Sunday, March 29, 2009

Google Code Apply Today for Google Summer of Code!

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2500 successful student participants and 2500 mentors from 98 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

For those of you who would like to participate in the program, there are many resources available for you to learn more. Check out the information pages from the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 instances of the program to get a better sense of which projects have participated as mentoring organizations in Google Summer of Code each year. If you are interested in a particular mentoring organization, just click on its name and you'll find more information about the project, a summary of their students' work and actual source code produced by student participants. You may also find the program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for each year to be useful. Finally, check out all the great content and advice on participation produced by the community, for the community, on our program wiki.

If you don't find what you need in the documentation, you can always ask questions on our program discussion list or the program IRC channel, #gsoc on Freenode.

Students, how would you like to
(1) get real-world programming experience;
(2) work with fantastic Joomla! developers;
(3) help your favorite open-source software project (Joomla!, of course); and
(4) get paid for a fantastic summer job?
If so, then you should apply for Google Summer of Code project with Joomla!. Google is now accepting applications, but the deadline is this Friday -- only 3 days from now.

We have a great team of mentors (but we can still use more!) and a great list of project ideas. So now it's up to you students to create great proposals and get them submitted by Friday (noon Pacific Daylight Time, 19:00 UTC).

Here are some important links:

* Joomla GSoC 2009 Guidelines - all of the official information including student eligibiity
* Joomla! GSoC Google Group - newsgroup for discussing project proposals and other issues
* Joomla! GSoC Skype Chat - Skype chat for more immediate discussions
* 2009 Project Ideas Wiki - list of 30+ possible project ideas (feel free to add and edit!)
* Google Summer of Code 2009 Site -- Google's official site with lots of information about the program

Thanks, and good luck to you all.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Create a Password Reset Disk

If you’re running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment,
you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your
• Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
• Click your account name.
• Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
• Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset
• Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local
user account.

Speeding Up Your Pentium 2 by 50%

We all know that you really shouldn't try to run Windows XP on anything less that about a Pentium 3 of some sort if you are out for speedy operations and amazing reaction times,but for those of us with the good old Pentium 2's who want to see just how well we can run XP, we have to tweak as much as we can where-ever we can. A real killer to the system's performance is Windows Media Player. Although it may look desirable and fancy with it's rounded off edges and 3rd-Dimensional appearance, the truth is, it takes up a large amount of that precious processing power. All of these troubles however, lead to one thing in particular with this 'new-look' over-rated music and video player...the Visualizations. The look-great I'll admit but like a lot of software these days, it has no purpose. If you run the task manager, and click the Performance tab along the top, you'll see that when Windows Media Player is running and nothing else is active, it takes up around 50% of the processors power. Once these visualizations are turned off, it barely takes up 2-3% of the processors power, which leaves much more room for other applications to work efficiently.

Here's how to disable the feature:

• Open Media Player.
• Make sure the Now Playing tab on the left is selected.
• Click the View menu along the top.
• Go down to Now Playing Tools.
• In the sub-menu that has just 'popped-out', uncheck Show Visualization.

Beware from Rumors Latest Internet Scams

There is a new internet scam going around now. It is called Scareware! So what exactly is Scareware? You have heard of spyware and shareware, and now there is Scareware. And it can be scary indeed, along with costly. Scareware shows up on a computer, saying that there is a problem and offers to fix it, for a price. The ads warn people their computer is infected, maybe with illegal porn or worse a dreaded virus that will crash their computer. Experts say these ads are a front for a nasty virus. They are a mask for a virus that tries to scare people in to buying anti-spyware. You are at risk even if you don't buy the anti-spyware. What they are doing is basically asking you to pay money to protect your computer from them!

Scammers make very realistic copies of real sites and then booby trap these sites with a virus. Once you are on of these sites the Scareware alerts you to a problem and offers to scan your computer and then finds all kinds of problems. And then tries to sell you anti-virus software at $49.95. It doesn't matter if you buy the software or not because by this time pop-up ads take over your computer multiplying too fast to close and you can't get your computer to release until you buy the software!

Microsoft's latest intelligence report says that 8 million computers have been infected with Scareware! The Federal Trade Commission says 1 million people have had their computers infected with Scareware and the scammers have scammed those million people out of $40,000!

So, how can you protect yourself from this Scareware? You can always check out the RipOff Report or the Better Business Bureau before you do ANYTHING online. But the best advice I can give you is NEVER click on a link in an email unless you know who that email is from and NEVER EVER click on an ad saying you may have a virus on your computer because if you do click, you will definitely have a problem. It will fry your computer!

An informed consumer is a smart consumer! so always be updated guys :)

Make Your Future Bright Through Microsoft Certification

The influence that the Microsoft Corporation has had on the development of the computer industry and on the Western World cannot be easily quantified. It would be difficult if not impossible to estimate how many people actually hold Microsoft Certification around the globe.

Microsoft themselves estimate that the figure must run into the tens of thousands. It is possible to hold certification in the most simple software program right up to the most complicated of network service managers, with all the stations in between.

Anyone who holds certification from this vast global enterprise that is Microsoft has to be taken seriously. These people do not necessarily work for Microsoft, or even for a certified service provider. They may be freelancers, who will proudly display their certification, knowing that they will instill into their client the peace of mind that only working with a person who takes their profession seriously can bring.

Even with the entire gloomy picture being painted of the economy and job prospects for 2009 and even parts of 2010, professionals in the computer software industry stand a better chance than most of keeping their heads above water. Especially those who had the sense and the ability to think forward. Those who were prepared to settle only for one of the many Microsoft software certifications.

The powers that be at Microsoft, still the World's leading software designers decided that they would group their programs under as single umbrella when it came to studying the software as well as being granted certification on a particular aspect of it.

This means that a graduate of the Microsoft study program would be given the status as a professional operator, with specialization within a certain role. Some of the roles are designated as follows:

* Microsoft Certified IT Professional
* Microsoft Certified Professional
* Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
* Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Microsoft Certification provides the programs' participants with the following very worthwhile ammunition to help them get ahead in the tough World of network supervision.

* Total familiarity with all Microsoft Windows network programs
* The ability to design, plant and implement network systems
* The ability to analyze, detect and prepare any problems that can appear in any Microsoft Windows network programs
* The ability to design and implement a network security program in any of the Microsoft Windows network programs

In order to allow certification, potential candidates must attend and complete a course, covering the general aspects of Microsoft software programs for networks, as well as particular certification on the student's specialist subject. There is also the possible to study online, through the purchase of an online study guide. However the student must attend the examinations on site, in order to receive certification on the subject that they reach the necessary standards.

Students can also acquire more than one specialist certificate, with many of them adding to their list of specialist subjects gradually over the years, either in the quest of increased knowledge or particular demands of their career.

Whatever way you look at it, Microsoft Certification holds the key that will open doors to the most successful career in network management.

Always Use Social Networks Properly

So you want to get free advertising, traffic and back links from the multitude of social networks out there but you don't know which to use and what to do. Hopefully today you'll learn a few useful tips to boost your profile and maximize the buzz of social networks.

Where To Start?

Digg is hard to use unless you've been around a while. It's top users really flex their collective muscle when it comes to dominating the front page. That doesn't mean you shouldn't add your articles - Not at all - Adding your articles to Digg, making tons off friends and testing the water is well worth it. Chances are you WON'T make the front page, but if you do......traffic jackpot.

Propeller is fast to use, which means you can get in and out with much fuss, so I highly recommend adding your link there.

Stumble Upon is nowhere near as good as it was and you have to stumble a ton of site to get and credibility. You should add your profile and your blog/site, but don't expect the promise you may hear.

Reddit is pretty good and low effort so definitely give it a try.

Delicious is a little bit of a pain - The tool bar you have to download is annoying and the whole submission process could be handled better, but if your site gets buzz from delicious then it will all be worth the fuss.

The key to the major sites is to make friends, comment on articles and be positive. You will get reciprocal votes, as long as you appear genuine and give someone a value of sorts.

Twitter - Here is a little trick for twitter to get an extra "dofollow" link. You get to add your website or blog, but if you stick your site url in your bio entry, you'll get an extra "dofollow" link. A nicve little bonus.

Using Myspace and Facebook - These two can be useful as you just upload your links on your profile and add friends galore. People who follow you on Social Networks have a greater trust for you and therefore your site or blog, making preselling easier. The slot machine chat room on Facebook is a great way to find new friends to add.

Qassia is relatively new, but a lot of smart people are using it to get backlinks (pr5) to there websites. With Qassia, you add articles and get rewarded with a "dofollow" backlink and Qassia "cash".

Qassia Cash can be used to advance you link positions and there is talk that it will be able to be used to purchase advertising. I find Qassia the easiest source of "dofollow" backlinks available.

You can join Qassia Here - It's worth joining believe me.

Pligg Sites

These mini "Digg" sites are worth a mention as they when used properly , help you build up some nice little traffic. Pligg sites are Digg clones and as such are easy to submit and vote on. They a much smaller so they won't get you anywhere near as much traffic, but because they are small they are easier to dominate and make the front page.

Just like the big social bookmarking networks, Pligg sites work by you submitting a link and then others vote on it. You can add friends and get more votes, which is always a good strategy.

The best Pligg based sites are Topstumbles, DropJack and StuffDaily.

Using these can help get you the extra traffic boost you want to take your "numbers" to the next level.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How To Create & Delete A Folder Named As CON

So as it is known that CON named folder is not possible in windows.
But u can create it Here is the way to do so.

You can create it by using command prompt. The command of doing that is as given below :

md \\.\\c:\con

This will create folder named CON in ur C: drive u can create it in any drive by just replacing C with the drive letter in above command. Now u shall find that u are not able to delete that folder even by using command prompt. The DEL command will also not work. But u can delete it by using following command :

rd \\.\\c:\con

Now u can also do the same thing with other folders like PRN, COM1, COM2, etc. that are not normally created in window.

How To Enable Disabled Registry In XP

Some times Registry is disabled in Xp due to virus or whatever... Here is a way u can re enable it

You must be Admin not a limited user on ur machine for this.

Goto run type gpedit.msc

Hit enter

Now on left pane select User configuration

then select Administrative templates

then select system

now look on right pane

Double click on Prevent access to Registry editing tools option

select option Disabled

click OK

thats all Registry will be enabled.