It has been a while since I posted some of the interesting find (been busy for a change).
- Slashtop – no more waiting for the OS to boot up; if you want to get online or make a call using skype then this is up and running in an instant; more details here.
- Exploits of a Mom – need I say more?
- 5 ways to share big files between co-workers or friends – quite handy when you are in those pesky situations when you need to get something across to someone else.
- Cellprofile Switcher – you can use the information about the mobile cell your phone uses to do some work for you. For example, your phone can automatically silent itself when you get to work. Of course not too much help when on the tube.
- Kudocities – I came across this when trying to find out what happened to there was a decent buritto joint (sadly not in the same league as Chipotle) close to the office which suddenly closed and that was a big deal! Why? Well for all the culture, people, excitement, smoke, crime, tube, etc. that is London there is not a decent Mexican joint.
- Crazy about Alarms? Then check out phoneAlarm for your mobile.
- Vidabox Lux – is this the most advanced Media Centre? It supports HD-DVD, HDTV, BluRay, etc.
- My Mobiler – interact with your Windows Mobile screen from your desktop (including copy/past, drag/drop, capture, etc.). Or maybe it is this one?
- Desktop Wallpapers – quite amazing and hundreds and free.
- Z Wave Products – of course if you need to "shutdown" then won't work. Err … what the heck is Z Wave?
Continuing the interesting find series, here are the next set of finds.
- Grasshopper 2.0 – is a free VS.NET plugin that allows you to code in .NET 2.0, build for Java and run on Linux, without rewriting any code! Sweet!
- IKVM.NET – is a implementation of Java for both Mono and .NET and includes a Java VM, .NET implementation of the Java class libraries and some other tools which enable interoperability between both .NET and Java. This is more of less compliant with JDK 1.4, though there are some gaps and AWT and Swing are not implemented yet.
- EasyVMX.com – lets you create virtual machine of the free and awesome VMware Player. I know many others share the same opinion that VMware Workstation is many generations ahead than Microsoft's VPC. If you are too cheap to pony up the $189 license fee then EasyVMX might just be what the doctored ordered.
- Solid freeform Fabrication – DIY, on the cheap, and made of pure sugar! This is a project to construct a home-built three dimensional fabricator which allows for a low cost design leveraging recycled components, large printable volume emphasized over high resolution, and ability to use low-cost printing media including granulated sugar.
- SavaSocket – Allows you to power off standby appliances and as a result save money, energy and the environment! It is like any other power socket, with the exception it has a infrared receiver and can learn a specific button from any infra red remote control allowing the user to control power to the socket and as a result all devices plugged into that.
- Windows Splash Screens – a trip down memory lane showing all of Windows splash screens thus far from Windows 1.01 released back in 1985.
I keep stumbling along many interesting finds online (well interesting to me) which I keep storing in OneNote and finally decided to start posting them here under the .link category. These mostly would be for me when I want to get them to a later stage.
Without further adieu, here is the first of many finds:
- The Phrase Finder – if you ever wanted to know about Phrases, Idioms and their meanings, origins and popular fallacies then check out the phrase finder. e.g. Vis-à-vis
- eSnips.com – wanted to share files with others? Check out esnips.com which allows you to share any time of information with who and what you share. Read up more here and don't forget to check out the fine print.
- JFGI (Just f***ing google it) – need one say any more?
- Urban Dictionary - a slang dictionary with your definitions e.g. I recently heard there is something (or someone) called a Neek.
I got this via the Avanade communities and was not aware of it. There is SyncToy v1.4 for Vista! BTW this also works with XP and there is a white paper showing how to do this on XP.
This is an old but still an excellent list of free goodies and tools from Microsoft for Windows. You can also find a link there for Office goodies.
I stumbled across this very cool site called VistaBase which helps you track all the various products, betas, RC’s, etc coming from Microsoft. I am quite surprised, I have not heard of them before – but as they say, better late than never. Check them out when you get the time.
The best part being the one-stop shop for all the drivers that work with Vista for your graphics cards.