Friday, August 29, 2008
I couldn't sleep last night .. laying in my bed thinking about a poster a saw in a cool restaurant here in Stockholm I decided to go up for a few hours and create a filter that emulates what the artist did in his painting. I call it Art poster Filter.
Fixes and stuff ..
Yep I'm on it again .. some more features ..
Tracing when you you use the lasso tool (Yes I know i should have been there in the first release).
Added some more Keyboard shortcuts and added information in the menus about them.
Added Pixelate filter .. for fun, seems like it is a must be there ..
More updates :)
Some updates just hit the app:
Open from URL, open images from any part of the Internets.
Halftone filter, yes a new filter .. just for fun ..
Rotate and flip layer now works.
A warning on the clone stamp tool (Not everybody knows about shift)
Full screen mode (But it sux cos Flash disables key input)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Firefox extensions are small add-on programs that add a new piece of functionality to the browser. These extensions can range from adding a new toolbar button to adding a completely new feature. The great thing about these extensions is that you can choose which extensions you want to add.
The following is a list of the 15 of the best extensions for Firefox.
Tab Mix Plus provides the user with complete customization over how tabs operate in Firefox. Options include changing the display appearance of tabs, protecting tabs, reopening closed tabs, and selecting how and where links open.
2. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus removes unwanted content, such as ads or flash, from a web page based on a set of user defined filters. A companion to Adblock Plus, Adblock Filterset.G Updater, automatically downloads the latest version of a set of filters which will block most ads on the web. Adblock Plus is an offshoot of the original Adblock extension.
Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which allows the user to modify web sites to improve functionality or appearance. This extension associates a bit of code with specific web pages. This code runs every time you visit the page, dynamically changing the appearance and functionality of a page. In many ways, these scripts are just Firefox extensions in a different format.
4. All-in-One Sidebar
The All-in-One Sidebar extension adds a sidebar panel to the browser allowing the user to quickly switch between windows, such as the downloads, extensions, or themes window. Inspired by the Opera sidebar, this extension includes a toolbar which can be customized.
SpellBound provides a spell checker similar to one seen in a word processor. As a word is entered in any text box on the page, Spellbound highlights the misspelled words with a red dotted underline. The spelling can then be easily corrected by clicking on the red underlined word and Spellbound will pop up a menu with potential corrections, providing a choice of which word to replace.
Reveal shows thumbnails of open tabs or as browsing through the history list. It can be managed using the keyboard or the mouse. There are two quality and similar extensions available that operate in much the same way: Viamatic foXpose and Showcase.
7. PDF Download
The PDF Download extension allows the user to choose how to handle PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files. Every time a PDF link is clicked on, this extension offers the choice of whether to open the pdf file inside a new tab, download it to the computer, or view it as HTML.
8. IE View Lite
IE View Lite provides one-click access to Internet Explorer for a selected page from the Firefox context menu. A neat thing about this extension is that it will allow you to jump to any browser, such as Opera, by changing the IE path in the extension settings. In addition, you can set any site to open in IE whenever it is loaded in Firefox.
9. All-in-One Gestures
The All-in-One Gestures extension provides for management of mouse gestures, scrolling, and power navigation.
Foxy Tunes places controls for the media player of your choice within the Firefox toolbar. You can pause, forward/reverse, play, adjust the volume, and view what is playing. Almost all major media players are supported. You can find a number of FoxyTunes skins here.
12. Download Them All
Download Them All will download, in just one click, all the links or images contained in a web page through a set of customizable filters.
14. Wizz NewsReader
The Wizz NewsReader is a fully functional news reader extension. It works with works with Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0, all versions of RSS, and supports Podcast feeds.
14. Image Zoom
Image Zoom provides control of the size of images that are displayed in Firefox. Images can be zoomed in or out, to allow for easy viewing of images.
Livelines allows for the customization of the â€œadd live bookmarkâ€ icon found in the Firefox location bar. Instead of adding an RSS feed as a â€œlive bookmarkâ€ within Firefox, Livelines can add the RSS feed to an online aggregator, such as Bloglines or Feedlounge, or to an desktop based RSS software, with a click of the mouse. Webmail Compose will accomplish a similar idea with email. Webmail Compose opens a selected webmail program’s (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail) compose window if any email addresses are clicked on.
