Friday, December 31, 2004

PopCap Games - Bejeweled 2

PopCap Games - Bejeweled 2: "With four unique and entrancing ways to play, explosive new game pieces and awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before!" (CLICK the free web version on the right hand side of the site)

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!The website HowStuffWorks provides a great way to learn how things work across areas like computers, health, autos, science and travel.

Monday, December 27, 2004

1-More Minishow

1-More Minishow
email a photo slideshow

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1-More MiniShow allows you to create a portable slideshow of selected images, that can be sent via email. The program offers a thumbnail display that lets you select the images to include and then compiles a standalone EXE file with the slideshow viewer, that can optionally be zipped and attached to an email message. The photos will be automatically compressed to 320*240 pixel and are small enough to be sent by e-mail, but too small for printing or full screen viewing. However, if you have access to an FTP server, the program can automatically upload the full size images to your FTP account, and then provides a button in the slideshow viewer, that allows the user to download the full size image from your FTP server.

IrfanView - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

IrfanView - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
Irfanview is a great utility for opening and saving in a vast range of graphics file formats as well as performing a reasonable amount of manipulation along the way.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah

Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah
The Christmas Card for ALL?????????? I like it anyway

Hotkeycontrol XP

Hotkeycontrol XP
Hotkeycontrol XP is a complete hotkey utility that allows you to set hotkeys to do common tasks like opening files, ejecting your cdrom drives, restarting your computer, controlling active windows, controlling Windows media player and Winamp 3, changing volume, typing in commonly used text (macros) and much more. Besides the regular features, the volume status can be shown on the screen (OSD) or in the tray. You can also display any information on screen for easy access. The program is completely customizable in all aspects and has a great interface. Also the additional keys on your existing Multimedia/Internet keyboard can be used with Hotkeycontrol XP and all the hotkeys are functional even in games and in other full-screen DirectX applications.

InformationWeek > PC Maintenance > Langa Letter: Year-End PC Tasks > December 20, 2004

InformationWeek > PC Maintenance > Langa Letter: Year-End PC Tasks > December 20, 2004: "Chances are, your PC is different from the way it was at the start of this year. In fact, because you're the kind of PC user who reads articles like this one, I'll bet your PC is different from the way it was even a few days or weeks ago: Perhaps you added or removed some software. Maybe you installed a patch or update, or allowed one to be installed" Well this site will help you out in finding that free program to spring clean your PC

11view: The highest-quality free image viewer

11view: The highest-quality free image viewer: "11view is a free, fast and easy image viewer with several unique features. It shows, prints and converts images with the highest possible quality.

Special features: loading-time interpolation makes any picture appear smooth and clear when stretched onto a full screen, color management corrects color and brightness distortions giving you the most realistic colors possible, gamma correction allows you to light-up dark images or darken too bright ones while viewing them."

Friday, December 24, 2004

Fotobay The coolest way to share photos online with Cool Album and Cool Objects

Fotobay The coolest way to share photos online with Cool Album and Cool Objects
Dude, this is totally cool! Express and experience your photo stories like never before with's unique "Cool Album" technology. Everything is done through the web browser with nothing to download or install. Set your imagination free and bring new dimensions of creativity and fun to your photo memories. See what you can do in 5 minutes here! Get 50MB of free photo storage, visit today!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Stardock - ObjectDock (A genuinely useful animated program launcher)

Stardock - ObjectDock
Available as a free download, Object Dock is an animated program launcher and alternative to the standard Windows taskbar. Object Dock Plus picks up where this leaves off, adding a good selection of useful features.

If your desktop is littered with icons, the new tabbed docks will be right up your street. You can organise your icons into as many categories as you like, then click on the relevant tab to bring them up. You can also add multiple docks, use multiple monitors and even change those little icons in the Windows System Tray.
This is only for Win200 and XP so I have not tried it myself (I use ME -SAD I know) but from what I can see it looks good

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Bad Computer Icons!

Icon Story
Thanks again to the web for bringing us this little bit about what your computer icons do at night when you are sleeping.
(Thanks to linkfilter)

Beginners Guides and Tweaks -

Beginners Guides and Tweaks - "Welcome to the PCstats Beginner's Guides! We pride ourselves on having some of the clearest and easiest to follow how-to articles available on the 'net. From hardware upgrades to home networking to data backups, you'll find it here on, or in the weekly PCstats Newsletter!

