Saturday, October 30, 2004

Omni-directional Panoramas of the World

Greg Downing's Omni-directional Panoramas of the World
Incredible panoramic photos of famous places Taken from Linkfilter with thanks.

Photo Story 3 - Free for Windows XP Users

Photo Story 3 - Free for Windows XP Users: "Earlier this week, Microsoft released Photo Story 3 as a free download for all users of Windows XP. Photo Story 3 allows you to create musical slide shows from your digital photo stills.

New features in Photo Story 3 include photo editing features, more special effects, advanced panning and zooming capabilities, and more options for saving and sharing your photo stories.

I was impressed with the 'SE' version of Photo Story that came with Microsoft Digital Image Suite when I reviewed it last year, so it is exciting to see a more feature-full version being offered as a free download. I plan to check it out over the coming weekend.

Here is what Paul Thurrot says about it in his SuperSite for Windows:

Photo Story 3 is an almost perfect tool for digital photography enthusiasts and a must-have utility for anyone who enjoys their own digital photographs. The effects generated by this application are both stunning and compelling, and very similar to the photo slideshow capabilities that Media Center users enjoy... If you're an XP user, you simply must download Photo Story 3 today and get busy creating your own stories."
PLEASE NOTE --Now, there's one teensy little catch- to get that free software, Microsoft wants you to submit to a search (virtually speaking). You have to allow them to install an anti-piracy tool on your system. It's part of their Windows Genuine Advantage program that aims to get people to prove that their copy of Windows is legal. I leave it to you to decide if you can participate in this give-away.
When traveling, or when any other long stretch of monotony is placed upon you, it’s a good idea to use things that will help to pass the time. Some read books, others use laptops, and even more people can be found listening to portable music players. Let’s also not forget the individuals who opt to sit in their seat with that open-mouthed stare going on. What may surprise you is that portions of the people using those music players probably aren’t even listening to music. One of the more popular things recently has been the explosion of audiobooks. After all, why read when someone else can do it for you? That is a proposal that shouldn’t be encouraged, but I’m sure some would like to nod their heads in agreement. To find some audiobooks for your own enjoyment, go ahead and visit AudioBooksForFree. I use this site to download stories for my Grandchildren
You’ll notice that you have to register with the site to continue with the download, and you’ll also only be able to get the low bit rate files for free. If you want better quality, then it’s time to pay up. (The freeware is plenty good enough though)

Friday, October 29, 2004

EUROPA | Dialogue with Citizens | Home

EUROPA | Dialogue with Citizens | Home: "What is 'Dialogue with Citizens'?

It provides you with detailed practical information on your rights and opportunities in the EU and its Internal Market plus advice on how to exercise these rights in practice. For example, you can learn more about living, working and studying in another EU country. See our concrete example for further details."

Virtual Desktop Toolbox, use multiple desktops and user contexts

Virtual Desktop Toolbox, use multiple desktops and user contexts
available for NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP only.
Virtual Desktop Toolbox is the first professional tool that enlarges your monitor by dynamically creating multiple virtual or non virtual desktops. You can organize programs and windows by categories in different desktops, share programs and windows between desktops, group your desktops within a virtual screen and easily and quickly (one mouse move) switch from one desktop to another one.

CWShredder - Download CWShredder 2.0

CWShredder - Download CWShredder 2.0
CWShredder, the only free program known to successfully detect and remove all variants of the Cool Web Search browser hijacker, is back in the fight. After its developer, Dutch college student Merijn Bellekom, called it quits this past June, CWShredder was no longer being updated. Now, Merijn has licensed the CWShredder source code and rights to Intermute, a provider of Internet security and content filtering solutions and developer of SpySubtract PRO.
CoolWebSearch is probably one of the most vicious and hardest to eliminate pieces of spyware circulating on the Internet today,” said Ed English, CEO of InterMute, Inc. “We are proud to offer CWShredder as a free download, and we plan to integrate its powerful functionality into SpySubtract PRO to give our customers the most robust protection available against invasive forms of software.

TextAloud Text to Speech Software - TextAloud Text to Speech Software: "TextAloud"
The World's Most Popular Text to Speech Tool!
TextAloud reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC. TextAloud can also save your daily reading to MP3 or Windows Media files ready for playback on your iPod, PocketPC, or even on your TV with Tivo's Home Media Option. Be more productive or just be entertained wherever you go with TextAloud. Our TextAloud 2.0 release is here and packed with new features

OpenOffice FREE

download: 1.1.3 Downloads
OpenOffice is a fully fledged office application suite, complete with a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics program.

