How To Use PNG Image As folder Icon

Using PNG Image as folder icon
Do you wanna change your folder icons image in windows Xp or Windows Vista ?
When i was about to change the icons it gave an error that "the file you have selected is not an icon file" somewhat like this. here i show you simple tutorial to convert any PNG image file in ICO format.

To assign png icons to your folders, you have to convert them into ICO format.

To convert PNG to ICO, you can either convert single files on this website

http://converticon.com/

or you can convert by downloading software.

http://www.vistaico.com/download.htm


It can convert multiple icons at once.

Now to assign converted icons to any folder.

# just right-click folder and then click properties.

Using PNG Image as folder icon

# Go to customize tab and in last section under folder icon, click change icon.

Using PNG Image as folder icon

# Browse to where you've put your converted icon and then double click on it.

Using PNG Image as folder icon

# Click Ok.

Using PNG Image as folder icon

And you'll see your folder icon changed into your converted icon. it's for xp.
I don't know how to do it on any other system.

Using PNG Image as folder icon

Here you can download Folders Icon Pack includes 16 beautiful icons in PNG format 512 x 512 pixels.

Just Click on icon and save it on your computer and convert them in ICO format.
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon
Using PNG Image as folder icon

How To Modify Columns In Data List ( Data Binding In ASP.NET Part -2 )

I previous post i told you how to Create Data Connections (DataBinding) in Asp.net using Expression Web. here i tell you how to modify data column in datalist in Expression Web or Visual Studio (Ver 3.5) 2008.

In Visual studio 2008 or Expression web,templated data-bound controls give you ultimate flexibility over the rendering of data in your pages. You may edit data in DataList,Repeater controls,etc. the way that you data bind controls inside templates have been simplified and improved in Visual Studio 2008 version 3.5.

After you create a Data List, to display different fields from your data source, you can add, remove, or arrange the columns in the existing Data View.Well, using the Item Template, that can be accomplished quite easily.

Now Following previous post Click on Little arrow.

Modify columns Data List data Data Binding
Click on edit template.

Modify columns Data List data Data Binding
You have number of template options,Click on Item Template.
Modify columns Data List data Data BindingNow you are able to edit and delete Column tags,make sure you not edit anything between [ ] brackets.

Modify columns Data List data Data Binding
Here i delete Customer ID,Region... Edit Contact Name,Company etc...

Modify columns Data List data Data Binding

Save the page and see preview in browser,It will look like this:

Modify columns Data List data Data Binding
Next part i will show you in another Tutorial.

How To Create Data Connections (Databinding) In ASP.NET (Part -1)

I previous posts i discussed about how to make master pages easily using Microsoft Expression Web.By following my earlier Master page design tutorials, here is my first post on Creating database connection in ASP.NET using Microsoft Web Expression and Visual Studio 2008. This section discusses the various ways to data bind inside a data-bound control template.

Visual Studio and Expression web introduced a number of new Web controls designed for accessing and modifying data. These controls allow page developers to decoratively access and modify data without writing any code to perform the data access. you can add any type of data in Asp.net website.
In this post i tell you how to Create Data Connections (Databinding) in Asp.net using Expression Web.

What is Data Binding ?
Data binding provides a way for developers to create a read/write link between the controls on a form and the data in their web application.Data binding can also mean that if an outer representation of the data in an element changes, then the underlying data can be automatically updated to reflect the change.In Visual Studio 2008 or Expression Web, Windows Forms data binding allows you to access data from databases as well as data in other structures, such as arrays and collections.

Data binding provides a simple and consistent way for applications to present and interact with data. Elements can be bound to data from a variety of data sources in the form of Objects and XML.ItemsControls such as ListBox,ListView etc.. have built-in functionality in Visual Studio and Expression Web to enable flexible styling of single data items or collections of data items. Sort, filter, and group views can be generated.
In this tutorial i am using SQL 2000 "Northwind Database".Make sure you have already installed SQL 2000 on your System.
If you have Access database choose AcssessDataSource,If you have Xml data choose XmlDataSource.here i am using SqlDataSource.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Add Data source library to Toolbox.
Go to Task Panes Click on Data Source Library.


