knowing your computer system configuration online for intel

Hi,

may be this link be helpful to those having intel mainboard and not having much technical knowledge about how to know your system configuration.

You can check know your system configuration online by going to this page of official intel website.

http://www.intel.com/support/siu.htm

click on “Identify the products on your computer ” link and you will get basic and advanced report of your system configuration.

much helpful to me 馃檪

how to unblock gmail blocked by system administrator

Are you frustrated of being not able to access gmail from your office or school. Follow the steps given below to unblock the access to google.

1. Try to use different url address like mail.google.com, google.com/mail, etc

below are some options for you:

http://m.gmail.com

https://gmail.com

http://google.com/mail

http://mail.google.com or https://mail.google.com

http://googlemail.com

2. Use iGoogle

You have various gadgets available in your igoogle account. you can have a Gmail gadget added to it.

to add gmail gadget to your igoogle account please follow the steps given below:

1. Login to your iGoogle

2. go to Add Stuff screen and search for gmail gadget and add it

3. You can use Microsoft Outlook Or Other Mail Programs To Access GMail Using POP3/IMAP

4. you can use proxy websites

using a proxy website you can access any blocked site

5. The last option

this is the last option you have. lure your system administrator and develop a friendship with him. because he is the only person that will help you out with this now.

SEO tips and tricks

Title tag:

  • 80 to 100 char long
  • Insertion of (,), (-) will be depend on site or products sentence
  • Domain name will be placed at end of title separated by | or -.

Description tag:

  • 250 to 300 char long
  • Insertion of (,), (-) will be depend on site or products sentence

Keyword tag:

  • 10 to 12 keyword or keyword phase

Content optimization:

  • Keyword density for less competitive keyword 3 to 5 %
  • Keyword density for higher competitive keyword 6 to 8 %
  • Take care of keyword prominency and proximity.

fake or test credit card numbers


Test Credit Card Numbers

These credit card numbers can be used to test
a transaction at ECHO. They are numbers that banks will reject as invalid without problem and are intended for system

These test numbers work just like
live accounts, but none of the transactions are actually settled and
no money moves. Be sure to use valid data or you will get errors on
things like card numbers, checking information, check writer ID info,
etc. Please do not use a real credit card with test accounts unless
you run a $1.00 transaction. If you do more, your card will have the
funds held by each authorization until it expires. The test card will
always give a result, the address verification and security code will
match regardless of the input values. Furthermore, it will authorize
with no expiration date. If you need to see different address
verification and security code results, you must use a live credit
card. In this case, please use low dollar amounts ($1.00).

Test VISA credit
card number: 4005550000000019

Test
Credit Card Numbers
Card
Type
Card
Number
Number
Characters
Master
Card
5105105105105100 (16)
Characters
Master
Card
5555555555554444 (16)
Characters
Master
Card
4222222222222 (13)
Characters
VISA 4111111111111111 (16)
Characters
VISA 4012888888881881 (16)
Characters
American
Express
378282246310005 (15)
Characters
American
Express
371449635398431 (15)
Characters
Amex
Corporate
378734493671000 (15)
Characters
Dinners
Club
38520000023237 (14)
Characters
Dinners
Club
30569309025904 (14)
Characters
Discover 6011111111111117 (16)
Characters
Discover 6011000990139424 (16)
Characters
JCB 3530111333300000 (16)
Characters
JCB 3566002020360505 (16)
Characters

Test Credit Card
Numbers:

Visa: 4111-1111-1111-1111
MasterCard: 5431-1111-1111-1111
Amex: 341-1111-1111-1111
Discover: 6011-6011-6011-6611
Credit Card Prefix Numbers (security code) :
Visa:
13 or 16 numbers starting with 4
MasterCard:
16 numbers starting with 5
Discover:
16 numbers starting with 6011
AMEX:
15 numbers starting with 34 or 37

Convert ppt to pdf in php linux

There is an opensource available for converting PowerPoint document (PPT) to Portable Document Format (PDF). And you can find it at http://www.artofsolving.com/opensource/jodconverter.

In this post i will illustrate you how to convert ppt to pdf format and many other formats.

First of all its a java based convertor and converts the following documents.

