Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Google "Not" operator

Whenever we are searching with google for something, lots of irrelevant stuff also comes up.
For example,if i am searching for something related to vb.net, all things related to asp.net will also show up.
We can avoid the asp.net related pages by telling google not to return pages containing the word asp.
For that ,frame the query and put -asp at the end.It will block everything related to asp.
Happy googling.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Turn off laptop monitor manually


Most of the laptops do not have an option to turn off the LCD display screen manually.Mostly the screen automatically switches off after a certain time interval.
Its better to conserve power by switching off manually.
Here is a simple application for that.

Monitor OFF (zipped)


The application makes use of the c++ commands to access the display device and puts it into sleep mode,ie,turns off the display.Display can be brought back by simply pressing any key or by using the touchpad/mouse.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mobile web in India

As of Feb 2010,
Top websites browsed via mobile web
  1. google.com
  2. orkut.com
  3. yahoo.com
  4. facebook.com
  5. youtube.com
  6. wikipedia.org
  7. songs.pk
  8. wap.in
  9. zedge.net
  10. getjar.com
Top mobile phones used for web browsing,
  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c Nokia 2700 Classic
  3. Nokia N70 Nokia N70
  4. Nokia 3110c Nokia 3110 Classic
  5. Nokia 6300 Nokia 6300
  6. Nokia N73 Nokia N73
  7. Nokia 7210 Nokia 7210
  8. Nokia N72 Nokia N72
  9. Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Nokia 5310 XpressMusic
  10. Nokia 3500c Nokia 3500 Classic
This data is extracted from the Opera Mini browser statistics for India.The statistics are published monthly by Opera and can be found here (http://www.opera.com/smw).

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Registering a OCX control in windows 7 after error code 0x8002801C


The error that unable to register a control/component comes when the command window is not running using administrator credentials.


To solve this, create a link to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and right click on the link and select "Run as Administrator".
Then register from that command window.Its a working solution which is personally tested by this author.