Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shutdown Your Computer Remotely

Today i will teach you how to shutdown your computer remotely from another computer on your network (let say you're using computer 1 upstair and want to shutdown computer 2 downstair)

first thing first...

You need..

  1. Administrator account on the target computer
  2. The target computer ip address or the computer name
  3. windows xp or vista
Now the method..

1st Method

  • Click start >> Run and type cmd
  • Type shutdown -m \\computername -s
  • The -s tells the computer to shutdown.. you can change it to -r for restart

2nd Method

Click Start >> Run and type shutdown -i

this one is easier and you can shutdown more than 1 computer at once...

note that this method require you to put reason why you want to shutdown the computer



that's it.. as for 1st method.. you can also make a shortcut and put the command on the shortcut path.. then double click the shortcut to shutdown the target computer :p

next time i'll tell you how to shutdown your computer by using cellphone :p

WTF Ads Of The Day

Well.. i dunno what to say... just watch it >_< click on this post title to watch

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Unbreakable Monitor

alright.. this one looks cool.. who can translate it for me?



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Some Disposable E-Mail Services

Tired of getting spam after you register an account on some website? Let me introduce you some Disposable E-mail Services.

It's a service where you can use this temporary e-mail address to receive emails and the best part is.. the address will expired after some time (up to 1 month) so you don't have to worry about spam after you register your account on some unknown website because.. the e-mail address will be unavailable by the time the spam try to reach it~!

Mailinator
You can create a widget that access to your temporary inbox directly from your web page with this one, but I don't know how long the website will hold your email address though.. the bad thing is.. anyone can access your temporary e-mail inbox as long as they know your temporary email address.

Spaml
This is the typical disposable e-mail address website where you create or use the autogenerated e-mail address and keep the page open to receive your e-mail.

Jetable
This is my favourite~! even though you can't customize the email address, you can choose the email lifespan (from 1 hour to 1 month) and the received e-mail address will be automatically forwarded to your real e-mail address.

There's a lots of disposable email address out there.. just google it and you'll get thousands of the similar services website. Drop me a comment if you find a good one ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fast Windows Fixes

here some fixes for windows i found on the Internet that you can apply to make improve your computer performance especially for the computer that have slow startup and shutdown problem

  1. Your computer might load the device or driver that you don't use anymore. To save on system resource, uninstall those drivers. I suggest you create a restore point on system restore before proceeding since some careless choice can make ur computer to not functioning normally.

    Normally, Windows Device Manager doesn't show devices that aren't currently connected to your computer. To make them visible, press Windows Key + R to open up the Run Box and type
    cmd and press Enter and a Command Prompt window will appear. At the Command Prompt type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 then press Enter and leave the Command Prompt window open.

    Now press Windows Key + R again and type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. After the Device Manager windows appear, click View --> Show Hidden Devices, now the devices that are not currently connected on your computer will appear with semi transparent icon on the Devices Manager.

    ­If you happen to find any device that you no longer use, right click on it and choose uninstall then follow the prompt to complete the uninstall process. When you done close the command prompt window to rehide the nonpresent device back.

  2. To make your computer start faster, you can also clear some unwanted or unnecessary program from your autorun list. I personally recommend you to use Hijackthis for this task. If you don't know which program is good and which program is useless, you can go to Paul Collins's Startup Applications List. A very useful website that contain list of common statup items with description and rating for each one.

  3. Vista's Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions include Shadow Copies (I dunno if this is the correct name since I don't use Vista), which lets you recover a file's older version. Vista Home Basic and Home Premium lack this feature but save the data anyway, wasting CPU cycles and disk space. To stop the waste, put all of your documents and other files on a drive or partition other than your Windows disk. Then click Start, type SystemPropertiesProtection, and press Enter. In the list of disks, uncheck the one that contains personal data. Click Turn System Protection Off when prompted, and click OK to close System Properties. Note that having your data on a separate partition also speeds up backups by allowing you to copy only your own files rather than your programs, which change much less frequently and thus need fewer backup.

  4. For those who still use Internet Explorer and notice some drastic performance drop after a few months (or weeks? XD) using the new IE you can make it as good as new again by doing this...

    Go to Internet Options and click advanced tab, click Reset at the bottom of the program and then Click Reset again to confirm. Restart your Internet Explorer and enjoy your "brand new" IE Photobucket.

    Please note that by doing this, it will disable ur add ons, delete ur temp internet files, cookies, saved passwords, sites added to your trusted zones and some settings will be reverted to default back.

  5. To test the security of your applications, use the free online Secunia Software Inspector. You don't need to install anything; simply click Start and follow the instructions. The scan requires the Sun Java JRE version 1.5.0_12 or later. It works with Windows 2000 SP4 and later.

    The analysis identifies applications that are outdated. Click the plus sign next to an entry for more details, and for links to the latest version.

    To ensure backward-compatibility, many applications leave old versions on your disk when installing updates, so back up your PC before you begin deleting or uninstalling older versions of any applications.

  6. Most of today virus reside on thumbdrive and use autorun feature to help them spreading from one computer to another. You can disable the autorun feature to prevent the virus from infecting your computer, here's how:

    Windows XP Pro

    Press Windows Key+R to open run box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter. On the left panel, go to Local Computer Policy --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System then scroll on the right panel and double click Turn Off Autoplay, click enable and choose all drives from the drop down list and click OK.

    Windows Xp Home

    Press Windows Key+R to open run box, type regedit and press Enter. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Windows --> CurrentVersion --> Policies --> Explorer. With Explorer highlited, double click NoDriveTypeAutorun, click Hexadecimal and type 95 then click OK.

    Note that this will disable autorun for the thumbdrives but still allow it for CD-ROM drives, to disable autorun on both, replace 95 with B5.

    Windows Vista

    Press Windows Key+R, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. Click Continue when prompted by User Account Control.

    In the tree pane on the left, navigate to and select Local Computer Policy --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> AutoPlay Policies. Double click Turn off Autoplay. Click Enabled and OK. Next, double click Default behavior for AutoRun. Click Enabled, and choose Do not execute any autorun commands in the resulting drop-down list. Finish by clicking OK.


Most of the article from today's post are a portion of an article from PC WORLD website. Please do visit it if you want to read more since I skip a lots of it Photobucket