How to make the best use of your limited Unlimited plans

This article will teach you how to make the best use of your Broadband plans which offer unlimited Downloads at insane times of the day.

UPDATE:Also Read the article on an extremely simple method to automatically turn on and off your PC without any of the following fuss.

Some of the major Broadband providers (e.g BSNL in India) offer cheap plans wherein you have a data limited internet usage during the day but you get unlimited downloads during your sleeping hours (e.g 2.00 AM to 8.00 AM in case of BSNL in India). So, if you have to download stuff off the web you have to wake up at this time of the night and then lose sleep for an hour trying to figure out the links and then wake up again in 5hrs to switch off your internet connection.

The best way to use these plans would be to automate the whole process of switching on the PC. beginning the downloads and then turning it off by itself. I will show you exactly how to do this using resources available on a Windows XP PC and few free softwares.

1. How to Automatically turn on your PC at an assigned time

We will use the task schedulder of windows to automatically wake up your PC from 'Hibernation' or 'Stand-by' (You cannot turn-on your computer automatically after it is turned off) .

First begin the task scheduler. This is done as follows. Click on 'Windows Key'
i.Go to 'All programs' --> Accesories-->System tools-->Scheduled tasks

You will find the following screen:

ii.Click on 'Add Scheduled Task'

iii.Choose the Torrent program or any other program that you wish to start at a predefined time.

iv. Choose a time when your have free usage of the web and click on next

v. For the task scheduler to work properly you must create a password for your user account. ( if you haven't yet created one, click here to guide you through the process)

vi. Make sure you checked the 'open advanced properties tab'. This is critical to wake up your PC. (tip: you can also access the following screen by right clicking on a task under scheduled tasks and then clicking on properties)

Select the option 'Wake the computer to run this task'. This will automatically turn on your PC from hibernation or stand-by and then run the task. ( how to enable hibernation in Windows XP)

Click on 'apply' and 'OK', that's it ! your PC will now wake up by itself every night at 2:05A.m and will turn on utorrent. and utorrent will begin downloading stuff off the web without any intervention from you.

Kougon Tip: Since you can schedule any file to run by itself at a prescribed time. You can have our torrents begin by themselves. Save the torrent file onto your computer. And then make sure your Bit Torrent client will save data to a default location. Have the scheduler to run the torrent and lo! your torrents will begin to download by themselves without you having to put them inside a client!

2. How to turn-off your computer automatically

Even though this sounds like the harder task, it is actually quite easy to turn off your PC automatically. I prefer using a freeware called 'Shutdown After' to do the same.

The software is a 3.2MB download and is worth every byte of it.

Click here to download Shutdown After v2.2

The software is self explanatory in nature and has very few options. You can either set your computer to turn off after a prescribed amount of time has elapsed or at a particular time.

Set the time at which you want your PC to sleep, Hibernate, stand-by, Shut down or even Restart! and it will happen.

Using these two tricks you can have your PC waking up and shutting down all-by-itself without you having to intervene at all!!!

UPDATE 1: Some people have reported that their internet connection does not resume automatically when their PC's come out of standby. Here is a work-around for this problem.

In-order to address this problem what you need is a software to automatically configure your internet connection. One of the best softwares out there is Toshiba's ConfigFree. Using a small hack you can use this software on any computer.

The following lines were taken from a forum of PC WORLD.

" For those of us that dont have Toshiba laptops it can be made to run on other Laptop Manufacture Models too.

DOWNLOAD ConfigFree from


direct download:

look for: util_configfree_24997B.exe
Title: Config Free for Windows XP
Version: 5.90.07
Size: 14,945,416 bytes
Posted: 08/23/06
Released Date: 08/22/06
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP SP2


1-Install it program and reboot.
2-Then open regedit.
Locate the "Instcheck" line on the right side of the screen.
Set VALUE to "Satellite 5205"


4- After reboot go = Start the program from the start button, it is in the All Programs\Toshiba\Networking menu. (ENJOY)

PS: The fix instructions was from:

Help Link to option Configfree

Toshiba Help Link

Configfree will run every time you turn on your PC and will automatically configure the web for you.You will not be without the web whenever you recover from standby or even after a shutdown.

how to increase the view count of your video on Youtube

This is an apocalypse!

Here is how you can increase the view count of your videos on youtube.

I will show you a number of different methods to do this .

1. The scripting way.

 In this method, you wil be using one of the many scripting languages such as PERL , Python , PHP, JAVA to write a piece of code that opens the url to your video again and again and then closes it down.
When this piece of code is put inside a loop, the video site thinks that the video has been video numerous times(actually its equal to the number of times the loop is executed).

Some sample scripts that i found on another blog are as below:

{All the stuff after this line is from the blog icfun}

Bot to increase myspace video view count. Sample Perl/Python/PHP code

Suppose you have a video at myspace, and now you want to increase the video view count for that video. How to do that? As you know myspace is always using the XML service to handle most of the things. When the browser loaded, that XML service called to increase the view count. Suppose you have uploaded a video linked at Just extract the video ID. and use the below Perl script to increase the video view count. Just extract the video ID. and use the below Perl script to increase the video view count.

