Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Webmaster's Who Didn't Think About Their URL

Here's a list of some funny URLs, where the designer didn't think about how people would read the name of the site:

1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous:

2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views:

3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:

4) Need a therapist?

5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

6) Gas central heating anyone?

7) New to Milan and you need electric light? Why not sign up on-line with


Great List of Free Proxy Servers

Here is a great list of Free Proxy Servers for the majority of people trying to bypass their school or business's filters. Also used to surf the web anonymously.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pandora - Discover Music Free

What is Pandora?? Well, Pandora is the music discovery service that helps you find new music that you'll love. Create custom stations based on your music tastes. Try it for free. I absolutely love this service, and I have already discovered new bands I would have never known about.

Check it out here.


Monday, November 21, 2005

Awesome Free Flight Simulator

Here is a great open source flight sim called Flight Gear. Flight Gear is a free flight simulator project. It is being developed through the gracious contributions of source code and spare time by many talented people from around the globe.

Check it out here.


Saturday, November 19, 2005

Blockbuster Hack: One Month Free Code

Anyone can use the promotion code "bbstore" to get a free month trial of Blockbuster Online. It's a promotion code for employees, but they don't check to see if you are actually an employee or not.

Check it out here.


2005 Black Friday Deals

What is Black Friday?? Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. Many consider it the "official" beginning to the Christmas shopping season. The "black" in the name comes from the standard accounting practice of using red ink to denote negative values (i.e., losses) and black ink to denote positive values (profits). Black Friday is the day when retailers traditionally get back "in the black" after operating "in the red" for the previous months.

Here is a website that lists the prices of many retailers on Black Friday. Typically this stuff is secret, and is never revealed till that day. In fact the guy got a ceist and desist order from several companies who were pissed off thier prices were leaked to the net. ;)

Check it out here.


Google Maps: Bounty Hunter

Locate wanted items and other services via google maps.

Check it out here.


Find Free Music on the Web

I know I have listed ways of finding free music goodies before, but I figured I would consolodate them into one post and add some new ones I have discovered.

I know I have showed you various ways of doing a google search to find the mp3's you like, but here it is again in case you forgot:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) "Van Halen"
Replace “Van Halen” with the artist, genre or keyword of your liking.

Singing Fish
If you don’t want to mess around with nutty Google operators, check out Singing Fish, an exclusively audio and video search engine. See most popular searches and easily filter by file type and duration. Check out the site here

Webjay is a playlist community. Webjay users create lists of songs that exist all over the Web in different formats. Browse around Webjay playlists and play them in a variety of music players - from Winamp to iTunes to RealPlayer. Check out the site here. social bookmarks
Bookmark aggregator filters its bookmarks by filetype - which means will give you a page of audio files, will give you a page of MP3’s, and will give you a page of MP3’s tagged mashup. You can play music directly on the page or subscribe to audio in iTunes and get new songs automatically using iTunes’ Podcasting feature.

Amazon’s Top Free Music downloads
updates every six hours with DRM-free and legal tracks Amazon users like the most. This previously-mentioned Greasemonkey script will make DL’ing the Amazon tunes easier for Firefox users.

MP3 blogs
Tons of music bloggers post MP3’s for download almost daily. Here is a list of some of them:

Tofu Hut

Once you find the MP3 blogs that you like, download songs from them automatically. Command-line lover Jeff Veen has a great method using the wget utility to fetch audio files listed on web sites you specify in a text file. Check out his instructions on how to wget new music every day. Also, The Hype Machine is an MP3 blog aggregator that gathers all the audio links on MP3 blogs into one place.


5 Great Freeware Apps for the iPod

Even though I do not have an iPod nor do I plan on buying one just yet, I know allot of you do out there. Here is a short little list of 5 applications that will make your iPod work for you.

