Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Spin. The Movie.

Spin the Movie Spin is a short movie telling the story of an angel sent to the earth with his DJ gear to correct a series of accidents. To do so, he uses his turntables as time machines – change the flow, change the speed and here come the new events of the City Square.

Spin was penned, shot, chopped & scired by Jamin Winans. Produced by Joe Sekiya. Director of Photography Jeff Pointer. Featuring Hayze II as the Angel.

If the name Jamin Winans sounds familiar to you, maybe that's becasue he's the director of the movie 11:59.
With thanks to i:de'o:gramas For this link

Polyglot worm attacks MSN users

Users of Microsoft's instant messaging service are at risk from a new version of the Kelvir worm that tries to speak its target's language

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A new MSN Messenger worm often talks to people in their own tongue as it hunts for new victims, security experts have warned.

The worm, dubbed Kelvir.HI, tailors the language of its attack message to the compromised system, said David Jaros, the director of product marketing at security vendor Akonix Systems, on Wednesday. It can send messages in English, Dutch, French, German, Greek (English alphabet), Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish, he noted.

"It appears to check which language the Windows client is configured to use," he said. "This is the first time that we have seen a worm that checks the system settings and then sends a specific message."

When it hits an English system, the worm sends out the following message: "haha i [sic] found your picture!" The message is sent to everybody on a user's contacts list. The message includes a Web link that when clicked on will download malicious software that installs a backdoor and furthers the spread of the worm, Jaros said.

The worm is a variant of the Kelvir pest that first surfaced in February. To date, there have been 103 variants of Kelvir, according to IM security company Akonix.

The worm spreads via Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messaging service and affects computers running Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, according to a Symantec advisory.

The multilingual Kelvir is a sign that virus developers are getting more inventive and more global in terms of their target market, Jaros said. "They go after not only English speakers, but also other languages. I think we will definitely see more worms that cast a wider net."

Threats to instant messaging and peer-to-peer systems are on the rise, Akonix said. The threats are not only more frequent, but attackers are increasingly morphing their software to circumvent security measures, the company said.

2005 Shareware Industry Awards!

Congratulations to the TechSmith folks, whose SnagIt won a 2005 Shareware Industry Award for Best Graphics Program or Utility.

Browse the list of winners for your current favorites and--if you're feeling especially intrepid--new finds.


What is PiXPO?

PiXPO is award-winning software that allows you to connect directly with your friends and family to share and view video, audio and pictures online privately with no uploads!
Learn more...


Pandora is a music discovery service designed to help you find and enjoy music that you'll love. It's powered by the Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken.

Pandora works by taking your personal music selection (any song or artist you may like to name) and feedback ("I like this", "I don't like this") and use then the information available within the Music Genome Project to create music stations that play songs that are in tune with what you have selected.

"Only the music counts. We don't care how popular the artist is, who's backing them, and we don't care which genre bin they usually belong in. Only the music matters."

Not bad at all. I was surprised by the good quality and musical relevancy of the suggested station tracks proposed by Pandora, and couldn't be more curious to find what the service what was going to propose next. As a matter of fact you can "fast-forward" in the playlist created by Pandora at any time and jump over any number of songs when you feel like.

But for me the greatest feeling was to let my newly created music channel play in the background, while discovering one by one the little nuggest the Genome Music Project engine was pulling out for me. And boy was I happy when the station started playing off some great Brothers Johnson stuff or some of those killer Average White Band pieces.

An integrated rating system also allows you to give thumbs up or to attach a negative rating to anyone song you are really listening to.

When clicking on the actual cover of the album from which the song has been extracted, you can in fact select to give a positive or negative rating to the selection being played. Not only. You can also create a new custom radio channel based on the style and characteristics of that very song, or head off to iTunes or Amazon to buy the individual track (iTunes) or the whole CD (Amazon).
At Pandora the first ten hours of listening are completely free. The service does not include any kind of advertising or promotional messages. After your initial ten hours of testing you can sign up for a whole year for $ 36 ($3/month) and use Pandora as much as you like.

More info about Pandora right here.


They say that it’s hard to change a man’s habits once he’s set in his ways, but then again, they also say that you can teach an old dog new tricks, so basically, I don’t know what to believe. For as long as most of us have used computers, the mouse has been an integral part of the experience. We can maneuver that thing around and click on items like nobody’s business. However, it’s interesting to contemplate the fact that the way we interface with our computers is likely to evolve in the coming years. DONTCLICK.IT gives us a demo of what a world without clicking would be like.

