Screencasting in Ubuntu

I’ve done my first screencast in Ubuntu using gtk-record My Desktop, a tool that records desktop sessions in Linux. I’ve long wanted to do screencasts in Ubuntu ever since I installed Feisty Fawn or the 7.04 release but I haven’t been successful in my initial attempts. I first tried capturing desktop sessions into movie files… Continue reading Screencasting in Ubuntu

Make your Windows PC look, act like OS X

Refresh your boring Windows desktop by transforming it to resemble the sleek Mac OS X with the FlyakiteOSX transformation pack. The free software package automates the installation of tweaks, third-party programs, desktop themes and menus to make your Windows PC look and act like OS X (see screenshots below). I tried the software and found… Continue reading Make your Windows PC look, act like OS X

How to encode movies for playing in your cellphone

I used to scoff at the prospect of watching movie clips in your cellphone. After all, who’d want to watch something in very small screen when you can always watch it on your PC or TV. I’ve watched 3GP movie clips in various phone demos and did not find it something to drool over. But… Continue reading How to encode movies for playing in your cellphone

Get things done faster on your mobile phone and PC with FMA

If there’s one application responsible for an exponential boost in my productivity at the news copy desk it’s Float’s Mobile Agent (FMA). I wrote a short post about FMA earlier. FMA is an open source application that allows you to manage and operate your mobile phone through your PC via a data cable, infrared or… Continue reading Get things done faster on your mobile phone and PC with FMA

Gush: RSS reader, instant messenger in sleek package

I downloaded Gush several months back and then forgot about it. Back then, I never thought I’d need a desktop RSS reader. After all, my current Cybercafe Experiment is to have all the data I need online–to make the network my computer, as Sun puts it. I only remembered downloading the software when I came… Continue reading Gush: RSS reader, instant messenger in sleek package

Konfabulous

Everything stopped when I downloaded Konfabulator last week all tasks were set aside as I went through all the available widgets in the software publishers website. At the end of my search, I decided on using the following widgets: SiteCheck to monitor the availability of my personal and work websites; Thesaurus-Dictionary, which gives… Continue reading Konfabulous

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Konfabulate your desktop

Google was so good it became a verb for search. Will Konfabulator be next for enhancing your desktop? Ive gone widget-crazy since last week. Konfabulator widgets are small programs that run on your desktop to perform relatively simple tasks or retrieve bits of information. Its similar to the widgets you see in Mac desktops using… Continue reading Konfabulate your desktop

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Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

(Note: This is version .5 of the article. I estimate five more rewrites to finalize this.) The newsroom recently upgraded computers used by its reporters. The computers, with clock speeds ranging from 166 Mhz to 500 MHZ, were early generation Pentiums and were primarily used for word processing. I told our editor-in-chief I wanted to… Continue reading Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

“Mac and Media” orientation

“Mac and Media” orientation, originally uploaded by maxlimpag. The Mac mini: finally, a CPU that is possible to misplace. I’ve seen photos of the Mac mini and I’ve read specifications of its dimensions but I was shocked by how small it really is when i saw it. The Mac Mini is even smaller than the… Continue reading “Mac and Media” orientation

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