Monday, April 24, 2006

disney reuses cells

this site from another country has noticed that disney reuses the same background cells and even the cells of the characters over in different movies. its amazing because you might not have noticed otherwise.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

download sp3

at you can download sp3 for xp as well as the beta's for vista and office 12.

sign eating tree

this tree ate this mans sign. enough said.

windows shortcuts

these are some keyboard shortcuts for windows that are well know and some that are not. Some of them are universal for other applications, even other operating systems. so i wont keep you waiting here they are, in all there glory:

CTRL and A Selects all the items in the active window.

CTRL and C Copies the item or items to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V.

CTRL and F Displays the Find all files dialog box.

CTRL and G Displays the Go to folder dialog box.

CTRL and N Displays the New dialog box.

CTRL and O Displays the Open dialog box.

CTRL and P Displays the Print dialog box.

CTRL and S Displays the Save dialog box.

CTRL and V Pastes the copied item or items from the Clipboard.

CTRL and X Cuts the item or items selected to the Clipboard.

CTRL and Z Undoes the last action.

CTRL and F4 Closes the active document window.

CTRL while dragging an item Copy the selected item

CTRL+SHIFT with arrow keys Highlight a block of text

CTRL+F4 Close the active document

CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu

CTRL and F6 Opens the next document window in the active application.

ALT+ENTER View the properties for the selected item

ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program

ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window

ALT+TAB Switch between the open items

ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened

F1 key Gives help on the active window or selected item.

F2 key Rename the selected item

F3 key Search for a file or a folder

F4 key Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer

F5 key Update the active window

F6 key Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10 key Activate the menu bar in the active program

Windows Logo Display or hide the Start menu

Windows Logo+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows Logo+D Display the desktop

Windows Logo+M Minimize all of the windows

Windows Logo+SHIFT+M Restore the minimized windows

Windows Logo+E Open My Computer

Windows Logo+F Search for a file or a folder

CTRL+Windows Logo+F Search for computers

Windows Logo+F1 Display Windows Help

Windows Logo+ L Lock the keyboard

Windows Logo+R Open the Run dialog box

Windows Logo+U Open Utility Manager

TAB Move forward through the options

SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the options

CTRL+TAB Move forward through the tabs

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the tabs

ALT+Underlined letter Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option

ENTER Perform the command for the active option or button

SPACEBAR Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box

F1 key Display Help

F4 key Display the items in the active list

Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

BACKSPACE Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

END Display the bottom of the active window

HOME Display the top of the active window

NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder

NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) Display the contents of the selected folder

NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) Collapse the selected folder

LEFT ARROW Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder

RIGHT ARROW Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder

gas price color map

this site has taken the time to map out the price of gas across the country. looks like cali is the highest paying state. that seems funny since we have a lot of refinaries.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

java box

this box is crazy, rotates images so that you can view them. i found this on digg, much like many things, and i find that it would be a nice addition to your web site. aside from giving you the formula, he also gives you the code. what a nice guy!


this wall has a camera that displays what it captures on these bricks that are mounted on a wall. its amazing to see what it captures, the possibilities are endless and it could be the life of a party.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gmail drive

there is a new windows app. that allows you to use your gmail account as a storage device. now you can have 2 gb's of storage acces through my computer. it shows up there and you just have to log on. its still new but works great. what i did was created a new gmail account just for storage. so if you have an account just create a new yahoo or something and invite yourself or just make another one through your cellphone. just download theinstaller and extract it and open my computer and there it is. then all you have to do is to double click it and enter the info and bam! you can store things to it. nice! If in fact to reach from another computer all you have to do is bring the installer with you or just download it when you need it. i will post any updates to the software or just check back with the site for any updates. enjoy

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Its been a while

this is probably the first post that I have done in a while. With all the school work and all I haven't had much time to post many thoughts or interesting things in regards to tech. I recently read about boot camp that will be out on osX 10.5, I believe. If you haven't heard its allows for other operating systems to be loaded on the new intel macs. That's right, you can dual and even triple boot. This is a dream come true. Most die hard mac users are just upset with the idea, but I on the other hand love it. You see even though I am a long time windows user I still like certain aspects of the other operating systems. I find the idea of being one sided stupid. The fact is osX is not supior then all. It just looks nice, lets not forget its just unix with a nice shell. Which means that its really close to linux, another great os. Windows can run just as stable, when optimized. But that takes some common knowledge, and the average user dose not want to take the time to learn the various tweaks. That's why if you ask the average mac osX user how things run on it they are just as unknowing as the average windows user. The only people that actually know whets going on with their os are the linux users. They ultimately have the control of whets going on behind the scenes. Its just that osX has everything done for you, where the other os's you have to actually learn something. I have been using three os's for the last year and osX still crashes, but it crashes in a different way. Just like linux since the kernal is in a different part from where the programs are running, only the program crashes. So lets wait and see if Vista will have the same deal. If so, with a new shell, noobs might now have a choice. The only real grip I have is that macs are for people who like to have the blinders on. Itunes sucks, and the rest of ilife is ok, but not the best. You see up until now windows just never really cared about making software other then office and the os. Third party apps have been great. Not to mention that the programs often times run faster. It would be nice to talk to someone that uses osX and not hear them rattle off the same comment,"I will never use windows or anything else again." The fact of the matter is that they are like horses that have blinders on. They will never see anything else but what they are told. So how can you spend $3000 on something that you can never make your own, I really don't like to be told what to do. Steve Jobs dose not know everything, although people might think that he dose. I am not preaching that one os is better then the rest but just use what you need and that's it. Adobe is universal, and now with gimp, you may never have to shell out $600 to edit your photos or create a logo or pdf or what ever else you use Adobe for. We live in the 21st century and we all have choices, be a leader and not a follower, and do what you feel that you need to. Don't do it cause a guy that only wears black turtle necks and jeans says that you need to do, or even a spectacle wearing guy who seems like a tyrant.

Monday, April 10, 2006

photoshop plugins in gimp

this guy hacked the plugins for adobe photoshop. this will allow you to run the plugins in gimp, for both windows and linux. the movement towards opensource is becoming more and more apparent. the masses are speaking.

check this out

this guy lights a piece of paper on fire. seeing is believing.

Sunday, April 09, 2006


after their switch to css espn is saving major bandwidth. 2 terabytes of bandwidth each day. its crazy to think that if other websites would get their web site up to par, they might be able to do the same.

google dark

there is a way to make your google page black. all it takes is a greasemonkey script, and of course greasemonkey. oh yeah and it is only for firefox.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

no neck

this baby was born in what looks like some country in india or something. Charikot, Dolakha is the name of the place. but it is totally crazy that this is a human baby.