What we are trying to do with these guides is to strip the mystery out of computer setup and servicing. The plain fact is, do it yourself computer maintenance just isn't that complicated, and we see no reason why the average computer user should have to pay the 'experts' for help when easy and often free solutions are within reach." Home Page Home Page
THE SUN-SPONSORED project based on open sourced StarOffice code has released a preview of the upcoming OpenOffice 2.0 product. This version touts better MS-Office loading and parsing, strict XML compliant output, a new database program that mimics Microsoft's Access, and much more. It's available for 32-bit Windows, Linux (x86), Sun Solaris x86, and the traditional Solaris for Sparc. We used this opportunity to take this pre-release "version 1.9.65", which will end up being 2.0, for a quick spin.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Aeroseek: Aircraft

Aeroseek: Aircraft
A great aviation search engine and directory. I have been to many similar sites on the web, this is one I had not seen until recently and is now one of my favorites.

Santa Claus and Christmas at the Northpole

Santa Claus and Christmas at the Northpole
Welcome to Santa's Secret Village

Enjoy the joy and magic of Christmas in Santa’s Secret Village! We invite you to experience a traditional look at Christmas through the many free activities here at Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color—even put you or your child in a personalized story! Our stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology—all richly illustrated with original artwork.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Howstuffworks "How Blogs Work"

Howstuffworks "How Blogs Work": "How Blogs Work
by Marshall Brain

Blogs appear on the news pretty often these days. For example, a reporter is tipped to a story by a blog, or a blog reports another angle on a story. Blogs show up in magazines a lot, too.

But there is a good chance you have never seen a blog (also known as a weblog) or experienced the Blogosphere. What are blogs? There are now millions of them -- where did they all come from?"

CDBurnerXP Pro - freeware burning solution | Home / News

CDBurnerXP Pro - freeware burning solution | Home / News
Need to burn DVDs and a few kinds of CDs on a budget? CDBurnerXP Pro is a free program to do just that. It can write to CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD+R/RW discs. If you're backing up your data in a hurry, you'll appreciate it that CDBurnerXP Pro will let you record data discs on the fly--no need to image the disc beforehand. You can record many popular audio formats--MP3, OGG, and WMA, to name a few--on the fly as well. CDBurner XP Pro uses a multithread buffering system and supports BURN-PROOF for error-free recording. It auto-tests CD-R/W drives it doesn't recognize, so it should work with most drives.

You can rip disc to your local hard drive as well. CDBurnerXP Pro rips the big three audio formats mentioned above without making intermediate WAV files. The program supports jitter-correction ripping modes to rip tracks from scratched CDs and can restore damaged tracks from CDs that have been listened to within an inch of their lives.

This is beta software, and thus may be unstable. Use with caution and at your own risk.


IF on the other hand you LIKE someone then I recommend you send them this


If you wish to say SORRY to someone there is no better link

GSpot Codec Information Appliance

GSpot Codec Information Appliance
A required tool for anyone downloading lots of video from the Internet, GSpot is a codec detective capable of telling you which codec is required for viewing a specific AVI movie. By checking a database of 350 video and 150 audio codecs, the app scans your drive for available codecs, compares the video file header information for codec requirements, then lets you know whether you're PC has the required codec.Use in conjunction with AVIcodec to optimize your video viewing experience

Friday, December 17, 2004

avast! 4 Home Edition Download - Free antivirus software download

avast! 4 Home Edition Download - Free antivirus software download
100% Virus Bulletin awardIn the latest Virus Bulletin tests (November 2004, Windows Server 2003) avast! 4 Server Edition again detected all ItW viruses (i.e. viruses known to be 'in the wild') and was awarded with another 100% Virus Bulletin award!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Yahoo! Video Search

Yahoo! Video Search
Search the internet for video clips from all types of sources.

Folder View - Official Home

Folder View - Official Home: "Folder View is a free (freeware) add-on for Windows that drastically enhances the way you browse the folders on your system.

Files are often scattered around many different folders on the harddisk and locations on the network. Every time you want to copy, move, open or save a file, this situation leads you to a quest through levels of folders.

With Folder View, these quests are over. Folder View enhances the Windows file Explorer by making all folders you need available in a single click. It integrates with other applications, speeding up opening and saving of files and also lets you copy and move files very quickly. Click the screenshot on the right to get an overview of the features.

