A Very Happy New Year to you folks . Thanks a lot for supporting me,lets hope New year 2009 brings us more prosperity, opportunities and love. Its your great support that has made to work hard and strive for making this blog a better place to learn and share.
Thanks a lot friends and May you have a Very Happy New Year 2009.
I may hang out with my friends, try to date a girl and resolve to be a good son,a nice bro and a gr8 lover and in the end,try to become a better human.
Cheers and keep learning my friends
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Are you a Windows XP User ? How many utilities do you know that is built-in Windows XP ? Notepad, Wordpad, Character Map, Calculator, Microsoft Paint, these are the few utilities that I usually use.But out of blue,Windows Xp is a fully loaded package which has a lot of apparently hidden utilities which are seldom accessed by a basic or normal computer users ; and trust me,they still pack a lot of punch.
To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name (i.e. charmap) and press Enter.
Character Map (charmap.exe) - Very useful for finding unusual characters.
Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) – The usual Disc cleanup.
Clipboard Viewer (clipbrd.exe) - Views contents of Windows clipboard.
Dr Watson (drwtsn32.exe) - Troubleshooting tool,runs when windows crashes.
DirectX diagnosis (dxdiag.exe) - Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards.
Private character editor (eudcedit.exe) - Allows creation or modification of characters.
IExpress Wizard (iexpress.exe) - Create self-extracting / self-installing package.
Microsoft Synchronization Manager (mobsync.exe) - Appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented.
Windows Media Player 5.1(mplay32.exe) - Retro version of Media Player, very basic.
ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe) – Database connection utility for support with external servers,create ODBC data sources,to administer remote databases or for supporting the ODBC database utility in Visual basic language.
Object Packager (packager.exe) - To do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files.
System Monitor (perfmon.exe) - Very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for budding uber-geeks only.
Program Manager (progman.exe) - Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell.
Remote Access phone book (rasphone.exe) - Documentation is virtually non-existent.
Registry Editor (regedt32.exe or regedit.exe) – For making custom changes or hacking the Windows Registry.
Network shared folder wizard (shrpubw.exe) - Creates shared folders on network.
File signature verification tool (sigverif.exe) - This tool will search the operating system and identify any unsigned device drivers installed on the system. It will also verify all signed device drivers.
Volume Control (sndvol32.exe) - I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area.
System Configuration Editor (sysedit.exe) - Modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! .
Syskey (syskey.exe) - Secures XP Account database, use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications.
Control panel –> Programs and Features –> Click "Turn Windows features on or off" on left –> Scroll down and check "Telnet Client.
Driver Verifier Manager (verifier.exe) - Seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented.
Windows for Workgroups Chat (winchat.exe) - Appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available.
System configuration (msconfig.exe) - Can use to control startup programs,make changes to startup of XP.
Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) - Used to manage group policies, and permissions.Its an Administrator only tool.
I hope it was informative.I would like to hear your comments on the above topic.
Cheers and keep learning.
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by Rishabh Dangwal · 2
If you want to keep your PC in good condition and running as smoothly then you've got two options: Either download a dozen different system optimization apps or you just use TuneUp Utilities 2009, a nice piece of software that has turned into an essential maintenance toolkit for your PC.The app provides users with a powerful, well-designed utility that accesses the entire Windows maintenance tool set and more in a fast, organized, and easy-to-use series of connected modules.When making any changes, TuneUp Utilities reaches deep into the Windows system. However, Windows has changed a great deal from version to version. Because of this, the software automatically recognizes and adapts to each supported version of Windows. This is done automatically so that you, the user, won't have to re-learn the software for each operating system version.This is a full fledged systems suit !!!
