Coconuter.

17 01 2007

Hello. Meet David, the Coconuter. You can visit his blog at http://coconuter.blogspot.com/

Originally a catharsis project for a high school psychology class, this assignment for David Eric Poarch turned into quite an entertaining video. Having been booted from a previous catharsis performing team, David was forced to perform solo. He had only a couple of days to come up with an idea and did so at the very last minute. Singing, dancing, and acting to a medley of songs (Britney Spears’ Toxic, Westlife’s Uptown Girl & When You’re Like That, Achy Breaky Heart, Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, Disney’s Kiss the Girl, and NSync’s Bye Bye Bye) he made some of the best memories of his life through this unrehearsed and somewhat spur of the moment performance. It turned out to be quite a comical and impressive spectacle, to say the least. David is a half American half Filipino who attended Rice University in Texas for a little more than a year and has dropped out. He is now moving out of the country to become a nomad in the Philippines. He is currently dirt poor and scraping pennies (or centavos) just to buy bare necessities like food and water. He tries to maintain a web site ( http://coconuter.blogspot.c… in order to earn some of his food money. He aspires of hitting it big one day in the Philippines somehow or some way. But for now, he’s just a dirt poor person wandering in a third world country with just some knowledge, talent, and faith to guide the way.

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Make pretty stars!!

13 01 2007



I found instructions for these beautiful folded paper stars in an old magazine called The Workbasket. Not only were the directions indecipherable, the picture illustrations were misidentified. Although your first attempt might be a challenge, it’ll be worth it as the final product will impress your friends and family.

Use them to decorate your trees and presents for your holiday party, or hang them from your light fixtures for your New Years Eve bash.

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TOP 300 Freeware software!

13 01 2007


Office

OpenOffice – office suite
PC Suite 602 – office suite
AbiWord – text editor
Atlantis Nova – text editor
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer – power point files viewer
Adobe Reader – pdf reader
Foxit PDF Reader – pdf reader
PDFCreator – create pdf documents
Doc Convertor – document convertor
Convert – unit convertor
Converber – unit convertor
Sunbird – calendar/organizer
EssentialPIM Free – calendar/organizer
PhraseExpress – speed up your writing
ATnotes – create notes on the desktop

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Alpha Geek: CDs vs. Downloads

13 01 2007


cd%20vs%20download.jpgby Rick Broida

The novelty of the 99-cent song has worn off. The ugly reality of Digital Rights Management (DRM) has settled in. The music-download revolution is over. It’s time to go back to buying CDs.

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Top-100 essential downloads of free software & freeware for Windows XP

6 01 2007

No Spyware! What started as the freeware Top-100 for Windows XP, currently contains over 300 excellent free programs for both XP and Vista. Since we don’t want to change our name everytime the list gets longer, we keep calling it 100‑downloads.com. There are 15 software categories to choose from, so there should be something useful for you, too. You won’t find trial versions, spyware or malware. Only the best hand-picked freeware available, just one click away. Because the best things in life are free!

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30 Essential Pieces Of Free Software for Windows

6 01 2007

What follows is a list of thirty pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Windows. Not only is every piece of it free, almost all of them directly replace expensive software packages.

Now, if only there were an open version of The Sims 2, I might go the whole way and switch to Linux…

Firefox logo1. Firefox
http://www.getfirefox.com/
Replaces Internet Explorer
If you haven’t switched to Firefox for your web browsing needs, do it now. It stops annoying popups and it has tons of amazing plugins that can make surfing the web even better. I could evangelize all day about Firefox, but one thing’s for sure: the first thing I do on any new Windows machine is run Internet Explorer just long enough to download Firefox.

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The Rules of Photography

5 01 2007

imageAt this point, you’re getting pretty comfortable with your camera. You know how to operate it and you know how to make use of some of those newfangled professional features such as manual focus, shutter, aperture, and ISO. But you aren’t quite done yet. You’re now at the Point of No Return, the Twilight Zone, or where the magic happens… otherwise known as the place that separates the good photographers from the great photographers. You’re ready to start taking pictures that are not only technically adept but, well, interesting.

What makes a picture interesting? How do you go about taking these pictures? How do you use the things you learned in the last article to your advantage when trying to take a beautiful photograph? That’s what this segment is going to be all about.

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