How does it work...?"

ConTEXT - Features

ConTEXT - Features
When I look for a good editor, I look for something that appears to have the same simple interface of Notepad, but has a lot more under the hood. ConTEXT qualifies. Anyone can just open the editor up and start using it, but you start to see the real functionality of the program when you open a few of your source code files. Syntax coloring is present here, and in my opinion, that’s always a good thing. The options that the editor gives you are perfect for allowing you to tweak the program to do exactly what you want – almost as if you programmed it yourself. I’m officially a big fan of this free and lightweight program.
Screen Shots

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Backtec Software

Backtec Software: "freesoft.gif (1832 bytes)

Fully functional freeware with no hidden tricks."

Picture Tools > Home

Picture Tools > Home: "Picture Tools is an Internet Explorer plug-in which assists in browsing picture gallery web sites. "

Find anything, anywhere fast with MSN Toolbar Suite Beta

Find anything, anywhere fast with MSN Toolbar Suite Beta
Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft’s MSN unit unveiled a beta version of the MSN Toolbar Suite, a sweeping set of desktop and Web searching tools that promises to give Windows users many of the search features that the company originally promised for Longhorn. The MSN Toolbar Suite includes the taskbar-based MSN Deskbar, Windows Explorer and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)-based toolbars, and the MSN Toolbar for Outlook. And, unlike a hastily released rival desktop search tool from Google, the MSN Toolbar Suite keeps your local file searches on your hard disk and doesn’t require a Web server to display results.

Windows Update: Tweak UI 1.33 : [Microsoft, Windows 95, downloads, download, updates, update, user interface]

Windows Update: Tweak UI 1.33 : [Microsoft, Windows 95, downloads, download, updates, update, user interface]
Tweak UI

Free yourself from the tyranny of ordinary Windows with this extra set of tools (also called PowerToys) created by Microsoft developers. Adjust menu speed and window animation. Move the StartUp folder up the Explorer hierachy, or move the My Documents folder to another drive. If you get the "No Help topic is associated with this item" message when you access the help menu, Tweak UI may have answers. The tool set also offers quick fixes for adding and removing items to your right-click New menu. And you may get a second chance at recovering lost uninstall options (but only if you've installed the program while the original uninstall list in Control Panel is intact).

Version: 1.33
Price: Free

Stickies v5.0a

Stickies v5.0a

With Stickies, you can set your notes to nap in the background until you set them to wake. Using styles and colors, you can change their appearance to color-code your work or suit your aesthetic. Bullets and changeable title bar text help organize your notes. Track your work by making Stickies change from transparent to opaque when edited. Paste URLs into Stickies and open the Web site by clicking right on the sticky note. You can send Stickies over a network, or over e-mail.

Version: 5.0a
Price: Free

Wallpaper Changer Utility- Freeware! Keeping your desktop fresh everyday.

Wallpaper Changer Utility- Freeware! Keeping your desktop fresh everyday.: "Wallpaper Master is a highly customizable and easy to use wallpaper changer and manager. It will automatically change your background wallpaper with a large range of options, and is great for indexing large collections.

If you're the kind of person that changes their wallpaper frequently then you'll love this program. You can have this utility change your wallpaper at whatever interval you specify. It has a lot of features and it's completely free!"

QuickSysInfo Home

QuickSysInfo Home: "QuickSysInfo is a small and fast program to quickly and easily look up your system information. Version 1.1 -- Upgraded for Windows 2000 and XP. The information is in the following areas, ------------

ScreenHunter - Screen Capture Home

ScreenHunter - Screen Capture HomeThe program is one of the very best screen capture tools I’ve ever come across. It comes in three versions- ScreenHunter Free, ScreenHunter Plus, and ScreenHunter Pro. Yes, they actually do put out a free version. And yes, it’s really free (unlike some other software I’ve come across). The company is certainly one of the better ones out there, since this free version comes with no disabled features, though the feature set is not what you get from the Plus or Pro versions, of course. What makes it so good? Performance, pure and simple. It has a system tray icon that sits there quietly in the background and it doesn’t cause performance hits and it doesn’t cause problems.

