Archive for April, 2009
If you use Firefox, then you are used to the menu bar being placed above the address bar, however Internet Explorer 8 places it below the Address Bar. You can move it by using a simple registry hack.
Move your Menu Bar from this:
1. Open up Notepad (or right-click the desktop, mouseover New and select Text Document).
2. Copy and paste the following into the new text document:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
3. Save the document as ie8_menubar_above_address.reg.
4. Double-click the new file to merge it into the Registry.
5. Continue through the UAC prompt and confirm that you wish to perform the action.
6. Restart you computer (or simply stop and start Explorer.exe from the Task Manager).
Initially, Amazon’swould push converted files to your Kindle for a flat $0.10 each. Well, changes are afoot: Amazon has announced expanded format support, but a higher fee of $0.15—at least.
The way things used to work, a single dime would grant you a Whispernet delivery of anything from a simple JPEG photo to a 120-page manuscript of your Xena: Warrior Princess fanfic novella. Now, Amazon has introduced a progressive payment scale, based on the size of the converted document. It’s pretty simple: $0.15 for every megabyte transferred over Whispernet, rounded to the next whole megabyte. In effect, this means that the minimum transfer charge is $0.15, and that larger documents—but still the kind that people regularly transfer to their Kindles, could cost upwards of 50 cents. In other words, you’ll be paying a minimum of 50% more than you used to.
It’s still free of charge if you transfer the documents over via USB, and sending them to “name”@free.kindle.com will return converted files to your email address gratis.
Researchers at GE have validated technology that will one day usher in the next generation of optical storage — holographic storage. The researchers have developed a disc the size of a standard DVD that can hold 500GB of data. The researchers say that conventional optical storage discs only store information on the surface of a disc while holographic storage can store information on the entire volume of the disc material.
Tiny holographic bits of information are written to the disc in patterns and can then be read back by the drive. The capacity of holographic discs are a breakthrough, but the technology used in the process is similar enough to the current DVD and Blu-ray technology in wide use that future optical drives will be able to read CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and holographic discs.
Dell has jumped head-first into the affordable all-in-one PC market with the Studio One 19, a $699 desktop that packs a full-blown dual-core processor and Nvidia integrated graphics. More specifically, the base Studio One 19 config features an integrated 18.5″ 1366×768 display (with optional touch-screen capabilities), an Intel Pentium E5200 processor, a GeForce 9200 integrated graphics chipset, 2GB of dual-channel RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a slot-loading DVD burner, and a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic.
The Studio One 19 doesn’t look half bad from an aesthetic standpoint, either. Check out this promotional video.
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With the phenomenal growth of data and a better awareness of the need to back it up, there is always a market for a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Last I really knew of Iomega was back in the ZIP drive days where they ruled the home storage world. But with EMC bringing their enterprise level experience to the SOHO arena, can it revive this company’s fortunes with the Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS? Thanks to the good people at Iomega, DigitalReviews gets up close and personal with a 2 Tb edition of the ix2.
For a NAS enclosure housing two 3.5″ (desktop size) hard drives, the Iomega StorCenter ix2 is actually quite remarkable with its compact size. The device has a simple matt black design with an embossed Iomega logo on both sides. The front and rear of the enclosure have vents for temperature control and there is a good level of metal involved in the unit’s quality construction. The unit feels quite heavy and solid for its size.
From an aethestics point of view, the Iomega StorCenter ix2 is not going to win any design awards for its looks. That said and done, a NAS is unlikely to be the centerpiece of your lounge room or a general topic of conversation for most parts. Ironically I think the EMC SANs, which are usually locked away in data centers have a much more appealing fascia.
|The two USB ports can support either additional disk space or printers. For the former it will not be made as part of the RAID group and does not enjoy the same level of hardware redundancy. On the security front, there is an optional encryption based on RSA technology which secures files as they are transferred.|
- Length: 200 mm (7.87 in)
- Width: 79 mm (3.12 in)
- Height: 122 mm (4.81 in)
- Weight: 2.1 kg (4.57 lbs)
- Network type: 10/100/1000 Mbps
- USB 2.0 host ports: 2
- RAID level: 0 – JBOD, 1 – Mirroring
- Hard drives: 2 x SATA II
- Print server: Support for 2 USB printers
- Media server: Support for DLNA / uPNP compliant devices (including iTunes, game consoles, security camera and digital picture frames)
The Iomega StorCenter ix2 is available in two size, USD$299.99 for the 1TB or USD$479.99 for the 2TB.
