How to delete old mail with big attachments in Gmail ?

Here is a tip to clear out old junky attachments.

Put this in Gmail search box and search:

older_than:3y larger:5M


larger:5M = email with attachments, more than 5 mb

You can change the values and keep filtering and deleting old junks. After downloading any important attachments

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Convert VCD to DVD

This is actually very easy to do, and takes only a few steps. Because VCD files use an MPEG-1 format very similar to the MPEG-1 allowed by DVD, most times it’s a simple matter of extracting the MPEG-1 files and using them in a DVD authoring program.

However, please note this simple method requires cooperation with your DVD player as the sequence headers and GOP lengths of VCD are not as controlled as the ones in the DVD specification. And these MPEG-1 video nuances can vary from VCD to VCD, especially on homemade ones. This guide will require a DVD-RW or DVD+RW to test how well your player accepts the DVD made from VCD sources. If you cannot simply transfer the files, a re-encode of the footage may be required.

Why convert VCD to DVD? Before DVD burners were available or popular, many home hobbyists wanted to convert DVD to VCD, to make backup copies, often resulting in several discs per movie. With DVD burners now the de facto optical standard, people find themselves wanting to reduce the amount of discs they have. The easy solution here is that a DVD can hold several VCDs.

Would you like to convert you VCDs to DVD ? Here is a clear step by step instruction. Plese follow the link

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The Best Free Service You’ve Never Used

Zoho isn’t so much a replacement for Microsoft Word as an additional source of fun and useful tools.

You may have heard of, but probably don’t use, an online suite of office and productivity applications called Zoho.

I know, I know another Web 2.0 wonder application. I mean, what’s the point? You’ve already taken out a loan and purchased Microsoft Office. Or your company bought a license. Plus, you’ve invested your entire career learning Office. Why dump all that and start over with something you neither know nor trust?

Besides, if you’re going to embrace an online office suite, you’ll go with a major brand like Google Apps, right?

I’m not here to convince you to use Zoho as a replacement for Microsoft Office. I want to convince you to try Zoho goodies a la cart. Zoho is packed with so much innovation and surprising coolness, that I’m certain you’ll find a better way to do at least some small thing you’re already doing. For example:

Better blog posting — Zoho offers a shockingly feature-rich word processor application, which you can use to create blog posts, then upload them directly. It can simply replace the post-creation tool for Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, TypePad and others that support the metaWeblog and Blogger APIs.

Better list management — Zoho’s Planner application is faster and easier to manage.

Better Web page creation — if you’re not a Web developer, but need a quick-and-dirty page, most of the Zoho applications let you “save as” a browser-readable page.

Better online collaboration — Zoho, like Google Apps and many other alternatives, give you a Microsoft Word-like application that lets you grant permissions for others to work on the document, too. However, Zoho also gives you a Wiki tool, which is like document collaboration on steroids. Like the Wikipedia, you’re given rich tools for multiple authorship and editorship of any document, with full formatting.

Better brainstorming and note-taking — Zoho Notebook enables the creation of pages where you can do just about anything — embed words, images, audio clips, video, live Web pages, URLs, RSS feeds and documents created by other Zoho applications, and just drag and drop them around on the page. Then you can share, publish or export them into what Zoho calls a “book” or into a Web page. Its the ultimate online napkin or back of the envelope for capturing ideas.

Better iPhone app viewing iZoho is the version for iPhone. You can use it to access and read Zoho applications from your iPhone.

Better PowerPoint — By simply importing your PowerPoint presentations into the free Zoho Show application, you’ll be able to easily present from anybody’s computer. You should be backing up your presentation online anyway why not back up to a site that will play it, too? If you find yourself in a restaurant and want to make your pitch, you can use the mobile version ( or and run the presentation from your iPhone!

Better Web site gadgets — Zoho’s Show presentation application gives you a “Public Gadget” feature, which gives you insertable code that auto-runs your presentation from your Web site as a gadget or widget.

Better PDF Creation — Most of the major Zoho applications, including Zoho Writer, save in PDF format. So if you don’t have a PDF creator installed on your PC, you can just import your document into Zoho, then export it into PDF.

Better project management Most small projects are managed without professional grade project management tools. Thats because real project management software is expensive and complicated. Zoho offers a free and simplified version that gives you much of the power of major league applications, but without hitting your wallet or crushing you with a learning curve.

I could go on and on with such examples. The takeaway here is that Zoho is packed with useful surprises. And don’t think of it as a replacement for Microsoft Office or an alternative to Google Apps. Think of it as a playground of productivity, where you can browse and pick and choose whatever you like — and ignore the rest.

Sign up and check it out here at (and let me know what you discover!)

How to edit or remove program sounds?

Are there certain system or program sounds that you want to get rid of or replace with your preferred sounds? For example, if you frequently start and exit certain programs with “welcome sounds,” you may want to disable such sounds to create a more silent environment.

  • Go to the Control Panel (“Start | Settings | Control Panel” menu item)
  • Double click on Sounds icon
  • Scroll through the list of event sounds and select the program and the related event that you want to modify
  • Use controls at the bottom to disable (set sound name to “None”) or select a different sound
  • Click “OK” and close the Control Panel before testing the event sound