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Windows Backup Files/Folders to Date Specific File

How to use Windows Backup/Restore Wizard to backup to date specific folder/filename?

Here are the steps:

1. Create a backup scheme using Windows Backup and Restore wizard. The scheme file will end with *.bks and store under

“C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup “@C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\”

2. Download DOFF utility from We need this to output the date/time value to our backup file.

3. Create a batch file with the following text:

@echo off
for /f “tokens=1-5 delims=/ ” %%a in (‘doff yyyy/mm/dd/hh/mi’) do (
set yyyy=%%a
set dd=%%b
set mm=%%c
set hh=%%d
set mi=%%e)
md f:\%yyyy%%mm%%dd%%hh%%mi%\
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup “@C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\dailybackup.bks” /n “%yyyy%%mm%%dd%%hh%%mi%.bkf created %mm%/%dd%/%yyyy% at %hh%:%mi% ” /d “Set created %mm%/%dd%/%yyyy% at %hh%:%mi% ” /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j “dailybackup” /l:s /f “f:\%yyyy%%mm%%dd%%hh%%mi%\dailybackup.bkf”

Basically what the batch file does is take year/month/day/hour/minute value from DOFF and assign to variable a/b/c/d/e/f, then make a directory with the date/time as folder name, then call Windows Backup wizard to backup the actual data to the newly created date/time folder.

4. For repeated scheduled backup, you can call the batch file to run at specific date/time by using Windows Scheduler.


How to Capture Your S60 Mobile Phone Screen Shot

I need a tool to capture the screen shot of my Nokia 6600 showing the new themes that I uploaded and installed.

After google for the tool, I found this useful tool just to do that. Best of all it is FREE.

It is called ScreenSapS60 and can be downloaded free from the link below

TerraMobilis – Software for Symbian S60:


Mobile Youtube Site forMobile Devices

Youtube has launched the mobile version of its video wwebsite.

Currently some users reported that only some phone models are able to access the site.
Here is the list:

Nokia E61 -working
E70 -not working
N80i -working

If view by using Windows XP Firefox browser, it shows ” This page is not available.” but with a
icon linking to

YouTube ToGo:


New Firefox Update

Another release of Firefox, the browser that I am currently using. I cannot stress more on the advantages of Firefox over Internet Explorer.

Firefox is MUCH MUCH faster that IE in displaying webpage.

IE is such a lame program that it simply copy Firefox’s tab function. Hello Bill, no more idea issit?

So many plugins and add-ons for Firefox users to choose from, including some that I am using now:

Adsense Notifier
Alexa Bar
Faster Fox
Deepest Sender (the editor that I am using to post this blog into my site)
One Click Downthemall

and many more. I like the idea of plugins and add-ons because users can add in the functionality that they like and need into Firefox without request and begging for the lame asses M$ to adding to IE.


Migrating from Windown XP to Windows Vista?

Microsoft has been so nice to its user knowing that migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista is not an easy task.

Thats why they come out with Windows Easy Transfer. Basically it is a tool to make your work easier to transfer/copy your files, photos, music, email, settings, and more to your new Windows Vista based PC.

Windows Easy Transfer supports the following operating systems:
1) Windows XP SP2 to Windows Vista
2) Windows Vista to Windows Vista

Windows Easy Transfer supports transfers via any one of the following methods:
1) USB Easy Transfer Cable
2) Network connection
3) Removable media (such as a USB flash drive or external hard disk)
4) CD or DVD

Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP:


For network admin: Windows Vista Hardware Assessment

If you are a network administrator, you will need this tool to help you assess all the pc in your network whether they are capable to be upgraded to windows vista.

from Microsoft website:

The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is a tool that will find computers on a network and perform a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Through use of the detailed inventory data, the tool will assess and report whether the computers can run Windows Vista, where to find drivers for devices on the computers, and provide recommendations for hardware upgrades, where appropriate.

The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool does not require the deployment of agent software on the computers being inventoried and assessed. It provides a secure, quick, and easy way to determine which computers, in a networked environment, are Windows Vista ready.

Download details: Windows Vista Hardware Assessment:


Blog From Deepest Sender – deepest sender: screenshots:

Just installed Deepest Sender (a move from using post via email). Just testing it out if it meets my liking.

Blog via email is more convenient but unless I found the way to make the email text formatted nicely, I will have to try other solutions. Hope Deepest Sender can meet my requirement.

FYI, Deepest Sender is a plugin (.xpi) for Firefox, which means you can launch it by right-clicking from the Firefox browser itself. Nice for a lazy lamer like myself.

Let’s see how the text will format itself in this post 😉

main login window

Wow! drag and drop images also works! hehehe, a nice point added.

This is a link:, will it auto hyperlink? or I will try hyperlink it here:

Hey, and Deepest Sender supports categories as well, another plus point from plain old post by email.

Color text. Red, Blue, Yellow! Nice!

Ramblings Software Technology

Hidden Text CSS – Googlebot is looking?

Hidden Text CSS is now readable by Googlebot? Well, here is some discussion on DigitalPoint forum on this topics:-

how can google automatically confirm that css is actually being used to hide text. Surely a human would need to confirm. For example, if I wanted to hide text i might use css to make my text the same colour as the background which Google could maybe check automatically but what if I use css to make my text the same colour as a background image? I say this because google obviously….

Personally I think Google will sooner or later fix up all the tricks, including trick like hidden text css.

The Zen of CSS Design : Visual Enlightenment for the Web (Voices That Matter)


Software Technology

Drupal Module – Service Links

Drupal Module – Service Links is a very useful module where you can add some very common sociable icons on your page. Here is what the writer says:

The service links module enables admins to add the following links to nodes:

* – Bookmark this post on
* Digg – Submit this post on
* Reddit – Submit this post on
* Technorati – Search Technorati for links to this post

The site owner can deside to show the links as text, image or both. What node types to display links for and if the they should show on the front page or not.

Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress