Monday, September 22, 2008

Rodrigo & Gabriela

Rodrigo and Gabriela are two fast-fingered, Dublin-based, Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. The fire in it comes from their life-long passion for metal music.

Rodrigo is a deft finger-picker who can move from raging speed to sensual soul in the space of a fret, while Gabriela employs fast, rhythmic techniques. Her percussionist's thrashing of strings and drumming of the instrument's body inevitably raises comparisons with flamenco.

Rodrigo and Gabriela describe their style as 'Fusion music'. Their works are really amazing. I am really shocked and stunned by the way they both perform. Look at the speed and the passion they have in playing the music.

Watch it yourself. I have been really inspired by them!!!!!! And I am sure anyone who likes music would love these!! WOWWWWWWW is how I would describe them!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Firefox optimization/power tips

We have large different range and variety of web browsers available now. Each one tries to compete with other by introducing more usablilty and security features.Some browsers have nice looking interface, some with good security features, few have better compatibility or are easily custamizable.Amoung all these browsers Mozilla Firefox have always been the fastest and secure web browser and is prefered by most number of people around the world.

Also, need not mention that Mozilla Firefox now hold a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.
But since version 2, it is not the quickest or most optimized version. Increasing number of features have led to unusually high system requirements, not to mention frequent hang-ups and consequent loss of data. Such problems are frustrating for any user. Hence, here are some tips to tweak Firefox's performance:
  • Prefetch: (WinXP only) Firefox’s latest versions take some time to launch. In order to decrease the launch time,we can instruct Windows XP to prefetch Firefox into memory. Right click the Firefox shortcut, and add “/Prefetch:1″ (without quotes) to the end of target field. If Firefox is installed in the default C: drive, then the target field should look like this: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1. This tweak is built-in for Vista.

  • About:Config: You can access a variety of settings by entering about:config into the address bar. If you hate getting dirty with code, you can install Configuration Mania, an addon which does the same thing. Here are some tweaks to get started (all of these assumes that you have opened a new tab and entered about:config into the address box):
  1. Limit RAM usage: I have already ranted about RAM usage. RAM usage can go upto 250 MB when you have several tabs open. In the about:config filter, enter browser.cache.disk.capacity or browser.cache.memory.capacity (either of them works). Double click the value that comes up, and enter a value of 5000 for those of you with 512 MB or less memory. Enter a value of 15000 for memory of 512MB to 1 GB.
  2. Disable prefetch: Firefox’s annoying feature of prefetching links makes it resource-hogging. Enter netwok.prefetch-next, and change the value to False.

  • Change the option of continuing tabs from last time. If you had opened several tabs previously and set it up to remember and load those tabs at startup (via Tools > Options), this can result in a dramatic increase of launch time. Go to Tools > Options, and change “When Firefox starts:” to “Show a blank page”.

  • Install Fasterfox addon to tweak various settings.
Source: Techzilo

Search torrents, mp3s, videos and ebooks easily with Filewin

I got to know about FileWin which search through all files on the internet to find any filetype! can find torrents, mp3s, videos, images, ebooks, roms, zip files, or anything else you can think of. Filewin is a front end for searching on the internet to find files any specific type. FileWin is powered by custom Google Search. This search utilize Google hacking.
When you search for something, Filewin also shows the search query it used - so you can learn to search directly with Google using the complex commands if you like to.

Visit FileWin to try this.. I felt it amazing and helpful.

Disclaimer: I neither encourage nor discourage using Filewin. This content is solely for the information purpose. Usage is at your own discretion.