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oDesk Readiness test answers

21 Jan

Q: Can I start my own company on oDesk?
A: Yes! oDesk allows you to build and manage a team of workers, colleagues and collaborators. You can even subcontract other workers on oDesk to other customers oDesk (and take a cut).

Q: Which of the following actions are NOT allowed when applying to job openings?
A: All of the above

Q: ‘How does feedback work on oDesk?’
A: All of the above

Q: Which of the following is true of your oDesk timelog?
A: All of the above

Q: Which of the following break the oDesk user agreement?
A: All of the above

Q: Which of the following statements about the oDesk Team application are true?
A: All of the above

Q: What do you need to do to ensure guaranteed payment on hourly jobs?
A: All of the above

Q: If you have not done so please download and install the oDesk Team application. With the client running right click on the oDesk Team icon in the system tray (or doc for Mac users). Which of the following options is listed first? Note that you do NOT have to log into any actual Team Room to answer this question.
A: TeamRoom..

Q: Which of the following statements are correct about oDesk fees?
A: All of the above

Q: Buyers set weekly limits on hourly assignments, how do these work?
A: All of the above

Q: How does oDesk’s dispute resolution policy for work?
A: All of the above

Create Table without using mouse and menus

20 Jan

Do you know It-s possible create Table without using mouse and menus in MS word and Outlook. Here its that…
Type the content (+–+—+–+) in Microsoft Word and press Enter. One row of a table will be created and for more rows you can press TAB.
Step 1:
+—-+—— –+—–+
Step 2: (After pressing Enter having the cursor at the last -+-Result will be like the below one)

Step 3: (press TAB to create more Rows)

In this ‘ + ‘ represents the column borders and ‘ ‘ represents the length of the each column. Just try this…

Recover / Reset WordPress Admin Password

20 Jan

For some reason, people have trouble with this, I don’t know why – I never have.
They either don’t get the e-mails, or the password doesn’t seem to reset, or it resets and because they don’t get the e-mail they can’t get the activation link, or they don’t have access to the database, or so on and so on and so on.
Tired of all of those posts I decided there had to be a simpler way. Enter this totally insecure script, emergency.php
screenshot of emergency.php
emergency.php does 2 things: It allows you to change your WordPress blog administrator password and it sends off an e-mail to the blog administrator, letting them know, once it’s been changed, what’s happened.
It does not require that you be logged in. It only requires that you have the ability to upload the file to your server, and that you know the current WordPress administrator’s username. Hint: That’s usually admin.

I’ve made an alternative version available for users of WordPress 2.0 that have trouble with the other regular version.

Specific Instructions:

  1. Unpack the zip.
  2. Upload emergency.php to the root of your WordPress install (the same directory that contains wp-config.php)
  3. Open in your favorite browser.
  4. Follow the simple instructions.
  5. When you are done, delete emergency.php off your server. Do not leave it up for someone else to come along and use.

Download emergency.php for WordPress 2.2.x and 2.3.x
Emergency for WordPress
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Download the alternative emergency.php for WordPress 2.0.x users that have trouble with the above version!
Emergency for WordPress.
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Use of CC: and BCC: in Mail

19 Jan

When sending emails to lists, it is important that you use what is called “Blind Carbon Copying (BCC).” Instead of using the box in your email program that says “To,” use the one that says “BCC.” Why? This hides the recipients email addresses from eachother.

Using Blind Carbon Copying is important for the following reasons:

Using BCC respects the privacy of your contacts. Today I received an email that was sent to hundreds of people, and the sender did not use BCC. Now, every individual who received it has my email address, even though I do not know most of the people on the list. This has occured 4 times in the last 3 days, which is why I am writing this article.

Email lists (especially chain emails) that do not use BCC are contributing to spam. Imagine you send 1 email to 1 friend. That friend forwards your email to 10 different people, and those 10 forward to another 10. None of them use BCC, and now 100 people have your email address. The minute a spammer gets ahold of this, you’re on their list, even though you only sent an email to one person! You definitely don’t want that. BCC prevents this kind of disease-like spreading of your email to people you don’t want to have it.

