Technofriends wishes all its readers A Very Happy Diwali

Wishing all the readers of this blog a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

Diwali Fireworks

Diwali Fireworks

Some tips to help you stay safe during Diwali

1.) Buy legally manufactured fireworks.
2.) Supervise children while they light fireworks.
3.) Light fireworks outside the house.
4.) Hold away sparkles from the body. Never make circles in the air.
5.) Do not bend over fireworks while lighting it. Don’t go near in hesitation whether it is burnt or not.
6.) Keep flower pots on a flat ground while lighting.
7.) Don’t light fireworks holding in hand.
8.) Rockets like fireworks should be lighted during heavy winds and busy areas but in open grounds.
9.) Never keep extra fireworks in pockets.
10.) Keep fireworks stock away while lighting a particular firework.
11.) Don’t wear Nylon clothes prefer cotton while bursting crackers.
12.) Wear footwear while lighting fireworks.
13.) Never try to light used fireworks.
14.) Keep a water bucket handy.
15.) Best of all, Be Prepared for Emergency.

May the festival of lights bring with it lots of joy, happiness and prosperity for you.

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[How-To] Know when someone unfollows you on Twitter

If you are one of those Twitter users who have a lot of followers, you might not even come to know if someone unfollows you for some reason; better still, you wont even come to know the real reason behind it.

Qwitter Logo

Qwitter Logo

Qwitter comes to the rescue, Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter with a message like this

Qwitter mails you when someone unfollows you on Twitter

Qwitter mails you when someone unfollows you on Twitter

In order to enable Qwitter updates for your Twitter account, point your browser to Qwitter page. Fill in a two field form which asks for your Twitter id and email address and you are all set to receive an update if someone unfollows you on Twitter.

You can read about the other posts i have written about Twitter here.

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Cheers

Vaibhav Pandey

EvaPhone: Make free International calls

If you wish to make a short International call and that too for free, EvaPhone is the website to check.

EvaPhone provides Internet telephone calls for free using VoIP service which lets you make PC-to-phone free international calls. All you need is a computer to start making free VoIP calls using Internet to phone.

Use Evaphone to make a Free International call.

Use Evaphone to make a Free International call.

While you make your short call, Evaphone shows a you a small advertisement.

Start enjoying the benefits of Internet telephony right now!

Also read: [How-To] Make a free call to your buddies using Fring.

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Cheers

Vaibhav Pandey

Go! Animate: Create animations with Ease

If you are one of those who doesnt possess a good technical knowledge of Softwares like Flash or is someone who struggles with his/her drawing talent, Go! Animate is the website to check.

Go! Animate Logo

Go! Animate Logo

The site provides users with a library of interesting characters, backgrounds, props, sound effects and music for use in creating their own unique animations. Creators can customize their animations with a number of tools and features that allow them to create truly unique works of expression.

Animations from Go! Animate

Animations from Go! Animate

The website gives you an opportunity to Create your own animations, or Watch animations created by others.

Check out Go! Animate and do let me know if you know of any similar sites.

Also read: Some Websites To Help You Stay Healthy and Fit

Get Free Images for your Blogs

Create Professional Business Logos for Free

My-Image-Size: Online Image Resizer

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Cheers

Vaibhav Pandey

YESSS-(Young Entrepreneurs’ Start ups in SoaringSpirits)

Government of Karnataka is organizing an International Conference on IT called Bangalore IT.biz on 6th, 7th and 8th Nov in Palace Grounds, Bangalore. The various tracks cover various topics such as-ICT in Education, IT Manufacturing-The “Made in India’ story, IT and healthcare etc. among others. This conference will bring together the ‘who’s who’ of the IT industry and offer a plethora of opportunities for mutual growth,

BangaloreIT.biz 2008

BangaloreIT.biz 2008

This year, a new segment called YESSS-(Young Entrepreneurs’ Start ups in SoaringSpirits) is introduced, aimed at bringing together young entrepreneurs, successful entrepreneurs and VCs on a common platform to discuss the various aspects of entrepreneurship.

