Saturday, 30 June 2007

Abyss Web Server X1 - Free Download

Abyss Web Server enables you to host your Web sites on your computer. It supports a wide range of Web technologies and can run advanced PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, ASP.NET, and Ruby on Rails Web applications which can be backed by databases such as MySQL, SQLite, MS SQL Server, MS Access, or Oracle.

Abyss Web Server X1 is a free and fully functional software: no nag screens, no time limitations, no spyware, and no advertisements. It is the ideal web server software for personal users, web developers, students, small businesses and home offices. Download your copy today and join the tens of thousands of people who have been using it daily since 2002.



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Thursday, 28 June 2007

Flow - Private Beta

Workflow Management app for osx offers an early look into it's features

Flow isn't like the rest. We've taken the time to understand how people want to work. We've taken the time to take those paradigms, and apply them in an intuitive and natural user-interface. We've looked at what makes great software great, and we've used those methodologies in ways like never before. We've gone the extra mile, and added support for nearly every remote-protocol you could posibly want. But we know more than what to add — we also know what to leave out. Flow doesn't get in your way — in fact, when Flow was just a drawing on a whiteboard, the first words written were "streamlined workflow." That's why we call it Flow.

Flow Screenshot

Head over to Flow website to sign up for the beta test

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Wednesday, 27 June 2007

The Simpsons and Futurama Anime

These anime impressionism illustration of the two cartoon shows look real cool, i'm liking the simpsons one more than the futurama one - mainly because it id depicts them differently which I think is more realistic than the show to be honest

read more | digg story

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CD Hole Art: One Reason To Buy A CD

It would be worth buying a cd with art like this, well I buy cd's anyway for the aesthetic value and stuff that goes with a cd but these hole art nes are really cool

article on Trend Squad

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Sunday, 24 June 2007

Bottle Shooter

Have a go at this game, how quick are your reflexes? :)

Click to Play!

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Saturday, 23 June 2007

Blogging From Firefox With ScribeFire

Testing, 1, 2, 3 :) Hehe, just discovering ScribeFire blogging ad-on for Firefox and it's looking pretty good - does what it says on the tin and all that. Easy to set up and it keeps your history of posts - to a point anyway, came in with my last 8 posts when it logged in.

There is also a feature to search technorati and one to log into which I can't seem to get to do anything on the log-in panel at the moment, oh well - persistence is the key I think.

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Friday, 22 June 2007

Web 2.0, pffftt

Ok, Web 2.0 is one thing - a term for a new evolution in the internet, great that's fine even if it is such a corny and cr*p phrase. But jees people, what's all the hype about "web 2.0" graphics? First of all i'd like to know who said "with this new evolution of internet technology, you must create amaturish, crapy, gradient styled graphics for your web page design"?

I really do hate them, I probably couldn't create one due to my own moral ethics and just get sick of seeing all these "how to create web 2.0 graphics" tutorials all over the web. But eventually this epidemic will lead to these things all over websites - i don't think i can cope, hopefully it's a passing phase - a quick one please god - and much like we have archaic old site designs that still remain in hidden dark corners of the internet, ones filled with flashy and twirly things all over them, we'll have onesfull of web 2.0 graphics lurking along side them.

I'll probably be jumped upon for these comments by the "we love web 2.0 graphics" fan club, but hey stop acting like a flock of sheep. The recent advances in the internet technologies is great, people can do so much more with sites but who said we need a style guide for them?

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Sunday, 17 June 2007

eyeOS 1.0 Dahlia

eyeOS is an open-source web operating system which has the base aplications for office use, and to be honest it's really impressive. Taking the demo you get yor desktop, the menu at the top middle lets you open your applications - a wordprocessor, calendar, contacts and a file browser then there is a calculator, notepad and even a game of chess.

from the site

Welcome to eyeOS 1.0

You're about to discover a new concept of Open Source web Operating System, where you can customize your system to fit exactly your needs. Discover today the new eyeOS 1.0 with new basse applications, desktop, kernel, libraries and services!

Organize your processes

Optimize and manage your desktop with eyeProcess, the new Process Manager that will let you kill any process which has slowed your eyeOS experience or is working wrong!

Read more


Introductory Video

Take a look at the demo

This is definitely one awesome development for web resources, and one thing i found even more impressive is this:

You can browse the intenet from within in - I went to a few websites to check it out as you can see and it's pretty damn fast too.

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Saturday, 16 June 2007


SpaceTime™ is an inovative new way to search the internet - in 3D. I stumbled across the website and something inside me went "ooooo", in it's current state you can search eBay, Google, Yahoo!, Flickr and do image search but it looks like they are making steady progress and on their site say "Coming Soon! Amazon, YouTube, Email, MySpace, Music, RSS, Live and Hundreds More!"

