Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cleaning a Pest-Infected Computer (This is 4U Shanton)

Tools for Success!

You will need certain tools in order to accomplish the cleaning tasks ahead of you. It would be best to get them using a known-clean computer and directly from the source, then put them on a CD or other media and take them to your computer.

You can substitute other tools in their places if you have them handy and/or have your own preferences.The best spyware/adware or antivirus scanner is of no use if it's not the latest version and fully updated.

AdAware SE -
Get the latest version of AdAware SE, and also get the latest signature files for that version from their download section.

Spybot Search&Destroy -
Get the latest version along with the latest signatures.
(Personally I do not recommend Spybot for the first-time user as it will want to remove items that I don't think it should be removing, and its advanced features can cause problems that are tricky to solve if you don't know how to reverse the changes it makes. But if you prefer it and are comfortable with it, then by all means go ahead.)

HijackThis -
Download this tool but do not use it to clean anything unless you are working with an expert. Many of the items listed in a HijackThis report are normal and removing them may cause your computer to stop working.

Antivirus scanner - Most of the major antivirus manufacturers have a basic version of their program that you can download and use to clean the most common viruses and trojans. Avast! antivirus, for example, has a basic cleaning tool that can be downloaded. McAfee has their Stinger cleaner available, and AVG antivirus offers the vcleaner tool. And, of course, the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is updated monthly and can remove some common threats. You may do well to select several of these tools as they tend to catch different threats. As these are "mini-scanners" they aren't as comprehensive as a full antivirus product that has been installed and maintained with the latest updates.

Got your tools? Printed out a copy of the guide? Then let's begin ...

Before we start, isolate your computer

The first thing you need to do before we start is to disconnect your computer from the Internet or your home network.

Please note that you are going to do a couple of things with the computer disconnected from the Internet. Until you have a fairly good idea that you've isolated or removed most of the threats present on your computer you don't want to connect to the Internet again. Many viruses, adware or spyware programs can "repair" themselves using your Internet connection until they are fully removed, and many of the worms and Trojans in circulation these days are also capable of using the Internet to repair themselves or allow remote access to your computer. So let's stay disconnected until you've cleaned up as many of them as we can. That makes it a little more inconvenient, but much safer.

Next, empty Temporary Internet Files

Not only will it make the scanning and cleaning processes faster, but a number of the pests we want to get rid of will use the Temporary Internet Files folder to hide in. It would also probably be wise to restart the system after you do this, then locate and delete any files in the \Windows\Temp or \WinNT\Temp folder (depending on what version of Windows you have). Windows 2000 and Windows XP users will also want to check the \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp folder and delete anything in that folder. Note that you will need to have the option to view hidden files in Explorer turned on to find and empty this folder.

To eliminate the Temporary Internet Files, right-click the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and select "Properties" from the pop-up menu (for Windows XP users, if you didn't put the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop click the Start button, right-click the Internet Explorer icon near the top of the Start menu, then select "Internet Properties" from the pop-up menu). Look under the section titled "Temporary Internet files" for the button to delete files, and then click it, and when it brings up the confirmation message be sure you also check the "Delete all offline content" box. This process may take several minutes to complete.

STEP TWO - Limited Antivirus Clean-Up

Before you proceed, you need to try to eliminate the common viruses from your computer. Most of them can sense antivirus or firewall software and either disable or damage them so they won't work correctly.

Again, I recommend the use of at least two of the antivirus cleaners mentioned above. I personally would use the Windows Malicious Software removal tool and at least one antivirus company's scanner. Install and run these tools as instructed by the manufacturer.

When done, reboot if you are told to.

STEP THREE - Install a Firewall

Before you can safely get back onto the Internet, you need a way to stop any remaining adware or spyware programs from getting access to the Internet. If you have a virus, worm or Trojan on your system you definitely don't want them to be able to get onto the Internet. The easiest way to do this is to install a firewall program that will block them from being able to get outside your computer.

Even though you may already be using the firewall built into Windows XP or your Internet access device, you still need a second firewall for at least the time being. The Windows XP firewall and the firewall built into some routers and Cable/DSL modems are only 'one-way' firewalls, designed to prevent access from the Internet to your computer. They won't prevent programs already on your system from getting out, and once these programs reach the Internet the one-way firewall will allow them to bring whatever they want to back onto your system. You need to stop them before they get out and this is what a true firewall will do.

