Saturday, October 08, 2005

Free HTML/CSS Templates

Zymic has a nice collection of free HTML/CSS templates. Enjoy.

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Humorous Geek Quotes

This site "The Best Geek Quotes" has some of the funniest geek quotes that I've seen. Most sites have all the same ones, but this one is pretty good.

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Google Starts New RSS Reader Service (Beta)

Google releases a web based RSS Reader and is still very much at the beta stage currently. Will be interesting to see how the service develops.

What Google Says about their new RSS Reader Service:
Reader makes it easier to keep up with your ever-expanding reading list of content from across the web.
Spend your time reading what you care about most.
Reader automatically gets the latest news and updates for your favorite sites. You can sort your reading list by relevance, which will guess what's most relevant to you based on how you use Google Reader (such as which items you decide to actually read).
Find the blogs and news sites you've been missing out on.
The amount of information on the web is rapidly increasing. Use Reader to discover new content you don't want to miss.
Share interesting items with friends.
When you come across something worth sharing, quickly email or blog it from within Reader. Star or labels items you want to save for yourself.


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Email Icon Generator

From AOL to Yahoo! this handy little online program will create an email icon for you and your address. Use this in place of a mailto: link on your webpages to stop spammers trolling your site for email addresses. Can be used in forums also. Cool huh? :-)

Please Note: Only generates icon for the following email services: AOL, ATT, Bigfoot, Blueyonder, Comcast, Cox, Earthlink, GMail, Hotmail, Lycos, MSN, Mac, Netscape, QQ, RocketMail, Rogers, SBC, Spymac, Sympatico, Verizon, Yahoo.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Huge List of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tools

Comprehensive list of SVG Viewers, Native SVG Editors, Editors that Export SVG, SVG Conversion Tools and Server-side SVG generators.
What is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)?
Scalable Vector Graphics or SVG is a powerful language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. SVG was designed to integrate with other Web standards efforts like XLink, XML Namespaces, DOM, CSS and XSL. SVG images can use Stylesheets to control the look and feel of the image, and scripting to provide interactivity and animation. The specification also describes more complex functionality such as Filters Effects, Gradients, and Patterns. SVG has the potential to become the de facto standard for vector graphics.

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Bill Gates 11 Rules Of Life - Fact or Fiction?

Here is some advice Bill Gates "allegedly" dished out recently at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school.

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Record Streaming Audio to MP3

MP3myMP3 Recorder is a free Windows program allowing you to record internet radio and save to mp3 or wav file formats. Record streaming audio from the Internet, microphone, or any other source for that matter. MP3myMP3 Recorder works directly with your system sound card - if you can hear it, you can record it! Use the scan tool to list all mp3, wav, aif, swa, or sun au audio files on your computer - then play and record portions of any of these files. MP3myMP3 Recorder offers customizable colors, timer, on top mode, and skinning. 100% Spyware / Adware Free.

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Freeware To Help Produce and Record Podcasts

Podproducer is a free software program which helps you produce and record your podcasts. You can record your voice and add effects, markers and jingles. PodProducer is totally free, it does NOT contain any Adware or Spyware. Requires Windows 2000/XP, the latest DirectX and a sound card.

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Useful Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

Here are 16 tips, in no particular order of importance, that you can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog. You've got your blog set up and you've started posting pithy, useful information that your niche market would benefit from and enjoy. Days go by, you keep publishing, but no one comments and your traffic stats are barely registering. Like any website you own, you must do some blog promotion to start driving traffic to your site.

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Web Applications Resource List

eHub is a constantly updated list of web applications, services, resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing.

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Jet Blue Landing Gear Damage (pics)

Images showing the damage sustained by the landing gear of the Jet Blue aircraft that crash landed recently.

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Free Online Video Sharing Service

MediaWart is a FREE media hosting website. Share YOUR videos with family and friends, post them on message boards or on a website. Allowed file types: avi, mpg, wmv, asf, rm, swf, mov, txt, gif, jpg, jpeg, mpeg. No registration, no hassles. Just click browse, and upload. Enjoy!

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WYSIWYG XHTML Editor - Open Source

Amaya Web Editor is a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.
Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.
Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.
The Amaya an Open Source program written in C and is available for Windows, Linux/Unix platforms and MacOS X.

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Free Open Source Email Server for Windows

hMailServer is a free, open source e-mail server for Microsoft Windows. It supports all the common e-mail protocols (IMAP, SMTP, POP3) and comes with an easy-to-use COM library that can be used for integration with other software. It also has supports for virtual domains, distribution lists, antivirus, antispam, aliases, distributed domains and much more. E-mail data is stored in a database server, MySQL or MS SQL, depending on your choice. The hMailServer installation contains a minimal MySQL-installation, so if you don't already have a database server in your network, MySQL is installed automatically when you install hMailServer.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Beginners Help for Programming in Perl

Perlmeme.org is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions, "How To" documents, and tutorials about the very cool Perl programming language. The documents cover a range of expertise levels. Some are suitable for beginners, others assume that you know some Perl already, and others cover advanced topics. If you're new to Perl, or even new to programming in general then perlmeme.org is a great place to start. However, there's plenty of in-depth material here as well. This site is devoted to spreading the perl meme and to providing an easy place to find complete, working examples of good Perl code, and can help you to become better equipped to use Perl.

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Throw Away Web Based Email Service

GreenSloth is a free web based email mainly used to advoid spammers from putting your real email address on there mailing lists when you sign up for forums or other offers online. Greensloth is commonly known as a Throw Away Email Service, you can use the email address then forget about it, and you don't even have to sign up to use their free service. Another similar free throw away web based email service can be found at dodgeit.com.

