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Gravity Pods Print
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 20:41
Gravity Pods

Gravity Pods is a vector-based physics shooter / puzzle. The objective is simple: shoot a projectile at a target. Of course, there are some barriers, and naturally there is a way around those barriers. By strategically placing Gravity Pods around the screen, you can bend the path your projectile takes, so that it goes around walls, down halls, curves back on itself etc. The trick is figuring out where to put them to lead the projectile to the target. The first levels are simple, but it gets progressively tougher as the courses get harder, and more elements come into play. 

Simpsonize Yourself Print
Monday, 30 July 2007 12:21

My Simpson likeness.A couple weeks ago, I posted “Create Your Own South Park Character” which allows you to create your South Park likeness. The images make great avatars for instant message clients and Internet forums. Well if you’re not a South Park fan but love the Simpsons you’re still in luck. Head over to The Simple Movie, and after it loads look for ‘Create You Simpsons Avatar’ at the top of the screen. It works much like the South Park version. One you customize your avatar to your liking you can download it as a small square avatar or download your complete cartoon self. My version is in line with this paragraph. You can also get an embed code to place a flash version on your website like the one below.

Google SMS Print
Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:38

Google SMSIn my recent review of free 411 services I stumbled upon a Google SMS, and I personally prefer it to any of the voice recognition services I've tried (I've tried them all). You simply send text a message to 466453 and Google will text you back a result. I mainly use it in lieu 411, but it does so much more. For instance, you can send us population and it will text you back 301,139,947 – send it movies harry potty 29582 and you'll get the next show times for it. It does simple conversions like pints to liters, stock quotes, definitions, weather, and more. For you old fogies out there that don’t use the texting features on your phone this is perhaps a good reason to try it. Head over to Google SMS to read more about this great service. The accompanying photo is what you get if you text mars technologies 29582.

Create Your Own South Park Character Print
Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:00

South Park GrantIf you’re a South Park fan your should check out the original South Park Creator. South Park’s official site at Comedy Central features an earlier version of the same software. The Zwerg-im-Bikinis Original South Park Creator currently features over 9,000 different body-parts, clothes, and other items – so you can add that personal touch. The characters are great to use as an avatar for forums and applications such as Skype. If you want to create a super-sized version just link directly to the flash file.

Before you head over to the site and start clicking away creating your South Park likeness, you might want have a screen capture application running. The South Park Creator doesn't automate saving your creation to your computer. They give basic instructions on screen which is pretty much to press ‘Print Screen’ and paste it into a graphics program like Microsoft Paint or Photoshop. Screen capture applications can make getting things like this much simpler. SnagIt from Techsmith is the by far the best software for doing screen captures. They have a 30 day trial, but if you don’t want to muster up the $40 for the software after that, the best free screen capture software would probably be Screenshot Captor from Donationcoder.


Zip Decode Print
Friday, 06 July 2007 15:11

Zip Decode 

I often use the USPS ZIP Code Lookup page to find or verify the zip for an address or city. I stumbled upon Ben Fry's Zip Decode the other day witch allows you to graphically see zip codes as you type it. I've always wondered how they were laid out, and now I know! Cool.

After you get to Zip Decode page click the picture and then just start typing numbers. Use Backspace to erase and start over.


Cool Wallpaper Print
Saturday, 16 June 2007 19:46

Widescreen Wallpaper 

I thought this was one of the cooler wallpapers I've seen in a while. 

Shuffle Print
Saturday, 16 June 2007 14:01


An addictive Shockwave game I bumped into today.

Quad Operating Systems with a 3D Virtual Desktop Print
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 21:04
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Using Yod'm 3D and VMware I'm running Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP Pro, Ubuntu 64-bit (Linux), and Max OS X Tiger all on the same each residing in their own virtual desktop.


Launchy Print
Friday, 02 March 2007 16:57
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Video demonstration of Launchy.

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I made myself use a Mac a while back for about a month, just to see what the Apple camp is up to. OS X has a cool application launcher called Quicksilver. Launchy is the Quicksilver likeness for Windows. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, programs, folders, or bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. If you want to spend a little more time with it, you can customize the folders and file types that it indexes. Check out the tips section too!


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