Saturday, February 27, 2010

Faster Internet Speed/Connection

I don't really know if this works or I am just fooling myself. When I play 'Cafe World' I always experience slow connection. I'm waiting for YouTube to load first before I can watch a video. But after I immediately tried this 'tweak', as you may call it, the connection immediately improved. Faster 'Cafe World' and no waiting for video to load in YouTube, simultaneously! Anyways, I would be glad to share this to anyone who's experiencing slow connection to the internet.

1. Right click on My Computer
2. Click Properties
3. Click Hardware tab
3. Click Device Manager
4. Double click on Ports or you can just click on the + sign
5. Right click on Communications Port (COM1)
6. Click properties
7. Click on Port Settings tab
8. Set the Bits per second to 128000
9. Set the Flow control to Hardware

As far as I am using it, there aren't any side effects or bad effects on my PC... yet! So you just better try it in your own risk. Or if it gave you good effect, tell it here on comments. ;)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Convert .DOCX to .DOC for Free

If you are having a hard time opening and reading .DOCX and other Microsoft Office 2007 documents (Excel and Powerpoint), there is a free and an easier way of viewing them without installing MSOffice 2007.

You don't have to pay some websites that offer conversion of such documents. One solution is to download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack here

For Mac users, you can use Open XML Converter that allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. It can also convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Office 2004 for Mac and Office version X for Mac. You can choose to convert and open one file, or convert a large number of files.

Download the files here:

.dmg size: 45MB

Open the program after installing.
You will see this:

Drag the .docx file through the center and the program will do the rest.