Monthly Archives: September 2008

Convert Audio/Video files to any format using VLC

I love alot VLC Player, it plays all types of audios and videos and today they released the new version VLC 0.9.2 which got a major user interface enhancment. Now it is easy to convert your audio and video to any format or to device like PSP or iPod to do that:

  1. Click on Ctrl + R
  2. Choose your file that you wanna convert
  3. Click on Convert/Save
  4. From Profile, you can choose either a predefined profile or custom and choose your settings
  5. then Click Save

Do you feel down? Try these tips

1. Buy some candy that you loved as a kid

Easy and fat and always work, try it by yourself and see…

2. Take a shower or bath

Sometimes, just a simple act of caring for yourself – like grooming – is enough to snap you out of a bad mood.

3. Read a piece of fiction

Go and check one of your favorite books and start reading it, once you go deep you forgot what was wrong

4. Make a mug of tea/coffee/hot chocolate

If you’re getting into a strop with your work, a good way to get perspective is to step away from the computer and make yourself a soothing hot drink. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate which change my mood alot

5. Take a walk

Put your Mp3 players on your ears wear comfortable shoes and take a walk

6. Write down five things you love about your life

I guarantee you won’t want to do this when you’re in a grump or a sulk. But force yourself. Grab a sheet of paper, write “FIVE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY LIFE:” and list them. Doesn’t matter if they’re big or small. If you’re still not feeling better after that, make it ten things…

7. Watch an episode of your favorite TV show

Like reading a good book, watching your favorite show draws you into a fictional world and makes you forget whatever’s bugging you in the real one. Switch on a show that you really love, and enjoy it. Ideally, go with something light-hearted, funny or feel-good. My best is Boston Legal..

8. Laugh

Finally, the simplest and best way to snap out of a bad mood is just to laugh. At yourself, at your kids’ or at anything…

New comers to browser war, Google (Chrome review)

Yes I was expecting this long time ago after one Firefox engineer are moved longtime to work with Google. Now it become real, Google is entering the browser war according to their official blog, after viewing the comic cartoon demo for the browser, I guess these guys know what they are doing and it is true, IE and Firefox prepare for new strong browser on the way… They don’t start from scratch, they took ideas from others, tweak them and build their browser. Today they will release the 1st beta for Windows and we will see…

Update: I convert the Google Comic Book to PDF File, get it from Google Comic Book

Update 2: Now I am using the Chrome and writing from it, my 1st impression, 1st you have to install it from here, about 450 KB file, then you have to wait until it finished the installation and importing your data from Firefox (didn’t asked me to import from IE 🙂 ). I like the idea for putting the tabs above the address bar, when you just open new tab it will open most visited sites. if you open your task manager, you can find that different process based on how many tabs you are opening. You can drag the tab outside the main window to put it on another window. if there is a popup it will show on bottom of the browser so if you like to open, the Omnibar like bowrrowing the awsomebar from Firefox but with merging the search box within. It seems we have serious comers at least for IE because I still love my Firefox

Update 3: I installed it on my PC at work, even on the import process it didnt mentioned the IE even if it is my default browser, but if you go to the bookmark options you can choose IE but the default is Firefox. After I run it, it asked for a password for the proxy, I checked the proxy settings, Chrome is using the same dialouge for IE, the settings correct but the Chrome still asking me for password, I entered the password, and I browse the net. One of great idea I like is Chrome Task Manager (You can open it by pressing shift + Esc) you can close any tab or plugins (thanks to multi thread concept. I did a small comparisone between Firefox and Chrome in Memory usage, I opend 3 tabs with same sites, and I checked the total memory usage Firefox (72,044 K) Chrome (74,041 K). You can get more info about memory by typing about:Memory on the address bar for Chrome but I should mentioned that when you just close one tab Chrome return the whole memory to the system but Firefox not (72,720 k for Firefox, 46,500 k for Chrome).