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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Google Reader - Keep up to date with your favorite websites

Google Reader is a web-based feed reader and another interesting product from Google Labs. The top reasons why I'm using this program is to synchronize all my favorite site feeds into one program. To keep up more than 10 site feeds on my Firefox's bookmark toolbar was really hard and make my Firefox browser looked messy.

Ok, just a simple tips from me on how to use this program.

Step 1

Create you Google Account if you don't have one and log in to Google Reader.
(note : You can use your or Gmail account to login)

Step 2

Copy a site feed from your favorite blog/website and paste into Add Subscription box. It would be something like this:-

Then, click add and Finish. That's all. Hehe..

You can manage your site feeds by putting them in a folder, rename or unsubscribe them if you want. Besides, you also can share and email your favorite posts with your friends.

It's really easy to find a feed url. You can find it through the orange icon or you can type it by yourself. If your friends is using, you can put it like this:-
(change blogname to your friend's blog name)

Finally, if you want to read some interesting blogs/websites, I'd like to recommend you this top list.

Related : Google Reader, Google Reader Blog

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New RealPlayer? What say you?

RealNetworks finally launches their new version of RealPlayer. You can read everything about this new product here.

To be honest, I have never ever used RealPlayer to play my real media files since I've found a better software; Real Alternative. Yeahh...It's up to you to use whatever player you like, but for me, even though Real Alternative is playing a file using Windows Media Player Classic, its still the best.

By the way, take a look of this screenshot:

I grab this picture from their, what say you?

Credits : TechCrunch

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wyzo/FireTorrent - Download torrents with your Firefox

What? Download a torrent files with Firefox browser?'s true. Don't you believe me? Ok, please download this Wyzo/FireTorrent. It's an extension for Firefox. I have already installed it in my machine and download some of .torrent files but unfortunately its really slow down my Internet connection. And I don't have any idea how this guy can reach download speed nearly 100kbps. Hmm..may be he can give me some tips...hehe

Feel free to drop a comment if you have any experience using this extension. I really appreciate it..:)

Credits :

Monday, June 25, 2007

Microsoft Surface

It's a cool video about a new product that will be published by Microsoft. It's a high tech touch screen machine I've ever seen. Check out the video:-

It's really cool right?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Google Trends - Compare the world's interest topics

"Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you enter, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. We then show you a graph with the results -- our search-volume graph -- plotted on a linear scale."

Do you have any idea about Google Trends(GT)? Well, from what I have read, GT shows how frequently your topics appeared in Google News stories in a specific geographic regions around the world. You can enter up to five topics by separating each with a comma.

Ok, let's check out this terms :-
You can read more about Google Trends.

Friday, June 22, 2007

6 fun Firefox games you should play

If you're really Firefox's fan, you'll never want to miss this one.'s fun. But, before that, do you have already finish the Google game? It's so hard, right? Hehee..

Ok, now, let's fun!!!

Requirements : Firefox with javascript enabled.

Game 1

Name : Tic Tac Toe
Play Now! : vs Computer | 2 Player
Screenshot(s) :

Game 2

Name : Mozilla Jigsaw Puzzles
Play Now! : Mozilla | Firefox | Thunderbird | Sea Monkey
Play Offline : Download
Screenshot(s) :

Game 3

Name : Mozilla Memory Game
Play Now! : Memory Game
Screenshot(s) :

Game 4

Name : Mozilla Drop Game
Play Now! : Drop Game
Screenshot(s) :

Game 5

Name : Firefox Connect 4
Play Now! : 2 Player
Screenshot(s) :

Game 6

Name : Browser War Checkers
Play Now! : vs Computer
Screenshot(s) :

Do you have any fun Firefox games to share? Feel free to drop a comments.:-)

Credits : Mouse,

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Firefox Addons - Basic things you should know

What are Add-ons?

Add-ons are small pieces of software that can add new features or tiny tweaks to your Firefox. There are five types of Firefox Add-ons; extensions, themes, dictionaries, search engines and plugins.


Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Firefox, from a simple toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow you to customize Firefox to fit your own needs and preferences, while letting us keep Firefox itself light and lean.


Themes are like new clothes for your Firefox. A theme can change only a few colors, or every piece of Firefox's appearance. It's another great way to personalize Firefox to your tastes.


These dictionaries work with the spell-checking feature in Firefox.

Search Engines

Add these search engines to the Search Bar in the upper-right corner of Firefox, for quick access to your favorite search sites.


Plugins help your browser perform specific tasks like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files. Plugins are slightly different from extensions, which modify or add to existing functionality.

Hmm..I think that I should post this entry earlier than this one. But, never mind. I hope that this basic information are really useful for you.