Cool Site of the Day

Cool Site of the Day
Finding interesting content on the Internet can be a challenge. There are billions of Web pages out there, and it’s common knowledge that you’re going to have to sift through a bunch of junk in order to get to the good stuff. People have different ways of discovering great content – some use search engines, while others may just randomly click on links from well-respected sites. Whatever you do, it’s always enjoyable to find a cool resource on the Internet. In order to receive a new site recommendation each day, check out Cool Site of the Day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Google Help Central

Google Help Central
Google's Cheat Sheet helps unlock tools not normally known about this revolutionary search engine., a site that collects outdated versions of major free software applications. A great site.
Outdated" may not be the right word here, since as's slogan rightly says, "newer is not always better." There have certainly been times when I've wanted to go back to a previous version of an application, for troubleshooting reasons or simply because I didn't care for the update. OldVersion's old versions run from the recent (ie, once-removed editions) to the antiquated (such as AOL Instant Messenger 1.0).

Best Free Help Sites

Best Free Help Sites: "Best Free Technical Support Sites

In compiling this list we have looked only at free third-party support sites. If you are looking specifically for vendor support sites, then click here.

Most of the sites in this category have volunteer staffing and that means the quality of answers to your questions can very widely - it all depends on the individual you get. So don't take the following site rankings too literally as your experience may well differ from ours.

In total we reviewed 27 sites, of which 2 were rated outstanding, 3 highly recommended and 7 recommended."

PC INSPECTOR smart recovery

PC INSPECTOR smart recovery
PC Inspector Smart Recovery v4.45

Digital cameras and camcorders make it easier than ever to document anything--and to accidentally destroy your images. PC Inspector Smart Recovery can restore your lost photos or videos from a number of different storage drive and file types. It works on flash cards, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Sticks, IBM Micro Drives, MultiMediaCards, Secure Digital cards, and any other common data storage devices for digital cameras. Supported photo file types include .jpg, .tif, .bmp, .gif, Canon .crw , Fuji .raf , Olympus .orf (E-XX), Olympus .orf (C5050), Kodak .dcr, Minolta .mrw, Nikon .nef (D1H/D1X), Nikon .nef (E5000/E5700), and Sigma-Foveon .x3f. Supported video files include .avi and QuickTime .mov. You can recover audio files in .wav and .dss format.

Desktop Ruler

Coder d.o.o. Split
Desktop Ruler v1.38c

Don't scrabble through your desk looking for a ruler. Desktop Ruler lets you use one right on your PC. Summon this handy digital version of the old standby, and you can measure centimeters or pixels on your desktop. Right-click the ruler, and you can customize it in a number of ways: rotate it 90 degrees, change its color, make it transparent, stick it to the mouse, and more.

Windows XP drivers (windows xp modem drivers win xp printer drivers xp video driver update etc.)

Windows XP drivers (windows xp modem drivers win xp printer drivers xp video driver update etc.)
Need Drivers for XP?

Are you looking for hardware device drivers for XP? It can really be a problem if you have a computer that came with a different operating system and now you're upgrading to XP. If you can't find what you need on the hardware vendor's Web site, check here for one of the largest sources of XP drivers:

Internet phones: CNET Editors' guide to VoIP - CNET reviews

Internet phones: CNET Editors' guide to VoIP - CNET reviews: "Your next telephone may not actually be a telephone. It may look and work like a phone, but it will connect to the Internet, not a telephone line, and it will cost less than today's phones. You'll also get better features and ease of use."

Find Your Child (Mobile Phone Locator)

How does child mobile phone tracking work?
Uses your mobile providers data

Every mobile phone acts like a radio – emitting a signal which is picked up by the base stations that make up a telecommunications network. The network needs to know where your phone is at any time, so that it can direct calls to and from it. Our service uses the same information to deliver mobile phone tracking.

Search several phones from any PC or your own mobile phone!

Once you have registered as a user, you can add mobile phone(s) numbers to your account, which you can then make searches against. You can make these searches at any time from any internet connected PC, or from your own mobile phone. View a map or receive an SMS.
If you search from a PC, we get the location of the phone from the network, and then display it on a map on your screen. If you search from your mobile, we send you an SMS that says “john is in the vicinity of………”

Monday, December 13, 2004

Musicmatch Jukebox - World's best music player V10

Musicmatch Jukebox - World's best music player
One of the major hassles of any decent-sized digital music collection is keeping it all organized in a way that makes sense to you. MusicMatch Jukebox 10, now owned by Yahoo, debuts today and gives music lovers lots of help in arranging their tracks in just the way they want.

