29 May 2009


Dandruff is another common and annoying hair ailment which hairdresser and stylists agree is the most common hair problem of all. Truth to be told, poor hygiene and dirty hair aren’t the only culprits that cause dandruff. Dandruff is due to the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. It is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, however some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Dandruff is actually caused by yeast that leaves in the scalp. Weather changes can also bring on dandruff. In any event, most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with therapeutic shampoos. Here are some easy-to-follow home made anti dandruff preparations which help us get rid of dandruff.

Anti-dandruff egg treatment

Take the egg white of a single egg and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Beat the egg white and mix the lemon juice into it. Apply to your hair and leave to sit for an hour before shampooing and rinsing your hair.

Anti-dandruff vinegar treatment

Take two tablespoons of vinegar and half a bucket of water. After shampooing your hair, apply the mixture of vinegar and water onto your hair and gently rinse. The downside is the vinegar will leave a smell on your hair until your next rinse, but many people swear by its power.


27 May 2009

How to display the hidden settings of Nokia mobiles?

Below are the secret codes of nokia mobile phones and will work on most of the latest nokia mobile sets. You can display the hidden information of mobile sets and troubleshoot the routine problems using these codes.

Follow the list of latest nokia codes list:

Code ----------->>> Action
To restore the factory settings of mobile set

To verify the set Manufacturing date

To stop the sim clock

Use to delete the operator logo

Use to reset game scores and phone timers

Use to display the mobile software version

To display the IMEI Number of the mobile

To display the mobile warranty related settings (Serial no, Made,
Purchasing date, Repaired date, Life time).

To display the Production serial number

Use to display Bluetooth MAC address

Use to display the mobile software version

If you are using Vodafone then this code will help you show the last call detail

To display the mobile security code

Apply to resets the set default security code

To verify the call waiting status

To verify the Bluetooth information

To format the mobile phone memory

To delete the GPRS AND EMAIL settings

To display the lock status of mobile set

To display the lock status of your SIM


26 May 2009

Recycle as Much as You Want

You can increase and decrease the size of the Recycle Bin. There are some size limitations with Recycle Bin size, its default size is equivalent to 10 percent of the drive size. But if you delete a larger size file accidentally, you can retrieve this file from Recycle Bin that is why you should set the maximum storage size of the Recycle Bin.

* First Right click on the Recycle Bin icon on the Desktop of your computer then go to Properties.

* Adjust the slider bar in the center of the screen from 10% to maximum size as you want.

* Then click OK button to save your new sitting and exit the Recycle Bin Properties Window.

* After change reboot your computer to have Windows fully initiate the necessary changes to your system.


25 May 2009

Danlugan Falls

Danlugan Falls, San Isidro, Davao Oriental


Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing can be an exhilarating, rewarding and life changing experience. Although climbing a mountain can be one of life's greatest accomplishments, it is more than panoramic views, the satisfaction of reaching the summit, or a true wilderness experience. Mountain climbing is a great challenge that involves risk, danger, and hardship. Mountain climbing is not for everyone, although some can find it irresistible, as well as frustrating and sometimes even deadly. There are qualities to mountain climbing that bring inspiration and joy in a pursuit that is more than a pastime or a sport; it is a passion and sometimes a compulsion. A distant view of a mountain may speak of adventure, but the mountains only hint at the joys and hardship that await the climber. Climbing a mountain takes much preparation, knowledge and skill. The mountain climbing environment is indifferent to human needs and not everyone is willing to pay the price or able to survive the hardship in exchange for the physical and spiritual rewards the experience can provide.

Although there is a lot of planning and preparation in climbing a mountain, the rewards are priceless. Reaching the top of a mountain can be one of the most amazing and inspirational experiences one might accomplish. All of the hard work along the journey can be truly rewarding. For many, climbing becomes addictive. After the first climb and all the glory that comes with it, many seek higher mountains and bigger challenges, hence larger rewards and more satisfaction. Climbing a mountain is no easy task, however, it is an adventure worth seeking.


20 May 2009

Wireless Printer Benefits

Having a wireless network printer has several benefits. There is the obvious benefit of not needing wires to connect to the printer. While it is possible to share a printer via a network connection, having a wireless printer connection adds flexibility to the network. In a traditional computer sharing the printer, the host computer for the printer would need to be turned on in order to use the printer. You do not have this restriction with a wireless network printer


19 May 2009

Mind Your Mobile Manners

The mobile industry wants as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of mobile telecommunications and encourages individuals to use their mobile phones in a responsible manner and to be considerate and aware of situations where using their mobile phone might annoy others.

