Useful Google Talk Bots That You Must Add as Friend

Useful Google Talk Bots That You Must Add as Frnd
Here are the eleven most useful ‘bots’ that transform Google Talk into a more useful program:

feeds 1. imfeeds@gmail.com – Add this IM Feeds bot as your Google Talk buddy and you’ll be able to read any blog or website that syndicates content via RSS feeds.

To subscribe to a website in GTalk, simply send a new IM message that says “sub xxx.com” where xxx.com is the site address that you want to read inside Google Talk.

2. friendfeed@bot.im – This secret bot lets you post to FriendFeed from Google Talk. You may submit either hyperlinks or text messages.

3. imified@imified.com – This imified bot turns Google Talk into a real powerhouse.

imifiedYou can post bookmarks to delicious, send messages to Twitter, submit blog entries to WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger, manage events in Google Calendar, shorten long URLs, run whois and so on.

4. inezhabot@gmail.com – Like IM Feeds, iNezha bot helps you read feeds inside Google Talk but this is slightly more versatile. For instance, you can simply say “digg” and it will show a list of all feeds that match that search term so you don’t have to type (or copy-paste) feed addresses.

5. Translation – This is a free service from Google that helps you translate words from a foreign language into your native language. Just add the relevant bot (e.g. hi2en@bot.talk.google.com for Hindi to English or en2hi@bot.talk.google.com for English to Hindi) as your buddy, send him a message and it will get translated instantly.

6. Use Google Talk with Twitter – Invite twitter@twitter.com to become your friend in Google Talk and verify your account. Now whenever you IM this new friend, the message will automatically publish on your twitter account.

7. Set Task Reminders – If you need to remember something important, Google Talk can send you reminders for that event.

Just add timer to your Twitter friend’s list and then add twitter@twitter.com to your buddy list in Gtalk. Now if you want to get a reminder after 50 minutes, send a direct message to twitter like “d timer 50 pick kids from school” and a reminder will automatically pop up in your Google Talk after 50 minutes.

8. Transliteration – If you want to chat in your mother tongue (like Hindi or Tamil) but feel more comfortable using the English keyboard, Google Transliteration bot will come in handy.

9. Xpenser – With xpenser, you can record travel expenses via email, SMS or even Google talk. Add xpenserbot@gmail.com as your buddy and send a message like “lunch 33.2 with Bill Gates” and that will be added as an expense to your online spreadsheet that can be accessed from anywhere.

10. Ping.fm – Like Imified, ping.fm is one of the most useful Google bots out there especially if you are a social networking or micro-blogging addict.

Add pingdotfm@gmail.com to Gtalk and you can communicate with twitter, jaiku, wordpress, identi.ca, facebook, myspace, bebo, friendfeed, linkedin, tumblr, plaxo, friendster, delicious and more.

11. Meshly – Add meshly@gmail.com as your friend and you’ll be able to post web link to your Meshly account via Google Talk. You can also add tags, categories and description to your hyperlink via Gtalk itself.

This post was posted by Rishabh in OUG

How to move a half-finished download in uTorrent

If you download a lot of software, movies, and other illegal stuff from uTorrent, you might have run into this problem once or twice: you start a huge download, let’s say 24 Seasons 1 through 5, which is a whopping 60GB and you know it’s going to take at least two weeks to fully download.

In the meantime, you install other software on your computer and realize that you are running out of space on your main drive! Now what? Should you just not doing anything for two weeks and wait for the download to finish and then move it? Or do you want to delete what you already downloaded and start over at another location?

Heck no! You can actually move a uTorrent download in the middle of a download by following the steps below. And yes, I figured this out because I was downloading something huge!

Step 1: First of all, in order to change the download location of a uTorrent download in the middle of a download, you have to stop the download, otherwise it’ll give you an error that the files are in use.

So right-click on the entry and choose Stop:

move utorrent download

Step 2: Ok, so now that it is stopped, we can tell uTorrent a new location for where we want it to continue download the torrent. To do this, right-click and choose Advanced and then choose Set Download Location.

Go ahead and navigate to the new download location and click Save (do not change the file name).

change utorrent download location

Step 3: Now that the new location is set, you need to physically move the half-downloaded files from the old location to the new location that you just set in uTorrent.

Note that you can keep uTorrent open when moving the files because the torrent is Stopped and therefore not accessing the files. If the download consisted of a folder, make sure to move the entire folder, otherwise just move the single file.

Step 4: Now that the files have been moved, you need to start up the download again. uTorrent will recognize that the files are now in this new directory and will verify the files by scanning them.

So right-click and choose Start and then wait a few minutes while it verifies how much has already been downloaded:

move utorrent download location

Under Status, it should say Checked and then the percentage. If you have a very large download, it may take a little while, but it is NOT re-downloading the content. After that it will say Queued and then will go to Downloading status.

That’s it! So now your uTorrent download has been moved to a new location and is downloading at the new location. Enjoy!

How to see Rapidshare Folders by Users

You might have seen links like

rapidshare.com/users/KSKQ1F

where a collection of files can be seen. But the question is that how to find such links? Well google will help you in this 🙂

But how?