Here are its some key features [ shamelessly taken from TuneUp Website site :) ] -
Fast, Effective Windows Optimization
- One-click overview of your PC performance
- Quick analysis of your PC’s hardware, operating system, and programs
- Real performance increases, real fast
- Easy-to-understand help functions
Safe Windows Optimization
- Provides you with safe and effective optimization results
- Corrects all mistakes created from previous tuning attempts
- Comprehensive and easy rollback ability for any changes made to your PC
Intelligent Windows Optimization Built in for Every PC
- Intelligent recommendations for your unique PC optimization
- Identifies your personal settings and protects them
- Highlights your PC’s optimization potential, including unused programs and resource-draining settings
- Recommends options and explains performance results before taking any action
Perfectly Designed for Your Windows Operating System
- Automatically detects and configures for your operating system
- Ideal for XP and Vista (32/64 bit) users
- Designed to leverage the unique features within each operating system
Cheers and Keep Learning
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Net Tools is a comprehensive set of host monitoring, network scanning, security, administration tools and much more, all with a highly intuitive user interface. It's an ideal tool for those who work in the network security, administration, training, internet forensics or law enforcement internet crimes fields. Net Tools is mainly written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6, Visual C++, Visual C# and Visual Studio .NET.
Net Tools is cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks, providing clients with the ability and confidence to meet the challenges of tomorrow's technology. Keeping pace with the industry trends, we offer professional tools that support the latest standards, protocols, software, and hardware for both wired and wireless networks. Net Tools is a very strong combination of network scanning, security, file, system, and administrator tools useful in diagnosing networks and monitoring your PC and computer's network connections for system administrators. Next to the essential core tools it includes a lot of extra valuable features. It’s a Swiss Army knife for everyone interested in a set of powerful network tools for everyday use. This all-in-one toolkit includes also a lot of handy file and system utilities next to the huge amount of network tools. The menus are fully configurable, so in this way you won’t get lost in the extremely large amount of essential tools. All the additional features will make this application a must have for all system Administrators. There are numerous constructive and valuable applications included in Net Tools that can be used for a great amount of purposes. The latest version of Net Tools is hybrid; it means that it’s capable of working together with applications that are made and designed for Net Tools, so in this way more flexibility and user-friendliness is obtained. This software is designed for the Microsoft Windows OS (Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista). It’s entirely compatible and has thoroughly been tested on Windows XP. With the 175+ tools it is a great collection of useful tools for network users. The size of Net Tools 5.0.70 is approximately 25 Mb.
Net Tools 5.0 (build 70) contains a whole variety of network tools.
Cheers and Keep learning.
I found this whilst stumbling through net,It seemed to me a very useful known trick but still worthwhile to post it here.When you or someone else enters an incorrect login multiple times then Yahoo! locks the account for "security reasons" and you are unable to access your chat names. Cool thing is that, these are a piece of cake to unlock. All you need is a list of Yahoo servers to log in with. Every time you login, you are using what's called a server to access yahoo. You login with a cookie, which is sort of like an information packet or ID proving that you are who you claim to be, and the account is yours.
When people attempt to log your name in multiple times with a locking tool, all they are doing is logging in over and over with an incorrect password until your cookie expires, which means you will no longer be allowed to login. So, when you find yourself locked, what you need to do is refresh your cookie. But how can you do that when the yahoo server you were using has blocked you?
Simple, find another server. Yahoo has servers all over the place. There are more than I'd care to count. I'll include a pretty decent sized list with this tutorials. All you have to do is paste one of these servers in your browser and log in on the page you see. Unless you have been locked on that server as well, you will receive a fresh cookie and will be able to log in to messenger again.
Tons of people try to go through their email and login there to unlock an account, but a smart locker will shut down your mail server first, then cut off your chat server. Most people don't know what to do if the email is blocked, so they give up trying. That's why I don't even bother with the email method. I simply pick another server, log in, and I'm good to go. There are so many servers out there that it is impossible to lock them all. Even if they could, the lock is only for about 12 hours, and then you're back in business.
