Saturday, May 31, 2008

Free Live Online TV Streams...


Most television studios have caught up with the web and made their shows available online, either with their own websites or with an aggregate effort such as Hulu. However most studios are still far away from offering live television online, leaving web users having to revert to an alternative means to source live TV web feeds. TVChannelsFree is a website that has aggregated live streaming video sources for almost 3,000 TV channels, and they can all be viewed with just a web browser.

Issue with profiles in Windows & Vista...


Today when i started my PC, somehow for reasons i can't fathom, my firefox browser had reset itself to default. I thought restarting Vista would resolve this problem. And Lo ! what do you know,i not only lost my browser profile settings but my Windows as well now...Well, welcome to Windows. But after toying around for about couple of hours i was able to fix BOTH the issues. So not beating around more, here is what i did.
1. Resolving the issue with windows profile

0. To be safe if this is the only administrator profile you have, create another one before playing around with this.
1. you should be in administrator mode. Open Regedit.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Back it up first before you modify the registry.
3. There you will find few keys. Look for 2 keys that has the same name one shorter than the other , the longer one having .bad or .bak to it.
4. Well, the longer one with .bak or.bad is your orginal profile. since windows could not load this, it created a new profile with the same name (the shorter one ).
5. rename the shorter one with some extension & take out the extension from the longer one.
6. Exit regedit & restart windows.

2. Resolving the issue with firefox profile

1. go to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox in your explorer.
2. you will find all the firefox profiles there. open 'em up. Looking at some of the extensions & bookmarks, identify your recent profile.
3. Exit firefox. Through the cmd window, type in
firefox.exe -ProfileManager
4. In the profile wizard that appears ( see the fig ), create a new profile. Give a useful recognizable name while creating the profile.
5. Exit the profile manager, go back to the above path in windows explorer.
6. you should see the newly created profile here.
7. go inside this profile folder & delete all the contents. Copy all the file & folders from you original profile folder into this new one.
8. Restart firefox. Firefox should now load with your original profile ( with all your extensions , bookmarks intact ).

Note

1. Take care to backup your profiles periodically.
2. Use the foxmarks extension to save your booksmarks online. This also allows you to synchronize your bookmarks across computers.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Image of apts& homes for sale....


Trulia Snapshot allows you to browse photographs and details of properties for sale in the United States. Pretty cool check it out....you can browse by state & city. The web site is quite user interactive showing list of homes & apts with a slider from most to least expensive & vice versa.

Check this out....Links to whole lotta music sites....

The groovy, trancy, chill out types....gotta read thru the comments though....links are within. There're quite a few playlists also there from shoutcast...

Soma fm

14 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting from San Francisco.

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time...

as per the rolling stone magazine

Monday, May 26, 2008

Beer community...


Beer Suggest is a niche community for beer lovers striving to provide the most informative beer site on the net. Check the about section . you can register free & add to the info....

Awesome...see the world from your couch....

Panaromic shots of places , mostly Australia, some places in west coast...check it out. offers a set of linked maps for you traverse from one place to another

Sunday, May 25, 2008

8 yr old guitarist....

Eat u r heart out....guitar's as big as the prodigy....

Friday, May 23, 2008

Traveller's tool....


25 best web sites that can boost your travel...
. travel search engines
. best dates to buy airfares based on past price trends
. site for best hotel reservations
. finds the best local gas prices in all 50 U.S. states and Canada

& many more....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

12 ways of using twitter to increase productivity....

Pretty neat...check it out..some of 'em are things like tracking your gas mileage, knowing the traffic conditions, weather, tracking shipment !!! & many more....

Spot crime in your neighbourhood....


Applicable only for U.S...you can check the criminal activity right in your neighborhood.

20 Common Cooking Ingredients that Act Like Medicines...


Many common edible herbs can provide impressive health benefits...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

cool website for new music...


Thesixtyone makes music discovery fun again. You’ll like it because it’s like a safari for music junkies. Get rewarded for discovering new music and having discerning tastes. They also have of one the best UI experiences of all the music sites...

Monday, May 19, 2008

From particle physics to the big bang.....

13 Rule-Breaking Films...

Every once in a while a film comes along that takes an assumption about how movies are supposed to be made and changes it, sometimes resulting in something truly memorable...
Check 'em out

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Best Scenic Drives in the U.S...

Yahoo Travel rounds up a few ll-American scenic road trip this summer

Friday, May 16, 2008

Travel tips...

The first steps to a great trip....

Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

The recipe

The Best-ever Freeware Utilities List....

There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good as or better than their commercial alternatives. This community-based site features our pick of the "best of the best."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library

Shopping, garage sales

Now that its Garage Sale Season in the U.S., check out WeekendTreasure.com. The site pulls in sales from online newspapers, craigslist as well as its own users and plots them on a searchable map. Great activity for Weekend mornings!

Internet TV

5tvs.com - Check out TV stations and from around the world that have Internet feeds

Shopping

SomethingStore is a fun new website that operates simply: They'll will send you something, an item selected randomly among many things from their inventory, for $10 (free shipping) and you will find out what your something is when you receive it.

Free Music: 22 Websites....

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the websites where you can find the music that you love for free.some of them are pretty good like critical meters, then there is freemusiczilla that lets you leech music from online music sites while playing em & so on.....

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Banish telemarketers from your phone...

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Determine If Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic...

Web application Glasnost simulates BitTorrent downloads on your computer to determine whether or not your internet service provider (ISP) is throttling your BitTorrent transfers. It does so by measuring the difference between your regular download speed and your BitTorrent download speed, testing against different ports and other variables to get a better idea of what exactly is being throttled. The tool is aggregating the results of the test, which the site is publishing to encourage greater transparency among ISPs. If your ISP turns out to be throttling your BitTorrent traffic, you can still avoid the throttling if you know the right tricks.

World clock....

Lots of interesting numbers...

Check it out

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nine Inch Nails new Album Is Free Online

Check out

http://www.nin.com/

Online Radio....

Internet radio client with recording abilities. It is able to play back streams using WMA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, or ACC streams. Is able to record these streams into many formats.

http://www.screamer-radio.com/download/

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Hello world collection...

http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/hello.htm

Friday, May 2, 2008

Anti virus....

Some of the best anti-viruses that i've come across

1. Nod32 from ESET
2. Kaspersky
3. BitDefender

All of the above have free online virus scanners that one can use for scanning the pc thru the browser.
There are also free anti-viruses that you can use.

check out www.av-comparatives.org for more details...

Another low-down

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Vista tweaks...

Brought a new laptop & ya comes pre-installed with Vista. Turning out to be the biggest screw-up from MS. I've already formatted the system a couple of times & innumerable crashes in between.
Ya, well to cut to the chase I'm stuck with it. so only option is to look for utilities that can try to improve .
Found this utility during my web crawling

check it out. pretty neat. Some of the things i liked was having multiple processes for the desktop & task manager as well as shutdown tweaks