As of today GeoCities has been closed.It was once a very popular web hosting service founded in 1994 and purchased by Yahoo in 1999. Because of it’s whopping 15 megabytes webspace and the free, although with advertisements, price it became a very popular site in the early nineties.

Their main focus was primarily aimed at first-time or new internet users. The most notable about webpages on GeoCities was an amateurish layout, lots of animated gifs and sometimes embedded midi-sounds.

A tribute to GeoCities can be found in the webcomic Xkcd, who has done a complete redesign of their site:


Recently I decided to use outlook 2007 instead of Windows Mail. I assumed that this was like a walk in the park,  it became an obstacle course.

Follow these steps: (In my situation I went from pc A (vista) to pc B (win7))

1. Export the messages

Choose a location where the messages will be stored and select the desired folders.

After a while, depending on the total of mails, this process is done.

2. install outlook 2007

Speaks for itself.

3. Install Windows Live Mail

Windows 7 does not come with any mailprogram, so I had to download this via the  Windows Live Installer.

4. Import Windows Mail

After the installation we open Windows Live Mail and choose File => Import messages and browse to our previously exported Windows Mail folder.


We see that our mails are imported, although the folders could be messed up. Not a problem, afterwards we put them in the desired location.


5. Export Windows Live Mail
Now we export the mails (again), but we choose for Exchange.


6. Open Outlook 2007

When you open outlook 2007 you’ll notice an extra folder: Storage Folders. In here we find our imported mails.


Notice how the folders are a little bit “scrambled” and do not have the same architecture (Inbox in imported folder in imported folder, etc). Just move the folders to your desired location.

As you can see; just 6 ‘simple’  steps to store your mails in their new environment.


You can protect a word document against editing, so that it can only be read and printed. Occasionally you’re allowed to edit certain sections.

There’s an easy way to circumvent this protection or if you forgot the password 😉

Step by step:

  1. Open the file and select in the menu File: Save as…
  2. Save the document as RTF-format and close it
  3. Open the RTF file. Choose the “Review” tab and the “Protect Document”
  4. word_protect

  5. Click “Stop Protection”
  6. Close the “Protect Document” section

Now you are able to edit the document.


Ever wanted to create a bootable usb stick ?

Quote from Unetbootin

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive, or it can make a “frugal install” on your local hard disk if you don’t have a USB drive. It can load distributions by automatically downloading their ISO (CD image) files, or by using existing ISO files, floppy/hard disk images, or kernel/initrd files, for installing other distributions.

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