Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Watch Bill Gates & Co Present Windows Vista

Quite fascinating
http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0701/29339/GA_Launch_MBR.asx

Official Launch of Windows Vista

In 1983, Microsoft announced their 1st Microsoft Windows.
12 years later, the 1st 32 bit Microsoft Windows 95 came and now long filenames is possible.
12 years later (Year 2007), Microsoft Windows Vista is launched.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

How Brain Works

Brain is so complicated. Try out below:

  1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY.....) andwhile sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, liftyour right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
  2. Now, while doing this, draw the number " 6" in the air with youright hand.

Continue making the 6 in the air.......
Your foot will change direction. It works every time.

Explanation from "Infinity08", Experts-Exchange member.

"Those two movements are very basic, but your brain is not accustomed to doing them together. It can't consciously do two different things at the same time : in this case clockwise and anti-clockwise movements of foot and hand ON THE SAME SIDE of the body.However, you can train yourself to do this correctly, by doing it so often that it becomes an unconscious action. When you start to think about it actively (consciously), it fails.

Compare it to learning to drive a car. Driving a car requires a lot of different actions executed at the same time : handling the pedals, steering wheel, gear shifter, while at the same time looking around and having a global view of traffic around you. When you start learning, you'll have a lot of difficulties doing any two of these actions at the same time (eg. steering while shifting gear etc.). After a while though, when you've driven around for a while, those actions become "second nature" to your brain, and you don't even realise that you're doing them (because they're handled by the unconscious).

I mentioned earlier that the foot and hand have to be at the same side of the body (right or left) for this to work (or better : fail). Try the same exercise with your left foot and right hand and it shouldn't be a problem. The reason for this is that the right part of your body is controlled by the left half of your brain, and vice versa."

Amazon Web Services

Trying now
http://www.amazon.com/AWS-home-page-Money/b/105-4477430-1226022?ie=UTF8&node=3435361

How to Open Password Protected PDF Documents

This is interesting
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-to-open-password-protected-pdf.html

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How to Disable GPRS on Your PDA Phone?

Install PHM Registry Editor

You will need to first install a registry editor. Windows Mobile does not come together readily with a Registry Editor. Do not ask me the reason as to why the decision was made like this/that because I don't know why. Nevertheless, there is a freeware downloadable from the Internet that provides us with a GUI to "mess" with the registry. Download and install PHM Registry Editor now. Perform a soft reset after installation.

PHM Registry Editor: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-phm-registry-editor-v0-70.html

Tweak your registry
  1. Open your registry editor
  2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS Internet (GPRS)\Enabled
  3. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  4. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  5. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS WAP (GPRS)\Enabled
  6. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  7. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  8. Soft-reset.
If you really really hate GPRS, u might as well rid urself of the MMS function as well:

  1. Open your registry editor
  2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS MMS\Enabled
  3. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  4. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  5. Soft-reset.

http://www.ppcsg.com/lofiversion/index.php/t49904.html

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Run Ad-Aware In Background (Save CPU Juice)

This may already be known to some who actually explore Ad-Aware options. But I thought it is good to post it.
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1994/ad_aware_reduce_cpu_usage_scan_in_background

Google Search History

Now, you can search your previously keywords search using the new Google History (Beta). Pretty cool. To stop tracking, click on "Pause".
http://www.google.com/searchhistory/

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fake Google Belarus Homepage

Try doing a search for keyword Google Belarus.

The top result turns out to be a site that mimics Google's Homepage. This site though is a copy of Google, it is not a malicious site. A search made on the copy site will simply do a post to genuine Google.

Google Mimic
http://www.google.by/

Google's Localized Version for Belarus (Genuine)
http://www.google.com/intl/be/

Live.Com Is Trying To Be Simple

It seems like Microsoft's own Live.Com is trying to portray a clean and simple landing page and be like Google. My personal opinion is the interface is just too simple.
http://www.live.com/

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Shopping for CNY

Today is so tired.

Met up with Regine at Takashimaya Coffee Bean at 10.30am for breakfast before kicking off our CNY shopping spree. We did our shopping at Takashimaya, Bugis, and Queensway Shopping Centre.

All in all, I bought a pair of black leather shoes at Takashimaya and 2 shirts at Queensway Shopping Centre.