Friday, May 20, 2011

The Moment you are in Tension..

The moment you are in TENSION.


You will lose your ATTENTION.


Then you are in total CONFUSION.


And you'll feel IRRITATION.


This may spoil our personal RELATIONS.


Ultimately, you won't get COOPERATION.


And get things into COMPLICATION.


Then you may raise CAUTION.


And you have to take MEDICATION.


Why not try understanding the SITUATION.


And try to think about the SOLUTION.


Many problems will be solved by DISCUSSION.


Which will work out better in our PROFESSION.


Don't think this is a free SUGGESTION.


It is only for our PREVENTION.


If you understand my INTENTION.


You'll never get into TENSION !!!

Usefull Tips For Windows XP Users

You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets.


1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo' . The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only).


2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type 'gpedit.msc' ; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care -- some may stop your computer behaving as you wish.

(Professional Edition only).

3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWork Station' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.


4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/ sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.


5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here.


6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP.

Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can

only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install'

into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network

setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the command line to find

out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry

and don't bother.



7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from

the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task

number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find

that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot

about what's going on in your system.



8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if

you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, you

can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing

'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line..

If you change your mind later, you can put things

back as they were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll' .



9. XP has ClearType -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font

display technology -- but doesn't have it enabled by

default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were

there for DOS and all those years of staring at a

screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat.

To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop,

select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select Clear

Type from the second drop-down menu and enable

the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays.

If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login

screen as well, set the registry entry

HKEY_USERS/. DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/

FontSmoothingTyp e to 2.



10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend

who's using network address translation (NAT) on

a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal

to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit

the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a

NAT IP address, like 192..168.1.10. Replace this with

your chum's real IP address -- they can find this

out by going to www.whatismyip. com -- and get them

to make sure that they've got port 3389 open on

their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer.



11. You can run a program as a different user without

logging out and back in again. Right click the icon,

select Run As... and enter the user name and password

you want to use. This only applies for that run.

The trick is particularly useful if you need to

have administrative permissions to install a program,

which many require. Note that you can have

some fun by running programs multiple times on

the same system as different users, but this can

have unforeseen effects.



12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking

for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows

Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes

away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity

before that point, run Regedit, go to

HKEY_CURRENT_ USER/Software/ Microsoft/

Windows/Current Version/Explorer/ Advanced and

create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips

with a value of 0.



13. You can start up without needing to enter a user

name or password. Select Run... from the start menu

and type 'control userpasswords2' , which will open

the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear

the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And

Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK.

An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear;

enter the user name and password for the

account you want to use.



14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete

temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the

browser, select Tools / Internet Options... and Advanced,

go down to the Security area and check the box to

Empty Temporary Internet Files folder

when browser is closed.



15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in

case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your network

card. Right click on My Network Places on the

desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the

description for your LAN or dial-up connection,

select Properties, then check the Show icon in

notification area when connected box. You'll now see a

tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that

glimmers nicely during network traffic.



16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to

appear, but you can speed things along by changing

the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_ USER/Control

Panel/Desktop/ MenuShowDelay from the default

400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.



17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows

Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then

right click on one and rename it. All the other files

will be renamed to that name, with individual

numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a

folder you can arrange icons in alphabetised groups

by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups.



18. Windows Media Player will display the cover art for

albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture

on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the

CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files,

you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same

directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and

Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it.



19. Windows key + Break brings up the System

Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings

up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves

through the taskbar buttons.