ZoneAlarm has a free personal firewall program you can install, and CA (Computer Associates) also has a free personal firewall program.

If the thought of installing a firewall program concerns you or you aren't sure about this step, it can be skipped. However, it will leave your system at a higher risk of re-infection or could allow further malicious activity from your system.

STEP FOUR - Re-enable Internet Access

Now that you've done what you can to clean off the most common threats, let's get connected to the Internet again. If you have a modem, re-connect your phone line and go back into Internet Connections and turn your favorite dialing option (autodial or dial if no connection is present) back on again. If you have an Ethernet network connection, connect it back up and restart the computer.

STEP FIVE - Install SpywareBlaster

SpywareBlaster ( is an excellent program to install and keep installed on your computer. It has only one purpose - it blocks known spyware programs from being installed, or if they're already installed, it blocks them from running. It does this by changing the settings in Windows to block these programs from running (in technical terms, it sets a 'kill bit' that prevents the spyware program or spyware installer from running at all).

If it's so good, why didn't we install it before? Oh, because you need to have Internet access to get the latest list of known programs for it to block. It doesn't have a downloadable update like AdAware does.

So let's install it now. When it's installed, start it up and click the "Updates" button. Note that when you tell SpywareBlaster to look for updates, your firewall will alert you that SpywareBlaster is trying to connect to the Internet. Since we trust this program, click the box to remember that you said it's OK to do so, and then click the button to allow it to connect. Once the updates are loaded, click the "Protection" and select to "Enable all protection". This will block all known spyware programs from loading and prevent your browser from going to certain Web sites that install spyware on your computer. You should restart your computer once SpywareBlaster is installed so you start clean with blocking turned on. You should periodically run SpywareBlaster and download and apply the latest updates to be sure that you keep updated on new threats that may appear.

STEP SIX - Remove Viruses

Now that you have blocked all the spyware you can, let's get to work on viruses and such. Since it's possible that any virus software you have now could have been damaged or destroyed by your unwanted guests, let's use some of the free online virus scanners to do a quick scan-and-clean. I would recommend using at least two of these web sites:

Remember that you still have our firewall on and active, so you'll see some warnings as these pages load the online scanners and run them. Again, it's OK to trust them, so let's do so.

After you've run the online scans and removed the viruses you can remove, it's time to either install an antivirus program (if you didn't have one already) or uninstall and reinstall your current antivirus program (if the online scans found viruses, then your virus scanner is either outdated or damaged). You can either install the EZ Armor antivirus scanner from the CD, or check out the above web sites since each of them also offer trial/free antivirus scanners for home use.

A WORD OF WARNING - Before, I indicated that having more than one firewall was a good thing if your primary firewall (Windows XP or Internet device) provides only limited protection. With antivirus software this is not the case - you need to pick one antivirus program and have it installed. Installing more than one can cause system instability, lock-ups of your computer, or false alarms that may cause damage to the antivirus software. This is a case where "enough is enough" and one is enough.

STEP SEVEN - What have I missed?

Depending on the nature of the invader you're trying to get rid of, you may still not be done with the process. The steps you've taken to date will get rid of most viruses, worms, Trojans, adware and spyware. But you're not out of the woods yet.

In the introduction above we discussed several types of threats that are capable of hiding from the detection tools we've used to date. We need to take further steps to be sure that we've caught and cleaned everything that may have crept into your system.

Fortunately there's a very powerful tool, called "HijackThis", that can spot every program that's loading and running on your system and allow you to clean them up. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, the problem is that it does, literally, show pretty much EVERYTHING that loads and runs. And the vast majority of the things that are loading and running are there for a reason. If you remove them, your computer won't work correctly.

That's why there are people who specialize in reading HijackThis logs. You must consult with them after running the log and before cleaning anything up, so that you don't kill anything necessary.

You'll find details on how to download and run HijackThis at these sites:

But again - very important! - don't try to clean anything up until you consult with the experts at these Web sites:

(From time to time the locations/links to these forums may change. You'll find the latest support forum lists at or along with the instructions on installing and using HijackThis.)

