Friday, June 30, 2006

Sharing Files Over the Net

By: Leo Laporte

Sharing Files Over the Net
Darren, Cleveland, OH

Q: How do I connect to a specific persons PC to share large files?

There are significant security issues with doing this. You and your friend will have to set up a server, opening up one of your systems to attack. You can use FTP to do this - GuildFTPd is a free and good FTP server for Windows. You could also use a BBS type program for this like Hotline, which can be found with a simple search at

In addition to online file transfer services like and, you mentioned another web service that looks good: is a method of sharing files on your own computer, which is kind of like FTP but without worrying about the hassle of setting up servers.

Sean’s note: For all of the hassle trying to transfer huge files directly from one PC to another, getting past firewalls and routers, I’d suggest another method: a web service. There are a number of services available that will allow you to upload your files and send a URL to the person you want to receive the file so they can download it. Personally, I use but there are others like

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Podcasts for techies

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bill Gates' Piracy Confession

by Robert L. Mitchell on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:53pm

If you read way down to the bottom of a Wall Street Journal interview with Bill Gates that ran yesterday, you'll discover that the Microsoft executive admitted to watching pirated movies on the Internet. The confession came as he was talking about content he had viewed on YouTube. Here's part of the exchange:

WSJ: You watch physics lectures and Harlem Globetrotters [on YouTube]?

Gates: This social-networking thing takes you to crazy places.

WSJ: But those were stolen, correct?

Gates: Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner wasn't paid for. So yes.

The Internet's biggest social failure has been that it has served as enabling technology for rampant cheating and theft - and the rationalization of it. The Internet makes stealing so easy that most people don't even think about it.

Bill Gates' comments would appear to be a case in point. You can hear the wheels turning as Gates thinks through the reality of his actions before finally admitting that he has indeed downloaded and consumed copyrighted content.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Make Money just by Blogging !

This is all true this is not a scam or a hoax of some sort or those annoying pyramid schemes proliferating on the net today.This is all legal !

If you are internet savvy you've probably heard a lot about Google AdSense.Well, for one , it's a one of the popular and easyiest ways to generate revenue online without having to do a whole lot of work.

Google AdSense is a fast and absolutely legitimate easy way for people with blogs or websites of all types ranging from games to dog training the possiblities are limitless to setup and put relevant Google advertisements on the content pages of their site and earn money by just doing that.

The company has no strict criteria for acceptance into the AdSense program basically anyone can apply, and Google AdSense doesn't ask you with a minimum traffic requirement in your blog. The only criteria they're really after about is the standard acceptable content requirements, and that's pretty standard almost anywhere.
That it must not have pornographic,violent or illegal contenet in your blog or website.

Once you've been accepted into the service, you will be able to get the AdSense advertisements on any site you own using the same ad code, provided you obey the Google guidelines.They give you pretty deatailes steps once you already registered.

Before you sign up, it is imperative that you really have to read the lengthy and detailed FAQ on the AdSense site.The link is or you will regret it later just like what happen to a couple of friends of mind.Anyway,that's another topic for my next posts.

So what are you waiting for earn income by just updating blogs which I may say is very addictive.I know a lot of you feel the same way.Go to Google Adsense right now, and start getting those revenue checks in your mail.

To fill out the online application, go to:

For more information:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Google Gains Search Market Share for 10th Consecutive Months

Google Inc. gained search market share in the United States for the 10th consecutive month in May, while rivals managed to hold stead, a market research firm said.

Google’s share inched up 1 percent from April to 44.1 percent, ComScore Networks said. Second-place Yahoo and third-place Microsoft MSN, meanwhile, saw their shares remain relatively unchanged month-to-month at 27.9 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.

Year-to-year, Google was the only one of the three rivals to post a gain in market share. Google rose 6.6 percent from the same month a year ago, while Yahoo and MSN dropped 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively.

