Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction with Windows XP

This is another article requested by readers 😛

To get Windows XP to be able to watch Hong Kong movie, simply follow the following instruction.

1. Trigger Windows Run (Win Key + R).
2. Enter, %windir% and press enter.
3. Open the following file with notepad and replace with following line.
ppsarea.ini

[areainfo]
servertime=1318520564
localtime=1318520576
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=3526115369

4. Open Windows run with Win + R again, enter

attrib +r %windir%/ppsarea.ini

5. Enjoy.

iPad: Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction

I’ve been requested by many readers on how to do this on iPad/iPhone and here is the actual ways to get the fix. To get your iPhone/iPad to watch Hong Kong Drama, follow the instruction as below,

1. This is how it look like from my iPad screen before doing anything.

2. Go into the iPad Settings, and select your wifi connection name. Then click on the DHCP button, select on the Manual button and enter the following information.

Server: 218.201.21.178
Port: 80

 3. Now, go back to your PPStream and you will be able to see the new drama. Enjoy 🙂

Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction with Windows 7

PPStream has restricted region restriction to access to Hong Kong drama as copyrighted issue, however you may get this issue fix by referring to this article.

1. Trigger Windows Run (Win Key + R).
2. Enter, %appdata%/PPStream.
3. Open the following file with notepad and replace with following line.
ppsarea.ini

[areainfo]
servertime=1318520564
localtime=1318520576
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=3526115369

psnetwork.ini

[areainfo]
ret_code=200
last_tick=1051906
country=4S4K3ZM3XU
area=4WGY5ZFYTQ
province=42YZ72ELR4
city=4WGZPZF2VQ
net=42KZT2ECWLT33EI
ip=692071634ut=1318520576

4. Open Windows Run and run the following command,

attrib +r %appdata%/PPStream/ppsarea.ini
attrib +r %appdata%/PPStream/psnetwork.ini

5. You have done.

Note:
1. This article apply for Windows 7 and Windows 8 only.
2. I don’t have mac to test, waiting for donation 😛

HELM3 Subdomain not working

Today, I was asked by HaoSiaoKing aka Kwan for this case and I am now sharing the solution.

Scenario: When create a subdomain from HELM3 but all of the script mapping is not created automatically. I tried to use a alternative way to make it working as solution below.

Resolution:
1. The workaround I am using is to replace all of the script mapping back to the subdomain where is it not created by the subdomain.
2. Open IIS6, you shall see the hostname and right click then select the properties.

3. Check the checkbox of “Enable Direct Metabase Edit” and press OK.
4. Go to the directory of “C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv”.
5. Backup the file named MetaBase.xml.
6. Open the file with notepad.
7. Find the domain name from the MetaBase.xml file.
8. Copy the line as below.

ScriptMaps=”.aspl,C:\Perl\bin\PerlEx30.dll,5,GET,HEAD,POST
.cdx,C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll,5,GET,HEAD,POST,TRACE
.cer,C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll,5,GET,HEAD,POST,TRACE


*,C:\ColdFusion8\runtime\lib\wsconfig\1\jrun_iis6_wildcard.dll,0,GET,HEAD,POST,TRACE”

9. Find the subdomain.
10. Paste the copied line and replace the ScriptMaps.
11. Restart IIS.

How to Edit Windows Host File?

If you are the webmaster of a website and you often modify your script and update directly from the server, you will need to always check if you are resolved to the correct testing box(servers).

By modify the Windows Host file, you will be able to correctly view the actual result instead of the cache from your PC to the old host (if you have more than 2 hosting servers).

To change your Windows Host File, you may simply use the notepad available from the Windows Operating System, run it as administrator mode if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Then open the file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Modify according to your need like example below.

127.0.0.1 mickgenie.com

Scheduled Task for .aspx (ASP.Net) file

Normally you may set the scheduled task easily by calling the program or script that you are using/coded, however if you come with the ASP.Net script, are you able to call through the asp dll library directly?

The answer is exactly no, as you may either use your Internet Browser to call your asp.net script, but your browser is going to open 1 session for each of your scheduled task ran.

With this article, Mick Genie will guide to use VBS script to call HTTP request to call your ASP.Net script.

1. First, create a .bat file from your notepad, insert cscript mickgenie.vbs and save it as mickgenie.bat.
2. Open another notepad and insert the line as below.
Call Send_HTTP_Request()
Sub Send_HTTP_Request()
On Error Resume Next
Dim objRequest
Dim URL
Set objRequest = CreateObject(“Microsoft.XMLHTTP”)
URL = “http://www.mickgenie.com/mickgenie.aspx” //replace your URL HERE
objRequest.open “POST”, URL , false
objRequest.Send
Set objRequest = Nothing
End Sub

3. Set the scheduled task from your box and test it.
4. There do not have step 4 🙂 .

How to minimize/hide your Thunderbird to System Tray

If you are the Mozilla Thunderbird and might alway close it accidentally as it do not allow you to minimize to System Tray.

Somehow, with Mozilla Thunderbird Plugin allow you to do so but you will found out the outdated plugin not allow you to install it.

To done this, you must have the following application install.
1. Mozilla Thunderbird(any version).
2. WinRar or 7-zip.

Ok, let us start now and Mick Genie will show you instant way and manual way.

Manual Way(modify the file yourself)
1. Download the Plugin from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2110/ OR Download here.
2. Extract the file.
3. Open the file with WinRAR(I’ll guide you through WinRAR).
4. Extract the file install.rdf only.
Continue reading How to minimize/hide your Thunderbird to System Tray

Not able to login to FrontPage Extension Admin Page

When you have IIS 6 with Frontpage extension 2002 and you have installed the FrontPage Extension 2002 to your IIS 6.0 and wish to check the FrontPage Extension Health and recalculate it but you failed to login (Keep on prompt the login page) to the Administrator page after hit on the Administrator page from the FrontPage manage page.

Firstly, please verify if you have used the correct login detail by typing the login password to a notepad at first. If you still failed to login and hit the cancel button where the page redirect you to a unauthenticated page, you may try with the solution as below where to disable the loopback checking.

Continue reading Not able to login to FrontPage Extension Admin Page

Useful Notepad come with date and time

Whenever you are using notepad in Windows, you may use F5 to type in shortcut date and time key, instead of doing that, you may try step below and every time you are open your notepad, a date and time will shown and the cursor was next line of the date.

1. Open a notepad.
2. Type in ‘.LOG’ without quotation and press enter button once.
3. Save the notepad as the name you wish.
4. Double click the .txt file that you saved.