STEP EIGHT - Okay, what now?

If you've reached this point, I'm hoping that your system is clean and behaving well and you're breathing a sigh of relief. If so, let's take some steps to try to ensure that this is the last time you'll need to go through this!

Download Online Videos Using RealPlayer

The latest versions of the Real player which is version 11, build 6.0 + lets you download videos you are watching on the Internet. All you have to do is install the real player and enable the “Download This Video” option while installing real player. After the installation is complete you can visit any video site and just mouse over the video and you will see a button popping up “Download This Video” as shown in the picture below which simply downloads the video on-click.

As I stated you can download videos from YouTube,,, etc.. almost any website. Following are the sites real player is known to work with

Download From
MSN Videos

Click here to download Real Player or query:"Download free real player" in Google. Run the setup and you are all set for downloading on-line Videos.

I am going crazy thinking that almost every video on the Internet is downloadable. It works well with FireFox and Internet Explorer, I haven’t tested it with other browsers.

Shout Out to my PEEEPs!!!!

hey hey hey! thpught i was gone? well i've just been busy with work thats all. hope u enjoyed the new music i got up over the week-end. listened to Raven first single and i liked it so i got her album up, check it out and let me know what u think.

also to my son "Dean" go ahead, the usher video is the real thing. when u r done, enjoy the audio of the remix with Beyonce and Wizzy.

also big bro Borax, whats up with ur fon, been tryin to call u on this tigo xtreme value thin. hope u guys r doin all u can to keep the price of Ghana's OIL down. proud of u maen!!


R. Kelly - Hairbraider (Music Video)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Google Comes to Town

A few days ago I realized each time I log onto the internet and try to go to I'm directed to this nice but weird looking Google home page with my country's name by it. Well I thought it was just me, but then it started happening to my friends too. Then it hit me, Google has finally come home.

As Ghanaians may say it best, "Akwaaba Google"

Check it out HERE!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Cyber-Saga of the 'Sunscreen' Song

The Cyber-Saga of the 'Sunscreen' Song
By Frank Ahrens
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, March 18, 1999; Page C1
Click here for link to original source

Baz Luhrmann
Thanks to an Internet hoax, "Romeo and Juliet" director
Baz Luhrmann has a hit song. (By Hugh Stewart)

It began as a newspaper column, became an Internet hoax, was turned into a song by a hipster movie director and is now a hit on radio stations around the country. Along the way, it became an example of how words – known to the e-generation as "content" – morphed from one form into another, aided by misinformation and high-speed modems.
"Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" is in heavy rotation on alternative rocker WHFS (99.1), as well as other stations nationwide. It's a 4½-minute fake commencement address, laid down over a hip-hop rhythm track. A very square-sounding man speaks the lyrics:

"Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '99 – Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience – I will dispense this advice now."

The song goes on to say such things as:

Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts; don't put up with people
who are reckless with yours.

Pat Ferrise, WHFS's music director, discovered the song among a shipment of CDs mailed to the station in early January. He played it for some station employees, young and older, and "everyone who listened to it was intrigued," he says.

Fine, Ferrise thought, we've got a good novelty song here. And as soon as the song made its first on-air appearance, he says, the listeners started calling.

"That song means a lot to me," one caller said. Another gushed: "I'm really grateful for that song."

"I've never seen the likes of this kind of response" to a song, Ferrise says, adding that it "strikes a chord" with the station's predominantly 18-to-35-year-old listeners. The cover of a recent issue of Hits, a radio and music industry trade magazine, notes that the song, off the Baz Luhrmann album "Something for Everybody," has been added to the playlist of New York Top 40 station WHTZ, sharing space on Z100's hit chart with Cher, Third Eye Blind and Bon Jovi. Luhrmann's label, Capitol Records, says it is the most requested song on radio morning shows in Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Ferrise points out that the song has a positive, buck-up quality lacking in much of today's whiny, nihilistic rock. It's uplifting – and even instructive – to hear a song like "Sunscreen" tell you: "Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements."

But the song was never meant to be a song. It originated in deadline journalism.

