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Save Time & Improve Productivity Using Launchy & XNeat Win Manager

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Launchy PreviewJust a quick thing about an article I read yesterday on Blog called Windows Starter Kit listing a lot of very useful freewares in various fields, I had already some installed & I have alternatives for others or just don’t need them. So from the list I only downloaded & installed two programs: Process Explorer & Launchy.


Making it Translatable – Internationalize / Localize WP Themes Guide – Part 2

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

As I said there’s not only one method to internationalize a software but WordPress uses the GetText method & it’s the one we should use for the theme.


Internationalize & Localize a WordPress Theme – Guide for Dummies – Part 1: Introduction

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I had really a hard time figuring out how to internationalize a WordPress theme for a “multilingual” site I’m working on & then to “localize” it. All that because the guides I read are made by geeks, & geeks never explain things properly… seriously!


Disable Ctrl+W (Close Tab Shortcut) / Restore a Closed Tab – Firefox 3

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Firefox 3 LogoI don’t know about you, but for me this shortcut is really frustrating, I never use it but I often hit it by mistake while typing something & lose everything I wrote.


How to Make Rapidshare Links Clickable & Save Copy / Paste Time

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

RapidShare New LogoHmmm, a lot of ideas but rare time to post here … anyways, back to to topic, has an upload limit of 100 mb but often the uploaded files are much bigger, packing them in split archive files allows that .. the problem is when you want to download a file of a few gigabytes (split to 10s of files) & all the links are just textual which means you can’t just click on them to start your download, but you have to copy then paste them on your browser’s address bar one by one.


How to Have Anti Aliased Fonts on Windows XP (ClearType)

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I’ve just got new PC & using all my time setting it up & installing all the applications I had in the old computer, restoring my profiles etc. I noticed that the version of XP I have in this one is different from the old, except on Safari browser,there is no anti-aliasing in rendering fonts, if you don’t know what anti-alias is, there’s a page about it in Wikipedia: (more…)

Why All the Keyboard Shortcuts were Messed

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Deck KeyboardW00t! Finally found out why!


A Multi Language Plugin & a Symmetrical Shape

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

OK, two things I learned today totally unrelated:

How to make WordPress multilingual, I need that for a new project that’s planned to be in three langauges, Arabic, English & French, it’s a Plug-in named Language Switcher: (more…)

Problems Upgrading to WordPress 2.5 & to Upload Pictures

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Only one post this month & this is the second, it’s not a lake of ideas or that I’m learning nothing, I just had no time, too busy with other stuff, even now I should be … sleeping after a long day of work …


Turing Tests to Tutring Numbers & Captcha

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Hard CaptchaI thought the word “Turing” was an adjective, but when I looked in the dictionary, I didn’t find it, this was some time ago but I didn’t care till today.


Make a Shining Sun & Rays in Adobe Illustrator

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Sun & Sun Rays Progress

OK, I had to invent this for an illustration I was making, & here I’m making a quick tutorial, I will give you the large lines, then you can experiment & have a final result that satisfy you :)


How to Avoid Rejections when Submitting Vectors to iStockphoto

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

OK, I already talked about my Vector application on iStockphoto then about the rejection of one of the samples required; well since then, I replaced the file rejected & got approved & now I’m officially an iStock illustrator yippeee!


Me Converting a MPEG Video to DivX

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

VidomiI had a movie in MPEG format (extension .mpg) of 1H 20min length & 1.6gb size, usually DivX files with similar length take less than 700mb, so I went googling & looking for a way to convert the film, I first tried VirtualDub & VirtualDubMod but for some reason I got a big file & worse a black screen .. I went searching again to find a link to “Dr. DivX”, one problem is that the doctor was away! Damn him!


Can’t Upload ZIP Files? Check Your MIME Types Settings!

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Firefox LogoI’ve uploaded zip files before using Firefox & even to iStockphoto, but don’t know what happened to the browser & how settings changed … Two days ago I couldn’t upload & was getting an error message saying the zip file was invalid, I first thought the problem was coming from the file & the way I packed my vectors in it, but then I browsed the forums & found out this answer: (more…)

Ten Reasons to Adopt a Turtle!

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I Love Turtles!I came to the conclusion that the best pet you could get is … a turtle!