Credits : Firefox Add-ons

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Gwigle - Google game

Do you use Google everyday? Ok, check out this game. Gwigle was created by a Google employee. It asks you to guess the query by looking at the first search results. It's quite difficult to guess the queries and honestly I got stuck on level 1.3..hehehee

Gwigle screenshot(s):

Answer (In case you got stuck. Hehehe):

Credit(s): Google System

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Split and join your files with HJ-Split

Currently, I'm using HJ-Split to split my files. Simple, easy and supports many platforms. It's a freeware file-splitting programs created by

HJ-Split Screenshot(s):

You can download it at


Some of you guys has looking the tutorial on how to use HJ-Split in Google. Ok, I'll show how simple it is to use this software.

How to split a file using HJ-Split?

Let say you have downloaded a movie file from your office that have 800MB in size. Ok, we call it Newmovie.avi. You want to bring it home and you have 2 CD-Rs with you. Now, follow these steps:-

Step 1

Run HJ-Split and click the Split button, and you'll see a red-white popup window. Then, click the Input file button and locate the Newmovie.avi file that we want to split. Set file size to 500 Mbytes.

Step 2

Finally, click the Start button. Wait until the process finished. DONE.

By now you should have two split files that called Newmovie.avi.001 and Newmovie.avi.002. Newmovie.avi.001 will have 500MB in size and Newmovie.avi.002 will have 300MB in size. Now you can burn it into your CD-R.

Then, how to join a file using HJ-Split?

Ok, you already at home right now and have 2 CD-Rs consist Newmovie.avi.001 and Newmovie.avi.002 file. Copy them to your Desktop or any folder. Make sure you copy and paste them in the same folder or location. Follow these steps to join your files:-

Step 1

Run your HJ-Split, click the Join button and you'll see the purple-white popup window. Click Input file button and locate the Newmovie.avi.001 file.

Step 2

Click the Start button and wait until finished. DONE.

The joined file will be located in the same location you place the Newmovie.avi.001 file. Right now you should be able to watch your favorite movie at your own computer.

Note: HJ-split is also useful if you want to upload a large file to Google Pages, since it only can handle 10MB/upload file.

Hope this is useful for you guys!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Safari for Windows?

Woww...this one is really great. Apple have already released a Safari browser for Windows. It's a beta version. By the way, I have installed it in my system. Take a look on how my blog displayed in this browser.

Check this out:-

It's cool right? Why don't you grab it now. Come on, I really need some feedback from you guys...:)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

XP Registry - Speed up shutdown time

Do you any problem on Windows shutdown time? Ok, here are a couple of steps you can take to speed up your Windows XP shutdown process.

Step 1

Paging file (pagefile.sys) - Don't have XP clear at shutdown.

The paging file is used to store temporary files and data, but when your system shuts down, information stays in the file. Some people prefer to have the paging file cleared at shutdown, because sensitive information such as unencrypted passwords sometimes ends up in the file. However, clearing the paging file can slow shutdown times significantly, so if extreme security isn't a high priority, you might not want to clear it. To shut down XP without clearing your paging file, run the Registry Editor and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0. Close the Registry and restart your computer. Whenever you turn off XP from now on, the paging file won't be cleared, and you should be able to shut down more quickly.

Step 2

Reduce the amount of time Windows will take to kill open applications on shutdown.

Part 1 - Go to :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\

Change the value of WaitToKillAppTimeout to 1000. And then,

change the value of HungAppTimeout to 1000 also.

Part 2 - Go to :

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

Change the value of WaitToKillAppTimeout to 1000. And then,

change the value of HungAppTimeout to 1000 also.

Part 3 - Go to:


Change the value of WaitToKillServiceTimeout to 1000.

Step 3

Non-responsive applications - Allow XP to close it automatically upon shutdown

Go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Change the value of AutoEndTasks to 1.

So, how was it for you? I hope you find this tips really useful. On next entry, I will show you how to speed up XP boot time. Yeahhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Windows XP - Run commands

This is the great list for those who'd like to run any application/program on Run (Windows + R). It's a looooonng list. Are you ready? Ok, Let's go!!

Accessibility Controls

Add Hardware Wizard

Add/Remove Programs

Administrative Tools
control.exe admintools

Automatic Updates

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard


Certificate Manager

Character Map

Check Disk Utility

Clipboard Viewer

Command Prompt

Component Services

Computer Management

Date and Time Properties

DDE Shares

Device Manager

Direct X Control Panel (if installed)*

Direct X Troubleshooter

Disk Cleanup Utility

Disk Defragment

Disk Management

Disk Partition Manager

Display Properties
control.exe desktop

Display Properties

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
control.exe color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

Driver Verifier Utility

Event Viewer

File Signature Verification Tool


Folders Properties
control.exe folders

control.exe fonts

Fonts Folder

Free Cell Card Game

Game Controllers

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)

Hearts Card Game

Iexpress Wizard

Indexing Service

Internet Properties

Java Control Panel (if installed)

