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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Free: Instantbird, AudioBooks and Podcasts

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Say hello to Saturday's freebies!

Instantbird

Instantbird is an instant messaging client that is cross-platform and multi-protocol. This means it can run on Windows/Mac/Linux and can connect to MSN/Yahoo/ICQ/a lot more networks. Instantbird is open source and relies on Mozilla to display messages and Pidgin to connect to networks. The great part about Instantbird is that like Firefox, it is extensible via plugins/addons. Although none exist at the moment, you can be sure that once Instantbird takes off, many will spring up at .

Although Instantbird is in its first release and isn't really meant for public use, I took Instantbird for a quick spin. Creating a new MSN account on Instantbird was quick and painless, and after 30 seconds, I was logged in and successfully sent my first message with Instantbird. Instantbird doesn't support much at the moment (no smilies but there is spell check due to Mozilla), however, if you feel at home with Firefox, you'll want to keep a look out for Instantbird. I mean even the Instantbird Addons screen mimics Firefox's Addons. How's that for similarity?

AudioBooks and Podcasts

PickTheBrain has listed a number of good resources to go to for free audiobooks and podcasts in . Wanna listen to/watch ? Or maybe you're to pass the time on the train? If your answer to both questions is yes, then be sure to check out .

What? No more freebies? Come back on Sunday for more! Can't wait that long? !

 

The Unofficial iPhone Revirginizer

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that relies on iPhoneSIMFree to restore your seczone (revirginizes your iPhone) appeared yesterday or the day before (I'm not too sure :) ). It uses an emulated server so you don't need to possess an iPhoneSIMFree license. If you're impatient and want to test it out, note that

  • Your ltoken/seczone are being saved to this server.
  • These could contain personal information.
  • This is a test server, and will be taken down and have all the info deleted this Monday.
  • The source of the server will be released then.
  • This probably only works for Windows.

So if you're willing to wait till Monday, you can host it yourself when everything gets released. Edit: . That way you won't need to worry about bugs, if any, or where your personal info is going. :) Otherwise, if you're waiting for the iPhone Dev Team's one-click revirginizer, it may be out next week.

Once you got your iPhone revirginized, see to get it unlocked as well (multiple SIM and YouTube works). After all, unlocking your iPhone is the whole point of revirginizing. ;)

Edit: If you have an Out Of The Box 1.1.1 iPhone, this unlocking guide is for Macs - .

And yes, people have tried out both (revirginizer and unlock) and are happily reporting that they work.

Edit: Btw is out in case you didn't know.

 

Don't miss: Cute Turtles Washed Ashore, Fire Pigs, Backstreet Cockatoo and Japan's Best Backside Babe

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If you haven't already heard, many people are mourning over . TV Links was shut down recently and a 26-year-old man from Cheltenham has been arrested in connection with offences relating to the facilitation of copyright infringement on the internet, Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) said. However, .

If you happen to be one of those who miss TV Links, here are some interesting videos to tide you over. In the first video, see cute tiny endangered turtles that have been washed ashore. Rescuers hope to examine each and every one of them and return them to the sea. Not a fun task I'm sure.

Next in the list, bigger cousins of , are playing with fire. Watch four of them hop into rings of fire in order to enjoy a tasty treat.

Third, Snowball, the Backstreet Cockatoo. He really enjoys dancing to the Backstreet Boys' Backstreet's Back.

Lastly, 18-year-old Kaho Watanabe, Japan's best backside babe. Does she have the best bottom in the whole of Japan? Well, the judges seem to think so. Somehow, I doubt everyone agrees.


