Happy New Year!!

Here’s wishing everybody a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂

So, what are you guys doing to bring in the New Year? I am getting drunk in style 😉

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Awesome Flash Games Online

Checkout this Blog site at Digital World, it has many really cool Flash games available. I was hooked for a few nights. Expecially This One. Its really awesome 🙂

Santa V’s Physics

I was reading on a wordpress blog, engtech about an article on Santa. I found it quite funny, using Physics to figure out if being Santa is even possible. Check it out

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Adam,Justin,Matt and Ruhi! Merry Christmas everyone!

Theme Change

Well i have had my blog for about 3 months now and in that time alot has happen.  I have had new members join my blog, interesting posts and some really cool Stats.

But coming into the new year i thought it was time for a little change and changing the Theme was the first thing i thought of.  So let me know what you think of it.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

MacOSX Leopard – All new features

Apple’s newest build of MacOSX Leopard shows off a slew of new features improving on what’s already great and adding a heap of new functionality. There’s a post on macrumors “all the new features” that goes over the new features but here they are anyway:

Resolution Independence:

As its name suggest, the Resolution independence feature makes the the size of the user interface’s widgets independent to the screen resolution the user has chosen. It’s very useful when you have a high definition display on a laptop. Apple has recently filed a patent so as to protect the way Mac OS X deals with this feature.

ZFS support:

ZFS (Zetabyte File System) is a 128-bit file system by Sun Microsystems which is known to be very reliable and intended to the storage servers market. For the moment, support of ZFS on Mac OS X is limited as it is not possible to use it for the boot partition.

File Recovery:

The file recovery feature is available through the Disk Utility allows you to search your lost files by type. You can chose to look for music, videos, pictures or create a custom type. Apple might also let developers create these custom types for you.

Installer:

The new installer mainly brings further configuration for the Time Machine feature. It’s also sees some changes in its appearance.

Parental Controls:

The Parental Controls feature which allows users to restrict the use of some applications for their kids is also a bit improved, it can now write logs and provide reports on everything that was done during the restricted session.

QuickTime:

The new version of QuickTime present in the latest build of Leopard gets improved A/V controls by extensively using the CoreVideo API.

TimeMachine:

TimeMachine is also more polished in this latest build, it now detects any “all new” hard drive connected to it and asks you if you want to use it for backup. It’s also apparently the subject of many bug fixes in this build.

iChat’s answer-machine:

iChat brings a video answer-machine, allowing you to record a short video that will be streamed when you can’t answer to your friends ringing you on iChat.

Your friend can also record a video message for you. Instead of recording, you may also drop a movie from the Finder. That’s way cooler than Skype!

CoreAnimation Example:

For developers, Apple now provides a great example for the CoreAnimation API, it’s actually the iPod nano ad made with iTunes covers.

Who knows if Apple will be including anything new in the final build of Leopard but what’s currently been written looks very promising and a must-grab for all mac users when Leopard ships early 2007.

Microsoft/IT/Computer jokes.

Here’s some awesome jokes I found over the internet.

Acronyms-The Real Meanings

PCMCIA – People Can`t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
ISDN – It Still Does Nothing
SCSI – System Can`t See It
DOS – Defective Operating System
BASIC – Bill`s Attempt to Seize Industry Control
IBM – I Blame Microsoft
DEC – Do Expect Cuts
CD-ROM – Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete in Months
OS/2 – Obsolete Soon, Too.
WWW – World Wide Wait
MACINTOSH – Most Applications Crash; If Not, The Operating System Hangs
PENTIUM – Produces Erroneous Numbers Thru Incorrect Understanding of Mathematics
COBOL – Completely Obsolete Business Oriented Language
AMIGA – A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction
LISP – Lots of Infuriating & Silly Parenthesis
MIPS – Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed
WINDOWS – Will Install Needless Data On Whole System
MICROSOFT – Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers
RISC – Reduced Into Silly Code

Troubling End!

One of Microsoft’s finest techs was drafted and sent to boot camp. At the rifle range, he was given some instruction, a rifle and bullets.
He fired several shots at the target. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target.
The tech looked at his rifle, and then at the target. He looked at the rifle again, and then at the target again.
He put his finger over the end of the rifle barrel and squeezed the trigger with his other hand.
The end of his finger was blown off, whereupon he yelled toward the target area, “It’s leaving here just fine, the trouble must be at your end!”

The Ring

Dave took Mary out for a romantic dinner where conversation turned to the subject of marriage. Dave had been saving for an engagement ring, but he was in graduate school and in dire need of a new computer.
Mary was understanding, telling Dave they had the rest of their lives to get engaged, so he should use his savings to buy a computer instead. During dessert, Dave suddenly reached into his pocket and pulled out an engagement ring.
Mary was stunned, but after she collected herself, she looked up and prompted, “Well, don`t you have something to ask me?”
Dave then got down on bended knee. “Honey,” he said, “will you buy me a new computer?”

Microsoft to sell Ad space in error messages

Microsoft announced that it is selling advertising space in the error messages that appear in Windows. Acknowledging for the first time that the average user of their operating system encounters error messages at least several times a day, Microsoft is trying to take financial advantage of the unavoidable opportunity to make an ad impression.
“We estimate that throughout the world at any given moment several million people are getting a “general protection fault” or “Illegal operation” warning. We will be able to generate significant revenue by including a short advertising message along with it,” said Microsoft marketing director.
The Justice Department immediately indicated that they intend to investigate whether Microsoft is gaining an unfair advantage in reaching the public with this advertising by virtue of its semi-monopolistic control over error messages.