In late May 1997, Chicago Tribune metro columnist (and "Brenda Starr" writer) Mary Schmich was walking to work along Lake Shore Drive, wondering what she was going to write about that day. It occurred to her that it was near graduation time and she thought she would write a column that read like a commencement address. As she wondered what advice she might offer, she saw a woman sunbathing on the shore of Lake Michigan.

"I hope she's wearing sunscreen," thought Schmich, 45, "because I didn't at that age."

And that's how newspaper columns are born.

A couple of months later, the column became an Internet hoax when a prankster – never identified except as "Culprit Zero" – copied it, labeled it as "Kurt Vonnegut's commencement address at MIT," and began e-mailing it to his or her friends. The pyramid began. Schmich's quirky, smart style seemed believable as Vonnegut's. It carried the implied authenticity of the printed word. And, on the Internet, the concept of "validity" is often less important than "bandwidth" and "really cool graphics." The spread of the thing was amazing. Among the recipients was a friend of Australian film director Luhrmann.

Luhrmann, 35, is largely known for two youthful films – "Strictly Ballroom," about competitive dancing, and a 1996 remake of "Romeo and Juliet," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. The film is notable for its modern setting – two gun-toting families war in a fictional "Verona Beach" – and its quick-cut, highly stylized camera work.

Luhrmann was working on a CD in his home country when he saw the e-mail and was intrigued by Schmich's column, which, at that time, was still misrepresented as a Vonnegut address. On the Internet, Luhrmann tried to find Vonnegut's e-mail address, or the address of an agent, to buy the rights to the words and include it on the disc. Instead, he found stories debunking the hoax.

"It seemed to us," Luhrmann wrote, in a Capitol press release, "whether Vonnegut wrote it or not, the ideas in the piece make such great sense."

He contacted Schmich via e-mail, who put him in touch with Tribune management, which sold him the rights to Schmich's column. Luhrmann and his producers made the music, they hired an actor to read the words, and a song was born. As for royalties, Schmich gets a small cut; the Tribune gets a bigger one.

"I've written songs in my life, but no one will ever make records of those," Schmich says.

For Luhrmann, though, it's more than a hit song. It has become a watershed event in New Media. He says:

"What I think is extraordinary, apart from the inherent values in the ideas, is that we were experiencing ourselves a historical moment in the life of the Internet, an example of how massive publishing power is in the hands of anyone with access to a PC."

© Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company



The Speech That Wasn't
Wednesday, August 13, 1997; Page A20
Click here for link to original source

THE STORY of the bogus commencement speech purportedly delivered at MIT by Kurt Vonnegut, and distributed far and wide over the Internet before someone finally figured out that it was nothing of the sort, has been seized upon as yet another example of how easily and swiftly the Net can spread a fake. The novelist is said to be amused but also a trifle alarmed at the amount of attention he is still getting, despite repeated denials, for a "speech" in which new graduates are advised to "Use sunscreen" and "Do something every day that scares you," along with other slightly offbeat but arguably sensible advice.
News of the hoax or the mix-up, since no one knows whether it came about by mischief or by accident, has been flashed to the four corners of cyberspace almost as rapidly as the original collection of one-liners, which, it turns out, were put together in June in a lighthearted mood by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. Ms. Schmich, who also expresses chagrin at the turn of events, began her June 1 column with the prophetic sentence, "Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out." The column goes on to recommend the exercise of composing one to "anyone over 26," and then to demonstrate.

We'd venture to guess that it is Ms. Schmich's own initial insight that accounts for her semi-spoof's prodigious distribution. True, it's a mystery how the name of Kurt Vonnegut or the venue of an MIT commencement got attached to the piece (especially since the MIT speaker this year was the eminently serious United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan). But it's no more peculiar than the numerous other persistent, and totally false, rumors and documents that constantly circulate on the Net.

It's not as if anyone knows who originally launched the hoax message featuring a "Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie" recipe, or the "actual correspondence" between a hotel guest and a maid about his hundreds of soap bars, or the "authentic" document about TWA 800 that spooked Pierre Salinger. What circulates on the Net faster than anything else, it's clear, is jokes.

