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pub with drinks on different topics and visitors from around the world to come and chat

txt :: A "boevoe kreshenie"

That wierd frase means a baptism by battle (or war). Yep I'm now officially one of the experienced accident takers. Good thing that I wear my halmet :)

Here is the layout for you (the top side of the road is Brick Oven):

Appatently I didn't know that going into a turn at 40mph is not a good idea (this happen right after the turn)... jk

Here is how my bike looks now. Good thing is that it's not my fault and the guy is going to pay for everything.



So yeah... Fun eh.

-fake.

posted by denis on Monday, October 31, 2005

pics :: Fake & Lilusha

Denis and I went to a BYU Hallloween party. Look how strong he is. :) Posted by Picasa

posted by Lilia on Sunday, October 30, 2005

pics :: Lilia the punk rock chick


Hey, I just wanted to post some pictures of me dressed up as a punk rock chick for my work Halloween party. I think it is fun :) Posted by Picasa

posted by Lilia on Sunday, October 30, 2005

link :: Bluetooth VIBRATOR (Yes, you read right...)

This post is a little bit on the border but it was featured on dotays gizmodo and I just couldn't skip over it. Way too unusual.

They even have a picture, not of how to use though or when it's in use :( (so no worries everything is PG rated).

Bluetooth Vibrator.

posted by denis on Wednesday, October 26, 2005

txt :: MSH?

All those who love Linux and love using it at some point came to love the shell and its capabilities. Well apparently Microsoft is starting to realize the power of the shell... They just released a beta release of their Monad (microsoft shell) and from the looks of it, it's not that bad.

At first glance it wasn't anything different from the usual command prompt. So I tried the usual "help" command, but instead of listing the commands I got a prompt that I should try "help *" for listing of commands. The second command gave a different result from the old command prompt help command. Right off the bat I noticed the process commands and killed a few processes through the shell (: hehe.

One thing I was upset about, but not surprised, is that the commands were almost all different from what you're used to in Linux and of course very "Microsoftish" and by that I mean the names are pretty lame hehe. Now a new Linux user would argue the opposite probably stating that Linux shell commands are pretty bad. But Monad has aliasing so that shouldn't be a problem.

Anyways I should probably be a little more optimistic about this and say that whatever they have right now is still a humongous improvement on the good old command prompt.

Here's a very nice link with a 13 page tour of Monad that talks about some of the capabilities that it has. I was impressed with some of it and laughed at others. Check it out and see for yourselves (:

Monad

P.S. If you want to download the shell and try it you need to upgrade to .NET Framework 2.0 (which is still in beta). The official download of the shell is on Microsoft's website, but you have to register... and who wants to register with Microsoft? I mean seriously... hehe. The name of the file is "monad_b2_50215_x86.zip" so you can Google it instead and find alternative links for the download.

-bla

posted by bla on Monday, October 24, 2005

txt :: Difference b/t men, women CONTINUED

ROFLMAO @ fake vs. liliusha. Holy cow, I'm rolling here. Have you ever seen that classic movie scene when the woman and man are like screaming at each other fighting, closer and closer they get, yelling.....and then!? Love and hate are so closely tied together. But I had to add my two bits:

How to Impress a Woman:
Wine her, Dine her, Call her, Hug her,
Hold her, Surprise her, Compliment her,
Smile at her, Laugh with her,
Cry with her, Cuddle with her,
Shop with her, Give her jewelry,
Buy her flowers, Hold her hand,
Write love letters to her,
Go to the end of the earth and back for her.

How to Impress a Man:
Show up naked.
Bring food.

-R (speaking from 5 yrs. of blissful marriage :->)

posted by Random on Friday, October 21, 2005

txt :: Know any good video capture software?

Can't get the !#%#^#@! thing to work....anyone know anything? I hate filters.

posted by Random on Friday, October 21, 2005

link :: Deja Vu?

Slashdot had this link on their page today about another announcement on Novell layoffs. It appears I remember posting something of this sort not too long ago on this same blog... Are they doing THAT bad?

Are any of our "silent" Novell-ers going to be affected by this? lol

Article

-bla

posted by bla on Friday, October 21, 2005

link :: Flash to MP3?

Ok well how many of us have found this awesome flash file online and wished we could get the music that's played in it! Well... I never wanted it as bad until this one song I found and I was like ok time for bloogle (: (aka bla combined with google) and sure enough found an app that does the job!

Swf to mp3

Now there is only one problem... and that is that it's not free. So the trial version won't extract the full mp3 file. So then I was like well it's time for blandex (aka bla combined with yandex - russian search engine) and well... just talk to me if you need this app... nuf said.

