Monday, January 23, 2006

Connect Google Talk to AIM, MSN, & Yahoo

Google has announced plans to get Google Talk and AIM talking, but with a little elbow grease you can do that and more today.

Now that Google has opened up their Google Talk servers for federation with other Jabber servers, you can use Google Talk to connect to your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo or ICQ.

Google Talk

Thursday, January 19, 2006

How to convert a physcial computer to a virtual machine

Macro Linz » How to convert a physcial computer to a virtual machine
What you will need to get started

* Your two laptops (obviously)
* VMWare Workstation (version 5.5 recommended, what I used) - You may download and use a free 30-day trial of Workstation. After the trial ends, if you don’t want to purchase a license, get the free VMWare Player which allows you to use existing VMs but not create new ones.
* An external drive or a networked drive that has enough room for your backup file that both laptops can access (I used a 100GB USB external harddrive)
* Microsoft Windows installation discs or ISOs
* Enough space on your new laptop to host a VM of the old one, or just use the external drive to host the VM
* Some thing else to work on during the hours and hours it takes to do the backup and restore after you get them running

Boost socket performance on Linux

The Sockets API lets you develop client and server applications that can communicate across a local network or across the world via the Internet. Like any API, you can use the Sockets API in ways that promote high performance -- or inhibit it. This article explores four ways to use the Sockets API to squeeze the greatest performance out your application and to tune the GNU/Linux® environment to achieve the best results.

Konica Minolta throws in the towel, quits the camera biz

Konica Minolta has just announced that they're pulling out of the camera biz. Sony will be continue to manufacture cameras compatible with Konica Minolta lenses, which furthers a partnership the two companies formed last year, and will receive some of Konica Minolta's DSLR related assets.


Friday, January 13, 2006

PowerToys for WinXP

PowerToys add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. What are they? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.


Chandler, a next-generation Personal Information Manager (PIM) integrating calendar, e-mail, contact management, task management, notes, and instant messaging
Chandler is an interpersonal information manager that adapts to your changing needs.


The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Healthy food hot list consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.

Top-100 essential downloads for WinXP Top-100 essential downloads of free software & freeware for Windows XP.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

STOCKPHOTO Stock Photography Network

An extensive resource for stock photography buyers, professional stock photographers, photographic libraries, and anyone else interested in the stock photography industry.


Smart Package Manager Howto

Smart is a package manager that works on most major distros (APT, APT-RPM, YUM, URPMI, etc), and offers "better package management for these distributions, even when working with their own packages".


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

FinePix V10

FinePix V10 which features a 5.1MP CCD, full 3" high-res LCD, 3.4x optical zoom, ISO equivalency from 16000 down to ISO 64, and option for 3:2 capture. 5.1 Fujifilm HR CDD, high sensitivity, 3.4 zoom, and something to do on the subway in the morning, and all in a package less than an inch thick?

FinePix V10

Nikon to discontinue all ANALOG Cameras !!!

Following the success of our digital line-up over the last seven years, which has resulted in more than 95% of Nikon’s UK business being within the digital area, Nikon Corporation has made the decision to focus management resources on digital cameras in place of film cameras. This decision will allow Nikon to continue to develop products that match the demands of an increasingly competitive market place. Nikon logo

iPod firmware update

iPod Updater 2006-01-10 includes iPod Software 1.1 for the new iPod, new iPod Software 1.1 for iPod nano, new iPod Software 1.2.1 for iPod with color display, new iPod Software 1.4.1 for iPod mini, and new iPod Software 3.1.1 for iPod with Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2006-01-10 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-11-17 for all other iPod models.


Track your package

Package Mapper shows you a map of your FedEx, UPS, USPS package routes. Enter a carrier and a tracking number to see your package's progress plotted on the map. Sign in to enter a list of packages and see their current locations on a table or map.


Grisoft Freeweb: Grisoft Introduces AVG Free for Linux Virus Protection

Grisoft, Inc., maker of the award-winning AVG Anti-Virus software used by millions of users, has introduced a new free version of its software specifically for the Linux desktop.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tunebuckle - “Waist Management” for iPod Nano

It comes equipped with either a white or black to belt to match, or compliment, your iPod nano's shade. We're not even going to call these guys out on their