1. When in doubt, always go out
When possible go outside or to another room to make your call if your call might disturb others. Also, features such as text messaging answering services, call diversion and vibration alert can be used to receive important calls without disturbing others.

2. If you can't turn it off, use silent mode
If you need to keep your phone on for important calls, then turn it to silent or vibrate mode. It's the ring of a mobile phone in inappropriate places and times such as at the tennis or in restaurants which annoys people the most.

3. When required turn your phone off and check it's off
There are some places where people should never talk on a mobile phone or send text messages and where the ringing of a mobile phone or message alert is considered highly unacceptable, such as: movies, stage shows, weddings, funerals, concerts, speeches, classrooms and lectures. In these cases, turn your phone off and remember to check it�s off before you enter the venue. You can always check your voicemail, text messages or your answering service afterwards.

4. Keep your conversations private
People�s sense of personal space varies in each situation. Making a call in a busy pub may be okay, but talking loudly in a confined space like a lift or on a train tends to infringe on others personal space. Be aware of where you are and who you are with and what others are doing before deciding to make or accept a call. In some situations it might be better to send a text message.

5. Speak softly
Mobile phones have very sensitive microphones that can pick even the softest voice, so there is no need to shout. If you are having trouble hearing the other caller, check that you have the volume on your phone set high enough.

6. You don't always have to answer- use your messaging service
It's a natural reflex to answer your phone if it rings, however, if you forget to put your phone on silent or vibrate mode and it rings at an inappropriate moment, send the call to voice mail or your answering service (usually by pressing the hang-up key).

7. Talk to the one you're with
If you receive a call during a conversation, send the call to your voicemail or answering service. Your first priority should be to the person you are with. However, if you are expecting an important call let the person you're with know before the call arrives and excuse yourself before accepting the call.

8. Don't send inappropriate messages
Messaging is a great way to communicate, but don't send offensive or threatening text, voice, picture or any other sort of message, because it is a criminal offence to use a mobile phone to menace or harass someone. Also receivers can save messages and easily identify you as the sender.

9. Respect others' privacy when using in-phone cameras
In-phone cameras shouldn't be used anywhere a normal camera would be considered inappropriate, such as in change rooms or toilets. You should ask for permission before you take someone's picture. Also bear in mind that some venues do not allow the use of cameras and may refuse entry to anyone with one.

10. Ban the ring: not the phone
Wherever conversations are normally acceptable, venues can help by asking people to turn their phones to silent or vibrate mode rather than turning it off. This approach will help with compliance, especially for people who need their phone for important calls. Venues can also assist by reminding people to set their phones to silent mode, before they enter.


18 May 2009

How to move your mouse cursor without mouse?

You can control your mouse pointer with keyboard keys in all windows versions. When your mouse stops working, you can enable this keyboard feature to complete your important work.

This keyboard mouse can performs all tasks same like a normal mouse.

Follow the given steps to activate the keyboard mouse:

To edit this feature, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

To activate this feature, press Alt+Shift+NumLock keys at once and you will receive a small MouseKey box.

To keep MouseKeys on, click on Ok button or click on cancel button to cancel MouseKeys box.

Click on Settings button, if you want to adjust the mouse cursor detail settings.

Here a new dialog box will appear with the title “Settings for MouseKeys", now you can manage all mouse settings for example mouse cursor speed, acceleration and some other features.

Now using Numeric keypad, you can move your mouse pointer. The controls are:

* 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9 keys are used to move the mouse cursor into different directions.
* Key 5 is used as mouse click button.
* Insert key used to hold down mouse button.
* + Sign used to double click on any object.
* Delete button used to release the mouse.
* Click on NumLock button to disable this keyboard mouse feature.


16 May 2009

Taking Digital Pictures

One of the major differences between average photographers and professionals is that the pros spend a lot of time thinking about composition while amateur’s just point and shoot.

I am trying to learn how to take pictures using my digital camera and my sony ericsson phone. I don't know how to compose my shot before. I learned that composition is important because it helps set the mood for the shot and tells a story. It can also be used to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. If you keep composition in mind whenever you look into your viewfinder, it will eventually become second nature to you.