From (any of) To (any of)
Text Formats
OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text (*.sxw)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Microsoft Word (*.doc)
WordPerfect (*.wpd)
Plain Text (*.txt)
HTML1 (*.html)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text (*.sxw)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Microsoft Word (*.doc)
Plain Text (*.txt)
HTML2 (*.html)
MediaWiki wikitext (*.wiki)
Spreadsheet Formats
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Spreadsheet (*.sxc)
Microsoft Excel (*.xls)
Comma-Separated Values (*.csv)
Tab-Separated Values (*.tsv)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Spreadsheet (*.sxc)
Microsoft Excel (*.xls)
Comma-Separated Values (*.csv)
Tab-Separated Values (*.tsv)
HTML2 (*.html)
Presentation Formats
OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Presentation (*.sxi)
Microsoft PowerPoint (*.ppt)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
Macromedia Flash (*.swf)
OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Presentation (*.sxi)
Microsoft PowerPoint (*.ppt)
HTML2 (*.html)
Drawing Formats
OpenDocument Drawing (*.odg) Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
Macromedia Flash (*.swf)

JODConverter can be used in many different ways

  • As a Java library, embedded in your own Java application
  • As a command line tool, possibly invoked from your own scripts
  • As a simple web application: upload your input document, select the desired format and download the converted version
  • As a web service, invoked from your own application written in your favourite language (.NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, …)

JODConverter is open source software released under the terms of the LGPL and can be downloaded from SourceForge.net.

Here I will be illustrating how to make it work on a windows platform as I have still done it on windows platform. If anyone needs to install it on linux platform they can got to http://www.artofsolving.com/opensource/jodconverter/guide for more details.

Firstly you will need following softwares that need to be installed on your system.

  1. A Java runtime environment version 1.4 or higher
  2. OpenOffice.org v2.0.3 or higher; the latest stable version is usually recommended. (StarOffice 8, NeoOffice being based on OpenOffice.org should also work.)
  3. Apache-Tomcat server incase you want to make it work as web application.

Install java runtime environment, open office for windows and apache-tomcat (if you want to run it as web application).

Now if you want to use directly from command line, open command line (Start->Run->cmd) and make open office to listen to the 8100 post through command 鈥渟office 鈥揳ccept=鈥漵ocket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager鈥濃

Then to convert the documents with command you need to download the following file, unpack and execute the jodconverter-cli-2.2.0.jar JAR with java.

http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=91849&use_mirror=internode&filename=jodconverter-2.2.1.zip&80467754 if this link doesn鈥檛 work please try other mirror.

To convert a single file, go to the directory or the folder you have unpacked the above file, specify input and output files as parameters

java -jar lib/jodconverter-cli-2.2.0.jar document.doc document.pdf

Okay, to make it work as web application please you need to install tomcat-apache. Next download the following file and extract it.

http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=91849&use_mirror=internode&filename=jodconverter-webapp-2.2.1.zip&68028801 here also if this link doesn鈥檛 work, please try other mirror.

Go to the webapps directory/folder of your apache-tomcat installation. In my case its C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps and copy the files

jodconverter-webapp-2.2.1.war and src directory/folder there, rename jodconverter-webapp-2.2.1.war to converter

now start the apache-tomcat server and run the following link http://localhost:8080/converter/.

also to make listening the port 8100 for openoffice you can do the following.

Creating a Windows Service lets you have an OpenOffice.org instance always running as a service and listening for connections. That’s what you usually want to do on a server machine.

Here’s how to create a Windows Service using the SRVANY utility that you can download for free as part of the Resource Kit. (This was done on an XP SP2, YMMV.)

1.聽 OpenOffice.org is聽already installed and started at least once under the current user

2.聽 Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

3.聽 Read How To Create a User-Defined Service

4.聽 Create a service named OpenOfficeUnoServer following the instructions above;

Command Prompt>”C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\Instsrv.exe” OpenOfficeUnoServer “C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\Srvany.exe”

This will create some registry keys for a new service called “OpenOfficeUnoServer“.