Java Control Panel (if installed)

Keyboard Properties
control.exe keyboard

Local Security Settings

Local Users and Groups

Logs You Out Of Windows

Microsoft Chat

Minesweeper Game

Mouse Properties
control.exe mouse

Mouse Properties

Network Connections
control.exe netconnections

Network Connections

Network Setup Wizard

Nview Desktop Manager (if installed)

Object Packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator

On Screen Keyboard

Opens AC3 Filter (if installed)

Password Properties

Performance Monitor

Performance Monitor

Phone and Modem Options

Power Configuration

Printers and Faxes
control.exe printers

Printers Folder

Private Character Editor

Quicktime (If Installed)

Regional Settings

Registry Editor

Registry Editor

Removable Storage

Removable Storage Operator Requests

Resultant Set of Policy

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)

Scanners and Cameras

Scheduled Tasks
control.exe schedtasks

Security Center


Shared Folders

Shuts Down Windows

Sounds and Audio

Spider Solitare Card Game

SQL Client Configuration

System Configuration Editor

System Configuration Utility

System File Checker Utility

System Properties

Task Manager

Telnet Client

User Account Management

Utility Manager

Windows Firewall

Windows Magnifier

Windows Management Infrastructure

Windows System Security Tool

Windows Update Launches

Windows XP Tour Wizard




Mozilla Firefox


IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /setclassid


Remote Desktop

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
sfc /cachesize=x


Fuhhh....did I miss anything? Feel free to drop any comment if you have any other windows run commands to share.:-)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blogger - Hide top navigation bar

Ok, just a simple tips for today. It's really easy to hide the navigation bar(image above) and this code is working on new blogger. Open your HTML page on Template tab and copy/paste this CSS code before body { :-

#navbar-iframe {
display: none;


This tricks is no longer works. You can replace them with either these two codes:

Code 1:

#navbar-iframe {
height: 0px;

Code 2:

#navbar-iframe {
visibility: hidden;

You also can use this code. Ionut Alex Chitu has applied this code in his blog.

#navbar-iframe {
display:none !important;

Save your template and refresh your blog. Tadaa!!! Your navigation bar is gone!!

Credits : Tips for New Blogger

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Firefox 3.0 Alpha - What do you think?

Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5 was just released. Or should I say Gran Paradiso Alpha 5. Hmm..I think it's just a code name. Anyway, I have already installed it in my system and there is nothing different in Firefox browser interface. Maybe soon. Besides, it's just for testing purposes only.

Feel free to download it. :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fully transform your Windows XP into a Vista look-alike

Intro..Please watch this video first...hehe

Yeahh..I know..people is talking about Windows Vista right now...Vista..Vista..and Vista..Well, there is no more Windows XP in 2008 and Microsoft will stop selling them to PC. Ok, stop talking about that. Now, I'll show you how to transform your XP into a Vista look-alike.

1. Get the tools

- Vista Transformation Pack Final
- Top Desk for Flip 3-D
- Boot Skin to change Windows boot screen (optional)

2. Installation

Ok, install all of the options offered in the Vista Transformation Pack. And one more thing, you may skip the Vista boot screen because it looks to say..not really cool. You can use Boot Skin program to apply for your almost stylish looking Vista screens are found on Devianart.

3. Customization

- After step 2, you'll need to enable a few things to get the Vista explorer bar (as shown above). First, open up my computer, and click on the 'view' menu. Under View > Toolbars uncheck all the view options, but enable 'styler toolbar'.

- To get rid of the file menu bar, go to your the task tray and right click on the icon for "styler". Choose the toolbar tab, and check 'hide menubar explorer'.

- Also while in the options for 'styler' choose the desktop tab. Here you'll want to enable drop shadow (use default). This gives the windows a nice shadow as found in Vista. Feel free to enable other options which pertain to your particular taste.

- Right-click on your desktop and choose properties and select the 'appearance' tab and then select 'effects'. Make sure that 'cleartype' is enabled, as well as the 'use large icons' box. This will give you the large icon set now used in Vista.

- Complete your new makeover with a complimenting Vista Firefox theme

- I assume that you already watch the video, then you've seen Flip 3D in action. If you want it, simply download Top Desk.

I think that's all right now. By installing this software, it might be slow down your system. But, it's worth enough to get a Vista look-alike. So, what do you think?

Credits: Vistaonmac

Monday, June 11, 2007

Firefox Addons - StumbleUpon lets you surf the best websites

Name : StumbleUpon
Type : Extensions

Totally awesome add-ons for Firefox. StumbleUpon is a collaborative surfing tool for finding and sharing great sites.'s true. There're billions of websites out there. Don't know which one is the best? Tired of googling? Come on, just download this one. You will not regret at all!!

