Monday, 23 May 2011

Open Office

Open Office is an open source "office software suite" for spreadsheets, word processing and more. It is basically like Microsoft Office but free and without the hassle. It stores everything in an easily readable international standard format. It is available in many languages and allows for easy migration of already created documents.

Open Office is very big on the fact that it is a community of people there to help each other out. No expensive phone calls, just one big happy friendly community. As it is open source you can manipulate and add to it any way you please.

Find out more on their "Why" page: Why Open Office

Friday, 20 May 2011

How to hide a folder using Notepad

This is a clever little trick which has been around the web a bit, but probably not everyone has heard of it. Everyone has however, got something to hide on their computer, and bulking different methods together can do a very good job.

Paste the following code into a notepad file. Replace the XXXXXX with your desired password, and then save the file as a .bat

title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== XXXXXX here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

Double click and the folder Private will appear, put stuff inside and then hide your folder. You can mess around the code to change what it says and stuff.. Have fun with it!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Fast Lane to Millions

The Fast Lane to Millions

The Fast Lane to Millions or The Fast Lane forum is a community of people aspiring to become millionaires. Like most of the websites I post it is relatively famous (I need to start with the big ones!), but it is famous for a reason. Carrying on the theme of money making with Flippa and Fiverr, we can put together enough material to make some serious money. Almost everybody wants money, and if you don't then I envy you.

Post in the forum, read articles or simply get inspired by people from all over the world. The forum has an extremely positive vibe and is a great place to browse when you're bored but still want to 'feel' productive. At least that's what I tell myself.

Apologies for the delay, I was very confused when blogger was down..

If you become a millionaire after reading this, I only want 10%. k?

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Flippa is the world's best known market place for buying and selling websites. It has a worldwide reputation and if you know what you're doing can be very profitable.

They are currently offering a free e-book when you sign up, which will show you how to:

* Find Websites to Buy
* Assess Sites for Investment
* Negotiate the Sale
* Adding Value to Websites
* Preparing Sites for Sale
* Getting the Best Price

Be careful when purchasing anything online and make sure you know what you're buying!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Academic Earth

Like it or not, almost everyone has thought about attending one of the best universities in the world and gaining that coveted first class education. It's no secret however, that these places are extraordinarily difficult to gain admission to and they also come with a hefty price tag.

Academic Earth is a website which offers video lectures from professors at high ranking universities. From MIT to Stanford, from Science to English lectures, the website offers a wide variety of subjects from a selection of different places.

Get that Ivy Education without the Ivy cost!