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I'm a media & film production major at UNC-Chapel Hill. I absolutely love it here! Hmm, quick stuff about me: I speak Spanish, I watch movies incessantly, I would prefer my major to be 'bumming around', my desire to travel is ludicrous , I'm a wannabe existentialist, my first memory is eating watermelons at my great-grandmother's in TX, oh yeah & I can party with the best of 'em ;)

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Monday, May 01, 2006
Protolize | Essential web tools in one place

Protolize | Essential web tools in one place
If you are a web designer or have your own website then you know how difficult it can be to find the right tools sometimes. However, with this site you can have all of those links and nifty programs right at your fingertips. It's much more efficient this way, take a look.

Johnathan Smith at 8:46 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2006
ajaxWrite 0.9 - write online for free

ajaxWrite 0.9
Your own personal microsoft word on the web. Simply amazing. Loads so fast and takes up little ram and even includes task bars! so cool!

Johnathan Smith at 8:23 PM

foobar2000 v 0.9.1 is out. So make sure you download it. The best windows audio player out there, free or not.

Johnathan Smith at 2:41 PM

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
run linux on gmail

run linux on gmail
Running linux on gmail!?!? Yes, it is possible. You can do it! "it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc. it’s an ongoing project in development but it’s very cool and allows you basically a 2gb virtual drive of sorts. you’ll need to have libgmail and FUSE at hand to make it work properly. libgmail communicates with gmail while FUSE provides the filesystem. Give it a shot, it looks like it’s progressing very nicely." above from hackaday.com

Johnathan Smith at 8:41 PM

Sunday, April 23, 2006
Create your own webcam

Webcam cast with Windows
Using spycam, one can upload a constant image to a web server. The first site tells you how to set it all up once you've downloaded the program. Score for all the voyeurs out there!

Johnathan Smith at 1:40 PM

Sunday, April 16, 2006
Freeware and Open Source Solutions

I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved : eConsultant
So you wanna get a free program to _______. Well, go to the above link and you can probably get it solved, freely. enjoy!

Johnathan Smith at 9:56 AM

ThinkFree Office Online
Mirror Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and more ONLINE and FREE. Use programs that work exactly the same but ONLINE. wow.. amazing. yahoo for open source!

Johnathan Smith at 9:55 AM

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Cheap flights and more with the Booking Buddy airfare comparison tool

Search all the major online airline ticket distributors with this one search engine. Nice and easy interface.

Johnathan Smith at 1:16 PM

I LOVE Foobar. It's uses hardly any ram, it's clean and neat, reads TONS of different formats, and it's free!
foobar2000: "Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
Download version 0.9

* Installer [1.53MB]
* Software Development Kit [300KB]


* Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA.
* Full unicode support.
* Advanced tagging capabilities.
* Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external commandline encoder executables 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."

Johnathan Smith at 10:22 AM

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Rachmaninoff - The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
I believe this is quite possibly one of the greatest works of mankind. I absolutely am entranced by every bit of it. It is Greek Orthodox chants set to a more classical vibe thanks to Rachmaninoff. Classical music is not my forte, but I cannot help but share this with readers of this. It is sheer bliss and the sublime. You just have to hear it.

One of my favorite things to do with this is have it play over my speakers while I read a thought provoking books (such as some philosophy). Of course, it can be enjoyed in itself without anything else. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. It's in a zip file with all the MP3 information in there to download from MegaUpload. You'll have to wait a minute to download it, but it is free hosting and worth it. Enjoy!
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Johnathan Smith at 10:08 PM

AjaxAMP v3.0
With this cool program you can:

* Listen to your music from anywhere using a web browser
* Control Winamp from anywhere using a web browser
* Cause your music to play on a remote computer
* Use one computer to stream music from a 2nd computer to a 3rd computer.
* Search and stream your entire music collection ridiculously fast

I am going to try this out soon. You should too! it's free :)

Johnathan Smith at 2:43 PM

|MG| Free Download - Aqua Dock 1.0: "Aqua Dock Is a free program that allows you to have an OS X style, nice animated launchbar / taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. Users can customize the look of each item on the dock and set various animation options for when the mouse is over an item on the dock. It is very easy to configure.

In short, Aqua Dock is a task bar and a Windows program launcher that does it with Apple's style."

Johnathan Smith at 8:25 AM

Monday, April 10, 2006
Try a new browser

Not liking IE or (heaven forbid) Firefox? Then you should try Opera. It is touted as the fasted windows browser and I would say this is probably accurate. I use Firefox most of the time, but for those quick things, I'll use Opera. It has some really nice features such as password management and built in google search in the location bar. Check it out!

Johnathan Smith at 3:54 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2006
Portable Apps that can run on a USB stick

Now you can enjoy cool programs such as Firefox 1.5 or a web server simply on a memory stick that you can take anywhere. No need to install to your hard drive!

Johnathan Smith at 10:33 PM

This was taken from http://www.go-opensource.org/

Johnathan Smith at 9:38 PM


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