In data source library task pane you can see the list of connections,Here we have (0) connections,We can set more the one database in Asp.net website.
To create new connection,Click on New ASP.NET Connection.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Here you can choose what kind of data connection you are going to make,i choose Microsoft SQL Server.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Press Refresh button click your SQL Server.In connect to data base,Select the database name,Here i am connecting Northwind database.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Click on Test Connection.If Test connection Succeeded Click Ok.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Rename the Connection name if you want.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Here you can see a new connection called NorthwindConectionString1 is added to Data Source Library.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Now in Asp.net tool box,just Drag n drop SqlDataSource in Content area(ContentPalceHolder).

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Now you have a option to configure your data,Click on Configure Data Source.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Choose the Data connection NorthwindConectionString1.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Here you have a option to choose tables,I am using Customers table.where i just wanted to display all the information of Customers table.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Here you can choose columns to connect,here i choose (*) all columns.Click Ok.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
You can test all Customers tables query,To do so click Test Query.Click finish.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
To display data on Asp.Net website we have to using one of the data control in toolbox.
Here i am using DataList.

DataList:
The DataList control is, like the Repeater control, used to display a repeated list of items that are bound to the control.DataList Web server control is a flexible data-bound container control that allows authors to customize the display of multiple rows of data, and offers built-in support for selecting and editing data in the control.
Now Drag n Drop DataList in content area where you want.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Now in DataList Tasks,Choose the Data Source,SqlDataSource.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Here you can see all of the database column names are automatically added ,exactly as appears in database,The actual content is represented by "abc".previw in browser you will see actual information.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net
Now save the aspx page.preview in web browser. it will look like this.

How To Create Data Connections Asp.Net You can see all customers table appears in our ASP.NET Website.
Next part i will show you in another Tutorial.
How To Protect Computer From Spyware, Adware, Browser Hijackers

How To Protect Computer From Spyware, Adware, Browser Hijackers

Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent.
I found best Anti Spyware (Freeware) to protect your system form Spywares, Adware, browser hijackers.

Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer. SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.

SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for so-called spyware - it prevents it from being installed in the first place. It achieves this by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage. This allows you to run Internet Explorer with Active-X enabled, but it will never download or even prompt you for any of the known ActiveX controls. All other Active-X controls or plug-ins will work fine. The SpywareBlaster database contains information on these known spyware Active-X controls and can be updated with the click of a button.
The application windows displays a list of all controls that it is able to detect (this is not a list of what was found on your computer). SpywareBlaster cannot detect if you have any of the known objects already installed, but if you do, they will be disabled.

SpywareBlaster provides additional functionality in its "Tools" section. A short description of each of the Tools can be found below:
- Browser Pages: This displays many of the "browser pages" on your system (for example, your homepage, various search pages, etc.) and provides the functionality to change any of them. Pages are displayed for both Internet Explorer and Mozilla.
- Hosts Safe: The Hosts Safe can store encrypted backup copies or snapshots of the Hosts file. These backup copies are stored in the SpywareBlaster folder. Should you ever need to restore a backup copy of your hosts file, simply select it from the displayed list and press the "Restore Saved Backup" button.
- Misc. Internet Explorer Settings: Here you can edit a few Internet Explorer settings that are not readily available through any built-in interface in IE.
- Flash Killer: Macromedia Flash can be used to display animated interfaces on websites, animations, and other "Flash" content. Unfortunately, advertisers have begun to use Flash as a method for creating annoying and distracting content. And some users that wish to keep Flash off of their computers altogether have found it troublesome to prevent every website that uses Flash from installing it. Flash Killer can set the kill bit for the Macromedia Flash control (versions 4.x, 5.x, or 6.x) - preventing the installation completely and disabling it if it is already installed. Reversing this procedure is easy.
- Custom Blocking: Create your own list of ActiveX controls that you want to block. Add search engine toolbars, browser plug-ins, and more - block any ActiveX control you want. You can even download Custom Blocking lists other people have created. (Warning: Please be careful when using a Custom Blocking list someone else has created. Only consider using a Custom Blocking list if you trust the person that created it.)

SpywareBlaster offers two updating options:
1.) AutoUpdate - keep your protection up-to-date automatically!
2.) Check for Updates - manually check for and download the latest updates

SpywareBlaster is freeware for personal and educational use.

Homepage - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

Size: 2.71 MB

Free Download

Note:Make sure to disable all protection first in your current version before installing new version.

