Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why Zoom and Fullscreen mode worked in FireFox 3

Found the zoom and full screen features in Firefox 3 very useful, just take following scenario. Figure 1 are before using the Zoom and Fuulscreen mode, in Figure 2 the reading experience are so much better.

If you follow my previous entry, you can now browse Zinio (selected) Magazine free. In default mode the viewing experience are not that good, but after using the zoom mode it's so much better. Just compare the screen yourself.



Friday, May 30, 2008

Read (Selected) Zinio e-magazines for free!

Bump into this article, interesting and I am able to view it.

iPhone users have it all - to the extent that they are able to read selected Zinio e-magazines for free using the Safari browser on the iPhone. But, the rest of us, the mere mortals, should have no fear - some enterprising chappie has found a way for us to enjoy those same e-magazines that iPhone users are reading, all for free!
Here are the steps to enjoy your free read:

  1. download/use the Firefox browser
  2. download and install the "User Agent Switcher" extension
  3. in the extension's options, add a new user agent, name it anything you wish. In the "User Agent" field, paste this:

    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419 (United States)

  4. Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419 (United States)

  5. switch to the new "fake" user agent that you just created, ie. select it
  6. visit this page
  7. read any magazine on that page for free!


Setting up SSL for Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0

After some resdings and findings, below is a simple guide on how to setup the SSL (https) for WSS v3.WSS Central Administration

  1. In WSS server, start SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. 
  2. Click Application Management tab, then Create or extend SharePoint Web application link
  3. Click Extend an existing Web application link
  4. Select the Web Application (SharePoint Site) which you want to extend by click on the drop down box next to Web Application.Extend Web Application
  5. Enter the Port number you wish to used. For SSL you can used the standard port number 443.
  6. Used Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) = Yes
  7. Select the required Zone
  8. Click OK button to extend the site.

You might need to change the access mapping to reflect the URL if your WSS is going to publish to the Internet. the path are Central Administration > Operations > Alternate Access Mappings

Next steps is to setup your IIS SSL Certificate.

  1. Start IIS Manager2008-05-30_230604
  2. In IIS Manager the newly extended site (SSL) is available. Right click on the Site Name, select Properties.
  3. Select Directory Security tab, click Server Certificate... button
  4. Follow the Certificate wizard to install the certificate for your new site
  5. Click Edit... button
  6. In Secure Communications windows, Checked Required secure channel (SSL)
  7. Checked Required 128-bit encryption

To further enchance the security you might want to implement the Client certificates.

New favicon for Google

spotted a new Favicon for Gloogle. Does this implicate that they are starting some new services?


A quick dos command which let you map and un-map a network shared resources. Below are how to use it;

PUSHD \\<server name>\shared

The above command will map the drive and auto change to the mapped drive letter. Drive Letter are mapped from Z - A order.


The above command will un-map shared drive from Z to A order.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Turn Off Services Not Required

If you are using vPro and not using the AMT, you may turn off following services to save some memory.

  • Intel(R) Active Management Technology LMS Service
  • Intel(R) AMT System Status Service

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Replace BioTouch (HTC Cube)

Screen001Since I am using spb Menu as my main application launcher, I decided to disable my BioTouch to save some memory (having memory issue because using Blue Touch ROM v5 Windows Mobile 6.1 - 8MB Page Pool). After some searching found this guide in XDA-Developer.

Above guide show you how to change the BioTouch to MortButtons, what I did to change it to spb Menu by changing the VJTarget.lnk to spb

Friday, May 09, 2008

HP dc7700p - Software Update

Updated following software to my HP dc7700p Minitower

sp39087.exe - PDF Complete Update
This package contains an embedded utility for the supported desktop models and operating systems that enables users to convert files to the Adobe .pdf format from within Microsoft Office.

Update: Had remove this because it's just a bloatdware which allow you print 50 pages of PDF. Crap will use MagicPDF instead

sp37615.exe - Intel Graphics Driver for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
(VERSION: Rev. A )This package contains the driver for the Intel graphics in the supported desktop models and operating systems.

sp38596.exe - Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver

New FireFox Extensions that Save Times

After reading an article about 6 excellent FF extension, I had installed followings. Did not install other because Tab Mix Plus did a better job. :-)

1. Hyperwords - Select any word or words on any web page. A menu pops-up. Choose from any one of the many powerful commands. And that's it. Fully customizable menu and behavior.

2. Read it Later - This Firefox extension allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. A commenter below (Chris) summed it up very well: “It’s a ’staging area’ for bookmarks.”

6 Excellent Firefox Extensions Made To Save Your Time