USB wifi dongle waveguide

so i was surfing the web this morning and came across this post of at instructables: USB waveguide

i decided to make one and see for my self how well these work. to my surprise it works quite well. when over at my brothers house you can pick up a weak signal from my parents house you can get 1 to 2 bars of signal with my internal wifi card. after hooking up this waveguide with the external USB dongle i get almost a full signal.

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Cygwin bringin’ *nix to windows

bring a little Linux into your world. Cygwin is an awesome program (shell? environment? whatever) that creates a Linux view of your Windows system. you get yourself a command prompt exactly like a Linux terminal. From here you can navigate around your C drive, do as many fast searches as you’d like, even run bash/ksh/whatever-sh scripts.

Cygwin (pronounced sɪɡwɪn) is a collection of tools developed to provide in Microsoft Windows a command line and programming interface familiar to Unix users.

It consists of two parts:

  • A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.
  • A collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel.

who need the taskbar …

when you have rocketdock

no taskbar

heres how i can access the start menu

Resources:

How to replace tutorial
rocketdock
REMOVE TASKBAR LINK Download it – 20 kb .exe file that enables you to easily hide or unhide the taskbar without manually editing the registry.

Dockets:

KKMenu
kkMenu mod i used
kkmenu vista skin pack

To add log off/shutdow buttons you make a shortcut to shutdown.exe and add certain switches.

shutdown.exe
-t How much time to wait. Default is 15 or 30 seconds
-r Restart
-s Shutdown
-l Logoff
-f Force
-c Leave comment(not required. Leave blank if time is 0)
-a Abort if the timers still going

Examples:
Shutdown [shutdown.exe -s -t 0]
Restart [shutdown.exe -r -t 0]
Logoff [logoff.exe] OR [shutdown -l -t 0]
You can add the -f switch to the end of them you you don’t get the “Program not responding” End Now button.