Back to Lotus Notes

Back to Lotus Notes after a long time. I am using lotus notes for accessing my official emails at client site. Its fun to use notes after a long time. Almost after 5 yrs. Surprisingly notes was updated to recent release and its very good. I liked new notes. Have all capabilities of  outlook. Plus some interesting features.

Outlook is also good. I am 50-50 for both applications. Its worth using notes if you have developed any applications based on notes. Otherwise outlook is fine I think.


Removing or Deleting Services on Windows


Many times we come across installation errors and find that there is a service running and hence you cannot install a software. We know how to uninstall a software but many of us do not know how to remove a service which is not not running or its seen in services even after uninstalling a software.

There are two (2) ways to remove a service.

  • Using Command Line
    1. Run cmd
    2. Sc stop ServiceName
    3. Sc delete ServiceName
  • Edit Services File
    1. Go to the location where services file is located – C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc
    2. Edit services file and remove unwanted service

That’s it. it is very simple.


Happy Windows Administration Smile 


– Ashish

Try Linux

Hey, Have you tries Linux?

Many of the computer user even do not know what is operating systems. Some of the users know windows and feel that computer is nothing but windows. A decade back even I had same concepts. But nowadays I started working on Linux with all such applications which you can find on windows.

I tried Ubuntu and Lunix Mint. Interesting part is I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 as an application inside windows so I get dual boot option. But for Linux Mint I am using a USB Drive. So just insert USB drive and start your PC/Laptop.  So even if you have authentic windows with you, still you can try Linux without affecting your windows.

Spreading a word about mind maps

I was talking to one of my friends today. I shared concepts of mindmap with him. He is a nice quick learner. Even thought I do not know much in depth about mindmap, I told him basic concepts. I shared my HTML mindmap with him. Currently, I am preparing a mindmap for NPI. I have also prepared a mindmap for creating websites in Marathi. I asked my friend to install Freemind to view map which I shared with him.

I wish to share this with as many people as I can. Happy mind mapping….

Should companies start using CMSs?

Many a times getting suggestions from employees is a good idea. But creativity does not have a deadline. I think companies should start using CMSs like Drupal, WordPress. Every employee who wants to think out of the box can write his own ideas on his company’s internal blogging systems. This can help companies to get new ideas at faster rate. This system can also be used for various purposes. More to pen later. What do you think about having such CMS (Content Management System) in your company?