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Customize Google to Improve Search Results


Customize GoogleGoogle is indisputedbly the best search engine out there on the Internet, however there are a few ways by which you can customize Google and make it even better. I have got 3 best free Firefox extensions using which you can customize Google by adding extra useful information to your search results and remove unwanted informationlike ads, spam and click tracking so as to improve the overall searching experience. The following are the 3 best extensions for Firefox using which you can improve the search results.

1. OptimizeGoogle:

Using OptimizeGoogle, you can get rid of text ads from Google search results, add links from about 10 other search engines, add position counter, product results and more. You can even filter your search results to see dead websites (using WayBack Machine) and remove click tracking so that you can search anonymously. Here is a list of some of the other useful features of this plugin.

1. Use Google suggest (get word suggestion while typing)

2. Add more security by using https wherever necessary

3. Filter spammy websites from search results page

4. Option to remove SideWiki

5. Add links to bookmark your favorite result

6. Add links to other news and product search sites

To install the plugin, just visit the OptimizeGoogle page from your Firefox browser and click on the Download button. Once installed, you can enable or disable the customization options from the Tools -> OptimizeGoogle Options.

After you customize Google to improve the search results, how about adding a feature that provides a way to preview the website in the search results itself? Here is a miracle Firefox extension to this job for us.

2.  SearchPreview:

SearchPreview (formerly GooglePreview) will insert thumbnail view of the webpage into the Google search results page itself so that you can take the guess work out of clicking a link. Just install the plugin, reload Firefox and you will have the SearchPreview at work. You can install this plugin from the following link.

SearchPreview Download

OptimizeGoogle and SearchPreview have made our search results smarter and faster. Now how about safer? Well you have another Firefox plugin to make your search results safer as well. Here we go.

3. McAfee SiteAdvisor:

This is a free browser plugin that gives safety advice about websites on the search results page before you actually click on the links. After you install the SiteAdvisor plugin, you will see a small rating icon next to each search result which will alert you about suspecious/risky websites and help you find safer alternatives. These ratings are derived based on various tests conducted by McAfee.

Based on the quality of links, SiteAdvisor may display Green, Yellow, Red or Grey icon next to the search results. Green means that the link is completely safe, Yellow means that there is a minor risk, Red means a mojor risk and Grey means that the site is not yet rated. These results will guide you to Web safety.

SiteAdvisor works on both Internet Explorer and Firefox which you can download from the following link:

McAfee SiteAdvisor Download

I hope you enjoy these 3 plugins which make your searching experience a lot more simpler and safer. Here is a snapshot of all the 3 plugins at work.

Custom Google Search Results

Hack BSNL Broadband for Speed


If you are a BSNL broadband user, chances are that you are facing frequent DNS issues. Their DNS servers are just unresponsive. The look up takes a long duration and many times just time out. The solution? There is small hack on BSNL for this. Use third party DNS servers instead of BSNL DNS servers or run your own one like djbdns. The easiest options is to use OpenDNS. Just reconfigure your network to use the following DNS servers:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Detailed instructions specific to operating system or your BSNL modem are available in the OpenDNS website itself. After I reconfigured my BSNL modem to use the above 2 IP addresses, my DNS problems just vanished! Other ‘freebies’ that come with OpenDNS are phishing filters and automatic URL correction. Even if your service provider’s DNS servers are working fine, you can still use OpenDNS just for these two special features. After you hack BSNL DNS servers, you will see a noticeable improvement in your broadband speed.

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How to add Items to the Start Button using Registry



/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-ansi-language:#0400;
mso-fareast-language:#0400;
mso-bidi-language:#0400;}

The best technique to edit the windows registry keys, always export or backup the whole windows registry keys on backup drive before editing. Because any mistake in Registry can cause serious problem in your computer to run properly.

Follow the given steps to change the Start button setting.

First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

In Registry Editor go to left hand panel, and find HKey_Classes_Root/Directory/Shell

Here Right click on Shell folder option and add any new key with descriptive name and Press Enter.

Now Right click on that key and give the full path of that program you are interested to add in start button. For example if you want to add MS excel, then full path may be C:program filemsofficemsexcel.EXE.

Now close all open programs and check the changes in your computer Start button.

 

Ant and Grosshopper – dont dare to read this !!!!!


Don’t read this if u Don’t have time….but it’s worth it…
Ant and Grosshopper - Indian Version of story - too good and fact

Original Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and
well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the
cold.

Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others
are cold and starving.

NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with
food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as 'injustice' done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven & Everlasting Peace for prompt support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in
West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in
the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the 'Prevention of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter..

Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation' for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by the Government
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, BBC, CNN.

Arundhati Roy calls it 'A Triumph of Justice'.

Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice'.

CPM calls it the 'Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden'

Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

Many years later...

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
company in Silicon Valley ,

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
in India ,

....AND

As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
grasshoppers, India is still a developing country...!!

N.B.: I have no idea whose creative mind this has come out from, but this piece is awesome

Ant and Grosshopper – Indian Version of story – too good and fact

Original Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and
well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the
cold.

Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others
are cold and starving.

NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with
food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as ‘injustice’ done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven & Everlasting Peace for prompt support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for ‘Bengal Bandh’ in
West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in
the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘Prevention of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter..

Arjun Singh makes ‘Special Reservation’ for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, it’s home is confiscated by the Government
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, BBC, CNN.

Arundhati Roy calls it ‘A Triumph of Justice’.

Lalu calls it ‘Socialistic Justice’.

