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Windows Trick for Star Wars Fans!!


Here is a cool new windows trick for all the star wars fans.!!

If you are using Windows 7/vista,

  • Press Windows Key + R. to open the Run Window
  • Type in”c:\Windows\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe” (without the quotes). A new Window will open,
  • Check telnet client and Click on Ok.
screenshot

Optional Features Window

  • Again press the Windows key + R to open the Run Window once again.
  • This time, type in “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” (without the quotes)

This will actually open the Telnet Client in a cmd window (command prompt) and the given command: “towel.blinkenlights.nl” will be run on telnet.

It will start paying the Star Wars movie in ASCII..!!
here is a screenshot:

Star Wars in ASCII

PS: If you are using Windows XP then you can directly press the Win key + R and type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” (without the quotes) to open up telnet.

Have fun! 😀

Facebook New Chat Smileys


Facebook has released a new set of smileys, incorporating the popular Memes in their chat. Here is a list of all the codes to make those smileys:

[[221920784510906]]  True Story – Barney Stinson
[[305710872791586]]  impossibru
[[168040846586189]]  sir
[[169919399735055]]  not bad – obama
[[9gag.9]]  9GAG logo
[[142670085793927]]  mother of god
[[170815706323196]]  cereal guy
[[192644604154319]]  Derpina
[[224812970902314]]  Derp
[[foreveralonecomics]] [[227644903931785]]  forevar alone guy
[[MegustaMeMe]]  me gusta christmas
[[149333368464171]]  Yao
[[218595638164996]]  Yao2
[[145768898802324]]  FFFFUUUU
[[189637151067601]]  Lol
[[168456309878025]]  Lol2
[[FapFapFapFap.B]]  Fap
[[106043532814443]]  Y U NO.
[[214457085240151]]  nothing to do here
[[160723207280093]]  are you fucking kidding me?
[[219611504753863]]  X ALL THE Y
[[309795212383816]]  watch out, we’ve got a badass over here
[[171108522930776]]  Troll face
[[164413893600463]]  Me gusta
[[129627277060203]]  Poker face
[[100002752520227]]  Okay guy
[[105387672833401]]  Fuck yeah
[[100002727365206]]  Challenge accepted
[[box]]  Box
[[zuck]] or [[4]].  Zuckerberg
[[firefox]] or [[14696440021]]  Firefox logo
[[googlechrome]] or [[321662419491]]  google chrome logo
[facebook] or [[20531316728]]  Facebook logo
[[ladygaga]] or [[10376464573]]  lady gaga
[[justinbieber]] or [[67253243887]]  Justin beiber
[[eminem]] or [[45309870078]]  eminem
[[official.roy]] or [[100002310405415]]  official roy
[[312080468826419]]  Chat Meme Codes Smiley
[[148578318584679]]  it’s okay (sweet, crying)
[[183671768326457]]  philosoraptor
[[turbolego]]  mini-me

more smileys 🙂

Google Doodle: Christmas


Another awesome Christmas special Google Doodle. This one plays the Jingle Bells tune when you click on the boxes below the modified Google logo.

#Another Trick: Read the rest of this entry

Microsoft Word Trick


Hey, here is a cool trick which you can try in Microsoft Word:

  • Open a new blank MS word document.
  • type =rand(3,5) (type it do not just copy from here)
  • press enter

you will see that your typed text has been replaced with some lines…

If you are using an old version then the text produced is –

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”

which keeps getting repeated again and again. the above statement contains all the letters in the English alphabet.

For the new version of word, the text is –

“On the Insert tab, the galleries include items that are designed to coordinate with the overall look of your document. You can use these galleries to insert tables, headers, footers, lists, cover pages, and other document building blocks. When you create pictures, charts, or diagrams, they also coordinate with your current document look. You can easily change the formatting of selected text in the document text by choosing a look for the selected text from the Quick Styles gallery on the Home tab.

You can also format text directly by using the other controls on the Home tab. Most controls offer a choice of using the look from the current theme or using a format that you specify directly. To change the overall look of your document, choose new Theme elements on the Page Layout tab. To change the looks available in the Quick Style gallery, use the Change Current Quick Style Set command.”

Microsoft has officially declared this to be a function which can be used to create filler text

If you observe more closely, you will find that there are 3 paragraphs with 4 sentences each. This is because of the parameters which we had specified in the rand() function. It takes 2 values – rand(a,b) where a is the number of paragraphs to generate and b is the number of lines in each paragraph.

You can try generating different paragraphs by changing the value inside the () for example typing =rand(4,5) and pressing enter will generate 4 paragraphs with 5 lines each etc..

to get the old text in the newer versions of MS word, you can use – =rand.old() function. for example – =rand.old(2,3) will produce 2 paragraphs with the statement – “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” repeated in each paragraph 3 times

There is another similar function in MS word, which produces random paragraphs. That function is =lorem() this function produces the lorem ipsum text.

Enjoy! 😀

P.S. all these functions will be disabled if the “replace text as you type” function is turned off.

Google Search History


how many of you did know that all the searches you do on Google are actually stored and can be viewed too.!! ?

Shocked? It’s true. You can view your Google search history by clicking on this link:

Google Search History

This search history will be associated with a Gmail account i.e only those searches will be saved here which are done by you when you were actually logged-on to Google through any of the Google’s products and will be linked to your Gmail account. How to know that you are logged on or not? Simple – go to www.google.com and see at the top there will be something like this :

there will be your name at the top right side (This is for the new look of Google in which they have integrated it with Google+)

many users won’t be too happy on knowing that their history and actions are being recorded and saved by Google (for privacy or whatever reasons) so, for them there is an option to turn of this feature by clicking on the ‘Pause’ button in the Web history option as shown below.

Optionally you can also delete all of your previous history (by clicking on Remove all web history) or only some selective items (by clicking on Remove)

In the screenshot above, it shows “Your current search history is currently empty” because I had paused the feature of web history and hence no history was being saved.

Enjoy! 😀

Google: Trick#5: Google Guitar


Trick#5: Google Guitar

This is my favorite Google trick and it is in fact an interactive Google doodle made as a Tribute to Les Paul on his 96th birthday.

  • Go to www.google.com
  • Type “google guitar” in the search box (without the quotes)
  • Click on I’m feeling lucky

You will go to the Google Guitar Doodle page directly: Read the rest of this entry

Google: Trick #4: Recursion


Trick #4: Recursion

Hey guys, the Google trick for today is recursion its a very small trick, and for those of you who do not know what recursion means, this might help. It’s basically a thing or a function which repeats over itself again and again.

So, go to www.google.com

type “recursion” in the search box. (without the quotes)

and press enter.

notice how Google will give a suggestion to you like this:

 why is that? you have typed the spelling correctly still it is giving you a spell check suggestion? click on the suggestion, you will notice that nothing happens and you get back to the same page with the spelling suggestion still being shown.

This is a trick by Google in which it shows recursion in the search. as, clicking on recursion will again lead you to the same page and will still keep you giving the spelling suggestion even though your spelling is correct – i.e. recursion.

Enjoy! 😀

Google: Trick #3: Google Pacman


Trick #3: Google Pacman – I’m feeling lucky

  • Go to www.google.com
  • type Google pacman in the search (without the quotes)
  • click on I’m feeling lucky

you will get the classical pacman game as the Google logo with Google written in the center, it’s fully interactive and you can play the game using your keyboard’s arrow keys. Click on Insert Coin to start the game

here is a screenshot of the game:  Read the rest of this entry

Google: Trick #2: Google Sphere


Trick #2: Google Sphere – I’m feeling lucky

  • Go to http://www.google.com
  • type “google sphere” in the search bar (without the quotes)
  • click on I’m feeling lucky

Everything on the screen will form into a sphere and revolve around the objects will move about in the sphere as you move your mouse up-down and left-right. the speed of the movement will depend upon how far you are from the sphere, the further you are, the more speed  of revolution.

The screen will look like: Read the rest of this entry

Google: more tricks: Trick #1: Google Gravity


I posted about the Google Barrel Roll Trick a few days ago, which got a good response from the audience so I have decided to post more such tricks here which are related to Google, one post per day! so keep watching this space for more such awesome tricks!! 😀

Trick #1: Google Gravity – I’m feeling lucky

  • Go to http://www.google.com
  • type “google gravity” in the search bar (without the quotes)
  • click on I’m feeling lucky
see everything on the screen fall down as if because of gravity,

you screen will look like:

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