Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New iPod Shuffle Released

Apple redesigned their infamous iPod shuffle to now worlds smallest MP3 player. Holy shit, this one is really cute! The size is just slightly bigger than a thumb, aluminum body with a clip, reasonable prices of only $79 and come in 1 GB of storage. Only that operating system requirement; it need Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later. Why not XP Service Pack 1? I'm just confused! Apart from that, I like it. I've long been looking for a player that should be cool, light and not that expensive. I will sure buy this shuffle if only I ain't broke:)

For more features and specifications

Friday, September 08, 2006

Google News Archive Search

Google has launched the news archive search service recently. This is to search the old news articles from multiple sources on world wide web. How old? As old as 200 years of news, it's amazing, and very useful tool indeed.

"The goal here is to be able to explore history as it unfolded," said Anurag Acharya, an engineer at Google and one of the team behind the project.

"It's fascinating to see how people's attitudes and emotions have changed through time."

I have searched the news about U Aung san in 1947 timelines and got to the article "End of Bogyoke" on on which it's described how Bogyoke was assassinated in details at that times.

Source : BBC News

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Multi-style Labels

I have added Multi-style labels to side bar. My credit go to Ramani at Hackosphere. You will find a couple of neat and flawless hacks for Blogger beta there.
And another two good hacks I've implemented are Converting to 3-column template and adding icon to every post. Cool!

Zidane headbutting mystery solved

41869338zidane270fp6.jpgZidane headbutting mystery has been solved after Materazzi reveals what he actually told him at that mad moment in World Cup Final.
"I was tugging his shirt, he said to me 'if you want my shirt so much I'll give it to you afterwards,' I answered that I'd prefer his sister."

After saying those words, as you all know, the fella was suffered a powerful headbutt. [Link]

Read more @ BBC

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

International Thinking At Its Best!

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana's death.
Question: How come?
Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, (check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by Italian paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates's technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that use Taiwanese chips, and a Korean Monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicillian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals..

That, my friends, is Globalization!

Gallas threaten to score an own goal

40717336gallas203xt9.jpgI've come across this on BBC football news.
Chelsea say they sold William Gallas because he threatened to score an own goal if he was selected for their first game of the season.

Despite that Gallas denies, "I am surprised and shocked by these claims. I never said that I would score own goals if I had to play for Chelsea again".

Read more @ BBC

SanDisk's Sansa Base Station dock

SanDisk introduce base station dock for Sansa e200 and c200 series MP3 players. This dock will turn your player into home audio jukebox. Though it's not on the market yet. They say it's expected to be available from retailers in the U.S. and Europe by October. The estimated prize will be $70.
The device allows users to dock a player, connect to and play audio content through an external entertainment system instead of a headphone, operate the player with a remote control, automatically charge the internal batteries of the c200 and e200 players, and transfer data between the player and a PC.

The Sansa Base Station comes with a power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, RCA audio cable, remote control with battery and mechanical adapters for each of the three Sansa models.

Read more @
Found via Engadget

Monday, September 04, 2006

Singapore Joke

In Singapore, the majority of us live in Highly Dangerous Buildings (HDB),
And most people have already got used to Paying and Paying (PAP).
Not only do you have to pay, you Pay Until Bankrupt (PUB).
If that's not enough, somebody still Purposely Wants to Dig (PWD) and get more from you.
So what more can you do when you are in the Money Only Environment (MOE)?
With the current Mad Accounting System (MAS), you are forced to Pay the Sum Ahead (PSA),
Which will leave some people Permanently Owing Some Banks (POSB).
And forced to live on the Loan Techniques Always (LTA) system.
When you fall sick and happen to be admitted to a Money Operating Hospital (MOH),
You might be able to use your Cash Prior to Funeral (CPF) fund.
If you are out of luck, you may meet doctors who Never Use Heart (NUH) to treat you,
And you will be Sure to Give up Hope (SGH).
To help ease the traffic, motorists have to pay Cash On Expressway (COE).
If that doesn't help, they can always Eternally Raise Prices (ERP) on the roads.
If you don't own a car, you can always make a Mad Rush to the Train (MRT),
OR get squashed in a bus Side By Side (SBS).
Lastly, under all these pressures, there are not many places we can relax,
Not even the good old place we used to go because it has become
So Expensive and Nothing To See Actually (SENTOSA)!!!