YESSS – Event Details

It would consist of highly focused & interactive sessions on various aspects of entrepreneurship by high-profile successful entrepreneurs and VCs. The target audience would be focused and consist of budding entrepreneurs and various start-ups in IT/Hardware/ITES sector from all over India and the Venture Capitalists eager to invest their money.

Entry is by invitation only to make sure that the audience is focused and relevant to the event.

Date/Time: Nov 7, 2008. 9 AM to 4 PM
Venue: Palace Grounds

For details, please visit http://www.bangaloreit.biz/BangaloreIT_yesss.htm

How Startups can Participate?
1. Nominations are invited from startups in IT/Hardware/ITES space for participation.
2. Interested companies should fill the participation form (in word format only) available at http://www.bangaloreit.biz/pdf/YESSS_participation_form.pdf and send it to Nandini at nandini.gharpure@gmail.com.

3. Participant companies will get a chance to listen to VCs, successful entrepreneurs and interact with them

4. Top 10 selected startups (short-listed on certain criterion) will get a 15 minute slot in YESS to make a presentation showcasing your company.

Last date for submission of participation form: October 31, 2008.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is Rs.3,000/-, which entitles you to-

1. 15 minute slot in YESSS to make a presentation showcasing your company, if short-listed.

2. Chance to listen to the mentors, mingle/interact/network with VCs, Angel Investors, Financial Institutions and Successful Entrepreneurs

3. Entry to International exhibition.

Alternatively you can pay Rs 7,500/- and enjoy the benefits of the entire 3 day Conference, and attend Awards Night on 8th (Networking dinner with who’s who of the IT industry)

How VCs/Angel Investors can Participate?

Interested VC/PE firms should fill the participation form (in word format only) available at http://www.bangaloreit.biz/pdf/YESSS_vc_registration_form.pdf and send it to Nandini at nandini.gharpure@gmail.com

Contact Info

For any queries, please contact Nandini Gharpure

E-mail: nandini.gharpure@gmail.com

Ph: 98867 48973

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Vaibhav Pandey

[X-Box 360] Run updates from a disc

If you have a XBox 360 but somehow still haven’t got it online or if you are also one of those who is having trouble downloading the latest dashboard updates, this post should be of help to you.

In order to make this process work, all you need to do is burn an update disc from Xbox 360 website using your computer and then use that very disc to update your XBox 360.

 

X box 360 box

X box 360 box

To create an update disc you need the following:

 

  • A DVD or CD burner.
  • A blank, writeable DVD or CD.
  • The update file from Xbox.com.

To create a DVD or CD:

  1. Click here to begin downloading the update folder. Save it as “$SystemUpdate_Fall07.zip” anywhere on your computer.
  2. Place a blank disc in your burner. From Windows Explorer, select Open Writable CD Folder Using Windows Explorer or open the CD drive icon.
  3. Drag the zipped $SystemUpdate_ Fall07.zip folder to the CD Folder. If the CD write window doesn’t open by default, drag and drop the folder onto the CD/DVD RW drive.

    Note: If you are using an earlier version of Windows you will need to open the file using a separate utility (for example, WinZip).

  4. In the Explorer window, click Write files to CD from the CD writing tasks or right-click the CD/DVD RW drive and select Write these files to CD.

    Caution : The update filename and folder structure must be intact for the update to run properly.

  5. Follow the steps in the CD wizard.When you are finished with the wizard, the CD will eject. Your CD is ready.

To update the console:

  1. Place the CD in the Xbox 360 console.
  2. Power cycle the Xbox 360 console.
  3. The update program will start automatically. Select Yes, update nowand press A.
  4. Wait for the update to complete.
  5. When the console reboots, you’re done.

Also read: [How-To] Shutdown your Windows machine instantly

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