Saturday, June 23, 2007

Orkut ScrapMania

Orkut tips and messages made grouped in

These are some of the services provided by them

A huge collection of animated and static messages to send to your friends adding fun to their scrapbooks.

Create your own messages and send them to your friends. You can use our generators to instantly create cool scraps.

MSN and Orkut Profile Images
Select from an array of cool personalized pictures to represent you that others will see on your profile. You may change it at any time.

Emoticons and Smiles
Feel free to save as many emoticons and smiles as you want. You can use them in your MSN. Just save and use.

Do you want to "color" your friend's scrapbooks? Check out a world of ASCII in full color that will make you look at the symbols on your keyboard differently.

Online Games
Over 3500 free online games for you to play.

Tabbed Yahoo Messenger

As you may have seen in the preview of Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista, tabbed IM windows are coming soon. This feature lets you group multiple conversations into one IM window and use tabs to navigate among them.

As it turns out, there are several hidden features that are built into Yahoo! Messenger, which can be turned on with changes to the Windows registry settings. One of our Messenger engineers, Hung Nguyen, developed some code that when installed, adds tabs to Yahoo! Messenger 8.1 (on Windows XP).

To try it out, first close all the IM windows you have open. Then click the “Turn ON tabs in Yahoo! Messenger” link below. When the download window appears, click the “Run” button and follow the on-screen instructions to install it. The next time you’re in two or more IM conversations at the same time, you’ll see the tabs in action. To close a tab, just right click on it.

Turn ON tabs in Yahoo! Messenger 8.1

Turn OFF tabs in Yahoo! Messenger 8.1

Working Proxies for Orkut

Working Proxies for Orkut


In many places like office, college, browsing centers....
Some of the websites have been blocked
Simply by using this websites you can able to browse them without any problem
This list will be updated if you came to known more websites
if you known some other websites like this please leave it on comments

Insert Extra Large Smileys in Orkut Scrap

----->Select the model u want to insert
----->Right click and select copy
----->Now go to orkut
----->and right click on message box and select paste





Friday, June 22, 2007

Giving away Commercial Game and Licensed Software for free

Shocked to read the title of this article? It's something very new to me and I think this is a very good concept where both visitors and author of game/software will benefit. We, the visitors will get commercial game and licensed software everyday for free and the author of the game/software will gain more exposures.

Basically, one software title will be nominated everyday. The software will be available for download for 24 hours (or more, if agreed by software publisher) and that software will be absolutely free. That means - not a trial, not a limited version - but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for the visitors. The software product will be presented in its full functionality, without any limitations save for those mentioned in Terms and Conditions.

Giveaway of the day
Giveaway of the Day will provide the download link on their web-site for the agreed period of time, together with the review of the software product and the information about other products from the software publisher presenting the giveaway title. Once the software or game has passed the 24 hours giveaway time, you won't be able to active it for free anymore. This method really makes people to visit the Giveaway website everyday.

To license the game or software, you have to download from the Giveaway website. Inside the archive file, there should be a file Activate.exe. You need to run activate.exe first and only install the software or game.
Activate Shareware and Commercial Game
I noticed that each activate.exe that comes together with the software or game is different because of the file size.

One very good feature that's included in the Giveaway website is the "Rating" system. It helps new visitors to have an idea if the game or software is worth downloading or not. The more thumbs up, the better the software/game is.
Rate Software and Game

Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations. You won't be getting any free technical support from the author of the software, no free upgrades to future versions and you can't use it for commercial purposes.

Thanks to Matthew Votsikas for suggesting this website to me.

Software Giveaway | Game Giveaway

How to clear Google Search history

One of the main reason why some people would like to clear their Google search history from web browser and Google Toolbar is to maintain their privacy. If you own your own desktop or laptop which is used only by you, then it's fine. But if your computer is shared with a few people, sometimes it's just not nice to let them "accidentally" find out what you were looking for. An example below would be embarrassing.
Clear Google Search History

Here's how you can clear Google's search history from Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Toolbar for Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The below instruction A and B is for deleting search history from the Google home page search box. This is if you use either Firefox or Internet Explorer and manually type in address to perform the search.

A. Internet Explorer 7
1. Go to Tools menu
2. Select Options
3. On General tab, click on the "Delete..." button from the Browsing History area.
4. Click "Delete forms..." button from the Form data area.
Remove search history
5. Click Yes to confirm.

B. In Mozilla Firefox
1. Go to Tools menu
2. Select Options
3. Select the "Privacy" tab
4. On the Private Data area, click on the "Clear Now..." button.
5. Make sure the "Saved Form and Search History" is checked and click on the Clear Private Data Now.
Clear Visited Link

The below instruction C and D is if you have Google Toolbar installed on your Firefox or Internet Explorer browser.

