Friday, June 30, 2006
Live coverage begins at 2:55 PM Eastern Time.
Italy vs. Ukraine
Live coverage begins at 10:55 AM Eastern Time.
Germany vs. Argentina
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Google has launched the Google Checkout today (June 29, 2006). Google Checkout supports a variety of payment methods, including credit cards from Visa International, MasterCard Internationa, American Express and Discover Bank. Meanwhile, Citibank cardholders who enroll in Google Checkout and make at least one purchase before Sept. 15 will receive either a credit on their statement, cash back or reward-program points. Many stores are participating Google Checkout launching party and offering $10 off your order of $20 or more.
Take a tour here
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Watch this live feed on your PC.
Switzerland vs. Ukraine
Tag: editor, application
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Download the TVU player.
Run the installer program from your desktop.
Look for the TVU icon added to your desktop and double-click it.
Credit goes to Paul Boutin
Tag: soccer, OnlineTV
Tag: performancing, tool
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
- Save backup copies of important files
- Move documents between your computers
- Setup sub-accounts for multiple user access
- Store photos and other important memories
- 1GB for free or 5GB for only $4.99/month
Yes, 1G free storage and you can do Webdav from any computer that has internet access. So I upload some importants file and some handy tools to my Box.net account. It allows me to access that drive from anywhere when I need it. To manage my Online Storage easily, I managed to use my free 1G Online storage as my network drive (Webdav)
This is the how to for adding Box.net 1G storage as a network drive on any PC. I'm gonig to show you as how I did on my Windows XP machine(Windows 2000 will have a little bit different steps, however the main idea is the same).
1. Sign-up for your free 1G storage at Box
2. Launch the "window explorer" or "internet explorer". In the Address bar, type “My Network Places” and hit “Enter”
3. Click “Add a
4. Click Next on “
5. Select “Choose another network location” and click Next.
6. Enter https://www.box.net/dav for Internet or network address, and click “Next”
7. Enter your Box.net username and password and click “OK”
8. Enter the name of your Box network drive as you like.
9. Click “Finish” to complete
10. Your Free 1G storage from Box.net can be access from your desktop PC(My network place).
Tag: storage, howto
Google added many places in high resolution satellite images around the world. I've been using Google Maps since it launched and it is getting better and better. Well done Google team!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
I also add Diggit link for diggers.
Tag: digg, del.icio.us
Monday, June 19, 2006
"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it." (Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear (1991))
June 19, 2006 is the 60th Birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi, (pronounced Aung Sawn Sue Chee) Nobel Peace laureate, one of the world's most renown freedom fighters and advocates of nonviolent, having served as the figurehead for Burma's struggle for democracy since 1988.
Many people around the world are celeberating her birthday withour her, since she is still under house arrest.
On your 60th birthday, I wish your life and your wishes will be coincided from this birthday to the future."
About Aung Sann Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday Links:
Happy birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi
Leading US Congressman Delivers Suu Kyi Birthday Cards to Burmese Embassy
Aung San Suu Kyi Celebrates 60th Birthday Under House Arrest
Statement Of Senator Mitch McConnell On Resolution Honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi Birthday Wish Campaign
Sunday, June 18, 2006
To all my thoughtful friends,
My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me "forwards" over the past twelve months.
Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.
Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about the rat crap in the glue on envelopes cause now I have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope.
Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.
Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.
I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.
I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.
I no longer use cancer-causing deoderants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.
I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer recieve packages from nor send packages by UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.
I no longer answer the telephone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.
I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.
I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change when I get my free replacement pair from Nike.
I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.
I no longer have to worry about my soul because at last count I have 363214 angels looking out for me.
Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish in five minutes.
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl that is about to die in the hospital (for the 1387258th time).
I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I recieve the $15000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.
Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favour!
If you don't send this e-mail to 144000 people in the next seven minutes, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM (CST) this afternoon. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second-husband's cousin's beautician.
Q: What is craigslist?
A: Local community classifieds and forums - a place to find jobs, housing, goods & services, social activities, a girlfriend or boyfriend, advice, community information, and just about anything else -- all for free, and in a relatively non-commercial environment.
Q: How did craigslist get started?
A: In early 1995, by Craig Newmark, in San Francisco, California. A little more history is here.
You need to register here and download the software.
