How-to: Connect to Facebook Chat from your desktop

When Facebook originally introduced its chat service, users were not happy with the closedness of the network. Even today, Facebook Connect is the preferred way of signing in for third-party apps. Since the launch of the new Home page this month, Facebook’s Instant Messaging service can be used with any desktop client.

Windows XP, Vista, 7: When DEP Prevents Apps From Starting

Tuning your computer does not always lead to the desired result. Sometimes, your computer has more problems after tuning than it had before. For example, wrong tuning measures can cause that programs do not start anymore but you only see the error message “Data Execution Prevention.” Use the following work-around to launch the program nevertheless.