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Archive for March, 2009

Take screenshots easily with ScreenHunter

Posted by Arif on March 27, 2009

There are a few ways you can take screen shots of a Windows desktop, tab or open window. One of the methods i used to use frequently was pressing the ‘PrntScr’ or ‘Print Screen’ key of the keyboard, a snap of your entire desktop is instantly taken and saved onto the clipboard, then going to MSPaint and pasting it there on to the canvas. According to your requirement, you can adjust the shot by manual editing, cropping and such. This can take a bit of your time if go for all these steps. And this was what i used to do before i got this software that made screenshot taking so much fun. It had its advantages, but disadvantages cover. Firstly, as mentioned, time was an issue. Secondly, i could not get screens off movies and stuff. Thirdly, I would have to multitask immediately after i take a screen, cuz if i leave it for later, i am bound to forget it and once the system is shut down, that precious moment or whatever you snapped will be history.

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CCleaner – The Complete Cleaner

Posted by Arif on March 26, 2009

The other day when i was with my computer (as usual), i noticed that it had grown a lot slower and slower and at some instances, it was fairly crashing minimal applications like Internet Explorer, Media Player and at one point (scared me with) the blue screen of death. Of course, the death part didn’t happen. But for the lot of these slowdowns and crashings, if you would have asked someone, you would have got a straightforward suggestion either in, “Get a good Anti-virus program, Bet your whole system is riddled with viruses and trojans” / Or /”Get a spyware or malware suite, that would sort something out”, or (the big thing)”FORMAT your computer!”.

That last part totally isn’t a suggestion i would take in for granted. C’mon, leaving alone formatting, isn’t there a limit to scanning and finding these kinda things?? what if the antivirus/spyware/malware doesn’t find anything? Whatever suite you use, paid or free, updated or not, what if i bet you will find your system in the same slow state. And No. Defragmenting wont help, even if you didn’t think about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So let me try and bring the story from another angle.

Recently i have been installing and uninstalling a lot of programs and usually, trying to ‘successfully’ remove the bloatware that comes with new laptops. I noticed that, usually, on after a couple of uninstalls, there would something left back, some memory will stillย  be taken, it would be an untagged file, an application, a dll, some TEMP files, Browsed pages, history or something. If more and more of those files are left around, the system will usually read through them during the booting/ start-up and that would obviously slow down the process. It also matters in another situation; suppose you are opening an installed program, say a newer version of it. You removed the program (the outdated one) and installed this newer version. This ‘removal’ process will show that the software has been removed, but you do you think that will happen? There will be traces left and it is these traces that we are supposed to remove.

We can do it one way

Manually: For removing history and all by going to INTERNET EXPLORER Options for clearing browsed data, history and stuff; Going to the TEMP directory to remove everything in that directory; playing around with the registry (in the case that you have exceptional knowledge to do so) to remove files and unrelated applications. Now all these takes time and and can be really annoying if you don’t have that time to spend.
So we end up with the other way: Automatic (with this software)

So, on the summary, i want to clean the ‘crap’ out of my computer.

Imagine my surprise when i got a software that does this all, prized along with with the same ‘notorious’ name tag. ๐Ÿ™‚

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List of the Most Scariest Movies EVER!!!

Posted by Arif on March 5, 2009

I have compiled here a list of ‘The Most Scariest Movies Ever’. I went through most of them and tell you the truth, the more you see them… the more reluctant to get out of the house you become (possibly instances that you wont get out of your sheets even). ๐Ÿ˜€ . SO Enjoy the list!! And do watch the movies.(Please note that this list wont be in any chronological or ranking based order, its a compilation of the best out there…each and every one will be worth it).


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Half Life 2, Ep.1, Ep.2 Crazed! Everything related to HL2.

Posted by Arif on March 2, 2009

And so, I finished Half Life 2. Finally. After a long time of waiting for a copy, i got to know and play one of the best of games out there. For me, i just took around 6-7 hours to complete it and i did it in one go (its a short game). Morning to Night. I was kinda jobless so it didn’t make itย  a bother. I had just completed Episode 1 the previous night. That took around 2 days. But what a journey till now!. Half Life 2, Ep.1, Ep.2… they should be titled as legendary stuff within the gaming community.Totally one of the best games out there, with the best graphics, story, intensity and ‘character beauties’ ( i fell for Alex ๐Ÿ˜€ – head over heels). Its more like a movie. A very long movie, but something that is really worth it in the end. The thing is that it still hasn’t finished. There is HL Ep.3 waiting in the production lines that is claimed to the last of this series.

That may be the last of the series of HL, but i personally don’t think that would be the last of Gordon Freeman. Fans, like me, wouldn’t want him to just disappear after a few games (remember Sherlock Holmes).ย  Ep.3 was supposed to be released this year. Now that there is no news about it till, with nothing surfacing in the E3 of late 2008 other than some concept screen shots and artwork, i guess next year would be a more probable time that we will get to see it. I just cant wait for that one to come out, cuz Ep.2 ended at a point where i went like “WHAAAATTTTT!!! NO NO NO…NOT NOW..DON’T STOP NOW!!!” ๐Ÿ˜› You kill yourselves when u start seeing the credits (you will be dying to continue the game… cuz that’s how it ends.. with superb suspense).

I found a lot of information regarding Half Life 2 around the web. I was so crazed out with the game that i spent two nights finding so much of superb and interesting stuff related to the game.

So here you go.

Gordon Freeman & Alyx Vance

Gordon Freeman & Alyx Vance

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