Restricting a Website - very easy


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 12:06 AM

Suppose you wanna block then or some other site like the below one

1] Browse C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

2] Find the file named HOSTS and open it with notepad

3] Go to the last line - " localhost" - under that add, and then that site will no longer be accessible !!!


C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts localhost


If you wanna block more sites you can add more lines to this by addling 1 to the Loop back IP


C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts localhost


Group Policy
Open Group Policy (Run -> gpedit.msc)

Go to User configuration -> Windows settings -> Internet explorer maintenance->
security -> double click Security zones

Enable security zones and privacy by selecting import the current security zones and privacy settings -> Click on modify settings -> Click on privacy -> Click site -> In the address of the web site tab add the site name you wanna block -> Click block -> click OK -> OK -> OK

This will block the site.

Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 Hidden Themes for Regional Countries


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:12 PM

1. Go to \Windows\winsxs Directory

2. Search for *.theme.

3. Double click themes with name in the format of so n so to apply and save the theme.

AU, CA, GB, & RSA(ZA) are the default Regional Countries themes hidden in windows 7

Windows Azure


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 7:10 AM

Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform is a cloud platform offering that "provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet"(though the platform itself is not made available for on-premises ). It is significant in that it is Microsoft's first step into cloud computing following the launch of the Microsoft Online Services offering.

First Look: Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 7:04 AM

This is it! What you've all been waiting for: your first look at Windows Phone 7. Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore gives us a full demo of the announcements being made today at Mobile World Congress.


Microsoft Photosynth


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 4:02 AM

Photosynth is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs and generates a three-dimensional model of the photos and a point cloud of a photographed object.


Web Page:

Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 3:53 AM

Photo collages celebrate important events and themes in our lives. Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends.

Read more:

Chennai .Net user group is conducting Academic Developer Conference on 12th march 2010 ...For more detail pls visit....


Windows 7 Online Training


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:48 AM

Windows 7 offers a myriad of new features to make it easy for you to make the most of your applications – as well as current PCs' hardware capabilities. Whether you want to improve robustness and performance or you want to boost end-user productivity and satisfaction, this kit will provide you with what you need to know about the new developer features to make your applications shine in Windows 7.


The Visual Studio Documentary: Part Two


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:45 AM

Welcome to the Visual Studio Documentary. This is an hour long documentary that is split into two parts. Roughly a half hour each. Welcome to part two.

Follow the link:

The Visual Studio Documentary: Part One


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:40 AM

Welcome to the first installment of the Visual Studio Documentary.This is an hour long documentary that is split into two parts, roughly a half hour each.

Follow the link below :

Embedded Electronics Technology in Automobiles


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:30 AM

As automobiles become increasingly user-independent and ‘intelligent,’ the demand for embedded electronic devices for use in cars is steadily increasing. This was indicated by increased demand for printed card buses (PCBs) that were destined for use as embedded devices in automobiles. PCB production rose in several parts of Europe, and experts in the industry are predicting moderate growth worldwide in the near future.

For more please visit the following link:

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 5:50 AM

With this book, you get 97 short and extremely useful programming tips from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry, including Uncle Bob Martin, Scott Meyers, Dan North, Linda Rising, Udi Dahan, Neal Ford, and many more. They encourage you to stretch yourself by learning new languages, looking at problems in new ways, following specific practices, taking responsibility for your work, and becoming as good at the entire craft of programming as you possibly can.

200 Ways to Revive a Hard Drive


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 5:46 AM

Did you loose all your important data on your hard drive? Did it stop working?
Well here try one of these 200 methods and you are sure that you will get your data back.



Windows 7 Secrets


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 5:42 AM

You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it's time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts on how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs.


Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the only player to score a double ton for a world record during the second One-dayer against South Africa in Gwalior(24/02/2010). The double century came off just 147 balls and was a complete master piece from the master batsman. With 200 runs, the little master also broke Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry's record of 194 runs respectively. Tendulkar smashed 25 fours and 3 sixes during his marathon innings, much to the delight of the crowds at Captain Roop Singh Stadium. Let's congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for adding yet another feather in his cap.

Microsoft Visual Basic® Scripting


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 1:48 AM

Learn how to automate Windows administration—one step at a time—with practical, hands-on instruction from a leading Microsoft Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript) trainer at Microsoft. Work at your own pace and build practical skills as you learn how to use scripting techniques to help manage your Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Exchange Server environments. You will learn how to write your first script using VBScript and how to work with Windows Script Host (WSH), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and Active Directory® Service Interfaces (ADSI). You will also learn how to create logon scripts to automate the management of systems, user accounts, files, printers, the registry, network services, directory services, security features, group policy, and more. This guide features self-paced learning labs and a companion CD that features a complete eBook, plus more than 100 adaptable sample scripts and a host of timesaving scripting tools.