I got this joke from a forwarded email. It will be more hilarious, if you have some knowledge of Singapore.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Samsung YP-MP3 Mini Boombox

This chunky Samsung YP-MP3 Mini Boombox will not as much Fancy as iPod Nano to hang around town. Though it's still portable, stylish and so desirable for those who like to show off their new fuzzy gadgets. Your friends will be amazed when they know how loud it can produce!
You know when there's some asshole talking on his cellphone in the library, and you just tell him to shut the hell up? It's about that loud, except it's not annoying. It's fucking great.

Sometime we just need to relax, every time your ears stuck with mp3 player is not good for health. Please don't listen to yourself, play for all!

Specification :

File support: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, JPG
Dimensions 98 x 47.5 x 18.1mm
Syncs with Plays for Sure
USB 2.0

Listening Time: 6 hours in speaker mode, 30 hours with ear buds
Charging Time: 5 hours by USB, 3 hours through AC Plug

Read more review @ Gizmondo

12-year old, owner of popular sports blog

Blogging is an easy job, even a kid can do, not just a mere one, I'm talking about a successful blog! That's right. The owner of one of America Online's most popular sports Web logs is 12. Well how I can say, I'm nothing compared to him. What drive me crazy is that this wonder kid Nick Barnowski don't know what the blog was all about before April, that is the month I started Zero Topic!

"I'm amazed - I mean, he's 12, and here he is talking back and forth with 30-year-olds. ... I'm happy for him. I really am." Those are the words from his happy mum, Maggie.
Visit Nick blog here.

Read more @ The Ann Arbor News
via : The Blogging Times

Friday, September 01, 2006

Latest EPL Transfer Before Deadline

Ashley Cole [Arsenal - Chelsea] £5m + William Gallas
Jose Antonio Reyes [Arsenal - Real Madrid]Loan
Julio Baptista [Real Madrid - Arsenal]Loan
Cygan [Arsenal - Villarreal] £2m
Carlos Tevez [Corinthians - West Ham] Undisclosed
Javier Mascherano [Corinthians - West Ham] Undisclosed
Pascal Chimbonda [Wigan - Tottenham] Undisclosed

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Editing HTML On Blogger Beta

Today Blogger Buzz update one more feature on Blogger beta that we can now edit HTML code in template, probably that's a second breaking news since their announcement on Blogger in beta. But be cautious before you open the template. You should learn first what is new in it.

One quick warning before you all dive in, though: The new template language is completely different from the old one. So even if you're used to working with classic templates, you'll need to learn some new tricks to directly edit the new templates for Layouts-enabled blogs.

Make youself well-known at Web2logo

Oops! my logo really stands out from the crowd! Logo is playing essential role to the success of the product or website. It means a lot because logo is brand. How people remember you and think about you. Some folks are insanely addicted to famous brand. But oh my God! you see how ugly my logo is, hopeless! Because I'm not good at design and lack of creativity so let be it, I can't help. This one is the best I can make of, hah.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say here is about It compiled the famous websites in order by tag and logo. You can digg, delicious and rate any website you like as usual, again phenomenon of web2.0, huh?

Web2logo via : Lifehacker

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

foobar2000 - the best freeware audio player

In quest of music player that can play all sort of audio files for my PC and it have to be light weight that consume less memory, so far Foobar2000 is the best I can find.