5.聽 Modify the registry keys
Open the registry editor (use the start/execute/regedit.exe or regedit32.exe) and locate the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OpenOfficeUnoServer

Create a subkey named “Parameters” and create two string values (update the paths to your local settings):

  • Application, with a value of聽 C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\soffice.exe (the path of ‘soffice.exe’)
  • AppParameters, with a value of聽 -headless -accept=socket,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager

6.聽 From Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services open the Properties for the new service and change the Log On account to be Local Service which is a more secure option than SYSTEM

7.聽 If we stop here the service will start but not actually work. That’s because the service runs as a special account and OpenOffice.org will try to show the license agreement dialog as if it was a new user instead of starting the application. To avoid this, you need to edit share\registry\data\org\openoffice\Setup.xcu (it’s an XML file) inside the OpenOffice.org installation directory and replace this bit.

<prop oor:name=”ooSetupInstCompleted”>
<value>false</value>
</prop>
<prop oor:name=”ooSetupShowIntro”>
<value>true</value>
</prop>

with this other one (ideally you should replace the date with the one when you accepted the license)

<prop oor:name=”ooSetupInstCompleted” oor:type=”xs:boolean”>

<value>true</value>

</prop>

<prop oor:name=”LicenseAcceptDate” oor:type=”xs:string”>

<value>2006-07-25T17:34:04</value>

</prop>

<prop oor:name=”FirstStartWizardCompleted” oor:type=”xs:boolean”>

<value>true</value>

</prop>

8.  Start your new service (e.g. from Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services). You may need to unblock the new service at the firewall level
9.  From a command prompt do
        Command Prompt> netstat -anp tcp

this should show a listening on port 8100. Chances are that the service will only listen on the 127.0.0.1 interface; this means you can only connect from the same machine and it’s good from a security point of view. However, if you want to be able to connect from other machines as well you need to change the accept string to "socket,host=0.0.0.0,port=8100;...." in the AppParameters registry value

2. From Command Prompt

From the command prompt聽C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program>

type soffice -accept=”socket,host=<HOST NAME>,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager” and press Enter to start the OpenOffice Service Manager.

eg: C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program>soffice -accept=”socket,host=<HOST NAME>,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager”

Note: i) The port number can be given according to your preference.

ii) HOST NAME can be either localhost or the ip address

php.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command

Hi friends,

In this case you need to include the php folder or directory path to the all the global paths available in command line interface.

To do this please follow the steps given below:

right click on the My Computer icon of the windows and you will be able to see the screen as given below

now click on the Advanced Tab of this window and then click on the Environment Variables button of the window

now in the new window select TMP variable and then select Path variable and click on edit button.

at the end of the variable value field add the path of the directory (containing the php.exe sometimes its not what is given here. i.e. i had one situation where it was E:\wamp\bin\php\php5.2.8) for php (here it is ;C:\wamp\php) also put a semcolon (;) to seperate the path with the other existing paths.

now one by one click ok for each window opened and restart your computer and the task is complete.

To check it just type php -v and press Enter.

Thanks,

Sachin

Bootable pen drive

Today i was searching for how to make pen drive a bootable device for windows XP. And i found an article on this topic. So, here’s how you can make your pen drive bootable for windows XP.

Requirements:

As with most cool new techniques, there are a few catches. For starters, not every PC is capable of booting from a USB flash drive. For the most part, computers manufactured within the last two years are generally able to boot from a flash drive. Older systems may require a BIOS update, or might not be able to boot from a flash drive at all.

Another catch is that not every flash drive will get the job done. The primary factors that limit your use of a particular flash drive are capacity and speed. Technically, speed isn’t really a limiting factor, but booting Windows will be painfully slow unless you use a flash drive that supports USB 2.0.

The flash drive’s capacity is actually a limiting factor though. Surprisingly though, there are size limits on both the upper and lower end. Your flash drive can’t be too large or too small. There isn’t really a documented minimal size for a flash drive. You just need something large enough to hold Windows XP and a few applications. As you probably know, Windows XP normally consumes over a gigabyte of disk space. Later I will show you how to use a free utility to trim the excess fat off of Windows XP and make it a whole lot smaller. Even so, I still recommend that your flash drive be at least a minimum of 256 MB in size.

As I mentioned, there is a maximum size for the USB flash drive that you can use. Currently, USB flash drives exist in sizes of up to 4 GB, and 8 GB flash drives are expected to be available by the end of the year. As nice as it would be to have 8 GB to play with, the flash drive that you use for this project can be no larger than 2 GB. The reason for this is because you will have to format the flash drive using the FAT-16 file system, which has a 2 GB limit. Presently, you are stuck using FAT-16 because most computers will not recognize a flash drive as being bootable if the drive is formatted with anything other than FAT-16.

