How to take care of a CD and DVD Collection

Everyone has a great collection of CDs and DVDs. My collection includes Audio, Movie, Computer softwares/games, playstation & xbox games etc. Over a time of period, my collection keeps growing on… Here is how I take care of my CD/DVD collection to increase its durability.


Tips for to care of a CD/DVD

  • Always handle discs by the center of hole
  • Never wipe any disk with a dry cloth or shirtsleeve. Use CD/DVD cleaning products.
  • Always put disc(s) in their cases after usage i.e. you should return disc to storage case immediacy after use
  • Store disc in clean and cool environmen
  • Use special marker pen to mark label. Do not use any other pen or ink that might take time to dry

If any one has more tips please share with me :)

The top five engineering hints you’ll important to successful product engineering

Lewin Edwards presents five engineering tips that are crucially important to successful product engineering, but which are rarely brought up in discussions of engineering practices.

The Internet has exactly one and a half zillion articles (I counted them) containing lists of things to do and not to do in embedded systems design. Many of these articles focus on well-understood topics like switch debouncing and how to estimate maximum stack depth. Dozens of these articles quote our old favorites in terms of embedded disasters: Therac, Ariane, and the Mars Polar Lander. This article gives you a few choice tidbits of advice you won’t find mentioned quite so frequently in other places. It also includes some anecdotes that will show you just how easily your work life can turn into the inspiration for a Dilbert cartoon if you’re not careful.

Read more at IBM developerworks

Howto: Keep wordpress blog private from search engines

Wordpress logo

Recently I did setup a blog site for corporate client. This blog is only for company employees, its dealers/retailers business partners and other people related to core business. This blog is immediately pickup by both Google and Yahoo search engines.

They send me new request to remove blog from Google and Yahoo!. LOL, which is beyond my control. Anyway, I found a Google webpage that remove indexed data.

Next, I put entire blog in password-protected directory and I am working on wordpress plugin that will allow only authenticated user to see blog entries.

To be frank, blogs are available on the Internet exactly like other webpages. The only way to keep any blog (including wordpress, and other all blog software) hosted on your own server is to put in password protected directory from both Search engine and guest users.

So how do I put wordpress blog in a password protected directory?

I have already wrote about how to password protect directory using Apache and Lighttpd webserver. Please follow instructions as given on these two urls.

Indian-born scientist developing coated DVD’s that can make hard disks obsolete

An Indian born scientist in the US is working on developing DVD’s which can be coated with a light -sensitive protein and can store up to 50 terabytes (about 50,000 gigabytes) of data.

Professor V Renugopalakrishnan of the Harvard Medical School in Boston has claimed to have developed a layer of protein made from tiny genetically altered microbe proteins which could store enough data to make computer hard disks almost obsolete.

Read more at : Yahoo! tech news

Replace your mouse with your eye

No need to use mouse to control GUI elements on screen. Your eyes are more than sufficient to replace your mouse. According to BBC story, “Computers of the future could be controlled by eye movements, rather than a mouse or keyboard. Scientists at Imperial College, London, are working on eye-tracking technology that analyses the way we look at things.”

Read more at BBC news.

Windows 98 and Windows Millennium (ME) end of support

Windows-98 End of support

Finally Microsoft has announced 11th July as end of support for Windows 98 and ME operating systems.

From Microsoft official page, “…July 11, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date…”

It means you need to upgrade your version to Windows XP. And if you are using old computer like P1,P2, you better contact your hardware vendor too ;)

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