Free Software

CCleaner

CCleaner is a freeware utility that simply cleans your system to free up space on the harddisk. My personal favourite one. It also has a registry cleaner, add/remove programs and startup optimizer. The cleaning is highly secure (Gutmann Pass). A simple and easy to use tool. With no adware, spyware or viruses.

CCleaner - Freeware Windows Optimization

Advanced SystemCare Free

It is a one click solution for all your computer problems. Their slogan “A Click A Day For Computer Repair, Protection & Optimization”. It cleans, protects, repairs the registry and computer. It can be used on daily basis. It can be labeled as freeware.The only disadvantage is you cannot schedule the tasks, have to do it manually….but its just a button click. It’s worth it. A full tune up for your system, why deny it? If you really cannot press some buttons go buy the PRO version.

Download: http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html?Str=download

Click the “Download Now” to download after opening the above link.

Smart Defrag

It is a “wow”. I have never seen a defragger as efficient as this one freeware or shareware . So powerful and fast. It has the basic “Defrag only” option only with advanced options like “Fast optimize” and “Deep optimize”. You can schedule it to run at specific times. Another feature that struck me was the option to defrag when the system is at “idle”, also accompained with a safety option to stop defrag if the resources exceede a set percentage. Also to disable defrag on lapptop, if its running on battery. With no adware, spyware or viruses.

Download: http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

Click the “Start Free Defragment!” to download after opening the above link.

ImgBurn

A must have CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. it is a freeware and supports a wide range of formats. A bit complex to use, but features are too good that a paid software cannot offer.

Download:  http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/ImgBurn/1128426215/1

Click the “Download Now” to download after open the above link.

My Little Creations

Rechner, My First Calculator !!!

Rechner started as a simple calculator. It was my start in programming in C#. I did not know much. It was given as a mini project by our faculty. It was a small dream for me to complete it. Later I named it ‘Calculz’, but some of my friends asked me make it unique. Then my mind struck, I tried different lamguages…. French, Italian, Spanish and lots more. But I did not find them so interesting. They only language I did not try was German, and yeah the name ‘Rencher’ finally appealed to me.
This is the latest version Rencher 1.2. There were two other earlier versions, but quite buggy. This is the new and improved one with extra features.

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Tick Tac Toe, My First Game !!!

Tick Tac Toe is my C# first game. It is a two player game. As everyone knows this traditional game, I don’t have to say much. So enjoy it !!!

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RICO COOKERY QUEEN CONTEST 2007

This was my first official cookery contest. My teachers from college pulled me into this, I had no intension of taking part. Well, what to do….things to happen will happen….and this was destined to take place. I was the first person to register formally. I had to prepare three main dishes, one with chicken, one with panner and last one with condensed milk.I won “Rico Cookery Queen 2007”.

Try out these recipes and post your comments in my guestbook.

SHALLOT CHICKEN 

INGREDIENTS

Chicken – 300g

Shallot (crushed) – 150g

Garlic (crushed) – 3 flakes

Ginger (crushed) – small piece

Cardamom– 3 no.

Cinnamon – 1” piece

Cloves – 3 to 4 no.

Peppercorns – 4 to 5 no.

Pepper powder – 1tsp

Curry leaves – 1/3 cup

Oil – 1/3 cup

Coconut milk – 1/3 cup

Corn flour – 1tsp

Salt


METHOD

1. Heat oil and add the spices. When they turn slightly brown add the crushed ingredients. Sauté until tender.

2. Add pepper powder, salt, curry leaves and then add the chicken. Cook for 20 minutes on low fire.

3. When the chicken is done add the coconut milk mixed with corn flour. Stir for 5 minutes without disturbing the chicken.

4. Serve hot.


PANEER BITES

INGREDIENTS

Paneer – 100g

Potato –80g

Cheese spread – 50g

Breadcrumbs – 25g

Salt

Pepper

Oil

METHOD

1. Boil the potatoes. Remove skin and mash well.

2. Grate the paneer and mix with mashed potato. Also, add salt and pepper. Make into dough.

3. Roll up the potato-paneer dough into a small ball. Poke a little hole in the middle to put a spoon full of the cheese spread in. Close the opening to keep the cheese from seeping out. Flatten it to make a square.

4. Then coat it in breadcrumbs.

5. Shallow fry until golden brown.

6. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

BANANA CRUMBLE

INGREDIENTS

Ripe banana – 200g

Condensed milk – 200g

Oatmeal – 50g

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Nuts and rasins (fried) – 25g

Salt – a pinch

Cherries – a few

METHOD

1. Peal and cut the bananas. Steam it until tender. Mash well into a smooth paste.

2. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan, add the mashed banana and keep sautéing, until it starts leaving the sides.

