Friday, September 28, 2007

Clean your Computer use the cool Freeware :: CCleaner

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.

It easily cleans the following Windows components:

* Internet Explorer
- Temporary File Cache
- URL History
- Cookies
- Hidden Index.dat files
- Last download file location
* Firefox
- Temporary File Cache
- URL History
- Cookies
- Download manager
* Recycle Bin
* Clipboard
* Windows Temporary files
* Windows Log files
* Recent Documents (on the Start Menu)
* Run history (on the Start Menu)
* Windows XP Search Assistant history
* Windows XP old Prefetch data
* Windows memory dumps after crashes
* Chkdsk file fragments

CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need.

Best of all it is a Freeware.

You can download CCleaner here.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Some Quick E-Mailing tips in Outlook

Make a message unavailable to recipients after a specific date
To set the expiration date on a message you are composing, click Options.... Under Delivery options, select the Expires after check box, and then in the lists, select the date and time you want the message to expire.

Set a reminder to reply to a message
Right-click the message you want to set the reminder for, point to Follow Up, and then click Add Reminder. In the Due By list, click the date when you have to complete the reply. In the second list, click a time. In the Flag color list, click the flag color you want, and then click OK.

Make a folder available for online and offline use
Right-click the folder, click Properties, and then click the Synchronization tab. The folder must be on your network, not on your hard disk.

Quickly print search results from your Inbox
To print a list of your search results from the Advanced Find dialog box, press CTRL+P.

Check an e-mail alias against the names in your address books
To immediately resolve an e-mail alias in the To, Cc, or Bcc box, press CTRL+K.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sketch your Thoughts Online easily using Sketchcast

Sketchcast is like a YouTube - but for drawing. The service enables you to create a “sketch” of just about anything that lurks your mind and easily publish it online.

Once you have clicked on the “Record” button, draw whatever you wish. You can also integrate your voice. Once you feel that you are done, go ahead and click on the "Stop" button. Once you are done you have an option to publish your video in the site. The site also provides code in HTML which is specifically to publish the video on your blog/site.

Below is one such Sketch I created!!

50 million FREE iTunes songs : Courtesy Starbucks Giveaways

Starbucks recently has announced a new plan to give away about 50 million songs Absolutely FREE from Apple iTunes library as part of a promotion to drum up interest in its wireless music service that will debut very soon.

The offer is valid from October 2nd only at Seattle and New York locations and in slated to be available in San Francisco later during November.

Here's how you can make use of this offer. When at Starbucks browse over to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. Then you will be able to view and also download the currently playing song(at Starbucks) as well as the last ten played songs Absolutely Free.

Also, there is news that 1.5 million music cards will be given out each and every day in all of Starbuck's 10,000+ US stores from October 2 through November 7. Each Music Card will allow the customer to download a special "Song of the Day" at no cost from iTunes.

There is also information that the artists who will be featured will include :
  • Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell (Hear Music artists),
  • Dave Matthews
  • Annie Lennox
  • John Mayer.
Also, the first song that will feature as Song Of the Day will be "Joker Man" by Bob Dylan, and a new song will be given away each day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Halo 3 - The much awaited Game from Microsoft Released Today!!

Halo 3 - the much awaited game on the Microsoft's Xbox 360 has over 1 Million+ pre-orders in North America alone and is all set to break day-one entertainment sales records today following it's launch.

I feel this will be a huge milestone for Microsoft Game Studios and the console Xbox 360 in this very very competetive market. Halo 3 is an attempt by Microsoft to mark a comeback in the console space. The game is the Xbox 360's so-called "killer app" - that piece of software or feature that sells the product.

Halo 3 game-line centers around the travails of a Master Chief, who leads a band of marines on a quest to save humanity from an alien invasion. The story is pretty much your classic first-person shooter game. It allows you to blast your way to rid the earth of these superb Alien creatures. You can also choose to play in multiplayer mode with a group of friends to finish the 'campaign,' or choose to play against one another.

Only time will really tell how Microsoft's Game plan for the Xbox 360 console plays out to be!!

How to Reset your Windows Vista Password easily?

Many a times you would have been caught up in an awkward situation where you have forgotten or simply mis-placed your Windows Vista Password. So here's how you can easily reset your Windows Vista Password, I'll touch upon two methods on how you can achieve it.

