June 30, 2008

I would like to appologize to all of my visitors to stopping my support for all of my articles for while (except ‘Lagu Rohani Bahasa Indonesia’) due to my busyness of works.

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey for the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

June 29, 2008

If you often use removable USB devices like a flash drive, you are probably already familiar with the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon that sits in the system tray. The problem for many people is that the icon is tiny, and clicking it just right to bring up the menu is a pain. Can’t we just make a shortcut to bring up the dialog?

Of course you can, and it’s really quite easy. Easier than trying to click the tiny icon in the tray, at least…

Create a Shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut:

Then paste in the following into the location box:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

Give it a name, and you’ll have a shortcut icon…

…that will pull up the Safely Remove Hardware dialog.

Assign a Shortcut Key

If you want to assign a shortcut key to this dialog, you can right-click the icon and open the properties dialog, then go to the Shortcut tab.

Add in the shortcut key and close the dialog. As long as the shortcut is on your desktop you shouldn’t have to restart anything for the hotkey to work. You can also move the shortcut to another folder, for instance your quick launch bar.

Tip: If you add the shortcut to the Windows Vista quick launch bar, you can use the built-in hotkeys instead of bothering to assign one manually.

How To Play AVI Movie With Dom-X and 3WPlayer

June 12, 2008

If you have ever been got this message then you’re NOT alone. Many users have been phranked by this stuff.

Well, simple suggestion, DON’T DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO DECODER SOFTWARE! It’s spyware! Once you have been infected then there will more another spyware come.

You may think that you’ve waste your time downloading your favorite movie (about 700MB). Nope, you don’t, This is solution:

1. For WIndows’ users, download pearl for MS-DOS from

Move Over, AJAX, ARAX Is Here

June 7, 2008

At the RailsConf conference for Ruby on Rails developers in Portland, Ore., on May 30, John Lam, creator of the IronRuby project at Microsoft, told eWEEK that as Microsoft’s Silverlight rich Internet application environment takes off it will provide Ruby developers with a way to deliver AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)-style applications without having to use JavaScript.

“If you’re a Ruby programmer and you like Ruby as a language, context-switching into JavaScript is just something you have to do,” Lam said. “It’s a tax. You’re trading productivity away arbitrarily because that’s just what runs in the browser. And it’s much more interesting when you can run the same language on both sides [the client and the server] so you don’t have to do that context switch.”

In essence, using ARAX, Ruby developers would not have to go through the machinations of using something like the RJS (Ruby JavaScript) utility, where they write Ruby code and RJS generates JavaScript code to run on the client, Lam said. “Sure, you could do it that way, but then at some point you might have to add some JavaScript code that adds some custom functionality on the client yourself,” he said. “So there’s always that sense of, ‘Now I’m in another world. And wouldn’t it be nice if I have this utility class I wrote in Ruby…’ Today if I want to use it in the browser I have to port it to JavaScript. Now I can just run it in the browser.”