 

Friday, October 19, 2007

Free: Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon", CSS Builder, PopFly

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Here are today's freebies! A bit early today, don't you think? :)

Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' With the amount of publicity on , how could I leave it out of today's freebies? (Well actually I could by not writing about it :) ) Ubuntu, if you're unaware, is a Linux-based operating system that can be installed in place of Windows or Mac OSX. Among the various Linux-based flavors available, Ubuntu is favored by new Linux users for its ease of use. But don't just take my word for it - check out . One of the nagging problems that still remains, though, is the support for popular games and certain proprietary programs on the Linux platform. But if you're causal computer user (surfing, email, instant messaging), check out Ubuntu if you're unwilling to pony up the cash for Windows Vista/Mac OSX.

CSS Builder

CSS Builder Ah, CSS, the bane of new web developers. Hopefully will be able to help those struggling with CSS (that includes me :) ), at least in the CSS selector department. Choose a selector or enter your own custom selector name, fill in your desired properties, hit "Build it" and you're done. Quick and easy... that is until you realize you need 50 more selectors to create your perfect website. :) Of course that's better than manually typing out all 50 selectors. :P

PopFly

PopFly There is so much that can do, you'll be left wondering what it can't do. (Sorry, it can't make coffee yet.) Oops, I forgot to introduce what PopFly is all about. PopFly quite simply allows you to take a bit of this and some of that, mix them all up and call the creation your own (or what is popularly known as mashups). That means you could do neat stuff like show your dugg stories alongside your Flickr pictures as well as your Twitter messages. There are quite a few more but I bet that's not even the tip of the iceberg, as you could even manually edit mashups with (free). Of course, you don't need to be a programmer to use PopFly, because PopFly is targeted at everyday users as well. If you're interested, here are some things you should know about PopFly. PopFly is

  • free
  • in public beta as of today
  • requires (free)
  • requires a (free)
  • supports Mozilla Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • supports JavaScript, Ajax libraries, HTML, XHTML, CSS, WMV, WMA, MP3, Visual Studio Express projects, JPG, PNG, GIF, and EXEs
  • has a limit of 25MB per user


Sorry, that's all I've got today. More freebies will come tomorrow. Interested in ?

 

More iPhone Ads and Meet the SPARTANS trailer!

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Apple just released 3 more iPhone ads in addition to the . It continues along the same theme about how the iPhone helps in the users' everyday lives. But I bet you're more interested in (or ) or the play, (may not be work safe).

Bryce “Delay”



Kristin “The Winger”



Ken “My Show”






Meet the SPARTANS!!!





Despite , I would like to see how this all plays out. Just cause I like mindless/brainless movies every once in a while.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Free: Get My FBI File, WeBot, FreeRice

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The second part of today's freebies!

Get My FBI File

Get My FBI File If you've always wondered if the FBI has anything on you, is where your next stop should be. They provide a simple form for you to fill in and print to mail to the FBI to request your FBI file. Afraid they may steal your info? Just print out the blank form and fill it in by hand. Or you could check out the .

WeBot

WeBot Want to stream your music online but don't want to upload your entire music collection (not to mention that it'll take ages to do so)? is just what you need. Simply drop WeBot into all of your computers and you're all setup to listen to your music (at 128kbps) from anywhere with an internet connection, even . And too. WeBot is in beta and currently supports Windows/Mac, Linux support is reportedly coming soon.

FreeRice

FreeRice is probably the coolest freebie that's been featured so far. How is that so? Well over at FreeRice, there's a free word game. Each time you win, FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice to a hungry person. It's not too difficult and the words are automatically adjusted to suit your linguistic capabilities. Spend 5 minutes a day playing, not only will your vocabulary improve, you indirectly donate a bowl of rice to someone who really needs it. Now that's killing two birds with one stone. :)


Sadly, that's the last of today's freebies. No worries, tomorrow brings with it more freebies! Don't forget or are still quite fresh!

Edit: Fixed the post time.

 

Teacup Pigs - Miniature pigs the size of a tea cup

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Tetley the Teacup Pig - so small he can fit into a tea cup Cute little pigs that can fit in your hand. Just a fantasy? Nope. See the piglet on the left? He's Tetley and he's no bigger than your standard tea cup. He's part of the Pennywell miniature pigs recently born on the Pennywell farm, which is famous for breeding these ultra small pigs. Catch more of Tetley and his siblings in the video below (made by , who also photographed Tetley above) and at or .

