Sunday, December 30, 2007


Nowadays internet business has developed very rapidly. New business sites spring up every day. Those sites compete to introduce their products to consumers. In this case, advertising play a very important role. Many kinds of advertising are used by advertisers. Some advertisers apply Cost Per Click (CPC) advertising system in which ad publishers provide some space on their sites to put the sponsors' ads. Some apply 'read for pay' system. Meanwhile, some others apply product review system in which the products of the advertisers are reviewed by bloggers.

One of the sites which connects between advertisers and bloggers for product reviews is Blogsvertise. Blogsvertise comes from the words 'Blog' and 'Advertising'. It is a kind of blog-based advertising service. By being the member of Blogsvertise, it will be easier for advertisers to have their products reviewed. And for bloggers, they can receive income by writing an entry in their blogs about the product review required by advertisers.

The payment system applied by Blogsvertise is good. Bloggers will receive $4 - $20 per entry they have written, depending on the traffic of the sites, the quality of the sites, and other factors. Unfortunately, Blogsvertise pays only by using PayPal. So, it will be an obstacle for bloggers who want to join this program but do not have a PayPal account.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


"Photobie is image editing software that combines features amateurs can use with advanced tools professionals will appreciate. Photobie is free for personal use with no Pro upgrade to pay for -- all features are free." Demikianlah deskripsi yang saya baca ketika mengakses situs penyedia software Photobie.

Mungkin Anda semua sudah sangat familiar dengan program aplikasi pengolah gambar, yaitu Adobe Photoshop. Nah, software Photobie ini juga berfungsi sama. Bedanya Photobie adalah freeware dan ukuran file-nya sangat kecil, jadi tidak akan membebani user maupun komputernya. Berbagai fasilitas yang ada dalam Adobe Photoshop juga tersedia dalam Photobie. Tapi tentu saja... karena bersifat freeware dan file installer-nya yang sangat kecil, Photobie tidaklah selengkap Adobe Photoshop. Tapi yang jelas, Photobie tidaklah mengecewakan untuk membantu mengerjakan tugas sehari-hari, seperti mengedit foto/gambar, melukis, merancang template foto, bahkan bisa juga kita gunakan untuk menangkap gambar yang ada di layar.

Wanna try this software? You can download it here.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Random Access Memory (RAM)

Random access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a type of computer data storage. It takes the form of integrated circuits that allow the stored data to be accessed in any order, i.e. at random. The word random thus refers to the fact that any piece of data can be returned in a constant time, regardless of its physical location and whether or not it is related to the previous piece of data.

This contrasts with storage mechanisms such as tapes, magnetic discs and optical discs, which rely on the physical movement of the recording medium or a reading head. In these devices, the movement takes longer than the data transfer, and the retrieval time varies depending on the physical location of the next item.

The word RAM is mostly associated with volatile types of memory, where the information is lost when power is switched off. However, many other types of memory are RAM as well (i.e. Random Access Memory), including most types of ROM and a kind of flash memory called NOR-Flash.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Operating System

When a computer is turned on, it searches for instructions in its memory. Usually, the first set of these instructions is a special program called the operating system, which is the software that makes the computer work. It prompts the user (or other machines) for input and commands, reports the results of these commands and other operations, stores and manages data, and controls the sequence of the software and hardware actions. When the user requests that a program run, the operating system loads the program in the computer’s memory and runs the program. Popular operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh system (Mac OS), have a graphical user interface (GUI)—that is, a display that uses tiny pictures, or icons, to represent various commands. To execute these commands, the user clicks the mouse on the icon or presses a combination of keys on the keyboard.

(Source: Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2002)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Menghilangkan Balloon Tips

Anda mungkin sering merasa kesal atau sebel karena balloon tips yang sering muncul di system tray. Sebenarnya tujuannya sih baik, yaitu untuk mengingatkan pengguna komputer. Tapi karena frekuensi kemunculannya yang terlalu sering, balloon tips tersebut justru mengganggu aktivitas kita. Balloon tips biasanya muncul untuk memperingatkan bahwa antivirus perlu di-update, adanya koneksi internet, atau hal-hal lain yang dianggap Windows sangat penting.

Bagi Anda yang tidak suka dengan kehadiran balloon tips ini bisa menghilangkannya dengan cara sebagai berikut:
  • Klik Start - Run.
  • Ketik "regedit". (Tanda petik tidak diketik!)
  • Masuklah ke KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
  • Pada jendela sebelah kanan lakukan klik kanan mouse dan pilih New - DWORD Value.
  • Ketikkan nama value "EnableBalloonTips". (Tanda petik tidak diketik! Perhatikan juga cara pengetikan value tersebut. Jangan sampai salah!)
  • Tekan Enter.
  • Klik kanan value yang baru dibuat tersebut.
  • Klik Modify.
  • Pada Data Value ketikkan angka 0 untuk menghilangkan Balloon Tips.
  • Klik OK.
  • Tutup jendela Registry Editor dan Restart komputer Anda.