Backtrack 4 Beta in Windows with VmWare Workstation

This is a tutorial on how to install and set up backtrack 4 beta using vmware. Steps to log into Backtrack 4 beta: hit “play” button boot into backtrack 4 beta bt login: root password: toor startx Steps for setting up your network card: type in “/etc/init.d/networking start” before typing in “startx” OR open terminal […]

CamStudio – Free Streaming Video Software for Windows

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) Here are just a few ways you can use this software: You can use it to create demonstration […]

FLV Player for Windows 7 and Vista – VLC media player

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, …) from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many network streaming protocols. More info & download VLC Media Player.

Use Google to find FREE music on the web

Use Google operators to find unprotected directories of audio files or files of type .mp3. -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Nickelback” This will turn up several directory listings of Nickelback MP3’s. Replace “Nickelback” with the artist, genre or keyword of your liking. Note: this is not intended to be used […]

Download mp3 (music) files with wget

wget -nd -r –no-parent -A.mp3 -A.wma Brief explanation of wget options:-nd – don’t create directories-r – recursively download–no-parent – don’t ascend to the parent directory-A – allows you to specify which types of accepted files should be downloaded. In this case, all files with the .wma and .mp3 file extension will be downloaded. More: Use Google […]

Bundling and Uploading an Amazon EC2 Windows AMI

Bundle the AMILog in to the Windows instance and customize it as desired. In order to reduce the startup time, delete any temporary files on the instance using the Disk Cleanup tool, defragment your system using Disk Defragmenter, and zero out free space using sdelete -c C:. On a computer where the API tools are […]

How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 7

The hibernate feature allows operating system to save and write the running state and contents of RAM as a file (c:hiberfil.sys) or partition to non-volatile storage such as a hard disk, before powering off the computer. Hibernation allows system to quickly restart and restore to the previous state when hibernation was invoked, instead of having to […]

Installing EC2 Command Line Tools on Windows

UPDATE (12-2016): See HowTo: Install AWS CLI on Both Windows and Linux for updated information on installing, configuring and using the AWS CLI unified tools. NOTE: This tutorial contains information for both AMI and API command line tools along with ELB tools. Most users will need the API tools, some the ELB tools, and not many […]