Some Yahoo Servers :
- http://cn.mail.yahoo.com/?id=77070 CHINA
- http://edit.india.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=in INDIA
- http://edit.europe.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=uk EUROPE/UK
- http://login.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=cf FRENCH CANADIAN
- http://my.yahoo.co.jp/ JAPAN
- http://login.yahoo.com/config/login USA
Yahoo Chat Logins :
- http://hk.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome HK
- http://tw.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Taiwan
- http://in.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome India
- http://chat.yahoo.co.jp/?myHome Japan
- http://chat.yahoo.co.jp/?myHome Korea
- http://sg.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Singapore
- http://chinese.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Chinese
- http://cn.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome China
- http://asia.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Asia
- http://au.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Australia & Nz
- http://dk.chat.yahoo.com/ Denmark
- http://fr.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chatbylycos.html France
- http://de.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chatbylycos.html Germany
- http://it.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chat.html Italy
- http://no.chat.yahoo.com/ Norway
- http://es.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chatbylycos.html Spain
- http://se.chat.yahoo.com/ Sweden
- http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chatbylycos.html Uk & Ireland
- http://ar.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Argentina
- http://br.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Brazil
- http://espanol.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome South America
- http://mx.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Mexico
- http://ca.chat.yahoo.com/?myHome Canada
- http://world.yahoo.com/ World of yahoo
Cheers and Keep learning.
By itself, Firefox is a lean and fast browser ,but it lacks some of the functions. It's easy to remedy this by adding add-ons or extensions. Extensions can do loads of tasks, from blocking pop-up ads to playing card games.However given below is a nifty compilation of 58 Firefox add-ons which will enable your beloved firefox to do almost anything. This package contains 58 extensions to boost your productivity including custom extension images. You can install any of these extensions separately or all at once.
The compilation consists of -
- 2 Pane Bookmarks 0.3.2007033002 - shows the Bookmarks sidebar panel with 2 pane style like 0pera.
- Active Stop Button 1.2 - Always active toolbar stop button.
- Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.0.5 - Synchronizes Adblock with Filterset.G
- Adblock Plus 0.7.2.4 - Ads were yesterday!
- Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper 1.0.1 - Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.
- All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.1 - Sidebar control with award-winning user experience!
- ColorZilla 1.0 - Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
- CoLT 2.2.1 - Adds a Copy Link Text item to the browser's context menu.
- Compact Library Extension Organizer (CLEO) 2.0 - Compact Library Extension Organizer (CLEO)
- Cooliris Previews 2.1 - A simple and powerful way of navigating through Google search results and Google image searches! Cooliris was designed to be an 'intuitive' way of browsing
- CustomizeGoogle 0.55 - Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
- CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 18.104.22.168 - Adds icons to all menus.
- Distrust 0.6.0 - Hide surfing trails that the browser leaves behind
- Download Embedded 0.5 - Downloads all embedded objects on a webpage.
- Download Sort 2.5.7 - Automatically save downloads to different directories.
- Download Statusbar 0.9.4.6 - View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- Dragdropupload 1.5.22 - This extension helps you to upload files
- Exit Button Firefox 0.3 - Adds a toolbar button to exit Firefox.
- Favicon Picker 2 0.3.4.1 - This extension adds UI for replacing bookmark icons.
- FaviconizeTab 0.9.7.2 - The width of the specified tab becomes small up to the size of favicon.
- Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 4.0.4 - Firefox Extension Backup Extension
- Fission 0.8.7 - Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
- Flat Bookmark Editing 0.8.1 - Edit bookmarks in the bookmark organizer, without opening the properties window.
- Forecastfox 0.9.5.2 - Get international weather forecasts and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension.
- Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 0.89 - Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
- FoxyTunes 2.9.1 - Control any media player from Firefox and more...
- FoxyTunes Skin - Windows Media Player 11 1.2 - Windows Media Player 11 skin for FoxyTunes
- GDirections 1.0.0 - Finds directions on Google Maps based on your selected text and one of various home addresses. You can manage various 'home addresses' and find directions from one of your home addresses to the selected addresses by right-clicking on that selected address.
- Gmail Manager 0.5.3 - Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications.
- Google Browser Sync 1.3.20061031.0 - Synchronize settings between browsers
- Google Reader Notifier 0.30 - Google Reader Notifier
- GooglePreview 2.1.4 - Inserts web site previews in Google and Yahoo search results.
- Greasemonkey 0.6.8.20070314.0 - A User Script Manager for Firefox
- gTranslate 0.3.1 - Translates the selected text via Google Translate.
- IE Tab 22.214.171.12470126 - Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
- Image Zoom 0.2.7 - Adds zoom functionality for images
- LiveClick 0.2.0 - Turn livemarks into clickable bookmarks.
