Category Archives: Windows Software Applications

A Gift Idea for your Music Geek Friends

I used to be in a band back in college (can you believe that I’m one of the lead vocals? :D) and there was this one time that we had a gig we’re playing for a close friend of ours. The place was a bit small so we couldn’t bring any of our instruments. Our drummer thought of recording and mixing our music on his laptop computer and we’ll just use it in our performance. We all thought it was a cool idea and so we went for it.

I can’t remember exactly what program he used, but it’s some kind of software where you can recreate the sounds produced by different musical instruments, particularly the drums set. We were pretty satisfied with the result and our performance was a hit. It was actually a birthday celebration and everyone enjoyed our mix. So, we did that for a couple more of our gigs before I had to leave the band ‘cause of some personal reasons. But, we still communicate through Facebook and chat.

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How to Setup Windows Live Writer

I hope my previous post about Windows Live Writer has convinced you to switch to this offline blog post editor. It’s my MOST important tool in blogging and has been truly helpful in making me want to write more.

Windows Live Writer

Since I’ve been vocal about how much I love WLW, people have asked me to write a guide on how to set it up. I’ve put that off long enough so here’s a tutorial on how to setup Windows Live Writer for your blogging needs. This is part 2 of my series of posts on WLW, by the way. Stay tuned for the rest. 🙂


  • WLW, obviously, only works for Windows operating systems (XP, 7 and Vista).
  • A WordPress or Blogger blog. At least this tutorial is a guide for both platforms.
  • An internet connection is needed for the initial setup. After which, you can start writing offline. 🙂
  • Since WLW isn’t really a memory-hogging program, you don’t need a kick-ass computer to install and use it. 🙂
  • If you are a WordPress user, make sure you have enabled XML-RPC publishing in your settings. Once logged in on your WordPress blog, go to Settings –> Writing –> Scroll down to Remote Publishing and then check “Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols.” as shown below:

Settings on WordPress blogs


Below are the download links again for Windows Live Writer.

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Review: Unlocker File Management Software

For the past 5 years, I’ve always been in front of the computer because of work and, yes, Facebook :D. Since majority of my jobs now are online or done on my laptop, I wanted to make sure I maximize my time and that I’m as productive as can be. So, to increase my efficiency, I searched high and low for programs that can help me perform tasks more quickly. One of those applications is Unlocker. I seriously can’t live without this file management app.

Unlocker free File Management application for Windows -

I know almost all Windows users out there have encountered any or all of these error messages:

Error moving file or folder on Windows -

When moving a file or folder that I recently accessed, I get this error, especially when I’ve got too many applications running in the background. Unlocker makes it easy for me to get rid of this error without having to restart or close Explorer.


Error when ejecting a USB Mass Storage device -

I get this error when I’m using “Safely Remove” feature on my external hard drive with multiple programs running. Again, Unlocker helps me rid of this error.


Unlocker is a light file management software. Best of all, you can download and use this for FREE.

It’s very powerful and completely useful for Windows users like me. It can help you deal with other errors like the following:

  • “The source or destination file may be in use.”
  • “Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.”
  • “Cannot delete file: Access is denied.”

Once installed, you can right-click on a file or folder, or even the whole drive, to unlock it.

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