I have already installed a couple of bulky software. My roommate bought iPod and I have to keep iTunes for him to synchronize with his Nanno. Window media player automatically came with window XP installation. Real media and quick time are also installed, as my browser beg for me to download so that it can play media files associated with such players. Since I don't want to mess up with my friend's iTunes music library, I need another good player for my own use and Winamp have long been my favorite for that purpose. Now I switch to Foobar2000.

What's so special?

foobar2000 is an absolutely freeware audio player for Windows. You do not need to ( or have to ) upgrade to pro because there is only one available that is free version! foobar200 do not have fancy skins like Winamp, but hey.. it's still cool for me. I prefer much simpler and more powerful playlist. It produce high-quality audio output. I don't need AOL or SHOUTcast, Pandora is the best for me as far as on line radio are concerned.

One feature that lack in foobar2000 is that it doesn't support playing video file. Why bother? I don't need a bloated software just to play the songs I like. And I seldom watch a movie. After all those are the fact that make foobar2000 incredibly light.

Check out the quick look on their system requirement:

foobar2000 >> Windows 2000, XP / 32 MB RAM / 200 MHz, AMD K5 or Pentium or equivalent (500MHz Athlon or Pentium III recommended) / 5 MB Hard Disk Space

Winamp >> Windows 2000, XP / 128 MB RAM / 1.5 GHz Pentium IV or comparable / 30MB Hard Disk Space

If you still love Winamp and hesitate to get rid of it then you'd better not installed foobar200. They aren't mean to stay together in the same system. Even after you've set up foobar2000 as the default player for your audio files, Winamp is still fighting for his place in the background.

Features of foobar2000

  • Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA.Full
  • Unicode support.Advanced
  • tagging capabilities.Support
  • for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external commandline encoder executable for different output formats).
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
foobar2000 :

reference : foobar2000 on ryanspicks

Myanmar, 2006 Champion of Merdeka Cup

Seems like South East Asia sleeping giant is coming back again, though it's still early to judge. Last night in Merdeka cup final, Myanmar defeat 2-1 over Indonesia. Under the coach U San Win, Myanmar is placed as the lowest team in the four nation tournament. But FIFA rankings has nothing to do with the actual outcome. Kyaw Thu Ya took the lead on 61st minutes. Then the header from the capatain Soe Myat Min on 85th minutes was enough to add the 2006 Merdeka Cup to their name as a four times champion. The last time they won the title was in 1971 as Burma. Congratulation!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Learn French for Free Online.

Wanna learn French for free? Not just French, there are German, Chinese and spanish as well. Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offer several language courses freely available in an electronic format. Choose the language you want to learn.

My recommendation is to download all texts and tapes to your machine first, then study them later at your free time. Because all contents are cramed into one page which make loading really slow, not wise to go over and over again to download unit after unit.

[ Tip ] Use Firefox extension DownThemAll! for the mass download in one click.

Give me a name of your iPod.

ipod-shuffle.jpgOddly enough, some dudes, come up with the strange idea, have recently launched the web site iPodNames on which people who own iPod can register for $ 1 per year to name their things.

In return, you will be able to:

Show the world your iPod's Name
Contact other iPod users (if they have set that option)
Obtain exclusive "" rights to that name in the directory
Show the world what you have on your iPod.

Is this one another web2.0 social site? I don't get a slightly thought on what they will be up to, as the site is in very beta. However they are somewhat entrepreneurial and they choose the right brand, iPod.

: [ via Gizmondo ]

Monday, August 28, 2006

Firefox Extension I like, I install

I once posted some useful Firefox extension which I liked so that I installed in my browser. Since then more and more good extensions I came across are being added. The list are out of date now. And I've noticed I don't really like some that I mentioned back then. They are Googlepedia , Fasterfox and Performancing . In fact that three extensions are quite good and most of the folks find them useful. Fasterfox is still top of the three the most download extension. As for me I no longer need them. As my Firefox browser is quite fast already. I seldom find the same search in both Google and Wikipedia. I prefer Writely and Wridea over Performancing for blogging purpose.

