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It has been about an hour and users worldwide are reporting that facebook is still down. Although no official statement has been made by facebook yet, We did some investigation and it looks like the site is down because of a massive DDoS attack.
You can check the live facebook attack status here:
fb under attack


It has been reported that many other major sites like instragram etc are also facing the downtime, apparently because of the same issue.

It has also been a speculation that the sites are down because of the major storm in 3 US states, but due to the distributed system these major sites work on, it may not the true.


Update: It looks like Lizard Squad, which yesterday hacked Malaysia Airlines’ website, is claiming credit for this outage.

Update: The sites are back online right now, but still facing DDoS attacks.

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All of us can not live without The Internet, But there are some hard and unfortunate times in life when your Internet connection stops working. In those occasions you might feel clueless and confused, but apart from shouting on your ISP’s customer care here is a list of things you can do till your Internet connection is back on:

  • Try to fix the Internet Connection yourself
  • Uninstall useless programs taking up valuable space
  •  Buy a metro pass and keep going back and forth all day long
  • Ask yourself why you didn’t just go to an Internet cafe
  • Play the pre-installed games on your mobile
  • Watch a movie
  • Play racing games and lose the race on purpose, every time
  • Walk around town
  • Learn a card trick
  • Write an eBook
  • Defragment your hard drive
  • Try renaming a folder into ‘con’
  • Blame Politics and Global Warming
  • Teach your old dog new tricks
  • Clean up your garage
  • Open a dictionary and learn 100 new words
  • Wash your car
  • Drink 8 cups of water or beer
  • Bake fudge brownies
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Rename your collection of 90,000+ photos
  • Invite friends over
  • Synchronize all the watches you have
  • Find out what all the buttons on your keyboard do
  • Open the registry and delete all the entries starting with the letter ‘a’
  • Take a shower
  • Organize your documents
  • Learn how to dance
  • Play solitaire
  • Update your address book
  •  Read hardcopy book you bought online ages ago
  • Get in touch with old friends
  • Lie in the grass and watch the clouds
  • Give out free hugs
  • Make an HTML web page just for fun
  • Make a prank call
  • Count the number of cars that pass by Your window each minute
  • Learn how to touch type
  • Read a book
  • Organize your bookmarks
  • Create your own black book
  • Watch the news
  • Go jogging
  • Take a nap
  • Count from 1 to a million
  • Think up a clever list of comebacks for your teacher/boss
  • Try to figure out “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” (Spoiler: It is greater than 41 and less than 43)
  • Go swimming
  • Call your Internet provider
  • Go to the gym
  • Play a board game
  • Hide behind bushes and scare people
  • Go outside and take pictures of random people
  • Go to a zoo
  • Tidy up your room
  • Open a blank page in your browser and repeatedly press F5
  • Meditate
  • Go to a mall and sit on a bench while staring at a fixed point for the whole day
  • Eat something
  • Mess around with Photoshop
  • Look through your old yearbooks
  • Play some sports
  • Read a newspaper
  • Study for an upcoming exam
  • Rearrange your desktop icons
  • Just lay back and chill
  • Go to the beach
  • Have a picnic
  • Comb your hair
  • Call a friend and ask him what to do
  • Arrange your TV channels
  • Mow the lawn
  • Do Your homework
  • Watch The Matrics again
  • Visit a graveyard
  • Get in your car and keep driving till you run out of gas
  • List all your friends and family members in it
  • Draw your family tree on paper
  • Cry desperately
  • Arrange your library using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Write in a journal
  • Smile at a random person on the street
  • Learn how to cook
  • Treat yourself to a fancy dinner
  • Look in the mirror and try to act cool
  • Watch TV
  • Open videos and images using notepad
  • Try reloading 🙂

Please post your own tips in comment section.