 

Free: RightLoad, Mango, Ezmo

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As I , there'll be extra freebies today! This shall be the part one of today's freebie post.

RightLoad

RightLoad If you're always uploading miscellaneous files to your ftp server (you lucky devil), installing can speed things up for you. All it takes to upload files with RightLoad is two simple clicks - a right click (on the files you want to upload) and a left click (on the folder you want to upload to). After uploading, it'll even give you a HTML link list of the files you just uploaded, so you can insert them into your site/blog. RightLoad is for Windows only, so other users have to go the normal route for uploading files. :)

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Mango

Mango
When I first looked at , I was rather skeptical about the site. Mango proudly claims to be
The first Free enterprise language learning course available on the Internet.

With 100 lessons in each of 11 language courses, it is easy to assume that Mango had skimped on the quality of its courses, especially due its low price of free.

However when I tried out its French course for English speakers (I don't speak French), I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was wrong. Mango's languages courses are not only easy to pickup (at least for French), there are also in popups to help you pronounce the words.

Each slide can be repeated as many times as you wish and certain language peculiarities are also highlighted. For example, in French, "you" can be translated as "vous" or "tu", but "vous" is the preferred term in formal conversation. If you haven't got the time to finish all 100 lessons (French Lesson 1 alone has 100 slides), just select the course you want to continue and it'll remember which slide you stopped at.

However, as Mango is currently in beta, it isn't without bugs. One bug I found was that the audio for French lesson 1, slide 7, is missing. That isn't too crucial as it's the slide explaining the use of "vous" and "tu". If it were to be a slide involving pronunciation of French words, then that would hinder you in your lesson. Another suggestion for Mango would be to improve load times if possible. Mango isn't slow to load, but it'd be great if it could cache the next slide so that a user wouldn't need to wait a second or two for it to load. I know this may increase bandwidth requirements for Mango, but it'd definitely improve a user's experience.

uses Adobe Flash 9 and hence is cross-platform compatible. Its team also has a sense of humor - look out for a Pig Latin course if you visit Mango. If you plan on learning a foreign language, give Mango a try. :)

Ezmo

Ezmo Need a free, unlimited music streaming service? Take a look at . Ezmo

  • has unlimited storage space. [+]
  • has no upper limits on file size. [+]
  • allows you to stream music anywhere as long as your browser supports Adobe Flash 9. [+]
  • allows you to share music with up to 10 people. [+]
  • is legal. [+]
  • is cross-platform. [+]
  • supports mp3, wma, ogg, m4a and aac. [+]
  • transcodes your files to 100 - 128 kbps for playback. [-]
  • does not allow you to download your songs from their server. [-]
  • does not support iTunes DRM protected tracks. (Only Apple has access to the DRM scheme, so there's no way around this currently, unless you burn those tracks to a CD and rip songs from that CD.) [-]

There are plenty of good reasons to use Ezmo, with only 2 negative points that I can think of (the last one doesn't really count). I think except for audiophiles, most people should be satisfied with Ezmo as their music server.


That's not the end of today's freebies. Check back later for another freebie post!

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Free: BitLet Bookmarklet and 17 Fantastic Wallpapers

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Yes, I know today's freebie post is still late. All I can say is blame the iPhone, even though I don't have one. :) More bad news - this post will be picture-free as Blogger is currently having problems with picture uploading. After trying about 10+ times or more, I've given up on uploading anything to Picasa for today. :(

BitLet Bookmarklet

If you ever needed an easy way to download files via bittorrent, could be what you're looking for. A Java based web applet, all you need is your browser to begin torrenting. But it gets even easier - BitLet recently made a available that turns everything into a simple one-click process.

