URL-shortening service.

  • twittums - In addition to shortening links and providing an API that hands back details in an XML file, this one hooks into snap to capture image previews of the sites you link. So when you shrink a URL, you get your choice of regular link, bbcoded link, or link with an image preview to post.

  • Shorty - If you’ve got the technical chops (as well as a server, PHP, MySQL, and Apache), you can download and install Shorty, and run your own URL-shortening service. This is more effort than any other alternative, but lessens any worry about the service you’re using going under (as several have in recent months).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Check BIOS Date

The below debug routine is to check the date of your BIOS. All BIOS dates on PC compatible computers is stored at memory address FFFF5h. To display the date of your BIOS do the following:

Go to Command Prompt, type debug - d FFFF:5 L 8.

After typing the above command you should receive a string similar to:

FFFF:0000       30 34 2F-33 30 2F 39 38       4/30/98

4/30/98 would be the date of your computer BIOS.

Display Message On Startup

Go to Start->run, type 'regedit'. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Modify the key legalnoticecaption with what you want to name the window.

Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to say.

Restart. Thats it.

Notepad As Diary

Sometimes we want to insert current data and time, whenever we open the file in the notepad. If you are a lazy person like me, who don’t like to press F5 whenever you open a notepad. Then here is a trick to avoid this. Just add a .LOG in the first line of your text file and close it.
Whenever you open the file with that text in the first line in the notepad, it will insert the current date and time at the end of the file. You can start entering your text after that.

Turn Off Autoplay for Program CD's

How can you stop Windows XP from launching program CDs?

· Click Start, click Run, type GPEDIT.MSC to open Group Policy in the Microsoft Management Console.

· Double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Administrative templates,double-click System, and then click Turn off autoplay.

· The instructions on your screen describe how to configure this setting. Click Properties to display the setting dialog.

· Click Enabled, and choose CD-ROM drives, then click OK, to stop CD autoplay. This setting does not prevent Autoplay for music CDs.

Disabling Scandisk Check

When Windows is not shut down correctly, it will perform an AutoCheck using CHKDSK on the next restart.

AutoCheck is executed after a short time delay. AutoCheck can be disabled or delayed by tweaking a few Registry settings.
1) Run ‘Regedit’ from ‘Start Menu -> Run’
2) Go to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SYSTEM|CurrentControlSet|Control|SessionManager’.
3) Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called “AutoChkTimeOut” and set it according to the value data below.
4) Value Name: AutoChkTimeOut.
5) Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value).
6) Value Data: Time in Seconds or 0 to disable(default = 10).
7) Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Invisible Folder

Make your folders invicible...:)

1) Right Click on the desktop.Make a new folder
2) Now rename the folder with a space(U have to hold ALT key and type 0160).
3) Now u have a folder with out a name.
4) Right click on the folder>properties>customize. Click on change icon.
5) Scroll a bit, u should find some empty spaces, Click on any one of them.
Click Ok.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Useful Downloads-2

1. 7-zip7-Zip is a open source file archiver program for windows. It supports packing and unpacking of 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR format files and supports onlu unpacking of RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS. It provides better compression ratio than WinZip for ZIP and GZIP formats. It is an alternative to programs like WinZip

2. Audacity: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.Audacity can be used to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files. cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.

3. Blender:Blender is a open source free software for creating 3D animations. Blender can be used for modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and creating interactive 3D applications. Blender has robust features et similar to programs like 3ds Max and Maya.

4. ClamWin: ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003. ClamWin is a good alternative to commercial softwares like Norton, McAfee etc. Clamwin features include High detection rates for viruses and spyware, Scanning Scheduler, Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database, Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer, and Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

5. eMule:eMule is a open source peer to peer file sharing (P2P) client tool.

6. Feedreader:Feedreader is free desktop RSS aggregation tool. “Feedreader automatically downloads updates from your favorite Web sites. So, it eliminates the need for you to constantly monitor multiple Web pages, while allowing you to immediately identify and retrieve new articles”

7. Filezilla:FileZilla is a free, open source FTP client for Windows. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols. It has all the essential features required for a FTP client. The main features of FileZilla are Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads, Site Manager with folders, Keep Alive system, Timeout detection, Firewall support, SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support, SSL secured connections, Upload/Download Queue, Drag&Drop.

