Thursday, May 29, 2008

What Digg does to Servers [1016% Server Load!]

This is a screenshot of the output from running the Top command on my CentOS box before it completely crashed due to the traffic from an article that made it to the homepage. The httpd.conf file had been misconfigured and was allowing far too many apache processes to spawn which ate up all the memory so the box switched to Swap memory (kswapd).

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A Design is Finished when... 23 Pro Designers Opinion's

One of the most important and hardest things to overcome when designing is to understand when the piece you are designing on is actually finished. while creativity is sometime boundless the end result should always be the result of a clear objective, the end result.

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Google Earth Escapes the Client and Comes to the Browser

Google's 3D data has escaped the client and is now a welcome addition to the browser! Today at Google I/O a Google Earth Browser plugin is going to be released. With the plugin installed anybody with a Windows machine will be able to view Google Earth mashups in the comfort of their own browser instead of having to pull up a separate client.

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Is Getting Faster?

Some complain is slow and bloated. With each release there may be dozens of individual performance improvements, but there are also new features, which make larger and may slow things down. What is the net effect on performance? This benchmark measures versions 1.1.5 to 3.0

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Exclusive First Photos: Dell Mini Inspiron

Straight from Michael Dell, a first look at their Mini Inspiron Notebook which will go toe-to-toe with the Asus Eee and HP 2133.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Windows 7 Features Revealed

Here's what Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revealed about Windows 7 at All Things Digital a few minutes ago. The biggest "feature" is the touch and multi-touch integration, which takes many of its roots from Microsoft's Surface Table, and will be available as an interface options for other apps. Here's what else.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.3

Apple released the Mac OS X 10.5.3 update today. The latest update to Leopard should appear in your Mac OS X Software Update. The 10.5.3 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of...

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Firefox community to set Guinness World Record

Firefox community to set Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours

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40+ Extremely Beautifull Icon Sets

The web is rich with creative and amazing icon sets, and one of the most unusual source of amazing Icons Sets are those you can find on deviantART icons gallery. Today we would like to present 40 incredible icon sets which you can use for your web designs or your desktop.

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Microsoft shows off Multitouch Windows 7

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer got on stage at D6 with Walt and Kara to talk... Microsoft, of course. While the company is still being rather coy about Windows 7 -- some have blamed loose lips early on in Vista development for saddling the OS with too high of expectations and making things difficult for developers

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AMD's new mobile processor is called Turion Ultra

There you have it. Griffin changes to Turion Ultra.

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GNOME file manager gets tabbed file browsing

Support for a tabbed user interface in the Nautilus file manager is a feature frequently requested by users of the GNOME desktop environment. It's finally here and you can try it yourself.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak: Early Days [PIC]

Pictures of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Apple founders Steve and Woz, in their early days.

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New Threat: MacBook Air can cut through flesh

Now, we know that the MacBook Air is one thin laptop, but some Apple forum members in Germany are claiming that the edge of the laptop is not only sharp -- but downright dangerous.

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Apple to update Mac OS X to 10.5.3

According to TUAW, the next version of leopard is to be introduced soon. These updates include

  1. Back To My Mac improvements (I'll settle for it working at all)
  2. Graphics driver performance fix
  3. Issue with Safari bookmarks and .Mac Mail account resolved
  4. Joining AirPort network after wake issue resolved

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Facebook To Go Open Source

Sources report that Facebook will open source its Platform this week.

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How To: Sync your iTunes Library across multiple computers

Ever needed that one song on your desktop that you kept on your laptop and you need to listen to it now? Here is a quick tutorial to help you managed that daunting task with a simple freeware application, Sync Toy. First download this tool from the Microsoft website. Run the setup. After installing Sync Toy, run it for the first time. In the bottom right it will give you the option of creating a new folder pair. Select that and it comes up with a dialog. Select the left side to be where the folder is on either the other remote computer or this computer (whichever has all of the songs). Then click next and on the next screen, choose echo. (there are many choices to choose, pick the one best suited for your needs. If you frequently are adding songs on both computers, then choose synchronize, it will just take longer). Then run the sync that you just prepared, and watch as songs are copied over. Then, use iTunes Folder Watch to automatically watch and add the new songs to iTunes. This method is Windows only, if you would like me to try to find a Mac solution, post in the comments. If you discover a shortcut or something that is not explained well, also, please post in the comments. Thank you!