I think It's time to update them. It's also a good idea to have them collected together on line so that I don't need to worry the lost of extension due to the browser accidentally uninstalled. Now I have a back up of them in my blog! If you haven't installed Firefox yet, and you want to download it, please click the button "Get Firefox with Google Toolbar for better browsing" on the side bar lower right corner. Trust me it's really far more better than Internet Explorer. And downloading it this way helps support this blog. Thank you.

Add Bookmark Here
A convenient way to add bookmarks.

Blogger Web Comments
Post and read comments on any webpage

clear conversation in the blogosphere

Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.

Copy Plain Text
Copies text without formatting

The mass downloader for Firefox.

Download Statusbar
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar

Soccer scores, live and almost instantly.

Control any media player from Firefox and more.....

Google Toolbar for Firefox
Take the power of Google whith you anywhere on the Web!

A User Script Manager for Firefox
( For advanced users only, if you are not so sure don't touch it )
Read more about Greasemonkey .

ImageShack right-click
Upload to ImageShack via right-click menu.

Converts text links into genuine, clickable links.

Menu Editor
Costomize application menus

Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.

Tab Mix Plus
Tab browsing with an added boost.

Download videos from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion...

Converting Photo to Sketch

Converting photo to sketch? That would be fun especially for those who fancy playing with photos of famous celebrities :o If you are that kinda person or you just want to convert family photos to amuse your kids, download the Photo to Sketch . It's a free and easy to use software but available for Windows only.

Well how about converting sketch to photo? You still can do so, if you are really serious about graphic design and possess some Photoshop skills. Read this post to find how it can be done!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Google Account Banned in Myanmar

Bloggers from Myanmar are unhappy about the recent ban on Google account by country rulers. Since Google integration of its account to Blogger beta, access to Blogger signon box has been denied as shown in photo. It looks funny, it might be. But imagine when we are excited about Google announcement on new service that have been added, some people from my country are completely devastated. It's sad but true.

Frustrated but not surprised, I'm used to suffer this experience pretty much before. If I'm not wrong, Yahoo! account have long been banned since the Internet access is available in Myanmar about six years ago. No warning, without a reason, no official announcement, this kinda things always happen. We just noted that some stupid political mind might involve behind the forbiddance.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Geroge W. Bush is a failure according to Google search

Type the word "failure" in Google search to see who is on top of the result lol!

Found via : Photographic Diary

[ update ] Google Blog explains why this happen :
In this case, a number of webmasters use the phrases [failure] and [miserable failure] to describe and link to President Bush's website, thus pushing it to the top of searches for those phrases.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Very Funny Ads

Check out the, YouTube like online flash video site, featuring very funny TV commercials around the world lol.

Chelsea face Barca again in CL Group Stage

The draw for the Champion League (CL) group stage announces Today. Since then the controversial match between the CL Champion Barcelona against English Premier League (EPL) Champion Chelsea have been covered most of the major sport news sites. Chelsea, under the couch Jose Mourinho, face Barca 3 years in a row now. They have been kicked out of the tournament by each other in the past two years. So their early match up in the group stage again seems juicy news for the journalists and sport fans alike.


Champions League Draw for 2006

Group A : Barcelona, Chelsea, Werder Bremen, Levski Sofia
Group B : Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon, Spartak Moscow
Group C : Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Bordeaux, Galatasaray
Group D : Valencia, Roma, Olympiakos, Shakhtar Donetsk
Group E : Real Madrid, Lyon, Steaua Bucharest, Dynamo Kiev
Group F : Manchester United, Celtic, Benfica, FC Copenhagen
Group G : Arsenal,Porto, CSKA Moscow, Hamburg
Group H : AC Milan, Lille, AEK Athens, Anderlecht

Cats Me If You Can

Some cats are funny, some cats are strange and some cats are cute. There are mad cat, fat cat, pink cat, drunk cat, evil cat, tiny cat, angel cat, and dinning cat, screaming cat, blaming cat whatever cat. Cats Me If You Can, a collection of pictures on cats, is a cool blog. You will like it, if you are a cat lover.

See what music is popular among Google Talk users

Google recently Launched a new service, Google Music Trends. Interesting, huh?

Pandora music discovery service

I've been listening to Pandora quite a while now. Among so many broadcast , and podcast service on air and online, Pandora is different, outstanding and innovative. You create your own station and Pandora will play songs base on the data you put into the system.

We take your input (artists, songs) and feedback ("I like this", "I don't like this") and use the Music Genome Project to create stations that play songs that are musically similar to what you've told us. That's it; only the music counts. We don't care how popular the artist is, who's backing them, and we don't care which genre bin they usually belong in. Only the music matters.

What is so special?

It's totally free of charge, songs quality is amazing, streaming is smooth compared to other online radio, no ads between the tracks and it's you who control the play back, not that stupid DJ who always talk nonsense! There are still some others.

If you are looking for good music that is not so popular, Pandora is the place to hang out, especially best suited for those, some of our great singers, who like to find the fantastic songs to substitute Burmese lyrics! Aha.. just kidding ;)

listening to Pandora is pretty straight forward, no download and no installation are needed. Just go to, and Enjoy!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Useful tips for interview

Is there anyone of you preparing for the job interview? If you are serious about getting the particular job, you have to be well prepared, probably you will need a help from a professional who can point out the right answers. Let's say the interviewer ask you this nasty questions, " What kind of salary do you need? ". How will you hit him back?

Bhuvana Sundaramoorthy have listed useful 50 common interview questions & answers for you to think.

Sansa e280 rival of iPod Nanno ?

sandisksansae200xl7.jpgWe have seen a couple of mp3 players come and go, naming themselves iPod rival or iPod killer. Still Apple's iPod series are the king, holding majority of the market share. Here comes a new one, Sansa e280 from SanDisk. Can this little thing make a significant impact on the giant brand? It obviously has some potential like the same price as iPod Nanno has but more storage offer that is eight gigabytes of flash memory, and the features like memory expansion slot, FM radio tuner and voice recording are somethings iPod Nanno lack of. Moreover Sansa e280 has reportedly a longer battery life than iPod. Well, I'm watching!

Found via : Slashdot and CBC News.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

No One Cares Blog T-shirt

No one seems to give a second look to your blog! Don't worry, check out 10 Reasons Why I Don't Like Your Blog to find some points that you haven't noticed. ProBlogger Darren Rowse also writes persuasive blogging about getting the readers attention. Or the last thing you can do is buying no one cares blog T-shirt for $ 25 to show anyone around you how disappointed you are for that!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Blogger comment feed tips

New comment feed per post is good especially for the visitors come to the site, by subscribing it they are notified when someone reply to their comments. That's a big blow for the service like coComment! To subscribe, you've got to go individual post entry, at the end of the page you'll see the link as Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

But I'm expecting overall comment feed, like Haloscan do, so that I know instantly even comments are from old post from archive which are not so obvious to be noticed. Alternatively Blogger sent e-mail notification. But you have to enable it, to do this go to Dashboard >> Settings >> Comments, and scroll down the page till you see the Comment Notification Address box at the bottom, then type in your address and save the settings. You've done!

Tips [ update ] : Use Gmail with Gtalk or Gmail Notifier so that as soon as someone comment on your blog, you'll get noticed, even more faster.

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Switching to Blogger beta

Well, I've switched to a new layout. Needless to say, I'm in love with the excellent new features Labels. Combination of blog archive and previous post entry under single click pull down menu style is fantastic. Now my sidebar is simpler than before, neat and clean. It's easy to customize the link list which means you don't need to change the template anymore, like in old Blogger just to add a friend's blog. Using third party tool like Google Reader to add your favorite posts or reading lists is simply unnecessary with this easy to edit layout. Publishing the new post is extremely fast now because the process of republishing the entire blog have been left out.