I'm giving an example of perl script to increase the video view count. Just put your perl code under a loop according to your desired number.

use LWP::UserAgent;
use HTTP::Request::Common;

my $id = 2841784;
my $url = "$id&token=29254735542157_ec2&versionID=1";
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$ua->agent('Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2006120418 Firefox/');
my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $url);
my $res = $ua->request($req);

Thats it. If you want to add proxy support with your script. Just add this inside your script.

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
my $proxy_url = "";##change your ip and port
$ua->proxy('http', $proxy_url);

If you don't know perl scripting. Here is the php code to crack. Just use the curl. Use the below code inside your loop to increase the video view count. You can use proxy support with curl. Just check the proxy of your own. If you don't know hot to set proxy with curl. I'll help.

$id = 2841784;
$url = "$id&token=29254735542157_ec2&versionID=1";

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); ## return the content into a variable
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 20);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071127 Firefox/');
$content = curl_exec ($ch);
curl_close ($ch);

Now you don't know curl, or not interested, or not exist with your apache. Then more simpler code. Just use inside your loop to increase the video view count. Only drawback of this is, you can't add any proxy with this function.

$id = 2841784;
$url = "$id&token=29254735542157_ec2&versionID=1";

For python lovers, here is the below code to use. Just use the code inside your loop. If you need more help on python, just look at This guy is the best in python so his blog. Ask him for more help on python.

import urllib2

id = "2841784";
url = ""+id+"&token=29254735542157_ec2&versionID=1";
opener = urllib2.build_opener()
opener.addheaders = [('User-agent', 'Mozilla/5.0')]
usock =
url = usock.geturl()
data =

Thats it friends, If get compile error or any thing. just kick me, i'll fix for you guys soon of my best.

{end of stuff from the blog icfun. Whatever follows is my stuff}

That is for scripting.  So all you need to know is to run a script that can in turn fool the servers into believing that there have been numerous users accessing it.
YouTube seems to have learned of this technique and now monitors an ip address. If the same ip generates too many view; it  will not increment the video views.
A work around for this would be to use a proxy to show that the video was accessed from a different location on earth!

2.Without all the scripting and fuss

This is the technique that is easiest to use. There are some enterprising people who have created softwares to increase the numbers of  views of your video on YouTube. All you have to do is to download the software and install it. You can set the number of times your video  has to be viewed. You can also ask it to use a pre-defined proxy list. Simply hit start and lo! the number of views will begin to increase. The name of the software is TubeIncreaser

Here is the link to the software

It is a shareware which can be used for 40 minutes for free. This translates to around a 1000 views. The instructions for using the software can be found inside it or on the website above.

The software costs 100$ and it has already been cracked by the pirates.

This more or less summarizes the methods available to increase the number of views of you video

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Why you must not take up TOEFL at Reliance World

i had my Toefl exam at Rworld one of the many subsidiaries of reliance india. The exam was scheduled to begin at 9:00A.M. The reporting time was 8:30AM. All the 20 students who were scheduled to take up the exam arrived on tot.
The officials began to arrive only at 8:00AM. There seemed to be one head and 2 helpers. we waited to be called in until 9:30AM. The officials or the three people there kept on saying that the exam would begin in 15min . And this went on till 11:30 AM !!!!!
And finally at 11:30 AM we were allowed inside and alloted seats.
There were no apologies or any such thing for the delay.
The reason given for the delay when asked for was that the servers of ETS were down. Since i had a few friends writing the test on the same day. A centre located 2 blocks away from mine was able to hand out the test at 9:30AM inspite of the scheduled 10:00 AM start. So there must have been something wrong with the Rworld.

So an exam that is to begin at 9:00am begins at 11:30 AM ruining your entire day and all due to some false reasons. It is therefore better to avoid the Rworld outlets to write your Toefl.

But there is a silver lining here. Their computers are good and if you are lucky you will find some high quality headphones!

One other thing that i noticed was that the customers who had come there were all complaining about their false promises. Ridiculous complaint booking procedures ( you need to call a call-centre to book an appointment to complain about their service!) . And expensive bills.

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My First Blog From FLOCK

This will be my first blog direct from the flock browser. Flock seems to be just amazing. it lets you connect to all the best social networking sites out there. It runs on the same core software as firefox does and is updated frequently to account for the changing webosphere. This is the browser of the future.


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How to remove Internet Explorer 8 from a windows PC

Windows IE8 the newest iteration of the dying Internet Explorer from Microsoft is a little too bad. it is so bad that even microsoft update services do not recognize it as a browser !1

So you may want to remove it. here is how to do it

Go to --> Control panel --> add/remove programs --> choose windows internet Explorer 8 beta 1 --> click on uninstall

lo! IE is gone for good. it will be replaced by The older version of the internet explorer that existed on your PC.

The Software Search Engine

Use the following search engine to search for softwares only.

happy googling

How to make people go green

Yet another video was released from the viga productions. This time their theme is "go green". The story is like- trying to make the world go green by using peace and when it doesn't work use force. The movie is in a regional language of India "Kannada" and has subtitles in english.