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Mr Fastfinger - Awesome Interactive Flash

Mr Fastfinger’s Guitar Shred Show is perhaps the most awesome interactive flash I have ever seen, and is also very humorous. Just press and hold keys, and Mr Fastfinger will play a note on his guitar.

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Useful Online Tools For Webmasters

Dynamic Drive has some tools you may find useful.
Image Optimizer - Use this tool to easily optimize regular gifs, animated gifs, jpgs, and pngs, so they load as fast as possible. Furthermore, convert from one image type to another.
FavIcon Generator - Generate a favicon using any regular image with this tool. A favicon is a small, 16x16 image that is shown inside the browser's location bar and bookmark menu when your site is viewed.
Gradient Image Maker - Gradient images are used everywhere in web page design, such as the background of form buttons, DIVs, to act as shadows etc. This tool lets you easily generate a gradient image.
htaccess Password Generator - Use this tool to generate all the necessary codes needed to password protect a directory or selects files within it on your site using .htaccess.
Email Riddler - Email Riddler is an online tool that encrypts and transform your email address into a series of numbers when displaying it on your web site, making it impossible for spammers to harvest it from your site.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

X-Windows Video Capturing Tool

Create Instructional or Help Videos under Linux with Xvidcap, a small Open Source tool to capture things going on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video file.

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amaroK LiveCD Version 1.3 Linux Distro

amaroK Live version 1.3 is a Live CD Linux distribution and is a unique collaboration between open music and free software. This cd has been developed as a way to demonstrate the features of the amaroK music player. The amaroK Team is very proud of this release and hope you enjoy the music that they have selected. There's a party in the CD.
Most of the music on the CD has been provided by Magnatune, a revolutionary music label which aims to reinvent the music business, applying the lessons learned from the open source movement to the recording industry. Fair use, remix rights, and musicians actually being paid! Free means freedom. amaroK is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License. Magnatune uses open licensing so that both customers and musicians get a fair deal.

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MenuetOS - Very Small OS Fits On A Floppy

MenuetOS is a hobby Operating System for the PC written entirely in 32bit assembly language, and released under the GPL. It supports 32 bit x86 assembly programming since this allows for smaller, faster and less resource hungry applications to be created.
FEATURES
- Pre-emptive multitasking, multithreading, ring-3 protection
- Responsive GUI with resolutions up to 1280x1024, 16 million colours
- IDE: Editor/Macro Assembler for building kernel and applications
- TCP/IP stack with Loopback, PPP & Ethernet drivers
- Network applications include ftp/http/mp3/smtp servers,
- irc, http, nntp and tftp clients
- Free-form, skinnable application windows
- Hard real-time data fetch
- Fits uncompressed on a single floppy

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Free Multiplayer Online Games

Huge list of free multiplayer online games including: Adventure Quest, Air Attack, Alien Adoption Agency, Allegiance, Ambroid, America's Army, Arc, Area00, Artifact, Battle of Phantasia, Benign Online, Blade Mistress, Botbattle, BZFlag, Coke Music and many more...

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ten Podcasting Tips and Hints

Wilcohol writes: "I announced 3 weeks ago that I have turned into a full-fledged 'podcastee', and ever since then, I've subscribed and listened to numerous number of podcasts and vidcasts. Some of the podcasts are excellent while others are just terrible. I have decided to write some tips for those doing podcasting to be able to take full advantage of these."

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Pocketlinux 1.3 Linux Distro

Pocketlinux Home PagePocketlinux 1.3 a Slackware based Linux Distribution with KDE Light desktop has been released.
Distrowatch.com reports: A new version of pocketlinux, a minimalist Slackware-based distribution with KDE Light, has been released. New features in version 1.3 include: "upgraded KDE components to 3.4.2, arts to 1.4.2, Firefox to 1.0.7; added multilanguage support for Firefox; added French language support; fixed some translation mistakes and typos; removed... [MORE]

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Running Linux In A Web Browser

This demo is the fastest way to demonstrate the Linux desktop using Mandrake's Linux distro with the Gnome V2 desktop and simply runs in your Web Browser with Java installed. Please note that this demo will automatically expire after 10 minutes of use.
- Demo Screenshots

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Create Your Own Firefox Extensions

One of the best things about Firefox and Thunderbird is that they have a well defined extension mechanism. If there's some feature you feel is completely missing, you can go ahead and add it. It's relatively easy to do, you don't have to fiddle about with a C compiler because extensions are mostly written in a combination of XML and ECMAScript. If you wish to write your own Firefox extension then take a look at the this tutorial about installing a really simple extension into Firefox that adds a "Hello World" menu item to the Tools menu.

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Embedded Linux Computer For CD Drive Bays

The NPWR-SCE can be installed in any PC with an open 5.25-inch half-height drive bay and is based on an Intel storage processor, sports dual gigabit-Ethernet ports and a removable SATA hard drive, and targets military and EMS vehicles, NAS, iSCSI controllers, web servers, and embedded Linux engines. The Intel 80321 XScale CPU is clocked at 600 MHz, has 64 to 2048 MB of DDR-233 SDRAM, 16-32MB of Flash embedded with Linux or NetBSD Operating Sysyems. Removable 160GB SATA hard drive. 2 x gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 x 41.5Gbps SATA (serial ATA) ports, 2 x SCSI-160 channels with 68-pin ports.

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