8. Firefox:The best cross platform supported web brwoser available on the net, it doesn’t need any introduction and many of you might be using. The wide range of Firefox Add-On’s make this the most powerful browser for all types of users. Firefox is an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

9. GIMP:GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is free open source raster graphics editor for manipulating photos or images. GIMP is an excellent software and alternative to expensive photoshop, it is used for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

10. hugin:hugin is a open source easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging tool. Using hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into as complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

11. Inkscape:Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape is a good alternative to commercial vector graphics tools like Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand or Xara X. Inkscape uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format. It can be used to create web2.0 buttons, banners, logos, icons etc.

12. Juice:Juice is a free open source cross-platform podcast receiver application. It is used to download podcast media files, such as oggs and mp3s. Using juice you can schedule the podcast and juice will let you know when a new podcast is available. The downloaded files media files can be automatically copied to a digital audio player.

13. is the open source office suite similar to Microsoft office available to different platforms. is a collection of applications with the features similar to Microsoft Office. The Components include Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Draw, Math, Quickstarter etc.

14. PDFCreator:PDFCreator is a free program for creating PDF documents from windows programs. Once installed, it allows the user to select PDFCreator as their printer, allowing almost any application to print to PDF.

15. Pidgin:Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim is a multi-platform instant messaging client that supports many commonly used IM protocols. Pidgin is a free software and supports IM’s including Yahoo, Google Talk, Jabber, MSN, AOL, ICQ etc.

16. Programmers Notepad:Programmer’s Notepad is the free, open source, text editor for programmers.some of the features of Programmers Notepad: Code Folding/Outlining, Docking tool windows, Excellent external tool support with user-configurable output matching, Export to HTML (using CSS) and RTF, Word Wrapping

17. Scribus:Scribus is an open source desktop publishing (DTP) application. It has some nice page layout features and can be used as an alternative to Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. “It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.”

18. Sunbird:Sunbird is open source desktop calender application from Mozilla foundation. Sunbird is a cross platform, open standards application built on Mozill Toolkit.

19. Thunderbird:Thunderbird is the open source desktop email application from Mozilla foundation. Thunderbird has the best features in the industry. “Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need.”

20. VLC Media Player:VLC Media Player is a open source media player from VideoLan project team. It is the best media player available in the net, it plays almost any file format available. It also supports streaming protocols. It is a good alternative to different media players.

click here for Useful Downloads-1 post.

Web / Development Downloads

1. PSPad:PSPad is a freeware programmer’s editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems, useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments

  • like highlighted syntax in their source code

  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor

  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text

  • want to save time - PSPad offers rich text formating functions

  • need tool what offer user extension capabilities

  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for commercial and government purposes too

2. HTTrack:HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

3. NOTEPAD++:Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.

Multi Media Downloads

1. Media Player Classic:Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact free software media player for Microsoft Windows. The application has a similar look and feel to the old light-weight Windows Media Player 6.4. Underneath, however, it is a completely different application which has all the options and features one might expect from a modern media player.

2. Media Coder: MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution.

3. Hanbrake:HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

4. musikCube:musikCube can be an alternative to iTunes to manage your music collection.

5. popCorn:popCorn is a desktop-oriented MPEG-1 audio (MP3) and video software capable of playing data streamed directly from the network. Compatibility with existing media servers is provided by the support of the industry standard RTSP protocol.

6. ImgBurn:ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. It supports all windows versions.

7. AVS Disc Creator:Write your data to CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs quickly and easily using FREE AVS Disc Creator.

8. DVDStyler:DVDStyler is a cross-platform DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs.

9. mp3mymp3:Record any audio playing on your computer as mp3 or wav file with mp3mymp3 recorder. It can record any sound originating from your computer, it works by recording all audio through your sound card.

10. Youtube Catcher:Youtube Catcher can download videos from Youtube, Google Video, Myspace Video, Yahoo video Dailymotion Stage6 Veoh. The downloaded videos can be exported to various formats like MPG,AVI, MP4,3GP, 3G2, WMV, PSP, MOV, FLV with the quality you choose.