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17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images

CreStock has listed available from 1024x768 to 1600x1200 (Fullscreen 4:3) or 1440x900 to 2560x1600 (Widescreen 16:10). I guess you have to take my word for it and visit CreStock since I can't let the pictures do the talking here.

Note: If you want the full set including , grab it from . (courtesy of Digg user )


If you're disappointed with the number of freebies today, you're not the only one. Since I can't post any pictures currently, I decided to move some freebies to tomorrow post(s). (Or maybe I'm just lazy?) :) Try if you haven't seen them yet. Be sure to look out for a double freebie post or a huge freebie post tomorrow!

 

Proper Unlocked French iPhones at > €399 & iPhone/iTouch SDK!

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Quite a bit of exciting iPhone news today. First Apple announced that (French debut on Nov 29, 4 months after US release on June 29).

Proper unlocked iPhones for sale as well

But what is ? Well, for those not in the know, French law dictates that phones must be sold without bundling as well. Therefore unlocked iPhones will be also on sale, albeit at a price higher than €399. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the US iPhone is still the cheapest one around, considering that . This doesn't mean aspiring unlockers will shun the French version as it's highly valuable to examine how an official unlocked iPhone looks like under the hood.

iPhone SDK in Feb

The second piece of news that will delight iPhone/iPod Touch owners is the . Before you get too excited, the may include something similar to identifiable digital signatures. How that will fare with potential developers and how it'll work is obviously still unknown, but if it works like SSL certificates, I'm guessing you won't be seeing too many small-time developers or hobbyists toying around with it.

 

AnySIM 1.1 out - Works for locked 1.0.2/1.1.1 iPhones only

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The iPhone Dev Team has released which currently works only for new out-of-the-box (OOTB), never before unlocked, 1.0.2/1.1.1 iPhones. Users with unlocked 1.0.2 iPhones have to wait for the Dev Team to finish their work on a "virginizer". (Update: .) Edit: This entire process (listed below) is for Mac OSX only. Windows users may have to resort to slightly complicated means (typing commands, etc) to unlock their iPhone.

Download AnySIM 1.1


Steps for using AnySIM 1.1


Pictorial Unlocking Guide for Macs


Sources


Edit: Updated to a better and more accurate title.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Free: DriverMax, FasterPlan, Jiglu, Pictomio, Cruciforum

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Hmm... The freebie post seems to be coming out later everyday. :) At least, I had an excuse since I was addicted to the . Very addictive, do not start reading. :)

DriverMax

DriverMax It's fairly common to hear of users reinstalling Windows every couple of months. One of the headaches associated with the tradition is the installation of device drivers. With , driver installation nightmares will hopefully be a thing of the past. With just a couple of clicks, you can export and restore your drivers. Available for Windows XP and Vista, you can get a free registration code for DriverMax after signing up at their website (free).

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FasterPlan

FasterPlan Need a quick way to plan or organize a meeting with friends? Plan it with ! Click to add/edit your desired widgets and simply send your friends the page URL to share it with them. With the link you just sent them, they can join in the fun as well. Just remember not to post anything private since everything you post is made public.

Jiglu

Jiglu Tags, tags, tags. is all about tags. But what is Jiglu really all about? Here's what Jiglu says about itself:
Jiglu plugs into your site to automatically create intelligent tags and links for your web content. This means that people can dive straight in and read what they want - your most popular blog entries or even stuff buried deep within your site.

And that's all you really need to know. At least that's all I read when I signed up. :)

and boy was the process simple (as stated on their website). Enter your blog address, sign up for an account, install the Jiglu widget and you're done. Just sit back and relax while their spider crawls your site (a bit busy today since they just launched). Once it's done, well I haven't reached that part yet, so I guess we'll find out. :)

Edit: Now it's done and looks like it does exactly what it says - it finds tags from your posts. It also makes these tags into clickable links (similar to the advertisements that insert double underlines into your text).