- Locationbar² 0.9.0.3 - Emphasizes the domain name and decodes URLs for better readability.
- Menu Editor 126.96.36.199 - Customize application menus
- MR Tech Local Install 188.8.131.52 - Local Install power tools for all users. (en-US)
- Organize Status Bar 0.5.2 - Organize your status bar icons.
- PermaTabs 1.4.0 - Create permanent tabs that don't close, and stick around between sessions
- Public Fox 1.04 - Blocks bad downloads and locks down Firefox Settings.
- ReloadEvery 2.0 - Reloads webpages every so many seconds or minutes
- Screen grab! 0.93 - Saves a web-page as an image.
- Searchbar Autosizer 1.3.6 - Expand the searchbox as you type
- SearchWith 0.3 - Search selected text with various search services
- Session Manager 0.5.3.2 - Saves and restores the state of all windows.
- Smart Bookmarks Bar 1.2 - Hides bookmarks' names in the bookmarks bar.
- Snap Links 0.0.3 - Opens multiple links contained in a selected area in new tabs
- Split Browser 0.3.2007033001 - Splits browser window as you like.
- Stylish 0.4 - Customize the look of websites and of the user interface.
- SwiftTabs 0.3.3.1 - You can move to the next tab or the previous tab and close the current tab with a key.
- Tab Catalog 1.2.2007030701 - Shows thumbnail-style catalog of tabs.
- Tab Clicking Options 0.6.8 - Assign tab related actions to clicking events on a tab or the tabbar
- Tabbrowser Preferences 184.108.40.206 - Enhances control over some aspects of tabbed browsing.
- User Agent Switcher 0.6.9 - Adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser.
- View Source Chart 2.5.02 - Creates a Colorful Chart of a Webpage's Rendered Source.
As the previous file was obsolete,I m posting new link for the compilation with updated versions. Enjoy !!
Cheers and Keep learning
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A common security concern at organizations is allowing users to plug in a usb flash drive, because they could so easily copy corporate data.Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack.however one should also note that if you are using this trick, you should make sure that the users are not administrators on the computer, because they could easily change this setting back.
Here it is:
Once you have double clicked the registry, you will have to reboot for the changes to take effect.
This works on Windows Vista as well. Here's the window you'll get when you try and write to a USB drive:
If you want to enable the write access again,then copy this code and paste the code into a notepad file,and then save it as a registry file.Double click it and write access will be enabled again.
Stay tuned for more tips and hacks.
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Its Holiday season again and I know You will be itching to buy a new gadget this time.Recession has made us a little conservative on resources but we are never too late to satisfy our gadget hunger.Digital cameras have gotten cheap now days.With the flurry of available products and loads of camera jargon is sure to drive you crazy if you are buying them this fall.Brace up,here is a definitive guide to buy a digital camera.
When it comes to megapixels, the more the better. I recommend a minimum of 2, but 3 or 4 is great. We did a test to see if a camera with 2.3 megapixels (actually 1.92 - 1600 x 1200) could produce a good quality 8x10. Make sure its the actual resolution not the software enhanced resolution.
Turns out it can, if you have the right paper and printer. We used HP Premium Plus photo paper with an HP 970 series printer and made a fantastic 8 x 10. The resolution at 8x10 (we had to crop in to make the picture proportional to 8x10) was only 150 DPI. Most printers would not make a real good 8x10 at that resolution, but this one did. So, if you want to be sure you can get good 8 x 10s, you may want to go with a 3 megapixel camera or better (that gives you around 200 DPI at 8x10 size, still not quite the optimum 300 DPI, but it looks good with the right printer).
Optical VS Digital Zoom
The optical zoom magnifies (zooms in) using glass.Zoom (range encompassing at least 36mm to 130mm, 35mm equivalent) is necessary requisites for camera’s of today.The digital zoom basically crops out the edge of the picture to make the subject appear closer, causing you to lose resolution or to get an interpolated resolution (i.e. the camera adds pixels). Neither of which help image quality.
Finally, make sure you get enough (optical) zoom. A 2x zoom isn't going to do much for you. A 3x is the average you'll find in most digital cameras will probably be good for most uses. More on lenses later.