The easy method :
Download a piece of software from Petter Nordhal-Hagen’s website. But, before that be warned that this method involves the manipulating of Vista's SAM database which is always a bit risky. You will need to create a boot disk (CD) from the downloaded software and this will then help you to manipulate the Vista's SAM database.

I would like to re-assure you at this point that I have had to use this cool tool a couple of times on a Windows 2000 Server Box before and have never had any problem :) . Since, the new version of this cool software supports Windows Vista - so I can recomend the same.

The harder method:
In this method you will need to have a Windows Vista Password Reset Disk handy which will enable you to reset your password easily. But the point to note is that you should have created a Vista Password Reset Disk earlier in the first place.

This is how you can create a Vista Password Reset Disk:
  • In the Vista's Start Menu search box type the word "user accounts". Click on the User Accounts Panel which will open.
  • Click on the option Create a password reset disk found on the left navigation bar (The first one on the left - below Tasks).
  • Run the Forgotten Password Wizard which will open. Insert a floppy disk or a USB memory disk.
  • After you have inserted the storage device click on the Next button. Select your drive and then Next.
  • Now you'll need to type your current Vista user account password and click Next.
  • That's it the password reset disk will be created.
  • Now keep the Vista Password Reset Disk in a safe location.
When you have forgotten your Vista Password - type the wrong password and press Enter.
  • Just below the Error Message you will have a link saying Reset password. Click that link and follow the instructions. You're done!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Some Cool Office Tips


Go Back to Where You Left Off in a Document
To return to the place where you last edited a Word document, press Shift+F5.

Quick Word Deletion
You can delete entire words with your keyboard. Just put your cursor at the beginning of the word and press Ctrl+Del together. This is very useful when editing.

Customize Line Spacing and Alignment
The Ctrl key is your best buddy when you want to experiment with line spacing and alignment variations. Ctrl+1 provides single spacing, Ctrl+2 provides double spacing and Ctrl+5 provides 1-1/2 line spacing. Ctrl+R right aligns a paragraph, Ctrl+L left aligns one, and Ctrl+E centers one.


Instant in-cell graphs
Use the repeat (REPT) function in Excel to create a bar graph inside cells. REPT looks like this: =REPT("text"; number_of_times). For instance, REPT("X"; 10) gives you "XXXXXXXXXX". For in-cell bar charts, the trick is to repeat a single bar "|". When formatted in 8 point Arial font, single bars look like bar graphs. Of course, number_of_times can also be substituted with a cell number.


Annotate during Presentations
While giving a slide show presentation, right-click in the active window then choose an annotation item from the Pointer Options submenu, such as Felt Tip Pen or Ballpoint Pen. You can write directly on the slides: underline words, draw a picture, whatever. To return to normal use, and move onto the next slide, select Arrow from the submenu.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Opera 9.5 version Available :: Coolest Browser

Opera is one of the oldest browser's in business. Opera has released a new version as an alpha release - 9.5 for Windows.

Opera 9.5 lets you surf the Internet in a safer, faster, and easier way. One of the most full-featured Internet power tools on the market, it includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat.

You can easily customize the look and content of your browser with a few clicks of the mouse(Just have a look at my screen shot below).

Give it a try and you'll know what I meant.

Click to Enlarge Screen shot

Missed the download link - sorry. Here's the link to download Opera Browser 9.5 alpha release - codenamed Kestrel

Complete List of Websites to Watch Tamil Movies Online for FREE

Here is a complete list of websites on which you can watch all the Tamil Movies online for Free.

Most movies are uploaded onto youTube or other video sharing websites.

Here we go with the list of websites:

Watch the Twenty20 20-20 Finals between India Vs Pakistan Free Online - Streaming Website Link

Most of you have already been geared up to watch the Grand Finale of the Twenty20 (20-20) Cricket Match between India and Pakistan. But for some reason if you are struck in office and have No access to the television set - here's help.

I have found the following website which provides live streaming of the cricket match for FREE.

The website is

Let's wish both the teams all the very best!!

Related Link :
Watch Cricket matches LIVE online for free

Thursday, September 20, 2007

How to easily Move or Copy Files at Will in Windows

Intuitively, when you drag a file from one place to another, it would seem reasonable that the file will be moved, not copied. That is, when you see an object disappear from a location, it shouldn't still be there next time you look.

