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2013 in review

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 92,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

EF stands for “Education First”. Founded in 1965 by entrepreneur Bertil Hult, EF is a privately-held company with 16 divisions that offer a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. With a mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, EF has helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

From Berlin to Beijing, Moscow to Mexico City, Dubai to Denver, EF operates 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries. EF’s global network includes 9,000 staff and 25,000 teachers and guides. To date, EF has helped over 15 million people to learn a new language, discover the world, or earn an academic degree.

“Education First” is more than our company name. It is our corporate passion.

EF’s mission is to break down the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us.

The Official Website


About EF Bangalore

It all started with the idea that rather than outsourcing our systems development and maintenance, we could do it smarter and better ourselves – with our own people!

Just over a year and a half ago, a team of people therefore came to Bangalore, the Santa Barbara of India, interviewing hundreds and hundreds of people to find the most remarkable talent the market could offer. We started small, hiring only the best of the best, and began the journey from a very tiny temporary office.


As the number of highly skilled people grew, we also initiated the hunt for a bigger and more suitable workplace. After months of negotiations with landlords and architects, innumerous approval stamps, vanished construction workers and delayed furniture, we finally got everything in place and moved in to our new EF office on Cambridge Road on February 1st.

The office was built on the notion that you should feel at home, even when you are in the office; it should be a place where creativity and ideas spire, where you can feel the energy and power to achieve the impossible, and where your friends and colleagues inspire you to walk the extra mile.

We in Bangalore are very proud of our new office and would love for you to come and visit, maybe have a chai in our coffee lounge or enjoy the views from our roof terrace. And, we would of course take the opportunity to show you what we can and will achieve with technology!

Get IT right! Own IT!

2010 in review

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 140 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 309 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 258kb.

The busiest day of the year was January 8th with 1,136 views. The most popular post that day was Secure Your Vista In 10 Steps.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for different types of threats, asus k8n-vm drivers, con2prt windows 7, windows server 2003 active directory domain rename tools, and asus k8n-vm driver.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Secure Your Vista In 10 Steps November 2009


Using the Group Policy Editor to Customize the Start Menu and Taskbar August 2009
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Asus K8N VM Drivers [on request] September 2009


Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tool January 2010
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Enabling DNS Server Debug Logging March 2010

As an administrator, you’ll often have to start, stop, or pause Windows services. The related SC commands and their syntaxes are

Start a service:

sc start ServiceName

Pause a service:

sc pause ServiceName

Resume a paused service:

sc continue ServiceName

Stop a service:

sc stop ServiceName

where ServiceName in each case is the abbreviated name of the service you want to work with, such as

sc start w3svc

As with all SC commands, you can also specify the name of the remote computer whose services you want to work with. For example, to start the w3svc on MAILER1, you would use the following command:

sc \\Mailer1 start w3svc

The state listed in the results should show START_PENDING. With stop, pause, and continue you’ll see STOP_PENDING, PAUSE_PENDING, and CONTINUE_PENDING respectively as well. If an error results, the output states FAILED and error text is provided to describe the reason for the failure in more detail. If you are trying to start a service that is already started, you’ll see the error

An instance of the service is already running.

If you are trying to stop a service that is already stopped, you’ll see the error

The service has not been started.

Add a website to start up menu

Posted: August 18, 2009 in Uncategorized

This is a simple registry tweak which adds a website link to your Start Menu…..its very handy for quick access to your favourite website.

To Install : Copy the code below to notepad and save it as link.reg then just right click on it and choose “merge”.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




To uninstall : Copy the code below to notepad and save as rem.reg and right click and choose merge.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00