C. Internet Explorer with Google Toolbar
1. Click on the Google logo on the Toolbar to access the drop-down menu.
2. Select the "Clear History" option.
Clear Internet Explorer Google Toolbar Search History

C. Firefox with Google Toolbar
1. Click on the Google logo on the Toolbar.
2. Select "Clear Search History" option.
Clear Firefox Google Toolbar Search History

As you can see, clearing search history from Google Toolbar on Internet Explorer and Firefox is slightly a bit different. Not sure why they made it that way... Although it seems easy to clear Google search history, I did not immediately knew where to clear Google search history in Firefox Google Toolbar. I was searching through the options and the drop-down but I missed clicking the Google logo where the "Clear Search History" option is.

WebTop - Your Personalized Desktop anywhere

You've heard of Laptop and Desktop but have you heard of "WebTop"? I don't think it's something very new but it's certainly new to me! A webtop or web desktop is a virtual desktop on the web, running in a web browser as software. Web desktops often are characterized by an environment similar to that of Windows, Mac, or Linux, but are now considered to have much more functionality being dependent on the internet. Typical benefits include the ability to save work and settings over the internet rather than to the local desktop.

Here's a scenario. You are going overseas for a month. You don't have a laptop and you only have a desktop. Of course you can use remote access to access your home desktop from another computer but to leave your desktop turned on 24 hours a day for the whole month is rather risky. What if there's a power failure and it shuts off your computer? Moreover, leaving your desktop turned on 24 hours for the whole month gives hacker plenty of time to hack in.

Here's how WebTop can be useful. You can upload your important files to a free WebTop service, and you can easily access your web desktop from any computer. You can also edit your documents from your webtop!

I got to know about WebTop when I heard about AjaxWindows.
AjaxWindows - Web Desktop
Then, while searching for more information on web desktop, I found 30 more web desktop. Some are free and some are commercial web desktop which requires you to pay. You can check the list at Wikipedia.

There are Pros and Cons in using WebTop.
- Don't require installation of software. Can run directly from web browser.
- You can access your own personalized desktop from anywhere
- Works on any operating system as long as there is internet connection and web browser
- Ability to share application among users located at different locations

- A high speed internet is a must. I think it'd be impossible to use if you're using a 56kbps connection.
- If someone manage to obtain your username and password, he is able to access your web desktop.
- If the webtop doesn't use secure connection (https), it is possible for a hacker to sniff your data while you're transferring documents from your desktop to your webtop.

WebTop is certainly a very good concept if you don't want to use remote access. Other than using WebTop to retrieve your own files, you can also use to write quick notes in case you might forget when you get home. For example, sometimes when I am on a servicing job, I learn a new tip or got to know a new website. Instead of logging in to my webmail, and sending it to my own email address, I can log in to my WebTop and write a sticky note. When I get home, I can note down the website or tip.

See how useful can a web desktop (webtop) be? I love computer so much because there's always something new to learn EVERYDAY.

About Windows Hosts File

There's a Hosts file on every operating system. Yes, Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Unix, all of them has it. For Windows XP, the hosts file is located at WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and it's called HOSTS without any extension. You can open the HOSTS file with notepad and you should see something like this.
Windows HOSTS file
The hosts file is a computer file used to store information on where to find a node on a computer network. This file maps hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is used as a supplement to (or instead of) the domain name system on networks of varying sizes. This file is (unlike DNS) under the control of the user who is using the computer.

Your HOSTS file may now be empty and useless. I'll show you how you can put it to work and protect your computer from danger.

You can use HostsMan, the free hosts file manager and editor to manage your HOSTS file.
Repair HOSTS file
It has the ability to enable or disable your HOSTS file, edit your HOSTS file and update your host from 4 websites that maintain it. By updating your hosts file, you're able to filter out advertisements. This can save network bandwidth, as well, by eliminating a request to the DNS server normally used for obtaining address information, as well as by not downloading the advertisements.

Before doing anything to your HOSTS file using HostsMan, it is advisable to make a backup first in case you want to restore your original HOSTS file. To make your backup, press CTRL+B simultaneously or go to Hosts menu and select "Manage Backups...". Click on the Create Backup button to backup your current HOSTS file.

To update your HOSTS file, click on the middle button that says "Update Hosts" when you run HostsMan.
Edit HOSTS file
Check MVPS Hosts, hpHosts, Mike's Ad Blocking Hosts, Peter Lowe's AdServers List and click the Update button. It will then check for updates and prompt you if you want to continue to update hosts file. Click Yes to continue. Next, it will download all 4 hosts files, delete duplicates and update your HOSTS file. The next thing you'll notice on HostsMan is the number of Hosts Names that has been increased to tens of thousands.
Update HOSTS list

Please take note that your hosts file can be "hijacked", or used for malicious purposes. For example, adware, computer viruses, trojan horses, or other malware can edit the hosts file (particularly on Windows-based systems) to redirect traffic from a "safe" site (such as Google) to sites hosting content that may be offensive or intrusive to the user or the user’s computer system.

