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Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Frets on Fire

August 10, 2006

Remember GuitarFreaks? Part of the Bemani arcade series, those simulated instruments? If you loved those, then you’ll love Frets on Fire. Created by Unreal Voodoo, a group of talented Finnish people, this game rocks big time. At first I thought gameplay would be similar to Stepmania, Dance-Dance Revolution ported to PC, because afterall, I don’t […]

Reinstall

July 8, 2006

After reinstalling my Windows XP a couple of times, I’ve decided to make a list of programs I usually install first. Although I have these applications backed-up in a CD, sometimes it’s just not the latest version, so I’ve re-created the list, and bookmarked their official download site into del.icio.us, in hope that I’ll always […]

RSSOwl

March 19, 2006

If you saw my previous post about NewsAlloy, then you’ll know I’m currently searching for a couple of RSS aggregator, be it web-based or standalone application. Yesterday while browsing through Opensourcewindows.org, I’ve bumped into RSSOwl. RSSOwl is a Java-based aggregator which is not only good-looking, but also cross-platform compatible (Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris). Because […]

ViewMyCurrency Firefox Extension

February 17, 2006

I’ve always done my currency conversion either using a standalone application, or visiting XEUCC, which is quite a hassle. Today while reading downloadsquad, Jordan posted a very useful Firefox extension, ViewMyCurrency. ViewMyCurrency is a Firefox extension that I wrote to automatically convert web pages with foreign currencies into my own currency. It recognises many major […]

flickr and WEBIMAGER

February 17, 2006

Flickr and WEBIMAGER is a nifty little application which allows you to take screenshots and upload them instantly to flickr. Although I can’t seem to find a way to screencap the application itself, and somehow it will always hide my desktop applications such as RKLauncher and Rainlendar. But of course, a simple PrintScreen and paste […]

Stellarium

February 8, 2006

It’s kinda hard to see the stars around here in Taiwan, perhaps the weather pollution is too high? The last time I saw the nightsky full of stars was in Yogyakarta, Indonesia back when I was still in highschool. Yes, it’s beautiful. Anyways, Stellarium is a great piece of software for those of you who […]

iTunes Skin with Multi-Plugin 2.2

January 15, 2006

For those of you who’s wondering on how to make iTunes skinnable… You’re going to need the latest version of multi-plugin by localhost. It’s an excellent plugin with other features than just skinning iTunes. I’ve used it mainly to reduce memory usage when iTunes is minimized. Get it here and install it. If you’re using […]

Firefox 1.5 & Quicktime

January 13, 2006

Lately I’m having problems with my Firefox and Quicktime. Everytime I load a quicktime audio/video file within Firefox, the browser freezes up for a minute or two. But I can still the audio playing. At first I thought I had too many extensions installed. Disabling most of them did not work, starting Firefox with a […]

Skinning KlipFolio 3 Beta

January 11, 2006

On my previous post about KlipFolio 3 Beta, notice how yummy the interface looks? I couldn’t resist skinning it myself, so I’ve tried dissecting parts of the skin, and found out that their latest version’s skin depends mainly on the definition file (*.skin). Here’s a quick graph I’ve made, giving some basic rundown on their […]

Adobe Lightroom

January 11, 2006

A couple of days ago over at arstechnica, I’ve read an article that said Adobe’s announcing Lightroom, which focuses on RAW image processing and batch conversion, said to be a direct competitor to Apple’s Aperture. And the public beta is now available for download. Although I haven’t got the chance to even try Aperture, but […]