Sunday, May 29, 2011

Just Plain File Share-Drag and Drop






To share a file, drag it from your desktop or file explorer to the space on the Go Pileus homepage labeled Drag and drop your file here and start sharing.
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Your file uploads and you are provided with a gopile.us URL for the file.
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Paste this URL into an email, instant message or on a social networking site to share with friends. The URL is only good for 30 minutes, making this great for sharing time-sensitive files, but not so great for sharing files with people who are not currently online. For this, you can sign up for a Go Pileus account by clicking theSign Up link at the top right of the page.
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Creating an account gives users access to 1 GB of storage space. Sharing a file this way works the same way: through dragging and dropping a file, only now the generated URL lasts as long as you want. Those with whom you share the file are not required to create an account.
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Files are limited to 50 MB each, which is plenty of space for most files. While the 1 GB of free storage feels confining, the speed of the service makes up for this restriction. Go Pileus is worth bookmarking for times when fast file sharing is a necessity.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning....hiberfil.sys removal

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The more memory you have in your PC, the bigger the file will be.
So What is hiberfil.sys Anyway?
Windows has two power management modes that you can choose from: one is Sleep Mode, which keeps the PC running in a low power state so you can almost instantly get back to what you were working on. The other is Hibernate mode, which completely writes the memory out to the hard drive, and then powers the PC down entirely, so you can even take the battery out, put it back in, start back up, and be right back where you were.
Hibernate mode uses the hiberfil.sys file to store the the current state (memory) of the PC, and since it’s managed by Windows, you can’t delete the file.
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So if you never use it, and want to disable Hibernate mode, keep reading. Personally I stick with Sleep Mode the vast majority of the time, but I do use Hibernate quite often.
Disable Hibernate (and Delete hiberfil.sys) in Windows 7 or Vista
You’ll need to open an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking on the command prompt in the start menu, and then choosing Run as Administrator. Once you’re there, type in the following command:
powercfg -h off

You should immediately notice that the Hibernate option is gone from the Shut down menu.
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You’ll also notice that the file is magically gone!
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For more about dealing with Hibernate like setting how long it takes to head into Hibernate mode, you can check out our article on How to Manage Hibernate Mode in Windows 7.
Disabling Hibernate Mode in Windows XP
It’s a lot easier in Windows XP to get rid of Hibernate mode… in fact, we’ve already covered it before, but we’ll cover it again. Just head into Control Panel –> Power Options, and then find the Hibernate tab.
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Uncheck the box, reboot your PC, and then you can delete the hiberfil.sys file.

Courtesy The HOW TO GEEK

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gmail as default mail and quickie message and link sender...whew!

Replace Outlook With GMail As Your Default Email Program


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This post has tips/instructions on how to make gmail as the default email client on your computer, how to send the current webpage or just a portion of it as a text email message and then there's a handy gmail shortcut to compose multiple emails without changing the gmail inbox view.

Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Outlook express, or any other desktop email client can be easily configured to send and receive Gmail messages using POP3 access. However, these desktop email programs hog your computer memory and relatively take lot of time to start when compared to opening a standalone GMail compose message window from the browser.

Sometimes you just need to send a webpage link, forum registration verification email or a short snippet of the current webpage, it really doesn't make much sense to start Outlook for these tiny things.

To make GMail as your default email handler ?

Download either Google Talk or the Gmail Notifier [available both for Mac and Windows]. For Google talk, open the settings dialog and tick the checkbox next to the setting "Open Gmail when I click on email links". For Gmail notifier, right click the options menu and check the box next to Use Gmail for internet mailto: links.

Open GMail Compose Message Window Directly ?

Bookmark this link - This will directly open a new gmail message window bypassing the standard inbox view. Big time saver when gmail is taking lot of time to load on your computer.

Send text snippets or webpage URLs with GMail ?

Drag-n-drop this GmailThis! bookmarklet into your browser link bar.

Clicking this GMailthis link will open up a new gmail compose message window with subject as the title of your current webpage and the message body would be pre-populated with your gmail signature and any text selection that you have made on the current webpage.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Free Faxing From Your Browser....Check This Out!





Send up to 3 pages of faxes per day to US and Canada....of course its free
Here's the Webpage
GOTFREEFAX

Monday, May 9, 2011

USB Sized Computer....small is good! Check it out

This is the specs on this miniscule gem:
  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)
  • Price:  Expected to be about 25.00 for a fully functional system!
  • Whose developing:  The Raspberry PI foundation to promote computer sciences.
  • Website:  http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wireless Hardware on G555 Lenovo - Conversion to Xp

This is an off the wall post but I did computer work this weekend- a downgrade from Win 7 to XP for a client and the unit was a Lenovo G555.....found all the drivers but the wireless driver which seems to be the biggest "skunk in the woodpile" so to speak....

No one can find it...it seems no one has the right driver posted on their pages to link to....
well, here it is
the hardware inside the unit is


Broadcomm BCM4313
805.11 g/b/n

So many websites have the WRONG driver download....please don't post one unless it is the right one gang!
you will find it here for downloading....
HERE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Keep personalized ads away...use this extension in Chrome

The extension downloads almost instantly from the Chrome Web Store. Click the Keep My Opt-Outs picture to download.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Firefox will not restart after add-ons or updates...here's the trick

Frustrating isn't it??   You think  you have everything running smoothly and then....duh.....Firefox won't start....
Even uninstalling and reinstalling won't fix the dilemma....
Just do this....start "task manager"  go to "processes"  hit "firefox" and "end process"
Its just stuck in a loop....now restart it and you should be happily on your way to the Web World again.....