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How To Upload Files To The Awesome Box.Net Directly from Windows Explorer


Easily Upload Files Via Windows Explorer

Note: Tested in several Windows Vista machines. WinXP users can see Techie Buzz’s handy post.

1. Press the Win key + E or go to the Start menu, right-click on Computer and select Open. file sharing

2. Right-click on Computer again and select Add A Network Location, which will prompt the respective wizard. files

3. Click Next on the welcoming screen. files

4. Then select the second option, Choose a custom network location. files

Type the following:

download files

If for some reason, you have trouble, try the unsecured


5. If everything goes well, you’ll get a popup window asking you for your credentials. Type your username, which is the email you use to log in to, as well as your password.

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6. Now you can type a name for you to easily identify this location, before clicking Next.

download files

7. You can choose whether to or not to check the box to launch the network location on Windows Explorer after exiting the wizard.

Click on Finish.

On Ubuntu, make sure you log onto in your web browser before following the instructions on the How-To Geek blog. This might break at times because support for WebDav has stopped after similar posts were written but at this time, it looks like it works. You might also find Gladinet interesting if you are still having problems connecting, since it’s designed to help you map network drives for web apps.


Set up wireless in HP Compaq nx6310 in ubuntu

1. First install alsa driver from

2. Go addtional drivers

3. Enable Software modem

4. Run terminal (ctrl+alt+t)

5. Run command sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter


Ruby lesson 1 basic

1. anything starting with ‘#’ is a comment
2. Classes names are in CamelCase while variable and functions are used_with_underscore
3. ALL_Uppercase for constants
4. Parenthesis () are for convenience and not a general rule. DO away with it whenever arguments are less, for conditional statements (if-else) and empty functions
5. puts is for print
6. You can insert multiple ruby statements in one line separated by ‘;’. Although try to follow one stement per line

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