Take a look at the program’s name and then look at it spelled backwards, you got it, it’s like iTunes, but does the opposite, it syncs files off your iPod and sends them to your computer. There are many good reasons that someone would have to transfer music from their iPod back to their computer. There are many good ways to do it, too. Senuti is the only alternative that will give you the power and convenience that you need, wrapped in an interface that is extremely easy to use since it resembles iTunes itself.

iPodBackup is a shell script-turned-application (via Platypus) that backs up your home folder to your iPod using the open source backup utility rsync. Combine it with Automator and you have fully automated incremental backups to your iPod, for free! You can customize a list of items to be excluded by simply dragging-and-dropping them onto the app.

Book2Pod is a utility to format large text documents so they can be read on an iPod using the built-in note reader capabilities. It supports documents larger than the 4KB per note limit of the note reader, and makes the 1000 note limit easier to live with. It also lets you organize your collection of electronic books and supports services.

MovieToGo is a simple batch processing application for converting QuickTime movies into iPod friendly 320×240 H.264 movie files. The Macintosh program, available as freeware from the Digigami web site

iPod-Linux Installers
4th Gen iPods
3rd Gen or older
The goal of these projects is to create an easy to use GUI program that enables Mac OS X user with iPods to install Linux on HFS+ formatted iPods while still allowing users to keep and use the Apple Supplied OS. When installed you can boot into either Linux or the original iPod software. Linux will add higher recording capabilities to your iPod and also a tons of programs, games and extras. Here are a few of the items Linux adds to your iPod, a recording program, calendar, calculator, Invaders, iPobble, Lights, Mine Sweep, Othello, Pong, Tetris, TicTacToe, TuxChess, Steroids, Cube, Matrix and others. Sometimes installation can be hit or miss, but the finished product is worth the effort.


OS X 10.4.3 for Intel x86 Cracked

According to post #325 in this forum thread, the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for OS X 10.4.3 Intel has been cracked. 10.4.3 has a significant speed improvement over 10.4.1 (Up to 75% faster). It is rumored that a bootable installation DVD should emerge soon. Apple's TPM security doesn't seem to be working very well as this release was cracked within 2 weeks.

I will look for a copy online, if anyone wants to try this out on an machine they have kicking around. :)


Friday, November 18, 2005

What The Font Service

Ever wanted to find a font just like the one used by certain publications, corporations, or ad campaigns? Well now you can, using the WhatTheFont font recognition system. Upload a scanned image of the font and instantly find the closest matches in thier database.

Try it out here.


Meebo - "Online Chat Application"

Meebo is an online chat client that allows you to connect to all the popular chat protocals. Why would you need this, well it is great for all those companies that have IT block the protocal ports. Here at work for instance, they only allow Yahoo to be used, but using Meebo I can connact to all the other chat protocals at once and use Port 80 to chat with my family and friends anyways. Don't let the man keep you down :)

Check it out here.


Google Maps Web Cam Locator

Here is a cool application of the Google Maps API. It allows you to Geolocate webcams online.

Check it out here


Online Police Scanners

Here is a great list of websites that allow you to listen to Police scanners from some major citys online. It is fun to see what is going on in the big apple. Check them out here:

NYPD - Live Police Scanner

KY - Several to choose from

Eufaula, AL - Live Police Scanner

Orlando, FL - Live Police Scanner

Here are some other scanner sites you may want to check out as well:

APL's Radio Scanning Zone

John's Police Scanner Website

Police Fire and Ems Live - Police Fire and Ems scanner site


Saturday, November 12, 2005

HTTrack Website Copier

How many times have you wanted to grab a website for offline viewing, maybe its an e-book you would like to read on the train or a website you want to backup for personal use. Well here is a FREE little utility that will let you do just that.

Check it out here.


The Men Commandments

Here is a great list of commandments all Men should follow!! And By the way Mike I strongly disagree with Number 7 :)

1.) It is ok for a Man to cry under the following circumstances:

- When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
- The moment Angelina Jolie starts unbuttoning her blouse.
- After wrecking your boss' car.
- One hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds into "The Crying Game".
- When she is using her teeth.

2.) Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his friends.

3.) Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

4.) If you've known a Man for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever, unless you actually marry her.

5.) Moaning about the brand of free beer in a friend's fridge is forbidden. Complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

6.) No Man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another Man. In fact, even remembering your friend's birthday is strictly optional.