Windows Operating Systems have many handy utilities to manage and control the PC, most of these are accessible through control panel, but you can also access all these utilities through windows command prompt. Here is the list of command:

Add Hardware Wizard : hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs : appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools : control admintools
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard : fsquirt
Calculator : calc
Certificate Manager : certmgr.msc
Character Map : charmap
Check Disk Utility : chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer : clipbrd
Command Prompt : cmd
Component Services : dcomcnfg
Computer Management : compmgmt.msc
Control Panel : control
Date and Time Properties : timedate.cpl
DDE Shares : ddeshare
Device Manager : devmgmt.msc
Direct X Troubleshooter : dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility : cleanmgr
Disk Defragment : dfrg.msc
Disk Management : diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager : diskpart
Display Properties : control desktop
Display Properties : desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility : drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility : verifier
Event Viewer : eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool : migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool : sigverif
Findfast : findfast.cpl
Firefox : firefox
Folders Properties : control folders
Fonts : control fonts
Fonts Folder : fonts
Free Cell Card Game : freecell
Game Controllers : joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (for xp professional) : gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game : mshearts
Help and Support : helpctr
HyperTerminal : hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard : iexpress
Indexing Service : ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard : icwconn1
Internet Explorer : iexplore
Internet Properties : inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties : control keyboard
Local Security Settings : secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups : lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows : logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool : mrt
Microsoft Chat : winchat
Microsoft Movie Maker : moviemk
Microsoft Paint : mspaint
Microsoft Syncronization Tool : mobsync
Minesweeper Game : winmine
Mouse Properties : control mouse
Mouse Properties : main.cpl
Netmeeting : conf
Network Connections : control netconnections
Network Connections : ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard : netsetup.cpl
Notepad : notepad
Object Packager : packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator : odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard : osk
Outlook Express : msimn
Paint : pbrush
Password Properties : password.cpl
Performance Monitor : perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor : perfmon
Phone and Modem Options : telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer : dialer
Pinball Game : pinball
Power Configuration : powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes : control printers
Printers Folder : printers
Regional Settings : intl.cpl
Registry Editor : regedit
Registry Editor : regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook : rasphone
Remote Desktop : mstsc
Removable Storage : ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests : ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional) : rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras : sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks : control schedtasks
Security Center : wscui.cpl
Services : services.msc
Shared Folders : fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows : shutdown
Sounds and Audio : mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game : spider
SQL Client Configuration : cliconfg
System Configuration Editor : sysedit
System Configuration Utility : msconfig
System Information : msinfo32
System Properties : sysdm.cpl
Task Manager : taskmgr
TCP Tester : tcptest
Telnet Client : telnet
User Account Management : nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager : utilman
Windows Address Book : wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility : wabmig
Windows Explorer : explorer


Please note that some of the commands may not work on a specific OS.

Today, I accidentally found two keyboard shortcuts in Google Chrome to switch text direction in Address bar from rtl (Right to Left) to ltr (Left to Right) and ltr to rtl.

This quite simple and can be used as a prank on friend’s systems. 😉

Here you go:

  1. Open Google Chrome..
  2. Click on Address bar.
  3. Press [Right CTRL] + [Right Shift] and the text direction will become LTR.
  4. You can press [Left CTRL] + [Left Shift] keys together to switch it back to RTL.

I also noticed one thing. If you have Google Chrome window opened and you open another Chrome window, then it will not work in second window. This may be a bug.

Try this and have fun. 🙂

Here are 15 church sign messages; enjoy the Christmas Holidays. 🙂

So, you have a geek girlfriend or want to impress some geek girl. You can try following tip or I should say inadvertent Google easter egg.

Its pretty simple, just ask her to search following string on Google:

(sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2), -sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5

For impatient or lazy, curious dudes here is a shortcut link to this Google Graph Trick.

How to impress your Geek Girlfriend using

I don’t understand the song, but still it is marvelous. Listen and enjoy. 🙂
By the way Kolaveri = Killer rage or Murderous Rage.


yo boys i am singing song

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maintain this
why this kolaveri..di

distance la moon-u moon-u
moon-u color-u white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila sax eduthuko
pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
sariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4

whaa wat a change over maama

ok maama now tune change-u

kaila glass
only english..

hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u
lovvu lovvu
oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u

this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

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