Saturday, March 28, 2009

Task Manager Without Tabs & Menus

Can't view the task manager with tabs and menus? Nothing to worry.

Just double-click the area as shown in the screenshot below.

Now, you can view the task manager with tabs and menus on it.

Additional Info: You may call Task Manager from Command Promt using 'taskmgr' command.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Avoid Virus From Spreading Through USB Drive

*** Don't get panic about the virus, try to avoid ***
• Virus & worms are easily spread by carrying it on a removable medium such as USB Drive, I-Pod, CD and Floppy.
• USB Drive is otherwise called as “Flash Drive”, ”Thumb Drive”, ”Memory stick”, ”External USB Hard Disk”.
• Even though we have very good Antivirus, new Viruses are one step ahead than Antivirus.
• We cannot restrict USB Drive, but we can avoid spreading of virus & worms through USB Drive.
• So we have to be little bit careful while working with USB Drive, some precautionary steps are follows.

Step 1:
• Don’t allow the USB Drive to Auto Play after plug in, cancel it.

Step 2:
• Go to My computer
• Devices with removable storage
• Do not double click the USB Drive
• Note the drive letter assigned to USB Drive as mentioned in the screen shot
• Here E:

Step 3:
• Go to --> Start --> Run -->Type E:

• Now you can view the contents of your USB Drive
• Copy the necessary files
• Repeat the process while using USB Drive
• Now your Laptop is free from viruses & worms
• It is a time consuming process, but no other way to avoid the virus

*** How to find USB drive affected with Virus? ***

• After inserted USB drive
• Enable Hidden files & folders
• The screen shot below shows the USB drive which is affected with virus

*** How to Enable Hidden files & folders? ***

• Goto Tools -->Folder options --> click view tab
• Under view tab goto --> Advanced settings --> Hidden files and folders
• Click radio button “show hidden files and folders”
• Remove check mark “Hide extension for known file types”
• “Hide protected operating system files”
• Click Apply, ok
• Below is the screen shot

After Enabled the hidden files you can view the virus in the USB drive.

*** What is inside the Autorun.inf? ***

Autorun.inf script:


NOTE: Script & exe files may vary


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gone Baby Gone

Not only did Ben Affleck have to sweat out making his directing debut by adapting a Dennis Lehane novel (Clint Eastwood already set the bar on Lehane's Mystic River), he also cast his brother Casey in the leading role. Nepotism would be the least of Affleck's problems if Gone Baby Gone flatlined onscreen. No worries. The brothers Affleck both emerge triumphant in this mesmerizing thriller. As Boston private detective Patrick Kenzie, taking on small-time cases with his girlfriend, Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan), Casey -- just off a standout turn gunning down Brad Pitt's Jesse James -- grabs his breakthrough role and runs with it. Patrick is so green that cops call him Harry Potter. And it doesn't take long to figure he's in over his head investigating the case of a missing four-year-old girl who has a crackhead mother (Amy Ryan is a sensation). Note to Oscar: Get Ryan on the nomination list pronto. Affleck and co-writer Aaron Stockard know that Lehane's novels are only mysteries on the surface. It's underneath that emotions simmer.

Affleck's first time at bat as a filmmaker is more than promising, it's strikingly assured, showing a keen eye for the exact moment when action defines character. With the help of camera master John Toll (Braveheart), he brings alive the Boston neighborhood (both Afflecks are natives) where cocaine, kidnapping, pedophilia and murder lurk in the everyday shadows. And he gets richly detailed work from an outstanding cast, slyly twisting the magisterial image of Morgan Freeman as a police captain and giving full vent to the explosive Ed Harris -- is this guy ever bad? -- playing another cop with something to hide. Gone Baby Gone is full of dark secrets, and how they unravel will keep you glued.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tribute to All Mothers

Theeyil Vizhuntha
Nilalinai Nijamum
Kaalayil Thinamum

Ammanaa Summa Illa

Note: Amma EndrazhaikkAtha

Curious Case of Benjamin Button

With a running time of almost three slow-going hours, the movie made me feel as though I'm aging forward... No wonder they won the award for make-up.

Gran Torino

Gran Torino, named after a solid, elegant, uber gorgeous and precious 1972 Ford guarded very closely by the protagonist. It is indeed a striking drama directed by the same man who played the lead role, Clint Eastwood.

Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) served his time in the military and paid his dues at the auto plant. This retired autoworker alienated by his ignorant, oafish grown sons and their selfish children. He just want to spend his days as a widower in peace with 'Daisy' (his dog), the only companion he has.

If you think Walt is just another sweet, happy and loveable old man, then you are wrong. Simply put, he is a bitter, cantankerous and crusty man who thinks peopls stink. He's obnoxiously rude to a baby-faced Catholic priest (Christopher Carley) who, fulfilling the dying request of Walt's late wife, urges Walt to go to confession.

He certailnly against a world that's changed and won't change back no matter how hard he glares. Change has certainly come to his run-down Detroit neighborhood. A fatherless, multigenerational Hmong family moved into his blue-collar Detroit suburb. The family includes a quick-witted daughter, Sue(Ahney Her) and an uneasy younger teenage son Thao (Bee Vang). He hates them to the core and often adresses them as "eggroll," "fish-head" and "Charlie Chans".

Walt's worst nightmare comes true one evening when Thao tries to boost the old man's vintage Gran Torino. To be specific, he was forced to do so as part of a gang (local Hmong gangbangers) initiation. Walt catches Thao in the act who is considered bringing shame to the family.

Walt then, met Sue and the rest of her family in the neighborhood. Being a lonely old man in a traditional American way, he began to feel the contrast. His neighbourhood filled with people who spoke some weird Asian language gather most of the times with family members cared for their elderly. What a contarst indeed!

Thao's try-to-steal attempt was somehow comes to the knowledge of his sister and mom. They pressures him to work for Walt to pay off the debt. So, at the instigation of his sister Sue and his mom, too, Thao begins working for Walt. He did not only atone for his attempt, he also found a role model and a father figure who would go to great lengths to teach him and initiate him in the ways of men.

This odd-pair develops a relatioship eventually, during Thao's paying-off-debt process, to be specific. Thao accepts more responsibility and Walt grows less intolerant. The old man who was once hate the current set of teenagers starts to look atleast Thou and his sister in a different perspective altogether. The plot grows as Walt tries to find Thao a job, lending him his tool kits and molding him to be a fine man.

Everything is smooth until the Hmong gang hurt Sue. It is to revenge Walt (and Thou who struggles to steer clear of them since the beginning) who warned and beat one of the gang members to leave Thao alone.

In the end, Thao becomes the redemption of Walt. He willingly lays down his life so the gang members who hurt Sue and Thao could be arrested by the police.

¤¤¤ Great Points ¤¤¤

The movie's plot is simply superb. To tell the truth, I couldn't predict what Walt would do at the end eventhough he was shown buying coat and haircut. He even went to confession! When he planned and calculated his plans so well,I thought he will finish off the Hmong gangbangers with his weapon. Unfortunately, no. That was not the climax.
He attacked the gang's household with his cigarette and the lighter he had since 1951.The peak of this movie really touching and powerful. At first I thought it was going to be a drama, Well, it was. But, it was more than that. Walt became more amiable and likable enough towards the end of the movie.

¤¤¤ Bad Points ¤¤¤

It is, decidedly, was about Clint Eastwood and the way he carried his role with perfection. I would say his potrayal overshadowed the rest of the cast. Without Eastwood this film would be nothing more than a manipulative Lifetime channel made-for-TV movie, but his involvement elevates it - somewhat. I think acting of the rest of the cast in the story were not up to standards. They could make use of additional acting workshops. (That’s rather harsh, I know.)
Besides, the dialogues come with swearing words more often is undoubtfully not suitable for children.

¤¤¤ On the whole ¤¤¤

Gran Torino aims and hits its target pretty darn well. If you ask me, I’ll tell you to watch it! Gran Torino is definately worth your money and your time.

My Rating: * * * *

Red Cliff 2

The movie unfolds with a rather helpful and stylishly executed recap of the events of part one. Then, we are thrown immediately back into the thick of the action. The story progress as each troop planning to bring down the other by ancient war tactics.
Arrows, typhoid, fish oil, wind etc etc played very big role. Gripping stunt sequences with fantastic back drop and music wil keep one glued to the seat wondering what would happen next.
John Woo deserves a pat.

