Make your own cool abstract wallpaper…..

Flash, wallpaper
If you like wallpapers like the one above -- you know the abstract, grungy, urban silhouette style -- but don't know enough about Adobe packages, you're in luck. Head over to X3Studios and use their free tool to create your very own, one of a kind, wallpaper. It's like doing Photoshop and Illustrator by numbers, really neat. The wallpaper creation tool at X3Studios is free and requires no registration for use.
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Epson Develops World’s First 4K Compatible HTPS TFT Liquid Crystal Panel for 3LCD Projectors

DCinema, Technology
Well It was only a matter of time as they say.....first Sony, then JVC and now Epson.Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE:6724) today announced that it has developed the world's first* 4K-compatible high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panel for 3LCD projectors. Measuring 1.64 inches diagonally, the new panel supports displays with resolutions up to 4096 × 2160 pixels.With a resolution of nearly 8.85 megapixels, 4K panels offer four times the resolution of full HD (1920 × 1080), making them ideal for the high resolutions required by special applications such as industrial design, architectural design and simulations, as well as for presentations and projecting four full HD images at the same time.Panel features:High-resolution 4K-compatible1.64": 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) - the world's first 4K HTPS panel*Includes Epson's original LCD driver optimized…
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Hide your Email from Spambots…..

Javascript, Research
Have you ever put your email online in a comment for example. Were you concerned about Spambots harvesting your email address? If so, did you use some weird trick (eg: replacing @ with "at") to try to hide your address from spambots? That's where Albion Research's Email Address Obfuscator comes in handy. Follow this link, type in your real email address in the field and click "Obfuscate". Their program will spit out two different "encodings" of your email that will be readable to humans (and clickable), but will cause havoc for email harvesting spambots. Really cool and innovative.
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ASCII Art for all your N.E.R.D.ly needs :-)…..

ascii, CLI, History
Yep, a whole archive of ASCII Art, brought to you by Christopher A. Johnson......Ahhh, just like heaven.... ..uu. ?$""`?i z' `M .@" x" 'Z :#" . . f 8M '&H?` :$f U8 < MP x#' d#` XM $5. $ M' xM" .!"> @ 'f`$L:M R.@!` +` > R X "NXF R"*L k 'f M "$$ :E 5. % `~ " ` 'K 'M .uH 'E `h .x*` X ` .uf` * .@8 . 'E9F uf" , , 9h+" $M eH. 8b. .8 ..... .8` $' M 'E `R;' d?"""`"# ` E @ b d 9R ?* @ > K.zM `%M' 9' Xf .f ; R' 9 M .=` t M Mx~ @ lR z" @ ` ;" ` .u!"` .x*"` ..+"NP .z"" ? M#` 9 , , 9 M d!…
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Copy Cat will copy your files off unreadable media…..

Windows
Yep, neat little free utility I came across today. Copy Cat 2.0 actually skip the bytes which are not readable from file and copy all other bytes therefore it extracts max data which is normally not done by windows copy operation. Copy Cat can be helpful at times when you want to copy a CD or DVD which is scratched,when you want to copy data from harddisk area which is partially not readable , when you want to copy data from floppy which is currently not being copied by windows. So download and enjoy.Copies your oldest collection of CDs and DVDsIt even tries to copy a highly damaged media byte by byteIt gives you the option to skip the bytes if bad area foundIt is a very fast data recovery…
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Synergy+ lets you share a mouse and keyboard between several computers.

Linux, OSX, osx Server, Windows
I've been using Synergy for about 3 years now and never really thought about writing about it. Tonight I came across Synergy+ which is a maintenance fork of the original Synergy. So I thought about writing a small note about it since it's now maintained again.Synergy+ (synergy-plus) lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It's intended for users with multiple computers, where each system uses its own display. It's a little like having a 2nd or a 3rd desktop. It's not a KVM or VNC tool, but it does achieve similar results (but with added convenience). No need to press any buttons when you want to change desktops, and your keyboard…
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EasyVPN Rocks…..

Windows
It's probably not right to compare the Comodo EasyVPN with it's cousin LogMeIn's Hamachi2. Both products are free and allow you to setup groups of privately connected computers and access them from within that private network. Both are available for Windows only (although there are command line versions of hamachi for Mac and Linux). The thing that sets EasyVPN apart though is the fact that it comes in 32-bit or 64-bit flavours and that it includes remote desktop capabilities between all the machines participating in the network. For remote desktop capabilities with Hamachi2 you need a extra product called LogMeIn Free, which btw is also available for OSX. To grab your copy of EasyVPN hop over to the following link.
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Berlin Wall, It’s been 20 years already…..

History, Photography
Wow, I still remember this day. I was a first year Mathie at University of Waterloo and was having my "liquid lunch" at the bombshelter when the live coverage of "Mauerfall" started......What a amazing experience that was. Follow this link for a set of amazing pictures from past and present, from the fall of the wall.Picture courtesy of Sue Ream, photographer (San Francisco, California)
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