The pictures below are the photos I took at Mayo Bay Park and Beach Resort in Mati, Davao Oriental yesterday. I am hopeful to move out of the amateur ranks and turn to pro in photography :)


14 May 2009

Get the Latest Polyphonic Ring Tones

* Mobile Music Polyphonic is a polyphonic ringtone composition software. Convert midi to mmf (*.mmf), to sp midi (nokia ringtone) and mp3 to ringtone. Wave to mmf, wav to mmf, mp3 to mmf, mp3 to amr, wave to AMR, wav to AMR, mp3 to AMR, amr to wave, amr to mp3, amr to wav, mp3/wave/amr to awb,and mp3 to wave. Convert between mp3, wave, amr, awb format. Convert mp3/wave/amr/awb to mmf.

* MP3/WAV/CD to MIDI Converter is a WAV to MIDI, MP3 to MIDI, CD to MIDI converter transcribes prerecorded polyphonic music. Compose MIDI music by singing or playing your instrument into a microphone.

* Mobile Music is a monophonic ringtone composition and convertion software. It can import rtttl ( nokia ringtone ), midi, imelody format and export midi, rtttl ( nokia ringtone ), imelody, emelody and key press base sequence ringtone format.


13 May 2009

How to display the top secret of Sony Ericsson mobile phones?

I am a Sony Ericsson Phone user for a long time. I never knew there are secret codes in the Sony Ericsson mobile phones. These codes will work on most of the latest Sony Ericsson mobile sets. You can display the hidden information of mobile sets and then troubleshoot the routine problems using these codes.

Sony Ericsson Useful Secret Codes

Code -----------------------Action

- To display the last dial number

- To display the IMEI Number of the mobile

-> * <- <- * <- *
Use to display the secret menu of Sony mobile

Use to display the information about mobile network

Use to reset Sony Ericsson mobile default language

Use to display the mobile software version

Use to reset Sony Ericsson mobile default theme

To display the SIM Number of the mobile

You can access you mobile settings without SIM card

Use to reset Sony Ericsson mobile English menu

904060 + >
Use to reset mobile phone settings

904093 + menu
Use to display the CDMA Mode

On/off button
Press and release quickly on/off button to verify the battery status.

> * > (>);
To display the text contained in the phone


12 May 2009

How to change the default location of program installation?

You might want to change the location of your system default folder (C:\Program Files) from C drive to another system drives (D or E drive). By default software setup will attempt to install program in C:\Program Files directory. It is good practice to make the backup of the installed programs, if you installed all your programs in other than C drive. If you have little knowledge about editing windows registry then you can configure your computer for this purpose.

Follow the given steps to configure windows registry:

First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

Here locate the location to:

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
Here in right side panel, double click on ProgramFileDir and here its default value is
C:\Program Files.

Now modify the value to any other drive (for example D:\Program Files).

Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.


11 May 2009

Danger Signs To Watch Out For

"Ninety percent of people who die by suicide suffer from a treatable psychiatric disorder, most often depression," says Paula Clayton, MD, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Here's how to recognize the symptoms of serious depression - either in yourself or in someone you know - before it's too late.

In Yourself

Something feels wrong: You're less happy, less motivated, and less you than you used to be.

High anxiety: You are constantly stressed, wake up frequently during the night, and feel worse in the morning. This goes on for weeks or months at a time.

Sleep problems: Nearly everyone has trouble sleeping at some point. But if you used to snooze well and now you can't get through the night or conversely, if you sleep all day and can't drag yourself out of bed, it could be depression, especially if you have some other symptoms as well.

Apathy: You have lost interest in things you used to love, like food, fashion, or sex.

Suicidal obsession: You are preoccupied with death or suicide stories or contemplate, in detail, how you'd kill yourself.

How To Get Help

- Tell someone immediately - a parent, a friend, anyone you trust.
- Contact your doctor, who can refer you to a psychiatrist.
- If you're in college, try the campus health center or counseling service.
- Or, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline in the Philippines - the Crisis Line is free and confidentiality is guaranteed - at (02)893-7606 and 893-7603.

In Someone Else

You notice some of the symptoms listed above; also keep an ey out for sign like these.

Booze and drug binges: Your two-beer-a-week pal is suddenly downing a bottle of wine a night.

Slobbiness: A decline in grooming - such as looking like she hasn't seen a hair brush in weeks - is a danger sign.

Resignation: Comments like "Why bother living?" or "Nobody cares about me" or "There's no point in going to work. My life is crap!" can be cries for help.

Absences: Repeatedly not showing up to work or class, or signals like dropping off the social scene can be cause for alarm.

Hypotheticals: It's one thing to talk about suicide in the abstract. But, mentioning a specific suicidal plan - "I'd take five sleeping pills and jump off a bridge or a building" - is a huge red flag.

How to Get Help
-Tell your friend you're worried about her. If she does admit to having suicidal feelings...
- ... take her to the ER if suicide seems immenent.
- If it's not urgent, help her make an appointment with a doctor, a couselor or therapist.
- If she refuses, call her family or a suicide- prevention hotline.

Source: Cosmopolitan Magazine, April 2009


Tibanga River Pool

I spent my weekend with my family at Tibanga River Pool, San Isidro, Davao Oriental. It was such a great week end to spend time with nature. It is located at Sitio Panganan, Barangay Maputi. It is about 15 kilometers away from the poblacion of San Isidro. I enjoyed swimming and the coolness of the water.


07 May 2009

How to manage the compatibility issues of Office 2007 to earlier office versions?

By default all Microsoft Office 2007 applications use the different files extensions than the earlier versions. All earlier Office applications used the file extensions as .doc, .xls and .ppt for Word, Excel and PowerPoint respectively, but now Office 2007 applications uses the .docx, xlsx and .pptx file extensions for Word, Excel and PowerPoint respectively. These all new file extensions are not compatible with all previous versions of Office applications, that is why Office 2002 and Office 2003 applications cannot open and read the .docx, xlsx and .pptx file extensions.

However, you have an option in Office 2007 to save the files with in older files extensions, But if you are frequently using the older versions of the file and also if the files created by you are to be shared on other computers which have earlier versions of Office, you may want to save all your new documents in the older format, but that would create duplicate files.

There is better option in Office 2007 applications to change the default saving file format to the older format and then the new file format in Office 2007 will be changed to .doc, .xls and .ppt for Word, Excel and PowerPoint respectively.

Follow the given steps to set the default older file format for Word 2007:

First click on Start button, go to Program then click on Microsoft Word 2007 to run the word application.

Now click on File menu in the top left corner then click on Word Options button to change the default word options.

In the left side panel, click on Save option, and now "Customized how documents are saved" option will appear in right side panel.

Here find the "Save File in this format" option and click on drop down box to select the different format. Now you will find many options here, select the Word 97-2003 Document (*doc) option.

Now click on Ok button to save the settings and all new Word files will be created in the format you set as default.


05 May 2009

Lupon Vocational HS Website Nominated as SSP Website of the Month

Every month, a school website hosted by the Smart Schools Program will be named “SSP Website of the Month” and will be featured in the SSP website.

The “SSP Website of the Month” Competition is the Smart Schools Program (SSP) website’s rewards and recognition program for the SSP-hosted websites.

The competition is open to all SSP partner high schools with official school website hosted by SSP. The school website must be owned, developed, and maintained by the school.

Lupon Vocational High School is one of the schools nominated websites for the month of April. Please vote at this link.


How to set security on your Recycle Bin Properties?

It is very useful to manage the security of Recycle Bin properties because by default everyone can change the recycle bin settings using windows default rights. If you want to restrict your users to modify these settings, simply edit the "Permissions for BitBucket" and set the read only rights for all users. Using windows registry editor you can set the Recycle Bin rights for all user.

The best technique to edit the windows registry, always backup the whole windows registry keys on backup drive before editing. Because any mistake in Registry can cause serious problem in your computer to run properly.

Follow the given steps to edit computer registry for Recycle Bin properties:

To enable this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.
Here locate the location to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\BitBucket
Here in left side panel, right click on "BitBucket" keys and click on Permissions option
Now "Permissions for Bitbucket" dialog box will appear to manage the user's rights.

Here select the user name or group "Everyone" from the list under the "Group or user names" category and then allow read only permissions for selected user under the "Permissions for everyone" section.

Now click on Apply button to save these settings and again click on Ok button to finish the process.

Close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

To verify these sittings, simply right click on Recycle bin and go to "Properties" dialog box and any changes here will give you a message "You do not have permission to modify the settings for the Recycle Bin".


04 May 2009

I Made It!

I finally got my National Certificiation Level II in PC Hardware Servicing last April 30, 2009 after a 5-day training at Tagum National Trade School, Tagum City together with the Top 3 Regional ICT Tech-voc High Schools. There were 5 components to perform to be able to pass the certification namely PC Assembly/Disassembly, OS Installation, Identification of Computer Parts, Crimping, and File and Printer Sharing.


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