Connect multiple skype accounts under one account

Create a shortcut to Skype.exe and place it on Desktop or start menu. Use a name the will help you clarify which account is which. Start Skype using this shortcut and setup your first account.

Then create another shortcut to Skype.exe with a different name. Open the “Properties” of this shortcut by right-clicking on it. In the “Target” text field of the properties dialog box, append ” /secondary” (do not use the quotes) to the Skype.exe path that is already there.
For example: “C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe” /secondary

Now you can change icons in order to identify easier each account

Well known but usefull shortcut keys for Windows

Any version of Microsoft Windows

Shortcut Keys

Windows Key + D

Minimizes all windows and shows desktop. Also reopens all windows.

Windows Key + E

Opens a new Windows Explorer window.

Windows Key + F

Opens a new find or search function. Typically done by clicking Start, Find or Start, Search.

Windows Key + L

Locks your workstation so no one can access your desktop without your password.

Windows Key + M

Minimizes all windows.

Windows Key + M + Shift

Reopens all minimized windows.

Shortcut Keys [continued]

Windows Key + R

Opens the run command. Typically done by clicking on Start, Run.

Alt + Tab

Switches between your open windows.

Access Your MySQL Server Remotely Over SSH

So you’ve got MySQL on your web server, but it’s only opened to local ports by default for security reasons. If you want to access your database from a client tool like the MySQL Query Browser, normally you’d have to open up access from your local IP address… but that’s not nearly as secure.

So instead, we’ll just use port-forwarding through an SSH tunnel, so your MySQL client thinks it’s connecting to your localhost machine, but it’s really connecting to the other server through the tunnel.

If you are using the command line ssh, the command would look like this. (You can do the same thing graphically in Putty or SecureCRT options if you need to)

ssh -L 3306:localhost:3306 geek@webserver.com

The syntax is ssh -L <localport>hostname<remoteport> <username>@<servername>. We’re using localhost as the hostname because we are directly accessing the remote mysql server through ssh. You could also use this technique to port-forward through one ssh server to another server.

If you already have mysql running on your local machine then you can use a different local port for the port-forwarding, and just set your client tools to access MySQL on a different port.

Once you’ve got the ssh tunnel going, you can open up MySQL Query Browser and enter in the details for your remote server, using localhost as the server host, and adjust the port to whatever you used.

Steve Ballmer Clarifies Rumors of New Xbox

Just in case anyone was still clinging to the hope that Microsoft really did have plans to release a new Xbox, Steve Ballmer has put rumors to rest for good by apologizing for his poor choice of words last week.

ZoomFollowing speculation that the company was going to release a new Xbox 360 based around Project Natal, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at The Executive’s Club of Chicago and said some things that at least hinted toward new Xbox hardware in 2010.

TGDaily’s Wolfgang Gruener was at the event in Chicago and reported that, during a speech about the recession, Ballmer “openly” confirmed rumors that the company would launch a new console in 2010. Steve described the device as having a “natural interface,” and went on to say that it will be equipped with technology that is “really, really, close” to actuality as well as have a built incamera with the ability to recognize movement and voice.

Microsoft denied new hardware several times after Gruener’s story was picked up by other major blogs. Xbox’s Major Nelson took to his blog and clarified that as the Xbox team stated at E3, “we’re are not even halfway through the current console generation lifecycle and believe Xbox 360 will be the entertainment center in the home for long into the next decade.” Nelson went on to say that Project Natal will be an important part of the Xbox platform, but added that the company has yet to confirm a release date for the peripheral. Director of Product Management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Aaron Greenberg said, «There will be no new console,» adding that the company would not be launching a Xbox “anytime soon,” and finishing with, «I really believe he was speaking about Project Natal.»

Ballmer yesterday told IGN that he was sorry, reiterating the point that the company is not planning an Xbox launch for next year. «I confused the issue with my poorly chosen words,» he told IGN. «There is no news in my comments. Things are as reported after E3,» he finished. So there you have it, straight from the instigator’s mouth.

HOW TO USE SHARED CALENDARS IN OUTLOOK

Having shared calendars is a great time saving feature that any business can use. It is a

way to keep track of meetings, conference room availability, co-worker availability and even

device availability such as a loaner laptop. If you have a Small Business Server or Exchange

Server and use Microsoft Outlook for your email, you already have the tools you need to

start using shared calendars.

How to Schedule a Meeting

1 Click on the Calendar button.

2 Click on New Appointment in the upper left.

3 In the New Appointment window you can type a username where it says Click here to

add a name. Hit enter after you type the name.

4 You will now see that user’s calendar. Busy time is indicated by a blue line and time

where they are out of the office is indicated by a purple line.

5 There are multiple ways to set a meeting time:

5.1 Use the green and red vertical lines to specify the start and end time of the

meeting. Make sure they don’t overlap busy time for any of the required attendees.

5.2 At the bottom of the New Appointment window (on the Scheduling tab) you will see

Meeting Start Time and Meeting End Time.

5.3 On the Appointment tab you will see Start Time and End Time in the middle

of the window.

6 Enter the subject and location of the meeting on the Appointment tab.

7 Attendees will also see any notes entered in the large white box at the bottom of

the Appointment tab.

How to View Someone Else’s Calendar

You must have the correct permissions setup to view another person’s calendar. There

are multiple ways to do view another person’s calendar:

1 You can follow the instructions under How to Schedule a Meeting.

2 You can also click on File, Open, Other User’s Folder. Type the name of the person

whose calendar you want to view and choose Calendar from the folder type dropdown.

Click OK. Once you’ve done this you will see that person’s calendar listed under Other

Calendars if you click on the Calendar button.

3 If you’ve previously viewed this person’s calendar, click on the Calendar button. Put a

checkmark next to their name under Other Calendars.

How to Change Permissions on Your Own Calendar

If you would like everyone to be able to view your calendar, make sure the default name has

the Reviewer permission level.

1 Click on the Calendar button.

2 Under My Calendars on the upper left, right click on Calendar and click on Properties.

3 Click on the Permissions tab.

4 You can review the current permissions listed in the white box at the top.

5 If you would like to remove a current permission, click on that name then click on the

Remove button.

6 To add a new permission, click on Add. Find the name that you would like to add in the

list, double click on it then click OK.

7 You can give that person default permission by choosing from the Permission Level

dropdown. You can also choose Custom Permissions just below that dropdown.