-bla

posted by bla on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

link :: Best freeware programs in defferent areas

I don't remember if I posted it before or not but it's a very good review. This goes in detail and analizes 46 programs from different eareas of everyday usage: web browsers, ftp, messenger, photo edeting, photo orgonizing and etc.

46 best freeware programs

posted by denis on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

pics :: Difference between... bla bla bla you get the point (:



-bla (:

posted by bla on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

link :: Firefox for Dummies (ver. 9999)

This is a nice article that gives a lot of very good tips on how to use firefox up to the top level of efficiency. Have fun reading :)

Firefox for Power Users

posted by denis on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

link :: Printers print personal info....

Ok, whoever still does not believe that the big brother is out there after reading this article.... Get the hell out of here... jk

It's still very fascinating. Apparently printers print the date, time and serial number of the printer on every page that you print. Here is the original article.

Printer Dots

posted by denis on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

link :: Advanced usage of Gmail...

Gmail Power Tips

and

Using Gmail to...

posted by denis on Monday, October 17, 2005

link :: How to find movies for download using Google

Very nice article about using Google's advanced options for for finding this content. It's also easy to find mp3's by just modifying the fileformats :)

Here's the link

posted by denis on Friday, October 14, 2005

link :: Make XP boot faster

Man, I was looking for an article like this for ever.

XP Booster

and

XP Booster no. 2

-fake

posted by denis on Friday, October 14, 2005

link :: ePapar used in newspapers

Now this is some very good news. Check it out, very interesting prototype that I'm pretty sure will get implemented.

The eNewspaper

-fake

posted by denis on Friday, October 14, 2005

txt :: Housekeeping stuff

Some recent changes that were implemented:

- Changed the format of the Archives on the right side of the screen so it's much easier to look through ("September 2005" instead of "?!/?!/!?")
- The main page now displays 4 days of posts instead of 3.
- The posts and comments are limited to the members of this blog (old change by bla).

The comments can be changed so that they're open for every Blogger member. We could open that but then you'll need to enter the word that's graphically displayed wierdly, just to protect against advertisement bots. What do you guys think?

-fake.

posted by denis on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

txt :: Effectiveness and current state of "democracy"

Another non-technical post :)

With somewhat recent events of attempts to establish democracy in some contries, that I'll name "X" for the sake of not offending sombodies political views, we can see that the democracy in doesn't really work in some cases just because the people don't really know what to do with the freedom that is given to them. Russia was a very good but sad example of that. After the collapse organaised crime bloomed. And that was because people just didn't know what to do with the freedom.

I think that it should be done gradually freeing people step by step giving them more freedoms. It is very challenging to do because at one point you need to say enough so that the country doesn't fall into anarchy. But with great deal of planning and control it ould be done. Some of the wise men of old said that "Controlling the many is as simple as controlling the few it's only a matter of organization".

Recently I bought a book "Art of War" by Sun Tzu, it's a very small book that is written in a form of a manual for how to conduct warfare but I think it has much greater spectrum of applications. One of them is controlling and organizing people within an organization.

Governments are same old organizations whose product is contries success or failure. All the principles that apply to successful organizations apply to gevernments. And the people are the shareholders that should (but don't in democrasies of today) have a vote in countries course. Right now it all limits by the elections because after that we have to deal with whatever the beast that we elected chooses to do. It needs to be different. Isn't there a better, more failproof way?

I leave the question open for the comments.

-fake.

posted by denis on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

link :: Master lock the "one key"

Masterlock pick made from a beer... i mean soda can

Have fun hacking...

-fake

posted by denis on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

link :: A little tiny mod for iPod Nano :)

200GB iPod Nano

It's kinda cool even though it looks kinda ugly...

-fake.

posted by denis on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

txt :: Picasa is amazing !!!



So somebody (might have been even bla) showed me Picasa and since I have a lot of pictures I liked it when I opened it at first but then I stopped using it because I didn't do a lot of picture editing or anything like that. So yesterday I needed to send a lot of pictures to somebody over the email and I remembered that it has some kind of integration with gmail. So I said: "what the heck, I'll try". Well I couldn't even imagine how easy that would be.

First I went to options and said the resolution for the files that go out through email. By default they are a little too small. I set it to maximum which is 1024 px so it's a very good quality. Then I looked up the shortcut for the email send command (yes, I'm a shortcut freak) and it was Ctrl+E (how unusual :) ). And then something happen that made me fall in love with this program once and forever. It added all of my pictures to the attachments (yes it does videos too) and allowed me to write an email as I usually would. It even pulled my contacts from gmail so I didn't have to remember the long emails of my friends.