One of the worst inconsistencies in Windows is what actually happens to files when they're dragged. Dragging from one place to another on the same disk ends up moving the files, while dragging from one disk to another copies them.

If you're just dragging EXE files, a shortcut is created, and the file is neither copied nor moved. To cope with this, follow the following instructions:
  • To copy a file under any situation, hold the Ctrl key while dragging.
  • To move a file under any situation, hold the Shift key while dragging .
  • To choose what happens to dragged files, drag them with the right mouse-button, and a menu will appear when the files are dropped

Saturday, September 15, 2007

How to Create Users and Databases easily in PostgreSQL

After the good response to the last post on How to Install PostgreSQL easily on Windows Vista or XP?, lets today focus on how to Create new Users and new Databases easily in PostgreSQL. As mentioned previously we will use the techy psql which is the command line interface for PostgreSQL.

You will need to first connect to the user postgres from your localhost to create the database owner. The command prompt postgres=# indicates that you are connected to the postgres database. The # in the command prompt actually means that the user connected to is a database superuser[Sort Off like in Linux].

Creating a New User:

To create a New User(mynewuser) in PostgreSQL we will use the CREATE ROLE command as follows:

postgres=#CREATE ROLE mynewuser
postgres-#password 'mypassword';

This will create a new user called 'mynewuser' with the password 'mypassword'.

Creating TableSpace :

Now we will move ahead to create the default tablespace for the new database. This is where the database’s files will be stored. Create a new folder structure as C:/myDB/mynewuser/system

The steps below will help you to create a new tablespace as mynewuser_system

postgres=# CREATE TABLESPACE mynewuser_system
postgres-# OWNER jason
postgres-# LOCATION 'C:/myDB/mynewuser/system';

Hers's how you can check if the tablespace was created. Just key in the following command.

postgres=#db+ mynewuser_system

Create a Database and the related Database objects:

Finally we will now create a new database and the associated database objects. It's very simple... so here are the SQL Statements.
postgres=# CREATE DATABASE myFirstPSQLdb
postgres-# OWNER jason
postgres-# TEMPLATE template0
postgres-# TABLESPACE mynewuser_system;

You can verify if the Database is installed properly by the following command.

Now we will finally create the related Database Objects.

First login into the Database:
postgres=# c myFirstPSQLdb

Then run your SQL script as follows:
myFirstPSQLdb=# i C:/myDB/myObjects.sql

Do let me know how this article helped too.

Related Articles : How to Install PostgreSQL easily on Windows Vista or XP?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

How to use Group Schedules in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook lets you view the free/busy status of other users, either through Exchange Server or through a free/busy server such as the one offered by Microsoft or your own internal free/busy server. You're probably aware that you can view someone else's schedule when you create a meeting request, but you might not know that you can create and work with group schedules without creating meeting requests. This is handy when you need to monitor other people's schedules but not schedule meetings with them.

Here's how to create a group schedule in Outlook 2003:
1. Open the Calendar folder and click the View Group Schedules button on the toolbar
2. Click New, enter a name for the new group, and click OK
3. In the resulting group schedule dialog box, click Add Others and choose Add from Address Book
4. Select the people (or resources) whose schedules you want to include and click OK
5. Click Add Others and choose Add Public Folder if you want to add a calendar stored in a public folder

The dialog box should now show the free/busy times for the selected people and resources. If you do want to schedule a meeting, just click Make Meeting and choose an option to create either a new meeting request or a new message with a selected individual or all individuals in the schedule. Use the Zoom drop-down list to choose the amount of scheduling information to view.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How to turn-off User Account Control [UAC] easily in Windows Vista using the Command Prompt?

I has sometime back blogged on "How to disable the annoying User Account Control [UAC] feature in Windows Vista easily?", but then it required the installation of a 3rd party software and many annoying steps. Finally now I have found a very simple step to turn-off the User Account Control [UAC] easily in Windows Vista using just a few lines on the Command Prompt.

Follow the steps below and you should be able to turn-off the UAC feature easily.
  • Just Enter "cmd" in the search Box under the Start menu
  • Then right-click the highlighted result and choose Run as administrator from the contextual menu.
  • Finally you will need to enter the following (as a single line):

reg.exe ADD HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion
PoliciesSystem /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Also, incase you would like to turn ON UAC anytime in future. Put the code below instead
reg.exe ADD HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Why is Firefox browser Blocked on a few sites?

