Category Archives: Randoms
May 15th is around the corner and I’m sure there are millions of people like you and me who are so eager to get and play this game! I had been playing the Diablo 3 closed beta for a while and honestly it is superb! Yeah it’s short and beta servers had a bit of issues here and there, but the final product I’m sure will be up to Blizzard’s usual awesome standrards! Keep your eye out on this countdown timer – www.diablo3countdown.co.za – the day when evil rises again nears!!
One of my older photos popped up on the right asking to tag the place it was taken…hehehe
Yesterday I came across a coupon offering on Groupon for this little thingy called TurboFlo. Mostly what got my attention about it is that it is suppose to help save fuel, lower pollution and increase performance in your car! 50% off and not expensive at all…i’m giving it a try!!! Today I went and picked it up for only R147.50 and got it installed, soon I will post whether or not I get any fuel saving change. Must admit I feel slight increase in power in fourth and fifth gear especially going up the hill in my little Renault Megane 1.6. The average reading on my car was 7.6L per 100km. Hopefully with a few days of driving I should be about 6.6L to 7.1L per 100km. That’s splitting driving time on highways and town driving.
How it works:
TurboFlo is a simple blade-less fan-lookalike device that creates a vortex flow between the air cleaner and Carburettor / Injector, induces a substantially higher turbulent flow rate of air fuel mixture into the engine per revolution. The vortex effect creates a vacuum just after the air cleaner, which starts the air in the pipe to the injector to whirl like a tornado. The device is simple to fit, requires no maintenance and fits almost any vehicle.
Have friends who are sceptics, don’t know it works blah blah…but its really cheap and if it helps to save fuel why the heck not!
Have a look on Fuel-Savers website for more information or if you want to purchase one for you car. If you’re already using one would love to hear your feedback on it!
Looking for desktop backgrounds this morning, something clean, fresh and simplistic, I came across MinimalWall. This website has loads of really nice minimalistic desktop backgrounds! Check it out Recently I started feeling a bit freaked out with the amount of desktop icons I have, distracting and busy wallpapers and just needed something a bit more simple but keeping “awesome” in mind.
Along with these minimalistic wallpapers I use Fences, a little program to help organize icons that you want to keep on your desktop, really awesome software, and best of all it’s free! What’s also nice about Fences is that you can double click on an empty spot on your desktop at any time to hide all your icons, and double click again to bring them back. Fences is useful to separate your game shortcuts from your work documents or whatever you feel needs to be a little more organised.
Another tip to make your desktop to feel a little more uncluttered and clean is to set your taskbar to autohide. It makes your screen feel a lot more minimalistic
Below is an example of a minimalistic desktop, click the picture to enlarge:
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous and want to try something new with your desktop, try out Rainmeter. Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac. Rainmeter uses very little system resources. Try it out also free software!!
If you want to share any other great apps or methods you use for a minimalistic approach feel free to comment and share below
So I love coffee…in fact I’m probably an addict as I’m currently holding my cup of coffee in one hand and trying to type this with the other. I have a few friends who don’t drink coffee and who say its bad blah blah just goes in through one ear and straight out the other, but it made me start thinking on whether which one is actually better than the other?! Don’t judge me!!! So here it is, the coffee versus tea showdown!
Caffeine has some interesting side effects on your brain, but doesn’t mean it aint got some awesome health benefits too! Click on the picture below to see the benefits of coffee and tea! An interesting read indeed…
Note: If the picture doesn’t open up big enough, right click pic and open it up in a new tab
Such a funny song haha!
On 1st April (April Fools Day), I mentioned a Google product, namely Gmail Motion, the new feature that lets you use body gestures to compose and send emails in Gmail? It was obviously an April Fools joke, but now it’s also real, courtesy of the folks from the Institute of Creative Technologies.
The technology is jokingly dubbed SLOOW – Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving – and it uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to control Gmail. The same team used the technology, which is actually called Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST), to play World of Warcraft using only body motions in December 2010.
Amazingly enough, it works pretty much as Google had intended: you can type text into Gmail by using body gestures, and send an email by “licking” the stamp and slapping it onto an imaginary envelope. Check out the video below for a demonstration.
MWEB has informed their subscribers that they will replace their uncapped ADSL services with high usage capped accounts
MWEB surprised the ADSL ISP market in March 2010 when it launched affordable uncapped offerings starting from only R219 per month.
These uncapped ADSL offerings enjoyed tremendous support, with a large portion of MWEB’s capped ADSL subscribers migrating to uncapped solutions.
Many other ADSL providers joined the uncapped ADSL revolution with Afrihost, Axxess, Internet Solutions and Openweb launching their own affordable uncapped ADSL products.
MWEB has now informed their subscribers through an e-mail newsletter that they will be discontinuing their uncapped ADSL products and will be replacing them with high-usage capped accounts.
Existing MWEB uncapped ADSL customers will be migrated to the new high-end capped ADSL accounts free of charge, and monthly pricing will remain unchanged.
The new MWEB ADSL data bundles are as follows:
• 20GB account for R219 per month (replaces 384Kbps uncapped account)
• 30GB account for R299 per month (replaces 512Kbps uncapped account)
• 60GB account for R539 per month (replaces 4Mbps uncapped account)
It is understood that an increase in international bandwidth costs has forced MWEB to reconsider its uncapped business model.
SEACOM’s instability over the last year meant that MWEB had to subsidise its SEACOM bandwidth with more expensive SAT-3 bandwidth for redundancy – a decision which essentially ‘broke’ MWEB’s uncapped ADSL business model.
MWEB has however informed their subscribers that they will honour all their long term ADSL contracts, and hence not migrate them to the new capped ADSL packages until their contracts expire.
MWEB’s uncapped ADSL business clients will not be affected by the decision.
MWEB CEO Rudi Jansen would not comment on the company’s plans, instead referring current MWEB uncapped ADSL subscribers to the company’s official message about the planned changes.
A new way to communicate
The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.
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