16 April 2009

Is Windows Update bugging you to restart the computer? Here's how to stop it.

If you've just installed some Windows Updates, and that ruddy Restart Now button is really cramping your style, here is a quick command that will stop any messages until you actually do restart the computer.

Go to Start, Run (or press Windows Key + R), then type in:

net stop wuauserv

and hit Enter.

It is possible that the service will restart itself, but if that does happen then just run this command again to stop it.

Enjoy! :-)

Updated: Applies to XP, Vista and 7, and probably 8 as well.

6 April 2009

Want to see lyrics to songs inside Windows Media Player?

The download the Lyrics Plugin!


You must make sure that you "tag" all of your songs with the appropriate Artist and Track Name (with something called ID3 Tags) so that LyricsPlugin can find the lyrics. You can also customise the colour, and add lyrics to the database if they are missing!

If you want more plugins for Windows Media Player - I would highly suggest DFX - which makes any song really sound much much clearer.


DFX is a licenced program, so if you want the full version, buy it, or, download a patched version from a torrent site such as www.torrentz.com and install away! I tested one out and had no problems, but beware, as there are always viruses/spywares hanging around on some torrents.

Enjoy :)

2 April 2009

Things To Say To Telemarketers

1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.

2. If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died . . . "

3. If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located, how long it has been in business, how many people work there, how they got into this line of work if they are married, how many kids they have, etc. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.

4. This works great if you are male. Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ Company. " You: Wait for a second and with a real husky voice ask, "What are you wearing?"

5. Cry out in surprise, "Judy? Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of terror as she tries to figure out where she could know you from.

6. Say "No" over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.

7. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends Plan, reply, in as sinister a voice as you can, "I don't have any friends, would you be my friend?"

8. If the company cleans rugs, respond: "Can you get out blood? Can you get out goat blood? How about human blood?"

9. After the Telemarketer gives his or her spiel, ask him or her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you can't just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.

10. Tell the Telemarketer that you work for the same company, and they can't sell to employees.

11. Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a Telemarketer, set the receiver down, scream, "Oh my God!" and then hang up.

12. Tell the Telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask him/her if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back. When the Telemarketer explains that telemarketers cannot give out their home numbers say, "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The Telemarketer will agree and you say, "Me either!" Hang up.

13. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.

14. Tell them it is dinner time, but ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.

15. Tell the Telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you some beer.

16. Ask them to fax the information to you, and make up a number.

17. Tell the Telemarketer, "Okay, I'll listen to you. But I should probably tell you, I'm not wearing any clothes."

18. Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "Come on, Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?"

19. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up . . . louder . . . louder . . .

And finally....

20. Tell them to talk very slowly, because you want to write every word down.