The site reminds you that you shouldn't click on anything that you see, but habit is sure to take over, and you might slip up at first. Don't worry - a lot of people do it. Try moving your mouse around to see how the beautiful interface unfolds right before your very eyes. The content is navigated through motion instead of clicks, which is definitely a change that takes some getting used to. Read up on the theory, try the experiments, and see what you think. Is a click-free world desirable to you?
Via Lockergnome

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Google Local

About Google Local

Sometimes the information you are looking for is related to a particular place – like the all-night chemist that is nearest to your house. Google Local locates neighbourhood stores and services by searching billions of pages across the Web, then cross-checking those results with Yellow Pages data to pinpoint the local resources you want to find. This innovative approach gives you access to the most – and most relevant – results for your search.

You can access Google Local search results in two ways:

* From the Google homepage: Simply include either a town name or postcode with your search terms. Relevant local business listings will appear at the top of the page next to a Google Local compass icon.
* From the Google Local homepage: Enter your desired business category (such as "romantic restaurants") in the "What" field and your town name or postcode in the "Where" field, then click "Google Search." Relevant local business listings and a map of their locations will appear on the page. To narrow your search area, click a distance value in the top right corner of the page.
And because Google is slightly barmy - and because it can - it is not just Earth maps that are available: why not try Google Moon.

Zoom in to the lunar landing sites, or just zoom in as far as you can go to see if the rumours are true...

Project Neon

As much as I love sharing video and photos publicly, there are plenty of reasons to keep things private within a select group of family and friends. Selective sharing is what originally attracted me to an app called Pixpo the first time I tried it. It's what attracts me to the DivX Project Neon. Instead of publishing everything to a public Web page where anyone can view your files or creating a convoluted password-protected privilege system, Project Neon operates on the desktop. You decide who gets access to specific files, either making them searchable by any other Project Neon user, or by assigning permissions in the client application to specific users. If you don't want home movies of the kids floating around where anyone can see them, the permissions keep those movies private, while your movie of the bear invading camp on the summer trip is freely available to anyone. On the flip side, you can turn on a password to block content you don't you're your kids to see. Theoretically, this is also a safer way to share movies you might not own the rights to, or home movies with soundtracks containing copyrighted materials, because the permissions keep out people who might want to sue you for infringement. [Windows 2k/XP $0.00]

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Xstream Radio

Recording streaming radio seems to be one of the more popular requests these days.XstreamRadio as a reliable program that I have just downloaded to my Comp. It doesn't offer scheduled recording, but it does an effective job of recording live streams to either MP3 or WAV format. The app includes a long list of streaming stations from around the globe as well as supporting streams added by you. The player takes up little room on the desktop in either the full mode or minimized ticker mode. The ticker streams headlines from news sources like BBC, NBC, CNN and CNET. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]
These are the instructions to go with the Images above

1. You can directly enter a search term or URL in this field for visiting a web page;

2. By clicking on the arrow 'selecting a station' a list of all radio stations appears to choose from;

3. By clicking the 'record' button, the XstreamRadio recorder will appear. This recorder enables you to record and playback music or your favourite show in wav or mp3;

4. The 'play' button enables you to start XstreamRadio . The radio will stop playing when you hit the 'stop' button while 'the' mute button enables you to mute the sound of Xstreamradio (without muting the sound of your recordings);

5. The 'web-portal select' menu is a simple and handy guide to the internet which gives you access to a ticker, search engines and useful links like a route planner, telephone book and a television guide;

6. The 'volume' controller enables you to control the volume of the radio. By moving the button to the left you decrease the volume and by moving the button to the right you increase the volume;

7. The button "add" enables you to add the station you are currently enjoying to your favorites list;

8. The button "remove" enables you to remove the marked stations from your favorites list (see 9);

9. Your favourite stations are listed here. Click on the name to start playing the station and use the checkbox to remove the station from your list (see 8);

10. All the available radio stations in XstreamRadio are listed here. You can select a station while clicking on its name. It will start playing once you are connected . A click on the flag will connect you with the web page of the radio station mentioned. By clicking on the cross situated right at the top of the frame the frame will disappear again.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

>Free, legal MP3s

Free, legal MP3s Honestly----Video as well.

Atomic Clock Sync Free

Our freeware Atomic Clock Sync utility can help you keep your local computer up-to-date with the exact current time.

This program will reference an atomic clock server to get the current time with the greatest accuracy available and update your PC's information. It can even be set to automatically check the time once a day to keep your PC's time accurate forever. Best of all, you can download and use this utility at no cost to you!

No spyware! No ad banners! No cost! No questions asked! So why do we do give Atomic Clock Sync away as freeware? Simply to encourage you to use and return to World Time Server.com for the current time in places other than where you live!

Blogging Gets Easier

If you use the free Blogger service to publish your Web log, you can now download a free add-in for Microsoft Word that will make it easier to publish your blog entries. Goggle announced the software last week, and it adds three buttons to your Word toolbar so you can publish, open a post or save a blog entry as a draft with just one click.

Open Office 2.0 Kicks MS Office Aound the Block

Today our pals at PC Mag released their verdict. Shortcut: OpenOffice kicks A$$ and it’s FREE, any questions?!

“If you can remember the name of OpenOffice.org, you can remember where to download it for no charge. If you tried the previous 1.1.4 version, the 2.0 beta version currently available will be a pleasant surprise. Unlike the slow, ugly, and underpowered earlier version, 2.0 is swift, smooth, and highly compatible with Office documents. Even better, it has plenty of features that you can’t find in MS Office itself.

“Anyone who doesn’t want to pay Microsoft’s premium prices for rarely used features may prefer this free suite. It does most everything that typical users need it to do, and does some things better than MS Office.” Source: Read the complete review at PC Mag Online

Photo Story 3

Photo Story creates slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile based portable device.

The Ziepod

A new, outstandingly designed podcasting player, search tool and aggregator has just launched. Called the Ziepod, it offers unmatched ease of use, features and ergonomics to make it anyone's best Windows candidate as the next podcasting player of choice.

The Ziepod is indeed a little jewel of UI and usability design, conceived and created with the end user in mind.

Its killer feature is that you can either directly listen to episodes of subscribed podcasts or download them for your later playback on your portable MP3 player. Yes, podcast shows can be immediately streamed to your computer as you click on them, and there is no waiting time before you can start listening to your favourite programming.
This is really the way it should be and in my view, this is an extremely powerful feature which greatly facilitates non-technical users adoption and appreciation of podcasts.

Nonetheless to novice podcasters and listeners these may not appear as revolutionary traits, I do think they really are. The ability to forego the time needed to download any podcast by making it immediately accessible through an instantly-playable streaming capability, DOES make Ziepod a much more accessible, easy and intuitive access route to anyone's podcasts.
The Ziepod superior interface is capable of four different viewing modes, providing the user with extremely flexibility and comfort in its use. I myself love the "deskbar" view, which not only is extremely unobtrusive but allows intuitive control and rating of any of the podcasts you are listening to.
With the new Ziepod you can also can search for past episodes and issues of any podcast, something not readily available by most other podcasting directories and playback tools.

This is made possible by Ziepod tight integration with Feedzie.com, a tag-based companion RSS and podcast search engine/directory which makes it easy and effective to find the RSS-based content you are looking for.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Simple File Shredder

Simple File Shredder is a utility that securely deletes your files so they can't be restored using recovery software. SFS ensures your privacy by scrambling file names, over-writing files with random bytes, changing the file date/time to a random date/time value,and verify files have been completely shredded before deleting them.

Simple File Shredder also supports shredding the Windows Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, and Temp files. Also supported is Firefox, Opera, and Netscape browser "junk files" (cache, cookies, etc.).

A good use for Simple File Shredder would be to securely delete electronic financial statements, private e-mail, etc.

Google Talk

They say talk is cheap. Google thinks it should be free. Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk offers you:

* Choice: Get in touch how and when you want to–over email, IM or a call

* Quality: Talk through your computer but hear your friends as if they were in the same room

* Convenience: Your Gmail contacts are pre-loaded into Google Talk so inviting or talking to your friends is just a click away

Google Talk is in beta and requires a Gmail username and password.

For more information or to get help with using Google Talk, please visit our Help Center.

Qnext v2.0

Our Universal Instant Messenger keeps you connected to all popular IM’s, you can also Talk Online anywhere around the world for free, host a live Video Conference or Transfer Files of any size with complete security.

