Picture of computer hardware components:

Other useful stuffs.


Permanently add the Task Manager to your system tray: The first option is that you can go into the System32 directory and make a shortcut of the file taskmgr.exe. Then, cut and paste this shortcut into the Startup folder (Go to Start | Programs | Startup. Right-click on Startup and click Open. Then paste the taskmgr.exe shortcut in there.). Next, right-click on the taskmgr.exe icon in the Startup folder and click Properties. Under the Run option, select Minimized.


Self-Verifying Page Objects:



Allow anyone to access your calendar:

Recognize sample music:

Statistics module



DEV: Create custom event in rule

Chinese keyboard: 郑码输入法, the other one is 五笔打字

Multi-Step Form:

link in view

The Programmer's File and Data Resource: Specification of file format

Learning algorithm for click through stats.:

Smiley in SVG format:


Issue:Can't hear the playback but was able to hear the exported mp3 using mplayer Solution: Go to Edit->Preferences, select the default Alsa playback device from Audio I/O section.



Add proxy info in Firefox

  1. Go to Tool->Options->Advanced->Network.
  2. Under the Connection section, click on Settings... button.
  3. Add your proxy info.

Hotkeys in Firefox

Here all the useful hotkeys in Firefox:

Close current tab
Switch to next tab
Switch to previous tab


// Correct use of the word 'information'. It is invariable.
All the information is provided.

Exercise: Pronounce words ending with ed

Click on the link below to practice the pronunciation of ed at the end of the words. Exercise: Pronounce words ending with ed

Get a Google maps api key

Instructions to get a Google maps api key.

  1. Click here to sign in or get a Google account.
  2. Read this FAQ to know what to put in the URL.
  3. Go here to generate a key.

Good applications

InstallWatch records modifications made to your PC during the installation of software, hardware, or configuration changes.

IsoBuster is a highly specialized and easy to use CD, DVD and blu-ray (BD, HD DVD) data recovery tool.

Install network driver of IBM ThinkCenter 8183-CTO

  1. Obviously, you need a computer that have access to the internet before going through these instructions.
  2. Go to
  3. Download q37z47us.exe
  4. Double-click on q37z47us.exe and follow the instructions.

Info about the computer:

MS Windows

Don't map network folder as network drive

Don't map network folder as network drive because when you want to share the folder link, it is a pain to get the full path of the network folder. Instead, use Add a network location. It will always show the full path in the Address bar of your Windows Explorer.

Add a network location

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click on the Computer icon located above the C drive.
  3. Select Add a network location and follow the instructions.


Get the full path of network drive

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Execute net use.

Mantisbt Administrator's password

The default Administrator password is root.

Microsoft Virtual PC

Microsoft Virtual PC shutdowns by itself for no apparent reason

When Microsoft Virtual PC shutdowns by itself for no apparent reason, check for the following error message in Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer->Application: Faulting application Virtual PC.exe, version, time stamp 0x4822fe31, faulting module Virtual PC.exe, version, time stamp 0x4822fe31, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000424e2, process id 0xc58, application start time 0x01cabc27053164bc. If you find that error message, then simply set the Virtual PC.exe process to use only 1 CPU. You can do it by doing the followings:

  1. Open the Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Processes tab, right-click on Virtual PC.exe and select Set Affinity....
  3. Select only 1 of the CPUs.

List of Windows images from Microsoft

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

Newlines characters

Platform CharacterStringHexadecimal
DOS / Windows CR LF\r\n 0x0D 0x0A
Unix / Linux LF \n 0x0A
Mac (early)CR \r 0x0D

PDF manipulation using Sejda

@REM Get detail help of <command>
sejda-console.bat simplesplit -h

@REM Split all pages of the PDF into the current directory
sejda-console.bat simplesplit -f filename.pdf -o . -s all

@REM Merge PDF files
sejda-console.bat merge -f *.pdf -o newFile.pdf

@REM Rotate PDF 180 degree. Note: folderName is required.
sejda-console.bat rotate -r "all:180" -f filename.pdf -o folderName

RAR command line

SET Unique=%date%_%time%
SET Unique=%Unique:/=.%
SET Unique=%Unique::=.%
SET Unique=%Unique: =%
SET Unique=%Unique:Mon=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Tue=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Wed=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Thu=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Fri=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Sat=%
SET Unique=%Unique:Sun=%

REM -k: Lock archive. Prevent accidental modification from RAR.
REM -rr10: Add 10% recovery records.
REM -m5: Max compression
rar a -k -m5 -rr10 -hpYOUR_PASSWORD tax_%Unique%.rar tax
rar a -k -m5 -rr10 lease_%Unique%.rar Lease

Salome TMF

-- Replace a string in the action steps.
UPDATE action_test SET description_action=REPLACE(description_action, 'Pubication', 'Publication');

Schedule shutdown of Windows XP

Schedule shutdown of Windows XP every day at 8h30 PM.

net start "task scheduler"
at 20:30 /every:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su cmd /c shutdown -s -f -t 0

REM For Win 7
REM Doesn't work: Access denied
schtasks.exe /Create /RU "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /SC DAILY /TN "Shutdown daily" /TR "cmd /c shutdown -s -f -t 0" /ST 20:30:00

WinXP command line to shutdown

shutdown /s /t 0


Create Timesheet online.

File timesheet.css418 bytes
Plain text icon timesheet.js_.txt10.92 KB
HTML icon Timesheet.html2.45 KB

WinMerge useful setting

I don't know why, by default, WinMerge is set to show the difference on word level. It should be on Character level. Every time that I install it, I have to change this setting. The setting is located at Edit->Options->Editor->Line Difference Coloring. Then, check Character level.


Remove Authcache, CacheRouter, Elysia Cron, Poormanscron, Handy actions, Action node created now Remove Authcache's settings from settings.php In evaluation to be removed: Nodewords



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How to duplicate book content type:

multiple field group + cck_fieldgroup_tabs = multiple version of the same subject.

Add title to breadcrumb:

Not real partial term search but close.
Similar to solr but without the need to install java. Have a lot of features(e.g. facet searching) and there a lot of extensions(e.g. DidYouMean).


Country->Province->city Install ?? ???

From to dates Install

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online SQL diagram designer: