Recoverying W7 admin user

I came across these links when trying to recover a Windows 7 system which had been “upgraded”

We had lost the one admin user password and a shell had been installed in the Admin user.

I logged into the BIOS and added the DVD as a legacy device.

I used the install disk to open up a command window.  I then used trick No 4. “Use the Sticky Keys trick to reset the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP password” from this article, 12 ways how to reset the Windows administrator password – Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP  which takes you to this article, The Sticky Keys Trick. This allowed me to reset the password.

I then downloaded autorunsc which can be run from my emergency cmd shell. ( I downloaded it using a non admin user and copied the files to my emergency directory and run the program from my emergency shell.) It opens as a windows program. I was then able to delete the startup link for the crapware.

I was then able to use the admin user to remove the crapware.

I reset the sticky key program and then deleted the DVD as legacy device.

Vancouver

Always wanted to go. Had to do some research for some travel in June 2013

I’ll fill this out according to me usual template later, or not.

Housing Costs

Trying to build a time series showing cost of housing as a proportion of income.

The facts aren’t easy to  find, and the graphing technique isn’t easy either, given the income distribution range and the geographic income and house pricing diversity.

I used a google search on housing costs as a proportion of income trend, which finds nothing obvious on the first page. I have also checked out the ONS site, and their Housing and Households page which has House Prices Report, on further inspection on the data tab  there is a Housing Prices report which has  historical data and table 28 may be what I need. ONS refers to DCLG

I also moved onto the FRS which is now at the DWP site.

Researching demand, I ran a google search on “london is the world’s top city for multi-millionaires”, I was looking for a sepcific City AM article, which I found, it seems the article was based on a report by a London Consultancy called Wealthinsight and was probably handled better at the Guardian where they have widget on their datablog.

New RSS/XML tools

AS the big boy’s look to enclose our content, the architecture I articulated in Are Blogs losing their influence has been broken, badly. I originally used Friendfeed & mingle as my aggregators but it’s a bit tricky

I have documented IFTT  on this wiki and Feedly on my blog, they ahve led me to the following potential sites that might help me repair it.

See also Feed Aggregation, paper.li and storify, and Dave Winers, tabs

Social Login

I have just installed  Social Login on this site, some of the authentication services, not surprisingly require a setup process, most of which I have not done.

One All has some good help pages, the following services do not require set up,

Blogger, Hyves, Live Journal, mail.ru, Open ID, Stack Exchange and WordPress

22 May 2013 : Problems testing with WordPress, I have asked for help here…..

4th June : Still stuck with WordPress, now need a WordPress blog owner to test for me. Big help form Claude Schlesser at oneall.com

The setup guidance for Yahoo, Twitter, Google and Facebook are very good easy to follow.

I have configured Disqus, but not yet tested it.

Next to test a raw OA provider; should be fun.

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Now on ello.davelevy.info, not yet tested, I am using the same server account for all the subdomains. I copied the parameters.

Open ID

On the 20th April, I installed Social Login on this Wiki.

This involved me registering the sites with http://www.oneall.com/. This points towards open-id, and I have discovered these links,

  1. http://openid.net/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID

and this, below which talks about how to run an open id server, since I if not you, am losing trust in the big boys.

P2P DNS

Looking at DNS and the attempt to P2P it.

Peter Sunde launched a project, reported at Computer World in an article called “P2P DNS to take on ICANN after US domain seizures”

It seems to have got stuck. This article dated 18 Oct 2011 and called Continuing the Distributed DNS System on Slashdot has some pointers. See also P2P-DNS taking control of the Internet  at memeburn.com.

The nearest successor seems to be namecoin, see http://namecoin.info/ , http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page & its wikipedia page

While researching this I came across a page on alternate roots at Wikipedia.

Life after Google reader

So it’s finally going, should have left it when they swapped RSS pubication for Google Plus only.

Where to go?

Here’s the Google Blog, here’s the Google Reader Blog and here’s Life Hacker. Dave Winer says Good Riddance, and suggests you build your own river by checking his out.

Here’s Melange on how to get the OPML file.

Replacements

Here’s the Productivityist on his view on how to get off it as a Mac User, it’s part of a series and he decided that Google Reader was a step too far, although he talks about the obvious alternatives.

The one’s I have found by harvesting advice is below.

Not sure about Bloglines, it’s where I came from, but no-one is suggesting that one should go back!

Bloglines

So giving this a try, exported the OPML nad uploaded, that was easy. It has a widget and reader view. Need to get to grips with UI. Seems to be more difficult to dismiss the boring bits.

It has multiple widgets that give you massive choice of how each news feed looks and feels. The tags/folders correspond to pages.

It’s mobile/small scree interface is poor.

Can’t see how to make a forwarding feed.

Feedly

Getting in is easy; it has an Android version.

The blog has an, as yet unread, article on getting started for google reader exiles.

Both the screen and phone version will require a reorganisation of the hierarchy.

This is rather awesome, it has a share with delicious feature, a blog; it requires the installation of an addin/plugin, which I have done on my works laptop, using chrome, and home desktop using firefox. I ma not yet happy with the hierarchy, but I am sure I will.

The share with features are a good first step to recreating a news feed, but at the moment you have to use my Delicious or mingle.

Sharing my Reading List

I used to use books.livingsocial.com but they’ve gone away.

I revisited this page in January 2014, and added that WordPress have at least one plugin, here is one called Currently Reading Book and this link, How to get an RSS feed out of an Amazon wish list, does what it says which may help on reading next.

When ever I first wrote this, I considered writing my own.

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What to do next? Google Books offer a reading list it would seem, and Amazon of course offer a wish list, they offered a Reading List via Linkedin but this seems to have gone.

Goodreads claims to offer one, http://www.goodreads.com/ but I am getting leery about these social networks. http://booksreadinglist.com/ seems optimised for facebook.

Think I might build one myself. I have moved some of the requirements to a comment.

Feed Aggregation, paper.li and storify

I am considering a revamp of my web site. I am planning to rely more on dynamic content mainly hosted in this wiki and on the blog. One item of research is how to present my bookmarks and microblog articles. I thought I was interested in paper.li vs stori.fy. Here is