Do Away With Windows Restart by Cleaning Exiting Explorer.exe

I have been installing quite a lot of softwares and many of those want me to restart the computer so that their changes are applied to the PC.

While browsing my feeds I came across a cool unrelated tip by DailyApps which talked about restarting the Explorer.exe cleanly, in that I saw another cool tip which could allow you to also do away with the boring restart every application demands.

I keep trying variety of registry tricks everyday, and install and uninstall numerous applications that demand a restart whenever I install them. To get away with boring restart process I normally kill Explorer.exe from the task manager and wait for it to restart automagically.

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How to customize the fonts used in Winamp

I recently switched to Winamp, thanks to a friend’s recommendation. One thing that’s been keeping me away from this player is the fact that it looks ugly (well, atleast to my eyes). There are lots of skins, I know, but they aren’t professional looking.

But I really loved Winamp because it’s very customizable. I tried a few skins. They are pretty, except for the fonts displayed. The default fonts and fonts sizes used in Winamp aren’t that good, and most of the time are really annoying and unreadable.

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Create strong passwords that you can remember

I was reading a nice post on Lifehack.org about creating strong passwords. The suggestion as always was great but I decided to share a little trick to create passwords that you can easily remember and are also strong.

The key is to substitute alphabets with either numbers or symbols while you mix cases.

A little example where I want to have a password “simple” which is easy to remember and guess too but to make it a little difficult I will substitute the characters in the phrase with numbers and mix cases.

In the word “simple” the character ‘i’ looks like the number 1 and character ‘e’ looks like the number 3, so my simple password becomes s1mPl3. In the above combination I capitalized the 4th alphabet which was a result of the numbers I used in the password; 1 + 3 = 4. Creating such type of passwords are pretty hard to guess and brute force.

This is just a simple algorithm I used to create a strong password that is very hard to crack, even though the password is still “simple” to you it may pretty hard for others to figure out.

The best way is to assign the numbers to the characters randomly and use some logic to capitalize the characters randomly. The replacement of numbers with characters in the above example is just one of the thousands you can choose and create.

Hope you liked this small trick? Do let me know in your comments of whether this is something that will help you create stronger passwords.