If you're afraid of your hosts file being hijacked, you can use limited accounts for normal everyday use. Not only it can protect your HOSTS file, but all system and program files as well.

Download HostsMan v3.0.42

Bypass Website Registration

You're browsing the web and you click a link to an article on a site (let's say but instead of getting the article you get a screen asking you to login or register. Most of the time I don't really use my real information to register. I can easily use a temporary disposable email address to sign up and then verify my membership in order to be a member of the website. I think the biggest reason why most of us don't like registering to view full contents is we don't want to give people our real information away. Imagine if every site in the world required registration to access content! That'd really be annoying and the whole world has your info!

Here's a very useful website which "shares" logins so you don't need to waste your time in registering an account to access a website that requires compulsory registration.

Avoid website registration was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times). All of the username and password listed on BugMeNot are added by users. So if the first login don't work, you can try the second one. If you can't find a working login for a site then you can register with that site using fake details and then do BugMeNot a favor by adding to the list for other users to use.

To find login for a website, just visit, type the website address and click on the "Get Logins" button. It will then show you the list of logins found with username, password and also the success rate. If you see a low percentage of success rate, chances are it won't work. So don't bother wasting your time in trying to use that login.
Search BugMeNot login

Some websites such as pay-per-view which require users to pay money to access the site, banking and e-commerce websites can be blocked from BugMeNot system by easily submitting a request form. At least we know that BugMeNot is not a website that shares all sorts of hacked passwords. It's for our own convenience.

Currently BugMeNot has logins for 162679 sites. Unfortunately, there is no way to view the list of websites that has logins on BugMeNot. You can only do a search from BugMeNot website.

To make Firefox users life easier, there's a great plugin that works with BugMeNot. Simply install the plugin, then visit any website such as New York Times website and click on the login. You'll then see a form which ask you to input the Member ID or E-Mail Address and Password. RIGHT CLICK in a username or password text field to see the option "Login with BugMeNot". Click on it and it'll automatically search for logins from BugMeNot and automatically input into the text field.
Login with BugMeNot

You can access some of the options in BugMeNot extension by going to Tools -> Add-ons and click on the Options button when you highlight BugMeNot. By default, all four options are unchecked and in my opinion, it's the best setting already.
Bypass Website Registration

Please note that BugMeNot's Firefox extension is NOT created by BugMeNot. It is created by Eric from RoachFiend.

Download BugMeNot Firefox Extension

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix filmed

YouTube in Local Languages

Literally, it might be known as Voustube, Voitubo or Vocetubo, but the world's most popular video-sharing site introduced local-language sites in nine countries on Tuesday that will all just go by YouTube.

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, which was acquired by Web search leader Google Inc. for $1.65 billion last year, told a news conference here that the nine country sites will eventually feature locally popular content.

YouTube unveiled national sites for Brazil (, Britain (, France (, Ireland (, Italy (, Japan (, the Netherlands (, Poland ( and Spain (

Sunday, June 17, 2007

How to disable your (C:, D:, E: ) drives in My Computer

This is a great trick you can play on your friends. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.

1.Go to start->run.Type regedit.Now go to:


Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives(it is case sensitive). Now modify it's value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) .Now restart your computer. So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone...). To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.Again restart your computer.You can now see all the drives again.

Create your Google Logo

This tutorial will teach you how to make the Google logo.

1. Create a new document; 300px x 120px.

2. Use the text tool and type Google onto your document. This tutorial uses the font catull, but if you don’t have it on your computer, you can use Times New Roman which also works fine, and looks very similar.

3. Now we need to add colours to Google. Highlight each letter, and change its colour as state below.

G #1645AE
o #D62408
o #EFBA00
g #1645AE
l #007D08
e #D62408

4. Now click on the layer styles button and choose Drop Shadow. Change the settings as shown below.

Drop Shadow
Blend Mode: Multiply (Black as colour)
Opacity: 75%
Angle: 116
Distance: 5px
Spread 0%
Size: 5px

Bevel and Emboss
Style: Inner Bevel
Technique: Smooth
Depth: 91%
Direction: Up
Size: 5px
Soften: 1px
Angle: 116

Press OK to apply the effects.

Draw Online

Now, you can make your own art online at Crayola, and even print it out! Sounds interesting? :) Yup, it is. Now, you can draw some really cool stuff at this site and best of all, you can even print that out :)

Draw something and do leave a comment with a link to you drawing. I would love to see what you people can make...

Just kidding .... Click here and enjoy....

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