Fun Time

This site has compiled some of the worst album covers ever. Some of them are really cool.

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Here’s clever Burger King ad.

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And here’s an awesome Durex ad.

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This one is really good. A flow chart to solve every screw-up.

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And this one proves why studying is unnecessary.

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Amazing Photo Gallery

insect.jpgWow! This guy, who calls himself LordV, has a fantastic photo gallery in Flickr. He says all images are taken in his garden. I say just check it out.

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BrainDrop: Another Fine Online Puzzle Game

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I liked this game. A very simple idea executed in a clever way. In BrainDrop you can move each row to left or right (in a limited way). The idea is to drop the gold ball while keeping the other balls safe.

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Fun & Instructive Online Videos

Here are few titles I’ve watched and enjoyed recently. I’d say their instructional value is immense. Most of them are from Google TechTalks.

Guy Kawasaki: The Art Of The Start

Great info, great presentation. I found ex-Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki quite funny, too. I recommend you to watch most of the videos below in your spare time but for this one, The Art Of The Start, you’d better spare some time.

Human Computation

I found this one instructive. Many good points on how human brain works and how computers cannot match (at least, not yet) with human brain.

All Marketers Are Liars

The title pretty says it all. The presenter Seth Godin makes some fine points on marketing and why Google’s way of things has been so successful up to now and what challanges they may face.

The Elegant Universe
These 3 are about quantum physics. I don’t how they come to google video since they’re commercial documentaries. Anyhow, if you like science, if quantum physics is of your interest (even the tiniest bit) or if you just want to see something awesome then just check them out. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Part 1: Einstein’s Dream

Part 2: String’s The Thing

Part 3: Welcome To The Eleventh Dimension

How To Save Google Videos

Do you know how to save those low quality google videos as avi files to your hard drives? Here’s how you do it:

For this example I’ll be doing Elegant Universe: Part 3 – Welcome To The eleventh Dimension. First go to the video page. When the page loads find the button which says “Download” as shown below:

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Click that button, some options will appear and at the same time a download confirmation will come, hit cancel and click “Manually download the video”.

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Now, save the file which should have a .gvp extension. Open it with Notepad. You will see something like this:

# download the free Google Video Player from http://video.google.com/
gvp_version:1.1
url:http://vp.video.google.com/videodownload?version=0&secureurl=wAA
AAPs1E9GWqoTq6vJKMJePOvDnCbjb9pVNoCd8WRX02GGP_6mbIKck
b__XZFrUrgqtIEPcwAbrVzD5vwXwjBC3neQTgwknXsLtgxfPcn-rjJv4GM
GveyprmYoNHNWdZWJgqgK-bjAL6gZm6DofmDo9Gj3WZvTidP4agGAyGL
s-Tp5oEKK_qVCW0y74OB82uN29MovzJJ_J_dfZlL22jEdc9g5Tc4kQekOsZL
PTe_Z21utNDAfE_rzEDodc7PPPcgFBiWuPT_GyS-X0x52cekcLwQY&sigh=Py
QV2SWHbOFxM3m-wreosQjqyvE&begin=0&len=3276506&docid=525337147
5737693133
docid:5253371475737693133duration:3276506
title:The Elegant Universe Part 3 – Welcome to the 11th Dimension
description:Welcome to the 11th Dimension,” shows how in 1995 Edward Witten of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, aided by others, revolutionized string theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory that is cryptically named “M-theory,” a development which required a total of eleven dimensions.
description:
description:Ten…eleven…who’s counting? But the new eleventh dimension is different from all the others, since it implies that strings can come in higher dimensional shapes called membranes, or “branes” for short. These have truly science-fiction-like qualities, since in principle they can be as large as the universe. A brane can even be a universe—a parallel universe—and we may be living on one right now

Now, the bit you need is the one in blue color (which holds true for all; start from “http” part till end of first “docid”). Select that bit and paste it into your browser or, preferably, download manager. These links do not support resume so beware.

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Knuttz.net

I’ve got a feeling that this guy knows how to set up a decent audio system.

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I’ve come across this image set in Knuttz. Knuttz is one of those sites that you may wish to pay a visit whenever you feel bored. They compile images and post them in sets (many of them supplied by visitors). The categories are limitless; whatever interesting comes along.

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Jajuk: Great Free Music Organizer

Well, the topic should have been “Great Free Music Organizer And Much More” since that’s what Jajuk really is. An excellent UI, tons of features, multi platform and free. Perfect. Just look at these screenshots and you’ll get the whole idea.

You may also want to read this interview with the creator of this awesome project.

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Autopatcher: All Windows Updates Bundled

This is a must download for each and every Windows XP user. The number of patches Microsoft released since SP2 is…a lot (I think about 300). It’s just a pain in the back to deal with them each time you re-install your Windows XP. It gets worse if your internet connection is not good enough. 

From time to time, a friend of mine decides to format his/her drive and asks for assistance. Quite often, the only thing that bothers me are those updates.

And here comes the ultimate solution: AutoPatcher.

In short, Autopatcher is a free bundled package which includes all the windows updates (both critical and non-critical) as well as other add-ons like TweakUI and additional components like IE7 or Windows Media Player 11.

After you download Autopatcher you need to extract the files which take some time due to the big download file (around 350MB with all updates and other things). When the installation is complete, you can run AutoPatcher to update the system, and choose to add a desktop and/or start menu icon.

Let me repeat myself about these updates in general. I don’t recommend built-in Windows Update feature. Just dangerous. Never ever install “Windows Genuine Advantage”. It’s a spyware. Period.

Let’s end where we started: This is a must download for each and every Windows XP user.

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