Happy New Year Everyone! 2012 is Here!


I wish all my readers and bloggers a Very Happy New Year 2012.

12 Days of Christmas

To all of you out there celebrating Christmas today, I hope Santa was good to you. Merry Christmas to all my readers! 

12 Days of Christmas video clip re-worked Indian style. Performed by animated popstar, Boymongoose and Indian boyband. To download 12 Days or hear other Boymongoose tracks and video visit Here.
It features a super-cute Indian Elvis in a cartoon boy band, singing an Indo-themed version of "The 12 Days of Christmas".

In case you miss anything, here's the list of what his true love gave to him:

12 cricket ball tamperers
11 syllable names
10 minute yoga
9 telemarketers

How To Format Hard Drive And Reinstall Windows XP (Full Step by Step Tutorial)

Format Hard Drive and Reinstall Windows XP
This tutorial explains in a detailed 15 easy step-by-step procedure on how to format your hard drive partition and reinstall Windows XP using the Windows XP installation CD.

This tutorial is created by me only. I have really worked hard on this post as I do in every other post so I have one request. Please show your appreciation by not stealing this post and do not copying it as is without giving me the credit for it. I would really appreciate it. Thank You!

Before you start this procedure.
  1. Make sure to back up your data: First, make sure there is absolutely NOTHING you cannot afford to lose on the drive you're going to install Windows on (let's say the C: drive.)
  2. Make sure your network cable is unplugged from the wall (to avoid getting viruses from your local area network).
  3. You have a Windows XP installation CD with a valid Product Key.
  4. Hardware driver discs that shipped with the PC and any components you added on
  5. (Optional, but VERY strongly recommended
  6. Time & Patience (you need to be calm and give the setup a little time)
Step 1: Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive and restart your computer.
Step 2: The computer will prompt you to press any key to boot from the CD. Press a key on the keyboard to start the Windows Setup.

Reinstall Windows1

The computer will load the setup files automatically. This may take few minutes.

Reinstall Windows2

Next you will prepare your hard drive for the installation of Windows. you will see the list of hard drives and its partitions.
Step 3: Delete the partition prefix C: To do this select the partition and press the button D.

Reinstall Windows3

Post Upside Down Tweets (sʇǝǝʍʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ʇsod)

You've been tweeting for a long time, why not Flip a Tweet?

If you are looking for a way to make your tweets more fun then check this out. Now you can have the ability to post your tweets upside down. How cool is that? I know right.. There are a number of sites that help you invert text upside down. But only FlipTwits lets you tweet the inverted text directly from the site.


Few features about this website:
  • A user friendly website.
  • Does not require any registration.
  • Inverts your text for you.
  • Lets you directly tweet the inverted text.
  • Similar tools
Check out FlipTwits @ www.fliptwits.com

How To Broadcast PowerPoint 2010 Presentation Live To A Remote Audience

powerpoint to internet

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 includes a powerful feature to instantly broadcast your PowerPoint 2010 live to a remote viewer anywhere around the world over the internet for free. The presentation shared over the web can be seen even if the viewer does not have PowerPoint installed, all they would need a web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

To broadcast a Presentation over web :

Step 1: Open the presentation you want to broadcast.
Step 2: Navigate to File click Save & Send  in the menu
Step 3: Select Broadcast Slide show from the Save & Send tab
Step 4: Click Broadcast Slide Show


How To Take Screenshots from Word, Excel, PowerPoint inbuilt Tool

Microsoft Office 2010 has this amazing Built-In Screen Capture Tool through which screen shots of the currently open windows can be taken easily and attached in the document.

Taking Screenshots in Microsoft Office Word 2010 using inbuilt tool :

Step 1: Open a document in Microsoft Office Word 2010. Navigate to Insert tab
Step 2: Click on Screenshot button to take screenshot of active windows.

Tips: If you want to take a full snap of those active windows, then select the windows from the list.

2 Windows Easter Eggs You Have To See

"Easter Eggs (Definition) - A hidden message or feature in an application."

What is the square root of four?  The answer is two,

And what do you get if you subtract two from two? Zero, right?

Now let’s do the above calculation using the Windows calculator. Type in 4, take the square root and from the result subtract 2. What do you get now?

Step 1: In calculator press 4 
Step 2: Press the Sqrt button  and you will get 2 which is the right answer.


Watch ASCII Version of Star Wars via Telnet

There is a telnet server out there broadcasting the whole Star Wars Episode IV in text. How amazing is that?


Anyone connected to the internet can watch it by simply following few simple steps bellow.


How To Convert A PowerPoint 2010 Presentation Into A Video


Now anyone can convert a PowerPoint presentations into a video with very ease. Just follow the easy steps bellow:

Step 1: After creating a presentation, select the File tab from the ribbon.
Step 2: In File tab select Save and Send
Step 3: Click on Create a Video.

