Thursday, October 15, 2009

Create a Microsoft Word Template retaining customized background

I was trying to save a Microsoft Word file with customized background as a template. When I used that template to create a new Word document, I was quite surprised that the background was not shown at all in the new document!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cure of my Firefox problem: turn on the "config.trim_on_minimize" switch

Since I upgraded my Firefox to most updated version (version 3.5, the version I use now is 3.5.3) on my Windows XP PC, Firefox was almost unusable to me! Every time I started Firefox, it tooks me around 3 minutes before I could smoothly browse the first site. And every time I closed Firefox, the "firefox process" would be there for another 3 minutes before it terminated itself.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Something wrong with Blogger Help: Label-specific site feed

I found this page on Blogger Help. It is about Blogger's various feeds and its URLs for each blog hosted on her. I found something strange on its description. See below:

Full site feed:

  • Atom 1.0:
  • RSS 2.0:

Comments-only feed:

  • Atom 1.0:
  • RSS 2.0:

Label-specific site feed:

  • Atom 1.0:
  • RSS 2.0:

Individual post comment feed:

  • Atom 1.0:
  • RSS 2.0:

Look! The strange difference on "Label-specific site feed" section!

After I try it out, I found it is really two typos of this article! It should be corrected as this:

Label-specific site feed:

  • Atom 1.0:
  • RSS 2.0:

For example, if you want to track my new posts with label "Hacks" on this blog, you can subscribe to either one of the following URLs

Someone should tell Blogger about this!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lyrics of "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", by Aerosmith

A beautiful love song, from a daughter feel to her father.

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away and dreaming

I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Where every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

(* Begin)
(I) Don't wanna close my eyes
(I) don't wanna fall asleep 'cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby and I don't wanna miss a thing
(* End)

Lying close to you feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if it's me you're seeing

Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we're together
I just want to stay with you in this moment forever
Forever and ever

(Repeat *)

And I don't wanna miss one smile
I don't wanna miss one kiss
Well, I just wanna be with you right here with you
Just like this
I just wanna hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment
For all the rest of time
Yeah Yeah

(Repeat *)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sample "Google Adsense for Domains" site, where domain is registered on ""

In fact, "" is not listed with guides on "Google Adsense for Domains". I worked with their "Customer Service" for quite a while and finally made it work!

In fact, Google Adsense's guide requested me to create 4 A Record and 1 CNAME record on the DNS server, as the flowing description shows:
Create the following A records for your domains at your domain registrar:
Host name / Alias       Record Type     Value / Destination
@       A (address)
@       A (address)
@       A (address)
@       A (address)

Next, create the following CNAME (alias) records for your www host using your domain registrar:
Host name / Alias       Record Type     Value / Destination
www     CNAME (alias)

However, ""'s DNS management interface does not support "@" as A Record's host name. After their customer service responded, I realized just leave the (Host) Name field blank is the same as "@".

Then, I found ""'s interface only support 1 such record. Too bad! Luckily, one is just enough! I think it is only for fail-safe of Google Adsense's DNS server, so they request 4 records.

The sample site now is like this:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Windows XP SP3 Command line options


I think the suitable options for me would be this:
sp3.exe /quiet /forcerestart /forceappsclose /nobackup