My Skype is soooo slooowww !!


cute-snailHello there,
This post is a quick one and will not be so long. Since this morning, Skype has been running really really slow and on top on that, it is consuming 300+ K of RAM memory together with a HUUGGE amount of CPU !! Searching around the web got me some solutions that I hesitated to try until I finally settled for that that worked. Did you experience same and want to trouble shoot? It’s after the break;

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Convert text from an image into editable text- The/An easy way

thumbHello there. It’s been a long time since I have not written a post. Well, the one today is about something I am used to do; but one of my friends asked to show him how it’s done; so I thought – Why not write a blog-post/tutorial about it?
What happened? .. Well I was busy doing nothing when the friend whatsapped (please do not search for that verb in the dictionary) me saying he had trouble copying texts from a document for his homework. I asked him to send me the document so that I can. In fact, the document was a PDF one; it was not a locked document but it was a scanned doc. hmm.. How to grab the text from it?.. The easy way though.. It’s coming next 😉

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Mauritius adds ‘5’ at the start of all its mobile numbers


5As from the 1st of September 2013, all mauritian mobile phone numbers moved from 7 digits to 8 digits with a ‘5’ at the start of the number. This targets all subscribers of Orange Mauritius, Emtel, MTML/Chilli and all devices that uses the GSM protocol to communicate. Explained as a means to increase the capacity of the number allocation system as “we will soon be lacking numbers”, this decision has had mixed reactions from the population as a whole. For some, nothing great has changed whereas for others, that has had a huge impact on their way of life. In this post i will try to enumerate the problems faced together with solutions and suggestions.

Press ‘5’ to continue…

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“My email keeps on sending” – Microsoft Hotmail – Fix


Hotmail users this week has been complaining about the Send Email feature of the webmail service. The users are not able to get back to their inbox as is was the case before when sending emails; instead the “bubbles keeps on rotating” though the email do go to the recipient.
The issue was raised on Microsoft Community Forum and some fixes were recommended. Microsoft also posted it as an issue in its announcement notifications box and said that the issue was solved as by the 14th of June 2013.

Since, the issue should have been solved, but some users still face the problem. The ‘Sending…’ icon stays and the user is not redirected to his/her Inbox.

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Troubleshooting Guide – Unable to access Google and/or Youtube


For Orange Mauritius Broadband (DSL) Users only 

Several users of the Orange Broadband Internet Service reported that they cannot access Google and Youtube since the morning of Monday the 18th of February. Either a blank page was the only reply or simply a ‘Connection Timeout’ Error. Orange Mauritius, in a post on its Official Facebook Page, said that the ‘problem’ was on Google’s side and that they have opened a ticket about it; meanwhile , the company advised its users to change their DNS Server Addresses to that of Google. Here’s a ‘tiplet’ on how to proceed.

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