Friday, 8 August 2008
However you look at that though, it's a good thing. I hope the people running London 2012 will now pull their act together, get their fingers out and do something decent. Apart from the fact i'm not sure the British Government can afford to sustain all those flames at the rate that gas prices are rising. I envision the olympic torch being a police mag light and the cauldron being solar panels and a wind turbine powering an energy saving bulb.
One more thing though... why did so many countries dress their athletes as air stewards?
Windows Switcher is a program meant to mimic OSX's Exposé, Great if your looking for that Mac feel, and argurably better than The Vista Aero 3D Switcher (which has the same sort of functionality, but not as quick to view every program open...it just looks pretty) and tab.
Windows Switcher is available for Vista only, and is available here...for Free!
If like me you are impatient and like to open all of your usual sites after starting up Firefox, you can set your homepage to open several tabs of different web sites at once automatically.
From Firefox's Tools menu, Options, General, enter the addresses of sites separated by a pipe |, as shown above. Or, you can open up all the sites in tabs and hit the "Use Current Pages" button.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
As the Master of All List Makers i found this application very handy.
Doomi was designed from the ground up to stay out of your way and out of your browser. It has all the features you use, and none of the ones you don’t. Create, edit, set reminders, and keep archives of your old tasks.
Grab It Here
“I discovered this doing a forensic examination of an iPhone 3G. It appears to be tucked away in a configuration file deep inside CoreLocation.”
So you're approaching deadline for that University project and Photoshop is taking ages to render that very final effect you have applied.
Speed up your productivity in Photoshop CS3 by increasing the amount of RAM that Photoshop is allowed to use.
In Windows: To get to the performance menu simply navigate Edit-->Preferences-->General. Then click the performance tab on the left hand side and you can increase the RAM that Photoshop can use.
A fuzzy alternative to the standard OSX clock
FuzzyClock is a simple and nice alternative to the default clock in the OSX Menu Bar
The text of the clock is more "human-readable" than the standard numeric time; "12:14 PM" becomes "Quarter past twelve".
Windows version is also available
When the 3G iPhone was confirmed in the token Apple White colour, I looked down on my 2G iPhone like it was a piece of dirt.
After finding colorware it looks like it will be getting a lick of paint, though not as exciting as the ones pictured above, i'm feeling just a white back.
Colorware don't just do iPhones...They do pretty much anything! so if your silver Macbook Pro is boring you, give it a lick of paint!
Mozilla, the people behind Firefox et al have released 2 concept videos of a new browser christened Aurora. The first is the desktop version and the second is a mobile version. Personally I like it, it's a nice way to organise information and its got a very Aero feel to it. I do have some reservations about it though; have you ever tried to find an image you've saved by looking through the thumbnails? I could very well see this being more of a treasure hunt than the smooth rainfall comparing GUI it's shown off to be. Secondly, why have they chosen a farmer to be their end user of choice? It's not, well, exciting, they must really be wanting the concept to speak for itself.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
XP and Vista compatible program CCleaner is one of the best junk file cleaning tools I've ever used...and it's free. Head over to their site, you'll be amazed with the results!
I've been using this for a while now, coupled with my 1000's of TV Episodes, myTV is a Vista Media Center Plug-In which provides a great way to archive all of your shows stored on networked drives or hard drives.
It shows information of the show scraped from thetvdb.com and displays it in a concentric manor.
The online community of myTV users are so helpful, so if there's any problems with the install it will be ironed out within minutes.
Trial Version is free...but you will buy!
Head over to the myTV site and check it out