You might wish a more high-minded use of so powerful a communications technology, but there it is. People forward clever verbal sketches and funny poems around the Internet with real glee – the form has never before had such an audience – and the further pleasure of giving sage advice is, as Ms. Schmich notes, a mighty motivator. Add the two forces together, and the slapped-on name of a famous novelist is just so much gravy. Mr. Vonnegut is probably lucky that, attention-wise, he got off as lightly as he did.

© Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company




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Compiled by Vanessa

Something For Everybody: by Baz Luhrmann

"Welcome to the House of Iona on this starry night for an orgy of entertainment... trip away!" - Silky Dean

In 1997, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin co-founded their Sydney-based production company, Bazmark Inq., and subsidiaries Bazmark Design, Bazmark Film, Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music. The Bazmark production studio was dubbed 'The House of Iona', and the company's first project was the concept album, Something for Everybody.

The album was also the first Bazmark production to bear the company crest, a design which resembles the Australian coat-of-arms.  Along the bottom of the crest is the Bazmark motto, "A life lived in fear is a life half lived".

Something For Everybody is described on its inside cover as, "An eclectic collection of reinterpreted and remixed tracks from a decade of innovative and dynamic film, theatre and opera productions directed by Baz Luhrmann, including hits from Strictly Ballroom, La Boheme, and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet."

The album booklet is illustrated with several impressive collages featuring sets and characters from all of Luhrmann's productions up until 1997. This beautiful artwork was designed by Catherine Martin and Tania Burkett using a magically inventive technique that was to become Martin's trademark style in future projects.

Luhrmann's decade of productions are listed in the booklet as follows:  Lake Lost (Music Theatre Piece for The Australian Opera - 1988), Haircut (Rework of the musical Hair for Six Years Old Co - Sydney Theatre Co - 1988), La Boheme (Opera for The Australian Opera - 1990), Strictly Ballroom (Film for M&A Film Corp - 1992), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera for The Australian Opera - 1993), Labor Election Campaign (Labour Party televised campaign launch - 1993), and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Film for 20th Century Fox - 1996). Feel free to visit my Facts About Baz section for more information about Luhrmann and these early productions.

A very informative page regarding the release of Something For Everybody was created by Hollywood and Vine. Unfortunately, this webpage has now been taken offline. However, luckily, I have been able to save much of the featured information here on my site. Hollywood and Vine included comments from Baz Luhrmann regarding each song on the album, and I have featured these quotes in my song reviews linked below. The Hollywood and Vine page also provided the following information about the making of the album:

"The album Something for Everybody was a project to bridge the completion of Romeo and Juliet and the commencement of work on a new film. Baz worked with Bazmark Music producer Anton Monsted under the alias BLAM; together they produced and remixed the music on this album with cutting-edge and established Australian musicians, technicians and performers.

A large reason for doing the project was to become reaquainted with the local scene and work with some of the burgeoning young talent in the Australian music industry. At the same time, it was a chance for the Bazmark team (which also includes Oscar nominated production designer Catherine Martin, and Romeo and Juliet co-producer Martin Brown) to flex their muscles on a project of scale that could be completed in a fraction of the time it takes to make a feature film. The team wanted to create a musical work which marked the journey of the past decade, before embarking on further travels."


Something For Everybody

Something For Everybody - US/UK cover    Something for Everybody - Australian cover
Left: US/UK cover, Right: Australian cover
US release date: 31 March 1998

Click here to order your copy from
Click here to order your copy from

Track Listing:
(click titles for reviews)

1. Bazmark Fanfare
2. Young Hearts Run Free (The Overture Mix)
3. Lovefool (Snooper version)
4. Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
5. Time After Time (The S.F.E. version)
6. Che Gelida Manina (Your tiny hand is frozen)
7. When Doves Cry (Extended Mix)
8. Love Is in the Air (Fran Mix)
9. NUTBOD (Houseboats of Kashmir Mix)
10. Happy Feet (High Heels Mix)
11. Angel (7" Mix)
12. Os Quindos de Ya Ya
13. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
14. Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) Mix
15. I'm Losing You
16. Now Until the Break of Day (single version)
17. Jupiter (edit). [From The Planets]

Quick guide to converting your Pandora battery (PSP Modding), written by jas0nuk

If you only have one battery and want to unbrick your PSP, you can.