How does the camera connect to your computer? If you have a USB port in your computer, you'll want a camera that can connect via USB as opposed to a slow serial connection.Firewire is the way to go if your pc supports it,its the fastest means to transfer the data from your digital device to your pc.
Most cameras use removable storage memory to record images. The most popular forms of removable storage memory are Compact Flash cards, Sony Memory Sticks, and Smart Media Cards. Most digital cameras come with one 16MB card. The capacity (size) of the image memory storage will determine how many images you can store.Compact Flash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or SD/HC are the cards that are supported by the camera’s of today.
Most digital cameras are equipped with a liquid-crystal display (LCD) viewfinder that allows you to see what your picture will look like before you take it. LCD viewfinders also permit you to view saved images and delete the ones that you don't like.
When you're trying to decide on which digital camera to get, check and see how many different picture formats it supports.
You want something that can produce both uncompressed (usually TIFF) and compressed (usually JPEG) images. I personally use the high quality JPEG setting on my camera for most of my shooting. TIFFs are just too big and the difference in quality is not ascertainable by mere mortals.
You also want to be able to shoot at a lower resolution than the camera's maximum. That way, If you're running short on memory, you can squeeze a few more shots on your memory stick.
Auxiliary Lens / Flash
This was a biggie for me. While a 3x zoom may work for the "average" user, I needed something that allowed me to do some wide angle work as well as have a good telephoto lens.Automatic, fill, red-eye reduction are type of lens modes to look for in a digital camera.
In addition to lenses,good flash is a must have for a digital camera.. The flash that is built into most of these cameras gives you a top range of 15-20 feet - at best. If you need more reach than the small built in flash can deliver, then make sure you can attach an external flash to any camera you consider.As an added bonus, if you get a camera that can take an external flash, you can place that flash on a bracket and eliminate red-eye.
Limited battery life is one of the biggest problems with digital cameras. The more you use the LCD viewfinder, the faster you will go through batteries. Many digital cameras are packed with battery chargers and rechargeable batteries, but some are not. Rechargeable batteries and a charger will typically add from $30 to $100 to the cost of a digital camera.ISO
The ISO reading indicates how sensitive your camera is to the light. A higher ISO indicates you can take pictures at low light too, but at the expense of quality. Higher ISO is especially useful in taking pictures indoors or in parties. For film cameras, you would have to buy film with certain ISO ratings. But in dig cams you can set this value when you are shooting(if the feature is available).
Speaking of flashes, make sure you check the distance the built in flash is good for. You don't want a camera with a wimpy flash that only travels a few feet (well, unless you can get an external flash for it as described above).
This may not sound important, but it is. Anyone who owns a digital camera can tell you they eat batteries the way a sumo wrestler eats at a buffet. Make sure the camera can run on regular (or rechargeable) "AA" type batteries. You don't want a camera that eats through expensive lithium batteries every 10 shots or so.
One thing to remember about digital cameras, they do eat through batteries. I recommend getting some Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable for it. I have some for mine and they have saved me a fortune.
Choosing a digital camera is not easy,but still I think you have enough metal to cut your teeth through the market.Finally, buy the BEST camera you can possibly afford or wait until the price drops on one with the type of features you want.
I hope you get the best out there.
Till then Keep learning.
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Most of the times I have been intrigued by the quality of flash based games and animations which appear on net and dazzle the netizens.I always thought of learning Adobe Flash (previously Macromedia flash) and to create my own animations and games. However,due to lack of good tutorials I wasn’t able to learn much about it and my bandwidth don’t permits me to download all the video tutorials the deviants of flash had to offer.So I have compiled a list of tutorials and resource website which offer fantastic flash resources and tutorials for those who crave for them.
I found these flash actionscript tutorials while stumbling across the net.Many of them are game design, sound and server side specific.Others are more general.
I hope you enjoy them whilst making full use of them and most important,I hope you share your flash tutorial bookmarks too !!!
and Yes..Merry Christmas folks :)
Cheers and keep learning ..
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Still wasting your dimes on going to game arcades for playing your favorite PS2 game ? (just in case you don't own it) . Or its just out of wilderness you think you must play PS2 games on your PC ? whatever the reason here is an easy guide to play PS2 games on PC . Just keep it low :)
What you Need
- PCSX2 – The Playstation 2 emulator which is required to run PS2 games on PC.Get it from the PCSX2 official site or from Emulator Zone.
- PS2 Bios – The Playstation 2 Bios which is a definite requisite to boot up the emulated PS2 on PC. Dump it yourself if you are a hardware/console geek or if you are a noob,the get it from here .The password to the file is "vaibhavdangwal" without quotes.
- CD/DVD emulation software – If you have original PS2 discs then its well and good,but You may want to make an ISO image of them and run it for maximum performance (Recommended). Further,you may download off your favorite game form Torrents or internet,which may be in ISO/MDF/NRG or any other cryptic Disc image format and then,this is what you need - Alcohol 120% / Daemon Tools or any CD/DVD emulation software.Trust me,you will thank good old XERO for this :P
- External Plug-in/Add-ons - (OPTIONAL) Get the Ps1,Ps2 or external plug-ins from Aldostools or from the PCSX2 official site. They will help you to become an emulator geek or get you better performance while running emulator (sometimes) or sometimes may run a few incompatible games here and there…
Got the stuff ? Now lets get back to work.Here is how to run your game on your PC…
- Step 1
Extract PCX2 on Ur Hard disc,If you have downloaded the installer,install it.Extract Bios file in its Bios folder.Extract plug-ins pack (if in case you have downloaded it) in plug-ins folder.
Make image of PS2 DVD using Alcohol 120%.
- Step 3
Load Image U created in virtual drive of Alcohol/Daemon/<image software of your choice>.
- Step 4
Open PCX2 and go to configure.Choose the bios file,the plug-in folder,select configure CD/DVD plug-in and set the disc drive to alcohol virtual drive.
- Step 5
Run the emulator from FILE –> RUN DVD . Configure Ur PS2 and play Ur favorite game.
NOTE: You can play only those games which are compatible with PCSX2 . Visit their compatibility page to view a list of compatible games . Its because Console emulation is still in its new born stage as of now..but thanks to hardworking developers,perfect emulation will be made possible someday.
Till then Keep learning
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by Rishabh Dangwal · 3
[ I would like to write more about it,but then my blog will come into category of adult blogs :P ]:P (Just Kidding..)
I m back as of now.
Cheers and Keep learning
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Love to listen to internet radio ? Have a great collection of music ? Wanna be a DJ ? or just wanna make others experience your great collection of music ? lets get it going..and get ready to rap,roll and obviously broadcast…
Firstly,your internet speed has to be at least 64 kbps or above (which means Dial-up users, who will be having a lot of latency, will not be able to setup) . Secondly,you going to have to have a domain, an updated one with the current IP active.
Download the Shoutcast files and install them in any order.
Now navigate to
START > PROGRAM FILES > SHOUTcast DNAS > EDIT SHOUTCAST DNS CONFIG.
Configuring Shoutcast -
- Go Down and where it says Password : change (set it something you can remember..duh.)
- The Portbase : change it to whatever port you want it
- Maxusers : (lets be realistic here, dnt put in 10000, like NXS's radio station) your bandwidth has to be extremely good, if your cable, 50 user max is ok, ADSL should stay below 10 users, and T1 connections should do whatever tickles your fantasy.
EDIT > SAVE
- Now Open winamp and right click it or press ctrl + P
RIGHT CLICK > OPTIONS > PREFRENCES > DSP EFFECT > and choose the NULLSOFT SHOUTCAST.
- Now Go to OUTPUT, and then click on Connection.
- Through the ADDRESS, type your address which you have done through www.no-ip.com, PORT NUMBER, whatever u did in the EDIT.txt, and your password.
- Then go to Encoder, and choose your quality of your music.
- Now Go back to
OUTPUT > OUTPUT CONFIG > YELLOW PAGES
This is your advertisement information. Write whatever you like there.
Now Connect. To check that your Radio on-line go to http://(your address that you added in the preference).
Cheers,you have successfully created your own radio station,tell others about it to tune into it and enjoy…
Cheers and Keep learning.
