sábado, 26 de julio de 2014

Tips and Trick that I use with Google

At first Google just made search, without many option to search. Today Google has too many option. Since the simplest search option, that is, the clicking option, to the more complex options, that is, actually programs to do some work.

Here you will find, some tricks that are very useful and in certain way should be intuitive, but I guess intuition is something very hard to define.

Search by etymology of the words

For restaurants the "tip calculator"

Using Google as a calculator instead of open any calculator in your PC

Searching in range using ".." between two numbers

Holidays Date

Get all the pages that has a link to a specific website (very useful to SEO)

Convert currency and units

Search the definition of a word adding the command "define:" in front of the word  you want to define

Set a timer by writing "set time for" subsequently the amount of time

Discovery a band by writing "Songs by" and  then the name of the band

Discovery a book by writing "Books by" and  then the name of an author

Know the sunrise and the sunset in a city

Compare food for diet

Plane information by the flight number

Searching for the exact phrase putting all the terms in quotation mark

Adding the command "intitle:" infront of you terms, google will search only the titles that have some of those terms

Doing more the want search at the time using "or"

Searching a specific type of file adding the command "filetype:" infront of the type file like pdf or gif (for animated images)

If you don't remember the part of the phrase you are searching you can use "*"

Exclude some words to the search by adding the minus sign (-) follow by the word you want to exclude

Cheap flights using "origin" to "destination"

Translate for a language to another

You can look up movie release dates in a jiffy.

You can use it like TV Guide and look up the schedules of all your favorite shows.

It’ll give you info about almost any company.

Get the time of  a City

No too useful but interesting are the next ones:

  • Type in “Google 1998″ for a retro version of the search engine.

  • If you search for “Google gravity” and hit "I'm feeling lucky" then you'll get a rather literal definition of gravity.
  • Ask Google to "do a barrel roll" and it'll do a barrel roll
  • If you Google "zerg rush", you'll have to protect your search results from being eaten by Google's o's. Yes, this is a thing.
  • If you hit 'I'm feeling lucky' without actually typing anything into the search box, you'll get a catalogue of all the Google doodles — all the way back to 1998

Those are my trick on Google, please if you know others, tell me I will be pleasure to add here. :)

martes, 22 de julio de 2014

How to extract rar and zip files with double click on Windows

This is a feature that I always liked in Ubuntu and Mac OS, that is, the option of doing double click to a zip file and the file extract automatically. If you are using windows, or you are a windows user, may be you don't see the difference. But is very annoying that you want to extract a file and you need to choose wich file you will extract. It's true that sometimes you want that, but I think, the most common action is extract all files.

So, How I can do that?

First, Open regedit: To do that you need to press the buttons:

"Windows + r"

and write regedit. Will be something like this:

Then press Ok button.

Second; Go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinRAR\shell\open\command
 and change the (Default) value from "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "%1"
to "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" x "%1"

and  if you have ZIP files associated with WinRAR too, change the corresponding value under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinRAR.ZIP\shell\open\command too.

The result will be something like this:

To edit the (Default) value you need to make double click to the register file.
(Obviously for 32-bit WinRAR the path will be different.)

My computer is 64 bit, so if your computer is 32-bit please comment with the path of winrar and I can update the post for future user of windows 32-bit .