Permanently Delete MySQL Service after uninstall

After uninstalling MySQL from my computer, I found that the service still remained.

Later on, I found that we can manually remove it.

To do it, follow these simple steps.

  1. Navigate to Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’.

    Right click Command Prompt and click 'Run as administrator'
    Right click Command Prompt and click ‘Run as administrator’
  2. Type sc delete mysql and press Enter. Voila! The service is now removed.

Happy New Year 2012!

I’d like to wish my readers a very Happy New Year! May 2012 brings you more joy, happiness, health and wealth!

What’s your new year resolution? My new year resolution would be to update this blog more often so that it can benefit more people.

Cheers!

Adgitize to Close

I felt really sad upon knowing this news. I was just about to reach USD 10 for the first time and now Adgitize is going to close 🙁

Now I really regret for not being more hardworking in updating my blog. Anyway, below is the announcement from Adgitize on 27th December 2011.

Posted by Ken Brown on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:53 AM

I regret to inform you that we are closing Adgitize. We have enjoyed working with all of you over the last 3 years and we hope that you have enjoyed our services. Adgitize tried to fill a niche market but the costs to run the business were more than the revenues generated. Here is what to expect over the next 30 days.

Beginning on December 27th, 2011, you will not be able to open any new accounts. We will shut down the ability to create or renew any ads. On January 1st, 2012, we will officially stop showing ads and all member publishers will NOT receive revenue for any Adgitize Ads shown. If you had an ad running with us we will refund a prorated portion of your ad price.

Prorated portion of ad price means if you have an ad running and it expires on January 15th, 2012 then we will send you a PayPal payment of 15/31st of the purchase price. If the purchase price was $14 then you will receive $6.77 USD from Adgitize. We expect to make all payments to refund advertisers fees by January 4th, 2012. If you want payment by check then you will have to wait until after the 12th of January before we send those payments out.

We will send PayPal ad refunds to the PayPal address you have on file with us. To verify that your PayPal email address is valid check the Profile section of Adgitize.

Payouts for publishers and affiliates for the month of December will run on the normal schedule and should be complete by January 10th, 2012, except for those requesting checks which won’t be processed until January 12th, 2012. There is a processing fee of $5.00 per check if your preferred payment method is by check. All publishers with monies owed them who have given us a valid payment method will be paid from $0.01 USD and up.

If you have chosen the credit service within Adgitize, we will payout those earnings to your PayPal address on file with us.

We expect all services and websites to be taken out of service by January 31st, 2012. If you have not given us a proper payment method to send your earnings by that date then there will be no way to make payment to you and you will forfeit those earnings.

To communicate with us over the next 31 days feel free to use the contact us link, the forum or the blog comment section. We will be monitoring each of those communication methods until the web site is shut down.

What you should do. Make sure you have given us a valid PayPal address or street address to send your money to. Remove all Adgitize Ad Groups from your blogs. (You will stop receiving points and revenues from them after December 31, 2011).

I am sorry this is the decision we had to make and wish you the best in blogging for the new year and beyond.

Enable Administrator User Account in Windows 7

As a software developer, it is unavoidable that we sometimes need to enable Administrator user account in Windows 7 to modify some settings. But be reminded not to use this account as default because it’ll make you exposed to certain security threats.

Here’s a simple tutorial on how to enable Administrator user account in Windows 7.

  1. Navigate to Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’.

    Navigate to Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select 'Run as administrator'.

     

  2. Type “net user administrator /active:yes” and press Enter.
    Type 'net user administrator /active:yes' and press Enter
    Type ‘net user administrator /active:yes’ and press Enter

     

  3. When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator user account.

    When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator account
    When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator account

Unable to Change Wallpaper in Windows 7 Fix

Recently I’ve bought a new laptop from Dell. When I wanted to change the wallpaper, it still remains the same no matter how many times I try to change it.

After some research, I finally found the solution. It’s actually really simple. Just follow these 3 steps and you’re good to go.

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
    Open Windows Explorer
    Open Windows Explorer

     

  2. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes
    Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes
    Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes

     

  3. Delete the image file in that directory and try to re-apply a new wallpaper 🙂

    Delete the image file
    Delete the image file

Planet Pulse Payment Proof

Planet Pulse Payment Proof - Cashout
Planet Pulse Payment Proof - Cashout
Planet Pulse Payment Proof - Paypal
Planet Pulse Payment Proof - Paypal

I thought Planet Pulse might be a scam site at first since they never process my payment after so long. However I received their payment after 4 months wait. I currently have another cashout request pending since February 2011 and I hope to receive it soon!

Easyhits4U Payment Proof 2009-2010

Easyhits4U Payment Proof

Initially, payment has been quite speedy (1-2 days) but after a while, I need to wait around a week for payment to be credited into my Paypal.

What are you waiting for? Click on the banner below to join and earn some traffic+cash!

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How to Create Pages in Blogspot

  1. Go to Dashboard and click on ‘New Post’.
  2. Click on ‘Edit Pages’.
  3. When prompted, click ‘Yes’.
  4. Click on ‘New Page’.
  5. Type in your Page Name and content. Click ‘Publish Page’.
  6. Click ‘Add the Page List Gadget’.
  7. Configure the order and click ‘Save’ when done.
  8. Pages gadget will appear in your blog.

First Cash Out Request from Nuffnang

Finally I have requested to cash out for the first time from Nuffnang.

Amount cashed out is RM 64.79!! I’m so excited and I’m wondering when my cheque will arrive 🙂

I will surely keep you updated here.