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Lena's picture

The Search Machine - Registry Software Key Retrieval

You've got a legal copy, installed and activated. Then your machine goes and blows up on you and you have to install it again. Where's the product key? If your anything like me it probably went out in the rubbish some time ago.
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

Source, Doug Klippert

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Mobile Computing

Technology is amazing. We can utilise the tech tools available to us these days in remarkable ways.

I am currently sitting in a train listening to music on my Zen while writing this blog post on my tablet PC using a digital pen.

I have just finished reviewing notes for a client workshop I am heading into the city to. First I opened my email & opened some excel files to review some settings & details we are going to be discussing. Second I copied the meeting agenda to One Note so I will be able to make notes as we go in the workshop. Third I printed my quote for the work to be done from a PDF attached to an email to OneNote so I can easily refer to it in the meeting. Finally I opened Windows Live Writer to compose this blog post. It will get published as soon as I get back online.

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Ergo - update

Following my trial of Ergo and reporting the Office 2007 problem, I recevied an email from Martyn James the Senior Software Engineer at Ergo explaining that the issue I was having with office is a known problem with Beta 1, Beta 2 is due out before Christmas which has this issue fixed.

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Ergo - Sexy web 2.0 Search for Vista

Ergo is a very sexy search interface. Think smoothly flying out folders (reminsicent of an old CD juke box flipping the CDs (I was an 80s teen!) and nice mind mapping techniques for organising related search results.

It links into Vista's existing indexed folders and searches them and redisplays the results in a very cool connected way - far more intuitive than Vista's built in search. Only problem was I couldn't open any Office 2007 document that it found. Weird. I have registered my problem with them and hope they can fix it or tell me what I am doing wrong.

Link courtesy of Mark Harrison and theres some pics on his site also.