10 March, 2008

Add a Destination to the Send To Menu


By default, the Send To menu in Windows XP lists the following commands (destinations):
Compressed (zipped) Folder
Desktop (create shortcut)
Mail Recipient
My Documents
3 1/2 Floppy (A:)
CD Drive
To add a destination to the Send To menu, you must add a shortcut to the SendTo folder. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type sendto, and then click OK.
3. Add a destination by doing one of the following:
Use the drag-and-drop operation to move the item that you want to the SendTo folder; to do so, right-click, and then click Create Shortcuts Here.
Point to New on the File menu, and then click Shortcut.

Follow the instructions in the Create Shortcut Wizard.
A new shortcut is created in the SendTo folder, and it is displayed on the Send To menu.

Portable media players

I recently brought a portable media player (PMP). It has an LCD screen with a 4.0 MP camera, and extendible 1GB memory!! I was dazed and awestruck to know that it could be used as an MP3 player too! All this at a meager cost of 3000 rupees....That's about 180 dollars. And on top of all this, it could play mp4, wmv movies at an astounding 25 fps ! The resolution of the screen is 221 * 178. Thankfully, a few software's on the device still seem to work, and among them is a nameless avi to MP4 converter !

I could have never asked for a better deal. I brought this one roadside, and was so dazed I didn't even check to see if the manufacturer's driver disc was OK. I came back home, and saw that it had the SONY logo on it, but no model number or any other identification. The PMP in itself is able to read E-Books, so off I went to the e-book folder, and found a Japanese document with the letters SPMP3050 within. I did a search on Google, and I came to know that it was a fake, but who cares!! As long as I can get my job done and keep myself occupied, I don't give a darn if SONY manufactured it, or some street side vendor!

I am in the process of disassembling its firmware, and Im gonna blog about this if I'm successful. The player identifies itself to windows XP as a flash memory when connected using USB. But when turned off, and a certain key is held, it identifies itself as a webcam! This is a secret im gonna share with you. Most Japanese and Korean devices do this while updating their firmware. That is, you need to be in this operation of the device if you wanna upgrade the firmware.

I am currently experimenting with the skins and fonts in the device. I have successfully skinned it to a vista clone, but am having problems with the font. Itseems, even the English font on the device has a Korean substitute!! As I don't know Korean (yet) it will take some time for me to figure out the workings of this wonderful device.