OpenOffice will be more familiar to some people as Sun Microsystems' StarOffice, which until recently was a free download.

With the launch of StarOffice 6, Sun changed its policy: the full office application suite would now cost (a still very reasonable) £50, while this completely free version is available to download.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Deepnet Explorer - Web P2P News Browser

Deepnet Explorer - Web P2P News Browser
Deepnet Explorer is the world’s first browser to offer fully integrated P2P file sharing capabilities and a built-in RSS/ATOM news reader. With features like tabbed browsing, pop blocking, auto login, form filler and P2P technology, Deepnet Explorer is the quick and easy way to browse the web, share files and read news simultaneously! Deepnet Explorer is also one of the most secure web browsers.

Vemail voice email software

Vemail voice email software
Vemail is software that lets you record and send voice messages instead of text using ordinary email. How Vemail Works: To send a voice message with Vemail simply enter an email address and then press and hold down F6 while speaking. When you have finished recording, the message will be compressed and sent as an email automatically. Almost anyone can receive and listen to the vemail as it can be played with the standard player installed in most PCs.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Network Connect

Free download, free utilities
Use network clipboard to instantly copy files, texts, images, internet adresses between different computers!Press Copy on one computer and go to different PC and press Paste. The contents go with you.

Or press Copy and your colleague on different computer can press Paste and he immediatelly has the stuff you wanted to give him.
NOTE- I have NOT tried this program as yet.


Sitting down to watch the news or read a newspaper is usually a very disturbing experience. Most of the stories that we are subjected to involve how many people died today, how they died, and why we’re all dying because of what we’re doing to ourselves. Yeah… depressing. Sometimes it’s nice to step away from the news stories that we’re used to, and instead, get up to speed on all of the weird things that human beings are doing. After all, that well will never run dry. To find some of these stories, visit News of the Weird.

News of the Weird is a weekly syndicated newspaper column. The site documents a host of the columns for the Internet crowd to read. Reading this column will probably make you feel a whole bunch better about yourself, which is always a plus. One cool feature is that you can go to a map of the US and select a state to read stories that actually happened there. Those of you who really like what you read can check into the compilation books that feature the best of the weird. If your story has appeared in this column, please slap yourself.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows Web Site

Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows Web Site
The Partner Pack for XP includes games and third-party applications to enhance your computing experience - including the Google Deskbar, PhotoSite, the PayPal Payment Wizard, Post-it Software Notes and more.

Copernic Desktop Search - The Search Engine for Your PC

Copernic Desktop Search - The Search Engine for Your PC
Last week's announcement of Google Desktop brought recommendations for a different desktop search engine: Copernic. It searches your hard disk for documents, e-mail messages, media files and browser history, and it's a free download that got an Editor's Choice award from CNET this month. If you'd like to try an alternative to Google's desktop search, you might want to give this one a try:


Snackster is a powerful cookbook program that redefines how people will get their recipes. Snackster is the world's best peer to peer recipe sharing program. Unlike other popular file sharing networks Snackster is dedicated to only cooking. Snackster was created to fill the void of cooking online. While there are plenty of cookbook programs online, most lacked features and ease of use. Snackster utilizes unique features to make cooking easier and more enjoyable for everyone.... - GMail Drive shell extension - GMail Drive shell extension: "GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium.

GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to."

Browse eMusic

Browse eMusic
EMusic is basically a Web site. You search using your browser and click to download tracks. That triggers a small download manager app (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs), which queues the files you've selected and pulls them down from the server. Preference settings in the download manager make it easy to fit your new files in with the rest of your music collection by changing the folder and file naming structure that tracks go into.

Monday, October 25, 2004

About Google Desktop Search

About Google Desktop Search
If you use shared or public computers, you have a new privacy risk to consider: Google Desktop Search.

Announced last week and currently available in a beta version, Google Desktop Search allows you to scour your hard drive for lost or forgotten documents. But it just may be too good at what it does, according to privacy and security experts, who say it poses risks for users who don't understand its power.