But the closer you look, the better it gets. Qnext allows you to create private, shared environments called Zones where invite other users to securely share your content and online services. A Zone can contain exciting services such as File Sharing, Group Text Chat, Qnext Photo and Live Online Games. And this is just the beginning – Qnext will be offering many new services to enhance your online experience.

We have also included a powerful remote access service that gives you fast, easy and secure access to your computer from anywhere in the world using QnextMyPC.

Stay connected to your online buddy lists on other IM clients High level security using 192-bit data encryption Fast, direct P2P connections between users Easy content and service sharing using Qnext Zones Permission-based sharing between friends Multi-language support Personalize Qnext with downloadable skins

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google Desktop 2

Google Desktop 2, still in beta, is a very interesting product that lets you access files, email, photos, weather reports, RSS feeds, stock reports, and other personalized information, all in one slick interface. As Google says, "By combining desktop search with an intelligent sidebar that learns the user's habits and interests, users receive all the information of interest to them in one convenient location."
Major new features include:

-- Sidebar - Provides convenient desktop access to a variety of personalized information including email, news, weather, photos, stocks and RSS and Atom news feeds. Sidebar appears as a small vertical window on the side of a user's screen that includes a series of "live" content panels.

The sidebar is personalized automatically based on the user's interests as expressed by the websites they visit, requiring little to no manual configuration.

-- Quick Find - Enables users to search their hard drive to find files and launch applications as fast as they can type. Using Quick Find, users can type a few letters or words and the top results pop up instantly. For example, a user can launch iTunes just by typing "itu" into the search box and selecting the application from the list of results.

-- Outlook Toolbar - Enables Microsoft Outlook users to search all of their Outlook email directly from an embedded search box and results list, without having to leave the application.

Additional enhancements include extended search capabilities for additional file types and content including MSN Messenger chats, network drives, Outlook data (contacts, appointments, tasks, notes and journal) and Gmail, enabling users to search their Gmail messages even when they're not online. Google Desktop 2 now enables hard drive encryption for stronger security and faster search via advanced filtering options.

Here's the link you need to: download Google Desktop 2

Unfortunately, today, it's only for Windows XP.


New online clearinghouse for independently produced video clips. ClipShack automatically converts video files to Flash during upload, making them lightweight and viewable on most any browser and computer platform without having QuickTime Player, Real Player or Windows Media Player installed on your computer. Recommended and FREE


ObjectDock is a desktop toolbar that acts as an application launcher as well as a task manger to access currently running programs. It offers cool mouseover animation effects and displays thumbnails of open windows to easily switch between applications. You can also drag and drop your favorite folders or programs onto the toolbar to add a shortcut for easy access. ObjectDock also includes a weather feature that displays current conditions for your U.S. ZIP code, as well as access to My Computer, analog clock display, and more. FREE


So.. what exactly does CDex do?
CDex is a tool to do all sorts of things audio related. Mainly focused on ripping and converting, things like turning your home Compact Disc collection into an mp3 collection on your hard drive become extremely easy. With built in support for many encoders you wont find any shortage of options for your media files. Below is a more in-depth explination of CDex features.

CDex Feature List:

* Easy to use interface
* Media File Player
* Create PLS and M3U playlist files
* Advanced jitter correction
* Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, OGG, VQF, APE, etc)
* Support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags
* Support for normalization of audio files
* Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
* Support for CDDB
* Support for recording from the analog input line

Best of all CDexis entirely free! You will never have to pay to use the software or register in any way. Moreover, CDex is entirely opensource, as per the GPL Terms.

Monday, August 22, 2005


...simple, beautiful web-based to-do lists

Unlike ta-da list (and clone bla-bla list), voo2do tracks priority, due date, and time estimates for each task. There is no notion of "lists" in voo2do — tasks can be grouped by project, but you can view and edit a bunch of projects together...