Preparing your Windows installation CD

One of the requirements for creating our bootable USB flash drive is a Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installation CD. If your Windows XP installation CD doesn’t already include Service Pack 2, then you will have to make a CD that includes Service Pack 2 through a technique called slipstreaming.

Other requirements

In addition to your Windows XP installation CD, there are a couple of other things that you are going to need. For starters, you will need the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. You can download this tool for free OR Here.

Another utility that you are going to need is Bart’s Preinstalled Environment Bootable Live Windows CD / DVD, or BartPE for short. You can download this utility for free from the BartPE Web site.

In addition to the software requirements, you must verify that the PC that you will be using to create the Windows deployment has 1.5 GB of free hard disk space (minimum) and supports booting from a USB device. I also strongly recommend that the PC be running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Prior to Service Pack 2, Windows XP sometimes had trouble interacting with USB storage devices.

Formatting the flash drive

Now that you have all of the prerequisites taken care of, it’s time to actually start setting up our flash drive. The first step in doing so, as strange as it sounds, is to format the flash drive. Windows will actually let you format a flash drive in the same way that you format a floppy disk. However, formatting a flash drive in this way will not work for this project. Furthermore, using Windows to format a flash drive directly has been known to destroy some types of flash drives.

Instead, you must format the flash drive by using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool that you downloaded earlier. To do so, simply open the utility, select the device followed by the FAT file system option and click Start.

Once the device has been formatted, you must make it bootable. To do so, you must copy the BOOT.INI, NTLDR, and NTDETECT from the root directory of your PC’s boot drive to the flash drive. These files are hidden by default, so you will either have to configure Windows Explorer to show hidden files (including protected operating system files) or you will have to open a Command Prompt window and use the COPY command to copy the files.

If you choose to use the Windows Explorer method, then open Internet Explorer and enter C: into the address bar so that you are looking at your local hard drive. Next, select the Folder Options command from the Tools menu. When the Folder Options properties sheet opens, select the View tab. Now, just select the Show Hidden Files and Folders and deselect the Hide Extensions for Known File Types and the Hide Protected Operating System Files check boxes. Click OK to continue.

Booting from the USB flash drive

Now that you have formatted your USB flash drive and installed the boot files onto it, the next thing that you must do is to configure your PC to allow you to boot from the flash drive. This is all done through the computer’s BIOS Setup. I can’t give you specific instructions for this part, because every computer is different. I can give you a few pointers though.

You can access your computer’s BIOS by pressing a specific key immediately after you turn the PC on. The key varies, but it is usually either [F1], [F2], or [Delete]. Once you are in the BIOS Setup, you should verify that all of your computer’s USB options are enabled. This might include things like support for legacy USB devices or support for USB 2.0. If there is a time out setting for USB devices, you should set it to the max to insure that the system doesn’t time out while waiting on the USB device to boot.

Next, find the section on boot device priority. Normally, a USB flash drive (which is usually listed as USB-HDD, but may be listed as a removable device) will have a very low boot priority. If the USB flash drive’s boot priority is lower than the hard disk (listed as HDD) then the only time the computer would ever boot off of the USB flash drive is if the system were to fail to boot from the hard disk. You must therefore rearrange the boot device priority so that the flash drive has a higher priority than the hard drive.

Configuring Windows

Now that we have finally made it through all of the prep work, it’s time to start setting up Windows. As you have probably already guessed, the process of installing Windows to a flash drive is quite a bit different from your normal, run of the mill installation. There are a couple of reasons for this.

For starters, a full blown Windows XP deployment takes up over a Gigabyte of hard disk space. When you are installing to a flash drive, disk space is a scarce commodity. Even if you have over a Gigabyte of space on your flash drive, you probably don’t want to use it all on Windows. It would be nice to have room to install a few applications. Therefore, you need to trim the excess fat off of Windows.

The other reason why the installation process is so different from the usual Windows installation is because Windows Setup is not designed to install Windows to a flash drive. You therefore have to configure Windows using an alternate method.