Welcome to Binarema Home Page - Volutive: business management and invoicing software - business software, free invoicing software, email invoice, send

Welcome to Binarema Home Page - Volutive: business management and invoicing software - business software, free invoicing software, email invoice, send invoice email, customize invoice, invoice template, report HTML, freeware
It's a fact that many people around the world are currently running their own businesses. If your enterprise (if you want to call it that) only consists of you, then you're obligated to wear many different hats. You have to be your own marketer, manager, accountant, and so forth. One of the most dreaded responsibilities for any sole proprietor is keeping track of the accounts and the invoicing duties. Ugh. As you probably know, most of the accounting software sitting on store shelves is very expensive. In order to save some money, you may try to see what other options are out there. Free programs are always appreciated, and one called Volutive deals with managing all of your invoicing needs. While Volutive isn't capable of handling all of the things that high-end suites can, it should satisfy someone with basic needs. One nice feature is that you can send your reports and invoices by e-mail, allowing you to hand it off to the desired party in a much quicker manner. A help file is not currently available for the software, which is a huge letdown. The company acts like one will be compiled soon, and hopefully they'll hold true to that. If you only have a small business to manage, Volutive may be all you need.

Sunday, October 24, 2004


This letter was taken from Common Sense Security Newsletter 24 October, 2004 and I think it is important for all those people running AVG Anti Virus.

Liesbeth wrote in about a problem she found in her antivirus program.

"You probably know about AVG, the free virus scanner from Grisoft. Me and
some friends use it, and we were quite happy with it until lately, it
started to give warnings about Trojans being on my computer, and telling me
to run its virus scanner. When I did, nothing was found.
I found this piece of information on a forum:
AVG doesn't scan your whole computer. If you want it to test every single
file you need to first enable it (right-click on system tray icon, Run AVG
Anti-virus, Service menu, Complete Test Settings, check 'Test All
I checked with my AVG, and indeed, that is not a default setting. I find it
a bit strange that the default is (only) documents and sheets."

This is indeed a strange way to set the program defaults, and Liesbeth was
lucky that she didn't suffer more damage. We are lucky that she told us
about it, since I have AVG on a computer and have never thought to look at
the default settings either! Make sure that you read through the help file
that comes with your programs so that this kind of thing doesn't happen.
And to be even safer, don't rely on just one antivirus program to check for

Although running multiple antivirus programs is not recommended (and some
will not let you install their program if there is another one installed)
there are scanners that can be used to double check your system. Most of the
major antivirus programs offer online scanners that you can use to check
your system, and it is a good idea to choose one that is not made by the
same company that made your antivirus program. If you use PC-Cillin, try
the McAfee scanner. If you are running Panda, go to the Symantec site for
their scanner. This helps insure that you have a second opinion, rather than
relying on just one solution.

MicroWorld offers a Free Scanner that is updated weekly to insure that it is
as up to date as possible. The scanner will check for a variety of problems,
not just from viruses or worms but from almost all the potential e-threats
that can endanger your system's security.

PIVX offers Qwik-Fix Pro Home Edition at
It is a free download, and it protects against current and future problems
by eliminating the way the programs can get onto your computer. They
identified the way a worm could attack a computer in December 2002. The
Qwik-Fix program was updated to prevent this method of attack. In February
2003, Microsoft started working on a patch, and they released it in July.
Within a month the MSBlaster worm hit the Internet, and it was soon found
that the Microsoft patch was not 100% effective. MS released an updated
patch in September, but the damage was done. If you had been running
Qwik-Fix, you would have been protected 8 months before Microsoft
acknowledged the problem!


Messenger Plus! | Update Successful

Messenger Plus! | Update Successful

To improve yor MSN Messenger experience try this program.
Messenger Plus! 3 has been released. Check out the news post for an overview of what's new in this version. For more details, read the software change log.

I hope you will all enjoy what the new version has to offer!

Saturday, October 23, 2004
"MP3 and DVD audiobooks (adventures, detectives, horrors, classics, children, non-fictions, philosophy, etc.) for you to download and enjoy.

Listen to our mp3 audio books on your computer, SmartPhone, PDA, CD-MP3 or portable MP3 player.

Alternatively, convert our mp3-files into ordinary CD-audiotracks for your hi-fi or car stereo."

LOADS of stuff here, from Sun-Tzu, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Karl Marx, Joseph Conrad, Mao Tse-Tung, Jules Verne, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl von Clausewitz, Jonathan Swift...

Read professionally, and in the Public Domain.

Friday, October 22, 2004

evil Clown Generator

Use the buttons to change the features of the face

Stop only when you have created the most evil clown face possible.