CPM calls it the ‘Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden’

Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

Many years later…

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
company in Silicon Valley ,

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
in India ,

….AND

As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
grasshoppers, India is still a developing country…!!

N.B.: I have no idea whose creative mind this has come out from, but this piece is awesome

Install Mac OS X Leopard OSx86 on PC Dual Boot Windows 7, Vista in 9 Easy Steps


Recently, I installed Mac OS X (OSx86 Project) on My HP Laptop. It took me 24 hours to experiment witha ll possible procedures and install. Most of the guides available on the wikis and blogs are complex, in-accurate. I Promise to keep this one easy and effective.

I`ll try my best to answer questions in the blog itself, Still, feel free to ask questions.

Looking for Snow Leopard by Geeknizer(taranfx)? Here is another New and easy GuideInstall Snow Leopard on PC or Install Snow Leopard on VMWare

Before you Begin

There are Several Flavours of OSX86 Project available. Few of the popular ones are:
iPC, iATKOS, Kalyway, iDeneb etc.

None of these is perfect, but as time passes, they approach perfection.
iPC is the most advanced you can get, keeping into consideration that it supports largest database of hardware, followed by Kalyway, iDeneb and others. Most Important thing you should check for is your Hardware compatibility List (HCL) on OSX86 wiki.

If you have any doubts, you can get them cleared @geeknizer on Twitter

Steps to install:

1. Download OSx86 10.5.x

Go to your favorite torrent site and Download 10.5.x of your favorite flavor among the listed ones. Latest version is 10.5.7. Though 10.5.6 is also a fair deal. Burn the downloaded “.ISO” file to DVD using PowerISO / MagicISO or any other burning software.

2. Create Partition, preparing Disk:

In windows 7 or vista, Right click My computer > Manage, click Disk Management. Here create a primary partition with minimum 8GB space, though recommended is 15GB. There is no need to format this partition. After Partition is created, right click > Mark Partition as Active.

Burn the OSX86 ISO that you downloaded from torrents on to a DVD and reboot with Boot from DVD. Now you should see Darwin load screen.

3. Booting and starting Installation

As countdown from 10 starts, press F8 key and you will be able to have some more option’s. Now type -v and press enter now entered in VERBOSE mode, this will enable you to see any errors if they occur. In case your screen freezes for more than 10 minutes than note last lines and google them to find out a solution for your problem. If every thing goes fine after 15-30 minutes installation screen appear’s hold your breath we are not quit yet here.

Alternatively, to skip the booting errors, you can try these parameters on Boot: prompt

-cpus=1, -cpus=2.

4. Configuring Installation

After boot, you enter the Graphical interface and you should be able to see a top menu. From the menu Click Utilities > Disk Utility.

Here, select the destination drive where you want to install Mac OSX. this will be the same partition we created earlier in step 1.

Now click on ERASE on right hand side and under the format option select “MAC OSX Journaled Extended” and click Erase. The disk will be erased and mounted. Close the disk utility and agree to the terms and conditions, then select the partition which you erased recently.

5. Customize the Install

The most important part is this step. Now, choose wisely what all components you need to support your running hardware. Browse at http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Navigate to the HARDWARE section and choose your version(10.5.x) and computer type (Portable/Desktop). This page should give sample hardware examples that people have tested, and modules they have selected.

If you have doubts, you can check the Insanelymac.com forums.

For most of the INTEL based systems Vanilla Kernel works very smoothly & for AMD system try Voodoo kernel. It is recommended to remove all the extra unnecessary languages as they take up about 2 gigs. Also, dont add extra Drivers (.KEXTS) which might cause conflicts. e.g. if You have NVIDIA geforce on your laptop, you should select NVDarwin from the “Graphics” section, not all.

Hit Ok when you are convinced!

6. Checking the disk and Installation of System files

Now your disk(DVD) will be checked for consistency, then, installation begins. It will take 20-45 minutes as per your hardware juice. After the installation is over, it will ask for a reboot. Remove the DVD after it has rebooted.

You should be able to automatically boot into OS X at this time.

7. Setting up the Boot Loader

Now that OS X is all working, we have to make the previous installation of Windows 7 or Vista to work. for this, I`ll use the Windows boot loader rather than chameleon boot loader built-in to OS X. This helps you prevent re-fixing MAC OS installation when you re-install windows at some time in future.

Put in your windows 7 or Vista disk, and boot from it. When installation starts, it prompts for “Recovery”. Select the recovery option. On you will be prompted to choose tools available for recovery. Select “command-line”.

DISKPART> list disk // displays the available HDD
DISKPART> select disk n // select the disk which has windows installation
DISKPART> list partition // list partitions on the selected disk
DISKPART> select partition n // select the partition number where windows was previously installed.
DISKPART> active //sets partition active
DISKPART> exit

REBOOT.

Now your vista /windows 7 should boot, If it doesn’t try this:

Boot with installation disk into windows setup, choose recovery again, and select automated recovery of boot area. Windows should fix the boot automatically, then click Fix and reboot button.

8. Adding MAC to the Boot menu via Windows:

Boot into windows normally and download EasyBCD from google. Open it, click “Add/Remove entries” navigate to “Mac”. Select Type in the dropdown to “Generic x86 Pc” and give some name in the text box below. This name will appear in your boot screen. Click “SAVE” when done and REBOOT.

9. There is no Step 9. You should be able to boot into booth MAC OSX Leopard and Windows without any issues.

Enjoy the wonderful world of MAC!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPPORT !!! :-))