3. Add the condensed milk and mix well. Remove from fire.

4. Mix with the rasins and nuts. Transfer this mixture into a bowl.

5. In the remaining ghee, fry the oatmeal until crisp. Top the banana mixture with the fried oatmeal.

6. Garnish with cherries.

Inspiron 1520

Inspiron 1520

Flamingo Pink Color with Microsatin Finish and camera

Specifications

– 15.4″ Widescreen WXGA+ (1440×900) Display with TrueLife(TM)

– 160GB SATA Hard Drive

– 2GB (2 X 1024MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

– Intel(R) Core(TM)2Duo Processor T7100

– 1.8 GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB

– Dual Core

– Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module

– Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card

– Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities

– 6 cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

– Dell(TM) Travel Remote Control

– NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR2 dedicated graphic memory

– Fedora 11

– ExpressCard Slot

I got this Inspiron in October 2007. I was all excited to open it up as the courier arrived. The excitement was killed as soon as I switched on the power button, setted up my account and finally booted to Windows Vista. The HDD just had a C: drive in which everything was installed and a D: drive which has the recovery. The HDD was locked by Dell, so Vista partitioner couldn’t do a thing  It also had a hidden Media Direct partition, which can be called as “Dell’s beauty without brains feature”.

I used the laptop in the condition I got just for one and a half months. After which the performance degraded, Windows Defender got corrupted and the battery notification icon just disappeared. It’s natural the performance degraded since I had no option rather than to install everything into the C: drive. But I still have no clue how Windows Defender got corrupted and the battery notification icon disappeared :O. So I disabled Windows Defender, which was of no use in the first place. But the battery icon and its options was necessary. I didn’t want to mess with the laptop since the warranty may go void. So I called up Dell Tech Support. They asked me to do useless steps which didn’t solve a thing. So they asked me to reset the laptop to factory settings and gave me the instructions to do so everything went off fine.

I asked them able the possibility to partition the C: drive, they said its not possible unless a format a reinstall is performed, and the recovery partition will also be lost in the process. The manufacture lock of HDD is something I just hate. The gave me the instruction to do so, with the Media Direct CD. There is another work around to just reinstalled your without loosing ur data on other drive. I backed up my data and followed their instructions. But in this case too, your only able create to drive C: and D:.There is also a work around to create more partitions, once you boot into Vista.

The  one year warranty was a useless thing. They didn’t even replace the batteries. Nor provided any effective solutions to my laptop problems.

One thing I learned from calling Dell Tech Support is that, don’t call them….solve your problems by yourself or google or ask your techie friends. This is the simplest, quickest and safest way to put an end to your problems. It is been 1 year and 4 months with my laptop. I’m far much better in troubleshooting, still learning than when I got the laptop……for which I’m very thankfull to Dell Tech Support for not providing effective solutions. 😀

I knew it !!!!!!!

You Are a Great Student

You aren’t afraid to crack the books when you need to, and you make your education a true priority.
You could become a PhD in anything, if you set your mind to it. There’s no limit to what you can learn!
Are You a Good Student?

We won the competition

Today was a great day. Myself, Sindhu, Remya Francis, Remya P.V and Niky had set for the cooking competition organized by St.Albert’s Aquaculture and Biochemistry Department.We had a tough time….yo…not enough place and all was crampy. The boat journey to the farm was very nice. We had our fun too. And we won the 1st prize. The prize was not so attractive. Just a trophy and Rs.400.

I’m an Aquarian…..

You are 87% Aquarius
How Aquarius Are You?

A year ends and a new year begins……

Well….well…..this titled entry should have been written on the 1st of January or at least in the month of January. But who cares? 😛 My journal, my rules…. Just felt like writing, after a few months.

I had started a mini project in December, Competence Evaluation System for this semester GNIIT. Going pretty fine….small hurdles here and there which I have passed through and have too pass through.

A new year began…all fresh…all good…a great start….Nothing much to say about January….passed off smoothly….well….well….I forgot, but how could I? Not so smoothly….remembered a second ago….my MCA first group exam were on the first two sundays. The first exam was pretty fine, but…but….the second one was not so good…. Praying to Christ for His mercy and consideration, and I believe He does everything only for my good. So please remember me in your prayers.

Now this is February…obviously the memorable month for me, since my birthday falls in February….in that to on the 14th….another special day…the Valentine’s Day…. The V-Day has never played any role for me…..I was just bothered only about my birthday. Why waste your resources on boyfriend(s) or girlfriend(s)? How good is to be ‘single’…..just enjoying the maximum of it now…..five more days for my birthday…..

Stopping for now……and I hope this year 2009 would be a wonderful year for me and all……

The world is so close…….

Yesterday I had commented on a blog entry. Just like what I usually do. It was an interesting and thought provoking entry. It was about the clumsiness of students in Kerala. Well….the funniest thing that happened was….I meet him randomly at my tuition place. I didn’t recognize him at first, but he was talking about the articles in the blog to the teacher, that clicked me he was the owner of the blog I commented in. I too joined in. Then he understood that I was the one who commented on one of this entry. I added him on Orkut.

The story continues…..we became friends, scarped in Orkut and talked when we meet at tuition’s. A few days back, my tuition had called me and said that I was related to her. I was dumbstruck. Well after which she explained the relation that had begun long back. And the guy who I met via the blog also happened to be my relative. Thanks to his blog and the internet. This is a first time experience.

I’m a woman…..but……


Your Surfing Habits are 80% Male, 20% Female


If we had to guess, we would guess that you are a man.
You use the internet to make your life more efficient – and to make you smarter.
For you, the internet is like a vast encyclopedia.
You search and surf extensively. You look up everything online.

Do You Use the Internet Like a Man or a Woman?

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