OLPC XO laptops publicly available today

Beginning today, anyone interested in getting an XO computer through the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has a chance to grab one. The Give One, Get One (G1G1) program is open to US and Canadian residents who want to purchase one XO laptop for themselves for $399. Order between today and November 26, and you'll receive one of the green and white laptop computers. The other will be sent on your behalf to a child in a developing nation. US donors will also receive free access for one year to T-Mobile wireless hotspots located throughout the country.

Disappearing Gmail messages baffle users

When Jeneane Sessum logged into her Gmail account on the afternoon of Oct. 27, she was greeted with a horrifying sight: an empty inbox.

A Gmail user since 2004, Sessum, a social media consultant and writer in Atlanta, had thousands of messages there, enough to use up almost 30 percent of her allotted storage space.

Because Gmail is her primary work and personal e-mail service, Sessum lost many important messages, including some she needed at that moment for a project.

ReadyBoost is not limit to Vista anymore

ReadyBoost is a feature available under Windows Vista. With eBoostr software, Windows XP can also get ReadyBoost feature too. eboostr allows you to use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache for your Windows XP. There is no need to purchase a Vista upgrade to get the benefits of the Vista's ReadyBoost technology. With the newly developed eBoostr, the booting of your OS and applications startup get much faster thanks to the smart caching mechanism.

Seagate warns of infected drives

Seagate is warning users to scan their systems for malware after a password-stealing Trojan was found on some of its hard drives. The vendor said that the malware was discovered on the Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 model by researchers from security firm Kaspersky. Seagate did not reveal how many infected drives had been sold, claiming only that it was "a small number".

Google at Gas Station

Lost drivers in U.S. soon will be able to find Google Map in Gas station across the country beginning early next month.

The pumps, made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, include an Internet connection and will display Google's mapping service in color on a small screen.

Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories to find local landmarks, hotels, restaurants and hospitals selected by the gas station's owner. After the driver selects a destination, the pump will print out directions.

Hard Disk Drives Capacity Limits


I found an article about a summary table of Hard Disk Drives Capacity Limits which I think it's a good reference.

Check this link -> http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/482/6


Operating System


128 PB (144 PB)

Looking for Web Hosting?

I just finished moving one of my website to another web hosting company. That took me about 3-4 weeks just to look for which web hosting company I should go with. REASON : One of my website started to have a lot of data. 1and1 allows user to have no more than 100 MB of each database and it's not enough for me. I have to look for somewhere else to move my website there. Empty Cache and Search Index were what I did to keep the database below 100 MB while I was looking for a new hosting service. WEBHOSTING : I've checked with many companies listed below:

eBay buyer - BEWARE


I just read the news about another fraud on eBay from this website -> Bangkok Post - 8 arrested for eBay fraud in Hong Kong

Basically, it's about the buyer that paid for the products that were never delivered. So, Hongkong polices tracked them down and arrested 8 of them.

I know there are a lot of fraud going on with online transactions. So, before decide to purchase, at least, check their resellers rating or anything that you suspect to avoid this problem.

Lack of support of PNG on IE6


Recently, I added a logo on my website and used it for a while without any problem under IE7 or Firefox. Both of them are what I've used for now. However, yesterday, I worked on an old machine that has IE6 installed. I tried to go to my website and found that the logo which is PNG file didn't work well in IE6. The transparent area went grey in IE6 So, I've looked for the method to solve the problem. Many of them are as below : 1. Microsoft Knowledgebase

computer turned off by itself. No picture on monitor

I just got back a computer that I assembled for my friend half a year ago. At that time, his motherboard went bad. So, I just replaced a new ASROCK motherboard that has most components build-in. (VGA, LAN, Sound) It was the last motherboard brand/model I could find in the market at that time since it's for Pentium 4 Socket 478. (I usually goes for Intel chipset after I found a lot of problem when working with SiS or VIA chipset.) All work well until a couple days ago. I got a call from my friend said that the computer shut down by itself twice. Later on, he tried to turn on the computer.


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