Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines – Free!

Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware Converter to convert your physical machines to virtual machines. VMware Converter quickly converts Microsoft Windows based physical machines and third party image formats to VMware virtual machines. It also converts virtual machines between VMware platforms. Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware Converter.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Testament at Independent in SF

Yesterday I went to San Francisco to see Testament plus Vicious Rumors / Ruffians live at The Independent club. That was my first visit in this place. Nice small club but parking was nightmare. Anyway concert was great, I liked this club and I am looking forward for next events in this place ;-)

From Testament

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Hasselblad H3D-31

The new Hasselblad H3D-31 is a 31 mega pixel version of the H3D-39, the world’s first 48mm full-frame DSLR camera system. The H3D-31 uses a 44×33mm sensor enhanced with micro-lenses to boost ISO rating one stop to a new maximum of ISO 800, and it offers a capture rate of 1.2 seconds per image in either mobile or tethered mode.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Microsoft Photo Info tool

News from Digital Photography Review:
"Microsoft has today released a new 'Photo Info' tool designed specifically for digital photographers. After installation this tool provides a new option of 'Photo Info' on the Explorer context menu. The Photo Info dialog enables you to edit both EXIF and IPTC information in compatible image formats as either a single image or a collection. The Photo Info tool works on either Windows XP or Vista and is a free download."

Click here to download the Microsoft Photo Info tool


Friday, January 19, 2007

FLAC and OGG plugins for iTunes


Xiph QuickTime Components (XiphQT) is a set of QuickTime and Macintosh OS X plug-ins. Their role is to provide support for Xiph media compression and container formats.

If you are an end user: installing XiphQT components is all you need to start using Xiph-formatted media files in a variety of applications - for example, listening to Ogg/Vorbis files in QuickTime Player or iTunes.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Toast automatica

There has been little development of the toaster since the start of the century, whilst other appliances have developed and improved incorporating new technologies and thinking, toaster have remained relatively untouched. When the toaster was first invented eating toast was a social activity that took place on the breakfast table, these days toasters have been relegated to cheap plastic objects hidden away in the kitchen landscape. This toaster is designed to engage the user, re-invigorating the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today. I was also keen to make playful object to be proud of having on your breakfast table. Slip moulded bone china allowed me create this intricate and sculptural form, but also provided the material longevity that I required. This is a toaster that brings life and joy to a stagnant domestic appliance, and iconic object for the home.


Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server ¦ HowtoForge

This Howto covers the installation of XenExpress and the creation of virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress is the free virtualization platform from XenSource, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenExpress makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress can run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time with a max. total amount of 4GB RAM. The XenExpress installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenExpress.


Monday, January 15, 2007


BasKet is multi-purpose note-taking software with a flexible interface and great organization.

If you already use another note-taking app I have some good news, BasKet lets you bring your existing notes with you. Data can be imported from KNotes, KJots, Tuxcards, Sticky Notes, or Tomboy. If you decide that BasKet isn’t the program for you, it’s also easy to switch back because none of the original data is modified and new notes can be exported as HTML.

And speaking of exporting as HTML, this capability also makes BasKet a quick and easy WYSIWYG HTML editor. The formatting that you see in the note is preserved in the HTML. While this doesn’t mean that you should use BasKet as your web page editor for anything in depth, it could be used for quick and dirty pages that just need to get done.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

AJAX Patterns: Design Patterns for AJAX Usability

AJAX holds a lot of promise for web usability, and the underlying technology has already delivered some stunning applications. But it’s no magic bullet. Careful design is always required, and it must be based specifically on the technology at hand. As AJAX emerges, we’re going to learn more about what sort of design works, and we’ll need ways of documenting this information and talking about it.