But still I don't see the feed icons in the Firefox browser address bar so as to add feed as live bookmark. I've also noticed that it seems my old Blogger Atom and Rss feed is gone with the old template. The feed url for beta version is completely different, you know. Do I need to burn a new Feedburner feed as well? And I also am still finding a way how to implement the Google Adsense and some other codes, since Blogger beta hasn't allowed to edit raw HTML in a template yet.

Apart from that I'm enjoying with my blog in a new look, hooray!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Beta version of Blogger

When you log in to the Blogger to post, you may notice the sentence, just above the Username and Password bar, stating "Sign in with your Blogger or Google Account". So I've tried with my Google account. I've been given a choice whether to create a blog or to switch from an old account. Because I've already a Blogger user, I've tried to switch. But make sure you read three things before you switch it, which are stated clearly by Blogger.
You’ll need a Google Account
After you sign in with your Blogger account, you can create a Google Account or link to your existing one.
We’re still adding features
Some features aren’t part of the beta yet, but will be in an upcoming release. See what’s missing
You can’t “undo”
Your blogs and profile will stay the same — but you can’t go back to the old Blogger application.
However for me, I could not move to a new blogger. It said;
Thanks for your interest in the new Blogger in beta! For now, we are only switching a limited number of users to this new version. We can't switch your account at this time, but hope to be able to do so soon. Please check back through your dashboard for when you'll be able to try switching again.
Blogger in beta? Google is moving another closer step to take a full control over Blogger In the near future, you might need to register with Google account to use a Blogger service. Techcrunch think that's a cheap move of Google, saying;
One thing that’s clear so far is that Google appears to intend that only readers with Google Accounts logins will be allowed to accept permission to read private blogs.
Whatever it is, I love Google for giving us a lot of fantastic free stuffs, Blogger is just one of the good example of them. What's more you can expect, now they are launching this new version, giving us ways to do more with Blogger. So what is new in it?
New ways to customize your template
Drag and drop page elements and easily change your template's font and color scheme.
Private blogs
Create a blog visible to just your friends and family, not the whole world.
Give your posts a category label so that you and your readers can easily sort by topic.
They are the most obvious one, of course there are many more take the tour or read a post about what's new in Blogger for more information.

With Labels, Blogger's new feature, we no longer need to go around delicious or any hacks to appear category in blog, though I have a vision of myself, painfully going through the process of adding labels and republishing all of my 60 over old posts, which is what might happen to me after having a switch!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Who is guilty?

Wife is dreaming in the middle of the night and suddenly shouts:
"Up!! Quick! My husband is back."

Man gets up, jumps out of the window, hurts his leg, and then realizes:

"Damn, I'm the husband!"

Who is guilty in this situation???

PS: I've got this story from one of the forwarded e-mail to me.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Playing with a Blogger Template.

Well, I 've happened upon some good Blogger hacks to tweak your template a bit. Some of them might be old and well known for some of you, but they still are worth to repeat here. All the tricks I'll mention are already tested by myself and I found no problems using it. However, your browser must be Java Script enable to see them working. So if you've installed Firefox extension "NoScript", disable it first. Ok, here we go!

The first one called Peek-a-boo comments from Blogger Help are explained here. This hack is particularly suitable for those who earn just a few comments on their posts, say maximum 3, 4 hits on every 5 posts, like me! Because double clicking the comment link make them appear just below that post which is on main page, without having to go to the post page. So it's not a good idea to use this script for those probloggers who usually get around 25 comments on popular post!

Now you can edit your comments on Blogger's commenting system. Though it's not an official announcement from Blogger. Fast and easy way to do this is visiting to this page. It's copy and past only! Or else you can also add simple code to your template next to this <$BlogCommentDeleteIcon$> code by using A Consuming Experience's third method.