Introducing Windows 7 for Developers


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 1:36 AM

Get your first look at Windows 7 and see how much more productive and efficient the development life cycle can be. Guided by three Windows programming experts, you'll examine new Windows 7 capabilities and get a head start exploiting them to build better user experiences and applications. Topics include multi-touch gesture support, graphics and video enhancements, the Ribbon user interface (including the difference between Windows 7 Ribbon and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Ribbon), federated search, the Libraries feature, Taskbar functionality, the new Windows Sensor and Location platform, and more.

Linux Network Administrator's Guide (2nd Edition)


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 9:03 AM

Linux Network Administrator's Guide, one of the most successful books to come from the Linux Documentation Project, touches on all the essential networking software included with the operating system, plus some hardware considerations. Fully updated, this impressive, comprehensive introduction to networking on Linux now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration). Original material on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly updated. Kernel options reflect the 2.2 kernel. However, some topics covered in other books (notably Samba and web server administration) are not in this book.

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:59 AM

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010 covers changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. If you have downloaded the Office 2010, here is the book from Microsoft that covers Office 2010 in detail.



Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 2:06 AM

As we all know Genius are not born they are made..... Have any of you guys thought of "FROM WHERE DO THESE GENIUS GET STARTED ?". If so, the answer would be....


So,lets start our self as dummies and make way for our path..........

Below are some useful E-Books in the field of Networks and building our own Web Page....

PHP 5 for Dummies:

HTML 4 For Dummies, 5th Edition:

Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies:

Wireless Network Hacks & Mods For Dummies:

6 Mistakes to Avoid on Email Subject Lines


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:29 AM

If you are a blogger, website owner or online worker, you probably need to contact people via email all the time. On some occasions you will also be the one starting the conversation and looking for a reply. For example, you might want to offer a guest article for a particular blog, or you might want to propose a business partnership to someone. Unless you craft your email messages smartly, though, there are good chances that the other person won’t even read them. Spam filters are the first obstacle, but even if your message goes though the other person might just delete it.

The subject line is probably the most important part of your message, and in this post I wanted to cover six mistakes that I see people making:

1. Creating one word subject lines

Have you ever received an email with the subject line “Hi”? If you have, you know how annoying it is. One word subject lines are terrible because they fail to communicate what the email is about, where it is coming from and the like (more on that later). Additionally, they might also reveal laziness or carelessness from the sender’s part, which might lead the receiver to ignore the email.

2. Making requests

People want to receive, not to give. If your subject line makes a request right away, the receiver will be less likely to open it. Examples include link exchange requests, voting requests and so on. A better approach to get the conversation going is to start by offering something.

3. Using spammy keywords

Using spammy keywords in your subject line is a no-no. Even if you get lucky and the spam filter does not block your message, there are good chances that the receiver will tag your message as spam as soon as he reads the subject line. Here is a short list of words to give you an idea of what should be avoided:

  • free
  • money
  • win
  • degree
  • gift
  • deal
  • sign-up
  • survey

4. Begging for attention

Using “Please Read This” as your subject line will not help convincing the receiver to open your email. Quite the opposite. The same is true for using words like “urgent,” “important” and similar.

5. Making it sound too good to be true

Real business or joint venture opportunities usually come from people you already have a relationship with. If you are going to email someone for the first time, therefore, avoiding using these terms, else you might be seen as a scammer.

6. Making it look like an automated message

If your subject like looks like an automated message from a website or online service, well, people will assume it indeed is. Just take a look at the automated messages you receive and avoid crafting your subject lines in the same fashion. One example is the “Invitation to…” subject line. Usually those come from social networks, and people tend to ignore them.

By now you might be asking yourself: “OK I understand the mistakes I need to avoid, but how should I craft a good subject line then?” In my opinion a good email subject line should have two elements: a relevancy hook (i.e., a keyword that will assure the receiver that the email message is indeed for him, like his name or the name of his website) and a brief description of the content of the email (because even if the receiver knows your message is a legitimate one, he might not read it immediately or at all unless he knows what it is about).

Internet Explorer inside Firefox


Posted by abhilash sitaram | Posted in | Posted on 8:14 AM

Even the hardcore Firefox users need to use Internet Explorer once in a while. There are two reasons for that:

1. Sometimes you need to perform cross-browser testing to make sure that your website is being displayed correctly in both browsers

2. Certain sites, like the Microsoft Windows Update homepage, require the user to be using Internet Explorer

In order to avoid having to switch between browsers you can use a Firefox extension called IE View. The extension allow the user to load pages under Internet Explorer with a single right-click, and it also makes possible to make some sites load under IE by default