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Duh! Why do I keep making stupid mistakes when spending money on technologies?

Mistake No. 1:
Samsung CGH-230
A similar NOKIA model

Mistake No. 2:
Encyclopaedia Britannica 2006 Ultimate Reference Suite CD
Microsoft Encarta Reference Library 2006 CD

Duh! Duh! Duh! *Beating myself up*

PS: More mistakes coming soon (?)

Simple Tips to Safe and Spyware-Free Surfing

You got a new computer, and a new Internet connection. But the very next week, your computer is slow and irresponsive. Why? Although there are several other reasons, one important reason is your surfing habits that make your computer vulnerable to adwares and spywares. Not only these tiny but harmful pieces of these softwares make your computer slow, but also they compromise your privacy and security. Here are a few tips I have learned to keep my computer spyware free.

1) Always keep your Address bar enabled. It is a good idea to use Maxthon, Netcaptor etc. instead of Internet Explorer as these have better pop-up blockers and also, you have a clean desktop. You can even find out the address of any pop-up when using these softwares.
Addresses in your address bar:
Make sure you keep an eye on the first part of your address, especially when visiting websites involving transactions, e-commerce, etc. You can always avoid being spoofed by fake websites if you do that.
The address is always in t…

MSN Messenger got cool!

Wow! For the first time MSN Messenger has not forced me to update it! That's cool isn't it?

But still there is one thing that makes MSN Messenger suck. That is, it doesn't connect if "Work Offline" in Internet Explorer [File > Work Offline] is checked. Also it disconnects if the option is checked by you when MSN Messenger is connected.
Unlike this, Yahoo! Messenger does not depend on "Work Offline".

And it would have been better if the user was given an option to completely turn off custom emoticons for all messages, incoming and outgoing. Built-in emoticons should remain turned on.

Google Talk is still in its prehisoric era except for the better-than-Yahoo! voice clarity and streaming and instant response for PC-to-PC calls.

MSN Messenger for XP: