Thursday, January 31, 2013

dell inspiron 1420 webcam not working

Error message 

No supported webcam driver detected. Please install driver using Dell Resource CD and launch Webcam Center again. 

found this link and downloaded the driver

after install this driver, no more error message but camera blank took pics also blank

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dell inspiron 1420 no sound after window 7 installation

no sound after window 7

after install this driver it work

found this here....but too complicated

Welcome to Microsoft Windows Forum.
I will need some more information to assist you better.
a) Are you facing this problem immediately after installing Windows 7?
b) Is the problem with both the internal and external speakers?
c) Have you checked in notification area if the mute button is turned on?

Some laptops have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a laptop, check the external volume control to make sure it's not turned all the way down.
You may follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1:   Steps to update the driver:
1) Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2) Expand sound card and right click on the sub item and click update driver.
For more information on updating a driver for the hardware, you may visit the link mentioned below:

Step 2:   If this fails then try to reinstall the sound card driver
1) Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2) Expand sound card driver and right click on the sub item and click uninstall.
3) Restart the computer.
4) Visit the manufacturer website to download the latest driver for sound card.
5) Install the driver and restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

For more information on fixing sound problems, you may visit the link mentioned below:
If the above mentioned steps doesn’t help, I suggest you to perform system restore.
You may follow the steps mentioned below:
1) Open System Restore by clicking the Start button.
2) In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.
3) If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

For more information on system on system restore, you may visit the link mentioned below:

Hope this information is useful.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Top 9 Strange Streets in the World.

Top 9 Strange Streets in the World (a revisit) 
1. Shortest Street in the World, Ebenezer Place, Scotland

Ebenezer Place
, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world's shortest street at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in). In 2006 it surpassed the previous record (5.2 m, 17 ft) set by Elgin Street, Bacup, Lancashire. The street has only one address: the front door of No. 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel.
The street originated in 1883, when Ebenezer Place was constructed; the owner of the building, a hotel at the time, was instructed to paint a name on the shortest side of the hotel. It was officially declared a street in 1887.
2. The Narrowest Street in the World (Spreuerhofstrae), Germany
Spreuerhofstrae is the world's narrowest street, found in the city ofReutlingen, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany. It ranges from 31 centimetres (12.2 in) at its narrowest to 50 centimetres (19.7 in) at its widest.
The lane was built in 1727 during the reconstruction efforts after the area was completely destroyed in the massive city-wide fire of 1726 and is officially listed in the Land-Registry Office as City Street Number 77.
3. Most Complicated Interchange in US, Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, Los Angeles, USA
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles, CA and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country. It permits entry and exit in all directions between the I-105 and the I-110. It's a stack interchange with layers of bridges making a complicated network of roads allowing smooth flow of traffic though both the interstate highways. This interchange was opened in 1993. It is a 4 level interchange with a restricted access lane that can be used by high-occupancy vehicles.
4. Most Crooked Street in US, Lombard St, San Francisco, USA
The street is famous for a small section near the top of Russian Hill, between Hyde and Leavenworth streets. Here the hill is so steep(27degrees) that it would be too dangerous for most vehicles, so between1922 and 1923 this part of Lombard Street was transformed into a switchback with eight sharp turns. Cars can only drive downhill, east-bound towards Leavenworth Street.
The crooked section of the street, which is about 1/4 mile (400 m) long, is reserved for one-way traffic traveling east (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The speed limit in this section is 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h).
5. The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, New Zealand
Baldwin Street in a suburban part of New Zealand's southern city of Dunedin, is considered the world's steepest residential street. It is located in the suburb of North East Valley, 3.5 kilometres (2.2 MI) northeast of Dunedin's city centre.
A short straight street a little under 350 metres (1,150 ft) long, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill towards Opoho, rising from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level at its junction with North Road to 100 m (330 ft) above sea level at the top, an average slope of slightly more than 1:5. Its lower reaches are only moderately steep, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper, and surfaced in concrete(200 m (660 ft) long), for ease of maintenance and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19 or 35%) that is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation rises by 1 metre.

6. Widest Street in the World, 9 De Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina, features the widest avenue in the world. At over300 feet wide, 9 de Julio Avenue occupies a gap of an entire block in the city grid, hence its incredible width. Crossing the avenue at street level often requires afew minutes, as all intersections have traffic lights. Under normal walking speed, it takes pedestrians normally two to three green lights to cross its twelve lanes of traffic.

7. Longest Street in the World, Yonge St, Ontario, Canada
The Longest Street in the World is Yonge Street (pronounced 'young'), referred to as Main Street Ontario, connects the shores of Lake Ontarioin Toronto in Canada to Lake Simcoe, a gateway to the Upper Great Lakes. Actually, it starts on the Toronto lakeshore and winds its way northwesterly along Highway 11to Rainy River, Ontario, at the Minnesota border. Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km (1,178 MI), and the construction of this street is designated an Event of National Historic Significance.

8. Largest Roundabout in the World, Putrajaya, Malaysia
World's Largest Roundabout (Putrajaya - Malaysia) Putrajaya is in the south of Kuala Lumpur. It is a new political center, the loop length of it is3.4 km. The roundabout is situated around a beautiful hill and green parks.
9. Most Confusing Roundabout in the World, Magic Roundabout, Swindon, UK
The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. In 2009 it was voted thefourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue. To be fair, once understood this intersection is amazingly functional and actually designed to reduce overall congestion. However, it is certainly an urban wonder and highly perplexing to the uninitiated.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another Weapon Against Cancer

This is for your personal health education - it is important to know
and do, if ever you need it. Remember, Chemotherapy and Radiation
kills the patient
 before the Cancer kills him.

This is a true fact - you can ask your friends who are doctors.
Doctors recommend Chemo and Radiation to others but will NEVER take
this road if they are a victim of Cancer!

Remember, long time ago, I was helping my good friend who had Nose
Cancer. I travelled with him all the way to Penang to search for cure.
Well, today he is still alive, has been free of Cancer for 6 years and
is now helping others who are in the same straits, through a NPC (Nasopharyngeal Cancer) organisation.

I met him last week and he said again - No need for Chemo and
Radiation. Got to believe a person who went to hell and came back
alive and well! And is now a helping others to survive Cancer.

He said you need three things to survive Cancer attack:

1.        Juice fresh Papaya leaves and stalk to drink.
2.        Boil Lemon grass and drink as water.
3.        Eat Apricot seeds to kill the Cancer cells.

He said Apricot seeds is nature's Chemotherapy. It is cheap and
natural. Chemo kills you - it kills everything - the collateral damage
is total. Apricot seeds which contain natural cyanide kills Cancer
without any collateral damage

I am going to eat Apricot seeds or boil them as in dessert.
With these three natural cures - Papaya leaves (or raw fuit), Lemon
Grass and Apricot Seeds, there is no need to FEAR CANCER!

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Best Countries to Retire to in 2013

The Best Countries to Retire to in 2013

ForbesBy Jacquelyn Smith | Forbes – Fri, Jan 11, 2013 4:22 PM EST
Planning to retire abroad? Ecuador is the top spot for North American retirees, according to’s newly-released Annual Global Retirement Index 2013.
This is Ecuador's fifth consecutive year at the top of the heap.

This annual Index—now in its 22nd year--ranks the best international retirement destinations. To compile the ranking, editors collated data from its team of experts on the ground in the most popular countries among U.S. and Canadian expat retirees. Editors assessed factors ranging from the price of groceries and average temperature, to utility costs and the friendliness of locals.

The information was then used to score each of the top countries out of 100 in categories such as “Real Estate,” “Climate,” “Special Benefits for Retirees” and “Health Care.

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“It’s designed to help readers compare and contrast what we believe are the best options for retirement abroad in 2013,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Livingmagazine.

“Ecuador is such an overwhelmingly attractive choice for retirees overseas today in part because your dollars really stretch there,” Stevens says. “You could live comfortably for $1,600 a month, rent included. The values extend to real estate, as well. A condo right on the coast that might cost you $1 million or more in California, you could have for less than $150,000 along Ecuador’s northern Pacific. We have readers who bought a little mountain place as well as an apartment overlooking the water and split their time between the two. They could never have afforded to do something like that in the States.”

The South American country offers great variety in lifestyle options, she adds. You have sunny beaches, temperate mountain villages, college towns where there are plenty of cultural offerings, and historic colonial cities. “This country rolls out the red carpet for its seniors, as well—offering benefits like 50% off international airfares and cultural events. Plus Ecuadorians are welcoming, friendly, and easy-going. It’s a friendly place to launch an adventure in retirement.”

Panama earned the No. 2 spot in the 2013 Retirement Index, while Malaysia rounded out the top three.
“Panama is just plain easy,” Stevens says. "Panama City is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with great restaurants, and excellent hospitals. It’s a banking and commercial hub so you find a real international community there. Panama is committed to attracting foreign retirees and offers the world’s best incentive program to do so, making it convenient and easy to get residence there.”

Like Ecuador, the cost of living in Panama is significantly lower than what you’d expect back home. “A budget of $1,700 to $2,500 a month, housing included, would see you eating out, perhaps with a housekeeper a couple days a week, movies a few times a month, and so on.”

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In the world's No. 3 retirement haven, Malaysia, English is widely spoken as the unofficial first language, making it easier for North American retirees to transition.
Asia’s top retirement destination is also exotic and far away—but it is incredibly affordable. “Talk about a place where you can step up in your lifestyle without blowing your budget,” Stevens says. “Our contributing editor there says that he and his wife rent a sea-view apartment in Penang that comes with a pool and gym for $1,000 a month. They keep a small sailboat, eat out five nights a week, have a maid that comes once a week – and do it all for $1,700 a month.”
Another perk: Malaysia is a ‘medical tourism’ destination, so you can count on excellent care that’ll run you less than half of what you’d pay in the U.S., she says. “Plus, unlike elsewhere in Asia, in Malaysia you can buy property, land, houses, and condominiums freehold.”
The most attractive retirement havens aren’t just cheap; they’re welcoming places where you can integrate into the community, she adds. “They’re safe. They’re attractive. They provide the diversions you want, which could be anything from snorkeling to the opera, depending on your interests.”
But of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all destination. You really have to think about your own priorities and what you really want. "The beach? Maybe--but it might be too hot. A small village? Maybe--but if you have health issues to consider, you may want to be in a bigger community,” Stevens says.
“Retiring abroad isn’t for everyone,” she adds. “The happiest expats we meet overseas have one thing in common: They brought their sense of adventure with them. They went overseas ready to try new things, to be confounded, to be impressed, to be surprised. Living overseas works best when you’re pulled there and not just pushed. If your motivation for going abroad is entirely economic, brace yourself for disappointment.”
Also, remember that it doesn’t have to be a full-time endeavor. You don’t have to sell everything and upend your life to enjoy an international lifestyle in a good-value haven somewhere exotic in the world, Stevens concludes. “Go for a month, three months, six months. In a good-value destination, you could spend less on the whole of your everyday needs than you would on just heat alone back home.”

1. Ecuador

2. Panama

3. Malaysia

4. Mexico

5. Costa Rica


Monday, January 07, 2013

Surveys show that GTP is doing what it was meant to do for the country

KUALA LUMPUR: By most accounts, Malaysia has made great improvements in the past five years.
The findings of major international economic, social and political surveys appear to bear this out.
From confidence to foreign direct investments and the happiness index, these surveys show that theGovernment Transformation Programme has been close to succeeding in its objective of turning Malaysia into a developed nation with a high-income society.
“Malaysia will be a great place to be in the global economy in 2013”. This endorsement from Osman Morad, Standard Chartered's managing director, is not an isolated view.
According to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Osman's views were shared by the business community, analysts, fund managers, international and multinational institutions.

“These foreign experts have given their thumbs up to the country's continued improvement despite the criticisms from certain quarters,” said Mustapa in an interview.
The minister said while the surveys were mostly based on perception, the “real economic figures” have also confirmed the findings of these studies.
The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Asian Development Bank and the OECD, among others, have all given Malaysia's economic scenario a positive and favourable outlook.
IMF deputy division chief of Asia and Pacific department, Dr Rodrigo Cubero, said Malaysia's GDP this year should be strong.
The Fund sees “strength in domestic demand and investments, and expect them to remain robust in Malaysia entering 2013”.
An example of the improvement in international standing is the FDI Confidence Index by AT Kearney FDI where in 2007 Malaysia stood at 16th place and even fell to as low as 21st in 2010.

Last year, however saw an improvement to number 10.
The same trends were indicated in the other surveys but there were some, where there was a dip - mostly due to the other countries improving.
A case in point was the Global Competitive Index that saw Malaysia going down four places from 21 (in 2011) to 25 (2012).
Mustapa said generally Malaysia had done well despite the unfavourable external environment because the growth was domestic driven.
“The domestic driven growth did not happen overnight. It is the result of a fundamental shift towards internal growth rebalancing.
“Even in 2013, domestic consumption and investment will continue to be resilient through support of various government initiatives and policies,” he added.

According to Grant Thornton International Business Report, 52% of Malaysian businesses expected higher revenues this year with 42% looking to invest in plant and machinery.
As a measure of the country's continued growth, Malaysia registered a GDP growth of 5.3% in the first three quarters of last year compared to an average of 1.4% for Singapore. Only Indonesia, China and India are expected to do better.
In the past three years, Malaysia grew at an average of 5.8%
Mustapa pointed out that foreign direct investments were also up from RM38.8bil in 2009 to RM66.3bil in 2011. The 2012 figure is also expected to be robust,
“International trade has breached the trillion ringgit mark and has recorded a surplus for 14 consecutive years,” he said.
“Foreign reserves, as of November, remain healthy at US$139.1bil which is sufficient for 9.3 months of retained imports and is 4.2 times short-term external debt,” he added.
“In other words the country is not going broke.”

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Return of the Routine – Six Simple Steps to Success

source :

1. Rest

Pray that the Lord give you the motivation you need in the proper time. It will come. Don’t force it. Lean into Him and listen. Jesus set the example in getting away and getting with the Father. Step out of the urgent into the quiet, out of your regular spot. Look to the source of strength. (Luke 4: 42-43)

(Luke 4: 42-43)
42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; 43 but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”

Jesus went into the desert to have a good rest and to be alone with the Heavenly Father..

Did you allow yourself some rest? Well today, while we are still resting, we are going to plan. Because every big game needs a plan. And we can be excited about the possibilities of the new year!

2. Planning and Goal Setting

I start blank. A new spiral notebook. I ask the Lord to guide me. And I write. Sometimes I list the obvious first. Math, that science curriculum, a period of history. But I also think of the age and stage of each child. Driving practice for the eldest. Learning to tie shoes for the youngest.

Here’s the best part – I am always pleasantly surprised at what else He brings to my mind. Maybe it is a character issue that needs attention. Maybe a new idea for afternoon quiet time.

In short, trusted in God hand.

3. Preparation

This is the stage I am currently in. We just finished a school room update I will share more about with iHomeschool Network’s  Not Back-to-School Blog 

Here are the helps I turn to for purging:
• For the long-time habit development of decluttering, I have learned from Flylady: Tools Not Rules
Time to Purge   – how I do this annual habit, including things for the children to do as well. 
• Lisa at Chaos Appreciationis hosting Five Days of Decluttering! 
• We have been slowly, frugally doing a homeschool makeover. We’ve added vertical storage with IKEA shelving and are organizing with baskets. 

Then there is the readying of supplies. Gathering of equipment for the game:
• Preparing for a New School Year   – Can you handle half an hour of school prep a day? This post explains how to spend just 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon prepping for a new school year.“So, I remembered a habit that both motivates and accomplishes. Fifteen minutes. Just fifteen minutes a day. It originates from helpful Flyladyand household management. “You can do anything for 15 minutes.” Well, last year I took that and I decided to apply it to school preparation.”
• Preparing for a New Preschool Year    “I also spend some time over the summer refreshing preschool activity bags. Activity bags are simply a zip top storage bag filled with a ready-to-go activity. The concept is very much like workboxes. Here are a few examples of favorite activity bag fillers…”

Let me stress that each of these concepts I’m sharing could ideally stretch out for a week:1. Rest for a week. 2. Plan for a week 3. Prep and purge for a week.