Do you really need an FTP Client to upload to or download files from your website? No. You can easily connect to an FTP account using Windows Explorer. Here is how.

You obviously need your FTP account login information which includes your Username: ( and the Password that was created for the user you are using.

Open the Windows Explorer: Right-click on Start and choose Explorer or use the shortcut Windows Key + E.
Once Windows Explorer is up, type ‘’ into the address bar.
You are then connected to your domain and are prompted for a password. Just type in the password for your account and click on ‘Log On’.
Your FTP connection is now open. You can now drag and drop files to and from your computer and your website to upload/download files.

That’s it. Simple!

You log into your facebook profile and you notice that, under ‘photos of you’ section, someone has posted a photo without your consent. You try to delete it, but you don’t know how.

Here is how you can get rid of the photos you don’t want on your facebook profile:

Simply click on the individual pictures you want to delete. You will see some information details about the photo, who tagged it to your profile and all the profiles to which the photo was tagged to.

Locate your username in the list (with blue links) and click on “remove tag”.

Go back to your profile and you’ll notice that the photo has been deleted from your album.

Have you ever been unable to use the Disk Defragmenter on Windows XP because of Checkdisc (Chkdsk/f)? If yes, read further.

You are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
You try to run disk defragmenter. A window pops up and you get the message: “Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume (C). Please run Chkdsk /f.”
Note: The /f tells the Check Disk to automatically fix disk errors. If you disk is NFTS, you can as well run Chkdsk /x.

To run the Chkdsk /f, you click on “Start”, choose “Run”; type “cmd” and hit enter.
You then run Chkdsk /f and you get pop up window with the message:
“Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? Y/N”

You type in Y, hit enter.
You then reboot up your computer and it performs no checkdsk.

You wonder what to do.

You then go to verify the scheduled tasks and, surprise, you find no Check Disk scheduled.

What does all that means?
That means that there are processes (applications) which are running when you reboot your computer and which prevent the Windows XP from performing the chckds /f command.

How do you go around this catch 22 problem?

Here’s how I solved the problem:

1. Set your system to safe mode with the “/SAFEBOOT” command from the MSCONFIG program. Click on “Start” and choose “Run”. Type in “MSCONFIG” and click “OK”.
Choose the BOOT.INI tab and enable the “/SAFEBOOT” option.
Choose the STARTUP tab and disable programs such as anti-virus or anti-spyware software or network monitors or …
These might be the ones preventing Chkdsk from functioning.
When you disable those programs, you might have an ‘Access Denied’ message. Ignore it and go ahead. You might have a dialogue box such as: “An Access Denied was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on as Administrator account to make the specified changes”. Just click on “OK” and go ahead.

2. Go on Start again, choose “Run”; type “cmd” and hit “OK”.
Type in “Chkdsk /f” (or Chkdsk /x if using NTFS file system).
If you get the message:
“Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? Y/N”, type in “Y” and hit the Enter key.

3. Reboot the computer and here you go: Windows starts by scanning the disk.

4. After scanning the disk, Windows goes on and asks you to log in the Safe Mode. Log in. You certainly want to take this opportunity to defragment the disk before doing anything else.

5. Right-Click on “My Computer” and choose “Manage”.
On the Computer Management window, under “Storage”, Choose Disc Management, choose the disc you want to defragment and click on “Analyze”.
The defragmenter should start analysing your disk. After analyzing the disk, you get a report and if you want to go ahead with defragmentation, you choose “Defragment”.

6. Have a break (it can be long!). Do not use the computer until it has finished defragmenting.

7. Do not forget to go back to MSCONFIG to uncheck the “/SAFEBOOT” and reactivate the applications you want on the Startup tab.

That’s it. Congratulations! You have now solved the problem!

For those who don’t know, Press This is a bookmarklet built into WordPress, that allows you to grab bits of the web and post them easily to your blog. You find it  in Admin > Tools. When you want to use it while surfing the web, you drag-and-drop the link to your browser’s bookmarks bar. That way, you get a handy button for instant blogging without cut and paste.

After installing the Press This button, there are times when  you a 404 error in the Press This window.

