An amazing freeware called Xnview

August 21, 2008 5 comments

For years now I have been using this piece of software to convert graphic files and resize photos. This freeware is easy to use for beginners as well it would be ideal for professionals with limited budget. Over the years Xnview has proved to be an excellent working tool especially if you work in the design/photography industry.

Here are its features

● Import about 400 graphic file formats

● Export about 50 graphic file formats

● Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support

● Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support

● EXIF auto rotation support

● IPTC editing

● Resize, rotate, crop support

● Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support

● Adjust brightness, contrast…

● Auto levels, contrast

● Modify number of colors

● Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, …)

● Apply effects (lens, wave, …)

● Fullscreen mode

● Slide show with effects

● Batch convert, batch rename

● Create WEB page easily

● Screen capture

● Create contact Sheet

● Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)

● TWAIN & WIA support (Windows only)

● Print support (Windows only)

● Drag & Drop support (Windows only)

● Compare image side by side

● Filmstrip layout

● 44 languages support (Windows only)

● And many many other things…

No Adware, No Spyware

With all these features mentioned above, this freeware will provide you with full satisfaction while using it!!

P.s In the near furure I will be creating a page on this blog dedicated to software/freeware 🙂

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You Know You’re a Network Administrator When…

August 20, 2008 Leave a comment

1. All of your friends have an @ in the middle of their names.

2. Your best friend is someone that you chat with online but have never met.

3. You see a beautiful sunset and you expect to save it to your desktop.

4. You are overcome with disbelief, anger and finally depressed when you encounter a Web page with no links.

5. You ask a plumber how much it would cost to replace the chair in front of your computer with a commode.

6. You feel driven to consult the “Cool Page of the Day” on your wedding day.

7. You are driving on a dark and rainy night when you hydroplane on a puddle, sending your car careening toward a flimsy guard rail that separates you from the precipice of a rocky cliff and certain death. You frantically search for the “Back” button.

8. When every member in your family has an e-mail account on the mail server where you work.

9. You find yourself typing “com” after every period when using a word processor.com

10. When you shut down your router and get an awful sick feeling like someone you love just died.

11. When you come home late at night from reconfiguring the servers and your wife draped a blond wig over your monitor and tells you to marry this.

12. You refuse to speak to your parents until they get e-mail.

13. Your phone bill comes to your doorstep in a box.

14. You laugh at people that have modems.

15. You move into a new house and decide to Netscape before you landscape.

16. You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.

17. You tell the cab driver you live at http://123.elm.street/house/bluetrim.html

18. Your spouse makes a new rule: “The computer cannot come to bed.” Not even the laptop.

19. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :^)

20. You turn on your computer, and turn off your spouse.

21. Your spouse says communication is important in a marriage…so you install Instant Messenger on her computer. And when she leaves you, you’re 😦

22. You begin to wonder how on earth your service provider is allowed to call 200 hours per month “unlimited.”

And finally,

23. You know you’re a Network Administrator if you’ve sent this page to your yahoo account.

Courtesy of thenetworkadministrator.com

I came across this amazing and yet funny ‘list’ some time back and I wanted to share it with you readers! This list comes from an incredibly interesting website dedicated to networks and meant for network administrators. The website is thenetworkadministrator.com and you will see that there are amazing articles and news concerning routers, swiches, linux etc.

Coucoucircus.org

August 9, 2008 1 comment

We all remember the 70, 80 and 90’s Tv shows, series, mangas, cartoons etc. But do you still remember the opening music or soundtrack of each of them??? If no, you can visit coucoucircus.org which will provide you with practically all the Tv shows music you might have heard.

I personally have found on this interesting web database a lot of Tv series and mangas music which I used to sing while I was young. All these music have revived the kid in me and moreover you can find a section on the website dedicated to video games soundtrack!!! What can we ask for more except that they continue the good job 🙂

Drunk TV host causes a car accident

August 9, 2008 1 comment

Today while reading the local newspapers, I came across articles where it is mentioned that a famous TV host in Mauritius has been the cause of a serious car accident and moreover the alcoholic testing made on her was positive!!

What have really attracted my attention was the fact that two large newspapers in Mauritius have taken the precaution of not mentioning the name of the TV host but instead referred to her as an MBC (Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation) employee. Only Le Defi Media Group newspaper had the decency of revealing her name as shown in the URL link below

Une conductrice ivre provoque un grave accidentl’express Samedi
Pamela Patten à l’origine d’un grave accident de voiture
Le Defi Media Group
Grave accident à Pailles
Le Matinal

Beijing 2008: The Olympic game’s opening

August 8, 2008 1 comment

Today 8th August 2008 is a date to remember, as China is hosting the 29th Olympics game in Beijing. Much controversies have arise in the western world due to the fact that many organisations (especially the Pro-Human Rights activists such as Reporters Without Borders) have argued that there should be a boycott of the games openings which I consider to be totally stupid and irresponsible. Enough said about this issue, I will be regularly posting some news during the month about the games especially the attitudes of the western media about this event. So from now on the games can start!!

Facebook Texas Hold’em

August 7, 2008 Leave a comment

I started playing Texas Hold’em on Facebook. I got to admit its great to play on Facebook platform and within the Facbook community. In fact its better simply because we are not playing for cash and believe me if it was for real my bank account would be crying by now 😉

‘Le premier sexe’

August 5, 2008 3 comments

In the near future I’m planning to buy ‘Le premier sexe‘ which is a book from French author and journalist Eric Zemmour who described and explained the process of feminisation of our modern society. The book explicitly describe how the feminist movement actively participate in the ‘castration’ of man and bring a negative impact on our society.

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A quoi ressemble l’homme idéal ? Il s’épile. Il achète des produits de beauté. Il porte des bijoux. Il rêve d’amour éternel. Il croit dur comme fer aux valeurs féminines. Il préfère le compromis à l’autorité et privilégie le dialogue, la tolérance, plutôt que la lutte. L’homme idéal est une vraie femme. Il a rendu les armes. Le poids entre ses jambes est devenu trop lourd. Certaines féministes se sont emparées de cette vacance du pouvoir, persuadées que l’égalité c’est la similitude. Aujourd’hui, les jeunes générations ont intégré cette confusion. Les fils ne rêvent que de couple et de féminisation longue durée. Ils ne veulent surtout pas être ce qu’ils sont : des garçons. Tout ce qui relève du masculin est un gros mot. Une tare. Mais la révolte gronde. Les hommes ont une identité à reprendre. Une nouvelle place à conquérir. Pour ne plus jamais dire à leurs enfants : ” Tu seras une femme, mon fils. “