Archive for March, 2012

Why you Should Tweet your Post Multiple Times?

Here’s another useful post from Harsh Agrawal over at

Why you Should Tweet your Post Multiple Times?


Delete All Trackbacks on WordPress Blog & Disable Self Pings

Delete All Trackbacks on WordPress Blog & Disable Self Pings.

Categories: .Of Interest, WordPress

Powershell – Executing commands which require quotes and variables is practically impossible!

March 30, 2012 4 comments

Executing commands which require quotes and variables is practically impossible: Microsoft Connect

This is an interesting forum thread about what I’ve spent the last 2 hours researching:  How to properly quote commands with parameters and interpolated paths so that they will execute as a command.  Doesn’t seem like it should be so hard.  Here is an example of the code I’m working with:

The command I’m trying to run:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -createprofile myTest

# Here is what works in MS-Dos / Windows XP command prompt:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -CreateProfile myTest

However, run the same thing in powershell and this is what you get:

PS C:\Documents and Settings\nunya> “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -CreatProfile myTest
You must provide a value expression on the right-hand side of the ‘-‘ operator.
At line:1 char:48Unexpected token ‘CreatProfile’ in expression or statement.
At line:1 char:49Unexpected token ‘myTest’ in expression or statement.
At line:1 char:62

Researchers Develop Fully Functional Flexible Memory

Researchers Develop Fully Functional Flexible Memory.


Flexible Memory -- Look for it in 10 years

Flexible Memory -- Look for it in 10 years

Building a new computer | V TECHblogs


Only a few months since I last posted this and the hosting domain seems to be gone.  It would be a shame to remove this post, so I’m updating it with some related photos of neon home-build PC mods.  I hope you enjoy these excellent works of art & function.

(The original article was posted here: Building a new computer | V TECHblogs. I’m leaving this link in case it ever comes back on line)

Build Your Own Computer (2012) - Sick Neon Cutaway Home System

Build Your Own Computer (2012) – Sick Neon Cutaway Home System

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Hacktivist Leader Turns on Fellow LulzSec Bretheren – Cooperates With Feds

Lulzsec Hung Jake Davis

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Anonymous (Photo credit: jacsonquerubin)

According to Brit Dee over at Activist Post:

At a time when governments are working hard to stifle internet freedoms — just today, the British government was given the green light to implement the draconian Digital Economy Bill and start implementing sanctions on alleged illegal downloaders — LulzSec‘s and Anonymous‘ attacks provide the authorities with the perfect justification for such laws, as well as the excuse to push through even more restrictive internet legislation.

Ms. Dee went on to foretell one possible ominous future:

This could create a classic “problem-reaction-solution” situation, where the public reacts to the seemingly chaotic and threateningly anonymous hacking groups by accepting a government solution they may previously have resisted — stricter regulation of the Internet. It would be grimly ironic if groups proclaiming to fight for internet freedoms were in reality being used as a tool — infiltrated and steered by the very intelligence agencies they have apparently attacked — to kill those very freedoms.

Only time will tell if Ms. Dee’s assertions are correct. Nevertheless, I can think I two appropriate quotes to leave you with:

The easiest way to get a law passed quickly is by scaring old people — (anonymous)

and …

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. — Benjamin Franklin (1755)


Mozilla Collusion Could Be A Godsend For Privacy Advocates – Is Google Adwords-Adsense In Jeopardy?

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Mozilla unveiled a new privacy add-on called Collusion last Wednesday (February 29). Developed by Mozilla’s in-house programmers, and backed by the Ford Foundation, Collusion enables you to se a visual relationship map of all the advertisers and entities who are tracking your online activity, in real-time.

Gary Kovacs, (CEO of Mozilla), had this to say on his blog about the purpose of Collusion:

Few people realize the extent to which the tracking of our online activities is occurring, and who is doing it. At best, it would make most uncomfortable. And at it’s worst, it makes many of us outraged, particularly those of us who are parents.

Hey went on to say:

Collusion will allow us to pull back the curtain and provide users with more information about the growing role of third parties, how data drives most Web experiences, and ultimately how little control we have over that experience and our loss of data.

Daily Mail UK said of the unveiling:

The move comes the same week that Google pushed ahead with its controversial new privacy policy, built to provide even more data for Google’s $28 billion advertising business – despite concerns that the massive harvesting of private data might be illegal in many countries.

Now this is why competition is a good thing. In this case, Google makes money by getting more up in our business than before, and since Mozilla has a competing flagship product, to win over customers (and market share) they create this addon to help shed light on who is watching you. It’ll be neat to try it out when I’m on Facebook.

Only time will tell, but as long as this isn’t a Trojan Horse Mozilla has built, I think it could become very popular, very soon.

You can download the Collusion Beta here.