Tag Archives: windows

Folders Sync

26 May

0325-sync-folder-thumb-100029454-large This may not be a problem for many people but folder syncing can be an issue, especially if you are like me, who has work spread out over at least three computers; one at home, one at the office, and a mobile computer (laptop/tablet/phablet). This is not to mention the syncing of work to online resources like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive before an injuction by Sky Media in the UK put an end to that – Microsoft should fire the guy who came up with that name as clearly they have no research capabilities) – so that should one by any chance not be at one of their computers but has access to an online machine, they can still get access to their work.

I scoured the web searching for useful solutions to this conundrum and here are the applications I have ended up installing on my computers – in a bid to keep my folders up to date most of the time.

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Talking of New Technologies

24 Feb

And I am now officially on the Windows 8 wagon. I have come to the conclusion that for mobile computing, Windows or Mac is the best way to go if you want to avoid any hassles. I still however, believe in having a Linux or Unix box for my core services – that is what my home PC that delivers supporting services to the other computers in the house run.

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How to Create a bootable USB key from an image file

3 Feb

USB-iconOf late, for one reason or another, my burner is not writing discs properly. Now, while I chill to take the machine in because that is definitely a warranty issue, I needed to urgently fix my older laptop which I knew had hard disc issues and required to be ‘Spinrited’ – if you don’t mind the invention of the word. Anyhow, long and short of it is that if I required the services of DynaStat Data Recovery and I could not burn discs, then my flash drive would have to do. Not suprisingly, it is not the simplest thing to do, getting a flash disc to boot so here goes some tips on how to do so in Linux and Windows Continue reading

Manage your E-Books Library

15 Nov

kindleI love neat and useful gadgets. On my wish list is the iRobot Roomba robot that can clean floors while I am away at work but who am I kidding. TIA (this is Africa) and the dust in my neighborhood will make the motors in that thing pack up in one week max. My uneven floor wont help much either. Anyhow, I do own dust averse clever gadgets though, and this one I love. It’s my Kindle!

It’s a second gen Kindle Keyboard (curses all you Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire owners) but it works like a charm and for as long as it keeps doing so (or somehow gets lost), Amazon can keep releasing newer ones – I will not be deterred to buy another one. Though the $79 ad supported Kindle is quite tempting.

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How to enable Telnet in Windows Vista / 7

7 Mar

telnetIt’s very rare that I use Telnet ever, so  when developing for Android  and I required to use telnet to interface with their emulator, it took a long time for me to notice that by default it was not enabled with Windows 7 though it was installed. I did some research and found out that this was also true for Windows Vista.

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Install Windows XP on a Compaq Mini 110 from a USB Flash Drive or SD Card.

20 Jun

This tutorail is for installing Windows XP on a Compaq Mini 110 or other netbook using a USB Flash Drive or SD Card. You will need to have already prepared the bootable USB Flash Drive or SD Card. If you have not done this yet, please follow this tutorail on How to Make a Bootable USB Flash Drive or SD Card for Windows XP.

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How to Make a Bootable USB Flash Drive or Memory Card for Windows XP

20 Jun

This tutorail is for making a Bootable USB Flash Drive or Memory Card that can be used to install Windows XP on Netbooks that do not have optical drives. To complete this tutorial you need a PC with a version of Windows XP / Vista / 7, and a USB Flash Drive or Memory Card that is at least 1GB in size or more.

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