Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dropbox - Simplify your life

The Days of emailing files and pictures to yourself are over now, because of dropbox.

Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily, today announced an even easier way for people to instantly share the things that matter most, with just a link. Now documents, photos, and videos can be shared simply by creating and sending a link to friends, family, or colleagues, whether they are Dropbox users or not. 

"We're always looking for ways to make life easier and solve the basic problems people face everyday," said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. "Sending files has always been a painful process, but now with Dropbox, sharing with friends, family, and colleagues is effortless." 

Dropbox links allow people to easily view documents, photos, and videos in a beautiful full-browser display without any setup. Business presentations, home movies, and even entire folders can be opened and viewed instantly without having to sign in, download anything, or open files separately.

How it works

From the Dropbox desktop, web, and mobile applications, the "Get link" button generates a unique link to a file or folder. The link can then be quickly sent to another person. For Dropbox users, opening a link will provide the option to instantly save the file to their Dropbox.
"Today we're excited to add instant sharing to Dropbox," said Jeff Bartelma, Director of Products. "We've simplified the process of sending files to just a few seconds and eliminated the need for email attachments."

 Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. Today, more than 50 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Instrutables - Share what you make!

Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others. Read more about the history...

 Instructables is a pretty cool site, has lots of guides on how to make a ton of things, from a 20' Geodesic Dome Greenhouse to a Rainbow Swirl Cake or even a Howitzer Potato Cannon to rain down hell upon your neighbors. BOOM ARTILLERY!

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Because newer is not always better!

Sometimes upgrading to a newer version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the options you liked are no longer available. OldVersion has been supplying the online community with old versions of various programs since 2001. The service is utilized by thousands of users every day and has been featured in newspapers and magazines as well as on radio and television. 

OldVersion has several objectives. One is to discourage the use of spyware by software companies. Also known as adware, these hidden programs come bundled with certain applications and secretly transmit user information via the Internet to advertisers. It is sometimes possible to avoid spyware by downloading an older version of a program. Use OldVersion and show the industry your dissatisfaction with these types of business practices.

OldVersion assists computer users who are unable to continually upgrade their computer. Those who find that their machine is not able to run the latest version of a certain application have no choice but to use an old version of the program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of software companies do not offer this opportunity. We are doing our small part to help bridge the digital divide by allowing everyone to enjoy the same software titles regardless of their hardware.

We believe that every computer user has the right to use a version of the product that he or she is most comfortable with, not the one dictated by the software developer, so we provide access to the files that are no longer obtainable. BulletProof Software is one company that recognized this right and helped us to build our archive. One day, we hope to see both small companies and major corporations with their very own, easy-to-find old version section.

Lastly, there is a need to archive cultural artifacts. If software is allowed to disappear into the past, a piece of history is lost. People must have access to this data in order to understand the direction of computer industry and civilization as a whole. 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Let's Try this again.

So I've been indulging in a bit of sloth lately.
Going to work on that.

Figuratively of course, I mean c'mon Diablo III just came out. But I will try to stick to only 1 game.

Plans now are to work on going to college.

Trying to decide between something based with computers, mechanics, or business management.

On a side note check out Tyler Shields. He is a pretty interesting artist I found, based out of LA.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

KSG Sawdust Rocket Stove

In many developing countries there are large amounts of waste sawdust from timber processing. The sawdust can not be reliably burned in normal stoves or open fires, but a stove design by the Kisangani Smith Group (KSG) of Tanzania allows it to be used as a fuel for cooking. In 2008 KSG won an Ashden Award for their work on the sawdust rocket stove.

The stove is cylindrical, about 420 mm tall and 270 mm in diameter, with feet to raise it off the ground. The lid of the stove has a heat-spreader and pot support, and at one side an entry port at the base serves as the air inlet. This inlet also allows a small amount of wood to be introduced, which is useful for getting the stove started and sometimes for controlling the burn rate as well.

The heat spreader, mounted on the lid of the stove, has a complex shape to direct heat over the whole of the pot base and prevents localised heating. The lid fits tightly over the cylindrical stove body, and a serrated flange on the underside of this lid sinks into the sawdust and prevents hot gases from escaping sideways.

A pole guide, used for filling the stove, is welded in the centre of the cylindrical cavity. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cause all I do is win win win

So, it would seem I'm a tad late on the Charlie Sheen craze, however I would still like to address it.

Regarding this video in particular.

Here are a few quotes and my responses

"I am on a drug, its called 'CHARLIE SHEEN.' It's not available because, if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body... Too much?"

Personally I loved this quote, although it seems like something me and my friends would've came up with in middle school while joking around.

"Stuff just comes out, and its fun, and its entertaining, and its different than all the other garbage people are spewing, ya know?"

I think hes just sick of the norm, hes made it big and hes enjoying it.

"I have one speed,I have one geer, 'GO'"

This makes me believe hes trying too hard to embrace the 'party like a rockstar' mentality

I’m different. I have a different constitution. I have a different brain. I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man

Again, I think hes trying way too hard to get this rockstar image. Hes got the money and fame. Hes partying and living it up, enjoying what he has earned, which i respect him for. However he seems to be under the false impression that he is bulletproof. You cant live this way and expect to survive.

And to him I would say; Enjoy it. Live your life to the fullest, however If drugs and sleep deprivation, and other forms of abusing your body are your means of doing so. Don't expect it to last. Your body is not built to handle that sort of stress.

Tell me what you think.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Music Time - What are you listening to?

Just a taste of what I'm listening to, what are you jamming to tonight?