StumbleUpon toolbar preview:-

It's really cool!!! Yeahhh!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger - Add Digg vote button

Ok, after adding Technorati tags, maybe you want to add the Digg button on your blog so that easy for your readers to "digg" your entry.

Open you HTML page on template tab, expand widget templates and then find this code:-


and replace with this code:

<!-- DIGG -->
<div style='float:right; margin-left:10px;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
digg_url = '<data:post.url/>';
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/>

Simple right? I'm not using it right now because I've no fresh content. Just a lot of useful information I got from Internet and my experience. Go to dX-Demo if you would like to see how it works. Try it now!!

Update : I have created a new blog, dX-Demo to demonstrate all the codes/tips.

Credits : Ayaxcold

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Windows XP Registry - Don't afraid with it

If you're XP user, don't tell me that you are no nothing about Windows Registry. Windows Registry is a central database to store all information about your PC (hardware and software). No need to worry about editing your registry. Besides, it'll increase your PC's performance and constancy.

To open/view your Registry Editor, simply go to Start > Run and type "regedit" and then press ENTER or press Windows+R on your keyboard, type "regedit" and press ENTER.

It would be something like this:-

From now on, I'll focus more deeply on editing registry. So, don't forget to subscribe to my feed. Hehe...

Friday, June 8, 2007

DivX - Video player, codec and converter

DivX software is the world's most famous video compression. It's used to create and watch high-quality DivX movies or videos.

Just download the DivX codec and open any files in any standard media player. The free DivX Player is also included with the codec bundle.

DivX Player preview:-

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Blogger - How to add Technorati tags?

I never know it's really easy to add Technorati tags on blogger. While googling on this, I just found a great post on how to do it step by step. Just read this tutorial. Easy to follow. I'm sure in less than 15 minutes you'll get it.

Tools you need:-

Mozilla Firefox

Update : You can see how it works on my demo blog, dX-Demo.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Google search links that you must know

With the third traffic ranking in Alexa, I'm pretty sure that Google was widely used around the world of internet technology. And me, myself, using everyday. Why? Haha..I don't want to discuss about this right now..I'll talk about it later...ok..let's go through the Google search links that that you should know.


- just another Google search and they only show the titles rather than all description and information that you always see in SERP (Search Engine Result Page)


- search more specific on PDA stuff


- search more specific on Unix-like computer OS (Operating System) descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).


- search more specific on Linux OS


- search more specific on Mac OS


- search more specific on Microsoft


- search more specific on U.S Government

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Winamp - The ultimate media player

Winamp is one of my favorite media player. It's easy to manage all my mp3 files. With the newest modern skin, it's more powerful than ever.

Get the latest version of Winamp and don't forget to customize your player with the skins.

Some preview of Winamp layout:-

Monday, June 4, 2007

Firefox - my keyboard shortcuts collection

There are a lot of internet users is talking about Firefox. After Firefox 2.0, Mozilla will be releasing the newest and coolest version of Firefox 3.0. Ok, lets focus on my topic today, my Firefox's keyboard shortcuts collection.

I don't like to talk so much, check this out:-

1. Ctrl + T (Open new tab)

2. Ctrl + N (Open new window)

3. Ctrl + W (Close tab)

4. Ctrl + 1 to 9 (Select tab 1 to 9)

5. Ctrl + Shift + T (Reopen closed tab)

6. Ctrl + Tab (Next tab)

7. Ctrl + Shift + Tab (Previous tab)

8. Ctrl + F (Find text)

9. Ctrl + Enter (Complete .com)

10. Shift + Enter (Complete .net)

11. Ctrl + Shift + Enter (Complete .org)

12. Ctrl + + (Increase text size)

13. Ctrl + - (Decrease text size)

14. Ctrl + 0 (Restore text size)

15. Ctrl + H (History)

16. Alt + <- (Go back one page)

17. Alt + -> (Go forward one page)

18. F5 (Reload)

19. F6 (Select location/address bar)

How about yours? If you have any cool shortcuts to share, feel free to drop a comments.

Related :- Basic Firefox tips

Friday, June 1, 2007

Real Alternative and QuickTime Alternative's a very high recommended alternative's software. Simple, quick and easy to install. No more worry about advertising, pop up messages and any annoying registrations.

Simply using our Media Player Classic to open the .rm, .rmvb files for Real Alternative and .mov, .3gp files for QuickTime Alternative.

Features of Real Alternative :

- Media Player Classic
- RealMedia Codecs
- RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
- RealMedia plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
- RealMedia DirectShow splitter

Features of QuickTime Alternative :

- QuickTime Codecs
- QuickTime plugin for Internet Explorer
- QuickTime plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
- Extra plugins for QuickTime
- DirectShow MOV parser
- DirectShow QuickTime decoder wrapper
- CoreAVC
- CoreAAC
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