Nov 21, 2008

How to: Add a borderless Flickr Slideshow to Blogger Gadgets

If you'd like a Flickr Slideshow added as a Blogger Gadget, like the one shown on this Blog, then we've got a solution for you.


1. Log in to your Blogger and go to Dashboard

2. Click Layout

3. Click Add a Gadget

4. Scroll down to HTML/Javascript and Click the + sign

5. Put in a title if you want. Then copy & paste the following code into Content.

<iframe src="" width="180" height="180" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

6. You can resize the slideshow by replacing width="180" and height="180" with your own numbers. Replace XXXXXXX@NXX with your own Flickr id.

Don't know what your Flickr id is? Click here:

7. Click Save and you're all set. Sit back and enjoy!


UltraVNC "Preconfigured to prevent users from setting their own password"

So we've installed UltraVNC on all of our machines via the Administrator login. Unfortunately, when we switched over to our User account, we got the following message:

"No password has been set and this machine has been preconfigured to prevent users from setting their own password."

If you received this message, as I did, here's what we have to do to fix it.

1. Log into your administrator account.

2. Go to the start menu and click Run

3. Type in regedit


5. Click File and then Export to some location of your choice i.e. c:\UltraVNC.reg

6. Log into the User account that is displaying the problem above

7. Browse to the drive we saved the UltraVNC.reg

8. Double click and click Yes

9. Now, UltraVNC works

Tip: UltraVNC settings can be edited in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3


Nov 20, 2008

How to: Remote Support via UltraVNC & DSM Encryption over VPN

"UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via Internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location." UVNC

In this post, we will go over the needs of a fictitious network we're going to support, and we'll go over instructions to install UltraVNC and deploy the DSM 128bit Encyption Plugin to our users(screenshots included). You can customize this tutorial to your own needs.

Needs on our Network:
Must work with a VPN
Connect from anywhere securely
Will run only when users need help (we do not want it running on every bootup)
Users will run the program after making a phone call to us
The program will run in the background (no tray icon)

Example: The following installation will be on a 4 computer network and 1 administrator computer

The installation file includes both Server, Viewer, and the DSM plugin. From our Viewer computer, the computers we'll be manipulating will be "Server computers." We will install UltraVNC Server on each of these 4 computers. Our computer, the administrating computer, will be the "Viewer computer," and we will only need UltraVNC Viewer.


Server Computers Setup:
1. Download via their website

2. Run UltraVNC-XXX-Setup.exe

3. Install UltraVNC on one of our "Server computers." For illustration purposes, it has an IP of

4. Once at this screen, untick all.

: If you want UltraVNC to start up every time at bootup to machines you wish to connect to, click on "Register UltraVNC Server as a system service."

5. Click Install. Exit out of any UltraVNC instances that pop up. Close down any background instances of WinVNC.exe

Copying and configuring the DSM Encryption Plugin
6. Now is the time to download and configure the DSM plugin. Download and unzip the file.

7. Copy the files to the location you installed UltraVNC, c:\Program Files\UltraVNC. As long as "MSRC4Plugin_NoReg.dsm" is located in the UltraVNC folder, then we should be ready for the next steps.

8. Open up UltraVNC Server. In this screen, the standard port for Main is 5800.

(If you change the port to something else, later on you will need to configure the client to match the port)

Set an authentication VNC password.

Next, click the drop down menu next to DSM Plugin and choose "MSRC4Plugin_NoReg.dsm."

Click Config.

9. When using the DSM Plugin, UltraVNC will be looking for a "rc4.key" which is the 128bit key we will generate. Name the key like the screenshot below "rc4.key" without the "".

Click Gen Key. OK.

10. The key will show up in c:\Program Files\UltraVNC

11. This key will be used on the computer we just configured as well as the client computer, so we'll need to copy this key on a USB stick to later transfer to our client computer.

Example: You could use this key by copying the key to all 4 Server computers and our 1 client computer c:\Program Files\UltraVNC.

Viewer (admin, support desk) Computer Setup:

1. Run UltraVNC-XXX-Setup.exe

2. Click the drop-down menu and select Viewer Only. Install.

3. Copy the rc4.key, we generated earlier and copied to our USB stick, and copy it to our Viewer comptuer c:\Program Files\UltraVNC

Testing via VPN:

1. Using our Viewer computer, now, we will connect over the Internet via our VPN connection. Once we're connected to our local network, we will then connect to the "Server computer" we just set up.

2. On the "Server computer," have the user open up UltraVNC Server. It will load up and run in the background.

3. On our "Viewer computer" open up UltraVNC Viewer, click Connect, and type in the password. You should be able to now see the "Server computer's" screen. Congratulations!


Nov 19, 2008

The Original FREE P90X Excel Workout Sheet

Simple P90X Excel Workout Sheet for: Chest & Back, Shoulders & Arms, Legs & Back, Chest Shoulders Triceps, Back & Biceps
Originally posted: March 7th, 2008

A free and simple P90X Excel Workout Sheet made to keep track of our performance during workouts. It's a simple excel sheet following 5 workout routines. You can easily fill in how many reps you did and the weights.


1. Download:

2. Print each page and staple

3. Keep the paper next to your workout spot to write down reps and weights

P.S. I took down my other site to consolidate it into this one.