Use following keywords in google to see all rapidshare folders available on internet
site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “*”
site:rapidshare.de inurl:users “*”
site:rapidshare.com inurl:files “*”
site:rapidshare.de inurl:files “*”
site:rapidshare.com inurl:users (pass|password)
site:rapidshare.de inurl:users (pass|password)
Suppose u need some info on hacking.Then u can try following keywords to see all rapidshare folders having any hacking related thing in it
site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “hack”
site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “hacking”

And get you desired file/folder whatever you need. No need of any rapidshare search engine. Google will do everything for you 🙂

Thanks for reading my post. Stay tuned for updates. More to come

Send Ad Free SMS with your own Name as sender

Today, I got to know about a great service which lets you to Send Free SMS over 10 countries<. You don’t need to sign up. Your SMS will arrive guaranteed and there are no annoying ads also. The message can have upto 160 characters.
Homepage: my-cool-sms.com
Cool Features:

  • Free SMS
  • No sign up required
  • Messaging to 10 countries, including India
  • Ad free messaging
  • Display your own number in the sender
  • Secured by Captcha

Tor: anonymity online [an excellent tool to defend your identity on net]

Countries such as China, Saudi Arabia etc. routinely block many websites. Interestingly entire blogger.com and similar blog sites were banned in India not long ago. So it is no wonder that many of us are looking for ways to access blocked websites.

Tor is an excellent software project that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world use Tor for a wide variety of reasons: journalists and bloggers, human rights workers, law enforcement officers, soldiers, corporations, citizens of repressive regimes, and just ordinary citizens.

Overview

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they’re in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they’re working with that organization.

Groups such as Indymedia recommend Tor for safeguarding their members’ online privacy and security. Activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recommend Tor as a mechanism for maintaining civil liberties online. Corporations use Tor as a safe way to conduct competitive analysis, and to protect sensitive procurement patterns from eavesdroppers. They also use it to replace traditional VPNs, which reveal the exact amount and timing of communication. Which locations have employees working late? Which locations have employees consulting job-hunting websites? Which research divisions are communicating with the company’s patent lawyers?

A branch of the U.S. Navy uses Tor for open source intelligence gathering, and one of its teams used Tor while deployed in the Middle East recently. Law enforcement uses Tor for visiting or surveilling web sites without leaving government IP addresses in their web logs, and for security during sting operations.

The variety of people who use Tor is actually part of what makes it so secure. Tor hides you among the other users on the network, so the more populous and diverse the user base for Tor is, the more your anonymity will be protected.

You may download TOR from it’s official site

http://www.torproject.org/easy-download.html.en

How to save mp3 files from esnips.com

Hallo techians..

i think all of us are aware of esnips.com and its huge content. Its a good file hosting site where you may store your data FREE :)
Till few days back it was providing facility to download mp3 files
stored there but due to recent DMCA complains they have adopted a new
policy for users in which they are providing streaming of songs but not
providing download facility.

esnips

As you may see in the screenshot even if i have installed internet
download manager which facilitates the users to download even if any
flash content is there on the page. But still you cannot use to to
download the mp3 from this site now :(

Not to worry. By using a simple logic i found the way. Whatever
files are there on the page its actually stored in the browser’s cache.
Bingo!! this was the key..

All you need to find the cache folder. Linke am using firefox
browser in which its easiest to find. Just type the following in the
address bar

About:config

you can see the path of the cache folder

cache

Just see the path of the cache folder here.

locate it.  and sort the files there in “date modified” and u may see few files in mb which are almost on top

cache2 All you need need to copy this file to some other location and rename it to anyname.mp3

Done!! So simple it was.

Change default font in Word 2007

Up to Office 2007, the default font in Word was Times Roman Numeral and most people had gotten pretty used to that. In Word 2007, Microsoft decided to get fancy and change the font to a smoother and curvier Calibri.

I have to admit it does look nice, but that’s not necessarily what you want if you’re writing term papers in college or your final thesis. Then you have to follow MLA standards, etc. So here’s how you can change the default font in Word so that you don’t have to change it manually every time your start up the program.
Change default font in Word

Open Word and make sure you are on the Home ribbon. You should see the Font section second from the far left. Now click on the small arrow at the bottom right of that box.

This will bring up the full font configuration dialog box. Here you can change any of the settings associated with a particular font, including the character spacing and effects.

At the bottom, you’ll see the button Default. You can change the font, font style, size and other effects to your desired settings and then press the Default button to set those options as the default to be used whenever you start a new document.

You’ll get the following message when you press the button:

Changing any default setting in Word is simply saving those changes in the NORMAL template, a special Word file that is used as the base (skeleton) for all new documents. That’s all you have to do! Enjoy!

Set Multiple Home Pages In Firefox

Did you people ever wish to set-up multiple home pages in Firefox ?

you can easily do it without using any third party addon.

Suppose you would like to set Orkut, Google and techian.com as your homepages. Then try this tweak in Firefox to set multiple homepages. It can be done as:

  • Goto Tools>Options>Main
  • In the When Firefox starts drop down menu choose Show my home page
  • In Home page give your homepages separated by a | (pipe symbol)

Example: http://www.google.com|http://www.orkut.com|http://techian.com

  • Click OK

Now next time when you start Firefox all of your three home pages will be displayed simultaneously.