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17Apr/090

Free Windows serials keys and more


Belarc Advisor is a free personal PC Audit software that builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware.

What this tool also does is identifing licenced software and unlicenced ones. Stupid enough, it makes a list of those licences, and for some reason, different websites publish this hidden somewhere on their website. But as we all know, you can keep nothing secret from our good old friend Google.

So...if you need a software licence, just google for "Belarc Advisor Current Profile" (quotes included) and see a computer report with everything that computer has installed and the serials for those softwares.

Here's an example (somewhere on the bottom of the page you can find the serial keys for office and windows and others)

If you want to be more specific, add the software name in the google search: "Windows XP Professional" "Belarc Advisor Current Profile"

freewindows xp serial key

25Mar/091

Auditory illusion

head-phones Shortly I came across an mp3, titled the “Virtual Hair cut”, and believe me I was bewitched by the level of hearing illusion. By the time I finished the mp3, I got hold of my hair to assure that they are ‘there’ and It was just an illusion!!

So highly recommended, download and play it with the Headphones on!! (Headphones are a must).

 
 

Virtual Haircut

A Matchbox:

Auditory illusion?

Most of us are aware of the fun side of Optical illusion but auditory illusion is a less popular term. Auditory Illusion is the illusion of hearing sounds which are not present in the stimulus, or impracticable sounds. The illusion demonstrates our ability to locate sounds in space; by comparing the inputs to the two ears, we can work out where a sound is coming from.

For those who are interested in going into details of “Whats going on?”

LINK 1
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Now The Technology Part!
So as its supposed to be a technology blog, the technology part:

The fact.co.uk reports that several projects are exploring the potential for creating an illusion of presence within virtual audio environments and researching ways to piece together illusory space onto an existing space through the use of a hyper real 3D audio system to provide an invisible but realistic “Parallel world” .
Researcher’s are looking forward to the prospects of transmitting a 3D audio experience live (in realtime) from one place to another via the internet. Other longer term project exploring various viewer tracking devices as a ‘hands free’ interactive model for realtime audio composition.

23Mar/093

Really useful firefox keyboard shortcuts

firefox-shortcuts-mark1. Automatically complete .org and .net addresses

Yes, we know that if we type ‘google’ in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter it directly goes to www.google.com . But what about .org and .net addresses? .

In Firefox, Shift+Enter takes you to .net

And Ctrl+Shift+Enter takes you to .org addresses automatically .

2. Alt + D or F6

You can use this to navigate directly to the browser address bar of firefox. Very useful.

3. Ctrl+T and Ctrl+Shift+T

Ctrl+T helps you to open a new tab and Ctrl+Shift+T reopens the last closed tab.
This comes quite handy in case you accidently close a tab. Another way to do this would be go to History -> Recently closed tabs.

4. Alt+Enter

This can be an extremely useful shortcut. It automatically opens a website in another tab when you highlight it in the autocomplete list. For example you want to go to Facebook and you start typing www.face…, in the address bar and it starts showing the list below. You just need to use the down arrow key to highlight the selection (facebook.com in this case ) and press Alt+Enter so that it opens in a new tab.

5. Use of Delete Key

The Delete key can be pretty useful because it helps you delete specific addresses in browser history or autocomplete forms.  If I want to delete the 2nd entry from autocomplete history, I’ll just point to it and press Delete key. Simple, isn’t it .

6. Ctrl+Tab

Ctrl+tab helps you to navigate between different firefox tabs quite easily.

7. Ctrl+[1,2….9]

Ctrl+tab can help you navigate alternate tabs but if you are a heavy tab user like me and want to go to a specific tab then just use Ctrl+corresponding tab number. Ex:To go to the 3rd tab use Ctrl+3.

8. Spacebar and Shift+Spacebar OR PageDown and PageUp

Spacebar or PageDown key scrolls down the webpage you’re on and Shift+Spacebar or PageUp scrolls up the webpage you’re on.

9. The Middle Mouse Button

This is not a keyboard shortcut but it is an excellent shortcut. Just point to a link anywhere on a webpage and press the middle mouse(scroll) button. It opens the page in a new tab .Also middle-clicking a tab with the mouse closes the tab.

10. / Button

This (backslash) if you hit that once will bring a quick find option. We dont have to puch CTRL+F for searching.

I hope these shortcuts will enhance your browsing productivity with Firefox. Share your other interesting shortcuts which I may have missed....!

6Mar/092

World Builder

When i first started this blog i said to myself I'm not gonna post dumb videos from all over just to keep visitors busy. But this video makes the exception. It's fantastic.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

In his own words: "A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves."

Hope you like it

27Feb/091

Firefox and User Agent Switcher

Download and install the User Agent Switcher from here

Read popular magazines for free as a IPhone

Zinio is a company that is providing popular magazines like Reader's Digest, CosmoGirl, Elle, Macworld, Men's Health, National Geographic, Playboy, Penthouse and books in a digital format for free. These magazines are served as high resolution images and are the exact replica of the real magazines.

To read these magazines inside Firefox, first download User Agent switcher addon for Firefox. Go to Tools>User Agent Switcher>Options >Options. Click on User Agents and then click on Add. Now fill in the fields as follows:

Description: iPhone
User Agent: Mobile Safari 1.1.3 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en)
App Name: AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko)
App Version: Version/3.0
Platform: Mobile/1A542a Safari/419.3

So we have added iPhone as a user agent. Then click on Tools>User Agent Switcher and click iPhone to set the user agent to iPhone. We are now ready to begin.

Proceed to http://imgs.zinio.com/iphone/ and read all your favorite magazines for free!

Walk in google shoes

Well, the googlebot is allowed access to webpages that are normally restricted to registered users (members-only sites). This is mainly because the site owners want their websites to be searchable via google but at the same time preventing non-members from accessing.

Go to Tools>User Agent Switcher>Options >Options. Click on User Agents and then click on Add. Now fill in the fields as follows:

Description: Googlebot
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
App Name: Googlebot
App Version: 2.1

You are done, congrats, your browser will now be recognised as a googlebot!
To revert back, click on Tools–>User Agent Switcher–>Default