In other ComScore findings, Americans conducted 7.4 billion online searches in May, up 12 percent from the previous month. Social-networking site, which entered the search market for the first time last month, maintained its sixth-place ranking with a 0.7 percent share, and Google and Yahoo continued to dominate the toolbar search market with shares of 49.1 percent and 46.2 percent, respectively.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Help Speed Up Your Dial-up Internet Connection

Hey there to dial-up modem fans.

This tip will help you change the speed of your dial-up a little.

The usual speed of most 56k modems clocking is usually at 33.6kbpm (in it sad the fact here in our locality)

After following through with the easy step by step instructions even a blind duck can read, Your Internet speed should now be reading at: 115.2kbpm.

This does work, i have been having it at this setting for ages and i can see the difference on my downloading speeds.

Hope this helps you all as this is an awesome site and some stuff one wishes to download have rather large files and to have these dribbling through a pathetic phone line is just a joke now an't it! - so if you honestly have no continuous cash flow happening for an awesome injection of Internet speed via a Broadband/Lan/T3 modem, then this is pretty well all hope you have left...and no, this extra speed does not increase any telephone bill size neither.


File :

Rar Pass:


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

25 words that hurt your resume

So, you're experienced? Before you advertise this in your resume, be sure you can prove it.

Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their resumes with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according to Scott Bennett, author of "The Elements of Resume Style" (AMACOM).

By contrast, the most successful job seekers avoid these vague phrases on their resumes in favor of accomplishments.

Instead of making empty claims to demonstrate your work ethic, use brief, specific examples to demonstrate your skills.

In other words, show, don't tell.

Bennett offers these examples:

Instead of... "Experience working in fast-paced environment"

Try... "Registered 120+ third-shift emergency patients per night"

Instead of... "Excellent written communication skills"

Try... "Wrote jargon-free User Guide for 11,000 users"

Instead of... "Team player with cross-functional awareness"

Try... "Collaborated with clients, A/R and Sales to increase speed of receivables and prevent interruption of service to clients."

Instead of... "Demonstrated success in analyzing client needs"

Try... "Created and implemented comprehensive needs assessment mechanism to help forecast demand for services and staffing."
The worst offenders

It's good to be hard-working and ambitious, right? The hiring manager won't be convinced if you can't provide solid examples to back up your claims.

Bennett suggests being extra-careful before putting these nice-sounding but empty words in your resume.

# Aggressive

# Ambitious

# Competent

# Creative

# Detail-oriented

# Determined

# Efficient

# Experienced

# Flexible

# Goal-oriented

# Hard-working

# Independent

# Innovative

# Knowledgeable

# Logical

# Motivated

# Meticulous

# People person

# Professional

# Reliable

# Resourceful

# Self-motivated

# Successful

# Team player

# Well-organized

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Common TCP and UDP Ports

Protocol Port Service

TCP 23 Telnet
TCP 139 NetBIOS Session
TCP 1433 SQL
TCP 2049 NFS
TCP 3389 Terminal Server
UDP 137 NetBIOS Name
UDP 138 UDP Datagram

Common HTTP Ports

Port Typical HTTP Service

80 World Wide Web standard port
81 Alternate WWW
88 Alternate WWW (also Kerberos)
443 HTTP over SSL (https)
900 IBM Websphere administration client
2301 Compaq Insight Manager
2381 Compaq Insight Manager over SSL
4242 Microsoft Application Center remote management
7001 BEA Weblogic
7002 BEA Weblogic over SSL
7070 Sun Java Web Server over SSL
8000 Alternate Web server, or Web cache
8001 Alternate Web server or management
8005 Apache Tomcat
8080 Alternate Web server, or Squid cache control (cachemgr.cgi),
or Sun Java Web Server
8100 Allaire JRUN
88x0 Ports 8810, 8820, 8830, and so on usually belong to ATG Dynamo
8888 Alternate Web server
9090 Sun Java Web Server admin module
10,000 Netscape Administrator interface (default)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Internet Security

below is a short list of security information sites:

The CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC) -- (
Internet Security Systems’ X-Force --(
@Stake -- (
Counterpane -- (
SecurityFocus -- (
Computer Incident Advisory Capability for DOD -- ( ciac)
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project --(
Attrition -- (
BindView’s RAZOR -- (
Australian Computer Emergency response Team -- (
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams -- (
Federal Computer Incident Response Center -- (
Bugzilla Bug Tracking System -- (
ANSI CGI Program Security Advisories -- (

Friday, June 16, 2006

Make Your Windows Fast As Never Before

I've focused here on the ones which are simple to do and won't cause problems if you get it wrong, rather than listing registry tweaks etc.


Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don't search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completely unnecessary. To disable do the following:

1. Go to Start
2. Click Settings
3. Click Control Panel
4. Double-click Add/Remove Programs
5. Click the Add/Remove Window Components
6. Uncheck the Indexing services
7. Click Next


Windows XP can look sexy but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. To optimise:

1.Go to Start
2. Click Settings
3. Click Control Panel
4. Click System
5. Click Advanced tab
6. In the Performance tab click Settings
7. Leave only the following ticked:
- Show shadows under menus
- Show shadows under mouse pointer
- Show translucent selection rectangle
- Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons


Windows XP has a performance monitor utility which monitors several areas of your PC's performance. These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

To disable:

1. download and install the Extensible Performance Counter List
2.Then select each counter in turn in the 'Extensible performance counters' window and clear the 'performance counters enabled' checkbox at the bottom.button below.


You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly:

1. Open My Computer
2. Click on Tools menu
3. Click on Folder Options
4. Click on the View tab.
5. Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
6. Click Apply
7. Click Ok
8. Reboot your computer


Cacheman Improves the performance of your computer by optimizing the disk cache, memory and a number of other settings.

Once Installed:

1.Go to Show Wizard and select All
2.Run all the wizards by selecting Next or Finished until you are back to the main menu. Use the defaults unless you know exactly what you are doing.
3.Exit and Save Cacheman
4.Restart Windows


There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer.

1. Download and install
2. Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)
3. Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet
4. Check Optimal Settings then Apply
5. Reboot


If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file.

1. Right click on My Computer and select Properties
2. Select the Advanced tab
3. Under Performance choose the Settings button
4. Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
5. Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file.

Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default. While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.


BootVis will significantly improve boot times

1. Download and Run
2. Select Trace
3. Select Next Boot and Driver Trace
4. A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot
5. Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system's boot process. When it's done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System
6. Reboot.
7. When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete


Your desktop background consumes a fair amount of memory and can slow the loading time of your system. Removing it will improve performance.

1. Right click on Desktop and select Properties
2. Select the Desktop tab
3. In the Background window select None
4. Click Ok


Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal performance, trim your fonts down to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and fonts that applications may require.

1. Open Control Panel
2. Open Fonts folder
3. Move fonts you don't need to a temporary directory (e.g. C:\FONTBKUP?) just in case you need or want to bring a few of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more system resources you will gain.


Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines:

Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Fast User Switching
Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
Human Interface Access Devices
Indexing Service
IPSEC Services
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
Portable Media Serial Number
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
Remote Procedure Call Locator
Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
Remote Registry Service
Secondary Logon
Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n' Pray will disable this)
Upload Manager
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)
To disable these services:

Go to Start and then Run and type "services.msc"
Doubleclick on the service you want to change
Change the startup type to 'Disable"


System Restore can be a useful if your computer is having problems, however storing all the restore points can literally take up Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore:

Open Control Panel
Click on Performance and Maintenance
Click on System
Click on the System Restore tab
Tick 'Turn off System Restore on All Drives'
Click 'Ok'


Keeping your pagefile defragmented can provide a major performance boost. One of the best ways of doing this is to creat a separate partition on your hard drive just for your page file, so that it doesn't get impacted by normal disk usage. Another way of keeping your pagefile defragmented is to run PageDefrag. This cool little app can be used to defrag your pagefile, and can also be set to defrag the pagefile everytime your PC starts. To install:

Download and Run PageDefrag
Tick "Defrag at next Reboot",
Click "Ok"


If you have a lot of folders and subdirectories on your computer, when you access a directory XP wastes a lot of time updating the time stamp showing the last access time for that directory and for ALL sub directories. To stop XP doing this you need to edit the registry. If you are uncomfortable doing this then please do not attempt.