How To Display Current Date And Time In A PowerPoint 2010

Current Date And Time In A PowerPoint 2010
There is a simple way to add date and time to PowerPoint slides. To Show Date and Time on a Slide in PowerPoint 2010 follow the steps:

Step 1: Open your PowerPoint document and got to the View tab on the Ribbon.

Step 2: Choose the Normal view.


Step 3: Click on the Insert tab

How To Change Virtual Memory In Windows XP

One of the most important parts of the computer is the RAM( Random Access Memory). Your information is stored in RAM before being accessed by any other part of the computer. You computers keep a part of the memory disk as virtual memory in case your RAM runs out or starts to slow down the computer. Virtual Memory is an option you can use to give your computer a "little extra" memory, which can help speed things up if most of your RAM is being used up. The only downside to this method is that your virtual memory uses space on your hard disk to give you that little bit extra speed. To change the virtual memory in windows follow these steps:

Step 1: Right click on My Computer and select Properties.


Steve Jobs Remembered (1955-2011)

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Apple has released a statement that the former CEO, co-founder and chairman of the board Steve Jobs has passed away. Jobs died at aged 56 from a rare form of pancreatic cancer since 2004.

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors:
CUPERTINO, Calif. — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Survival Pakistan Tips # 1 (Survival in Rain - Karachi)

"Survival is the need to survive and your ability to adapt and overcome an immediate situation."

Survival Pakistan

Today I have decided to start a series of posts by the name "Survival Pakistan". These posts will teach you, the reader, the survival techniques I have learned throughout my life here in Karachi, Pakistan. These tips will not only come in handy and save your life at hard times but you will also be able to enjoy your life in Pakistan with little or no burden on your wallet. Make sure you pay close attention to these tips and follow them as these tips are tested rigorously throughout time for your ease.

Survival in Rain - Karachi

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you get stuck in rain? If you thought of, not getting wet, then you're absolutely correct!

Tip #1 Never buy an umbrella. You will be the only awkward person using an umbrella. Instead carry two plastic bags. 1 small bag to carry your cell phone, wallets etc... and the other... to cover you up with so you can stay dry...
Karachi rain 2
Picture By: Hamid Waseem

How To Make Word 2010 Document Talk


Did you know that Microsoft Word 2010 can read your document aloud to you? I didn't until few weeks ago. Today I am going to tell you how to use that excellent Microsoft Word 2010 feature. Just follow the following simple steps:

Tip: The text is spoken using a very robotic sounding voice, but at least you can proof “read” your document with your eyes closed!

Step 1: Open your Microsoft Word 2010 document.

Step 2: Go to File Tab and select Options

How To Rename The Recycle Bin In Windows XP

Rename the Recycle Bin in Windows XP
Have you ever wanted to give a clever name to the Windows Recycle Bin? Here's how to rename the Recycle Bin using the Windows Registry Editor.

Step 1: Go to START and click Run

Step 2: Enter regedit and hit enter to open the Registry Editor


Step 3: Find the following location:

+HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  (Click the plus sign on the left)


Some Amazing Windows XP Mysteries

Mystery # 1

Folder Name:

In Windows XP you can not create a folder by the name of CON

Try it out yourself it can't be done!

The why:
 It’s pretty simple, Con is a reserved name from the early days from DOS, it stands for the “CONSOLE” I/O device, Since it is already used by the system. If we create one with some evil tricks then the system will get confused. There will be an ambiguity.

Like Con, many other reserve words are there which we can’t create. They are
PRN - It stands for printer.
AUX - It stands for Auxiliary device.
COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9 - They stands for serial ports.
NUL - It stands for Bid Bucket.
LPT1, LPT2 - They stands for Parallel ports.

Telenor Pakistan Looting Pakistanis


Pakistanis have a long tradition of being enemy of themselves. If given a chance (which is also provided by the corruption) they would charge an arm and a leg for just a piece of bread. This becomes a bit problematic specially on special occasions like Eid ul-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha. As witnessed by the people on these occasion most of the people charge higher prices for commodities then the usual rate which is not only illegal but also ethically wrong. Shopkeepers including milk seller, butchers, bakers all are into the scam of illegally profiteering from their own people including TELENOR PAKISTAN. Wait a minute! You might be wondering why I included a telecommunication company and specially Telenor Pakistan into this? well, say no more.. Today I will show you proof that Telenor is not only carrying this awful tradition but they are proudly showing it off on their website!

Orignal Packages available:
SMS KI BHARMARTariffNo. Of SMSValidity Days
Bundle 1 (Weekly)Rs. 712007
Bundle 2Rs. 25350015
Bundle 3Rs. 50750030
Bundle 4 * (Daily SMS)Rs. 1.502001

How To Display Word Count In Microsoft Word 2010

If you are working on an academic paper like I do, you may need to know if your word document meets a certain length requirements. There are three ways to count your document's word count.

