Monday, November 26, 2007


System Profiler and Benchmark.
HardInfo can gather information about your system's hardware and operating system, perform benchmarks, and generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats.

It can also be easily extended, for developer documentation and full source code (released under GNU GPL version 2) is available. Download.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Rumors

Gizmodo found pictures of the yet-to-be-announced succesor of EOS 5D in the depths of some German forum.

EOS 5D mk2

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miro 1.0

Cross-platform, open source video application Miro is now available in a full-featured, bug-fixed 1.0 version. The program formerly known as Democracy Player plays almost any kind of video file, but its real value lies in its content fetching and organizing features. Miro can subscribe to video podcasts, grab from YouTube channel feeds or BitTorrents.

Miro 1.0

Two new fisheye APS-C lens from Sigma

Sigma has for the first time marketed a true fisheye optic for crop sensors, projecting a circular 180° image onto APS-C sensors. The new lens sports a focal length of 4.5mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8.


The other type of fisheye lens available is the diagonal variety which squeezes a 180° angle of view into a standard rectangular format. This new 10mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM from Sigma is just such a lens. That said, it captures a true 180° vista only when mounted in front of a Nikon DX sensor - users of Canon and Sigma DSLRs make do with 167° and 154° respectively. A built-in lens hood and HSM focusing are here and the lens will focus down to 1.8cm (0.7 in) from the front surface of the lens giving a reproduction ratio of 1:3.3.


Friday, November 9, 2007

Exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

If you've worked on a network with Windows servers, you've encountered this error message many times:
Maximum Number of Connections

This problem happens because Windows only allows two remote terminal services connections when you are in administrative mode, and you've either got two people already on that server, or more likely, you've got a disconnected session that still thinks it is active.

I found two articles that offer solutions:
  • Command Line Hack for: "Terminal Server Has Exceeded the Maximum Number of Allowed Connections"

  • Managing Terminal Services Sessions Remotely
  • Thursday, November 8, 2007

    Skype 2.0 Beta Adds Video for Linux

    Skype's latest 2.0 beta for Linux adds long-awaited video chat features to the popular freeware, cross-platform Voice over IP (VoIP) application. Video chat has been available in Windows version of Skype since 2005. Download.


    Tuesday, November 6, 2007

    Homemade Bread

    Bread is quite easy to make at home, and you only need a few staple ingredients to make a simple loaf. Here’s exactly how to make a delicious loaf at home from scratch.


    How to Photograph a Rainbow

    The Digital Photography School blog rounds up the best advice for shooting those rare occurrences.


    Linux Flickr Uploading apps.

    GNOME-based application Postr is a streamlined posting solution that features drag-and-drop file choosing, tag and description editing and, most of all, a clean, simple interface. Postr is a free download for Linux systems and available in many repositories. KDE-based Linux users can also check out Kflickr.