Monthly Archives: November 2009
|30 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Keeping software installed on your Windows system up-to-date with the latest version is important. One of the main reasons to keep software updated with the latest version is because the latest version usually come with bug and security fixes. Security fix is very important because unfixed security flaws in the software installed on your system may lead your system to be compromised by hackers. Keeping software with latest version will also allow you to use new features that came with the latest version of the software. Checking each software that installed on your system manually for latest the version is a tiresome thing to do.
While Linux operating system have their own package manager that connects to software repository that allows users to keep the installed software on their system up-to-date with the latest version easily, Windows users don’t have this. Update Notifier is a small utility that checks if there are updates available for the software installed on your system and display the updates to you in a simple way. If update is available, you can click the download button and you will be directed to the download page for the software. Then, you can download the latest version of the software using your web browser.
Update Notifier is easy to use and straight forward. Update Notifier can be installed as portable application.
|28 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
While you can manually visit a bittorrent site to download the latest episode of a TV show, modern bittorrent client with built-in RSS feed reader allows you to automate the download process of your favourite TV shows as soon as the latest episode is available. In this post, you will find the step by step guide on how to automatically download the latest episodes of TV shows as soon as they are available on bittorrent network using uTorrent.
Note: Downloading TV shows can be illegal in some countries. If so, consider moving to another country, download share friendly shows only, or collect the torrents just for fun. Make sure you’ve checked before you proceed.
One of the best bittorrent sources to download TV shows is EZTV. RSS feed for TV shows available on EZTV is available at EZRSS. This guide should works with latest uTorrent. The uTorrent version that I use in this guide is uTorrent 2.0 beta.
1. First of all, you will need to find the RSS feed for the TV show that you want to download. In this guide, I will take ‘Top Gear’ as the example. To find the RSS feed for ‘Top Gear’, go to EZRSS website and look for ‘Top Gear’  in the shows list. Click on ‘Top Gear’ and you will be redirected to the ‘Top Gear’ episode list.
2. Next, we will add the RSS feed URL for ‘Top Gear’ in uTorrent.
|20 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Standard keyboard has 3 main light emitting diode (LED) which are used to monitor if you activate the ‘Num Lock’, ‘Caps Lock’ and ‘Scroll Lock’ function. If you feel like changing these LEDs function into something else, you can use it as a network traffic network indicator. Talking about the good old Windows 98 dial-up tray icon days =)
A small tool called Network Lights will allows you to use your keyboard LED as network traffic indicator. When there is download or upload network activity, Network Lights will make the ‘Num Lock’ and ‘Scroll Lock’ LEDs blinking. You can impress your friends with your new cool network activity indicator LEDs. Network Lights also works on laptop’s keyboard LEDs (tested on my friend’s Compaq Presario v5000).
Network Lights is small, version 1.1 is less than 100KB. When you run Network Lights, it will sit on the system tray. The program uses around 1.3MB of memory. Network Light is freeware and available for Microsoft Windows operating system.
|19 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
CHKDSK is a tool on Windows operating system that displays the file system integrity status of a hard disk and CHKDSK can fix logical file system errors. CHKDSK can fix file system errors without the need to restart your system if it can get an exclusive lock on the drive. If CHKDSK cannot lock a drive (usually the C: drive), the check will resume the next time the computer starts. By default, when CHKDSK starts automatically when your system starts, there is a 10 seconds countdown that allows you to press any key to cancel the CHKDSK process during the 10 seconds period. The 10 seconds countdown value can be easily changed.
WARNING! This method involves editing the registry. Make sure you backed up your registry and system before proceeding with caution.
1. Open Registry Editor. Go to Start > Run and type regedit.
2. In Registry Editor, navigates to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager (1).
3. If AutoChkTimeOut value does not exists, you need to create it. To create AutoChkTimeOut value, right click in an empty area on the right panel of Registry Editor, choose New > DWORD value (2).
Download Warcraft III Version Switcher/Patcher for Version 1.21, 1.22, 1.22a, 1.23, 1.24, 1.24b, 1.24c, 1.24d, 1.24e, 1.25b, 1.26
|18 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Updated on 17 March 2010 for version 1.24e
As the name said, Warcraft version switcher will let you to switch between different version of Warcraft III.
Download Warcraft III Version Switcher
Download version 1.21, 1.22, 1.22a, 1.23, 1.24 and 1.24b
NOTE: Version 1.24c, 1.24d and 1.24e ARE NOT INCLUDED in this download. You need to download them separately instead.
Use 7-zip to extract the content.
Download part 1: Warcraft III Version Switcher.7z.001
Size: 90 MB
Download part 2: Warcraft III Version Switcher.7z.002
Size: 86.8 MB
You can download each version separately.
|18 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Visitors statistic is a crucial information for webmasters. I’m sure almost all webmaster know about Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service by Google that provides you with detailed statistics about visitors of a website. Google Analytics is being used widely by webmasters and it is one of the most popular visitor tracking service. If you somehow don’t like to use Google Analytics and you are looking for its alternative, you can use Piwik.
What is Piwik? Piwik is a web analytics software written in PHP. If you have your own web space and your server has a minimum PHP 5.1.3 and MySQL 4.1, you can install and use Piwik. Piwik can provides you with a detailed real time reports about your website visitors. Piwik is written by the developers of phpMyVisites after the last stable release of phpMyVisites 2.3. Some features of Piwik according to the developers:
Piwik’s features are based on plugins so you can easily add new features or remove the ones that you don’t need. You can build your own plugins too.
The statistics data is owned by you because Piwik is installed on your server. The data can be accessed using Piwik’s open APIs.
The interface of Piwik is fully customizable.