Using Remote Assistance in Windows XP

It’s late at night, and your computer is acting weird. What did you do wrong? Luckily, your co-worker’s kid across town just got Windows XP, and he’s already mastered it. But his parents won’t let him out at night. If only he could fix your computer for you. . . .

With Windows XP’s Remote Assistance, he can. If you turn on Remote Assistance, another person can log onto your computer and control it, just as if they were sitting in front of it. They can tweak your computer, setting up what needs to be done, and your computer will run as good as new. (At least, that’s the concept.)

To load Remote Assistant, click the Start button, choose Help and Support and choose Remote Assistance. Choose Invite Someone to Help You from the program’s screen, and send a message using Outlook Express or Microsoft MSN Messenger. The recipient accepts your request, and he or she sees your computer’s screen on their monitor. You two chat back and forth, typing messages, and the helpful soul moves around your mouse, clicking the right things, until the situation is fixed.

Expect to see it used by technical support staffs in the future.

Rename a Series of Files

When you download photos from your digital camera, they often have unrecognizable names. You can rename several similar files at once with the following procedure. This also works for renaming other types of files.

1.Open the My Pictures folder. (Click Start, and then click My Pictures.) Or open another folder containing files that you want to rename.
2.Select the files you want to rename. If the files you want are not adjacent in the file list, press and hold CTRL, and then click each item to select it.
3.On the File menu, click Rename.
4.Type the new name, and then press ENTER.

All of the files in the series will be named in sequence using the new name you type. For example, if you type Birthday, the first will be named Birthday and subsequent files in the series will be named Birthday (1), Birthday (2), and so on. To specify the starting number for the series, type the starting number in parentheses after the new file name. The files in the series will be numbered in sequence starting with the number you type. For example, if you type Birthday (10), the other files will be named Birthday (11), Birthday (12), and so on.

Aloneness is the First Lesson of Love

Without the other we don’t know who we are, we lose our identity. The other becomes a mirror and we can see our faces in it. Without the other we are suddenly thrown to ourselves.

We are greatly inconvenienced because we don’t know who we are when we are alone. With the other, things are clear, defined. We know the name, we know the form, we know the person — Hindu, Christian, Indian, American — there are some ways to define the other How to define yourself?

Deep down there is an abyss… undefinable emptiness. You start merging into that. It creates fear. You become frightened.

You want to rush towards the other. The other helps you to remain out. When there is nobody you are simply left with your emptiness.

Nobody wants to be alone. The greatest fear in the world is to be left alone. People do a thousand and one things just not to be left alone. You imitate your neighbours so you are just like them.

You lose your individuality, you lose your uniqueness, you just become imitators, because otherwise, you will be left alone.

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Eternal Way Of Life

Come December and the floodgates open The tide of memories sweeps me along When not so long ago, a dream came true Life was so perfect, a beautiful song.

An Angel appeared in the guise of my son A divine birthday gift from the Lord One day after Christmas I had been born History repeated itself by the Grace of God.

Many a time I had chided my Mother Why was I not born, a day before As the whole world would have celebrated my birthday With pomp and splendour and festivities galore.

The wheel of time churned and now it was my mother’s turn To gently rebuke me for this delay ‘You missed the great day, just like me We are but puppets, in God’s great life-play…’

God gives and then just takes away Some buds bloom, some fade away It takes a second to change your life Who can understand destiny’s charade.

A thought escapes from my memory bank And often fills my eyes with tears Remembering my son’s price-less words Who was wise beyond his toddler years.

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Useless Facts(Very Useful though)

One more forwarded email i found in my mail box liked to share with all ;).

01) It is impossible to lick your elbow.
02) A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
03) A shrimp’s heart is in their head.
04) A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
05) Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
06) Rats and horses can’t vomit.
07) If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib..
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
08) Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, .
two rats could have over million descendants.
09) Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
10) If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S..
citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
11) The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
12) Thirty-five percent of the people.
who use personal ads for dating are already married.
13) A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
14) Most lipstick contains fish scales.
15) Cat’s urine glows under a black-light.

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