Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Backup / Restore XP Activation

Backup / Restore XP Activation
When you activate Windows XP, Microsoft stores the data in the Windows Product Activation database files wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak in the folder %systemroot%\system32. If you change the motherboard or make significant hardware changes, XP will require you to reactive. But if you plan to reinstall XP on the same hardware, you can back up the activation status and then restore it after you reinstall and avoid the activation process. You can backup the Windows Product Activation database files to diskette.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Using Preloadr is absolutely free and does not require any registration. You will be redirected to log into your account at and then sent back to this platform where you can access all your images and upload new photos. Before sending the images to Flickr, you can modify them with several tools like cropping, sharpening, color correction and much more. Once you've optimized your photo you can specify details about the image and set tags, as you're used to do at Flickr. If you're a Flickr Pro user, you can edit an existing image and replace the current copy with the new version.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Apple Computer Nike + iPod Sport Kit

Nike iPod Sport Kit and compatible Nike ("Nike Plus") shoes are now in stores. Consisting of a small, red and white wireless 802.11 2.4 GHz sensor/transmitter and an all-white iPod nano receiver, the Sport Kit tracks a runner's performance and sends data to the nano for recording and synchronization with iTunes. In order for the kit to work, the sensor must be inserted into a pocket within the shoe.

Fujifilm Finepix F20, up to ISO 2000

Digital Photography Review announced new FinePix F20. It carries the same 6.3 megapixel SuperCCD chip found in the F30 providing it with impressive an high sensitivity of up to ISO 2000 at full resolution.


Thursday, July 6, 2006

Fireworks in San Jose

I went to downtown San Jose to watch fireworks with friends.