However, Jiglu inserted links are actually useful as they link up your posts automatically. This allows your posts to be connected in ways that even you may not have thought of. When a reader clicks on any such link, a Jiglu page containing related posts will open up in an overlay iframe in the same window, so your reader doesn't ever leave your site. If the reader finds anything of interest in the Jiglu page and clicks on it, the link that was clicked on (another page from your site) will load in the same window.

As you can see, Jiglu handles things very elegantly while keeping visitors at your site. There are some hiccups though. As Jiglu scans through your writing to find keywords, some slightly awkward tags may pop up. For example, some of my posts are tagged with "rainbows" instead of "in rainbows". If I were to write a new post about rainbows (the ones with 7 colors), I'm guessing that Radiohead's new album will be listed as a related post on my Jiglu page.

Another thing I've noticed is that Jiglu links only appear after the page has loaded. This is quite normal for javascript-based widgets such as Jiglu. However, readers may miss a couple of Jiglu links if they start scanning through your post as it loads.

Jiglu is a wonderful widget that increases your site's stickiness. If you're lazy, you can just install it and forget all about it (like I did). But despite my inaction, some readers of this blog are already using my Jiglu widget and its tags and discovering my other posts with it. :)

Pictomio

Pictomio Have an expensive 3D graphics card? Don't let it go to waste, make use of it while viewing photos with ! Pictomio is
a software application for managing, categorizing, searching, and archiving photos and other media files, and allows you to generate animated 2D and 3D slideshows. The extensive capabilities of the latest programmable 3D graphic cards are utilized for image decoding and displaying slideshows. The Pictomio software is composed of three parts:
a photo browser and slideshow editor, a slideshow viewer, and a slideshow screensaver.

With minimum requirements of a Shader Model 2.0 graphics card with 128 MB of Video RAM and 1GB of system RAM, you know they aren't kidding around. Pictomio is still very new (version 0.2) and in alpha, so keep a lookout for it when it hits a stable release (scheduled for end of 2007).

Cruciforum

Cruciforum is an incredibly simple PHP web forum. It's so simple that there's no database, user account, administrator or spam blocker. Unfortunately spam happens to be the . But if you're looking for a quick and dirty forum setup, Cruciforum is the right candidate for you.


I've run out of freebies. Don't worry, there's always tomorrow! How about ?

 

ASUSTeK Eee PC launches

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Asus just announced their is ready for the world and everyone is scrambling to check it out (so much so that Asus site is slowing down). The "Eee" is actually an abbreviation and stands for

  • Easy to learn, work, play;
  • Excellent Internet experience and
  • Excellent mobile computing experience.

Targeting thrifty/needy users, the Eee PC can be said to be a competitor of . However none of that actually concerns you and all you want to really know is the specs (and the all important price). :)

Fortunately Asus has listed , all I needed to do was to copy and paste it here. :) The disclaimers you see at the bottom is combined from and (same as link in previous sentence). Yes it's weird that different disclaimers are listed on each page.

The price was a bit trickier - it was from .

Model Name Eee PC 8G Eee PC 4G Eee PC 4G Surf Eee PC 2G Surf
Display 7" 7" 7" 7"
Intel CPU & Chipset
Operating System Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Ethernet Communication
WLAN
Memory 1G (DDR2) 512 MB (DDR2) 512 MB (DDR2) 256 MB (DDR2)
S.S.D. Storage (Solid-State Disk) 8G 4G 4G 2G
Camera - -
Audio Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Battery 4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs* 4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs* 4 Cells: 4400 mAh,2.8hrs* 4 Cells: 4400 mAh,2.8hrs*
Weight 0.92 kg 0.92 kg 0.92 kg 0.92 kg
Price 13,888 Taiwan dollars (426 US) 11,000 Taiwan dollars (337.4 US) 9,900 Taiwan dollars (303.7 US) 7,999 Taiwan dollars (245.4 US)


* All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.
* Actual battery life will depend on actual operations and other settings.
* Product contains software under GPL license agreement
* PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
* Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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Sony BRAVIA Pyramid Commercial

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Remember the ? A sequel to that is out though everyone prefers bunnies. Don't you? :P Eager for more? Watch the entire (courtesy of Digg user ).

