Sunday, November 09, 2014

Kill Windows Processes That Won't Die with "Ultimate Process Killer"


When trying to kill a process in Windows, you probably head for one of the following:

  • The Processes tab in Windows Task Manager's, where you try killing the process (tree)
  • Or Sysinternals Process Explorer, which may succeed where Task Manager failed. 
However, if Sysinternals Process Explorer can't kill a process, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there is no hope and for wondering why Windows is still so darn stupid ;)

However, this evening I succeeded in killing a very stubborn process using a utility named after a future Arnold Schwarzenegger movie: Ultimate Process Killer.
It's free on Sourceforge and I was able to use it to successfully kill a process in Windows 7 that refused to be killed by the options mentioned above. I even tried suspending and unsuspending the process in Process Explorer, which I saw suggested somewhere, but that also didn't work for me. By the way, I have no idea how well it will work on other versions of Windows, but I recommend you give this tool a shot if you're out of other options.

I was alerted to the tool here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-kill-stubborn-process-that-fails-to-end-process-in-task-manager/#comment-1120014170

Friday, October 24, 2014

You Should Buy Some Bitcoin Now

 The reality is as follows...

Bitcoin will without a shadow of a doubt at very least enjoy another surge when consumer-friendly applications that support Bitcoin hit a tipping point where ease-of-purchase, ease-of-use and breadth-of-acceptance all hit a sufficient level. Those levels will be reached. Most likely next year (2015). Probably in the Summer (July).

So now is a great time to buy some Bitcoin. It's cheap, there are plenty of apps now that make it easy to spend and accept (e.g. if you run a small shop, or even just sell things at school).
Bitonic.nl is a Dutch website that has been selling Bitcoin for ages. It always offers an incredibly generous exchange rate, even better than other major sellers like Coinbase.
Forget Bitcoin exchanges, these really are a waste of time for consumers like you and me. 
If you buy on Bitonic via this link, I even get a tiny bit of commission :))
If you don't have a Dutch bank account, then try Circle.com or Coinbase.com

So go on, go for it! You don't need to buy a whole 1 Bitcoin. You can just buy 0.5 or 0.1 Bitcoin if you want!

If you don't know how to get a Bitcoin "wallet" then you don't need to look any further than Blockchain.info
Blockchain.info is one of the most trusted websites in the Bitcoin world as has been around since the early days of Bitcoin.
They now have excellent iPhone and Android apps. Just install the app, sign up for an account and you will get a wallet with a so-called "wallet address". 
Just enter your wallet address when you buy your Bitcoin on Bitonic.nl and within a few minutes your Bitcoin will be transferred to your Blockchain account (and you will see it in the app).
There you go, ready to spend that Bitcoin! or wait and watch the fun when the price creeps back up :))

Enjoy!


Monday, September 15, 2014

AppInfo Lists Tweaks by Install Date

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The AppInfo iPhone tweak is unmissable on a jailbroken iPhone, giving you access to all sorts of information:
  • A list of your apps from the Apple AppStore
  • A list of Cydia tweaks and repositories
  • Springboard tweaks
  • iPod music
Most of which can be exported as a simple or detailed list that you can email (to yourself).

Extra noteworthy is that the lists of AppStore apps and Cydia tweaks can be sorted:
  • Alphabetically
  • Size
  • Date Installed
Install Date helps you remember which apps or tweaks you installed most recently. Can be very useful, for example to help you identify sudden problems you may experience with newly installed apps or tweaks, like sudden increased battery drain, poor performance, or crashes.

This Cydia tweak can be found in the BigBoss repository, usually shipped by default in Cydia.

Hope you found this useful!

If so, and you're feeling generous, please tip some Bitcoin above left, cheers!

Josh
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