The number of times my machine hangs because I’ve either got too many tabs open in Firefox or too many programs open in Windows or a mixture of both is quite regular. My solution was too open up Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and End the process there but for some reason it always used to take a little longer than expect. Then a few weeks ago I discovered “SuperF4” and it works like a treat.
What SuperF4 basically does, is kill the process of the foreground window when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4. You can also kill a process by pressing Win+F4 and then clicking the window with your mouse. You can press escape or the right mouse button to exit this mode without killing a program. SuperF4 should be able to kill all kinds of processes, whether they are hung or not. Beware though, SuperF4 effectively kills the program and doesn’t give it a chance to save unsaved work etc…
Wow, I started writing on this blog and all of a sudden I hit writer’s block – the good news is that I’m back and as a sign of new times I’ve even updated the old look also. If you like the new look then you can go here to download this theme as well as many others.
Well there I was surfing the net today and I came upon this cool little site – Tiltviewer. This is a handy piece of code that allows photos to be presented in a typical slide show with a twist – in an almost 3D like grid allowing people the freedom to glide around your photos. To quote from their site: “is a free, customizable 3D Flash image viewing application”
In order to use it, you will need to download the code and install it on your site, but once that’s done it will gives your pics a very smooth interface and backdrop. There are plenty of options for the user to as it allows you to zoom into each photo, move around in 3D and even information for each photo.
However it does sound like Tiltviewer might not be for everyone because of the installation process. But if you can follow instructions and know your way around a few lines of code then you should definitely give Titlviewer a try.
My 1st exposure to CCC (Christian City Church) was when I went to New York a few years ago and attended CCC Manhattan and subsequently bought their worship album Peace (I’ll try and get a review up too). Needless to say from then on I became an instant adopter of CCC music and searched hi and low for more of their stuff. The good news is that the search finally came to an end when I found C3Worship.com and the ever better news is that they make their albums available for free!
All that you need to do (as per their website’s instructions) is: Register, Login & Enjoy the free music. All I can say is that you will not be disappointed and I would even go as far to say that this free music is better than a number of albums that I paid full price for! So go on, give it a bash and let me know if you like C3 Worship.
As well as the 3 full albums that they have on there at the moment, they’ve also got the song charts and also some videos.
A few months ago I found this site that turns any photo and gives it a cartoonish effect. The problem was I just couldn’t remember what it was called for the world of me. So I’ve been searching hi and low for this clever little site and then low and behold today it just appears in front of me. BeFunky.com
Befunky takes images from your computer, webcam or on the web and creates a cartoonish effect that you can share with others. They call it CARTOONIZER – here’s a little something I made.
They are also planning to launch the VIDEO CARTOONIZER – where they say you will be able to turn a home movie into an animated feature film. I’m looking forward to that. In the meanwhile check out their video example below.
There was me thinking about a catchy new logo for IpraiseYou.com and I came upon this website www.logoease.com. They have a clever little system that allows you to create your own logos online. I must admit I’ve tried a few sites to do this, and this one by far stands out. Here are a couple of logos I created:
In my daily surf today I found this clever little site that allows users to apply some funky effects to their images. If you’re looking to do something a little different then Dumpr is for you. My favourite so far is the Rubick’s Cube effect.
You can upload photos from your own hard drive, or paste in URLs from some of the major photo hosting services, including Flickr and MySpace.
It is pretty fun to play with, and it’s great for quickly doing things to photos that would take a while for a novice to learn in Photoshop. It also has a few Flickr-specific features, like searching for pictures similar to your favorites, and rating Flickr photos.
Well in all honesty I don’t get my copy of Kingdom of Comfort until the 14th April when it comes out in the UK but the D:boys have been kind enough to make their album available online to be listened to from their website www.delirious.co.uk. To be honest I couldn’t resist and have been streaming the album all day!
1.Kingdom Of Comfort
2.God Is Smiling
3.Give What You’ve Got
4.Love Will Find A Way
6.We Give You Praise
7.How Sweet The Name
9.Break The Silence
10.Stare The Monster Down
11.All God’s Children
12.My Soul Sings
This album is awesome – cleverly crafted with beautiful words and melodies that challenges the heart of each listener. I wouldn’t call it a worship album as I can’t really see any of these songs being done on a Sunday morning format. Even so, I wasn’t expecting a worship album, I was looking towards a follow up to the “Mission Bell” (Delirious’ previous album) and this is a definite step in the right direction. The highlights for me (although the whole album is a true winner!) are “Kingdom of Comfort” & “Give What You’ve Got” & “My Soul Sings”.
If you have been a fan of “Mission Bell” then you’re sure to love this album and Martin Smith’s voice just seems to get better! With great sound influences ranging from Oasis to Radiohead to SnowPatrol, this album is not only about music and diversity but also about challenging our comfort zones. There’s so much more that I could say about it, but I would leave you to come up with your own views after listening to it.
When it comes to Paul Baloche – he does seem to be a little unknown in the UK – but considering the quality of his songs I think it’s only a question of time.
This album is a great follow up to Paul’s previous album – A Greater Song. It contains a great selection of songs which can be used in a church setting and included in the CD are also instructional videos and chord charts to help you do just that.
1. Our God Saves
2. Kingdom of God
3. Rock of Ages You Will Stand
4. Only True God
6. Hallelujah to My King
7. I Cling to the Cross
8. You Gave Your Life Away
11. God Most High
12. How Great Thou Art
13. Great Redeemer
14. Your Love Came Down
As far as favourite tracks – I love the energy in “Kingdom of God” it could almost be a Queen song and “I Cling to the Cross” is quiet and yet a powerful song that really touches my heart. To be honest this album feels more like “A Greater Song – Part 2” and if you enjoyed that CD then there’s good chance this will suit you.
I actually bought this album and his whole library from Paul Baloche’s website (in the US) for a mere $69 (£35) and I have to say that was the best £35 quid that I’ve spent on Christian music in a long time.