Sunday, August 21, 2005


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Thursday, August 18, 2005

StudioLine Photo Basic

Powerful and easy-to-use management and editing for digital photos. Import from camera, scanner and all popular file formats. The image archive is a central database to conveniently categorize your images and add keywords and descriptions. Full IPTC and Exif support. 30 professional image tools to improve exposure problems, red-eye effects, color tones, etc. Photos can be printed, emailed or uploaded as web galleries. CD/DVD writing included.FREE

Easy JPEG Printer

A quick and easy solution to printing photos you already edited in another application. This app offers convenient layout options for getting four 3x5, two 4x6 or 1 8x10 photo printed on the same sheet of paper, without consuming the overhead of more complex photo applications. Captions and dating may be added, should you desire those features at print time. This is possibly the easiest photo printing app I've ever used. After install it took me only 3 mins to print out an A4 sheet containing the 4 Pics of my choice. [Windows 9X/W2K/XP $0.00]

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dig This: (Spoof Video)

With all the talk about Apple's IPod, it appears the company's come out with something significantly smaller. The IFlea is tiny and has loads of add-ons, as you'll see in this video. [4.6MB WMV]

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Microsoft - 4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance

This article contains a few guidelines that you can follow to speed up again your slow-moving PCs. As a matter of fact Windows PCs degrade significantly their performance in a matter of a few months from when they are first bought. Reasons are mainly spyware and malware that gets invisibly installed on the PC while surfing, viruses, trojans and other unfriendly code. The article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.

# See also http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/...


BlogFlux is a new blog directory service which has added some useful features for independent publishers and bloggers. BlogFlux includes in fact a Google Page Rank checker which can be added to any web site, an automatic pinging service and more.


One-stop take-off platform for anonymous Web surfing. If you want to surf the web without being noticed here is a starting page allowing multiple anonymous web surfing start-up points.

The Intuitive Systems Online Reading Library

One of my very favorite areas of the Web is Project Gutenberg, run by Dr. Michael Hart at Illinois Benedictine College. The goal of the project is to distribute public domain copies of literature and documents where the copyright has expired. There's a tremendous range of stuff available already, hundreds of books, famous speeches, letters, and more. Great stuff.

The only drawback is that almost all of it is plain text, without any formatting at all. As a result, as I have the time, I have started translating some of my favorite material in the library so that it is attractive and easily read here on the Web. Please, have a look!

Note: I have chosen to keep all of these as single files, even when they've become quite extraordinarily long Web pages. The main reason for this is that once you've downloaded the page, you can save it, send it to your handheld, or what-have-you, without any fuss.

Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or
it will digest itself.

3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

6. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen
in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
(That explains a few mysteries....)

10. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood.

12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
purple and silver.

14. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who
discovered this??)

17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down
so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in
the USA."

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was
Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.

24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest.

26. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman
to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

27. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries.

28. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

29. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thanks Deborah!

The Museum of online museums (MOOM)

Galleries, Exhibition, and Shows is an ecelctic and ever-changing list of interesting links to collections and galleries, most of them hosted on personal web pages. In other words, it's where all the good stuff is.

Speaking of illusions Just for fun

You see a circle of violet dots. Each of them disappears in order, like moving in a circle.

Concentrate your sight at the cross, and then you can see how the violet dots disappear.

If you do it right, you can see that the green dot is moving.

If you keep looking, all the violet dots will disappear and only green dot will keep moving!

Monday, August 15, 2005

PC Power Optimizer Lite

PC Power Optimizer Lite is a utility that helps you to customize Windows XP as per your requirements.

Most Computers used worldwide run Windows XP as an operating system. Windows is well suited for starting and managing files and programs. But if users want to optimize the system, they will soon realize that this is much more difficult than it might sound. Windows makes entries in the 'Registry' relating to all the settings of the Computer. To make changes in the Registry is not possible for novice users. A wrong entry in the Registry may harm your computer.

PC Power Optimizer Lite has been specially designed to help you to make changes to your system without going into the Registry entries and system settings. It does it for you 'safely and easily'. The structure of PC Power Optimizer Lite has been divided into seven categories each having various utilities.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Wink Screen Recorder Creates Tutorials For Free:

The best software training programs allow new users to learn by doing. But even a training program based on hands-on experience benefits from letting the new user of a software product “grok” how the product works by watching someone demonstrate the product.

Wink, a new screen recording tool from DebugMode, lets even the least technical trainer or instructor create Flash videos of running software with pointers and text to guide the viewer, and it does it all for free.

Starting a new screen recording is simple. You open Wink and use the project properties dialog box to specify which object or area on your desktop you want to capture.------------------------


What is Orb?

