Wednesday, April 27, 2011

An Easy way to make Windows XP/Vista/7 Bootable USB Drive

Forget the PE builder and having to scrape the web for Windows server 2003 files. Making a windows XP, windows Vista or Windows 7 bootable USB drive should not be difficult anymore.

Here are all tools you need:

Open .key files - Convert .key to ppt or pdf for free

I downloaded a presentation which is distributed .key format which needs a Mac machine to open or read it. Just to share, there is a great free online website,, that uploads your file and converts it to either pdf or powerpoint format, .ppt. This file can then be read using openoffice.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Email Scams Migrate to Mobile Phone call Scams

Personal experience

This morning while walking to pick a taxi to work, I received a phone call from a smooth talking fellow. The person on the other end of the line greets me and introduces himself as Mukasa. He goes ahead and asks about how my former colleagues in tanzania are doing.

I respond cheerfully responding that they are all doing well and also that I had left tanzania to work in Kampala. He mentions names of my tanzanian colleagues. This made me think that I had probably met him during the couple of years I had spent in tanzania.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Most Affordable Website Prices at EasySites Uganda

Beautiful EasySites websites

Are you a budding entrepreneur running a company or non-profit organisation drumming up support for your cause in Uganda, then you need a website! Trying to run a business without a website is like trying to run a business without a telephone. These days, having a website is crucial.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

UTL Kwiktok Internet is Cheapest in Uganda

I found this out by accident i must say. I have an Orange Internet everywhere 3g modem but today I got cut off. My 1gb connection was out with 19 days to go. After a while, I remembered that I have been getting a messages from UTL where i can get 100mb of data. I scrolled through my messages and relocated the message again, it reads:
Enjoy free surfing with 100MB of data, 20 free SMS and 10 minutes of talk with Kwiktok from utl for only ugx. 250/=. To activate, simply dial *250# now.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10 USB Creator error - vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on my Eeepc 1000H and it sure looks and works beautifully. Having another computer on which I wanted to install ubuntu 10.04, I used the usb startup disk creator on the Eeepc running ubuntu 10.10 to make a ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb flash drive. When i plug the now ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb into another machine to begin installing, I get this error:

SYSLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
Unknown keyword in configuration file: gfxboot
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image

Here is how i got around it:

Press the TAB key at the boot: prompt

I got presented all the available options as:

live live-install check memtest hd mainmenu help

I now went ahead to type live-install at the boot prompt & press the Enter key.
boot: live-install

To try out using the Live-cd, just type:

boot: live

I was glad to get this working. I did not have access to any other machine running a different version of ubuntu with which i could make a bootable usb drive.