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Psychedelia: Windows Vista screensaver inspired visualizations for Windows Media Player
August 31, 2007, 7:04 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Windows Vista

Windows Vista screensaver inspired visualization for Windows Media Player

Microsoft’s Windows Vista has some very cool screensavers like Windows energy, ribbons, bubbles etc. Stephen coy the designer of the Widnows Vista screensavers and Time cowley, a Software engineer has created a visualization pack, inspired from Windows Vista screensavers, for Windows Media Player called Psychedelia.

Psychedelia and synesthesia realized through cutting-edge computer graphics technology. These visualizations translate sound into colors, shapes and motion.The pack contains seven great visualizations: Album Art 3D, Bubbles, Distortion, Gigertron 3D, Hypnobloom, Ribbons and UpCube. Download Psychedelia Size: 5 MB (Windows Media Player Visualization plugin). Its worth trying……

Animate Windows Vista Menu Pictures
August 28, 2007, 12:50 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Technology, Windows Vista

Microsoft has introduced many new features in its latest operating system Windows Vista like 3D flip, Windows Aero, windows dreamscene, Cardspace ,one click search etc. In brief Windows Vista is multimedia rich. So what’s lacking in Windows vista still pictures in Start menu items ?

So its the time to animate these all in style. 3D User Picture is nice freeware utility which animates the start menu pictures. Download the 3D User Picture, Extract the files and 3duserpic.exe and then open the Start menu hover the mouse over the links…..Wow pictures are animating.

Note: 3D user Picture requires a DirectX 9 capable graphic card.

Make windows Vista Experience Index score 9.9
August 28, 2007, 12:42 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows Vista

Make windows Vista Experience Index  score 9.9
The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer’s hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
Each hardware component receives an individual subscore. Your computer’s base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For example, if the lowest subscore of an individual hardware component is 2.6, then the base score is 2.6. The base score is not an average of the combined subscores. So higher score is better and my current Windows Experience index 3.0. Let’s make it 9.9, the ultimate. The results of Windows Experience Index are stored in an XML file and with easy modification in this XML file change your Windows Experience Index to 9.9.
Here is the procedure.

1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore.

2. Open the most recent file in that folder.

3. Parse the file looking for the WinSPR entry. These are the items you want to edit. The max value you can use is 9.9.

Make windows Vista Experience Index  score 9.9

4. Save the file and open the Windows Experience Index to see 9.9 score. Friends are u Watching 9.9……

Source: Steve Sinchak

Now Add a video to blogpost directly from blogspot post editor
August 26, 2007, 7:02 pm
Filed under: Blogger, Google
In recent times blogger is adding new features to its blogspot to make it better for the bloggers blogging on the blogspot and provide more options for easy and better blogging. Blogger has continued this tradition and now introduced the Add video option on blogspot editor itself till now only Add image option is available.

Now Add a video to blogpost directly from blogspot post editor

With this Add video option you can upload video directly from your blog editor to your post and publish it. You can upload a video up to 100 MB and AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, Real, and Windows Media are the supported formats. You can even give title to your uploaded video. Just check the option box besides the terms and conditions and once you press the upload video button, video starts to upload to Google video and time of uploading video depends upon its size. You can continue to edit your post during upload, but can’t close this window or publish until it’s finished.

I have uploaded a Windows vista dream scene video to just check how it works ?

Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C
August 26, 2007, 6:56 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows, Windows Vista

Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are the most common keyboard shortcuts used by every computer users in today’s world. While filling forms or logins we find it easy to copy and paste the information like credit card number, password or user name instead of typing these manually where the chances of mistyping are more but these shortcuts can run you into serious trouble. how ?

Every time your copy something is copied to clipboard and site using combination of javascript and ASP (or PHP, CGI) can access your clipboard and get all the copied text from clipboard like passwords, user name or credit number etc. which you have copied and pasted while filling forms or for Web site login and this is enough for anyone to misuse your login id or rip of your hard earn money. Visit this site to know what’s in your clipboard the end of this post you will find my blogger login ID and Password access by the site from the clipboard)

Now how to tackle this problem ?
First we have to see what’s copied to clipboard, run Microsoft Word go to edit and select clipboard and clipboard appears to right side showing the copied data.

Using Windows Vista:
If you re using Windows vista then when you visit above mentioned site a pop up will appear “Do you want to allow this web page to access your clipboard” if you allow access then only this website access your data copied to clipboard otherwise not. So Windows vista takes care of this problem itself.

Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C

Using Windows XP, 2000:
But if you re using windows other than Windows vista i.e Windows XP, 2000 then you can easily tweak this problem.

  • Open Internet options
  • Select security tab
  • Choose custom level
  • And in security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via scripts.

Now you can easily do Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V safely. Just joking………..nothing is there i.e. Blogger ID and Password.

Create rounded corners image in Adobe Photoshop- Very easy
August 26, 2007, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

 Prism 7900 rectangular image

Rounded corners images look very good and beautiful give an edge over rectangular images and very easy to create rounded corner image from a rectangular image. The only thin you need is Adobe Photoshop. So lets get started.

Open image in Adobe Photoshop. To create rounded corners select the Rounded Rectangle Tool from Tool palette.

Rounded Rectangle tool

Now go to the radius option and give radius in Pixels more the radius more will be the rounded corners and then select the shape layers option if it is not selected.Create rounded corners image in Adobe - Very ease Now draw the rounded rectangle on the image. You will see rectangle filled by color go to fill slider and make it zero to show beneath image.

Create rounded corners image in Adobe - Very ease

Now in Path palette and right click and choose Make Selection. In Make selection box let the everything default and click OK.

Now you will see that rounded rectangle turned in to a selection.

Create rounded corners image in Adobe- Very ease

Final step go to edit menu choose Copy Merged and press ctrl + N to open a new Adobe Photoshop document and increase the width and height of new document atleast by 3 pixels otherwise full rounded corners will not be visible this is happens because every time you open a document to paste something in it then Adobe Photoshop will open a new document of exact size of copied image, click Ok. Now you will see a neat and clean rounded corner image.

 Prism 7900 rectangular image

Google All Set to Trap Local Search Market in India
August 21, 2007, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Google Inc., the world’s largest Internet company is all set to capture the local search market in India. It has started building a huge database of local infirmation such as restaurants, shopping centres, eating joints, businesses recreation centres etc in various cities and towns spread across India.
The world’s largest company aims at a larger share in the “Local market search” in India, which is the fastest growing market in India.
As per research, the majoirty of internet users search for the information which is related to local restaurants, martkets, eating joints, businesses etc. for which not much of information is available on the net.
Most importantly, the information that will be hosted by Google on Indian local market will be reliable as the company will be verifying each information so hosted by sending its executives to verify the location, street etc.
So, very soon the local search is all set to become more exciting and informative.