Thursday, February 21, 2008

Foresight Linux

I'm going to try this out this weekend. If anyone has already tried it let me know.
clipped from foresightlinux.com
Foresight Linux Desktop

Foresight includes some of the more innovative and new software being built for Linux today, including Beagle, F-Spot, Avahi , and the latest HAL. All of this is included in the default installation, plus a nice, clean default theme and artwork. Where does the name Foresight come from? Glad you asked! Many things about Foresight are innovative, not just some of the applications that are included. The biggest of which is Conary, which is a new way of looking at package management.


Foresight Linux 1.4.2 is out !
Go download it !
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Checking Your IP

I stumbled across this site and liked how they displayed the information that they collected from me when I hit the site. This site is great for checking your network connection information.
clipped from www.iptect.com
Many websites and most hackers use IP addresses to monitor your personal informations, your activity and your emails. Your security can be seriously compromised once someone has access to this information. We highly recommend all our visitors to hide their ip address. We will be offering very soon a service in association with a major US ISP to deliver you the best tool to hide your IP.
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Free Online Site Map Builder

This is a great tool for generating site maps.

Free Online Sitemap Generator


Build your Site Map online


(XML, ROR, Text, HTML)


This website is to let you:


  • Create an XML sitemap format that can be submitted to Google to
    help them crawl your website better.

  • Create a Text sitemap to submit to Yahoo.

  • Create a ROR sitemap, which is an independant XML format for any search engine.

  • Generate an HTML site map to allow human visitors to easily navigate
    on your website.



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Sharing Large Files

If you can deal with all the ads that are associated with using this free product its not to bad. Of course you could just the PRO edition and get rid of the ads (not me).
clipped from www.pando.com

Pando is award-winning, personal-P2P software that lets you easily download and share top quality video and other large files (and folders) via email, IM and the Web.

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Proprietary Programs and their Open Source Alternatives

This is a good article with links for open source products. The author did a good job of summarizing the products.
clipped from whdb.com
Not every proprietary program can drive a person crazy, right? Some, like Norton Ghost, are superb tools for anyone to use. But, the fact that these tools are proprietary can drive open source fanatics up a wall. It’s not the price of the software that makes the real difference (although it’s a reason to migrate from one software to another for many people); it’s the idea that proprietary software comes with boundaries that keeps the user experience confined to…well, being the user. That’s enough to drive any developer crazy.
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Hiding Files in Pictures

This was a really clever approach to hiding files inside of a JPG and thought that I would share it out as well. Check it out when you get a chance.
clipped from www.fiddyp.co.uk

How to hide a .rar in a jpeg file

  • Get your .rar file and put it in the same directory as a jpeg picture (c:\hidden is a good place to put it)
  • Open up a command prompt by clicking Start/Run and typing “cmd” and click ok.
  • In the DOS window, type “cd c:\hidden” to navigate to the folder
  • Type “copy /b input.jpg + input.rar ouput.jpg
    (where input jpeg is the picture you want to show, input.rar is the file you want to hide and output.jpg will be the name of the new combined file)
  • That’s it! You can double click the new file and it will show it as a picture, BUT… if you open it with winrar, you will see the files contained. The picture above has a secret file in it, right click and save picture to your computer and then open it with Winrar to see what I put in there!

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