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Living Room / Donationcoder's NANY 2008 get's lifehacked
« on: January 04, 2008, 08:10 AM »
Very cool :Thmbsup:


Big up to cybernetnews for the original write up  :Thmbsup:

AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development

It was my first browser...someone play taps.

Living Room / Hulu invites for people interested
« on: December 20, 2007, 05:09 PM »
I believe you can only view hulu if your in the states, :huh: so keep that in mind

I highly recommend it,they allow you to embed complete shows into your webpage as well.

Found Deals and Discounts / 50% Off All DivX Software
« on: December 18, 2007, 07:48 PM »
Divx Newsletter

50% Off  All DivX Software

DivX Author
Original Price: 39.99
Sale Price: 19.98

DivX Pro for Windows and Mac version
Original Price: 19.99
Sale Price: 9.99

MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in - 9.99 4.99
Adds support for MPG, VOB, TS and SVCD files to the DivX Converter application. The MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in is required for backing up DVDs.

DFX Audio EnhancerDFX Audio Enhancer - 9.99 4.99
The DFX Audio Enhancer for the DivX Player can make your videos sound sharper, livelier and pack more punch.

Get a free copy of Divx Pro..this is legit.

Follow the instructions on this page

Enjoy  :D

Follow this link

Super Anti-Spyware

33% discount on the purchase of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional

ONLY $19.95

I haven't used it but i hear good things about it. :-\

Found Deals and Discounts / 10% discount on Jitbit Software
« on: November 30, 2007, 11:50 AM »

From November, 28th through December 25th we offer a 10% discount on all our products. To get a discount simply enter this coupon code during checkout:


General Software Discussion / Gmail chat gets group chat
« on: November 28, 2007, 09:10 PM »
Official Gmail Blog

"The new Gmail Seattle team is happy to announce two additions to Gmail's built-in chat capabilities: group chat and enhanced emoticons."


Cut and paste...

"From everyone here at Piriform, the company that brought you CCleaner and Recuva... we now bring you a file defragmentation tool... Defraggler!

It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool!

And remember like all Piriform products, Defraggler is completely free for both corporate and individual use."

He hasn't posted the download yet,but I thought everyone would like to check it out.
Piriform has yet to let me down.


I couldn't imagine it's an image file,hmm.
If anyone has done this please let me know.

Found Deals and Discounts / SVCD2DVD for £1 or like $2.08 USD
« on: August 15, 2007, 12:15 PM »

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"To celebrate the start of the English football season... SVCD2DVD registration is £1!!! Ignore all the references to £20 and enjoy full access to the Registered Users Area and the FULL version of SVCD2DVD for one pound!"

"The quickest and easiest way to create a DVD..."

SVCD2DVD v2.5 is the latest tool to create DVDs from HDTV, h264/x264 mkv, MPEG, VCD, SVCD or AVI (DivX, XviD, MP4) files. No matter what your video expertise: beginner or expert, you will be able to produce quality DVDs very quickly.

Create DVDs from existing mpeg video and movies.
Convert DivX to DVD, XviD to DVD, HDTV to DVD, MKV to DVD or MP4 to DVD quickly and smoothly.
When creating your DVDs, convert PAL to NTSC (no jerkiness or skipping).
Quick DVDs: Load your files, one click to process, then watch your burnt DVD on your standalone player.
Create simple or intricate menus with background music.
Add selectable subtitles to your DVDs.
Dual Layer DVDR support.

I'm aware of Roboform,but was wondering if there is a setting or extension that would allow me to login into sites
automatically like Opera's wand feature.I love Opera but have to admit sometimes i need to fire up Firefox and
this is a bit of a drawback,not a huge one,but annoying none the less.

I think i borked my system with some registry cleaning (never again) anyhow....
I'd hate do a complete reformat,does the system restore leave the machine sluggish after it "fixes" things?

I've already opted for the windows installer (newer) after trying for almost an hour.To tell the truth i can't tell the difference but it still irks me to no end.I always run as admin.Any one ever have this problem...with any application?


 I'm getting DSL tommorow,i've done alot of tweaks to services,registry,etc. and want to meet the DSL installation with a fresh reformatted install of XP,i'm strange that way.

Anyhow,i've invest a lot of time into some of my Opera Settings,my main concern is the Wand passwords.
I've lazy,any advice and or direction will be appreciated.

I'm quite possibly the last Dial-up hold out on the planet,when MccDonald's wireless access is faster than
your home hook-up it's time to sell plasma.   

Living Room / I got six Pownce invites first come first serve.
« on: July 10, 2007, 09:48 PM »

What is Pownce ?
Hmm,how to explain,it's kinda like a forum,slash,Digg,slash you can be my friend or i- can-disown-you- social-soapbox.
Anyhow first come first serve,PM through the board.

I have six,might get more.Don't be shy.

