Once again Windows Troubles, last week I turned off the PC safe and sound but after a day when I tried to
boot it, it restarted during the boot sequence. Thinking of it as a onetime problem I ignored it but then this boot and reboot just continued and continued.

Next Step for me was to try the safe mode, I tried all the options of safe mode : safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking, last known good configuration that worked but still no success just in the middle of boot sequence that PC reboot itself . I even tried turning off the PC for 10 minutes (expecting some miracle to happen)

Finally I went forward with trying an old bootable CD having few disk tools , I used that disk to run a scan on the disk for errors, It found a couple of corrupt files and corrected them and that was all , the next boot attempt of Windows was successful
I wonder why Windows XP was not by itself initiating the disk scan, it rebooted so many times but never ran a disk check, It could have saved me from a lot of trouble. Also having a manual disk check option in safe mode would be great!

Gmail does not allow unsecured connections to its SMTP server, if you are looking to use Gmail SMTP from Perl script then you will need to install Perl module Net::SMTP::TLS

Following lines of code can be used to establish connection with Google SMTP server

use Net::SMTP::TLS;
 my $smtp = new Net::SMTP::TLS(
        Port    =>      587
        User    =>      'me@gmail.com',
        Password=>      'Pazzw0rd');

You don’t need a regular phone line to have internet at your place, there are still many options available for accessing internet, only DSL and dial up connections are tied up to a phone line

the options which are still open are

1) Cable Internet connection
2) Using the Mobile phone be it 3G broadband or 2G
3) WiMax if that is available in your area
4) Your neighbors Wifi 🙂
5) Satellite Internet if you have too much money to burn

If you use the built in snap feature of VLC player then the screenshot produced by it would be of the default size of the movie, even if you are watching the movie in full screen you would not be able to get a large screenshot

A workaround of this problem is to use the Windows print screen feature but for that to work you will 1st need to set the video output mode of VLC player to OpenGL. That can be set via Tools > Preferences > Video > Output . Remember to restart the VLC plater after making this change

Now you are all set to take the screenshot from VLC player, just hit on the printscreen button and paste the screen capture from your clipboard to your favourite image editing software