I really recommend you guys to try it. If you have a digital camera it's a must have (it's free). Some of the other features that are in there are: importing from devices (digital camera and etc.), basic but pretty powerful editing tools (red eye, resize, crop and etc., all of them are implemented as scripts so they don't modify the original image [you can ofcourse export the result]), creating gift CD's or DVD's with slideshows on them, sending through email (and not just gmail there are other ways too), backing up your pictures on CD's or DVD's. Automatic watching of your folders for new images and many more.

Here's the link for it :)

-fake.

P.S. I'm not trying to advertise some crap, just sharing about something that is indeed very useful and bla sorry I spammed you with 60 or more pictures since I found out about this feature.

posted by denis on Monday, October 10, 2005

link :: Bible on mobile?

The Bible Society has translated the Bible into text for mobile and made it free over the internet. Here's the article:

God cre8s da world in txt 4m

posted by bla on Monday, October 10, 2005

pics :: I wish everything would be that easy.... :'(

posted by denis on Saturday, October 08, 2005

link :: Azureus Configuration for Dummies :)

Just a couple tweaks to speed things up :)

Azureus Config

-fake.

P.S. At the top of the article there is a link to a followup (Overall 3 parts to the article)

posted by denis on Friday, October 07, 2005

link :: Learn to use the system [iTunes] (Updated)

There are two different links that I want to share.

This one tells you in detail how to download the music videos right from the iTunes store. :)

Music Videos

And here is a link from me. At one point you probably thought it would be so cool if you could not only listen but also download the stuff that people share on iTunes. Well, here we go, a little nifty app that allows you to do that (it works standalone [does not require iTunes at all] too). :)

myTunes Redux

And the album art of course :)

Album Art

Enjoy,

-fake.

posted by denis on Friday, October 07, 2005

link :: Must have slippers

Man, I wish somebody would come out with these idea earlier, I would avoid a lot of bruises in my middle of the night water trips to the fridge.

LED Slippers

-fake.

posted by denis on Friday, October 07, 2005

txt :: Infatuation vs. love

Ok, I know that relationships and marriage are the most common and for some people the most favorite subjects at BYU. This is not something I usually talk about, however I would like to get your opinion on that, maybe I just do not understand something. I started thinking about this topic, just because about 15 minutes ago I talked to my friend who mentioned that she may be getting married. I was pretty excited to hear that, until she said that she had been dating a guy for a week and then added that they had been hanging out for 2 weeks! Oh, well that ought to do it, a whole extra week to get to know a person, since 2 weeks is really all you need to be ready for marriage and children!!!!
I have two of my friends who got married and divorced within a year, one of them just barely turned 21. I understand that things happen and come up that sometimes it is impossible to save the marriage, but would that be possible to prevent some of the problems if one took more time to get to know the person they are marrying?
This issue really buggs me, I mean can people hang in there for about a year and get to know each other, or do they just want to have sex so much that they are ready to jeopardize their future marriage. I am no expert here, but I am pretty sure that there is far more into marriage than sex. I apologize if I am being to open here.
I am sure that when people get married they have tender feelings and want to spend the rest of their lives with the person that they are dating and all they can think about is that person, but to me it sounds like infatuation, which is nice feeling...for dating, but not powerful enough to save the relationship when needed.
I would love to get more opinions on this one

posted by Lilia on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

link :: For the slackers... (from a slacker?)

Just did your laundry? Got a lot of shirts to fold? Well here's something that'll make the process a little faster for you:

How to fold a shirt

-bla

posted by bla on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

link :: Serenity Hype?

Knowing that almost everyone here is a movie lover and goes to the theater very often (sometimes even more than one movie a day) I was going to see if anyone has seen the movie "Serenity" yet? I was just reading a review by one of my favorite book authors Orson Scott Card on it and he praised it like nothing else. So I figured I'll throw it here and see if anyone shares this oppinion.

Serenity Review

-bla

posted by bla on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

link :: Hats off to the greatest!

I was browsing on uefa.com (soccer website) and found this great article that talks about one of Italy's greatest players. He also happens to play for my favorite club (: This player is Paolo Maldini. The article mentions all the great achievements and some dissapointments. It really touched me and I figured it'll touch all the soccer enthusiasts.

Maldini anointed by Zoff

posted by bla on Tuesday, October 04, 2005