Monday, March 30, 2009

One More Online Personality Test

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." - Sun Tzu

Since I found out about an online blogger personality analyzer, I researched more a bit about personality test. You could try this one: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm . I got an INTP result which I think is a more accurate description of my personality.

Sometimes I get comments like I never show my emotional side. Or I seem too cool even though the world around me is in panic. Sometimes that is a positive comment and yet sometimes it is not. Because there is a tendency for me to appear like I don't care at all.

I have asked myself at times, why am I like that? Could I be different? Or Am I stuck to be like this forever because it appears I'm just sick in the head or something? Lol.

But come to think of it, we can only learn what goes wrong and what not to do next time. But we can never really change who we are. Because that is how we are built. That is how God planted us (if you believe in a God like I do). I think, like Sun Tzu, one of the keys to success is accepting who you are and thriving in what you have and what you can offer.

And so you are saying, "Hey, I thought this is a technology blog?" Ok. Enough of that vague musings. Just try the test. You might find a use for it or something. Lol.

Related Link:

Blogger Personality Analyzer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blogger Personality Analyzer

They say that there are always three sides to a person. Who you think you are, Who others think you are, and Who you really are. I have a general perception of myself which maybe different from how my friends see me. But what the heck. Our mind will keep spinning trying to figure out our real personality type.

So let's just forget about that crap. Let just say we are what we are. And that's about it.

Make sense?

No?

Lol. I'm just trying to be funny today. There is an online personality analyzer that can give an idea about us. You can find it at http://typealyzer.com/index.php?lang=en. I entered this blog and I got ESTP - The Doer. Some part of it is right like this quote "more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time."

But I think I'm more of the introvert type.

Related Link: Carl Jung Typology Test

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Parts of A Flash Game

If you are going to make a Flash game here are the things you need to make.

1. Pre-Loader. Although broadband is the standard connection now a days there are still some who use the internet using slow dialup. A preloader would insure that your player see's something like a percentage counter. Instead of getting the notion that your program might have hanged.

2. Intro Screen. This contains the title of your game.

3. Instruction or Help screen. Helps the player know how to operate the game.

4. Game Level Screens.

5. Game Loop. Is the heart of a Flash game. It is an infinite loop but can be stopped when certain conditions are met. Like if the player completes the game or the game hero or heroes die. The game loop is responsible for tracking the various status of ingame objects and ensuring that they perform their programmed tasks based on player commands and ingame conditions.

6. Game Over / Retry Screen. Shows up when the player loses. It can also show the High Score screen.

7. Credits. Display the people responsible for creating the game as well as the people who helped them make it. This screen can be shown by pressing a button in the intro screen or after the player completes the game.

8. Highscore Screen. Gives a feedback of how the current player performed compared to other previous player of the game.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free ISO Image File Reader

If for some reason you needed to read an ISO image file in your hard disk instead of your CD drive, Microsoft has a free tool that allows you to create a virtual CD drive using your hard disk.

You can find the program here.

When you run this program it will create 3l files: vcdcontroltool.exe, vcdrom.sys, and readme.txt

1. You need to put vcdrom.sys in your C:\windows\system32\
2. Run vcdcontroltool.exe
3. Click the install driver button and choose c:\windows\system32\vcdrom.sys
4. Then click the Start button and then the OK button
5. Click Add Drive button
6. Then click Mount button and choose the ISO image file in your hard disk

After these steps you should be able to read the ISO image file as if it was a CD drive in your computer.

Friday, March 6, 2009

How to Backup Your Blogger/Blogspot Blog

There has been a lot of times when my entries here magically disappeared costing me several months of work.

Fortunately, there is now an easy way to backup Blogspot blogs.

In your blog's control panel, if you look under the Settings tab, you will see Blog Tools section. Beside it you will see an option to Import Blog, Export Blog, and Delete Blog. Export Blog will allow you to save the contents of your blog in your hard disk. Import Blog will allow you to restore a previously saved copy.

Related Link: To Begin Again

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Windows XP Stuck in a Login Logout Loop

So I quickly dropped what I was doing and went over to their place. When I got there I found this Windows XP PC that keeps getting redirected to the login screen after logging in. I asked if they have another working computer.

Like always, I searched the web to find if someone else have already encountered this problem. Sure enough I found that the problem was being caused by a virus. The author said it was being caused by a virus called BlazeFind. Here are the steps I did to solve the problem:

1. I went to the problem PC and then I booted it using Windows XP CD.

2. I went to the recovery console, what I needed to do was go to C:\Windows\system32\

3. to do a COPY USERINIT.EXE WSAUPDATER.EXE unfortunately when I looked the USERINIT.EXE was missing

4. so I went over to the other working Windows XP PC to copy its USERINIT.EXE file. But the problem is I could not copy it to the problem PC because Windows XP Recovery Console won't detect the USB drive.

5. So what I did was reboot the problem PC normally.

6. I then looked if a folder was accessible through the network. Luckily the owner of the problem pc did have a writable shared folder so I copied USERINIT.EXE to the shared folder.

7. I then booted the problem PC again and used the RECOVERY CONSOLE.

8. I copied USERINIT.EXE to C:\Windows\System32

9. I the proceeded again to step 3.

10. After I was finished. I rebooted and I was able to login normally.

11. The final adjustment I made was to go to run REGEDIT and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsNT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

12. I then typed C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, as it's value.

Make sure that the comma is included. Make sure also to do a malware and virus scan after doing the above steps.

But what if you were not as lucky as I am and you could not see the problem PC in the network? What you could do here is remove the hard disk and make it a slave drive of a working Windows XP PC. Copy the files needed to fix the problem. Then you put back the hard disk in the original PC you took it from. And then fix the problem by following the needed steps I stated above.