1) Convert your battery into a jigkick one using "Pandora's Battery Creator", but before you press X, press TRIANGLE to backup your battery's EEPROM to ms0:/eeprom.bin
2) Unbrick your PSP as normal
3) When you are done unbricking, take out the battery and the magic memory stick. Start up the PSP using the AC adaptor (do not try to use a USB charger, it will not start up)
4) Insert the magic memory stick and the magic battery
5) Run "Pandora's Battery Creator" again
6) Press L+R to restore the ms0:/eeprom.bin to your battery

NOTE: You can also restore a battery without having made a backup, by pressing SQUARE at step 6. This will generate a fake serial for your battery (0x12345678) which allows it to work normally, but there could be side-effects.

Have fun, and thanks to everyone in the Prometheus/C+D team.

GUIDE: Universal Unbricker V3 Using Official Firmware FAT/SLIM PSP.

This guide is intended for use with Official Firmware FAT/SLIM PSP's. If you have a 1.50 FAT PSP or FAT/SLIM custom firmware PSP go HERE and use the guide to walk you through these steps.

This guide will guide you through the creation of a Magic Memory Stick + Pandora Battery that will install or unbrick a PSP to 3.71 M33-2 custom firmware.

In edition I have provided the following UPDATES/ADD ON files.

3.71 M33-4
1.50 ADD ON-2 for 3.71 M33

3.80 M33
3.80 M33-5
1.50 ADD ON for 3.80 M33

3.90 M33
3.90 M33-2
1.50 ADD ON for 3.90 M33


Lets get started with the Magic Memory Stick.

Download the files linked below...

Due to the size limitations on Media Fire I have split the download file into 3 parts. You will need to download Part1, Part2 and Part3 then place all Parts in the same directory on the PC and choose Univer_File.part1 to extract. Part2 and Part3 will automatically extract with Part1 creating the complete folder.

Download Link: Part1 Part2 Part3

Send Space Link (1 full file): HERE

Sendspace is a free file hosting service. If you get an error when trying to download keep trying. It just means the free service bandwidth is at max and no more users can download at that time. Just keep trying to download it and it should start the download once a slot comes open).

Extract the file and go to the Easy Installer folder.

Start the Easy installer by clicking on the START Icon.

Select Language 1-3 Then press Enter.

Press any key to continue.

Type in your PSP Drive letter. Then press Enter.

Select "1. Continue To Pandora installer" Then press ENTER

Disable the USB and Format your Memory Stick via System Settings. Then enable the USB again. Then press any key to continue.

Press ENTER when it ask to insert new disc (you should already have the Memory Stick in since you just formated it).

It will scan the Memory Stick.

Type Y then ENTER when it ask if your sure you want to format.

Take out the Memory Stick and then disable the USB.

Then insert the Memory Stick and enable the USB again.

Then Press any key to continue

Select Option 4 "Universal unbricker for FAT or SLIM (This installs custom firmware 3.71 M33-2)"

Type 4 and Press ENTER

The files will now be installed to the Memory Stick.

After it has finished writing the files you will get an image similar to below. Just type Y and ENTER to finish the instillation of files to the Magic memory Stick.

Press any key to close the DOS box.

You are now done with the Easy Installer.

Now go to the ADD_ON folder that was included with the download above.

Drag the PSP folder and 1.50.PBP to the ROOT of the Memory Stick.

When it ask to over Write choose YES TO ALL.

You can now go to /PSP/GAME folder and delete the despertar_cementerio, pan3xx, ospbt, pandora_battery and pandora_battery% folder because they are not needed.

You are now finished with the Magic Memory Stick part of the guide.


This part of the guide will give you some options on getting a Pandora Battery.

The recommended option that I suggest is buying a Datel Tool battery...

You can do a Google search and find a website that offers this type of service battery.

A second option is Hardmoding the battery. This can be dangerous if not done properly. I take no responsibility if something goes wrong with this option.

I also will not reply to any questions regarding this option. I do not recommend it and have not done it myself. You will need to take the necessary steps to find this information out on your own.

I will however provide you with this guide HERE that shows how to Hardmod a FAT/SLIM Battery.

After you have made the magic memory stick and got a Datel Tool Battery/Hardmodded the Battery you can now use them to install custom firmware to a FAT/SLIM PSP.