"RED CLIFF 2 smashes past Chinese B.O. milestone." - Variety Asia Online


Clint Eastwood’s mastery as a director, established over the past decade and a half with Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima, and others, continues with Changeling, a 2008 offering based on a shocking but all-too-true story about child abduction and police corruption in 1920s Los Angeles.

Sat on the edge of my seat... and cried for Christine Collins and what she had gone through. After seeing many movies this year, this is no doubt an Oscar winner, both for "Best Picture" and "Best Actress". Angelina Jolie was superb! Only a mother, could have played this part and she was amazing. She really captured how a mother might feel in such a devastating situation. I will keep my fingers crossed for her.

It is nothing short of enthralling. Clint Eastwood is the master storyteller of our time. Additionally, he's unique in that his movies always offer more in terms of unexpected plot twists. He leaves the moviegoer with the feeling they've watched MORE than just one film. His films are multi-layered. "Million Dollar Baby" turned out to be a different movie than most people thought it would be at face value. Likewise, "Changeling" falls into the same category.

Thank you, Clint, for bringing this gruesomely fascinating case to life. It's as complex as the Black Dahlia ever was. Powerful stuff.

<- Otherwood ->

Chinese/Korean/Japanese Movies I watched this year (2009)

  • Shinjuku Incident

  • Ong Bak 2

  • Red Cliff 2

  • Ip Man
  • <- Kollywood ->

    Thamizh Movies I watched this year (2009)

  • KandEn KAthalai

  • Muthal ThEthi (Old Movie)

  • Peranmai

  • Vaalmiki

  • Pokkisham

  • Unnai Pol Oruvan

  • Eeram

  • Malai Malai

  • Vamanan

  • Achamundu Achamundu

  • NAdOdigaL

  • Kungguma Poovum Konjum PurAvum

  • Pasangga

  • Sarwam

  • Guru En Aalu

  • Yaavarum Nalam

  • Pattalam

  • Poo

  • Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu

  • 4777

  • Laadam

  • BommalAttam
  • <- Bollywood ->

    Hindi Movies I watched this year (2009)

  • 3 Idiots

  • Paa

  • Life Partner

  • London Dreams

  • Wake Up Sid!

  • What's Your Rashee?

  • New York

  • Daddy Cool

  • Kaminey

  • Dev D

  • Love Aaj Kaal

  • Ek Chalis Ki Last Local

  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

  • Lucky By Chance

  • Kambakth Ishq

  • Slumdog Millionaire

  • Shoot On Sight

  • Ghajini

  • Billu Barber

  • Delhi 6

  • Dasvidaniya

  • Dostana

  • Mumbai Meri Jaan

  • A Wednesday

  • Jaane Tu ya JaanE Na
  • <- Hollywood ->

    English Movies I watched this year (2009)

  • Avatar (Normal Print & 3D)

  • Couples' Retreat

  • Zombieland

  • Twilight - New Moon

  • Love Happens

  • I Love You, Man

  • The Management

  • Push

  • Inglorious Basterds

  • Time Traveller's Wife

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (normal print)

  • Law Abiding Citizen

  • Whiteout

  • Surrogates

  • Hangover

  • A Perfect Getaway

  • Sorority Row

  • Labor Pains

  • Aliens In The Attic

  • The Taking of Pelhem 123

  • Jumper

  • P2

  • The Ugly Truth

  • Gamer

  • Imagine That

  • Final Destination 4

  • Up (3D)

  • I love you Beth Cooper

  • G.I.Joe

  • Aliens In The Attic

  • Public Enemies

  • Ice Age

  • Transformers 2

  • 17 Again

  • Drag Me To Hell

  • State of Play

  • Terminator 4

  • Angels & Demons

  • My Bloody Valentine

  • Eagle Eye

  • X-Men Origins

  • Star Trek

  • Sweeney Todd

  • Knowing

  • The international

  • Australia

  • Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans

  • Inkheart

  • Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li

  • Watchmen

  • Punisher

  • Bangkok Dangerous

  • Gran Torino

  • City of Amber

  • Race to Witch Mountain

  • Seven Pounds

  • Curious case of benjamin Button

  • Changeling

  • Revolutionary Road

  • The day the earth stood still

  • Outlander

  • Gone Baby Gone