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Archive for October 2007

Freeware collection

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Good applications make computing fun. TechSupportAlert has a nice list of best freeware for Windows. They have other lists too. Another good list is nedwolf’s.

For me, after a fresh install, I need WinSCP, AVG Free, PuTTY, ZipGenius, Free Download Manager, IrfanView, EditPad Lite, and of course Firefox right away.

Written by Rop

October 29, 2007 at 4:45 pm

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meebo is excellent

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meebo allows you to use instant messaging programs (MSN, Yahoo, Google, etc.) via web interface. Very user friendly. No need to install anything.

It’s not perfect though. I sometimes have problem sending messages.

meebo

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October 24, 2007 at 3:01 am

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Fun games

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Take a break from work and play quick fun games that can be played inside a web browser: MissionRed (try reflex), OneMoreLevel (try Mouse Speed), and MouseBreaker.

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October 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm

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Physics Nobel Prize 2007

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2007 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to the giant magnetoresistance discovery in 1988 by Albert Fert (Université Paris-Sud in France) and Peter Grünberg (Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany). I don’t know much about this GMR thing. Apparently it leads to new hard drive technologies. Neat.

Nobel Prize in Physics

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October 16, 2007 at 5:44 am

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iPod touch

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Played with iPod touch in store the other day. It’s pretty nice. I don’t want it as a music player though. Fast wireless web access is what I’m interested in. The large screen photo viewing is also a plus. My current iPod is serving me well though. So someday maybe.

Apple iPod touch

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October 10, 2007 at 1:40 am

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UC Berkeley lectures

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UC Berkeley has posted course lectures on iTunes for free download for a while. Now they have put some of their fine lecture videos on YouTube. Great way to learn stuff.

Written by Rop

October 4, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Posted in learn, tech

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