Musicmatch 10, which comes in a free and a $20(£10) premium version, is available to download

Sign Generator Page - Fun Flash Text/Image Sign Generators! Try A Sign Generator, Very Funny Comedy You Can Create And Send To Friends

Sign Generator Page - Fun Flash Text/Image Sign Generators! Try A Sign Generator, Very Funny Comedy You Can Create And Send To Friends: "Open a sign below and change the caption text on the image (make your own customized funny phrases on these whacky images). Send as a greeting card once made or capture the image to your harddrive (do a screen capture as these are Flash files)."

Sunday, December 12, 2004

CDBurnerXP Pro - freeware burning solution | Home / News

CDBurnerXP Pro - freeware burning solution | Home / News: "CDBurnerXP Pro is a free CD/DVD burning solution.
With this software you can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD R/RW DVD-R/RW discs. All features you can read on the features page."

encyclopedia of spices

encyclopedia of spices
Ever wonder about spices? Where they come from and how they are used? Nice resource for your bookmarks.

Mac Specialist: Essential Mac Applications

Mac Specialist: Essential Mac Applications
long list of useful stuff, plus some more ideas in the comments section

Saturday, December 11, 2004


iSerenity: "Welcome to iSerenity

Welcome to iSerenity - ambient sound environments at your desktop for relaxation and solitude."
Just click on any picture for the sound.

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
Just what it says

Main Page - Wikinews

Main Page - Wikinews: "Welcome to Wikinews, a free content news source. We started in November 2004, and have currently written 167 articles. Our mission is to create a diverse environment where citizen journalists can independently report the news on a wide variety of current events. Find out how you can get involved right now.

Please give us some time to sort out the policies and procedures before relying on Wikinews as a source. Voice your opinion on policies on the talk page or at the water cooler."

SpellBound - Spellchecker for Firefox and the Mozilla Suite

SpellBound - Spellchecker for Firefox and the Mozilla Suite
Installing SpellBound might seem a little confusing, but just follow their directions and you should be all right. I've been using it for a while now and have yet to run into any problems.

The best task this little extension tackles is forum posting. I post to a lot of forums, and going back and forth to spell check with a separate program can become a real drag. Cut. Paste. Check. Rinse, lather and repeat. It could also be ideal for blog posting as well.

For those three people out there still using Internet Explorer, you are not left out in the dark. For you there is ieSpell.

Download Free PowerPoint Viewers -- The PowerPoint FAQ

Download Free PowerPoint Viewers -- The PowerPoint FAQ: "Download free PowerPoint viewers:" For those who don't have powerpoint and wish to open a Power Point file

The Good Deal House


on sofas to soap dishes, television sets to teapots, dining tables to dishwashers, bathroom suites to bedside lamps."
I came across this site last night and think that it could be of use to mant people.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Bobyte Software

Bobyte Software
Home of multimedia applications

FOOOD's Icons - Custom icons for Windows XP, Mac, Linux, Docks etc.

FOOOD's Icons - Custom icons for Windows XP, Mac, Linux, Docks etc.
#Foood Icons, a welcome addition to any desktop. If you've never checked out his amazing collection of icon replacements for Windows XP, take a look. He's got alternatives for applications, folders, system items, file types, and just about anything else you could possibly want. For personal use, the icons cost nothing. Download and enjoy.
Taken from Jake Ludinktons digital lifestyle

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Welcome to is an online graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you might need an impressive logo without a lot of work. We provide real-time generation of graphics customized exactly the way you want them.

Simply choose what kind of image you would like to create. Then fill out a form and you'll have your own image created on the fly. will always be available for use free of charge.

XnView (FREE)

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With XnView, you can import around 400 graphic file formats. You heard me right – 400! You’ll probably never even come close to using that many formats, but it’s just nice to know that you can. The media browser works nicely by allowing you to preview all of the supported media. You can even watch your movies within the software. If you need to convert an image, XnView will give you about 50 formats to export to. Basic editing functions are available for your images, including a handful of filters. The software also gives you the capability to create Web pages of thumbnails, and a rather nice screen capture utility is present, as well. It seems like once you’ve seen one media manager you’ve seen them all, but this one offers up a selection of features that may be worthwhile to you.