To solve that problem, you need to slightly change the javascript used by PressThis. Here is what to do, as described by Blog Mum – WordPress made easy.:

* Right-click the link on your browser bar, and select “properties”.

* You’ll see a long bit of javascript in the location box. Copy that code.

* Paste what you copied into Notepad or TextPad or any another text editor (not Word).

* Find u=‘+e(l.href)+

* Change it to u=’+e(l.href.replace(/\//g,’\\/’))+’

* Copy the whole javascript code again and paste it back into the ‘Press This > properties >’ location.

* Save it. It should work now.

I am running XP Pro Sp3.
My HP K7100 Printer stopped working, showing that there was a problem with an ink cartridge. But, as the the printer has 2 ink cartridges (black and color), I didn’t know which one was empty and needed to be replaced. For that, I needed to check the ink levels of each cartridge.
Normally, you check the ink levels of the printer by choosing Printer Preferences, clicking on the Tab ‘Features’ and then clicking on the ‘Printer Services’ button.
When I clicked on the Printer Services button on the preferences screen, a message box was popping up that says “Unable to perform the operation”.
In order to try to solve the problem, I fully uninstalled the printer driver.
I downloaded the latest drivers for the HP K7100 and installed them on the computer.
But the problem was not solved. I was still not able to check the ink levels on the printer. It was frustrating.
I spent time googling for this kind of problem, and somewhere, a user of another type HP printer had written that the Printer Services don’t appear when you have set Firefox as default internet browser.
I set the Internet explorer as default browser, and the problem was solved.
Problem: Cannot open the Printer Services of HP K7100 Printer in order to check ink levels of the cartridges?
Solution: Set Internet Explorer as Default browser.

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Things have now changed. People used just to work hard for the same company for years, and they knew they could rely on that company for their pension. Conventional jobs, hard work and savings were supposed to lead you to nice days during your retirement.
Sadly, that is just no longer the case. Jobs are not secure any more. People from all walks of life find themselves laid off, or they find that the investments they were counting on no have dried thin! They just do not have the assurance any more to keep them financially secure in the manner in which they had been promised.

Politicians and media talk about recession and unemployment figures become alarmingly high. But in reality, recession is good news. Why?

Because this situation is leading to a great many people having to rethink things. As jobs are getting more and more scarce, they realize that sticking to a job mentality is no longer a secure solution.

So what is the alternative?

The solution many people adopt nowadays is to join network marketing companies and work part time or full time as independent representatives. Many identify the sector which offers them the best fulfillment and start a home business. History shows now that setting up your own home based business is not as difficult as it sounded before. And the Internet revolution has made it possible to run home businesses from anywhere in the world.

Money, mobility, freedom and personal development are some of the things which excite new home entrepreneurs today. No wonder that so many people show a high level of enthusiasm and passion when running their home based businesses.

So, one good advice to all those who feel the punch of the recession. It is time to change the job-oriented mindset and embrace a way of thinking and doing which offers more chances to lead you to financial freedom. At one condition: that you really want that freedom.

No more hesitation. Make the right decision today. Join others who have made that step and who are enjoying the benefits of working from home, without boss, without inventory, without hassle. The good news is: as shown in the article Four Easy Steps To Start Your Own Home Business , even if you are a newbie, you will never be alone. People in the network marketing are also enthusiastic about teaching others how to make their dreams come true.

Politicians, media talk about recession and the frightened masses imagine that there is a huge scarcity of money in this world. That’s simply not true and so many successful home based entrepreneurs can prove it. There is a lot of money out there and you can have a slice of it and make a very good living without being slave to a job system which no longer offers you a decent level of security.

As usual, the decision is yours. Just make the decision to claim your freedom, and we will be happy to guide you whenever you need support.

About the Author:
Simeon Mus is an Internet Marketer and Home Business Specialist. He is Chief Editor of Home Based Travel Business which provides information about the travel industry and home businesses. He is Publisher of Greatest Digital Resources (self-improvement) and make money online via internet marketing websites.
Source: GoArticles.

