How to Improve Wireless Card, Router and Network performance for better experience

Microsoft has published list of 10 tips for improving wireless network performance:

If Windows ever notifies you about a weak signal, it probably means your connection isn’t as fast or as reliable as it could be. Worse, you might lose your connection entirely in some parts of your home. If you’re looking to improve the signal for your wireless network, try some of these tips for extending your wireless range and improving your wireless network performance.

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How to get motivated and finish work

Motivation is nothing but the ability to change behavior. High motivation is the key to success in any field. So how do you motivate yourself or your coworkers?

There are 21 tips published by John Wesley:

If you want to make things happen the ability to motivate yourself and others is a crucial skill. At work, home, and everywhere in between, people use motivation to get results. Motivation requires a delicate balance of communication, structure, and incentives. These 21 tactics will help you maximize motivation in yourself and others.

Often you see coaches and special trainers uses motivation to improve performance. You can apply same for business or self improvements such as weight loss or clear math paper. Another technique is going closer to nature (a peaceful place such as beach or beautiful garden) and lookout for small things it will defiantly motivate you. You can also read Bhagavad Gita to get more motivation and understand misery of life.

=> Read more: 21 Proven Motivation Tactics

Hack your mind – How to Memorize or Remember Anything

Memorize is quite useful techniques for studying and memorization by learning special style. The first thing to do is clear your mind i.e. bombard ALL your senses — seeing, hearing, talking, smelling, touching. Always read in nice and clean room.

This article offers some help to learn by heart:

In college, I memorized 7 chapters of my psychology textbook — over 23,000 words. Yes, I could actually recite the entire 7 chapters to anyone willing to listen.

Why did I do this? My professor had challenged me with two statements on the first day of class: 1) No student had ever aced his introductory exam; and 2) all the answers could be found in the first 7 chapters of the textbook.

How to Memorize Anything

vBulletin forum change or edit subject titles for individual post

If you need to change post title login as admin or as mod, open individual thread. At the top of each thread, you will see thread tools

Task: vBulletin edit titles

a) Click on Thread tools

b) A small popup will open (see image below)

c) You will see the list of Moderation tool

d) Select Edit thread

vBulletin forum change or edit subject titles for individual post

e) Click on perform action

f) Now you can edit post title as follows:
vBulletin forum change title

Howto speed up my Mac OS X computer

A nice list that will help you to clean up and speed up MAC OS X :)

From the article:

After Apple recently announced a delay to OS X 10.5 Leopard I had to delay my iMac upgrade until the Autumn. This led me to thinking about how to speed up Tiger to get the most out of my ageing G5.

This is what I came up with:
1. Repair Disk Permissions
Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. Select your Macintosh HD and select Verify Disk Permissions. If needed you can then Repair Disk Permissions.

2. Clear out login items
Its good to check that unwanted programs are not starting up when you login to your Mac. This can be done from System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items.

How to find and change Nintendo Wii DNS server IP address

Nintendo Wii is fine game console system. You can find out current DNS server IP address or change them using following method:

  1. Make sure your Wii is connected to the Internet.
  2. Select Wii Options.
  3. Select Wii Settings.
  4. Now click the right arrow once to view the Internet option > Click Internet
  5. Select Connection Settings.
  6. Now select the connection profile you are currently using.
  7. Select Change settings
  8. Select Auto-Obtain DNS settings i.e. click the right arrow three times until you see Auto-Obtain DNS settings.
  9. Click No, then Advanced Settings.
  10. Now click on Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields and type in your ISP DNS server IP addresses.
  11. Select confirm > Click on Save and Finally click on OK to start the connection test.
  12. Next perform a Wii system update.
  13. And you are done!

Windows command line download, file transfer tool

How do you transfer files asynchronously between a client and a server using command line tool?

There is a nice tool called BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) for this job.

BITSAdmin is a command-line tool that you can use to create download or upload jobs and monitor their progress.

From BITS page:
A download job downloads files to the client, an upload job uploads a file to the server, and an upload-reply job uploads a file to the server and receives a reply file from the server application.

BITS continues to transfer files after an application exits if the user who initiated the transfer remains logged on and a network connection is maintained. BITS will not force a connection.

BITS suspends the transfer if a connection is lost or if the user logs off. BITS persists transfer information while the user is logged off, across network disconnects, and during computer restarts.

A must have tool for admins. For example download xyz.pdf from http://foo.com web site:

bitsadmin /transfer xnase http://foo.com/xyz.pdf downloaded.pdf

More examples available at MSDN web site.