To know the current word count of a document, open the document and right click on the status bar at the bottom of the Word 2010 window. The context menu which comes up will have an entry named “Word Count” which will tell you the current word count.

Click on “Word Count” and you can then have the count displayed in the status bar at all times.


Free Google+ Invites

 If you are still looking for a Google+ account then look no further. I am offering to sent Free invitations to anyone on first come first serve basis.

Here is a simple favour; I request you to do in return for the Google Plus invite,
  1. Subscribe to Nerds Realm by email using this link http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=NerdsRealm
  2. Go to the facebook page and like Nerds Realm: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nerds-Realm/102621576492602
  3. Third and last Post your Gmail id at the bottom of this post. 
  4. (Optional) Why do you like to get google+? 
I will check all the requirements once a day and invite everyone. This service has sent out many Gmail invites when Gmail came out and now Google+ is here so don't miss out on this chance!

This service has sent out 15 invites already! (As of July 19, 2011)

How To Disable ‘Send Error Report to Microsoft’ Message

Today I will show you how to disable the annoying error reporting message that has plagued Microsoft Windows XP. Please follow the 5 simple steps below and get rid of this message forever from your computer.

Step 1: Right click on My computer and click Properties

Step 2: Click Advanced tab,

Step 3: Click Error Reporting button

Step 4: Choose Disable error reporting and also check But notify me when critical errors occur (Just for knowledge reason it is better to know when a critical error occured)

Step 5: Click OK button


How To Write Your name in System Tray

Now you can impress your friends with something very few people know. You can add your name to the right bottom corner of your computer window in Windows XP and personalize your task bar.

Follow few simple steps below and get started:

Step 1: Click Start and Control Panel

Hidden Applications In Windows XP

These applications are very helpful if you know how to use it and if you have no idea how to use it then you can always learn.

You might be wondering why are they called "Hidden Applications"? well it is because Windows XP doesn't put a shortcut icons for any of the software so not many people know about it.

Step 1: Click on the START and click RUN

How To Play Snake On YouTube

youtube snake

I just discovered something totally new today! YouTube website has hidden a playable version of Snake in some videos which you can enjoy for hours.

In order to access the classic arcade game go to a video with the new playback style such as this one of a black screen, click on the video window and make sure to pause the video, then press and hold the left arrow key on your keyboard. Keep the key pressed for around three seconds and press the down key and behold!

I have tried it myself and it works but appears only to be available when using the Flash versions of video.

Hope you enjoy the game. Have fun!

How To Create Brochure In Word 2010 For Free

Last week I was working on a project which required me to have a brochure explaining few elements of my project. To tell you the truth, I have a good knowledge of computers and I have helped many throughout my life solve problems related to computer but unfortunately when it came to creating brochures I was useless. One of the biggest problem I was facing was the time retains which I had to submit my project on time while making it look good. I felt terrible but I didn't have enough time to do anything about it then. I was so glad when one of my colleague sent me a template which I was able to quickly edit it and print it out to submit it on time. Now while I was going through things I thought why not learn how she got the template and teach others so they won't face the same fate as I did when facing the same situation.

To make a free brochure take the following steps:

Step 1: Click File. Choose the option New and

How To Remove Default Windows Messenger

Anyone who has ever used Windows XP knows that one of the most annoying feature of XP is Windows Messenger. It always appears on the status bar and remains in the Windows even you have download and installed new MSN Messenger because it comes in Microsoft Windows XP as a Windows ComponentTo remove this default messenger permanently form windows here is what you should do:

Step 1: Click Start and choose Control Panel
Step 2: In Control Panel choose Add or Remove Programs
Step 3: On the left hand side choose the option Add/Remove Windows Components
Step 4: A window will pop up go to the bottom and find Windows Messenger uncheck the check box and click Next and click Finish when done. Simple!

Screenshot of the panel:


How To Change Author Name In Office 2010

Author Name in Office 2010

Every time you create a new document, Microsoft Office automatically assign a Author to that document which is visible under the properties of the document. So, if you want to change the author name in Office 2010 then lets get started!

Step 1: Click the File tab

How To Save Word 2010 File As PDF

to pdf

Office 2010 lets you convert your documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to PDF.

Step 1: Click the File tab

Step 2: Select Save & SendSelect Create PDF/XPS Documents > Select Create PDF/XPS


Step 3: Write the name you want for the file and then click the Publish button to create PDF.

Is there any way to save Excel or Powerpoint file into PDF format?

The answer is yes. Follow the same guidelines in Excel and PowerPoint 2010 and you will get the same result.