Did you know that the most rapidly growing and popular browser Firefox is blocked on a few sites. Well, you may be wondering what I am talking all about.

To give you some perspective on things - a website designer called Danny Carlton started it all to block Firefox on his website in order to boycott the Ad Block Plus extension of the browser. Now it seems that many other website owners have joined forces with him.

Firefox has an extension / add-on called Ad Block Plus which blocks most of the advertisements displayed on the website. This feature of the extension has irritated many website owners because the amount of money they receive was reduced since the users discovered the extension. Incase you didn't know this earlier - many of the website owners are receiving important funds from advertisements and now their business is strongly affected.

So Danny Carlton has created a special website called 'Why Firefox is Blocked'. He and many other Web designers / Website Owners need to just implement a special code in their content in order to restrict the access of the Mozilla browser. They are blocking Firefox as a whole since there's no way to block only the Ad Block Plus extension. Danny Carlton and others now fight against the entire application until the add-on is disabled.

I somehow feel(in my opinion) that Danny Carlton is right because many of the Website Owners are able to run and maintain their websites using the funds received from advertising. A website will need a lot of funds even in terms of hosting on dedicated servers, etc. Lets take AdSense, for example - Millions of registered members publish Google Adsense ads on their websites and, every time a visitor to the website clicks on them, a certain amount of money is automatically transferred into his account(although it is very small at most times). Since the Firefox extension blocks most of the ads, the website owner doesn't receive any money.

So let's watch out how this issue turns out in the end.

Monday, September 10, 2007

How to Unlink Every Hyperlink in a Microsoft Excel Document ?

After the last article "How to Unlink Every Hyperlink in a Microsoft Word Document ?", one of my friend's asked me for a solution to do the same in a Microsft Excel Document. Volla, here's how it can be done in an Excel file. The Macro code is changed - else all the steps are the same.

Running the following macro achieves the same result as selecting each hyperlink and choosing Remove Hyperlink from the shortcut menu.

Here we go with the steps:
  • In Excel, click to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor (or press F11)
  • Right-click the ThisWorkbook icon , then select Insert > Module
  • Paste the code below into the box. Click File > Save. Alternately, you can save this macro in a template of your choice

Sub RemoveAllHyperlinks()
End Sub

Run this macro in Excel from the Tools > Macro > Macros dialog.

Hope this helps.

Free Photoshop Online - To be available soon

Adobe will soon launch Photoshop Express which is a free, stripped-down version of its award-winning image editing software(Photoshop) that will be available online. Photoshop Express runs within the browser and is completely Flash-based, thereby eliminating the need to install any nasty softwares.

I feel that Photoshop Express isn't meant to duplicate / replace Photoshop CS3(in all it's flavors) or Photoshop Elements.

If you check the exclusive screenshot below you will notice that there are several functions included in the new product, starting from the basic features like crop & rotate, auto correct or white balance and more advanced features including tuning and many others.

Adobe has given no indication as to when Photoshop Express will be made available, only saying that it is still in development.

Click to Enlarge Screenshot

Tips to Recover scratched CD's easily

Don't you feel like crying every time you add another disc to your pile of scratched discs. Trashing that disc which contained your favorite songs, pics, files, games or videos is not easy.

Read-on, if you find yourself wishing for a miracle every time your favorite CD is scratched.

Home Remedy :
Here's an easy home remedy, which might give you the desired results. Rub a small amount of toothpaste on the scratch and polish the CD with a soft cloth and any petroleum-based polishing solution (like clear shoe polish). Squirt a drop of Brasso and wipe it with a clean cloth.

Technology to the rescue
There are many softwares available on the net, which enable the recovery of the CD data. BadCopy Pro is one such software, which can be used to recover destroyed data and files from a range of media.

Just a few clicks is all it requires to recover the disc from almost all kind of damage situation; be it corrupted, lost data, unreadable or defective.

General Tips:
  • Always wipe the CD from the center outward with stratight spoke-like strokes. Wiping CDs in circles will create more scratches.
  • Do not scratch the graphics layer as you cannot repair the disc.
HINT: Hold the disc up to a light with the graphics layer facing the light source. If you can see light thru the scratches at any point then the disc may be irreparable and or exhibit loading or playing errors.