BCC prevents unintentionally “Replying to All.” Have you ever accidentally hit the “Reply to All” and sent your reply out to all recipients, even though you only wanted to reply to the sender? This can be embarrassing, and sometimes even damaging. If the author of the email uses BCC, this is not an issue.
BCC prevents disclosure of who you are sending to. Not only does BCC protect your recipients, it also protects you. In many cases, you don’t want everyone to know who you sent the email to.
There are other reasons to use BCC, and if you can think of them, post them in the comments.
In most email clients, the BCC field is very apparent and obvious. While in a new message in AOL’s web mail, click BCC. In Gmail and Yahoo Mail!, click add BCC. In Hotmail, click Show Cc & Bcc.
In Outlook and Outlook express, it’s not so obvious but turning it on is a one-time event.
To activate the BCC field in Outlook Express, create a new message and choose View, All Headers.
To activate the BCC field in MS-Outlook, create a new message and choose View, BCC.
Lotus Notes – the BCC field is right there. Nothing to “turn on”, no hoops to jump through, just use it!
When is using the TO: box OK?

You obviously should use the TO: box if you are sending to one person.

At times, it is completely appropriate to use the TO: box when sending to multiple addresses.

If you intend for a discussion to occur, then each participant must know who else is part of the dialog. However, this should be done only if you are sure that each recipient does not have a problem with their email being shared with the others on the list.
Use TO: if you must explicitly show to whom the email was sent. This is often the case in organizations and businesses.

Windows 7 God Mode

10 Jan

Have you ever wondered if there are any secret Windows 7 features? Most games have a godmode, something that will enable all cheats and features. Windows 7 too. This is going to be a brief tutorial that will allow you to enable the secret godmode in Windows 7.
Windows 7 Godmode

Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”). Right-click on the folder and click on rename, copy and paste this:
How to enable Windows 7 Godmode
This folder will now be a shortcut to the Windows 7 godmode.The godmode allows you to quickly access many Windows 7 functions via a GUI.

Faster Firefox

29 Dec

1. Open the Firefox “config” page: click into the Firefox address location bar, and type about:config, press Enter.
2. Search the line browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs . (tip: press “b” on your keyboard to quick scroll).
3. Double click on browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs . This will set its toggle to “true”. Now your advanced and enhanced tabbing should be set.
Note: in Firefox version 1.5, the command line is singlewindow.openintabs.
4. Next: we will increase the “pipeline” RAM ability for Firefox to accomodate more packet transfer. In the same config document, scroll down to the line that says network.http.pipelining . Double click this line to set it to “true”.
5. Lastly, we will increase the maximum pipeline requests to 100. Find the line that says network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Double click on it, and a dialog box will pop up. Change the setting from 4 to 100.
6. No need to save this file. Simply close and restart Firefox, and you should see an immediate 10% to 40% increase in web page transfer speed, and faster opening of your tabbed windows! Enjoy!

Google Chrome Tips

29 Dec

Google chrome is Popular these days and Most of us don,t know about the latest tips and Tricks that we can use with google chrome. Google still has a long way to go with the browser adding features and fixing problems. Nevertheless, I’ve collected what I think are some of the most useful tips and the most interesting tweaks for the Chrome browser.

11 Google Chrome Tips & tricks

1.Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome offers some unique shortcuts that go beyond the typical CTRL + T for opening new browser tabs. Here is a link to all of Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts. And here three that I find unique, when compared to those offered by Firefox and IE.
CTRL + SHIFT + N automatically opens up a Chrome ‘incognito’ window which allows you to surf on a PC without leaving behind any digital footprints.
SHIFT + Escape allows for fast access to Chrome?s Task Manager utility that allows you to nix browser processes that have gone awry.
CTRL + SHIFT + T will open recently closed browser tabs.
2. Alt + Home loads your Google Chrome home page, with thumbnails of your most visited sites shown in the active tabbed window.
3. Show the list of recently visited pages from the current tab: right-click on the “Back” button. This also works for the “Forward” button.

4. If you need more space in a textarea, resize it by dragging the lower right corner.

5. Fun With Tabs Browser tabs are an incredibly useful feature in browsers today. Google has spent some time and made them even more useful by allowing more tab flexibility than is currently possible with IE or Firefox. Chrome allows you to peel browser tabs off a browser so they can become their own browser window. Chrome also allows you to take two separate Chrome browsers and drag them together creating one window with two tabs.
6. Jump to different open tabs using Control + 1, Control + 2, Control + 3, etc. Control + 9 takes you to the last tab.
7. After downloading a file, you can copy it to the desktop or to any other folder by using drag and drop directly from Google Chrome.

8. Control +B hides the Google Chrome bookmarks bar. Press Control + B to bring it back again.
9. Perform simple calculations and unit conversions using Google Calculator by simply typing the expression in Google Chrome’s address bar (or “omnibox”). To copy the answer, select the suggestion.

10. Control + H is a faster way to bring up the History page.
11. Edit any web page – right-click a page and select Inspect element. Now edit the HTML source code and hit Return to view the changes.