Even though I feel that I am not a 'typical' gadget person, I find my life going digital in a major way. The latest addition in my daily 'digital' routine is Amazon Kindle - Ebook reader. Even though I heard a lot about e-book readers, I never took them seriously. I thought a laptop will take care of the e-book reading part. But during this London trip, my books alone contributed to 8 kg (exclusive of laptop) and I got pain while running between the terminals in the airport. While commuting in the London Tube trains, I noticed people using the Amazon Kindle, which kindled my intrest in the Amazon's hugely successful e-book reader. So I ordered a Kindle for myself via my sister and got it into my regular day routine.
This small utility will be very useful for those having their laptops. A small issue with the laptops is that you can't control power for the monitor seprately. If you use your laptops for downloading large files, to listen music in background when you are engaged in some other work, then you might have felt the monitor unnecessarily taking the power. I tried to use a customised power plan to switch off the monitor but it switches on the monitor even on a slight tilt or accidental hit on the keyboard. Today I came across this small application which I found extremely useful, so I couldn't resist sharing this application with you all. You can download this very small (32 KB) utility from here. No need of installing. Just double click it, it is ON. You can add this to Windows start up menu by pressing the [+] button and remove it from auto start up by clicking the [-]. The best part is that immediately switches off the monitor while the ongoing activities keep continuing on the background and doesn't switch on again on the light / minor sensory movements in the mousepad. So I am sure that this tiny utility will be definitely useful for my laptop user friends.