  • Clean your Disc players lens regularly with a suitable product to ensure optimal viewing pleasure.
  • Make sure to use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean both sides of the disc. Wipe in a straight line from the centre of the disc to the outer edge.
  • If wiping with a cloth does not remove a fingerprint or smudge, use a specialized DVD disc polishing spray to clean the disc.
  • Only handle the disc by its outer edge and the empty hole in the middle. This will help prevent fingerprints, smudges or scratches.

Some Cool Statistics on CD Data Loss:
  • Fingermarks/prints cause 43% of disc problems!
  • General wear & tear causes 25% of disc problems!
  • Player-related issues cause 15% of disc problems!
  • User-related issues cause 12% of disc problems!
  • PlayStation 2 machine scratches cause 3% of disc problems!
  • Laser rot (a manufacturer error) causes 2% of disc problems!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The complete List of most commonly used Acronyms in Instant Messaging / Internet

A few days back, Vishal - a long time reader of this Blog suggested me to put an article on the most common Acronyms used in Instant Messaging / Internet. Thus, I have put up this article that may help others too.

Here are the most common abbreviations that you (U) might come across while IMing or simply Surfing the net. I have taken almost a week to come up with this list, please feel free to add other abbreviations / acronyms that I might have missed in the Comments section below. Most common ones are made bold.

AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBS - Be Back Soon
BF - Boyfriend
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
CID - Crying In Disgrace
CYA - See You (Seeya)
CYAL8R - See You Later (Seeyalata)
EMSG - Email Message
FC - Fingers Crossed
FTBOMH - From The Bottom Of My Heart
FYI - For Your Information
GAL - Get A Life
GF - Girlfriend
GFN - Gone For Now
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GTSY - Glad To See You
H&K - Hug and Kiss
HAGN- Have A Good Night
HHIS - Hanging Head in Shame
IAE - In Any Event
IC - I See
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IOW - In Other Words
JMO - Just My Opinion
KIT - Keep In Touch
L8R - Later
LHM - Lord Help Me
LMAO - Laughing My A$$ Off
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LTNS - Long Time No See
MTF - More To Follow
NRN - No Reply Necessary
OIC - Oh, I See
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PM - Private Message
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
SO - Significant Other
SOT - Short Of Time
SWL - Screaming with Laughter
SYS - See You Soon
TA - Thanks Again
TGIF - Thank God It's Friday
TCOY - Take Care Of Yourself
TNT - Till Next Time
TOY - Thinking Of You
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
YBS - You'll Be Sorry

Do keep a copy of this for your ready reference.

AIMP :: A Free and Powerful Windows Audio Player

AIMP is a Free and Powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with an outstanding sound quality!! Its appearance resembles that of the good old classical audio player (Winamp), so you'll get used to it very quickly.

It also has features that let you to be customized with skins. The program includes a 18-band equalizer, a visualization window to display rhythmic visual effects and a playlist editor to organize your audio files.

One cool feature I found is the nice fading effect that makes your list of songs look like an endless music loop and a handy volume normalizing feature avoids drastic volume changes between tracks. Also, the player's main functions can be conveniently controlled by global hotkeys.

Besides playing music, AIMP Classic features three extra utilities which also enable you to record any sound on your computer, convert audio files from one format to another and view or edit tags. AIMP Classic is based on the well-known audio engine BASS, so it's easy to connect new plug-ins (from the plug-in library included in the program) and expand the player's functionalities.


P.S: At the time of posting this article, the official website of AIMP was down. You can download AIMP via FreeWareFiles.

How to Install PostgreSQL easily on Windows Vista or XP?

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) and is distributed as a Open Source software under the BSD License. This is a very stable and useful database when you consider to use a DB free from license restrictions like SQL Server or Oracle.

In this post I will explain to you simple steps to Install PostgreSQL in a Windows Vista or XP machine with ease. To start-off, you will need to download the latest release of PostgreSQL direct from the official website.

Next, extract the file from the archive you have downloaded. Run postgresql-8.2.msi as an administrator user account in Vista or XP. You will then need to select your language and check "Write detailed installation log to postgresql-8.1.log in the current directory". Once you agree to the terms on the license, select what you want to install.