P.M. Your email,i promise i don't spam or bother.

Mini-Reviews by Members / RSSMate, a free RSS and Podcast reader
« on: March 26, 2007, 05:58 AM »
App NameRSSMate
App Version Reviewed5.2n
Test System SpecsWin XP PRO
Supported OSesWin XP,Windows 98, Vista?
Support Methodsn/a
Upgrade PolicyFreeware
Trial Version Available?Freeware
Pricing SchemeFreeware
Author Donation Linkn/a
Reviewer Donation Linkn/a
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product none

The program is called RSSMate.RSSMate is a freeware rss/atom/podcast reader designed to be simple and straight forward.When i say simple,i mean RSSMate doesn't get into catagories and multiple layout schemes.When i say straight forward,i mean you punch in your feed link and it reads it.Done and done,no glitter but pure gold in my opinion.

Now,that being said and given my glorious opinion,this is where my opinion is coming from.I'm a user who doesn't use hundreds or thousands of feeds,i'm more into reading around twenty or thirty feeds,if that.If you are a user that reads somewhere in the range of fifty feeds and up,RSSMate might be too cumbersome for your needs.I believe it could handle it,but you might end up in "scrolling" hell.

Main Interface

Long view

Feed Description
Feed Description.png


Tray icon

The author of this program,Angus Johnson,gained some fame as the creator of Resource hacker back in the day.


Joost is like a tivo,video type thing.Think youtube on steroids.
I actually don't use it,cause i don't have a  high speed connection and
that's what you need to get the full grunt of it.

Anyhow my invites are about to expire,so... i have two.PM me through the board,with your name,first,last,doesn't need to  be your real name,you can change that later,but your email needs to be legit,i promise i won't spam.

Ok,i only had two and i sent them out.Now if you feel like fishing for one,here is a tip use google blog search;btnG=Search+Blogs

Joost has been supplying members with invites to give away and people are more than willing to pass them out.

Sorry if i didn't choose you,i only had two.But like i said it's almost a given if you use google's blog search,you
can even use an rss feed to be updated when ever the search term "Joost invite" is refreshed .



 Ok,my machine has two hard drives,one drive has Windows XP Pro and the other has nothing (or will have Ubuntu)

 Is it possible to boot from the second drive ?

Complete newbie to linux,and this is my primary machine so i don't want to bork it.

Any input is appreciated.

Living Room / A total eclipse of the Moon this Saturday
« on: March 02, 2007, 05:50 AM »
Source: http://www.telegraph...03/01/neclipse01.xml

"During the period of totality, from 10.24pm to 11.58pm, the Moon will only be illuminated by light filtered through the Earth's atmosphere."

General Software Discussion / SKETCHR-Draw Online,export to desktop
« on: February 23, 2007, 02:45 PM »
First off it's designed in flash,that bothers some,others,not so much.Either way it's an impressive use
of flash,a useful use of flash.Which if you think about it not too many people have done flash projects
that produce anything,just entertainment multimedia type stuff.

Draw online, save and share your painting. Export as SVG or SWF vector graphic. Free and Easy.
Worth a look.  :Thmbsup:


  A lot of you stream recording aficionados might appreciate this,i personally haven't used it but it looks interesting,what makes this stand out amongst the others is it's ability to tackle the RTMP protocols 

A bit pricey,but you'll have that ($39.95)

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"“Replay Media Catcher is the first ever production software to be able to capture RTMP Streaming Flash streams used by many of the top-tier content sites,” said Bill Dettering, CEO of Applian Technologies. “These unprotected, unencrypted files have been previously impossible to record for your personal use, and now Replay Media Catcher makes it possible to archive and enjoy more great online video without having to be connected to the internet.”  "

For audio and music sites, Replay Media Catcher will grab the MP3s as they stream down to your PC. It works great with sites like:
Radio Blog Club™
Wolfgang's Vault™
and more!

For capturing online video, you can record from hundreds of popular places, including:
New York Times™
And many, many more!

Just a heads up.


"The banners inside the Windows Live Messenger advertised Errorsafe, an application that claims to detect and repair computer problems. The software is notorious because it often gets installed without the user's permission and because it presents false security warnings that are intended to make the user purchase a licensed copy of the software."

It's been said a million times before but why does a chat program need ads in this day and age ?

Living Room / New footage of JFK motorcade is joke
« on: February 20, 2007, 07:57 AM »

"DALLAS — A recently discovered home movie showing President John F. Kennedy's motorcade shortly before his assassination was unveiled Monday on the Web site of a Dallas museum.

The silent, 8 mm color film is "the clearest, best film of Jackie in the motorcade," said Gary Mack, curator of the Sixth Floor Museum, which focuses on Kennedy's life and assassination."


 I usually hate flash when it comes to navigation,it's not tab friendly.
But this site (it's a marketing communications company) blew my mind. :o

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