AIM Digits are part of the FREE AIM® Phoneline service. When you're online, you can screen calls, answer the ones you want, and talk as long as you'd like. When you're not online, your calls go to voicemail and are delivered to your e-mail.
Use Skypeout for Free calls to all landlines and mobile phones within the US and Canada and receive calls using AIMPhoneline for totally free incoming and outgoing calls. Not bad if you spend most of your time infront of your computer and has high speed internet.
Update: For some reason skypeout link is not showing up in the above paragraph in Firefox. So here is the link http://www.skype.com/products/skypeout/
Tag: VOIP, skype
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
"Finally, we are very proud of the fact that there have been thousands of clones of digg. Keep them coming! (Time Warner is the first billion dollar company to do it, but bring it on. Surprised they went for the look and feel too, though.)
Stay tuned for v3! (Should be fun.)" (Jay Adelson)
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Tag: digg, Tag: netscape
Mozilla had released a Firefox Extension for the World Cup that shows you notifications of goals/penalties/etc right in the browser. Great way to follow the World Cup while you're at work. GOOOOOAL! I found that the sidebar is little annoying to me so I turn it off. This add-on also shows scores/updates in the status bar. To turn off the sidebar, click Tools\Extensions, then right click on Joga.com Companion and uncheck the open sidebar on browser starts. I know that FootieFox does the same thing however it was showing random scores for all matches and kind of leg in updating scores for me. So I switched to this one. We will see..
If you are not a del.icio.us user, you may wonder what del.icio.us is?
Del.icio.us is a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. Use del.icio.us to:
* Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, restaurant reviews, and more on del.icio.us and access them from any computer on the web.
* Share favorites with friends, family, and colleagues.
* Discover new things. Everything on del.icio.us is someone's favorite - they've already done the work of finding it. Explore and enjoy.
If you are thinking to give del.icio.us a try, I recommend to read this before you starts, which will make your del.icio.us clean and save your time.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Google just launched Picasa Web Albums TEST service available to sign up.
It’s available by invitation, along with the latest downloadable version of Picasa, and offers:
* One-click web upload using Picasa’s new “Web Album” button
* Free storage space to post and share approximately 1000 photos, with the option to upgrade to more space
* High-quality photos, automatically resized and optimized to fill available screen space
* Pre-loaded images enable quick scrolling using arrow keys, and mimic a desktop experience of “flipping” through photos, even on the web
* End-to-end photo management that makes it easy to download uploaded photos back to your computer
I've jsut signed up and waiting for the invite. I've viewed Picasa user’s Public Gallery and found that transitions between photos are very fast!
Tag: google, picasa
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The latest version of Google Earth is being released in beta form. The nav panel at the bottom of the screen is gone, freeing up more real estate for actual imagery. The nav panel tools are still accessible, though; the nav controllers are now in the upper right and the tools (measure, print, email) are in the new tools bar along the top. improved the terrain and Linux version of Google Earth is now available in beta. Download free version of Google Earth.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Somebody diggit and I found it interesting. These Random Live webcams were found automatically through a variety of clever search techniques. Their owners might or might not have intended for them to be public. But they obviously are.
This one is what I've found on the net long time ago. Similar to those random live webcams.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Tag: golf, photography
Friday, June 09, 2006
The 2006 FIFA World Cup finals (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the World Cup, or more rarely, the Football World Cup) are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. Qualification for the tournament is now complete, with all 32 competing teams confirmed. The 2006 finals are the eighteenth to be contested. In June 2000, Germany won the right to host the event, beating the bids of England, Brazil, Morocco and South Africa (which is due to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup). The motto for the event is "A time to make friends".
This year, most of the matches are playing during working hour in Eastern Time. So, I planned to use Livescore.net, Firefox Browser and its extensions. Here is my plan-
I've installed ReloadEvery firefox extension. I will set it to reload automatically every 30 seconds for Livescore.net page. I've installed another extension called FootieFox as a back-up. So I will know the scores while I'm not on Livescore.net page.