1. Redesign Google Service with Google Redesigned ExtensionGoogle Redesigned is a Mozilla Firefox extension designed by Globex Designs that aims to fully redesign the look and feel of popular Google services. This is achieved with Cascading StyleSheet (CSS) files which are loaded on the client’s browser. The extension simplifies the use of these styles by providing auto-updates, easy management and notifications of changes. You can also download and use the styles individually by going to their respective pages.
Here are the Screenshots:
2.Watch Olympic Games online
Everybody of us wants to watch the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Online for free because some of us at office or busy with some other work. So now its possible to watch Live Streams and On-Demand Highlights on internet. Here’s are a websites where you can watch the summer Olympic Games 2008 online for free whether you are at work or home.
YouTube has a seperate channel for Olympic Games 2008.
Beijing2008.cn - This is the official portal for Olympic Games that hosts a large collection of videos, photographs, interviews with players from different countries, Olympic Game logos, history of the game, and other interesting material. You may want to visit for regular news about the games.
CyclingFans.com — This website provides free live video and audio streaming of all Olympic events worldwide.
UUSee allows you to download its software to watch Olympic games on live or watch it in their website without any installation.
CCTVOlympics.com plans to provide 5,000 hours of “on-demand protected streamed video content including full event replays, highlights, features, interviews and encore packages.”
WatchLiveOlympics.com you can watch all the olympic action live from Beijing 2008 directly from live members area for free.
TV Tonic is offering US users a high quality service for watching Olympic games on their PC. But it only works with 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, having Windows Media Center.
NBC will stream 3000 hours of recorded events and 4 live streams.
NBCOlympics.com Will Stream Olympic Games but With Restrictions
UK Users: Watch the Olympics Online at the BBC website
U.S Users: Watch the Olympics Online at the NBC website
Olympic Games Official Website
NBC Olympics Live Online Coverage To Be Used As Research Lab For Future Multimedia Events
Will NBC Free Olympic Coverage Be Successful? Media Mogul John Malone Thinks It Is Absurd
3. Easy Widget Creation Web Tool - Widgenie
Widgenie is a free site that allows users to upload excel and csv files, although more data sources are expected soon. Once you’ve uploaded your file you can customize a widget, or “Widgenie” , by color, size, etc.
It allows bloggers, businessmen, housewives, priests, anyone basically, to create widgets or visual information charts for publishing on the web’s most popular sites like Facebook, Wordpress and iGoogle. Users can import data from Excel spreadsheets, CSV files and data feeds from Widgenie’s partner sites. After the data is input, it can be customized via a drag and drop editor—no coding whatsoever is required. Colors, size, headings, fonts and more can all be customized according to user preferences. All changes can be previewed within Widgenies viewing window.
Overall the site is really great for sharing data with family, colleagues, co-workers, or any readers on your site or blog. It’s easy to use and easy to update.
4. Free Desktop Sharing & Web Conferencing
VyewMyPC provides easy desktop sharing, whiteboarding and web conferencing free. VyewMyPC.com is a quickstart solution offered by Vyew.com. Vyew.com is more than just desktop sharing. It is a powerful platform for real-time and always-on interaction between people and content.
Basically, go to the Vyew My PC web page and click start sharing my desktop. You will be given a unique, unguessable URL. You can then share that URL with anyone you’d like to share your desktop with. There are some features you need an account to use, but the basics are usable by anyone.
* Completely browser-based: Supports any browser with no software to install* Webcam support* Voice over IP (VoIP) and free conference calling* Text chat* Whiteboarding* Advanced features tab for easy access to more features of VyewVia- Downloadsquad
5. Search Torrent Files Easily
Usniff is a new search tool for torrents, Usniff is a news real-time search engine that lets you search on 5 different torrent websites (The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent, etc.) simultaneously. Search results are sorted according to upload date, torrent name, file size, search engine, peers and seeds.
a. Search 5 popular torrent sites simultaneously.
b. Supported sites: The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent, Mininova, IsoHunt and Monova.
c. Filter search results by keyword, size, seeds, peers, and source.
d. See top searches.
e. No sign-up or registration needed.
6. Top Wordpress Plugins for the Bloggers
If youâ€™re a blogger, then you probably know about the power of the Wordpress platform. Straight out of the box, Wordpress is one of the best solutions for blogging.
Here is a great list that I whipped together of some of the most useful and most popular Wordpress plugins, if you donâ€™t yet have wordpress, or donâ€™t know what it is head over to wordpress.org, its a blogging software, which is awesome!Enjoy the list.
Akismet: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web serivce to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use this service. You can review the spam it catches under â€œManageâ€ and it automatically deletes old spam after 15 days. I highly recommend this plugin.
