February 18, 2010

Windows 7 Firewall blocks Windows Update by default?

So this seems to happen on some installations! It didn't happen at home, but it happened on my work PC. Weird.

Here's how to fix it:

Control panel -> Network and Sharing Center. Click "Change adaptor settings" (on the left hand side). Right click "Local area connection" and select "properties"

In the "This connection uses the following items" pane click on "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Don't untick it....just click on the line so it's highlighted Click "Properties"

Check the box "Use the following DNS server addresses" and input:

Preferred DNS server:
Alternate DNS server:

February 3, 2010

New Homepage test design by Google is a #Fail

Well in the above screenshot you can see that Google is testing a new homepage design. Personally I prefer the current minimalist fade in homepage. And I am not liking this design very much. Cause not only this new design has way too many words for my liking but also the words are repeated. The words "Privacy" and "Copyright 2010" are repeated twice. I see no reason for those words to be that important to be repeated twice. Whereas I cant find the link to perform "Advanced Search" and the link for "Language Tools".

On another note, I am not sure if anyone else is getting the same view. Feel free to leave a comment if you have anything to say on this new design.