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Using Google Maps to plan your journey

Yesterday I tried Google Maps India to get the directions from one place to another. I tried few routes. It is not very accurate but very helpful to get an idea about the route. Not accurate means, the route is correct but there may be other short routes. 1st I tried to get directions from my home to my office at Technopark, Trivandrum. We have 3 main routes to reach there. Thiruvalla -> Kottarakkara -> […]


Disable Adobe CS4 Activation Check

You can disable Adobe CS4 Activation Check by editing your windows “hosts” file.

For that- open C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts with notepad and paste the following at the end:


Adding Hotmail/Live account in your Gmail account

As of March 12, 2009, POP3 access is now available to Hotmail users worldwide. So now it is easy to get hotmail mails using POP3.
I have successfully added my Hotmail account into my Gmail account, so now I will get my Hotmails 😉 in my Gmail 🙂

You can import your hotmail messages to your gmail account. Go to the Accounts tab from Gmail’s settings page and click on “Add a mail account you own”. Check the the screen shots for the details.


GTalk hangs when winamp is playing

Google IM (GTlk) hangs/crashes if you use it with Winamp 5.5. To solve this problem: Create a new file winamp.m3u under your Winamp directory (By default it is C:\Program Files\Winamp\). It worked 🙂


Create a portable slideshow for your website, blog, Myspace, etc from your picasa web album

Create a portable slideshow for your website, blog, Myspace, etc from your picasa web album.. Using Picasa Web Albums you can create a Flash slideshow to embed in your blog or webpage. Each slideshow features built-in playback controls, size options, and the ability to display captions. To create and embed a slideshow: Sign in to your Google Account for Picasa Web Albums at using your Google Account username and password. Click the My Photos […]


Create PDF or XPS files using MS Office 2007

This office add-in allows you to export and save to the PDF and XPS formats in eight 2007 Microsoft Office programs. It also allows you to send as e-mail attachment in the PDF and XPS formats in a subset of these programs. This add-in is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Office. Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2 This download works with the following Office programs: Microsoft Office […]


Run Linux applications on Windows or OS X with Lina

Lina is a Linux virtual machine that allows users to run applications with the native look of their host operating system. It also lets you install applications with a mouse-click, no need to compile software from source code. The features are Native look and feel With LINA, Open Source applications developed in a Linux environment can run on Windows, Mac OS X, and UNIX operating systems, as well as any flavor of Linux. Compiled and […]


Changing the default browser used in VS 2005 and Visual Web Developer

1) Right click on a .aspx page in your solution explorer 2) Select the “browse with” context menu option 3) In the dialog you can select or add a browser. 4) Click the “Set as Default” button to make this the default browser when you run any page on the site.


Yahoo! Media Player

The Yahoo! Media Player enhances your web site or blog by creating an embedded player for each audio link. All the links can be played with one click, turning the page into a playlist. This is done by adding our JavaScript to your page. Link to audio Insert one or more anchor elements containing the URL of an audio file into your web page. For example: <a href=”example1.mp3″>My first song</a> <a href=”example2.mp3″>My second song</a> Embed […]


Show Hidden Files and Folders

Some windows users, who are infected by some worms may have problem in viewing the hidden files and folders. If you have any problem to enabling “Show hidden files and folders” in windows explorer then download and run this file . PS: Press “yes ” if you get any warning.



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