Only on windows platform currently but the mac version is coming soon too. Current features

3D eBay Search

3D Tabbed Browsing

3D Image Search

3D Web Search

Current minimum machine specs for running SpaceTime™ are:

Windows 2000, XP, Vista
512 MB of RAM
128 MB of video RAM
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or AMD 2400xp+

For more information you can check out thier Community Forums

Main Site

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Friday, 15 June 2007


SuperTux is a game I have played and left behind, but recently rediscovered the game with the latest release Milestone 1.9. If there's one type of game that I can get into it's retro games especially 2-D platform games, what can I say I just love em even if i die a multitude of times trying to get past one level :D

I also recently got Midnight Mansion which is another good 2-D retro platformer, like I said I'm a sucker for these, but having the same problems :D

Also worth a mention no doubt was this game I came across this morning called Barbie Seahorse Adventures. Barbie, I thought, surely not a game about Barbie but thank god no, you are a seahorse (ah, it all falls into place) wanting to go to the moon no less. I just have to get this game and play it :D

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Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Desktoptwo - your free mobile home on the Internet

Web technology developments are a great thing and moving at a fast pace recently, Desktoptwo seems like a pretty decent concept to me having just to log in and have your virtual computer desktop with essential basics apps there. Pretty nifty if you are away, just pop into an internet café and you're set.

Desktoptwo is a free web-based desktop or webtop (some call it a WebOS, although we feel that's a bit premature... for now) that mimics the look, feel and functionality of a local computer, all contained within one browser window and fully accessible from any Internet-connected device.


Some of the features sound great for a free resource

Hard Drive Any file, any time, anywhere. 1GB Free!

Programs Office programs for reading documents on the fly. Collaborate with others

Those along with mp3, rss, mail, address book and others

Looks great

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Tuesday, 12 June 2007



from the site:

startpage - schmartpage.

schmedley is so much more than that. The Web 2.0 world is overrun with “startpages” that are filled with handy little items called widgets. Most of these widgets have limited functionality and don’t offer much more than an alternative door into content that is already easy to get elsewhere - like RSS news and blog feeds, etc.

rich internet applications

This is what schmedley is all about - we have embraced the web as a platform - to deploy a suite of web services applications that handle the most common, daily tasks of a broad range of internet users. Broken down by category, each application (schmedley “channel”) is represented by an icon in the schmedley toolbar at the top of every page. Each channel offers data that is diverse and sometimes hard to get at, and organizes it into one clean, easy-to-use interface. In many cases schmedley becomes a content provider, dedicated to offering an innovative way to carry out different web searches and perform specific tasks while gathering data from various sources. Even greater functionality is achieved by giving users the ability to store and manipulate personalized data relevant to each task at hand.

read more

main site

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Social Networking

So I'm not a big fan of social networking sites like myspace as a rule, that imparticular is the worst place oin the world to me and I avoid it like the plague. However a new social network has been started up over on the ning network called Mokkito which has a fresh and clean look about it, so I trooped on over and signed up to give it a whirl.


Also if you are in the neighbourhood the Graphic Design Network has been set up by the owner of the Graphic Design Forum

Graphic Design Network

It's all us at the moment so head on over and join Mokkito and if you are into design then come see us at Graphic Design Network too

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Friday, 8 June 2007

VMware Fusion™ Beta

VMware Fusion™

From the virtualization industry leader comes VMware Fusion. Simply the best way to run Windows, Linux, or Solaris at the same time as Mac OS X - without rebooting.

Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion leverages nearly a decade of virtualization expertise to harness the full power of your Mac hardware, while still supporting Windows-only applications, USB 2.0 devices, 64-bit, and accelerated 3D graphics.

Looking very interesting indeed, when I get round to actually getting an intel mac I must try out these things. Itt says if you're already using boot camp it can access your boot camp partition and run it it as a virtual machine natively in osx, even use expose with it. S if you'd rather run virtul than reboot to get into windows tak a look at VMware Fusion™

Also, take a look at the release notes

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Thursday, 7 June 2007


"Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images."

This really looks awesome - we have photoshop I know, but pixelmator looks to integrate into the osx ystem and add to the mac experience utilising automator, iphoto, isight and .mac for some features.

Take a look over at


Further information in their forums state it will cost $59 and there will be a Beta coming near the end of July.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2007

OpenLaszlo - Open Source Internet Application Development

OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for the development of rich internet applications

OpenLaszlo is an open source platform for creating zero-install web applications with the user interface capabilities of desktop client software.

OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and, with OpenLaszlo 4, DHTML. The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, server communication, and declarative UI. An OpenLaszlo application can be as short as a single source file, or factored into multiple files that define reusable classes and libraries.

OpenLaszlo is "write once, run everywhere." An OpenLaszlo application developed on one machine will run on all leading Web browsers on all leading desktop operating systems.

Platform Demos

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Cumulate Draw

Want to do a little office arangement planning? or a kitchen layout even? Need to do some office or home network planning? Some quick flowchart work for the morning meeting? whichever it is and you don't have the right application to to any of this but have an internet connection and either Internet Explorer or Firefox then try Cumulate Draw

give it a whirl

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In Pictures Computer Tutorials

Totally free, nothing to pay or download tutorials on subjects including MySql, Php, CSS, Fireworks, Word, etc. Using the visual element to help people understand is mostly the best way to learn things I believe - a lot better than getting all confused with a text book - so head over to In Pictures website to check out the tutorials.

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Shuffle - Flash Game


A pretty simple but good game, the premise being to knock your opponents (in this case the computer) pieces off the board to win the round. Lose 4 rounds and lose the game, but as you progress through the stages of the game you lose a piece from your set when you win a round.



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3 Totally Differenet But Possibly Usefull Freeware Apps


POS/OE 4 is powerful business software offering features for performing point of sale/retail, mail-telephone order (MOTO), wholesale, distribution, ecommerce, inventory control, light manufacturing, accounting, credit card processing, and much more. It supports single user, multi-user, and multi-location systems.


Jobs is an application to track your orders and jobs. Jobs can be synced with iCal and you can backup your data on .Mac. You can create notes for each client and you can allocate jobs to different projects. Jobs needs Mac OS X 10.4.8, for Sync you need iCal 2.0.4 and for backing up on an iDisk you need a valid .Mac Account. Thanks to A. Dodson.

Jer's Novel Writer

Jer's Novel Writer is a relatively simple word processor with extra features to support large creative writing projects.

I wrote this program to fit the way I write. More specifically, I wrote it to help overcome my shortcomings. It would be terribly presumptuous to think that anyone else out there faces the same obstacles I do when I write, but it would also be presumptuous to think that I was the only one in the world with these problems. So I offer what I created to make me a better writer, hoping that it will help others too.

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Monday, 4 June 2007

Serge Seidlitz

This is an excellent portfolio - some real nice work all through, only things i can drool at :)

Serge Seidlitz

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Pixel Art


Pixel art must take hours and hours to do, this is a colective piece with numerous artist - very nice it is too, made me laugh a few times.

Click the image too see the whole thing.

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Sunday, 3 June 2007

Manfred Klein Fonts




Manfred Klein 2007

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Keep Track Of Your Updates

Install AppFresh on your osx 10.4 mac to keep an eye on all your application updates.

From the site:

AppFresh helps you to keep all applications (third-party and Apple), widgets, preference panes and application plugins on your Mac up to date, from one place. It works by checking the excellent for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.

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Saturday, 2 June 2007

Stormy Weather


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Damned Code

I've got the post title links working finally to a point - I've had to hack the code up a bit but they now link to their relative pages, still having trouble figuring out why I can't get the a and a:hover to work.

But as long as the links actually work is good enough for the time being.

Edit: Yahoo, I did it :) fiddled with the css and html and we now have a hover colour change good good.

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Daniel Bergmann - Nature Photographer

This guy is great, some breath taking landscapes here and nature shots.

Daniel Bergmann Photography Gallery


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Friday, 1 June 2007


The one thing i find totally awe inspiring over anything else is lightening, especially when photographs manage to capture it's natural terrifying beauty.

Profesional Photographs of Lightning


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It's Killing Me...

Anoter month, still no sign of me getting any luck in securing a job. All I do is apply and go for interviews (the ones i'm lucky to get) then wait for any further information. One company I went for an interview at about 4 weeks ago have just decided to tell me I didn't get through to a second interview with no reason and no feedback - didn't even bother to send me a letter, just told the recruitment office and let them inform me.

But I continue aplying, trouble is at this point everyones going on holiday - when you call up to enqire about the situaton the person dealing with it is on holiday. Fair enoght people have to go holiday but couldn't the recruitment drive be done while they aren't on holiday instead of starting it off with job advertisemnts then coming back to sift through the cv's, making us wait at least a week before anything is looked at.

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A Collection Of Thoughts On Anything From Apple Mac And Freeware To Fonts And Photography

Struggling IT Professional, Mac User and Photographer.

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