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Comet docs provides an easy upload interface that allows you to convert files to various formats. You simply upload a file, choose the format you want to convert it to, and the converted document will be sent to the email address specified.
- Convert CSV file to a delimited format. Data converter which takes a file containing Comma Separated Values (a popular Microsoft coding convention), and turns it into a tab-separated data file for easy data processing with other tools.
- File converter for PDF conversion (Adobe Acrobat) to text file. Takes a PDF file and extracts the readable text. Formatting preserved where possible using html.
- PDF info extracts and prints the contents of the ‘Info’ dictionary (plus some other useful information) from a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
- Legacy file to PDF conversion. Convert many legacy file formats to modern PDF.
- Diff online. Find differences between two files. Compare two files and return the lines where they are different in standard ‘diff’ format.
- Mp3 info. Gets the tag information embedded in your mp3 file. Supports ID3v1 as well as ID3v2 tags.
- XML lint – pretty printer for XML documents Format your XML documents so that they become easily readable.
- Convert html file to RSS feed Automatically create an RSS XML feed out of an html page.
- Convert ls directory listing to Google sitemap xml Automatically create an XML Google sitemap from a simple ls – lR directory listing online.
- Audio converters. Overview of music converters for conversion to and from mp3, wav, ogg and many others.
- iTunes XML to M3U converter. Converts iTunes XML libraries to M3U playlists for use with other players.
- Metastock data conversion. Utility program to convert Metastock Binary Data Format to Metastock ASCII format and vice versa.
- Legacy word processor to Microsoft Word conversions. Convert older word processor formats for use with Microsoft Word or Works.
- Legacy spreadsheet to Microsoft Excel conversions. Convert older spreadsheet files for use with Microsoft Excel.
I’ve been working on a new site lately and have been trying to put my artistic creativity skills to the test…………… OK, are you done laughing yet?
Anyway, I ran across BgPatterns, which is a site that uses some Flash magic to let you choose from a small variety of patterns, colors, and transparency levels to create custom backgrounds for your web pages. It’s kinda limited in functionality and I was unable to download the pattern I created in Internet Explorer but it worked great in FireFox so I figured it was post-worthy.
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The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover in the world today. The Aioi Works of Japan ‘s Diesel United, Ltd built the first engines and is where some of these pictures were taken. It is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These engines were designed primarily for very large container ships. Ship owners like a single engine/single propeller design and the new generation of larger container ships needed a bigger engine to propel them. The cylinder bore is just under 38″ and the stroke is just over 98″. Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.bookmark it, RSS feed.
Following is a list of 20 sites that offer free ebook downloads.
FreeBookSpot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 FREE E-BOOKS in 96 categories which up to 71,97 GB. You can search and download free books in categories like scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. No registration is required to download free e-books.
4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks. Each downloadable ebook has a short review with a description. You can find over thousand of free ebooks in every computer programming field like .Net, Actionscript, Ajax, Apache and etc.
On the evening of March 31st, 2009, Tim Tevebaugh was driving home from work east of Craigmont in the southern Idaho Panhandle. Across the rolling hay fields, Tim saw a very usual phenonmena. The snow rollers that he took pictures of are extremely rare because of the unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture needed to create them. They form with light but sticky snow and strong (but not too strong) winds. These snow rollers formed during the day as they weren’t present in the morning on Tim’s drive to work.
Based on estimations from Tim as well as the blades of grass in the picture, most of the snow rollers were about 18″ in height, while the largest rollers were about 2 feet tall.
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