Route planner, maps, tourist information, hotels and restaurants throughout Europe

Route planner, maps, tourist information, hotels and restaurants throughout Europe: "Route planner, maps, tourist information, hotels and restaurants throughout Europe"
With the its range of services, ViaMichelin is targeting European road users (for leisure or business) and companies.
The services offered include: displaying maps and locating places on them, route planning, finding hotels and restaurants, tourist sights, traffic and weather information, etc..
In order to become the 'travel companion' of British and European motorists, ViaMichelin makes itself available everywhere and at any time by offering its services on a range of media : the Internet, mobile phones, in-car navigation systems and software for personal digital assistants (PDAs)...

Ploggle - picture log & moblog for FREE by cameraphone, photo mobile & digital camera

Ploggle - picture log & moblog for FREE by cameraphone, photo mobile & digital camera: "Ploggle is a quick, easy and fun way for anyone with a digital camera or camera phone to start collecting and sharing photos online.
Posting a photo to a plog makes it immediately accessible to friends and family anywhere in the world - all for the cost of a single email or picture message." | Best prices | Best prices
Best Prices:
Don't forget to try Computeractives new price-comparison service to ensure you get
the best deal on all the best IT equipment. Why pay more than you have

ALLOFMP3. The Best MP3 Downloads. Full Albums. Music, Soundtracks, Singles, Games. AAC,M4A,WMA,MPC,LOSSLESS,FLAC,MP4,OGG.

ALLOFMP3. The Best MP3 Downloads. Full Albums. Music, Soundtracks, Singles, Games. AAC,M4A,WMA,MPC,LOSSLESS,FLAC,MP4,OGG.
benefit from cheap and legal downloads from
The site is legal - but only within Russia. UK consumers will not face legal action for buying tracks from the site, however, it may soon face the same kind of legal action from record labels as did earlier this year.

The problem is that copyright is granted to specific areas. In the UK, we are part of the European Economic Area, bound by our membership to the European Union. Russia is not a member.

CDWow got in trouble for taking products aimed for sale in the Far East (where record prices are cheaper) and selling them on to Europe. Once the music industry took exception, the legal result was inevitable. CDWow was prohibited from buying cheap CDs from areas outside the European Economic Area and selling them inside it.

It may seem a fine legal point, but while Active is happy to skate on the thin ice (as is Ian), when we recommend services to readers of the magazine, we have to be entirely confident that they are completely legitimate. The position of AllofMP3 has not been tested under the new (and rather fierce) European copyright laws - so we didn’t include it before checking the facts.

But feel free to buy from the site if you wish.

Welcome to NASA's Vision for Space Exploration (Broadband Recommended)

Welcome to NASA's Vision for Space Exploration
You can use this site to track what's going on with our efforts in space. Most people visit this site due to the amazing multimedia that can be found all over the place. Beautiful pictures can be viewed here, as well as fascinating video files. Be sure to also tune in to NASA TV for a look at live video feeds. The great unknown intrigues us, but it's good to know that you can satisfy some of your curiosity at this site from NASA.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Windows Marketplace: Software & hardware for the Windows operating system

Windows Marketplace: Software & hardware for the Windows operating system
Visit the Windows Marketplace

Would you like to have one Web site where you can go to find software and hardware products made to work with Windows? The Windows Marketplace just might have what you're looking for.

Google Desktop Search Download

Google Desktop Search Download
Search Your Desktop with Google NOTE For WinMX and 2000 only

Google is by far the preferred search engine among WinXPNews readers, according to our mail on the subject. How would you like to have the power of Google's search capabilities to find particular e-mail messages, Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents, text files, Web pages you've visited and chat logs? Well, now you can, with Google Desktop. Warning: this is beta software, so you may encounter bugs (that's what beta testing is all about).

Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux

Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux
A complete WYSIWYG Web Authoring System based on Mozilla/Netscape Composer, this program adds site management tools and other new capabilities.


Peer2Mail: "About Peer2Mail

Peer2Mail is the first software that let you store and share files on any web-mail account. If you have a web mail account with large storage space, you can use P2M to store files on it. Web-mail providers such as Gmail (Google Mail), Walla!, Yahoo and more, provide storage space that ranges from 100MB to 2GB.
P2M splits the file you want to share/store zips and encrypts it. P2M then sends the file segments one by one to your account. Once P2M uploaded all file segments, you can download them and use P2M to merge the segments back to the original file.
Peer2Mail is 100% FREE. "

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

BlogFlix creates photo videos for photoblogs, works with any blog hosting service.