7.) On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

8.) When stumbling upon other men watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who's playing.

9.) It is permissible to drink a fruity alcopop drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless supermodel...and it's free.

10.) Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another Man in the nuts.

11.) Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.

12.) Friends don't let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

13.) If a Man's fly is down, that's his problem, you didn't see anything.

14.) Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

15.) A Man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

16.) Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both - that's just mean.

17.) If you compliment a Man on his six-pack, you'd better be talking about his choice of beer.

18.) Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she's withholding sex pending your response.

19.) Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another Man while lifting weights:

- Yeah, Baby, Push it!
- C'mon, give me one more! Harder!
- Another set and we can hit the showers!

20.) Never talk to a Man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.

21.) Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

22.) The morning after you and a girl who was formerly "just a friend" have carnal drunken monkey sex, the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason not to nail her again before the discussion about what a big mistake it was.

23.) There is no reason for guys to watch Men's Ice Skating or Men's Gymnastics. Ever.

24.) When you are queried by a buddy's wife, girlfriend, mother, father, priest, shrink, dentist, accountant, or dog walker, you need not and should not provide any useful information whatsoever as to his whereabouts. You are permitted to deny his very existence.

25.) You may exaggerate any anecdote told in a bar by 50 percent without recrimination; beyond that, anyone within earshot is allowed to call 'BULLSHIT!'.

Exception: When trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration rate rises to 400 percent.

26.) The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another guy who's running late is 5 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 babe scale.

27.) Agreeing to distract the ugly friend of a hot babe that your buddy is trying to hook up with is your legal duty. Should you get carried away with your good deed and end up having sex with the beast, your pal is forbidden to speak of it, even at your bachelor party.

28.) Before dating a buddy's "ex", you are required to ask his permission and he in return is required to grant it.

29.) The universal compensation for buddies who help you move is beer.

30.) A Man must never own a cat or like his girlfriend's cat.

31.) When your girlfriend/wife expresses a desire to fix her whiney friend up with your pal, you may give her the go-ahead only if you'll be able to warn your buddy and give him time to prepare excuses about joining the priesthood.

32.) If a buddy is out-numbered, out-Manned, or too drunk to fight, you must jump into the fight.

Exception: If within the last 24 hours his actions have caused you to think, "What this guy needs is a good ass-whoopin.", then you may sit back and enjoy.

33.) If a buddy is already singing along to a song in the car, you may not join him...too gay.

34.) Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

35.) When a buddy is trying to hook up, you may sabotage him only in a manner that gives you no chance of hooking up either.

36.) Before allowing a drunken friend to cheat on his girl, you must attempt one intervention. If he is able to get on his feet, look you in the eye, and deliver a "FUCK OFF!" You are absolved of your of responsibility.

37.) Never, EVER slap or smack another Man.

38.) A Man is never allowed to talk to his mother on the phone while at a bar. This is especially true if said conversation is preventing him from taking his shot during a game of pool.


Thursday, November 03, 2005

1500+ E-books from Microsoft

Yes believe it or not Microsoft took a break from trying to take over the world and is offering 1500+ ebooks online for free. Just follow the link below and search the listing of what's available. Many are timeless classics we read in H.S. english class as kids.

Check it out here.

+dwebb - New mp3 tagging

Hmmm...This is an intresting onine adaptation. the online social bookmarking site now allows users to tag mp3's it seems for playback and download. Just another way to share music and tell the RIAA to go F...CK themselves ;)

Check it out here.


Klipfolio - RSS Dashboard

Klipfolio is a great small desktop dashboard that reads all your RSS feeds. It is totally skinable and uses little CPU resources. You can customize it and add your own favorite feeds or pick from a huge selection on their website.

Check it out here.


Take control of traffic and security cameras

Here is another one of my favorite Google hacks. It allows you to search for unsecure security cameras and take control of them thru the web. By using the "liveapplet" search, you can find several links that will take you to unsecure camreas that have their control interafce online for anyone to use. Kinda scary when u think of it ;)

Check it out here.