Archive for September, 2008
After more than two years of development and 100,000,000 VLC media player 0.8.6 downloads, the VideoLAN team is proud to announce the release of VLC media player 0.9.2 – Grab your copy here.
This humongous table and chair is a sculpture in England. The artist wanted to build a monument to the privacy and loneliness of writing. And by that we assume he means the loneliness of being a writer who is also a giant that eats passing bicyclists.
This apparent disaster-waiting-to-happen is on the Island of St. Maarten. The airport has a particularly short runway that ends just 40 feet from beach, leaving large planes just barely enough room to land. So they have to come in low, directly over the beach, making it a prime destination for an afternoon of quiet, relaxing sunbathing.
Holy crap, look at that thing. We were hoping that was just a tiny trash can but, no, it’s a coconut crab, which is the biggest arthropod that lives on land.
We like how they chose the innocuous name "coconut crab" to describe something that can only be killed with a flamethrower. If these things were called "Skull Crabs" or "Under Your Bed Crabs" mankind would have declared war on them long ago.
This mile-high tennis match looks like some cheesy special effect from a Nike commercial. But no, it’s just Dubai, whose entire economy seems to be based on building enormous things that exist only for the purpose of not making any goddamn sense. In that spirit they hosted this tennis match between Andre Agassi and Roger Federer on a helipad located on top of the Burj Al Arab skyscraper.
It looks like a city about to get drained out of a giant’s bath tub, but it’s actually a picture of the world’s largest diamond mine outside of Mirny, Russia.
This mine is actually so large that air currents prevent helicopters from flying over it. By the way, the title of World’s Second Largest Hole still belongs to your mom.
Have lots of networks with status’s that you wish you could update with a single click or a message send via your msn or gtalk? I’ve been waiting for digsby to add it to there feature list, but now we have another solution. Meet:
Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap. Click Here!
Ping supports facebook, myspace, twitter and another 30 websites so you can keep people updated on the move.
I’ve been testing and using flock for the past month now to see if it worth while sharing with my fantastic readers. Flock is pretty much a social browser that runs on the firefox 3 engine.
Step 2. Choose and install your plugins below, I have collated some of the best and why they are good.
If you have ever done a big download and your net drops out, it can be frustrating to start it all over again. This download manager lets you pause and resume your downloads at will. It also features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400% and it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time.
This little plugin blocks all flash ads, but dont worry, if viewing a flash object just click the icon and it will start loading like normal. Good for slower internet connections and saving bandwidth.
The Best ad blocker in the business, blocks all those annoying little ads plus those good looking girls you see in facebook ads. With this and flash block those nice looking women will never be a temptation again.
Plugins for the nerds:
Develop Websites? Then this plugin is for you, it creates a toolbar that helps edit css and find those little gritty changes you need to make. So many features it will take you yonks to fully work them out.
Use IRC channels alot? Then this plugin is for you and means you dont need to run a seperate program.
If it turns out your not a fan of flock you can always use these plugins for your firefox3. Do you have any other plugins that you use? Let me know if i convert you to flock and how you find it.