What we bloggers normally do when we are making a new post is to include links from old posts as many as possible, correct? But they should be related to each other, huh? Well you still can cleverly put a link from the previous post in the top of your blog. Check this hack at Blogger templates.

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Cool scripts,
Blogger Comment and TrackBack Trick

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sleeping Well

Take a note of this necessary rule and make sure you follow it. Remember the best things in life are available for free. So don't worry this and that, try to sleep well.

* Sleep only as much as you need to feel refreshed the next day.
* Get up at the same time, 7 days a week.
* Exercise regularly.
* Make sure your bedroom is comfortable and free of disturbing light and noise.
* Make sure that your bedroom is at a comfortable temperature during the night.
* Eat regular meals and do not go to bed hungry.
* Avoid excessive fluids in the evening. Cut down on caffeine products.
* Avoid alcohol, especially in the evening.
* Smoking may disturb sleep.
* Don't take your problems to bed.
* Train yourself to use the bedroom only for sleeping and sexual activity.
* Do not TRY to fall asleep.
* Put the clock under the bed or turn it so that you cannot see it.
* Avoid taking naps.

Link found via Boing Boing

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Google's latest product

Still in beta, but it looks promising! Check it out here.

Virtual iPod

Wanna learn what podcasting is all about by using iPod? Not really a real one, it's a virtual iPod indeed. The idea is cool and so clever.

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Don't judge too quickly.

I'm Her Daddy

I killed him


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Fort Minor - Remember the Name

"Fort Minor-Remember the Name" has been top of the most popular list on cnet's for several weeks. It's a good song and available for free download as a mp3 format on that website. Check it out, there are piles of free mp3! My second favourite is "Dead On Arrival" by Fall Out Boy.

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Mozilla Firefox connected with Microsoft IE7 ?

WTF, it's so funny. If you go to you will get to a site that the whole page is covered with one huge Firefox icon and when you click on it, you will be redirected to Firefox download page!

Found via Netscape

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Don't let Firefox open PDF file

Opening PDF file can sometime make your browser crash. It is irritating you know, especially when you have been tabbed browsing in Firefox. That is a big file, so why not download it to temp folder and open it with external PDF Reader. And my opinion is PDF file are best viewed in PDF reader.

  1. Go to the “Tools -> Options” menu
  2. Select the “Downloads” tab
  3. Open “View and Edit Actions…”
  4. Enter “pdf” in the “Search” box
  5. Select “Change Action…”
  6. Change the selection from “Use this Plugin” to “Open them with the default application”, which should point to Adobe Acrobat Reader, or here is showing my favorite Foxit Reader
Disabling PDF Display in Firefox [XForms Everywhere via lifehacker]

Related post: Foxit Reader (alternative to Adobe Reader)
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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Blogger Comment and TrackBack Trick

I have redesigned my blog again. I used to use templates from Gecko & Fly. They are free for individual use and I like their design. Because I know nothing about html coding and web design, and especially because I find it always boring to learn from reading books and online tutorials, I used their templates and learn from it at the same time. I've noticed the two web sites this and this also are providing good and free stuffs. Though this time I took the one from blogger itself and modified it a bit.

Another major change is that I switched back the comment box from Haloscan to Blogger. Although Haloscan is giving me a good service and I enjoy having an excellent time with her, I cannot completely run away from my old love. Some strong points about Blogger comment are that enabling Google back link so that I know who is linking my post, with Haloscan somehow I'm not seeing that back link in my post footer. And Blogger comment is compatible with coComment that make easy for my fellow bloggers to keep track of their comments on my posts*. Moreover most of the posts about how to hack and the tips and tricks of comment are based on blogger comment. And I want to try some.