 

Just Out: iNdependence 1.2.3

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Yesterday I talked about but somehow neglected to mention that iNdependence 1.2.2 also came out. Oops. Well, it doesn't matter now since (Edit: ) is out now and here are the changes:

Just released version 1.2.3. This version fixes a number of bugs in version 1.2.2, makes 1.1.1 activation a bit easier, and also adds the ability to have 3rd party applications show up in SpringBoard when using the 1.1.1 phone firmware. If you have previously used iNdependence version 1.2.2 to jailbreak/activate a 1.1.1 phone, and want to use 3rd party applications, use the included SpringBoardPatcher application.

Looks like I was lucky to have missed out on posting about iNdependence 1.2.2 as I saw some people having the exact problem (applications not appearing in SpringBoard) yesterday which is fixed in 1.2.3 as you can see. Sadly, iNdependence is only for Mac OSX and (which is for windows jailbreaking) has still not been updated to support firmware 1.1.1 at this point.

Note: iBrickr does support downgrading 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 but not jailbreaking/activating 1.1.1 firmware.

 

Monday, October 15, 2007

Free: HelloTxt, Visual Medical Dictionary, Bug.gd

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Once again today's freebie post comes a bit late. It looks like it's becoming a bad habit of mine. :) By the way, I'm thinking of adding a daily or at least fairly frequent wallpaper post, what do you think?

HelloTxt

HelloTxt With at least half a dozen micro-blogging services around, who has time to login to all of them? Enter . With support for 6 popular micro-blogging platforms - , , , , and - HelloTxt makes synchronized messaging a simple affair.

Visual Medical Dictionary

If you ever needed to look up an illness or drug, Google probably wouldn't be such a great starting point. Try . Type in an affliction, drug or therapy, hit enter and a mindmap of various drugs and diseases related to the original term appears. You can then play around with the various items such as adding or removing them, zooming in and out or exploring an individual node in further detail. It sure beats googling your way to an answer.

Bug.gd

Bug.gd Bumped into a software/computer bug? Don't let it continue to bug you with ! Bug.gd did a splendid job with their description, so here it is:

It's humanity's last remaining hope against computers. Here you join forces with other lost souls in the fight for sanity. Just submit an error message you've seen and we'll try to find other people who've seen the same error and lived to tell the tale.

Bug.gd is currently bugged out due to , but should be back soon enough.

Offtopic: According to their FAQ, their logo has one bug, but I think there's a bug in that answer. :) There are actually 2 bugs in their logo - the word "bug" and the horizontally flipped reflection. Just thought I'd point that out. :)


That's all folks! Pop by tomorrow for more freebies or see .

 

Blog Action Day is a Waste of Resources!

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Blog Action Day A while back, hoping to come up with something smart on Oct 15 for the event. Well, today is and I'm still out of ideas. Instead of continuing with my fruitless efforts, I'm right here blogging away, wasting precious resources. (More on this later.)

Blog Action Day?

If you don't already know, the point of Blog Action Day is to get hundreds if not thousands of bloggers to act as one single voice. Hopefully that combined voice would be loud enough to be heard around the world, so that a change could be made. This year's theme is all about the environment.

Win some, Lose some?

As I was desperately searching for tips or clever ideas to save the environment or anything about the environment (this is just exaggeration :) ), something struck me. Blog Action Day wants bloggers to talk about the environment, but as each of them do so, they are wasting electricity in the process. And as each new blogger joins in the movement, a bit more juice is used up. Heck, I'm contributing to the wastage!