I would suggest that you check everything from Database server and also select the installation directory. If at all you want to install PostgreSQL as a windows service, check the option and type the account password if you have one. The "Account name" here refers to the Windows special user account that will be used to run the PostgreSQL database server whenever the service is started or re-started. Next, you will be asked if you want to create the special user account; select Yes. If you want to create a powerful password, let the installer create one for you.

From the following steps onwards, the database cluster will be initialized. At this stage you will have to create a new password for the internal database name. Next you will need to select procedural languages to enable in default database. Procedural languages allow you to write user-defined functions other than SQL and C (very important when you start exploring more).

Finally, you can select contrib modules that provides additional and specialized functionality. I would advice that you don’t enable any contrib module in the default database template. Click Next and then Finish.

Once done you can get your first glance of PostgreSQL using 2 methods: psql - which is a command line interface for PosgreSQL OR pgAdmin III - the graphical interface.

Using psql, you can connect to the database server using the following command:
psql -U postgres -h localhost
In the above command, -U postgres means that you connect to user postgres and -h localhost means that you connect to the local database server / you can also use the IP address of the server here.

I will blog more articles about PostgreSQL in the following days.

Friday, September 7, 2007

How to Send Links Instead of Files in Outlook?

If the document you wish to send as attachment can be accessed on a shared directory (e.g. an Internet Server), you can send a shortcut of the document in an e-mail. Instead of sending the actual document, you only send a link to the document. In addition to saving bandwidth, this allows the recipient access to the latest version of the file.

To send a link, navigate to the document in Windows Explorer and right-click on it. Then choose Send to… and select Clipboard (as name). Navigate to Outlook, open a new e-mail and insert the link which you have just saved to the clipboard.

Also if you need to Check the Folder Size in Outlook..

To get an idea about the size of your mailbox at a given time, you can use the Outlook Mailbox Cleanup. Navigate in the menu bar to Tools > Mailbox Cleanup > View Mailbox Size....

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

How to make Use of the Free Yahoo Mail's SMS Functionality?

The all new Yahoo Mail has a wonderful new SMS feature that enables all the new Yahoo Mail interface users to send messages straight on a mobile phone. But wait a sec - this new SMS feature is available only to Yahoo users from US, India, Canada and Philippines. However, I guess it'll be only a few days/months before Yahoo upgrades all the Yahoo Mail accounts to the final version of the new technology(includes SMS features).

So let's see how you can enable this new functionality. First of all, the SMS function is available only to the users of the final version of Yahoo Mail so, if you're still addicted to the classic version, you must switch to the latest version. Also, your account must be set-up in one of the countries mentioned above. Once you full-fill all the above criteria. All you need to do is click on Options / Mail Options and press the 'Try Now' button placed near the new Yahoo Mail announcement.

Please note that the function does not work if you're not logged in into your in-mail Yahoo Messenger. As you may already know, Yahoo has sometime back integrated its instant messaging client into the interface of the mail technology so, in order to be able to send SMS messages, you have to be connected to Yahoo Messenger. After you connect to the chat application, a small arrow should appear near the 'Compose' button, allowing you to select the SMS option. Cool right!!

How to Unlink Every Hyperlink in a Microsoft Word Document ?

Unlinking a single hyperlink is as easy as select it, then right-clicking and choosing Remove Hyperlink from the shortcut menu. But what about unlinking all hyperlinks? Word offers no built-in way to unlink every hyperlink in a document all at once. However, you can use a macro to get the job done. Running the following macro achieves the same result as selecting each hyperlink and choosing Remove Hyperlink from the shortcut menu.

I had to come up with this for a document that had something like 100+ Hyperlinks.

  • In Word, click to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor (or press F11)
  • Right-click the Normal icon to make changes to the global template, then select Insert > Module
  • Paste the code below into the text box. Click File > Save Normal. Alternately, you can save this macro in a template of your choice

Sub RemoveAllHyperlinks( )
Dim i As Integer
For i = ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks.Count To 1 Step -1
Next i
End Sub

Run this macro in Word from the Tools > Macro > Macros dialog.

This just works wonders when in need.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Some thoughts for you

After all the crisis over the past weeks, I took some time off yesterday and penned an article which I felt more appropriate at this juncture.

The article can be found here. Do let me know what thoughts you had after reading this article and is my point of view on things really true.

Technical articles are bound to start flowing in a few hours from now. I have prepared rough drafts for a few. Need to put them online that's all.