Monday, May 26, 2008

30 Beautiful And Original Product Designs

An overview of some beautiful and original product designs which will hopefully make the cut and will be available in the next years. Some of them are already available today.

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Apple files patent for "solar cells on portable devices"

In a patent application dated April 24, 2008 and titled "Solar cells on portable devices" attributed to a number of Apple employees, Apple reveals possible plans to integrate solar cells into devices such as iPods and MacBooks.

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10 Craziest PC Case Mods

Nowadays, a computer is indispensable in our homes, but don’t you think they all look about the same? It would be nice to have something special, a PC like no other, therefore there are many people who try to create their own design for a computer and the first thing that you should change is the PC case.

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Solar iPods in the Future

Apple just filed a patent for solar technology that would allow them to cover an entire iPod in solar cells, presumably to make the device less subject to tired batteries and the constraints of sucking energy from the socket.

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The Digg Effect

Digg is a great website where you can submit articles you find interesting on the web. Many people read digg as proved in this post, most of you reading this now came from digg. This article shows how any little article with the name Digg in it, will attract the attention of millions of diggers. Without even reading this article, many people will digg it, little do they know that this article is proving just how ignorant they are. This article was written to prove that digg is not a website to promote well written good articles, but popular topics such as Apple, presidential candidates, global warming, and Digg itself. Digg is turning into a popularity contest in topics rather that delivering well written content.

Call for help: What the readers want

As a loyal reader of my blog, this is your opportunity to post something, a guide, interesting news, new software, or just something that is technology related. Just send your article to

How Apple is changing DRM

As more stores and record labels abandon digital rights management, Apple may have an alternative plan for subscription services

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Apple to release special multi touch keyboard for Apple TV

Apple is rumored to release a new, wireless keyboard specifically for Apple TV, with multi touch capabilities.

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iPhone 2.0 — everything you need to know

The new, spiffy iPhone is sure to offer plenty of new features to make you fall in love all over again. To find out what kind of sexy curves iPhone 2.0 will throw at us, follow the Continue link.

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Samsung Announces New 256 GB SSD

Largest SSD To Date!

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In Search of the Super Easy Super-Phone

What users are clamoring for is a phone with a beautiful screen and a brain-dead-simple user interface like the iPhone, with the core business functionality and keyboard performance of a BlackBerry and the high-quality camera of some of the LG phones. We want GPS, 3G and great media management. Who will get there first? Prediction: Apple.

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If you got this email 11 years ago, Researchers want to know

Researchers at Cornell University want you to check your 1997 emails. They've been tracking an email chain letter about US National Public Radio that was first sent sometime that year, by asking volunteers to send them old copies of the message.they're also tracing an email petition about the most recent Iraq war,first sent in 2003

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Macbook vs. Macbook Pro Comparison

As you can see both of these machines are very great products to by, it just depends on what you would like to use these machines for. The Macbook is a great laptop for students, and people that just want to use a computer for basic computing such as web browsing, word docs, basic photo editing, basic video editing.

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Samsung intros 256GB SSD likely to hit MacBook Air

Samsung late on Sunday promised what it says is a breakthrough in solid-state drives with the launch of its first 256GB SSD. Besides twice the storage, it also reads twice as fast -- 200MB per second! -- and is actually less expensive to make than the earlier 128GB drive. The MacBook Air is about to get a major boost.

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Half of world's population has a mobile phone

The number of mobile phone users world soared to over 3.3 billion by the end of 2007, equivalent to a penetration rate of 49 percent, the International Telecommunications Union has said in a report.

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The $1,632 copy of Windows Vista

Since Microsoft is unwilling to reverse the clearly erroneous charges, it's time to ask the bank to stand up and fight for its customer. If conversations don't help, leap over the hurdles of incompetence and fire an Executive Email Carpet Bomb at both Microsoft and the bank.

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New MP3 Revolutionizes Way You Listen to Music

A new file format that offers separate volume controls for each musical instrument, such as guitar, drum, base and voice, is being considered as a new Internet standard.The new .MT9 file format, which a commercial title of “Music 2.0″, was selected as a candidate for consideration at a regular meeting of Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG).

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Ever wanted to make text out of grass? Well with Photoshop you can. In this tutorial we'll create a rather cool looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the pen tool and a bit of patience.

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Does running Vista make you feel safe from malware?

“PC Tools maintain that Vista is not immune from online threats. Further research and analysis has confirmed our contention that additional third-party protection is absolutely necessary for all Windows Vista users”...

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Top 5 Web Browsers That Aren't IE, Safari, or Firefox

Those three browsers take up a collective 97.1 percent share of the market. But what about the rest of us slobs who protest anything corporate, reject anything mainstream, and don't even know why? There is surprising amount of excellent web browsers that get no love at all. And these are our five favorites.

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Apple takes delivery of 188 mysterious ocean containers

“The fact that they are importing millions of units, combined with dwindling stocks of the first generation of iPhones,” persuades Peterson that these “electric computers” are, in fact, the 3G iPhones Apple is expected to release in a matter of weeks.

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Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration

During a demonstration at Nvidia’s headquarters in Santa Clara, we got a glimpse of Adobe’s "Creative Suite Next" (or CS4), code-named “Stonehenge”, which adds GPU and physics support to its existing multi-core support.

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The website is down because someone removed the X-Box

What happens when the boss mistakes an Xbox running as linux server for a xbox to play games on?

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LG VX9100, EnV(2) Forum

Post your thoughts about the new Env2 in the comments. This forum has changed locations to here. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ubuntu Boot Screen Problems

For those of you unfortunate to have Ubuntu boot screen problems, here is a short tutorial for you. If when you boot up your computer, it shows the BIOS and then GRUB, then a blank boot screen after you select Ubuntu, follow these instructions. Open up the terminal and type (or copy, paste)

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Install Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10

Ubuntu is Linux for humans. If you want to learn how to install Ubuntu (current version 7.10) then pay close attention.
1) First download the image .iso from Download Ubuntu and burn it to a cd.
2) Then place it in your cd drive and open the wubi-cdboot.exe. This installs Ubuntu boot files into a temporary directory.
3) Now restart your computer with the cd still in the drive. Select Ubuntu-Linux from the choose

The rest of this guide is located here.

iTunes error 9808

When trying to connect to the iTunes Store this afternoon, I could not connect and I got an error from iTunes stating that my connection timed out and that there was an unknown error -9808.

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Moving your iTunes library to an external hard drive

Here is a simple guide on how to move iTunes to an external hard drive. First open iTunes and go to preferences. Then go to Advanced and write down where your iTunes folder currently resides. Next, change where your iTunes folder location is to your external hard drive. Then, under the

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3G iPhone Forum

Post your comments about the featured release of the 3G iPhone. The forum was moved here.

iTunes errors

Having problems connecting to the iTunes Store? Having problem authorizing your computer to play music? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, then read on for the solutions to fix each problem. First if you have not, try my first possible solution to error 9808 following this link.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Get Microsoft Office Ultimate for only $60

College students with a .edu email address can now order Microsoft Office Ultimate which originally retails for $680 for only a mere $60. Go here.

Free Wi-fi at AT&T Hotspots for iPhone Users

At&t has now rolled out free wifi for all existing and new iphone users. Users just log on at their local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble and enjoy the free wi-fi access.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Verizon Env(2) or lg vx9100

Verizon has released the new Env(2) and I have had the joy of owning one. It has a 1.5 inch screen on the front, big enough for the daily essential notifications of alarms, text messages, and calls.

The rest of this review is located here.

VMWare Fusion 2.0 Beta released

Recently, VMWare has released a new beta version of its software, VMWare Fusion for free for anyone to download. This enables you to try out their software and any new updates they have included in this update. The final release version of VMWare Fusion 2.0 will be a free upgrade for all existing owners of 1.x.x. The beta expires in October so it gives you a full summer to try it out.

VMWare Fusion

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Easy way to download YouTube videos

Drag this bookmark to your toolbar to easily download YouTube videos. Just copy and paste the code as a new bookmark.Click on the link when you are on a YouTube video page. It will appear under the "More info" box.


New iMacs

Apple has released new iMacs reaching speeds up to 3.06Ghz. There are now 4 different iMac base configurations to choose from.