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Would you like to be able to right click any folder in Explorer and print its contents? You can add this option to the context menu by following these steps:
First, you need to create a batch file called Printdir.bat .
- Open Notepad or another text editor and type (or cut and paste) this text:
dir %1 /-p /o:gn > "%temp%\Listing"
start /w notepad /p "%temp%\Listing"
- Now, in the Save As dialog box, type " %windir%\Printdir.bat " (without the quotation marks) and click the Save button.
- Click Start, Control Panel, Folder Options.
- Click the File Types tab, and then click File Folder.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click the New button.
- In the Action box, type "Print Directory Listing" (without the quotation marks).
- In the Application used to perform action box, type "Printdir.bat" (without the quotation marks).
- Click OK in all three dialog boxes to close the dialog boxes.
You're not quite finished yet! Now you need to edit the Registry, so open your favorite Registry Editor.
- Navigate to HKEY CLASSES ROOT\Directory\shell.
- Right click on "default" and select Modify.In the File Data box, type "none" (without the quotation marks).
- Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
- Now when you right click a folder, you'll see the option to Print Directory Listing .Selecting it will print the contents of the folder.
Who needs a program to print a folder directory ? Its easy and its tech savvy.
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This is a tutorial on chaining proxies for the use of becoming more anonymous while online. There aren’t enough tutorials online about this subject so I decided to make an attempt at writing one. Since it’s on the subject, I included a section on chaining wingates to become anonymous on telnet.
I’m going to assume that most of you have already used a proxy before to hide your real IP address or domain or maybe just used one to surf anonymously online. If you didn’t, well hopefully you can keep up and possibly learn how to use a proxy. Its also best if you know what an IP address or Domain is first, before reading this tutorial. Hmm, I guess I have to show you where to find a proxy too. Well I find that good, updated proxy websites are…
It will be up to you to figure out which ones work or not. I’m not going to do all the work for you .
A proxy is a server that acts as a gateway between your computer and your destination (website, IRC chat, etc.). These proxies receive requests from users to view, for example, a web page. The proxy will then forward the request to the internet, find your requested page, then send the web page back to you, the user. Most proxies come with a cache (sounds like “cash”) feature that saves former websites that were visited on that proxy. Think of cache as a proxy’s storage room. Each site that you make the proxy visit, it saves in its own storage area (cache). So if the user or someone else requests the same site again later on, the proxy will go back into its cache, find the web page and send it back to the user. This saves time because the proxy doesn’t have to go search the Internet for the web page. It just pulls the site out of its cache.
The use of proxies to stay anonymous is a favorite thing to do among people on the Internet who are either paranoid or just security conscious. The anonymity factor comes from the proxy’s ability to hide your true Internet address. For example, if I were to run a scan on your computer right now, I would get the Internet address that was given to you by your ISP (internet service provider), but if I were to scan you while you were using a proxy, then I would get the Internet address of the proxy server. Basically the whole proxy picture looks like this…
Simple enough, right? Right. So now let’s get to the chaining part.
Proxy chaining is merely connecting to more than one proxy and then to your intended destination. You can use as many proxy servers as you can or want. The more you have, the more anonymous you will be. Remember, it doesn’t matter how many proxies you chain together, you will never be 100% anonymous. Let’s look at an example…
The example shows that for a proxy chain to be created, the user must first connect to Proxy1. Once the user is connected to Proxy1, from Proxy1, the user will connect to Proxy2, from Proxy2, the user will connect to Proxy3, from Proxy3, the user will connect to Proxy4, from Proxy4, the user will then connect to the intended destination (web page, Unix server, ftp server, etc.). All together we have 4 proxies in this example. Each proxy is a link in the chain. If the user would be scanned while on the proxy chain in the example, the IP address or domain of Proxy4 would appear on the scan. Now the problem with proxies is they tend to “die out” in a few weeks or less. It all depends. So if Proxy2 were to cease functioning, the chain wouldn’t work. You would need to get rid of Proxy2 and just use Proxy1, Proxy3, and Proxy4 or find another proxy to take Proxy2’s place. This is why proxy chaining can be a real pain if you are using them just to surf the net. If one dies, you have to figure out which one is the one not working, so you have to go through each one to check them or until you find the one that isn’t working.