But that's only part of the problem. Everybody is posting about the same thing over and over again (although in different wording and expression), so everywhere you go all you see is Blog Action Day, though it may not be so obvious in the post title. But when you click into the post, you find out that no one (including me) has anything intelligent to say and you've just wasted 5 minutes of your life and some coal. You shrug to yourself and carry on with your surfing, all the while reducing available fuel reserves.

Sure, now everyone knows no one (maybe only me) has anything smart to talk about the environment, but what about the environment? Who's going be responsible for all the extra greenhouse gases released into the air caused by Blog Action Day (and the mess on Google)? You? Me? Bloggers?

Solution!

Don't waste your time reading/blogging about Blog Action Day! In fact, don't switch on your computer at all! It'll do the environment some good, plus it'll save you some money.

Am I going to switch mine off right now? Well, no. A computer actually doesn't use much electricity and Blog Action Day is a great idea. It's just too bad you've read this far thinking otherwise. :)

Thank you for reading this post. Would you like 5 minutes of your life back?

 

Just Out: iJailBreak/touchFree & iPod Video-to-Classic Converter

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What is iJailBreak/touchFree?

(Intel Mac)/ (Windows) are GUI programs (read: point and click, no typing needed) for jailbreaking the iPod Touch with firmware 1.1.1. By freeing your iPod Touch from virtual prison, its functions are upgraded through installation of 3rd party applications. This means !

Does iJailbreak work?

I know you may be slightly apprehensive about installing something that was created by a 13 year old. But don't let age be the only barrier between you and a jail-free iPod Touch. Gizmodo has (and working fine :) ). More comments over at .

Does touchFree work?

touchFree
At least . See for more details.

Prison Break Successful. Now What?

Newbies/Noob users should check out . It contains many helpful links to get you started.



What is iPod Video-to-Classic Converter aka iPod Classic to iPod Video version 1.0?

is a hacked iPod Video firmware that emulates the iPod Classic design. This video should give you a better overview of what it's all about.



Does iPod Classic to iPod Video version 1.0 work?

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Free: 465 fonts, OpenCards and FusionCharts

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Today seems to be a slow news day, at least for me. :) So I took some time to update the look of this blog although I'm still not satisfied (I never am). I guess you should be prepared for more design changes, but then again I'm always tinkering with the design every now and then. :)

But I digress... :P

465 Free Fonts

Ok, so the title at CrunchBang is . But you can actually use it for Windows and Macs as well since the fonts come in ttf (that stands for true type font in case you're wondering) format. Downloading this should give you all 465 fonts which you can then extract and install on your system. Or if you prefer, you can visit the and install them individually.

If you need help installing fonts on Windows, here's the simplest way I know of:
  1. Find the font files you want installed.

  2. Move those font files into C:\Windows\Fonts.

  3. Windows should pop up a dialog showing the font installation progress.

  4. Profit!

OpenCards

OpenCards
Since has done a wonderful job of describing itself, I shall not attempt my own description. :) OpenCards is
a flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs. Based on state-of-the-art memorization and scheduling algorithms OpenCards will help you to learn any set of flashcards.

And since also happens to be free (not really a coincidence :) ), this entire flashcard solution is totally free! But don't get your hopes up just yet. OpenCards is still in alpha, so installing it is not really recommended yet, but keep a lookout for future versions. :)

FusionCharts Free

FusionCharts Free is a flash-based charting plugin that doesn't require you to have any Flash knowledge in order to use it. With FusionCharts Free, you can make that can be viewed in most modern browsers (well if they support Flash). FusionCharts Free like some fancy effects, but should be adequate for personal or non-commercial use (which by the way is its intended usage).

I took a look inside the FusionCharts Free download and was quite impressed with the package. As FusionCharts relies on XML, it should be relatively trivial to generate the required XML for FusionCharts to parse in your favorite programming language. If you're not too sure how to go about it, tutorials for PHP and ASP are also provided in the package. In fact, the download comes with a fairly comprehensive guide that should get you up and running in no time (my estimate would be 10 - 15min for a simple chart).


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