Ra is Impressive Text Editor for Chrome Browser

Ra Text Editor for Chrome

Ra was the ancient Egyptian Sun god who is highly revered in all the texts and manuscripts available of those times. In the Egyptian pyramids, he is sculpted as the Egyptian god carrying the Sun on his head along with a snake. But whenever I hear the word “Ra”, I always think of the ancient Egyptian Sun god Ra as depicted in the science fiction TV show Stargate SG-1. So when I read about a text editor named “Ra”, I got very excited, installed Continue reading

Sound on Click Extension Adds Clicking Sounds in Google Chrome

Sound on Click

Sometimes, when browsing through the amazing world of the internet websites the web browser takes a little time to fetch the content of a website. This is primarily because of the sluggish web servers on which a website is hosted. But thinking that the web page is not loading because we haven’t clicked on the link, we keep clicking on it again and again – trying to click firmer every time. This type of unnecessary clicking only shortens the life your mouse and Continue reading

View Places As They Looked Years Ago in Google Maps

Google Maps Time Travel

Whenever I watch the Back to the Future trilogy, I always muse over the possibility of time travel and if we would ever be able to go back in time. Imagine if we could go back in time and see New York of 1970’s with everyone walking in those bell bottom jeans or in 1910’s when hats were big in fashion both for men and women. Although full blown time travel in the past is not going to be possible in the near future Continue reading

How to Backup and Restore Chrome Bookmarks Manually

Google Chrome

Every six months I follow the ritual of re-installing or refreshing the Windows operating system on my computer in order to keep it clean and running smoothly. But before I do so, I backup everything useful specially the settings of Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Performing a backup and restore of the Mozilla products’ settings is very easy using the free MozBackup tool, but when it comes to backup of Chrome browser, there is no decent tool available. Sure, Continue reading

HDD Raw Copy : Backup and Restore All Type of Disks

HDD Raw Copy

Notebooks these days are not coming with optical disk drives anymore as they are considered older technology. And the operating system companies like Microsoft and Ubuntu have adapted to this change by starting to provide the operating system on bootable USB pen drives. But these pen drives  do not last as long as the older CD/DVD storage used to. In order to safe guard your data on the USB pen drives containing costly software against accidental data corruption, you should create a Continue reading

How to Update Firmware of WD External Storage Drives

WD Firmware Updater

I have been using Western Digital hard disks for many many years as they are both cost effective and reliable when it comes to your data storage needs. Even though I have two 750 GB internal hard disks in my two desktop computers, my notebook computer came with only a 250 GB hard disk (Toshiba). So I ended up buying a new WD My Passport external storage drive with a capacity of 2 TB. It worked flawlessly in Windows and Mac computers, Continue reading

How to Completely Remove Firefox Marketplace Apps

Remove Firefox Marketplace Apps

Mozilla has started yet another feature called Firefox Marketplace that offers you thousands of apps of various kinds. These apps do not need depend on the Firefox web browser and run directly using the operating system API just like any other application. This can confuse many people as they think the apps would appear in Firefox web browser after being installed, but they do not show anywhere in the Firefox browser. Instead a shortcut to these apps is created on the Windows desktop through which you Continue reading

LeechBlock Blocks Addicting Sites So You Can Concentrate on Work

LeechBlock

I am not an engineer or scientist, nor do I have special interest in nuclear physics, yet I spent six hours straight reading about nuclear physics on Wikipedia yesterday. The content about those sub-atomic particles was so addictive and fascinating, that I lost the count of time and let many hours slip easily from my regular workday. It was only when I received a phone call from my friend Tina, I cam to know about the time I had wasted reading about something that does not Continue reading

Fixing Firefox Errors When Opening Secure Sites

Disable HTTPS Scanning in avast! Antivirus

Sometimes when you try to open a website over the secure connection using the HTTPS protocol (for example, https://www.google.com/), Mozilla Firefox gives up and shows warnings about invalid certificates, missing certificates, untrusted connection, mismatched domains and so on. All these errors are related to the SSL certificates of websites which are necessary to establish a secure encrypted connection between your computer and those websites. While you may encounter one or two websites, once in a while, that actually has missing, wrongly configured or Continue reading

Testing USB-to-TTL Adapter Using Putty

USB-to-TTL Adapter Loopback Test

A USB-to-TTL adapter (also called USB-to-UART adapter or USB-to-UART bridge) is a simple USB device that lets you connect a device with TTL/UART port to your PC through the regular USB port. It can be used to update firmware on routers, modems, mobile phones, hard disks and so on. If you have bought a new USB-to-TTL adapter from some online store, then first thing you should do is check if it is working properly. We have already covered a detailed Continue reading