Proxy chaining is a necessity if you plan on using proxies to execute a “hack”. If you are attempting to gain unauthorized remote access to any server, whether it is through telnet, ftp, or http, chaining is a must. As I said, you will never be 100% anonymous no matter what you do online so it is possible that you still can be tracked even if u chain proxies. Chaining just makes it a lot hard to track someone. To make it even harder, its best to use foreign proxies because if someone wanted to trace you, they would need to get logs of your use of each proxy from each proxy administrator. This could take quite a while or even never at all if one of the proxy’s, or all for that matter, belong to an admin in a country that isn’t too fond of the country you are located in. The longer it takes for the authorities to subpoena the logs of your usage of a single proxy from that proxy’s administrator, the more chance that the other proxies that you used in the chain will have their logs deleted by the time anyone gets to the server administrators of those proxies. So when attempting to do any kind of “hack”, it’s best to use at least five or six proxies in a chain.
HTTP chaining is basically chaining a proxy server in your browser’s address bar.
Notice how the above proxy and destination (yahoo) are seperated by a (-_-) If you wanted to make a chain out of this you would simply add another proxy
Another way to use proxys in your address bar is by adding the proxy IP or domain then the port number.
Notice how the above proxy and destination server are seperated this time by a (/) forward slash instead of a (-_-) dash, underscore, dash. To make a chain out of this you would again simply add another proxy ex.
To browser chain is fairly easy. I’ll use Internet Explorer as an example since I believe it is the browser that most people have and use. First you need to find the Internet Options. You can do this by either finding the Explorer icon on the desktop, right click on it, then press properties or if you have a browser window already opened if you are online then you can go to Tools (or sometimes its View) and press Internet Options. Now that you have the Internet Options window up you can now go to the Connections tab, then go to the first Settings button (not LAN Settings, the one above it) and click it. Now you should be in the Settings box. Put a check in the box where it says to Use a proxy server. Now if you wanted to surf using one proxy you would merely put the proxy in the Address: space and put the proxy’s port number in the Port: space. To use a chain here you would put in a proxy along with a “:” colon then the port number followed by a space separting the next proxy then a “:” colon then the port number then a space and so on. The last proxy you add should have its port number placed inside the Port: space. If you did it, then it should look like this exactly…
Address: 220.127.116.11:80 18.104.22.168:80 22.214.171.124 Port: 80
Notice that each proxy:port is separated by a space and that the last proxy has its port number placed in the Port: space. Do not check the box marked “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”. Press OK when you see that everything is in working order.
A wingate is a proxy server that someone installs onto his/her computer which allows for a single or multiple online connection to take place through port 23, the default telnet port. Depending on their security, some wingates will allow anyone online to connect to them and usually stay “alive” or “working” anywhere from a few days to even months. There are people out there that scan for these Wingates and post the computer’s IP number or domain on their website to give anyone online a free list of them to use. You can also scan them yourself by using programs like WinScan.
Chaining Wingates Using Telnet
I’m going to assume you already know what telnet is so I will just get right down to it. To chain using telnet, you would first bring up the DOS prompt and type in “telnet” then your wingate. (Since telnet’s default port is 23 and all wingates run on port 23, the port number is not necessary but I will add it just to show you how you should type any port number out on screen) Example…
C:\WINDOWS>telnet 126.96.36.199 23
So now you have “telnet”, a space, the wingate IP, a space, then the port number 23. Once you are connected to the wingate it should look like this…
Now you would type your next wingate and port number in, then press enter like so…
Wingate> 188.8.131.52 23
You can continue to do this until you connected to as many Wingates as you need. Once you are finished with your wingates you would connect to your destination. Example…
So now the entire picture would look something like this…
C:\Windows> telnet 184.108.40.206 23
Connecting to host arbornet.org...Connected
Welcome to the Once and Future M-Net
FreeBSD 4.3 (m-net.arbornet.org) (ttypv)
Enter newuser at the login prompt to create a new account
Enter upgrade at the login prompt to find out about increased access
Now enter the login information of yours and you are inside the server.Congrats,you have chained various wingates together and got into your required destination.More articles on this soon.
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