But I've still liked to keep Haloscan's TrackBack system. So I googled to find how to do it and came up with one decent post explaining the process. In fact I just want to be confirmed whether it is possible to do so. Then I browse back to Haloscan auto-install for blogger page again and went through the steps untill I find their code for Blogger template, that is at step 4. Instead of procedding the following steps, I copied them to replace with Blogger comment code as mention in above article. After saving the template and republishing it, I checked the result. It works!

* update: I've jsut noticed Haloscan is also compatible with coComment. What the hell! Technology today is changing in minutes!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Technorati New Look

One of the great blog search engine and tool for bloggers, Technorati has redesigned their site adding several features like Discover, Popular, Tags, Favorites. I found their new look appealing, if you haven't noticed yet, better check it.
See a post and video for more information.
What other bloggers' views on upgrade: Techcrunch and Problogger.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Funny Guy

Are you first dating with the girl you love and thinking of how to impress her or how to act convincingly? This guy will show you!

Found via: How to use Google to get a girl and get laid

Better Search in Firefox

Look my little blog is popping up on Google and Click on them for the larger view.

When we type certain keywords in search engine like Google, we get thousands of links to look up. It's a pain following each link and click a go back button again and again to take a new search because you are not satisfied with that page. Why not search them on that very page, on Google, like most feed readers do, instead of opening links in a new window or tab. If your are using a Firefox browser, half of your problem is solved already. For the another half go and get an extension called BetterSearch. After installing it and restarting your browser, just click the quick preview icon next to the search result. Now your are able to see the desired site, in the same page you are searching. Don't forget that this icon and it's use are only for the search engine. It works on most of the popular search sites. You will find the list in the extension options under Tools menu.

There are some cool features as well, for example, the screenshot (thumbnails) of the link you're likely to see, site info and archive link. And they are flexible enough that you always have an option to enable and disable them at whatever time you feel like.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Bloggers and their personal life.

  • 54 percent of bloggers are under the age of 30.
  • Women represented 46 percent of bloggers versus men at 54 percent
  • 76 percent of bloggers say the reason they blog is to document their personal experience and share them with others.
  • 64 percent say they blog to share practical knowledge or skills with others.
  • 54 percent of bloggers say they have never published their writing or media creations anywhere else versus 44 percent who said they have.
  • 37 percent of bloggers believed that 'my life and experiences' were the primary topics of their blog.
  • 87 percent of bloggers allow comments on their blog.
  • 72 percent of bloggers post photos to their blog.
  • 41 percent of bloggers say they have a blogroll or friends list on their blog.
  • 8 percent of bloggers earn money on their blog.

Read more @ More bloggers get more personal

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ads I like

Source: How Advertising Spoiled Me Warning: Some ads are not suitable for under age!
Related post: Awesome ads

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Add Google IG to Firefox browser sidebar.

The idea is to load Google Personalized Homepage to firefox browser side bar so that we can replace Google Desktop Sidebar. No installation process, no browser hack, so easy that it seems as simple as abc! Erica Joy's blog reveal how to do it. Pageflakes and Netvibes should do the same work as Google, though I haven't tested yet.

via: lifehacker
Related Posts: Google Vs Others

Monday, July 17, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Myanmar character picker

For those who are unfamiliar with keyboard layout of Myanmar font, this page, Myanmar characater picker, will probably solve your problem. Suitable for a few sentences only, for a big paragraph, you'd better learn typing! Click the character to compose the text, after that copy and paste them to your notepad, but you need to install necessary font beforehand.

via: Burma - Yunnan - Bay of Bengal

Free icons for web application

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Plenty of downloadable free icons are in one page on the net! Truth, they are neatly presented just to serve you. Must bookmark page, I recommend, if you are a web designer. Though I am not the one so I just take a look at the screenshots of them. They rock! Think about it you get them free of charge.

Zidane Game

To play a game you need a flash player, if you don't have, click here to download. Refresh the browser to play again.