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Wednesday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 30-May-2007  16:27:25 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Mobester sent me a PM about the dangers of Winzix and that you should look out for it when downloading files off the internet. Basically, more and more torrents are turning out to be rar files which when uncompressed contain one file that ends in .zix. It claims you need to download some nasty spyware called winzix to open said file. It turns out either the file has had its header changed or it is pure garbage (ie no real file within). No one should download this winzix for the reasons given by Wikipedia.

Ignigport sent in this story about Dell showcasing an interesting new monitor. A picture of a new Dell LCD surfaced recently and I must say, it is a thing of beauty. I mean, look at that clear bezel and touch-sensitive controls. Thatís very Porsche Design or Philippe Starck At only a half-inch thick, it is also much thinner than most LCDs that are currently on the market.

Check out this article about making Linux applications with GUI using QDevelop and QT4. This tutorial is designed for absolute beginners, even if you have programmed in other languages and are new to Linux and C++ then this tutorial will help get you up and running with Qt and C++.

This sure is one monster wireless access point which acts like a high speed wireless broadband router by combining up to six separate WIFI connections into one super fast connection. The Slurpr is a high speed Wi-Fi broadband router that takes up to six available Wi-Fi channels and combines them into one free and ultra broadband connection. Fast and Free Internet Access with just one box! Now you can enjoy the great advantages and comfort that come with a high speed internet connection, all for free.

This article takes a look at the Linux app Katapult which aims to make program launching faster and easier. One of the biggest reasons that the Quicksilver keystroke application launcher is so popular with the Macintosh users. All that is required is hitting Ctrl (or Command) + Space, and then typing a name to launch the program. Luckily, OS X users arenít the only ones that have this great feature. KDE users have the great, free-as-in-speech, Katapult.

A similar program launching tool for Windows is called Launchy. Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

Another productivity booster is AutoHotkey which allows you to automate functions with predesignated hotkeys. AutoHotkey unleashes the full potential of your keyboard, joystick, and mouse. For example, in addition to the typical Control, Alt, and Shift modifiers, you can use the Windows key and the Capslock key as modifiers. In fact, you can make any key or mouse button act as a modifier. For these and other capabilities, see Advanced Hotkeys.

I thought this programming language, LOLCODE was rather funny. HAI! This site provides community documentation of the emergent LOLCODE language. It is our hope that the examples can grow in a way that is both internally consistent and suggest a real, feasible computing language.

Todays timewaster is from CeeJay with wpnFire, a stick figure shooting game.



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