IBM Roadrunner - Currently The World's Fastest Supercomputer


Say hello to the new greatest computer on the planet--weighing in at a svelte 500 000 pounds.
Roadrunner is a supercomputer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA. Currently the world's fastest supercomputer, the US$133 million Roadrunner is designed for a performance level of 1.026 petaflops peak, which it reached on May 25, 2008, and to be the world's first TOP500 Linpack sustained 1.0 petaflops system.


IBM built the computer for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It is a hybrid design with almost 6,912 AMD Opteron dual core processors and almost 12,960 IBM PowerXCell 8i CPUs in special designed TriBlades connected by Infiniband.



Roadrunner has been in development since 2002, and went online in 2006. Due to its novel design and complexity it is constructed in three phases and is yet to become fully operational.

Phase 1

The first phase of the Roadrunner was building a standard (albeit quite large) Opteron based cluster, while evaluating the feasibility to further construct and program the future hybrid version. This Phase 1 Roadrunner reached 71 teraflops and has been in full operation at Los Alamos National Laboratory doing advanced weapons simulations since 2006. Even if Roadrunner had not been greenlit for Phase 2, the Phase 1 form would still be a formidable supercomputer and would have ranked, at it's time, in the top 10 list of the worlds fastest computers.

Phase 2

Phase 2 known as “AAIS” (Advanced Architecture Initial System) included building a small hybrid version of the finished system using an older version of the Cell processor. This phase was used to build prototype applications for the hybrid architecture. It went online in January 2007.

Phase 3

The goal of Phase 3 was to reach sustained performance in excess of 1 petaflops. Additional Opteron nodes and new PowerXCell processors were added to the design. These PowerXCell processors are five times as powerful as the Cell processors used in Phase 2. It was built to full scale at IBM’s Poughkeepsie, New York facility, where it broke the 1 petaflop barrier during its fourth attempt on May 25th, 2008. The complete system will be moving to its permanent location in New Mexico in the summer of 2008, where fine tuning of the applications will continue until final completion in 2009.

- It occupies approximately 12,000 square feet (1,100 m²)
- Logically, a TriBlade consists of four Opteron cores, four PowerXCell 8i CPUs, 16 GB Opteron and 16 GB Cell RAM.

Connected Unit (CU):

A connected unit is 60 BladeCenter H full of TriBlades, that is 180 TriBlades. All TriBlades are connected to a 288-port Voltaire ISR2012 Infiniband switch. Each CU also has access to the Panasas file system through twelve System x3655 machines.

CU system information:

* 360 dual-core Opterons with 2.88 TiB RAM
* 720 PowerXCell cores with 2.88 TiB RAM
* 12 System x3655 with dual 10GBit Ethernet each
* 288-port Voltaire ISR2012 switch with 192 Infiniband 4x DDR links (180 TriBlades and twelve I/O nodes)

The final cluster is made up of 18 connected units, which are connected via eight additional (second-stage) ISR2012 switches. Each CU is connected through twelve uplinks each second-stage switch, that makes a total of 96 uplink connections.

Overall system information:

* 6,912 Opteron cores with 51.8 TiB RAM (in 3,240 LS21 blades)
* 12,960 Cell cores with 51.8 TiB RAM (in 6,480 QS22 blades)
* 216 System x3655 I/O nodes
* 26 288-port ISR2012 Infiniband 4x DDR switches
* 296 racks

How To Open blocked Websites In Internet Explorer

In some countries like china,Indonesia or others rapidshare,Veoh is blocked.There are so many sites are blocked in different countries for some reasons.
The only way for me to unblock a websites is to use a web proxy.

Here i show you how to set up a proxy connection to access internet in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7),If you are looking for instructions to surf the Internet Anonymously through Mozilla Firefox go here.

Go here and grab some proxy IP addresses:

http://www.samair.ru/proxy/ip-address-01.htm

Then enter a proxy IP address in your browser.
In Internet Explorer 7 its done like this:

Open Internet Explorer 7
Go to Tools -> Internet Options.

open blocked website country ie7 proxy unblock
Choose Connections tab and press LAN Settings button.

open blocked website country ie7 proxy unblock
In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, check Use a proxy server for your LAN.
open blocked website country ie7 proxy unblock
In the same window fill in the Address and the Port taken from the above proxy list (e.g. 128.208.04.197: 80 where the IP address of the proxy
128.208.04.197 and the port is 80):

open blocked website country ie7 proxy unblock
Press Ok and then Ok again and you are done.

Now every time you open internet explorer IE7, you will automatically connect through that proxy IP address and you can surf all blocked sites.
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