BlogFlix creates photo videos for photoblogs, works with any blog hosting service.
IF you want to inflict your modded kit, cat’s antics or love of good gin on unsuspecting friends and family without knowing about Flash films. BlogFlix have created a solution with an interface that allows you to beget various movies from photos or cells to be linked to your site.
Since this is a beta I'm hoping they'll edit and rework it a bit more...Happy film making.

MicroWorld - Free AntiVirus Utilities

MicroWorld - Free AntiVirus Utilities
A. Scans and provides reports of your system hardisk for any malicious contents. You can select the drive which you want to scan. B. Check illegal dialers program running in memory and inform the user.

C. Inform users of any background illegal sniffers or tools like spywares, adware, keylogger etc. running in memory.

D. The Utility can be added to the start up ensuring that the system is scanned and cleaned everytime it boots.

E. All the disinfections are reported in the form of a log file. F. The utility is regularly updated on our servers ensuring that it can fight the nastiest attacks.

Please click here to download the Free Antivirus Toolkit Utility. This utility is updated with the latest virus signature databases, once a week. (Download size = 3.5 MB - 4 MB)

Oberon Games

Oberon Games
Welcome to our game center

Oberon Media happy to offer you this exciting online game service featuring the best game downloads available in one safe, easy to use environment. Here is where you can try any of our games out, find the games you like and own them for life. If you have never played a computer game before - this is the perfect place to start! Just visit one of the many game pages on our site and either download a free trial version of the full game or play the online version right in your browser. With a large variety of top quality games of all genres, you will soon find out how fun and rewarding casual games can be!

Don't forget - we are constantly updating our game selection to fit your taste and preferences, so be sure to check our new games section frequently!

Firefox - We're igniting the web. Join us!

Get Firefox!

The community is spreading the word about Firefox. Millions of people are already using Firefox and helping us chip away at Internet Explorer's marketshare. More than 80,000 websites already link to the Firefox page, with an additional 200,000 linking to The buzz about Firefox was too hot for the blogosphere and has consumed the mainstream press: this month alone, Firefox has been declared officially "Wired" (IE? "Expired"), USA Today is recommending that its readers use Firefox, and Walt Mossberg, perhaps the most influential tech writer in the US, is telling Wall Street Journal readers that, if you're worried about security, Firefox is a good way to go.

PLEASE NOTE--I have been using this browser now for many months and it does everything AND more that you will ever need in your browser.ITS FANTASTIC

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

AtomFilms: Instant Entertainment

AtomFilms: Instant Entertainment

Video Humor

Video Humor
Al Lowe is best known as the inventor of Leisure Suit Larry and Freddy
Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist. He has a collection of humor on his site, and
the videos are amazingly varied.
Thanks to Mark Rider at for the link

Virtual Dimension

Virtual Dimension: "Welcome to Virtual Dimension: a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft 'Window Manager' up to the level of usual Unix Window Manager, by providing virtual desktops, as well as some additional features, like always on top, window shading..."

URUSoft - Software 100% Uruguayo

URUSoft - Software 100% Uruguayo
Subtitle Workshop [1.03M] [Win9x/2k/XP] [FREE]
One of the amusing things about foreign Kung Fu movies is that you have to read the subtitles to actually understand what in the world they're saying. In some cases, the translation doesn't quite match up very well, and you're left wondering why the opponent intends to attack the other guy with a goldfish. Some questions are better left unanswered. In your own home movies, you may occasionally use subtitles to explain key points. If you rely on subtitles, check out Subtitle Workshop. Subtitle Workshop is a subtitle-editing tool that supports a majority of the formats that are out there. The controls are simple to use, and you'll be moving right along with the software before you know it. The video preview mode lets you view the subtitles over the video while you're working on it. The software also supports style tags, which means that you can really make your text stand out. Create your very own foreign movie with Subtitle Workshop.

TransURL - URL Translation Utility

Here is a helpful small program for those who might find their links timing out in Hotmail messages

If I am in Hotmail for too long, a new page opens with a page saying “Your e-mail message has been idle and this link has become inactive.”

If you have been getting complaints about this, one “fix” is to use this free TransURL program.

