Saturday, June 07, 2008

ViStart and ViOrb - make XP's start menu work like Vista's

A few weeks ago, I tried a Vista styled start menu replacement for XP called Vista Start Menu. It worked nicely and even included the Vista style program search. This one seems to give you an even better simulation and the search feature is even faster than what Vista can give you. The only issue I had with this utility is a slow start-up time.

The ViOrb tool is a separate utility that replaces the green Start button with the fancy Vista styled Windows logo. I tried it out but I was much less impressed with it.


Here's where you can find both of these programs.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Windows Live Writer Gets Image Editing Capabilities

I occasionally use Windows Live Writer. I ran across this article at Techie Buzz and I'd really like to try out the new image editing features. However, I'm not up for a beta trial, so I'll wait patiently. If you aren't that patient, check out the preview link below.

(Excerpt from the article)

Windows Live Writer one of the most widely used blog editors (and my favorite too) has released a new Technical update which includes features like image cropping and tilting, more border styles for your images and support for centering images.

In addition to that you can also add image previewing effects from Lightbox right from the editor itself ...

Please note this is not a release version and can have bugs that may lead to crashes. If you are of the adventurous types and can’t wait to use the new features you can download the Windows Live Writer Technical Preview.

Read the rest of this article by Keith Dsouza

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Deepburner is great CD/DVD burner - now it's portable!

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DeepBurner Free Portable

Free Image Hosting at DeepBurner Free Portable works straight from removable media, whether it's a USB flash drive, compact flash card, or even a good old floppy.


  • DeepBurner Free Portable has all the features of DeepBurner Free

  • Keep program's settings and saved projects on a removable disk (USB Flash Drive)

  • Be confident because the disks will be burnt the way you need to, on any computer

  • And there's no need to install anything and therefore no traces are left in the system you are using the program on

Simply plug in your flash drive and burn any disks, using DeepBurner Free Portable. That simple.

Please note that DeepBurner Pro Portable is currently in the development phase and thus not available for public download, yet.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Squirrel Catapult

I had a good laugh today at work. One of the guys showed me this video that someone had sent him in email.

Sure it's in bad taste and I can't promise you that no squirrels were hurt during the filming, but just try not watching it more than once. LOL

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Can I access Cosmopod from a public PC?


Why would I use Cosmopod? It's a free hosted Linux computer desktop that has tons of applications such as Open Office and all the K-Desktop tools. Once you are logged into Cosmopod, your online transactions are encrypted and nobody on your network or on the net can see them. This is just what you need for a safe access on a public PC.

Go to this French website to get the Portable NX Client v1.5. Unzip the file onto one of your thumb drives.

You then fire up your copy on the thumb drive and set it up as shown.


Once you get it set, just use it to log into your Cosmopod account.

Here's a picture of my Desktop.


That's it. Enjoy your online desktop.