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Solved – Dell Laptop ‘Plugged-in, Not Charging’

Wow! This was one problem I could not get around for three days. My laptop suddenly stopped charging one day at office. It was otherwise charging fast and would last about 3.5 hrs. Now it would not charge to more than 18%. I went online, searched the problem a lot and tried these solutions: These […]

Zurker is here – third gen social networking

Far as I came to know, Zurker is social networking, but powered by members and not Venture Capitalists. If that’s not interesting enough …its the members like you and I that invest and reap benefits as the system grows. How many such websites disclose their account books online? These guys do. They have an Open […]

Samsung Galaxy s2 Icecream sandwich update

O yea I got my Samsung Galaxy S2 updated with the ICS release today morning. This was a long awaited firmware/OS upgrade to the Samsung’s flagship Android smart phone – the GS2. I’d several questions in my mind for the procedure I’d have to go through to get this upgrade. However, it turned out to […]

JBOSS Class Cast Exceptoin – Resolution

I came across this ClassCastException when launching an application packaged as an enterprise archive (.ear) on JBOSS 4.2.2. Without going much into the details of the root cause, here is a way to quickly reconfigure JBOSS to get away. Locate the following files in your JBOSS folder and open them in a text editor. <JBOSS_HOME>serverdefaultconfjboss-service.xml […]

WordPress attachment import/export issue – workaround

I exported the all my wordpress posts here using the Tools – export option. I later tried to import all the posts to my new domain (I shall announce soon). The import was only half successful. Pictures that form an integral part of my posts have been skipped. And in fact there were errors like: […]

Install Windows-7 on a vista laptop

Ever since Microsoft announced the Windows-7 OS, I was curious and so were millions of Windows users. Well I personally did not like the Vista OS for the primary reason that it simply overloaded the PC. A typical Vista installation treacherously occupies 7GB of space on the hard-drive and demands a minimum of 2GB of […]

What are RSS feeds?

I just added an RSS feed link to my blog. Guests like you could subscribe to the feeds and they would know of all that I update here, without even visiting the blog’s homepage. Isn’t that interesting? Yeah I too thought so. In addition, I got curious to know how these RSS feeds worked. And […]

Computer virus types; Symptoms & effects of infection; Review on free antivirus, firewall & antispyware

My lil laptop caught cold! Etiology (study of disease causation) of common cold says there are over a hundred different kinds of viruses that cause common cold. In addition, that is one reason why one cannot ideally gain immunity to common cold. My laptop is no super man, so she got one too, a bitter […]

Calculator, Paint missing in windows XP

I suddenly realized that the Games folder, the Calculator and the Paint applications went missing on my Windows XP PC. The games that come with XP don’t interest me much, but the calculator and paint come very handy when you have some quick math or a screen-shot-edit to do. This might have happened when the […]

XP drivers for Dell XPS m1330

I bought a Dell XPS m1330 laptop. It came with Vista home premium but I have always thought XP was the best MS OS around. It did not take me long to realize I had to install XP on my laptop but at the same time I wanted to retain the Vista that it came […]

Clef two-factor authentication