The PEBuilder utility that you downloaded earlier can take care of both of these issues. PEBuilder is designed to create a build of Windows XP (or Windows Server 2003) that does not take up as much space as a full blown installation. Once you create this new build, you can copy it to the flash drive. For right now, I will show you how to create a basic Windows build and copy it to the memory stick. Unfortunately, it’s rather difficult to install applications once Windows is up and running. Therefore, after I show you how to create a basic Windows build, I will show you how to create a build that includes some applications.

Begin the process by opening PEBuilder. When you open PEBuilder, you will see a screen similar to the one that’s shown in Figure A. Simply enter the path to the Windows installation files (the ones from your Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installation CD). Next, verify that the Create ISO Image and the Burn to CD check boxes are not selected and then click the Build button. PEBuilder will now create the new Windows build.

Figure A
You must use PEBuilder to create a Windows build that will work with a flash drive
You must use PEBuilder to create a Windows build that will work with a flash drive.

Now, it’s time to copy Windows to the flash drive. To do so, you will have to use a special batch file that’s included with PEBuilder. Open a Command Prompt window and navigate to c:\pebuilder313\plugin\peinst. Now, insert an empty flash drive into the computer’s USB port and then execute the file PEINST.CMD. You will now see a menu appear as shown in Figure B.

Figure B
PEBuilder uses a batch file to install Windows onto a flash drive
PEBuilder uses a batch file to install Windows onto a flash drive.

Type 1 and press [Enter] and you will be prompted to enter the path to the build that you have created. Enter C:\pebuilder313\BartPE. Now, type 2, press [Enter], and you will be prompted for the target path. Enter the drive letter that Windows has assigned to your USB flash drive. After doing so, the menu is updated as shown in Figure C. The menu now displays the source path and the destination drive. Type 5 and press [Enter] to install Windows to the flash drive.

Figure C
Use menu option 5 to install Windows to the flash drive
Use menu option 5 to install Windows to the flash drive.

Installing applications

Now that I have shown you how to create and install a basic Windows build, I want to talk for a moment about how you can add an application to the build (prior to creating it). The PEBuilder program comes pre-configured to support a number of common Windows applications, but does not come with the applications themselves.

The reason why installing applications can be a little bit tricky is because most Windows applications modify the Windows registry. The build that you are creating is basically a collection of installation files, and the build itself does not contain a registry (the registry gets created when Windows is installed onto the flash drive). As such, PEBuilder uses a sort of registry emulator.

If you go to the C:\PEBUILDER313\PLUGIN folder, you will see sub folders for a number of different applications. If you open one of these application folders, you will see that the folder contains an INF file and a FILES folder. The INF file contains all of the information that would normally go into the registry, and the FILES folder stores all of the program’s files.

To see how this works, let’s install an application that I’m sure most of you are familiar with; Nero. Begin by installing Nero onto the machine that’s running PEBuilder, as if you planned to run Nero locally on that machine. When the installation completes, copy all of the files from C:\Program Files\ahead\Nero to C:\pebuilder313\plugin\nero burning rom\files. In this particular case, the nero burning rom folder is the folder that has been set aside for the Nero application. The Files sub folder is intended to store Nero’s system files.

Now, you must take care of Nero’s registry entries. To do so, go to the C:\pebuilder313\plugin\nero burning rom folder and open the PENERO.INF file using Notepad. As I explained earlier, the INF file in an application’s folder is used to store the application’s registry entries. For Nero and all of the other applications that PEBuilder predefines, the INF file is pre-configured. You just have to make a few changes that are specific to your system.

In this particular case, the PENERO.INF file is designed to support both Nero versions 5.x and 6.x. Initially, the lines for both versions are commented out. You must therefore determine which version you have and then remove the semi colon from the beginning of the lines that apply to that version. If you look at Figure D, you can see how the two versions are separated.

Figure D
An application's registry entries are stored in an INF file
An application’s registry entries are stored in an INF file.

Once you uncomment the appropriate lines, just replace “Your Name”, “Your Company Name” and “Your Serial Number” with your name, your company’s name, and your Nero product key. Save the file, and your set to go. The next time that you click the Build button, Nero will be included in the build.

Putting XP in your pocket

Running Windows from a flash drive isn’t an exact science. Sometimes the process just doesn’t work and there is no good reason why. As more PCs start to support booting from USB devices though, USB boots should become more standardized, and the technique should become more reliable.