Friday, April 17, 2015

Opera Turbo mode for Chrome?

Does Chrome have Turbo mode like Opera?

No. But it should!

Well, if you don't know, Opera Turbo mode is a brilliant mode that could help you bypass most firewall/blocked website, by give you a proxy gate. That is one, but the most useful feature, and be a powerful reason why some people still use Opera.

Ultrasurf could have you the same, but it is coming worse, slow and useless.

Chrome does not have Turbo mode, that is sad, but an add-on, that mostly work the same way as Opera Turbo mode does (but really work better and super faster than Ultrasurf add-on) is Data Compression Proxy.

It is not that popular, but going to (or it is better if it stays unpopular, er, isn't it?) I don't really care, it works like a charm. You could search it, or just click here:

Yep, working like a charm.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

You know you've been in Vietnam too long when:

Vietnamese lady drivers in differing weather conditions
You know you've been in Vietnam too long when:
  • You think it’s normal to have a beer at 9:00 a.m
  • You begin to enjoy VN TV programs
  • You look both ways before crossing a one way street
  • You realize that ALL your problems are caused by Vietnam girls or cranky ATM's
  • You put salt, chilli and Fish sauce on your fruit
  • A Vietnam cop stops you for a minor infraction and you automatically reach for your wallet
  • You think that a Honda Civic is a prestigious car
  • All your tee-shirts are emblazoned with the name of some bar
  • You can’t remember the last time you wore a suit and tie
  • You think a polo shirt and jeans are formal attire
  • Someone tells you that watching VN politics is like watching two chameleons making love, and you understand the analogy
  • You aren’t upset when the bar girl next to you eats Dog and Fish Sauce as a snack
  • Later the same night, you actually kiss the bar girl who earlier dined on the Dog and Fish Sauce
  • You haven’t had a solid stool for five years
  • You wake up in the morning and realize that you have nowhere to go and all day to get there
  • You think white wine goes well with with anything
  • You understand when your VN wife says, ‘My friend you’ or ‘Same, same, but different’
  • A VN bar girl you’ve just met tells you that her mother is deathly ill and you just laugh and walk away
- You realize that your Vietnamese wife’s loyalties belong to:
1. Her parents2. Her brats from a previous marriage to a Vietnamese scoundrel who deserted her
3. Any remaining blood relatives
4. The family buffalo
5. The family’s goldfish
6. You
  • The Vietnam Navy buys a new submarine and you’re not surprised when the first thing they do is remove the mufflers and hang da VN flag from the rear view mirror
  • You consider your mobile phone a fashion accessory
  • You start wearing flip flops everywhere
  • You start driving cars with bare feet
  • You become an expert on buying and selling gold jewelry
  • Dogs become animals you'd rather kick than pet
  • When driving a car you'll start using every free inch of the road
  • You flash your 4 indicator lights when driving straight on at an intersection
  • It’s two days before payday, so you only go to Bia Hoi on the corner
  • You believe that buying a gold chain is an acceptable courtship ritual, or at least a form of foreplay
  • You think a calendar more useful than a watch
  • You stand in the shadow of a telephone pole while waiting for a bus
  • You can't remember the last time you had a dry fart
  • You think putting ice in red wine is normal
  • You phone home and talk like a retard
  • You don't care or know what day of the week it is
  • You think 15kb's of upload speed is quite fast
  • You begin to think you actually are a 'Hansum Man'
  • You automatically without thinking swear in Vietnamese
  • You have a Vietnam nickname (Monkey)
  • You own a CD compilation with Gangnam Style at the top of the pile
  • You sit in a bar in Saigon surrounded by half naked girls and you just want to watch the golf on the small screen in the corner
  • You avoid walking under fruit laden coconut palms
  • You avoid looking into a girls eyes longer than 3 seconds
  • Your hotel lets you in accompanied by 2 or 3 girls after paying a surcharge and you think it is normal
  • You know where to buy booze no matter where you are
  • You realize your whisky and soda is rum based
  • You accept 5 on a motorbike when shopping is normal
  • You accept builders clambering up bamboo scaffolding with no boots or helmets
  • You count the number of passengers embarking on a ferry
  • You automatically get green tea to accompany your coffee and dont bat an eyelid
  • Pedestrian crossings mean nothing
  • Nothing surprises you and things are not always what they seem
  • You realize Vietnam logic does not tally with Western logic
  • You don’t believe anything they tell you!

Friday, April 3, 2015

A problem with opening the Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2013 files

Picture from arstechnica
Ever meet the problem with Microsoft Office 2013, or even 2010 (Powerpoint) in Windows 7/8 that you can not open the Powerpoint file or any files and it always appears the 'repair' thing like this:

"The presentation cannot be opened. Your antivirus program may prevent you from opening the presentation. To fix this problem, make sure your antivirus program is current and working correctly. If the problem persists and the presentation is from someone that you trust, turn off your antivirus program, and then try to open the presentation again. If you do this, make sure you turn on your antivirus program again after you open the presentation."

That is a 'Windows defender' effect that prevent the code/virus inside the files when you open them. Here is the solution to turn it off and your file become 'openable' (at your own risk, so be sure about the file source when you do it, or if you just don't care or don't have any idea what is it and just want to open the file, then just do this):

Open Powerpoint
Click File
Click options
Click Trust Centre
Click Trust Center Settings
Click Protected View
Untick first three boxes in there, or at least the "Enable Protected View for files originating from the Internet"
April 3rd 2015