Access denied .File is in use blah blah

Oh, don't you hate to see access denied messages when you trying to copy/delete a file?

A friend of mine had showed me a trick that sometimes work:
If the filename is abc.dll -> rename the file like this abcd.dll_
that magical "underscore " may help you.

But if not, try this nice & free utility named Unlocker.


So, you have tons of RSS feeds and rather than reading them like e-mails, you would prefer to get alerts as the feeds become available? Let me introduce you to AlertBear (Windows Only)!

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution

With Altiris SVS, you can install any program to a transparent layer that snags all attempts that the program makes to write to your system, instead saving them inside of the layer. That means no extra .dll’s and no permanent registry changes - SVS takes care of all of that....

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Disposable e-mail services

I saw a nice article at about the subject:

There are two ways to avoid spam when registering somewhere on the internet. First you can use Disposable Email Address Services that allow you to check an email account that is not your own and email aliases that webmailers like gmail and yahoo mail offer. I will only post free sites that offer the first service.

The procedure itself is always the same. You go to the website of the service and take a look at the requirements of the email address. For example the service offers only free emails that use After this you visit the website you want to register with and enter an email address which could be anything as long as it ends with

Email Aliases:

This is becoming increasingly popular. I only tested it with my gmail account but friends told me that yahoo for instance is offering a similar service. You can send emails using a service called plus addressing. This is not documented yet in the help files so I explain the basic concept. Lets say your email address is and you want to register at a website. You might register with an email alias that looks like The verification mail will be send to your inbox and you can reply to it to activate the account.

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Meet the Life Hackers

This is a lengthy but a must read article about "life hackers"...

Meet the Life Hackers
Can anyone find a way to make your constantly beeping computer leave you alone and let you work? Inside the nascent field of interruption science.
by Clive Thompson
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David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

A wonderful webcast I would suggest everyone to watch: David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain. Check out Wikipeadia for more info on David Lynch, whose Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet & Straight Story are among my favorite movies.

Also, someting to check if you are in NYC: Practical Philosophy


Free USB Drive from Microsoft

Head over to the Mystery Solved site of and click on the usb stick on the right where it says Get Yours. You need to sign in with and answer the following questions:

Q1. How many ways are there to obtain a full Microsoft® Windows® Desktop license?
Answer:: 2

Q2: Volume License Agreements cover Windows Desktop operating system upgrades only.
Answer: True

Q3: OEM operating system licenses are non-transferable.
Answer: True

Q4: The most cost-effective way to acquire an initial, full underlying Windows Desktop license is preinstalled.
Answer: True

It will take between 6 and 8 weeks before you get the stick, but free is free, right ?


Microsoft's Origami Project

Have you heard of Microsoft's Origami Project? Have you seen, you must be wondering what the demo is talking about and what will be announced on March 9, 2006.

Hmm, here is a tip: would you want to have just one device that would do what all other devices like blackberry, treo, palm & camera phone, mp3 player can do? :) Well, at least that's the promise of the new gadget Microsoft is supposed to announce in a week from now & we'll see if it is hot or hype