a peek into my MIND

July 18, 2009

Windows XP freezes and sometimes beeps continuously

Filed under: General — Bharat Kondeti @ 8:44 pm

From past two days I was having this weird problem where my Windows freezes and does not do any thing. Sometimes it freezes up with a continuous beep, other times it just freezes and I have to force windows to shut down.

After doing a bit of investigation online I found out that many people were having the same problem and it’s because of MBR (Master Boot Record) Root-kit that got installed when I visited a infected website. Supposedly these root-kits are new kind of malware that gets installed and replaces the infected computers master boot record. Even though I had McAfee anti-virus installed on my machine it failed to detect the infection. After doing bit more search I found couple of tools that detect these kinds of root-kits and deletes them.

Prevx Scanner

F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Scanner

I downloaded Prevx scanner and scanned my machine, It found a root-kit installed on my machine and was able to delete it successfully.

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July 14, 2009

Java Decompiler

Filed under: screams — Bharat Kondeti @ 12:41 pm

I have been using DJCompiler for long time as a standalone application to open up .class files as java code and even at one point I used an eclipse plug-in that hooks into a java decompiler, but somehow eclipse plug-in never worked properly.

Yesterday my wife emailed me a new java decompiler plug-in for eclipse that works out of the box instead of hooking the plug-in to an external .exe file as I used to do earlier.

http://java.decompiler.free.fr/

Its an open source project with a standalone IDE and an Eclipse plug-in, and my first impressions it works great

July 13, 2009

Mylyn with XPlanner

Filed under: General — Bharat Kondeti @ 8:38 pm

For some weird reason we use XPlanner for tracking our project. We track all of our Stories and Tasks using this tool. Anyways I found out that we can integrate Mylyn with XPlanner and manage all the tasks from Eclipse. It was pretty easy to integrate

I downloaded Mylyn and XPlanner connector from following update sites

Mylyn – http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/e3.4

Xplanner Connector from Mylyn incubator site – http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/incubator/

I selected only Mylyn Connector: XPlanner

Once installed go to Window -> Show View Other -> Task Repositories and create a new Task repository. It will ask for XPlanner server URL (http://xxxxxxx.com:7070), a name for the repository, username and password. Once connected to the repository we can browse stories, tasks and add it to the Task List.

To open Task List click Window -> Show View Other -> Task List.
rightclick -> New -> Query to pull up stories and tasks. We can add, modify tasks from this view.

Mylyn is a very powerful tool and now we can use it with XPlanner seamlessly

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