Just place the Magic Memory Stick in the PSP and then place the Datel Tool/Hardmodded Battery into the PSP and a menu should come up. X will install 3.71 M33-2 to the PSP and O will install 3.71 official firmware to the PSP.

After it has finished installing the files you can then turn off the PSP and replace the Battery with the normal 1. If you Hardmodded the Battery you will need to unmod it to get it back to normal use.


Now it is time to install the UPDATES/ADD ON files.

Go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run MUX 2.0 application.

This will bring up a menu that has all the updates listed.

Choose the update by moving the X at the left up and down with the D-Pad. Then press X when you select the update you want. The Memory Stick Led will flash a few seconds (3.80 M33 and 3.90 M33 flashes a little longer) and after it stops flashing you can go to EXIT at the bottom of the list and it will exit to XMB. Now run the UPDATE via Game Menu Memory Stick.

For those wanting to go to 3.80 M33 or 3.90 M33 just go straight to it and skip the 3.71 M33-4 update.

Those that have a FAT PSP you can also install the 1.50 ADD ON that corresponds with whatever firmware you choose to update to.

how to trick your psp into thinking you have really new firmware but have old firmware

Here are some ways (im so new at this i only realized this was possible 10 minutes ago!) how to trick your psp into thinking you have really new firmware but have old firware, step one go to type in "download PBP unpacker" then find a link, download it then come back to this, Okay install it, run it then download the psp firmware (whatever one you want) here is the most common (firmware 1.50 is )

download it then open it with PBP unpacker then double click on param.sfo. now double click on all of the ...things that say 1.50 (or what ever firmware you are hacking) now rename them all to the exact next firmware to what you have (so you can update if you don't like it) and click save. now open another PBP unpacker re-open that fimware then click extract then extract them some where then after that is done click close open up the one we were working on then click open to most of them copy the ones that you have extracted to this file except for the param.sfo file then click save, save it somewhere now open the psp icon click game then make a folder called UPDATE and copy the EBOOT.PBP file we just made to the UPDATE folder and run it, if done correctly it should say you have o say 3.40 when you actually have (whatever you chose)!

I am not responsible for and glitches or malfunctions by doing what i have typed above you are agreeing not to sue

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hillary! Uncensored

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330)

Before you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
* If you install Windows Vista and then install SP1 without first activating Windows Vista, you might not be able to uninstall the service pack.
Either activate Windows Vista before you install SP1 or activate SP1 before you attempt to uninstall the service pack.

* Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing specific reliability, performance, and compatibility issues; supporting new types of hardware; and adding support for several emerging standards. SP1 also will continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage Windows Vista. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English (US), French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (Traditional).

Things to know before you download Windows Vista SP1

Published: March 18, 2008

* Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon.
* Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs:
o The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x86 is 65 MB (compared to 450 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
o The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x64 is 125 MB (compared to 745 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
o Windows Update will recognize PCs with known problematic drivers and postpone downloading Windows Vista SP1 until the PC has updated drivers or other applicable updates. Using Windows Update will help ensure you have the most trouble-free update experience possible.
o Some Windows Vista users may encounter an issue with a small set of hardware devices that may not function properly after updating a Windows Vista PC to Windows Vista SP1. This is an issue with the way the device drivers were re-installed during the Windows Vista SP1 update process, not with the drivers themselves—these drivers worked on Windows Vista RTM and they work on Windows Vista SP1. This problem is typically corrected by simply uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. We are working with the manufacturers of these devices to get the known problematic drivers and their install programs updated, and also on other solutions we can use to ensure a smooth customer experience when updating to Windows Vista SP1 using Windows Update. For new PCs provisioned with Windows Vista SP1, this is not an issue.
* If you choose to install Windows Vista SP1 via the standalone installer available on the Microsoft Download Center, Microsoft advises that you first visit Windows Update and install all optional drivers. Read Knowledge Base Articles 948187 and 948343 for more information.
* If you have a prior version of the Windows Vista SP1 beta installed, you must uninstall it prior to installing the final version. Use the Control Panel applet "Programs and Features" and select "View installed updates" from the top left of the task pane. Under Windows, look for "Service Pack for Windows (KB936330).