My favourite player, Ronaldinho
Information for 2006 FIFA World Cup
Germany 2006 Match Schedule
Wikipedia 2006 FIFA World Cup
One of my friends(thanks Taz) told me that Google has updated satellite photos in Google Earth. I then fired up my Google Earth and found many South East Asia countries got new satellite photos and some cities can be viewed in decent view level (I can find my house there :). Free version of Google Earth can be downloaded here.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Tag: health, howto
There’s a file called Thumbs.db in almost every one of the folders on my computer. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Thumbs.db is a system file generated automatically by Windows XP when you view the contents of a folder in “Thumbnail” or “Filmstrip” view. Thumbs.db contains a copy of each of the tiny preview images generated for image files in that folder so that they load up quickly the next time you browse that folder. Thumbs.db also stores your settings with regard to thumbnail and filmstrip view.
Despite the fact that Thumbs.db is a hidden system file, it annoys people because it tends to show up in places where it’s not wanted. Many times you’ll try to zip up a folder full of images and e-mail them to a friend or upload them to an FTP site, and Thumbs.db goes along for the ride.
To stop your computer from generating and regenerating future Thumbs.db files, do the following:
If you’re on the desktop…
1. Click Start
2. Double-click Control Panel
3. Double-click Folder Options
Or, if you have My Computer open and are browsing any folder in your system…
1. Click Tools (next to File, Edit, View at the top of the screen)
2. Click Folder Options
After performing either of those two operations, the “Folder Options” window will open up.
1. Click on the View tab
2. Check off the circle next to Do not cache thumbnails
3. Click the Ok button
Once you click the Ok button, your computer will cease to generate Thumbs.db files. If you delete any of the existing Thumbs.db files, they will not return. Be forewarned though, if you browse a folder that contains a large quantity of image files (or extremely large image files), it will take a long time for that folder to load even if you have previously browsed it because the thumbnail images will not have been cached in Thumbs.db.
Tag: hack, howto
After Blug Frog had been failed fighting with spammers, fans of blue frog formed as a community called An Open Source Blue Frog(Okopipi). Birthplace of Okopipi is here and this is the home of Okopipi. If you are a programmer and want to contribute something to fight spammers, google discussion groups can be found here and here and here.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
#1: Loose for lose
No: I always loose the product key.
Yes: I always lose the product key.
#2: It's for its (or god forbid, its')
No: Download the HTA, along with it's readme file.
Yes: Download the HTA, along with its readme file.
No: The laptop is overheating and its making that funny noise again.
Yes: The laptop is overheating and it's making that funny noise again.
#3: They're for their for there
No: The managers are in they're weekly planning meeting.
Yes: The managers are in their weekly planning meeting.
No: The techs have to check there cell phones at the door, and their not happy about it.
Yes: The techs have to check their cell phones at the door, and they're not happy about it.
#4: i.e. for e.g.
No: Use an anti-spyware program (i.e., Ad-Aware).
Yes: Use an anti-spyware program (e.g., Ad-Aware).
Note: The term i.e. means "that is"; e.g. means "for example". And a comma follows both of them.
#5: Effect for affect
No: The outage shouldn't effect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't have any effect on users.
Yes: We will effect several changes during the downtime.
Note: Impact is not a verb. Purists, at least, beg you to use affect instead:
No: The outage shouldn't impact any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage should have no impact on users during work hours.
#6: You're for your
No: Remember to defrag you're machine on a regular basis.
Yes: Remember to defrag your machine on a regular basis.
No: Your right about the changes.
Yes: You're right about the changes.
#7: Different than for different from
No: This setup is different than the one at the main office.
Yes: This setup is different from the one at the main office.
Yes: This setup is better than the one at the main office.
#8 Lay for lie
No: I got dizzy and had to lay down.
Yes: I got dizzy and had to lie down.
Yes: Just lay those books over there.
#9: Then for than
No: The accounting department had more problems then we did.
Yes: The accounting department had more problems than we did.
Note: Here's a sub-peeve. When a sentence construction begins with If, you don't need a then. Then is implicit, so it's superfluous and wordy:
No: If you can't get Windows to boot, then you'll need to call Ted.
Yes: If you can't get Windows to boot, you'll need to call Ted.
#10: Could of, would of for could have, would have
No: I could of installed that app by mistake.
Yes: I could have installed that app by mistake.
No: I would of sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.
Yes: I would have sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
You can sign up for Googlespreadsheet to test.
This blog has nice video of how google spreadsheet works.
I just received email from google saying my account for spreadsheet has been activated. I've been using it for 5 minutes and it is very neat.