Google Sitemap Generator came in second. Looks like a lot of bloggers are starting to care about SEO and this plugin is the best tool to tell Google how it should crawl your blog and where to find everything you want found.Show Top Commentators - If you are looking for a way to increase your comments and the interaction among your readership, this plugin is an excellent choice. Show Top Commentators encourages discussion by rewarding readers for making a comment. The top commentators are displayed in the sidebar with the number of comments they have made and a link back to their website.
Feedburner Feed Replacement - Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from.
Adsense Deluxe - If you run adsense on your blog, then this is the number one plugin to implement. Adsense Deluxe allows you to automatically insert Google Adsense with ease.
Related Posts - This plugin will find other blog posts that are related to the current post based on keyword matching. You can then display the related posts at the bottom of each article. This is an excellent way to keep visitors at your site for longer periods of time. Customize this plugin to display as many or as few related posts as you desire.
Wp-Contact form. This plugin developed by Ryan Duff is used by many bloggers. It creates a contact form on your blog, through which your readers can contact you. However at the moment of this writing, Ryans website seemed to be down. Another good plugin to generate contact forms is here. Update: You can download Spam protected Wp-contact form from Doug Carr blog here.
WP-Cache - An extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make your site much faster and responsive. It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests.
Ultimate Tag Warrior - This is the best tag system for WordPress. Ultimate Tag Warrior will help you pick up more traffic from Technorati and adds a number of SEO benefits to your blog.
SEO Title Tag - Title tags are one of the most important on-page factors for search engine optimization. This plugin allows you to optimize your title tag for optimum traffic.
Wordpress Database Backup - Talk about a lifesaver. This plugin comes installed with Wordpress, providing an easy way to backup your Wordpress database. You can download the backup file or have it emailed to the address of your choice.
Popularity Contest A very useful plugin that lets you automatically highlight your best posts to your readers. It keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular. It can significantly increase the â€œstickinessâ€ of your blog and help you convert first time visitors into a regular readers.
These are the list of most popular plugins in the blogosphere! If you liked it, help spread the news - do not forget to Digg it
7. Increase Your Feed Subscribers with 5 Simple Tips
Here are some interesting tips on how to get more Blog Subscribers. I know some of you may think that you donâ€™t want a large part of your readers reading from their feed readers because it is much harder to monetize a feed than it is monetize your already running blog.
Hereâ€™s five step how to increase your feed readers:
Content is King:-
This advice is almost mandatory in all blog advice posts. Regardless of how simple it is to subscribe to your blog, visitors will not subscribe to your blog if your content isnâ€™t interesting. So go ahead, implement these changes and get back to writing your blog.
Offer full feeds:-
Do not try to trick your feed subscribers by offering partial content. No matter how catch your title or excerpt is, they are not going to click through every time. RSS feed subscribers are busy people and often have dozens of feeds they have to get through before they can sleep peacefully. Theyâ€™ll tolerate your stinginess for a while and then hit the â€˜unsubscribeâ€™ button. So always offer them full Feeds.
Donâ€™t display your RSS count button:-
If your subscriber base is less than 100. So don,t display youur RRS Count Button. People often like to read what other people are reading and a small subscriber count may turn them off or might seem as if your content isnâ€™t worth subscribing. When you have a large enough (subjective) subscriber base, feel free to flaunt it around.
â€˜Askingâ€™ your readers to subscribe:-
Ask for Subscription at the end of each post, like this -I hope you enjoyed reading this post. You may now subscribe to my RSS Feed or receive daily updates on your Email .
How visible is your feed button. Try this one to attract some attention to it. You can drop this RSS Button Bomb once a week.
8. Watch Free TV Online with 25 waysDid you know that you can watch free TV online? Yes you can, some months back we posted 13 Best Places To Watch TV Online for Free now again we are posting some more new sites from where you can watch TV online Free. Here are over 25 different sites where you can watch free TV online. And Yes Don,t Forget to Subscribe daily updates by Email and Feeds.
1. TvChannelsFree.com- TvChannelsFree.com - The largest resource available on the Web for viewing Free Internet Television. Live streaming TV, recorded news, broadband internet TV stations, and video from all over the world. About 2,961 Online TV Channels from 60+ countries in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, The Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East all in one website. You can stream live TV channels from over 60 different countries - starting from popular new channels like BBC, CNN and EuroSports to local channels in United States.