Go to Start and then Run and type "regedit"
Click through the file system until you get to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem"
Right-click in a blank area of the window on the right and select 'DWORD Value'
Create a new DWORD Value called 'NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate'
Then Right click on the new value and select 'Modify'
Change the Value Data to '1'
Click 'OK'


Surprisingly, the beeps that your computer makes for various system sounds can slow it down, particularly at startup and shut-down. To fix this turn off the system sounds:

Open Control Panel
Click Sounds and Audio Devices
Check Place volume icon in taskbar
Click Sounds Tab
Choose "No Sounds" for the Sound Scheme
Click "No"
Click "Apply"
Click "OK"


A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option in enables but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on.

Go to Start Menu and Click Run
Type in "Regedit" then click ok
Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction"
Select "Enable" from the list on the right
Right on it and select "Modify"
Change the value to "Y to enable"


If you have more than 256MB of RAM this tweak will considerably improve your performance. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file.

Go to Start then Run
Type "msconfig.exe" then ok
Click on the System.ini tab
Expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign
Click on new then in the blank box type"ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1"
Click OK
Restart PC


This is one of my favourite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will 'feel'. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu.

Go to Start then Run
Type 'Regedit' then click 'Ok'
Find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\"
Select "MenuShowDelay"
Right click and select "Modify'
Reduce the number to around "100"
This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to "0" but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them - well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood


This little tweak tends to work for most programs. If your program doesn't load properly just undo the change. For any program:

Right-click on the icon/shortcut you use to launch the program
Select properties
In the 'target' box, add ' /prefetch:1' at the end of the line.
Click "Ok"
Voila - your programs will now load faster.


This tweak reduces the time XP waits before automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown.

Go to Start then select Run
Type 'Regedit' and click ok
Find 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\'
Select 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now select 'HungAppTimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now find 'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop'
Select 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now find 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\'
Select 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'


This tweak works by creating a batch file to clear the temp and history folders everytime you shutdown so that your PC doesn't waste time checking these folders the next time it boots. It's quite simple to implement:

1. Open Notepad and create a new file with the following entries:

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"

2. Save the new as anything you like but it has to be a '.bat' file e.g. fastboot.bat or deltemp.bat

3. Click 'Start' then 'Run'

4. Type in 'gpedit.msc' and hit 'ok'

5. Click on 'Computer Configuration' then 'Windows Settings'

6. Double-click on 'Scripts' and then on 'Shutdown'

7. Click 'Add' and find the batch file that you created and then press 'Ok'


When your PC starts it usually looks for any bootable media in any floppy or cd-rom drives you have installed before it gets around to loading the Operating System from the HDD. This can waste valuable time. To fix this we need to make some changes to the Bios.

1. To enter the bios you usually press 'F2' or 'delete' when your PC starts

2. Navigate to the 'Boot' menu

3. Select 'Boot Sequence'

4. Then either move your Hard drive to the top position or set it as the 'First Device'

5. Press the 'Escape' key to leave the bios. Don't forget to save your settings before exiting

Note: Once this change has been made, you won't be able to boot from a floppy disc or a CD-rom. If for some strange reason you need to do this in the future, just go back into your bios, repeat the steps above and put your floppy or CD-rom back as the 'First Device'


When your computer boots up it usually has to check with the network to see what IP addresses are free and then it grabs one of these. By configuring a manually assigned IP address your boot time will improve. To do this do the following:

1. Click on 'Start' and then ''Connect To/Show All Connections'

2. Right-click your network adapter card and click 'Properties'.

3. On the 'General' tab, select 'TCP/IP' in the list of services and click 'Properties'

4.I n the TCP/IP properties, click 'Use the following address' and enter an IP address for your PC. If you are using a router this is usually 192.168.0.xx or 192.168.1.xx. If you are not sure what address you could check with your ISP or go to 'Start/run' and type 'cmd' and then 'ipconfig/all'. This will show your current IP settings which you will need to copy.