[3.23M] [Win9x/2k/XP/OS X/Linux] [FREE]

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Picture Tools >

Picture Tools > Home
Browsers are good at displaying lots of photos, but saving several images to your hard drive isn't always easy. The Picture Tools IE add-on makes it easy to grab some or all of the images from a Web page for future reference. See how it works by clicking the demo button

AltaVista - Babel Fish Translation

AltaVista - Babel Fish Translation
Since the Internet is a global phenomenon, you’ll run into people who speak languages you may have never heard of. Before you know it, you’re the new minority. Communicating with these people is a humongous challenge that has to be dealt with. Even though we aren’t fluent in all of the languages of the world, Babel Fish Translation will help us to marginally close the communication gap.
Videoconferencing can make you feel like you're in a badly dubbed movie. SightSpeed reduces latency so you don't see jerky images with amateurish lip synching. Your lips and the words they shape will match--no Milli Vanilli syndrome for you.

This version introduces video messages (the video equivalent of voice mail) and video mail (which you can send to as many recipients as you like). The new premium feature, multiparty calling, gives you a video call with up to three other people.

SightSpeed's software is free. Receiving video from the video messenger is also free, as is unlimited VoIP calling. To send more than 15 minutes of video per day or to host multiparty calls, you must subscribe to the monthly service. SightSpeed offers three levels of paid service as well as a free plan.
Video Messenger

Microsoft Windows Media - Windows Media Encoder 9 Series

Microsoft Windows Media - Windows Media Encoder 9 Series: "Windows Media Encoder 9 Series is a powerful tool for content producers who want to take advantage of the many innovations in Windows Media 9 Series including high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more.

Windows Media Encoder 9 Series

Download Now 9,450 KB 44 min @ 28.8 Kbps
See all downloads in the Download Center

More Control and Flexibility More Control and Flexibility
Capture content with frame-accurate control. Protect live streams and initiate broadcasts. Author for a range of delivery scenarios including MBR streaming and CD/DVD.
Unmatched Audio and Video Quality Unmatched Audio and Video Quality
Create the clearest audio from multichannel to voice-only content. Encode to any level from HD quality (1080i/1080p) to low data rate screen capture. Fine tune compression using new encoding modes.
Extensibility and Automation Extensibility and Automation
Extend the Encoders functionality. Fully automate the encoding process. Includes 4 new utilities.

An example of how customers are benefiting today, the Inscriber Instream Plug-in for Windows Media Encoder 9 Series offers content creators professional graphics and text integration.
Learn more and download the plug-in Leave this Web site
How-to for Content Producers How-to for Content Producers
Find technical articles and rich media presentations to help you use the encoder to create Windows Media-formatted content.
FAQ System Requirements
Lists required and recommended configurations.
Refer to the Encoder 9 Series FAQ for important information about key issues.
If you own a digital camcorder, this is a must have. With it I’ve done plenty of remote keynote presentations over nothing more than a regular broadband connection. There’s no easier way to broadcast and archive an A/V stream, easily switching among inputs on the fly. When you plan on using your face, as well as your cursor, this will fill the bill.


10x10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris

10x10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris
Get your news in an interesting way

Exploratorium: Online Activities

Exploratorium: Online Activities
The Exploratorium There is enough on here to keep you happy for ages. Go look around

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

X-RayPc Spyware Remover

As the spyware versus anti-spyware battle rages on, we were looking for good tools that allow a user to examine the contents of his machine and to take corrective actions against [that which proves to be harmful]. An excellent candidate for this is “HijackThis” by Merijn, which is already in use by plenty of “anti-spyware experts.” We felt that HJT could be improved upon in some ways and thus the idea for X-RayPc Spyware Remover was born. We took the best parts of the HJT concept and linked [them] up to the SpywareGuide database. The result is something like a systems management tool with [a built-in] expert system. If you can’t wait to try it out, click the link above.

Beyond Ad-aware: Block Spyware Parasites, Web Bugs, And Other Pests

Still frustrated with spyware attacks, despite installing Ad-aware and Microsoft’s Service Pack 2? Consider these programs as picked by PC World.

CWShredder v1.59.1
Eliminate an insidious pest that Spybot S&D and Ad-aware can't stop.

