July 31, 2012

FirefoxOS, test it on your Windows/macOs/linux

Firefox OS is the new mobile OS from Mozilla...

Firefox OS consists of 3 basic software layers: 
  • Gonk (kernal, HAL, and low-level components
  • Gecko (rendering engine, web APIs)
  • and Gaia (HTML5 User interface layer).       
Would you try it in your pc?

Do you want the easy way? Go here http://cloud.github.com/downloads/sihorton/b2g-desktop-profile-installer/b2g-gaia-desktop.exe

or.... (let's try this):

Download the B2G packet from this page:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/b2g/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/

choose your build version (linux, mac, win...):

Download only the 14 MB file!

July 27, 2012

Downloading Left 4 Dead 2


Yes, is not a recent game, but...is not even that old.
I wanted so much to own it and play it so I took advantage of discounts on Steam.
Waiting for download... 13 GB with 80kb/s, oh my god... it will never end!

July 26, 2012

Borderless Windows theme...

borderless windows
Theme applied!
Do you remember 3rd party themes on Windows?
If you forgot about them follow this link (second part):
http://www.lollercoasterlab.com/2011/09/customize-your-windows.html

Do you remember? You need to patch with Universal Theme Patcher and then put these files in the themes directory:  C:\Windows\Resources\Themes 
and then Personalize > apply the theme.

Now we install this theme with no-border (apparently), download it:
http://www.everplexmedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16

and put it in the Themes directory. Apply and enjoy.

The borders are present, but there is no line, so it's only "blur". A bad thing in this theme (imho) is the black skin applied on the taskbar... it's a bit strange, but... try it!

July 25, 2012

LeoCAD, cad with Lego bricks!

LeoCAD is a CAD program that can be used to create virtual LEGO models. It has an easy to use interface and currently features over 4000 different pieces created by the  LDraw community.
Yep, it's oooooold, but it's funny.

Let's try it!


There're a bunch of elements, that is good, but there're no grids and assembling is a bit difficult.
There are multiple views and the possibility to animate your scene!

Download for Windows and Linux:
http://www.leocad.org/trac

July 21, 2012

WinSplit: a windows tiling manager for Windows

If you are looking for a good windows manager... try WinSplit!


Features:

  • Automated window handling (resize, move, reorganize, close tasks)
  • Shape - process association
  • Global hotkeys and clickable virtual numpad
  • Automatic startup
  • Automatic update
  • Moving a window with mouse (drag'n'go)
  • Hotkey configure
  • Layout configure
  • Fusion between 2 windows
  • Minimize/Restore by hotkey
  • Mosaic mode

Download: http://winsplit-revolution.com/download

July 16, 2012

New Ms Office - Preview


Trying... it seems very fluid and the new graphic style is very beautiful.
The Ribbon menu can be hidden and there are new flat icons.

Try it now: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-office-preview

July 14, 2012

Windows 8 : go to desktop after login


There are a few ways to load the Desktop after the login (or simply the boot) of Windows 8.

Do you remember Start8? No? Check 

In the new version it adds a very useful feature:


New in v0.87, July 2012
  • - Automatically load your Windows desktop on login (vs the start screen)

Another way is using Task Scheduler.
Start Task Scheduler (Control Panel > Computer Management > click Task Scheduler in the left sidebar) and in the right sidebar click "Create Basic Task" or "Create Task".


The "Basic task" wizard is more easy (but less configurable), you can select it.

In the first tab write a name like "Boot 2 Desktop" and a description if you want. Click Next.
In the trigger tab select "When I log on". Click Next.
In the action tab select "Start a program", click Next and in the Program/Script textbox write "explorer" without quotes.
Click Next and click Finish.

Et voilĂ .

The only problem is that a Library window appears.
PS: after the login, the Metro Start Screen appears and after a few seconds the Desktop appears.
You can delay this action in the "Delay" setting in the task settings.
This trick works in the 8400 build.

July 12, 2012

[Nostalgia] Playstation 2 #1

I'm rediscovering the old charm of the Playstation 2, we see what I can bring home ... for now I'm having fun with Shinobi II.


I'm making a list of must-have titles ...



July 11, 2012

D-Fend Reloaded: play and organize old DOS games on Windows

D-Fend Reloaded screen

If you have the newer Windows versions but you want to play old Dos games the only good way is to use DosBox to emulate a complete (old) computer.
D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DosBox and it helps you to organize your games.

Features?

  • Games can be installed from zip files without any configuration..
  • D-Fend Reloaded may be installed in a portable operation mode (for USB-Sticks etc.).
  • Besides DOSBox you can also use ScummVM as emulator.
  • Also Windows-based games can be managed in D-Fend Reloaded.
  • With the integrated Bochs-FAT-Image-Creator you may create floppy and harddisk images to be used with DOSBox directly from the D-Fend Reloaded GUI.
  • D-Fend Reloaded can create images from CDs and floppy disks which can be used as drives in DOSBox.
  • Screenshots
  • Update checker...

More: http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/Features.html

You can download it here:
http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/index.html

PS: There are some packages like Adventure package, action games package etc...

In action with a good old classic... Alone in the dark:


July 10, 2012

July 9, 2012

How to schedule a shutdown on Windows

Sometimes could be useful shutdown Windows at certain time... there are many ways:

Command method:



Open a command prompt as administrator and write:

 shutdown -s -t SECONDS

where SECONDS are the time in seconds to the shutdown (remember 3600 seconds = 1 hour)

 shutdown -a 

to reset and delete the countdown.
When you set/delete the shutdown a pop-up notification notices you.
The -f option to force programs to close is useless in this case because if -t is set with a value >0 -f is implied.

Task scheduler:
Press Win and search for "schedule task" to start Task Scheduler. You can create a new task to shutdown the pc at a certain time. Use basic task wizard.



Other softwares:
There are tons of tools for this task... I suggest you Simple Shutdown Scheduler


http://sourceforge.net/projects/sshutdown/

Remember: with the Command method you can shutdown remote pcs too!

July 7, 2012

There will be no Internet blackout


Apocalypse! No, don't worry


Runs on the net the news that on Monday the Internet users will be overshadowed by problems caused by a virus called Dns Changer.

But DNS Changer is an old treat : http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2011/11/how-the-most-massive-botnet-scam-ever-made-millions-for-estonian-hackers/   so if you have an antivirus and your aren't a totally noob you are safe.

July 3, 2012

RaspberryPI Lego case #1

Ispired by http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1354
I found my old Lego pieces ('80s) and ...


for my future RaspBerryPI... :P
Yep, it's dirty, it needs a wash.
Web server, multimedia center, etc... the RBPi can do different things... what does your RBPi?

July 2, 2012

Flash on Android? Goodbye...


However, with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case, as we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options.  There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1.

and

Beginning August 15th we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th.

Apple clearly had in the past prevented the use of Flash in its mobile devices, but remember that at that time there was not yet a replacement technology such as the current HTML5 and Android users, however, had always a choice.

https://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2012/06/flash-player-and-android-update.html

Yeah, surely there are tricks and tweaks for Flash on 4.1 8-)

PS: I forgot, you can try A4.1... http://www.redmondpie.com/download-and-install-android-4.1-jelly-bean-on-galaxy-nexus-gsm-how-to-tutorial/

Super Mario Balotelli time (7 images)




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