Orb takes the home out of home entertainment! Orb gives you secure access to your digital media from your home computer through a simple Web interface. Stream your live TV, photos, music and videos to any Web-enabled device.

Getting Started
Download Orb Media.
Download Orb Media and install on your home PC, and remember to provide a log in name and password.
Personalize Orb.
Use Orb to find your music, photos, video and Webcams.
If your PC has a TV tuner, you can watch live or recorded TV.
Log in and enjoy.
Open a browser and log into your Orb account from any
Web-enabled device and enjoy streaming your digital world.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Student Gallery.

We are the people, and we make the media. Accept it, or you will be left behind. That may sound harsh, but it’s a way of life that is becoming ever more prevalent as time goes on. I love consuming all of the homemade goodies that I can possibly handle. Whether it’s pictures, music, video, or just plain old text, it’s all good in my book. You’ll quickly find that there are a lot of amateurs who could easily beat out the so-called professionals any day of the week. It’s in this vein that I applaud Apple (as I do so often) for creating the Student Gallery.

This resource may be created by Apple, but you Windows users can take in the goods, as well. The idea is that students take control of the content and post whatever they have created for the world to see. They may be young, but the work speaks for itself. The creator posts a little background information on the work, and will also tell you what methods were used to make the final product what it is. Rate projects and comment on them as you see fit. Whatever you do, continually encourage the upcoming generation to keep doing what they're doing.
Lockergnome's Wind

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Switch FREE

Switch audio file converter is a sound file converter for Windows. It can convert audio files from many different file formats into mp3 or wav files.

Switch audio file converter is very easy to use. Just add the files you want to convert to the list, select the format you want to use, and then click the convert button.

Alarm Me v2.0.1

Alarm Me

No words for this excellent alarm tool. "Alarm me" can be your favorite time organizer as it is powerful, regarding its capabilities, and its user interface is great. Includes general alarms, repeating alarms, perfect birthday reminder and more. Also it supports the "shut down feature" which means that you can schedule when to shut down (restart or log off) your system. Its Simplicity to use and its several capabilities make "Alarm Me" to be unique on its kind. I have just installed it onto my machine and find it is great.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Great Writing Tools from Pointer Online

An extremely comprehensive list of "writing tools" edited by Poynter Online Roy Peter Clark for those budding authors amongst you


Wpanorama allows smooth navigation of panoramic photographs by letting you pre-set viewing pans and zooms over them. WPanorama allows vertical and horizontal scrolling over any large standard photographic image as well as on 360° digital virtual panoramas (many available on the site).

ScreenHunter 4.0 Free

ScreenHunter 4.0 Free is a completely free screen capture software for you to easily take screenshots.
ScreenHunter is a graphic utility for PC Windows computers capable of capturing your screen contents while providing lots of controls and flexible options. ScreenHunter can easily capture rectangle, window and full screen areas with or without including your mouse pointer. Screen captures can be saved in BMP, JPEG and GIF graphic file formats.

Monday, August 08, 2005


When I think of the perfect panorama viewer, I think really big screen. Of course that's wishful thinking that translates to really big price tag, but I can dream, can't I? WPanorama helps address the problem of easily viewing panoramic shots on your hard drive by including slick features like horizontal auto-scrolling with custom time controls. The app generates an AVI from the horizontal scroll giving you a panoramic movie suitable for inclusion in your next video project. Depending on image resolution, you can choose to base panoramic viewing on the actually dimensions of the still photo or your own screen settings, depending on which makes more sense for your particular needs. A bundled screensaver solution automatically uses all the auto-scroll features of WPanorama to display on or more panoramic shots in motion while your screen is idle. [Windows 9x/2k/XP FREE

Sunday, August 07, 2005


About the gameMontage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive.

The game requires version 7 of the Flash player or higher to run, you can get the latest version here.

I hope you enjoy the game, happy guessing!

Click to launch project

Please note: Although Guess-the-google uses images retrieved using Google's image search it is in no way associated with or endorsed by Google Inc.


This site creates a montage of pictures for a given
subject. "When you get there, go to "Launch Project" then enter
keyword(s) and create a montage. I put in Halle Berry and it worked well.

How-to: easily geotag your Flickr photos

Warning: I'm labelling this Not Safe For Work because it could quickly bring all semblance of productivity to a grinding halt
This link was found at Download Squad One of the BETTER cool sites on the Web