Archive for May, 2009

Live Cams

Posted on May 20, 2009. Filed under: Connect | Tags: |

Have you seen the movie National Treasure, starring Nicholas Cage? In that, remember the scene in the car, in which Nicholas asks his geek friend to hack into the traffic cam? Well, it seems to be possible. He just needs to google it. Type the below lines into Google search box.

inurl:/view/index.shtml

or

intitle:liveapplet

or

inurl:”viewerframe?mode=motion”

or
inurl:lvappl

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Wolfram|Alpha

Posted on May 16, 2009. Filed under: Connect | Tags: , |

I came across something new in the internet. Its Wolfram|Alpha. Its a whole knew kind of search for knowledge website. Scientific and educational. Check it out.

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Enable Aero in FX 5200 with 512 MB RAM

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , , , , , |

I recently installed Vista in my 512 MB machine with NVIDIA FX 5200  Graphics Card. I found that i couldn’t enable even after trying everything i read in the internet. But i had used Vista with Aero before, in the same machine, for 30 days. But this time Aero just didn’t seem to work. After 2 hours of reading forums and blogs, i found the fix. My NVDIA driver, provided with CD will not work. Also, the latest from NVIDIA doesn’t work. The only one that enabled Aero is 96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql. So, just down it from here.

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Install CAB files

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , |

Here is how to install .cab files that you get from Windows updates. Put the lines below in a .bat file. And use command prompt to input the .cab file to this .bat program as argument. For example, if the lines below are saved in cabinst.bat, put this .bat file in the folder of the .cab file. And traverse to this folder in cmd. Enter cabinst.bat file.cab

 

 

@echo off 
setlocal 
Set “TempDir=cabtmp” 
Set “Log=Log.txt” 
mkdir “%TempDir%” 
For %%i In (*.cab) Do ( 
expand “%%i” -f:* “%TempDir%” && Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” expansion – OK || Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” expansion – FAIL 
Echo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 
Echo Installing %%i%. Please wait. 
pkgmgr /ip /m:”%TempDir%” && Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” installation – OK || Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” installation – FAIL 
del /f /s /q “%TempDir%” 
rd /s /q “%TempDir%” 
Echo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 
Echo Operation completed 
Echo Log file created as %Log% 
Echo System log can be found at %WINDIR%\logs\cbs\Cbs.log 
Echo Now you may close this window 
pause 
(To put this .bat file into the temp-folder with .cab-file )
For MSU&CAB-files
@Echo Off
Title Installing Windows Vista Updates
For %%F In (MSU\*.msu) Do Call :msin %%F
For %%A In (CAB\*.cab) Do Call :kbin %%A
Shutdown.exe -r -t 1
Exit
:msin
Start /Wait %1 /quiet /norestart
:kbin
Start /Wait pkgmgr /ip /m:%1 /quiet /norestart
GoTo :EOF
Exit

@echo off 

setlocal 

Set “TempDir=cabtmp” 

Set “Log=Log.txt” 

mkdir “%TempDir%” 

For %%i In (*.cab) Do ( 

expand “%%i” -f:* “%TempDir%” && Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” expansion – OK || Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” expansion – FAIL 

Echo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Echo Installing %%i%. Please wait. 

pkgmgr /ip /m:”%TempDir%” && Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” installation – OK || Echo>> “%Log%” %Time:~0,-3%^>^> “%%i” installation – FAIL 

del /f /s /q “%TempDir%” 

rd /s /q “%TempDir%” 

Echo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Echo Operation completed 

Echo Log file created as %Log% 

Echo System log can be found at %WINDIR%\logs\cbs\Cbs.log 

Echo Now you may close this window 

pause 

 

(To put this .bat file into the temp-folder with .cab-file )

 

 

For MSU&CAB-files

 

@Echo Off

Title Installing Windows Vista Updates

For %%F In (MSU\*.msu) Do Call :msin %%F

For %%A In (CAB\*.cab) Do Call :kbin %%A

Shutdown.exe -r -t 1

Exit

:msin

Start /Wait %1 /quiet /norestart

:kbin

Start /Wait pkgmgr /ip /m:%1 /quiet /norestart

GoTo :EOF

Exit

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Mass File Extension Rename

Posted on May 13, 2009. Filed under: Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , , |

Here is how to rename a number of files’ extensions to another extension. Say, for example, some virus renamed all .mp3 files to .jpg files. Now, you need to rename these files back to .mp3 files. You can do this easy.

  • Create a text file, and rename it to, say extren.bat
  • [Right click on the file] > Edit
  • enter the line below and save
  • For /r %%x in (%1) do ren “%%x” %2

Now, if you want to change all .jpg files to .mp3 files, 

  • Put the .bat file into the folder of files’ whose extensions are to be changed.
  • Traverse to that folder in command line
  • Enter extren.bat *.jpg *.mp3

That is, the format of the command is extren.bat *.<from extension> *.<to extension> 

This command changes the extensions of all files that are in <from extension> to <to extension>, in current directory, as well as sub-directories.

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