5. Enter the correct details for 'Subnet mask', 'Default gateway' and 'DNS Server'. Again if you are not sure what figures to enter use 'ipconfig/all' as in stage 4.


I found this useful app via FixMyXP. ClearMem Is an Excellent Tool for speeding up your XP Computer (especially if your system has been on for awhile and you have a lot of applications open). What it does, is it Forces pages out of physical memory and reduces the size of running processes if working sets to a minimum. When you run this tool, the system pauses because of excessive high-priority activity associated with trimming the working sets. To run this tool, your paging file must be at least as large as physical memory. To Check your Paging File:

1. Go to your control panel, then click on 'System', then go to the 'Advanced' Tab, and Under 'Performance' click 'Settings' then the 'Advanced' Tab

2. On the Bottom you should see 'Virtual Memory' and a value. This is the value that must be at least as large as how much memory is in your system.

3. If the Virtual Memory Value is smaller than your system memory, click Change and change the Min Virtual Memory to a number that is greater than your total system memory, then click 'Set' and Reboot.

4. Once you have rebooted install ClearMem


XP enables DMA for Hard-Drives and CD-Roms by default on most ATA or ATAPI (IDE) devices. However, sometimes computers switch to PIO mode which is slower for data transfer - a typical reason is because of a virus. To ensure that your machine is using DMA:

1. Open 'Device Manager'

2. Double-click 'IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers'

3. Right-click 'Primary Channel' and select 'Properties' and then 'Advanced Settings'

4. In the 'Current Transfer Mode' drop-down box, select 'DMA if Available' if the current setting is 'PIO Only'


Some machines suffer from jerky graphics or high CPU usage even when a machine is idle. A possible solution for this, which, can also can help network performance is to:

1. RightClick 'My Computer'

2. Select 'Manage'

3. Click on 'Device Manager'

4. DoubleClick your network adaptor under 'Network Adapters'

5. In the new window, select the 'Advanced' tab

6. Select 'Connection Type' and select the correct type for your card and then Reboot


Although not strictly a performance tweak I love this fix as it makes my machine 'feel' faster. I hate the annoying 'are you sure?' messages that XP displays, especially if I have to use a laptop touchpad to close them. To remove these messages:

1. Right-click on the 'Recycle Bin' on the desktop and then click 'Properties'

2. Clear the 'Display Delete Confirmation Dialog' check box and click 'Ok'

If you do accidently delete a file don't worry as all is not lost. Just go to your Recycle Bin and 'Restore' the file.


Prefetch is designed to speed up program launching by preloading programs into memory - not a good idea is memory is in short supply, as it can make programs hang. To disable prefetch:

1. Click 'Start' then 'Run'

2. Type in 'Regedit' then click 'Ok'

3. Navigate to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\'

4. Right-click on "EnablePrefetcher" and set the value to '0'

5. Reboot.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

BackTrack - Penetration Testing Linux distribution

Combining the best features from both distributions, and paying special attention to small details, this is probably the best version of either distributions to ever come out.Based on SLAX (Slackware), BackTrack provides user modularity. This means the distribution can be easily customised by the user to include personal scripts, additional tools, customised kernels, etc.

Homepage :

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Absolutely Free Linux Distros !

Looking for free Linux CD,s to be sent straight in to your homes, then this site is definitely for you.They sent CD,s free of charge and no strings attach.Visit the link now. This is all legal.The CD is called Ubuntu Linux. Order now.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Dipolog City

Zamboanga del Norte (Zanorte) is located in Western Mindanao in the Philippines.It is a nice region filled with many splendid natural beauties as well as many modern ammenities available to all. Its capital is Dipolog City a city full of beatufil,warm and friendly people...

If you want to know more about Dipolog City visit the link below :

Have fun y'all !