2. LinkTV: Global news, documentaries, TV shows, and movies.
3. ABC TV: download and watch free Web TV at Abc.com.
4. ChannelChooser: ChannelChooser is a good place to find many different free web TV channels, all streaming.
5. wwITv.com: You can find free web TV channels from all over the world here; a great selection.
6. Miro: Download Miro to watch free internet video channels and play any video file.
7. Veoh.comp: Watch all kinds of free web TV and more videos at Veoh.com.
8. Blip.tv: Watch the most popular TV shows over at Blip.tv; lots of free web TV here.
9. Yahoo TV: Yahoo TV is still really getting going, but you can find a lot of good stuff here, especially trailers and pilots from upcoming TV shows.
10. AOL in2tv: AOL’s in2tv is one of the best places on the Web to find classic TV shows.
11. BBC: The BBC has generously placed its news programs online in a free, streaming format.
12. Newsfilm Library: From the University of South Carolina; this collection hosts a part of the Fox MovieTone collection.
13. Choose and Watch: Choose and Watch is a free web TV site with literally hundreds of channels to choose from.
14. Live Online TV: Live Online TV is a good site with many free channel offerings to choose from.
15. Zap2it.com: You can watch all sorts of free web TV at Zap2it, also includes news and reviews.
16. Streamick: Streamick has many, many free web TV channels to choose from, but I especially appreciate that it’s so nicely organized into categories.
17. TVLand: Watch old and new TV shows here at TVLand; I got sucked into an old episode of Little House on the Prairie.
18. SingingFish: SingingFish is a good place to find all kinds of multimedia. Make sure you take advantage of the advanced search filters.
19. CurrentTV: not a traditional TV network; this is mostly user-created and submitted free online TV.
20 FoodNetwork: Don’t have cable, but you need that recipe? No problem - you can watch free web TV demonstrations.
21. Google Video: Google Video is a good place to find free web TV, however, many of the shows are pay-per-view (you can just go over to YouTube and find them there!).
22. BeelineTV: Free web TV channels from all around the world.
23. Yahoo Video Search: Yahoo Video Search is a good place to find music videos, TV show snippets, and more.
24. RadioFreeWorld: Find free web TV here, as well as free online radio stations.
Here is the List.
1) Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013)Brief Description: Windows Desktop Search 3.01 is an updated component of Windows that enables instant search on your computer.
2. Microsoft Windows Theme NunavutBrief Description: Customize your desktop with Microsoft Windows Theme Nunavut.
3. Microsoft Egypt Nile ThemeBrief Description: An Egypt Nile desktop theme with new wallpaper, animated cursors, new icons, new 4
4. Autoplay Repair WizardBrief DescriptionThe Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard scans your computer devices to find defective AutoPlay settings, and attempts to fix those it finds.
5. 3-D American Flag Screen SaverBrief Description: Reflect your patriotic spirit with this American Flag screen saver.
6. SyncToy v1.4Brief Description: SyncToy helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers quickly and easily.
7. Windows XP Winter Fun ScreensaversBrief Description: Download these cool screen savers with vivid 3-D and interactive sound effects.
8. Plus! Dancer LEBrief Description: Experience music in a whole new way with lifelike 3-D and animated dancers that groove on your desktop with dozens of entertaining and hilarious dance moves.
9. NZ Bliss Desktop Backgrounds for WindowsBrief Description: Free uniquely New Zealand desktop backgrounds & wallpaper.
10. Internet Explorer Developer ToolbarBrief Description: The Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages.
About this service:
This service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online. It is using a compressed domain transcoder technology (outline in Japanese). It converts FLV to MPEG4 faster and less lossy than a typical transcoder.
When you submit a URL, it will download and convert to the video format, and then you can download the converted file.
FLV to MPEG4 Conveter engine is now OpenSource. You can download the source code via subversion: http://sourceforge.net/svn/?group_id=183657
For Windows users: Please install DivX to play DivX AVI.
Vixy.net Converter Desktop Version (BETA):
For your desktop version is available now. It looks like this site and the usage is almost same as this site. It's free but with Ads. It's still in BETA release so it will expire at Sep/30/2008.
1. Download Installer for Windows (Xp, Vista)Version 0.6 Jul/01/2008(If you use Xp, please install .NET Framework 2.0.)
2. Download App for MacOSX (10.4, 10.5) Intel / PPCVersion 0.3 Jul/01/2008To install the app, please open dmg file and copy the app to your "Application" folder. The converted file will be in your "Movie" folder. (You can change the output folder from "Preference" Menu.)