Block suspicious programs before anti-virus companies profile them.
If you give it permission to work through your firewall, Qwik-Fix Pro can automatically check back for updates as often as every hour.

IE Privacy Keeper v2.3
Clean out unwanted traces of your online journeys through IE.

Block Web bug elements in e-mail messages without having to turn off HTML.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

The Foundations of Web Design

The Foundations of Web Design: "Principles for Building Smart Web Sites," All you need to know to build your first web page.

Able Web Editor Demo 1.0.0 - Free Download. An HTML Editor with Page Samples that demystify HTML and CSS.

Able Web Editor Demo 1.0.0 - Free Download. An HTML Editor with Page Samples that demystify HTML and CSS.: "An HTML Editor with Page Samples that demystify the process of creating Web Pages using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. It runs on Windows 98, ME, XP, and 2000 with a minimum screen size of 1024 by 768 pixels. It includes tools for Color Selection and Image Tag preparation. A 'Getting Started' tutorial demonstrates how to use the program by illustrating how to create Web Pages using HTML and CSS. The Free Demo is fully functional and has no time restrictions. The full version of the program offers more extensive information in the Page Samples and additional program features."

Put your photos on DVD

Not everyone owns a computer. This fact became very apparent to me recently when I told a friend that he could view some party pictures on his computer, and he said (somewhat embarrassedly) that he didn't have one. Gasp!

Once I lifted my jaw off the floor, I got to thinking: What other cool ways (beyond an actual stack of photos) are there to show people your digital pictures that don't require a computer? Then I remembered that my friend had a DVD player, so I did a little searching on ZDNet Downloads and found some great software for making photo DVDs.

With these programs, not only can you have your friends check out photos on their DVD players, you can make slide shows with background music and captions for a full multimedia experience. Here are the ones I found that offer the best options.

MemoriesOnTV was the first photo DVD software I came upon, and I wasn't disappointed at all with the results. Using my regular CD burner, I was able to make a photo CD playable on a DVD player, including music, text, and a customized menu to make it easy for my friend to navigate. (Shareware/Windows)

PhotoDVD lets you create mixed audio and visual presentations with professional-looking results. Create your own slide show, add music, sync the music to your pictures, and even preview your work before you burn it to DVD. (Shareware/Windows)

Still Life for Mac OS X lets you experiment with panning over single images, using background music to present a unique photo experience in your DVD presentation. Use the zoom options and create a dramatic camera path to get the best effect. (Shareware/Mac)

:: w.bloggar ::

:: w.bloggar ::
This Web log tools make it easy to write, design and publish your blog. Blogs make it possible for anyone to share their thoughts, experiences and images with the world.

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SlySoft Inc. Multimedia Solutions | dvd copy, burning dvd, dvd ripper, dvd copying software

SlySoft Inc. Multimedia Solutions | dvd copy, burning dvd, dvd ripper, dvd copying software
essential tool for film fans

Friday, December 03, 2004

Sqirlz Morph - multi-morphing freeware

Sqirlz Morph - multi-morphing freeware: "Sqirlz Morph allows you to mark features on several images, and the program mixes the images so that each feature on one image moves smoothly to the corresponding feature on the other images - a technique widely used in the film industry.

Multi-morphing is available - any number of images can be morphed together, so try mixing all your family's faces at the same time!"

Vasilios Freeware

Vasilios Freeware
Welcome to
Vasilios Freeware Applications
Web site
I came across this site by accident and find that some if not all of the apps are of interest.

New Hotmail

New Hotmail: "Discover the new, free MSN Hotmail
The new free MSN Hotmail is here. Which means the world's favourite email is bigger and better than ever before."

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Cerulean Studios: The Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro IM Clients

Cerulean Studios: The Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro IM Clients: "The award-winning*, multi-network Trillian IM client allows you to seamlessly integrate all of your communications traffic in a single, sleek package. Stay in touch with contacts spanning multiple networks and grab the latest news, stocks, and other information with our versatile array of plugins. [Learn more]" is the best place to find freebies, freeware, free stuff, samples, downloads, email, games, free software, fonts, Webmaster freebies, is the best place to find freebies, freeware, free stuff, samples, downloads, email, games, free software, fonts, Webmaster freebies, MP3s, sweepstakes, contests, coupons, catalogs, free food
They say that the best things in life are free, and this mentality has seeped into our thinking over time. The value of the freebie cannot be underestimated. Some people will do anything within their reach to obtain free items, and from firsthand experience, I can assure you that the majority of these people are certifiably insane. Hey, there?s nothing wrong with getting free stuff

