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Do Not Access? Hell, I Will!

I got a new modem from Siti Infeon DNA-A201BE-I from BSNL, my ISP. I got an installation disc, an ethernet cable, a USB cable and a Quick Setup Guide in the box.First I set it up using the Ethernet cable. Then put the Setup disc in the tray and run the Setup.exe file. The Autorun launcher did not work. Running the Setup.exe a BSNL Broadband Setup Wizard started. It checked some requirements like Operating System, Java Runtime, Flash etc. I had to install an older version of Flash to allow the installer to continue. Then I selected Home install.Now it proceeded to the next step, I selected Broadband, other option being Home Network.My LAN card was configured by the installer. In my opinion this was the only useful work it did.Then it asked me to connect my modem so that it could be detected and the registration completed with my UserID and Password.But my modem was not detected. I tried with USB mode, tried discovering my modem otherwise, called up BSNL tech cell(wonder now if it exist…

Another Timer Demo

What this done is simple. When I click on a Button the progress bar will show for 5 seconds and then some other work can be done. Well, here it is.'Simple Timer demo by Sarthak Ganguly
'Released under GPLv3 Share Alike License.PublicClass MainFrm
'Say 2 seconds is the default timeout
'You can change it from here or make it a
'property with Get and Set statements
'you can increase it to 3,4,5... seconds
Dim timeLimit AsInteger = 50 * 100 '(milliseconds)
Dim temp AsInteger = 0
PrivateSub clickBUT_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Handles clickBUT.Click
'Start the timer
aTmr.Enabled = True
PrivateSub aTmr_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Handles aTmr.Tick
'The timer ticks :) with Step 100ms
progBar.Value += OneStep()
'Stop the Timer
temp += 100
If temp = timeLimit Then
aTmr.Enabled = False
temp = 0
'Add code if you want anything to happen after …

Be Free And Open

Dream to test your ‘photoshopping’ skills? Or may be wondering how to get hold of Free CAD software legally, or may be burn discs without resorting to piracy? Some of the answers are here. I will list top 10 free or open source software that are good alternatives to paid software.Adobe PhotoShop to GIMP
It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything.WinZip to 7-Zip

Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.Internet Explorer to Google Chrome

I need not say anything about this. CuteFTP to Filezilla

This free, open-source FTP application is handy if you're looking for a solid tool to handle FTP transfers
Microsoft Outlook toThunderbird

Open so…

Hidden Themes for Windows 7

Windows 7 by default has only few themes available for customization. But you can themes for Windows 7 which are actually hidden. These themes are available for certain regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa. You can unveil them easily.1. Open Windows Explorer and click Organize2. Select Folder and Search Options and navigate to the View tab.3. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Click Yes, if prompted for confirmation.4. Click OK and now browse to the folder: C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT
Considering C: to be your Windows Drive.5. There are five folders here with the name with format MCT-XX (where XX is AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) which represents globalization settings for each region. Go into the folder that you want to activate its theme.Note that AU, CA and ZA regions have the same themes.6. Open the Theme folder inside the selected region folder.7. Double clic…

Fresh Linux

Linux Mint is a Linux Debian based Operating System which was developed in order to overcome the shortcomings of Ubuntu. Linux Mint is one of the most famous packages of last year. It will not be wrong to say that Linux Mint is much better than Ubuntu and there are number of reasons and facts for Ubuntu users to switch to Linux Mint.No need to installLinux Mint is similar to Ubuntu is many ways because it was basically forked from it. Just download the image and burn it to a disc. Then boot from it. There is no need to install, you can use and enjoy it right out of the box. I assure you you will not be disappointed. You will get the download link at the bottom of this page.The Linux Mint Menu
The menu has been improved. If you turn on 3D effects, you can view a partly transparent menu. You can also now right-click on an item in the menu to edit it. You also have the option of changing the menu’s default behavior from showing what you looked at last to defaulting to your favorites. You …

Win7 Secrets Revealed

Some of the lesser known things you can do with the new WindowsProblem Steps RecorderAs the local PC guru you're probably very used to friends and family asking for help with their computer problems, yet having no idea how to clearly describe what's going on. It's frustrating, but Microsoft feels your pain, and Windows 7 will include an excellent new solution in the Problem Steps Recorder.When any app starts misbehaving under Windows 7 then all your friends need do is click Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record. If they then work through whatever they're doing then the Problem Steps Recorder will record every click and keypress, take screen grabs, and package everything up into a single zipped MHTML file when they're finished, ready for emailing to you. It's quick, easy and effective, and will save you hours of troubleshooting time.Burn imagesWindows 7 finally introduces a feature that other operating systems have had for years - the ability …

Enable God Mode in Windows

You can enable “God-Mode,” a term devised by the Microsoft development team, which provides a single place to access all Windows settings without needing to browse options and folders in the Control Panel.To use it:Create a New Folder
Rename the folder to God-Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Note that you can change the “God-Mode” text, but the following period and code number are essential.
The folder icon will change — double click it to show the God-Mode window: The window shows nearly 50 sections with quick links to configuration options. Strictly speaking, it’s not a God Mode since all the options are available elsewhere. It’s more akin to an “all tasks” list — but you may find it easier than stumbling through Windows numerous screens and panels.Warning
The trick appears to work on both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Vista 32-bit and Windows Server 2008 32-bit should also work. However, it is known to crash 64-bit versions of Vista — and you may need to boot in sa…

Secrets Revealed Part III

The Best Command Line Tricks : -Save A List of Files to a Text File by Extensiondir *.ext /s /b > files.txtThis command line will create a file called files.txt. When you open this file, there will be a complete list of all the files in that directory and all subdirectories with the .ext extension. You can then open up this text file in any text editor and work this the information.By changing the ext part, you can select different files. For example, if you wanted to list all of the PDF documents, you would type: dir *.pdf /s /b > files.txtGet Your IP Address Informationipconfig /all This will retrieve a pile of information about your network connection and IP information. From this command, you can get: Host Name Primary DNS Suffix Node Type IP Routing Enabled WINS Proxy Enabled DNS Suffix Search List Connection-specific DNS Suffix Network Adapter Description Physical (MAC) Address DHCP Enabled IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway DNS ServersGet Installed Driver Informationd…

Secrets Revealed Part I

There are many secrets to the world. Many more are there to the world of computers. I will share a really stunning secrets with you.Star WarsIf you live on Earth you must have heard of Star Wars if not seen any of the series. It was the dawn of special effects, animation and computer generated simulations. But now you can watch it again on the Internet. The guys at Blinkenlights have gone a step further and made a full Star Wars movie using nothing but ASCII. Ridiculous? Crazy? May be, but it is great. Oh by the way if you were wondering what is the video player, it is the Command Prompt. Seriously.All right so here is how you can watch the film.First make sure you have TELNET installed. If it is installed you can go to Step 2
To install TELNET in Windows Vista and Windows 7 follow the steps:

To install Telnet Client Click the Start button , click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirma…

Secrets Revealed Part II

or so you thought Google Motion BetaA new way to communicateThe mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body.Easy to learn Simple and intuitive gestures Improved productivity In and out of your email up to 12% faster Increased physical activity Get out of that chair and start moving todayTry it here