I right click on the link and select the COPY option. Then I paste it into TransURL. In this rare case, you must edit the Translated URL by deleting the ‘); from the end of the string. Then click the GOTO URL button, which opens a new page and takes you to the proper page.

It works well.To download the "Small" program just follow the instructions on the site

Test your Internet connection

Okay, so you have a high-speed broadband connection. The advertised speed is 3 Mbit downstream and 768 Kbit upstream. Are you really getting what speeds you are supposed to get?

I test my Internet connection quite frequently to make sure I'm getting what I'm paying for. There are two Web sites that I frequent to test my Internet connection, and I've found both of them to be the most accurate for downstream speed tests. As for upstream testing, one out of two of these test Web sites offers a free upload speed test service.

One Web site that I use all the time is It has test servers all around the world with very good Internet connections, so you'll get an accurate test result.

My other favorite test Web site is This is a small ISP located in Toledo, Ohio. It has a list of test servers (fifteen, to be exact). Eight of the servers are free to use, and seven come with its paid package (US$2.95/month). You probably won't need the paid package unless, for some reason, you require access to its premium test servers. also has a free upstream speed test to test your connection's upstream.

I find speed testing an important part of the Internet. Many times when I find that my Internet connection is slower than it should be, I can run a speed test and contact my ISP if necessary.

Welcome to EZArchive! A new way to remember.

Welcome to EZArchive! A new way to remember.
How safe are your memories?

You might be surprised to learn that 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control. Why risk it? Memories are precious, and now it's as easy as 1-2-3 to keep them safe from life's little surprises.
1) Store It
Upload your videos, photos, music and documents for safe and secure storage.


Use It
Access all of your digital memories anytime, anywhere.

3) Share It
Invite friends and family to view or download life's moving moments.

TRY 25 MB accnt for free.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

DeepBurner - Powerful CD and DVD burning package

DeepBurner - Powerful CD and DVD burning package
DeepBurner is an advanced and powerful CD and DVD burning package that utilizes power and efficiency. It takes away the hassle of making CDs, DVDs, autoruns, creating and printing labels and booklets. The program supports a very wide range of internal and external (USB 2.0 and FireWire) CD and DVD writers. Burn any data, copy discs, make backups, burn astonishing photo cd albums, make ISO CDs and DVDs with just one easy to handle software- DeepBurner. (Go to Downloads for the free version)


A media player specialising in video.
The number of media players available appears to be endless, and BSplayer is one of the newest on the scene.

It supports all the common video formats, including ASF, AVI, DivX, MP2, OGM and WMV, and the following audio formats: MP3, WAV, OGG and MP2, along with M3U playlists.

The program is pretty light on system resources, due in part to its basic functions. Other than the play, next, shuffle, pause buttons and playlist support, the only extra is a basic equaliser.

Winamp 2 DSP plugins are supported, however, giving you access to a myriad of sonic enhancements.

On the video front, there's full support for other industry formats, such as Quicktime (.mov) and Real Movie (.rm), as long as you download the relevant codec. Subtitle support is also featured.

Numerous skins are available to alter the look of the player, many of which are better than the default.

TrueSpace3 (FREE)

3D animation has advanced above and beyond what we ever thought was possible. Just look at movies such as Finding Nemo and Shrek. Technology keeps advancing, and with these improvements, our eyes are going to be surprised even more as time goes on. The ability to create complete 3D characters and worlds has intrigued some people to the point where they want to learn how to do it, as well. This usually means laying down massive amounts of money for complex design software. The money alone may deter some people from getting into this field, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To get your design groove on for free, check out TrueSpace3
version is just great. trueSpace3 is a 3D authoring tool which Computer Graphics Magazine described as: "a remarkable program that stands out for its modeless interface and price-performance accomplishments....there's no question that at a suggested retail price of $795, this program delivers value that is tough to beat." Now you can have this remarkable 3D authoring tool for free!

Friday, October 01, 2004

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!
YouSendIt is a free service that allows you to send a file up to 1 GB to someone. Type in the recipient’s email address and upload the file - the recipient is notified by email and has 7 days to download the file before it is deleted from the server. “No passwords to share, no software to install, no accounts to create, and no full mailboxes. Start sending now!

YouSendIt cares, we now scan all files for viruses.” I don’t understand their business model - obviously there’s something I don’t know. ;-) Use it while you still can for free…
Please NOTE--I have NOT tried this site as yet. ai would like feedback from anyone who does.