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The computer did not resync because the required time was change to big w32tm /rsync

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My computer defaults to a 2002 date when it boots. When I tried to run w32tm /resync it shows this error:

The computer did not resync because the required time was change to big

This is easy to fix. From the command line add one more parameter to the w32tm command:

w32tm /resync /force

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August 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM

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Run as administrator in Winodws Command line keyboard shortcut

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I had to try few things today in the command line in administrator mode and was looking for an easier way than Righlt click > Run as administrator.

Search for the application from the search menu

when it is highlighted press Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Click Yes in the UAC prompt.

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August 21, 2015 at 8:42 AM

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Synchronise update time from internet time server Windows command line cmos battery dead

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w32tm /resync

My desktop PC’s CMOS battery is dead and each time it boots up the time is set to 2002. I really don’t mind the time being wrong except when web pages do not load showing invalid security certificate.

The above command needs to be run using an administrative privileged command line.

This is same as right clicking the clock (taskbar left) > selecting Adjust date/time > Internet time > Change settings > Update.

My system defaults to 2002 when it boots from a complete power off state. When I tried to do the above command it gave the following error: The computer did not resync because the required time was change to big I’ve a fix here

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August 21, 2015 at 8:20 AM

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Google I’m feeling lucky from addressbar in Firefox

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Google I’m feeling lucky

  1. Right click on the link and select Bookmark this link (Ctrl+Shif+B)
  2. From the bookmarks menu click Show all bookmarks
  3. Search for “google feeling” to find the page we just bookmarked.
  4. Select the link we bookmarked and click More
  5. In the keyword field give gfl.

Now from the address bar just start the search with gfl search query and it will be similar to pressing the I’m feeling lucky button in Google Homepage.

Google I'm feeling lucky in Firefox bookmark keyword edit

This is a note for future when I reinstall browser/OS.

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August 19, 2015 at 4:17 PM

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CPA Exam credential evaluation: ACCA + BSc Oxford Brookes University (OBU)

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Getting information about how to appear for CPA Examination of the US is a mess. Each state has its own set of rules and regulations: different citizenship and residency requirements, myriad credential evaluation agencies, different set of requirements for sitting the exam and another set for granting licence so on and so forth.

Generally in many states 120 credit hours will be sufficient to sit for the exam and 150 credit hours to get the license.

Chad Sinclair an ACCA member (FCCA) writes about his attempt at obtaining the CPA certification as an ACCA + BSc from Oxford Brookes University:

In 2012 I started my credential evaluation journey and submitted my Oxford Brookes University Degree obtained through Oxford Brooke’s partnership with the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) to ERES (Educational Records Evaluation Service). I received 120 US Semester Credits which prior to the CBA (California Board of Accountancy) changing the requirements to become a CPA in CA this was more than sufficient.

He got 120 US semester credits which is sufficient to sit for examinations even now. But I have seen people posting in discussion forums that ACCA + Oxford Brokkes BSc (OBU) didn’t earn them 120 credit hours — there are people who got only 90 for both (see the comments under Sinclair’s post). This will depend upon the credential evaluation agency used (and your luck?). Sinclair advises you to pick the evaluation agency wisely:

So here is my advice on how to pick an evaluation company.

  1. Firstly speak to an evaluator either in person or over the phone.
  2. Make sure they have knowledge of your qualifications
  3. Make sure if you have non-college qualifications i.e. Vocational or Professional Qualifications that require evaluation that the firm knows of the course or credential and ask them if they have evaluated this qualification before.
  4. Pick the firm that is the most knowledgeable about your educational experience.
  5. Complete the necessary paperwork and be as open and transparent as possible to aid the evaluator in reviewing your credentials.

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August 16, 2015 at 3:16 PM

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Progress of computing power: time to recalculate in Excel

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F9 is used to manually recalculate the sheet in Microsoft Excel.

A little anachronistic though, no?
I was a junior analyst 25 years ago with not one but two PCs.
Compile excel report on PC 1 and hit F9. Start working on different report on PC 2 while PC1 slowly counts down.

Can’t remember the last time I hit F9 – Oliver Thornton @ Financial Director

Shows how big the improvements in the processing power of the computers used now and systems used then. Now, I don’t have to press F9 to manually recalculate and wait for the results at any time. It is all instantaneous. There may be still use cases for this option when doing big modelling tasks that have great quantum of variables and functions and formulas that are complex; but for most users waiting for Excel to finish running a calculation is over.

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August 16, 2015 at 10:37 AM

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Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge song from Border 1997 Hindi Lyrics with English Translation

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Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge is one of the most famous war songs in Hindi. Below is the English translation along with Hindi lyrics of this beautiful song from the 1997 war film Border.

The first half was okay, presenting the background of each, building up sympathy.  The second half, the fight sequences were very badly shot and add to it the super jingoistic and clichéd dialogues. Although I didn’t like the movie, this song (Ke Ghar Kab Aaige/ के  घर  कब  आओगे ) was very touching. (It is long!).

The movie won Filmfare awards (don’t ask me why!) :

The movie won numerous awards including Best Film at the Filmfare awards. Director JP Dutta won Best Director at the same award function while his father OP Dutta won Best Dialogues. [..] J P Dutta’s brother was an Indian Air Force pilot who died in a MiG crash in 1987, the film is dedicated to him. [..] However, in real life, the Defenders at Longewala lost only 5 soldiers in the battle. [Report My Signal Blog]

Lyrics With English Meaning

Ke Ghar Ab Aaoge – Sandese Aate Hain – Border (1997) (सन्देश  आते हैं  .. के  घर  कब  आओगे )

. Sandese aate hain |Messages arrive;
. Humein tadpaate hain |they trouble us.
. To chitthi aati hai |Then letters come;
. To poochh jaati hai |they ask,
. Ke ghar kab aaoge |When will you come home?
. Likho kab aaoge |Write and tell us when you’ll come home,
. Ki tum bin ye ghar soona soona hai |For without you, this house is empty, empty.
[Chorus] Read the rest of this entry »

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November 23, 2010 at 12:38 AM

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