Paint.NET is the open source Photoshop

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Back after a long period of time away from the internet. This won't be much of a comeback though, as I'm getting married (!) the day after tomorrow and then I'm going here for a week: Santorini on 43places. But I digress. I just want to recommenced Paint.NET. In a sentence, it's the open source Photoshop. It's a free for download open source photo editing software. Of course it's not a real competitor for Photoshop - certainly not for professionals - but all the basic stuff is there - the lasso tool, gradients, layers and a lot of special...
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Spotback is now in public beta

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Spotback which advertises itself as the "rate everything!" platform for the web 2.0 is finally out of private beta and available to the public. Spotback provides widgets that blog writers can embed in their blogs. The widgets enable readers to both rate blog posts and see which blogs posts have received the highest ratings from others. Spotback users are also provided with a personalized recommendation service that takes their past ratings into consideration - a bit like outbrain.com. I haven't given Spotback a "run for their money" (note that the service is totally free :) ), but it sounds promising. Their...
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Some nice tweaks for your blog

Monday, April 9, 2007

I've finally gotten around for some long delayed blog maintenance. Here are some nice tweaks that you too can employ: I've added a button linking to my LinkedIn profile. This is one of Guy Kawaski's Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn. LinkedIn have a wide selection of customized buttons available. If you want one, sign in, click "My Profile", click "Edit my Public Profile" and there find the link to "Promote your profile with customized buttons". On a side note, I would recommend that you set "Your Public Profile URL" first. That would give you a friendly URL that goes directly to...

SeaMonkey – The poor man’s FireFox

Sunday, March 11, 2007

This is a bit on the "old news" side of things, but have you heard of SeaMonkey? SeaMonkey is FireFox's smaller, uglier but faster brother. SeaMonkey is a web browser from the Mozilla Foundation that's based on Gecko - the same "layout engine" as FireFox. That means it renders HTML to your screen the exact same way as FireFox does. The difference? While FireFox uses the fancy, but "expensive", XUL for its user interface, SeaMonkey uses the native UI elements of whatever OS it runs on. SeaMonkey has less features and looks uglier but runs faster that FireFox...
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WikiSeek – A better way to search Wikipedia

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'd like to give a thumbs up to WikiSeek - a new search engine that indexes Wikipedia and is a well needed alternative to Wikipedia's inferior search engine. Wikipedia have been taking their sweet time improving their search engine so SearchMe - a search engine company - was clever enough to fill the void and implement a better solution. BTW, If you're using YubNub, I've added a command there for WikiSeek, called "week".
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Snap Preview Anywhere

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Check it out, I'm test running Snap Preview Anywhere on my blog right here. It's a new service from the Snap search engine. Now, whenever your mouse hovers over a link in one of my posts you get an instant thumbnail preview of the contents of that link.  You can see for yourself by hovering over the above two links.Installation is a snap (pun intended). I just signed-up and received a short javascript snippet to embed in my blog. I put it in the News field of my Global Settings. Naturally there's some loss of privacy here as I've...