Saturday, May 15, 2010

7 Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook

by Consumer Reports Magazine
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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1. Using a Weak Password

Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Instead, mix upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. A password should have at least eight characters. One good technique is to insert numbers or symbols in the middle of a word, such as this variant on the word "houses": hO27usEs!

2. Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your Profile

It's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. If you've already entered a birth date, go to your profile page and click on the Info tab, then on Edit Information. Under the Basic Information section, choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all.

3. Overlooking Useful Privacy Controls

For almost everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, and family information, among other things. You can give only certain people or groups access to items such as photos, or block particular people from seeing them. Consider leaving out contact info, such as phone number and address, since you probably don't want anyone to have access to that information anyway.

4. Posting Your Child's Name in a Caption

Don't use a child's name in photo tags or captions. If someone else does, delete it by clicking on Remove Tag. If your child isn't on Facebook and someone includes his or her name in a caption, ask that person to remove the name.

5. Mentioning That You'll Be Away From Home

That's like putting a "no one's home" sign on your door. Wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your vacation was and be vague about the date of any trip.

6. Letting Search Engines Find You

To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook's privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results. Be sure the box for public search results isn't checked.

7. Permitting Youngsters to Use Facebook Unsupervised

Facebook limits its members to ages 13 and over, but children younger than that do use it. If you have a young child or teenager on Facebook, the best way to provide oversight is to become one of their online friends. Use your e-mail address as the contact for their account so that you receive their notifications and monitor their activities. "What they think is nothing can actually be pretty serious," says Charles Pavelites, a supervisory special agent at the Internet Crime Complaint Center. For example, a child who posts the comment "Mom will be home soon, I need to do the dishes" every day at the same time is revealing too much about the parents' regular comings and goings.

Copyrighted 2009, Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Control Your Windows PC using Your Face with eViaCam

This is an amazing software.Here after no need hand to control mouse. You can control using your own face.Check this out eViacam. Download it from here. Install it and run. Have some fun using your face. Move it, Click it. View this video to take good understand about software.

After installation you can see application like this. The green box is help for select your face or you can give it automatically select face.

There are many more softwares like this but this is very user friendly and easy to use software.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Create a strong password

A strong password is one that's difficult for others to determine by guessing or by using automated programs. A strong password is an important first step in protecting your personal information. A strong password:

* Contains seven to sixteen characters.
* Uses three of the following four types of characters:
o Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
o Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
o Numerals (1, 2, 3).
o Special characters (` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /) .
* Isn't a common word or name, or a close variation on a common word or name.

Your password can't contain:

* Spaces or non-English characters.
* The portion of your e-mail address before the @ symbol.
* Your question or secret answer.


* Passwords are case sensitive (Capable of distinguishing between uppercase [capital] and lowercase [small] letters. For example, A is different from a. If information is case sensitive, it must be typed with the required capitalization.) .
* To help secure your personal information, don't write down your password, or share it with anyone else.
* If you have more than one e-mail account, use a different password for each account.
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Silver-Bullet Syndrome

Once upon a time, there was a poor widow who lived with her son.Jack. One day when they had no money for food. Jack's mother sent him to market to sell their cow. On the way to the market, Jack encountered an old man who offered him five brightly colored beans and a plastic square for the cow. Jack was a good boy and at first he refused, but the man said that the bright beans and the plastic square were magic and were really worth 10 cows. Jack gave him the cow. The man put the beans and the plastic square into a cardboard box and said to call it a "CASE tool." Jack ran home to find his mother. "I gave the cow to a man I met," Jack said, "and he gave me this. It's a 'CASE tool.' It's magic." He opened the cardboard box and showed his mother the magic beans and the plastic square. "Beans!" his mother cried. "Oh, Jack, there is no such thing as magic. You stupid boy! We're ruined!" She took the CASE tool and threw it out the window. She sent Jack to bed without any supper.

What happened after Jack traded the cow for a CASE tool? Did the CASE tool grow into a magic beanstalk? Or did Jack just lose his mother's cow? The biggest risk associated with software tool use is undoubtedly silver-bullet syndrome—the naive belief that a single tool or technology will by itself dramatically reduce development time. Switching to a new programming language, trying out a CASE tool, moving to object-oriented programming, adopting Total Quality Management—these have become classic exercises in wishful thinking. The desire to believe in silver bullets on rapid-development projects is especially strong.

Most of us are software developers because we think there is something inherently exciting about computer software. When we see a new software tool, we can't help but find it mesmerizing. Who cares if it's practical! It's got 3-D scroll bars! And customizable menus! Look! It even emulates Brief and vi and EMACS! New tools are seductive to software developers, and I believe that silver-bullet syndrome is an occupational hazard. We wouldn't be in this business if we -weren't prone to believe that software tools could solve our problems. I hope that Abraham Lincoln was right when he said that you couldn't fool all of the people all of the time, but sometimes our industry seems determined to prove otherwise. Software developers are bombarded with extravagant productivity claims—"Reduce your development time by a factor of 10!" (Or 100!! Or 1000!!!) Capers Jones estimates that there have been false productivity claims in about 75 percent of the marketing materials published by CASE, language, methodology, and software tool vendors in recent years. CASE tool vendors are the worst, followed by information engineering, RAD, 4GLs, and object-oriented methods (Jones 1994). On average, the tools for which silver-bullet claims have been made produce no visible improvement or only marginal improvement. Some people have indeed been fooled. Even when software developers succeed in overcoming their natural gullibility and reject silver-bullet claims, their managers goad them on. After reviewing more than 4000 projects, Jones concluded that at least 70 percent of all US software managers naively believe that a single factor can produce large productivity and quality gains. What's worse, he noted hat organizations that succumb to the silver-bullet syndrome tend never to improve at
all; indeed, they often go backwards (Jones 1994). He notes that the silverbullet
syndrome is especially common among lagging-edge organizations. Unfortunately the effects of this naivete are far from benign. Silver-bullet syndrome poses a risk to software schedules in the same way that Laetrile poses a risk to cancer patients: pursuit of false cures diverts attention from other cures or sets of cures that would be more effective. Exaggerated productivity claims have encouraged the adoption of ineffective tools and slowed down and reduced the adoption of other tools that would have been more effective. Because we buy magic beans instead of real ones, we go to bed hungry. The naive belief that a single tool can dramatically reduce development time leads us to try new tools one at a time rather than to take a more systematic approach. We adopt beneficial tools in serial rather than in parallel.We plan for short-term improvements and neglect long-term planning altogether.In the end, silver-bullet syndrome is a causative factor for canceled
projects and cost overruns as well as for excessive development times. The only bright side to this sorry tale is that there's little chance of a giant shouting
"Fee Fi Fo Fum" and eating us on toast for breakfast.

adopt from Steve McConnell - Rapid Development - Taming Wild Software Schedules
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Set a web site to desktop background

we always set picture to desktop.It is boring to me. I don't know your idea about that. But try this. Not a big thing. Small html code. every thing is basic. No need of deep knowledge in html. After setting this web page. you can view website without using a browser. Think you can watch your facebook just press show desktop button or super+p. Here i use google to demonstrate it this. You can change your preferred website in to code which i given below. Here is the code.

<iframe src ="" width = "100%" height="100%">

type this in notepad and save it as "anyname.html" and select this website as your desktop background. After setting you will see your lovely desktop like this...

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