In our previous post, we talked about How To Take Advantage Of The Huge Twitter Growth And Profit Potential?
From that post, it appears that, in order to be effective with Twitter promotion, you must be able to get targeted twitter followers.
Many people get excited, sign up for a twitter account and then find themselves with zero to 20 followers. That can be pretty disappointing! They spend days and weeks manually hunting down and following other profiles, sometimes with meager follow-back results.

The key question now is: “How do you get more interested twitter followers without spending days, weeks, months babysitting your Twitter Profile?”
Fortunately, we have great news. This process can be automated and you don’t have to do everything manually all day long everyday for poor results.
There is a software I came across which allows to automate your Twitter promotions and makes it easy to get more targeted Twitter followers and automate Twitter posts! This marketing tool has become very popular nowadays. See its features at

Having targeted followers that actually respond to your Tweets is very important for your marketing and networking goals. The twitter adder software will increase your follower count in a very short period of time. In my eyes, it can genuinely be called THE perfect bonus to any serious marketing campaigner. How would you value such a tool that helps you to eliminate the stress of doing everything manually?

Visit and Enjoy your Twitter experience!

Twitter is undoubtedly today’s hot spot! You hear “Follow Us On Twitter!” every time you turn on the TV or Radio! Oprah, CNN, BBC, your local news, and even your local radio stations, all have twitter accounts to grow their network of twitter followers. They promote themselves on twitter to generate new viewers, fans, leads, news hounds, and music listeners.
This popularity has caused an enormous avalanche of new twitter users signing up every second hungry to connect with like minded people!
You too can capitalize on the twitter phenomenon and achieve a dramatic increase in lead generation, website visitors, sales, networking, product and services promotion etc…
You can do this by rapidly growing your network of followers. You can follow like minded twitter followers automatically. Once you follow these targeted users, they will visit your twitter profile page and will review who you are. They will read your twitter bio, will follow your website link, and will review your recent “tweets” to see what you are all about.
If they notice that you have the same interests and if they like you, they will follow you back. Your tweets will subsequently appear on those followers twitter pages for everyone to see! As you grow your network, more and more people will see you and check you out, causing an even greater increase in your traffic, networking abilities, and even direct sales to your website!
All serious Internet marketers and entrepreneurs are promoting themselves, their products and their services using Twitter. Shouldn’t you be doing the same?

Enjoy your Twitter experience!

In my professional life, I have many opportunities to meet a lot of people who are financially struggling and who would like to earn extra money working part time from home. When I tell them that I am involved in internet marketing and that it is possible to earn a decent living by running an internet business from home, they seem skeptic. Are you among those who don’t know how to start making money online?

For you, today, I am going to describe a very easy way of earning money from the Internet.
You probably spend a lot of time in front of your computer. You even managed to set up a website. You read everywhere that people are making money on the Internet, but you wonder how they manage to do it. The answer is simple: Start from where most of the internet marketers who make money online started. Start by planning how to put on your website a content which will attract a lot of visitors.
Remember though that, while working from home, earning money online won’t happen overnight. In most cases, it requires time and hard work. It is not enough to have a website in order to make money online. You need more than that. You need to plan how you will generate money from the activities occurring on your website.
You have also to post great content and good articles on your website. You need to make one step further: sign up for pay per click affiliate sites. Continue maintaining your website. Then slowly, you will start seeing money flowing into your bank account.
Google Adsense is one of the most popular Pay per click programs available. It is easy to set up.  The principle is simple. When you sign up, Google gives you a small piece of code to put on your website. That code will insert advertisements to your website. If a visitor clicks on one of the ads, you get a referral payment from Google. That’s so simple. Google takes care of the ad placement while your role is to concentrate on increasing the traffic to your site. This is a win-win situation.
Not only Google Adsense takes care of the advertising for you, but it also advises you on how to increase your traffic.
Google Adsense is not the only one which offers a pay per click money making service. There are hundreds of others, like Yahoo publisher, MSN… They roughly function in the same way as Google adsense. So, any internet marketer has a wide choice of possibilities to make his website profitable. All depend on the effort you decide to put in maintaining your website and in making it useful and attractive to users.
We will be talking later about how to efficiently attract traffic to your website.