Google Desktop Search Download

Google Desktop Search Download: "# Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly
# View web pages you've seen, even when you're not online
# Search as easily as you do on Google"

Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor gives you the scoop on what's installed on your desktop or notebook. It scans your computer and generates a profile of everything installed on it, from your main circuit board to software. Version, manufacturer, and serial numbers are listed, as well as statistics such as available memory slots and hard drive space.

Version: 6.1f
Price: Free

Palm Software - How-to...

Palm Software - How-to...
Ask fans of Palm OS-based handhelds why they prefer Palms to Pocket PCs and you typically get the following responses:- There's much more software available for the Palm OS.
So if your wondering where its all at try this site.
Expert Guides
You know your Palm Powered device is a great calendar and address book. But if that’s all you use, you’re missing out on the best parts.
Passionate Palm OS users have created guides to help you get the most out of your device.

Clipboard Recorder FREE

Clipboard Recorder is a free tool used to record what you have copied/cut to the clipboard. You can paste the same item by selecting from the list of records without repeating copying/cutting the same item from its original place. Works seamlessly with Microsoft Office and other applications. Supports a variety of formats. Including RTF text, HTML, CSV, Bitmap, Meta file and Embedded Object. Four easy ways to access the records: popup list, floating list, menu and the main window. Supports Transferring clipboard data between computers. Small and Highly optimized. Uses negligible resources.

PhotoBox - award-winning 12p prints FREE online photo albums for sharing

PhotoBox - award-winning 12p prints FREE online photo albums for sharing
Includes FREE online photo sharing.
Launched at the beginning of year 2000 PhotoBox is a privately owned and funded company, and specialises in digital photographic services using state of the art facilities. PhotoBox was the UK’s and Ireland's first online digital photographic company and has won best of breed awards in the photographic trade press, internet press, national press, and industry awards. PhotoBox is strategically partnered by FujiFilm UK and Metro Imaging. A few highlights...

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Froogle U.K.

Froogle U.K.: "froo�gle (fru'gal) n. Smart shopping through Google." AND this one is the UK version.If you are reading this and live in Germany then you will be pleased to know that you now have your OWN German Shopping site too

Microsoft Download Center

Microsoft Download Center: "Download Center Home"
Download Categories
*Windows (Security & Updates)
*Windows Media
*Office and Home Applications
*Mobile Devices
*Macintosh & Other Platforms
*Server Applications
*System Management Tools
*Development Resources

Copernic Meta - More of the Web at Your Fingertips

Copernic Meta - More of the Web at Your Fingertips: "Copernic Meta is an add-in for Windows and Internet Explorer that provides quick and permanent access to powerful Web searching. Performing simultaneous searches on multiple search engines, Copernic Meta allows you to explore more of the Web than any single search engine. It also lets you easily integrate the search functionalities of any search engine directly with the Copernic Meta toolbar. "

Copernic Agent Basic - Home Page

Copernic Agent Basic - Home Page: "Make every Web search a super-search with this intelligent tool, trusted by millions of users worldwide. Copernic Agent Basic queries leading search engines to bring you back relevant, high quality results. Its intuitive user interface quickly allows you to make the most of the numerous search enhancement features included, making your Internet searches faster and easier than ever."


Every once in a while, there is a program that is just fun to use. One that captures the imagination, serves a purpose, provides information, and takes advantage of the latest internet and computer technology. This is just such a program and the associated website.

The site we are looking at is called, and the product they have that is so cool is called Keyhole 2. Keyhole 2 is a digital atlas of the world.
Some of the demos on the site are neat to look at. You can take a tour of Boston to Fenway Park, visit Olympic venues, and see what Hurricane Charlie did to the southeast US. You can demo the program for seven days, to see it you would use it.

Pluck: Search, Retrieve, Organize & Share the Web

Pluck: Search, Retrieve, Organize & Share the Web: "Pluck Web Access (PWA) manages your bookmarks and research in a central
location that you can access from any
browser. You can easily store, annotate
and interactively share links and folders
with friends and co-workers."