11. Media Portal:MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more.

12. VirtualDub:VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video.

Task Killer To Kill Your Processes

Task killer allows you to kill running processes from your taksbar. It sits in the taskbar as a small icon, clicking that will show the current running processes and their memory usage. You can kill any running process by clicking the name of the application.

It is a good alternative to Windows Task Manager, you can kill running processes with out opening task manager.

Task Killer is a freeware application and only for Windows.

Source: Lifehacker

Transform XP into MacOSX

FlyakiteOSX is a software for transforming Windows XP into Mac look alike. It changes the desktop theme of XP to resemble that of Mac OSX.

Download the FlyakiteOSX and install the program, you can customize the installation the way you want. One important feature of it is it creates a system restore point by default so at any time if you are not satisfied with the program you can just uninstall it and if you found any errors you can restore the system to its previous configuration.

After installing you can customize the FliakiteOSX from the settings, it allows you turn off the settings like OSX cursors, Iceman Sounds etc. If you like the Mac OSX look and doesn’t have a Mac you should give it a try.

Apart from Windows XP it also supports Windows 2003, Windows Media Center Edition.

Get Vista looks for Windows XP

You like the vista style but may not like to upgrade to Windows Vista in near future then VistaMizer is for you.

With Vistamizer you can get the look of Vista for Windows XP, MCE or 2003. This program will modify around 380 files of windows including icons, pictures to give a vista style look. While installing you can select the files to modify and files not to modify. You can always roll back to your previous look by uninstalling the application.

It does not change the translation files of the system, so whatever language windows you have that will remain. Vistamizer if free to download.

Source: gHacks

Free Web Proxy List

A web proxy is becoming more and more important in todays internet. Schools and Companys tend to block sites pretty quickly nowadays.It is especially irritating when the ban is directed towards just a few websites and not every website in that category. Web Proxys might be able to sneak past this policies and display the site in your browser even though it is banned in the network.

How do web proxys work ?
A network bans a website either by its IP, its name or part of its name. A web proxy makes only shows its own address to the network and not the actual destination of the user. The admin of the network will think everything is fine and you are free to reach the site that is banned. The only thing that might happen is that the admin is banning the web proxy as well, but this is not a big deal either. Hundreds of web proxys exist, just switch to a new one and you are ready to visit the banned site again.

Setup your own Web Proxy:
Let us assume that all proxy websites have been banned in your network, you can´t find a single web proxy that is still working. Your best choice is to create your own web proxy at an address that only you know. All you need is the php web proxy poxy and some webspace with php to upload it to. Search google for free webspace php and you should find some hosts that allow you to use php and upload your web proxy to them.
You can alternativly use a cgi web proxy which needs a webspace with cgi enabled.

Web Proxy List:
Recommended Proxy:
Anti Web Filter
Back Fox
Bored at School
Browse at School
Bypass browser
Bypass it
Cgi Proxy
Clever Proxy
Conceal Me
Dark Proxy
Dave Proxy
Desire Proxy
Direct Proxy
Famous 5
Fly Proxy
Free Proxy
Free Proxy Server
Ghost Click
Hide and go surf
Hide your Info
Iam new guy
IP Bounce
IP Bouncer
IP Zap
Let me By
Lin Fox
Modern Proxy
Mr. Proxy
My Proxy
Neo Proxy
Net Sack
New Proxy
Ninja Proxy
Peoples Proxy
Perfect Shelter
Prime Proxy
Proxy 121
Proxy 77
Proxy Anon
Proxy Craze
Proxy Drop
Proxy Gasp
Proxy Hero
Proxy Lord
Proxy Mod
Proxy Mouse
Proxy Prince
Proxy Snow
Proxy Spy
Proxy Surf
Pure Privacy
Radio Farda
Safe for Work
Safe Hazard
Safe Surfer
School Bypasser
Secret Browse
Smart Proxy
Student Proxy
Stupid Censorship
Surf Anon
Surf Nameless
The proxy
The web tunnel
TNT Proxy
To Hide
Total Upload
Unblock This
Url Encoded
Virtual Browser
VPN Tunnel
W3 Proxy
Website Proxy
World Wide Proxy
Work Browse
World Want
XXX Proxy
Your Free Proxy
Your Proxy
If none of the above work in your special case try last resort, blockstop. It utilises the coral cdn network and uses a different method to access sites.

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