Monthly Archives: March 2012

Google Desktop Search has been discontinued

I was looking to install Google Desktop Search on my Windows 7 64 bit system. I could not see any relevant link from google which wasinteresting because it is google’s own product. The page that appears at the top of … Continue reading

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Test CPU Speed using JavaScript

Run this code above and see how fast your processor does the math. var startTime = new Date(); document.write(“Thinking …..”); var i = 0, j=0;k = 0, sum = 0; for (i = 0; i <= 1000; i++) for (j … Continue reading

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Error Locating Server Instance Specified

Connecting to the server through a third party software/interface can give you the following error. [SQL Native Client]SQL Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF]. [SQL Native Client]Login timeout expired [SQL Native Client]An error has occurred while establishing a connection … Continue reading

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Upgrade SQL Server 2005 instance to 2008

You have SQL Server 2005 running and your needs have changed. Your new product needs SQL Server 2008. You have two options 1. Create a new instance of SQL Server 2008 2. Upgrade your existing SQL 2005 instance to 2008 … Continue reading

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Virual Hosts in Apache XAMPP in Windows

In previous version of Apache one httpd.conf file was maintained for all setting of the Apache webserver, including Virtual hosts. In later version, this apprach has been changed. It has been made more modular so that httpd.conf file contains a … Continue reading

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How to use Bookmarks

With tons of books, it could be hard to find the one you want to access really quick. To help go to Bookmarks > Show All bookmarks in FireFox. Now type the relevant keyword in the top right corner. Makes … Continue reading

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Serving websites outside htdocs in XAMPP

Veeras is a great post, how you can serve your website other than htdocs folder in XAMPP. There were a couple of things that were missing which I should document for myself. I will repeat the whole process as well. … Continue reading

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Weird Software Bugs

I commented the registeration line for GemBox Spreedsheet in ASP.NET application. The code worked fine. We ran reports for a week. All of a suddent, when I really did not touch the code and I was working on something else, … Continue reading

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Groupon Goods Scam

My wife sent me a link for a Groupon Goods Deal for an iPad Cover which was selling for $19 (actual value $100) that is 81% off. I had bought from Groupon Goods before and I knew Groupon Goods has … Continue reading

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Using XPS files instead of Adobe Reader

There are certain cases where XPS file can be quite handy to use instead of PDF.  I love PDF and I think it is a great tool, but there is one case where I had to restor to XPS file, … Continue reading

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