11 June 2009

Google Cool Tips and Tricks

A lot of people might know about these great features on Google.
Here I have described a few techniques that I use in Google search engine. They have been collected from various help pages, chat rooms and books. If you find any error please point it out.
Check it out below : -

Calculator
Type in '2+2' or '2 plus two' or any sum and the calculator will give you the result.


Definition
Type in 'define' followed by a word or a group of words. Google will give you an accurate definition.


Currency Conversion
Type in '$5 in ¥' and the $5 will be converted to Yen.


Weather
Type in 'Weather London' and Google will display the forecast for the next few days.


Street Maps
Type in a full address and Google will display it on a map.


Site Search
Type in a keyword, followed by 'site:' and a full URL of a website. Google will search for that keyword in the site you entered.


Search By Number
Simply enter a number, such as a UPS or ParcelForce ID and Google will return the latest information about your package.


I'm Feeling Lucky Button
Google will automatically redirect you to the first result in your query.


Filetype Search
Enter a keyword, followed by ':' and it's filetype. Google will display results related to the keyword and in the filetype you entered. You can also view the results in HTML.

That's it!! which i know .....Thanks a lot for reading this post !!

06 June 2009

Tips to speed up your hard disk speed

To speed up your hard disk speed we need to configure a special buffer in the computer's memory in order to enable it to better deal with interrupts made from the disk.
This tip is only recommended if you have 256MB RAM or higher.

Follow these steps:

  1. Run SYSEDIT.EXE from the Run command.
  2. Expand the system.ini file window.
  3. Scroll down almost to the end of the file till you find a line called [386enh].
  4. Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type Irq14=4096
  5. Note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE!!!
  6. Click on the File menu, then choose Save.
  7. Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.


Done. Speed improvement will be noticed after the computer reboots.

Update: The most speed improvement is visible with IDE drives, however there are reports that this tweak also does good for SCSI disks. In any case, it won't harm your system, so why not try it yourself and let me know what you find.