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If you have some tools for computers that are downloadable. Some free shit that is cool. Internet tools. Cool apps, whatever...

If you post something old that everyone knew about years ago we will say mean things to you and not be your friend anymore cuz your not cool as us.

Naw post anything useful that is not ubiquitous please.

None of the following has even so much as nagware.

MediaMonkey
Here is a cool music player-organizer-burner-ripper etc. I may actually pay for the gold version it's so good. This program is for people with large music collections they want to organize easily. The player is solid enough I use it all the time now too. The default skin isn't the best, replace it with "Delletronic" immediately and explore from there.

Edit: Forgot, it's also a great sync tool for portables, even phones.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/


Miro (Open Source)

I'm behind the times and still use bittorrent. I hear tell of some newsgroups that are a billion times faster or whatever. Sometimes I'm lazy if what I use works.

Miro is just a torrent download utility with a browser built in. I run piratebay in the browser. You can use any torrent search you want. Miro then handles the torrents and lets you view the parts of incomplete files that have already downloaded.

http://www.getmiro.com/


Fences

The desktop? Isn't that were you put a picture of some hot chick or that sums up the totality of your existence?

Ok, so I stumbled upon this one. The chick at work who handles email and accounting (she's my age, 30's-but she's like an 8.7 on the fuckometer) likes to have 500 icons on the screen at once. So I looked for a desktop organizer.

Fences has slightly changed the way I use my computer. My desktop is no longer a picture frame with my wastebasket on it. I was totally a hotbar-start menu-type the name of the proggy guy till fences. I actually use desktop icons and organize my files on my desktop now. Fences creates programmable spaces of any size, hue, title, transparency, mouseover-activity and purpose you want. The full version is also looking good to me.

If your just bored with your interface try it. You'll be amazed at how effective icon based Windows operation can be. It's almost like an alternate operating system.

You can also double click the screen and everything disappears except your hot chick or ironic personality summation.

Edit: I know it must use some system resources but I haven't been able to measure it in task manager. I certainly don't notice any performance hit-even on my netbook.

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/






Addendum:

My boss launched the perfect series of words that led up to my flawless use of the word "Ubiquitous" in an offhand statement the other day. We then had a long and pointed discussion concerning adverbs. (I'm working to limit their use, and argued the anti-adverb side) Shortly thereafter I stepped outside to scream at the machine shop that shares our parking lot to "get this fucking van out of our parking spot or I'll block your whole goddamn shop with our bucket truck". 

My next goal- use "Mendacity" in a sentence without sounding like a prick.
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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #1 on: Jan18-2010, 04:12:41 »
Posted by Serinam in another thread:


this is not about porn.  "do the needful" is a term at work we have adopted from our oversea developers for reboot or rebuild a machine.  In this case, i am refering to rebuilding a machine.

My buddy turned me onto this site yesterday (a full day after I rebuild my machine), http://ninite.com/

It has all commonly used free apps and plugins.  Easy one stop shop for building machines post OS.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan24-2010, 23:30:48 »
You may know these you may not, you may have forgotten about em and just figured they faded away. But they are current and updated and ricking the open source net as they always have. I would say the important thing is free, but these are two of the best products available for integrated applications.

Video LAN VLC, the best. Open Source video player available. It is better than all players combined and is tiny as hell. Been around since 2001 as a community developed app for the people. Very communistic.

http://www.videolan.org/mirror-geo.php?file=vlc/1.0.3/win32/vlc-1.0.3-win32.exe

IRfanview  Another community open source. Full image gallerying in a streamlined format. almost every known file type supported and comes with a full set of mid level editing options and filters. Just make sure to turn off video support in the options. It sucks twinkys with vids.

http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2192_4-10021962&ontId=2192_4&spi=ab97ef2291d2885e501923d824b9e11c&lop=link&tag=tdw_dltext&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=11039732&mfgId=59333&merId=59333&pguid=YCegZwoPjGEAAGW5gJwAAAE6&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2192_4-10021962.html%3Fspi%3Dab97ef2291d2885e501923d824b9e11c%26part%3Ddl-IrfanView

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« Reply #3 on: Jan24-2010, 23:36:59 »
Thanks for both your tips btw bookmarked for later and just installed fences. I am a icon whore who hates a cluttered desktop, this may just save my sanity.

So much better

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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #4 on: Jan25-2010, 03:44:16 »
Glad you like fences. I love how it's self teaching. The extras in the pay version are well worth the moola.


Awesome background btw.

Rokolith

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« Reply #5 on: Jan25-2010, 03:53:39 »
Fences is really cool, thanks for sharing.

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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #6 on: Jan25-2010, 04:03:53 »
Hey Inc, I grabbed Fences.  Haven't used it yet, still have to reboot for it to work, but I'm going to give it a shot. 

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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #7 on: Jan25-2010, 05:14:15 »
I tried fences.   I can see how it would help some folks.   For me personally, it didn't do anything for me, presumably because I already have organization techniques that I've developed since 1993.    Nifty prog though, just not for me.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan25-2010, 05:17:22 »
@incon Thanks, Its from a SS of Fallout 3 of Liberty Prime. I have been working with some incredible multimedia software for painting lately. This one came with my new wicom touch and pen interface. I have been having fun finding different screen shots and repainting them in just about any medium I want and with any texture. Its taken about a month and a half of constant use to get used to the new interface. As soon as the technology comes down a bit people be throwing out their mouses. I know that if I had a kid I would have them working in this format from the start. It will translate to the 3d interface seamlessly.

If the pay version allows me to re-size my icons based on the windows and auto filter desktop items by file extension to there appropriate destination I am so freaking there. I spend so much time placing things where they need to go. I am downloading,resizing, oh hell the song technologic covers it better than I do and I do all these things often.

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« Reply #9 on: Jan25-2010, 06:14:54 »
I tried fences.   I can see how it would help some folks.   For me personally, it didn't do anything for me, presumably because I already have organization techniques that I've developed since 1993.    Nifty prog though, just not for me.


True dat capt. I am staring at a giant pile of stuff all over my room that isn't organized. Never was very good at it, and my ex wife handicapped me even more with 7 1/2 years of not even letting me organize anything. So this is a great tool for me. I found another one for video editors that's coming out soon that runs with almost no resource usage and tracks files who what when where and all the subsequent changes as you move between the major file formats for film, sound and special effects. Makes a nice easy to read tree map just in case you fuck yourself or to remove things from a version tree to a specific point when the client changes their mind. So you don't have to do 75% of the work again.

I am trying to stack my post count for January. ;P

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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #10 on: Jan26-2010, 02:03:23 »
I stubled upon it by accident. I find using a icon based vs. Startmenu/shortcut bar/start menu text commands to be a huge novelty to me. I'm not bored doing file management anymore.

Oh and Edits: the pay version has smart-sorting and just all sorts of shit that doubles the awesomeness. I'm gonna buy it tonight as a matter of fact. They are also soon gonna allow you to skin it if you want with the upgraded versioin. This program has litterally changed the way I use my computer. It also helps me set up the computers at work so that the people at work can find things. They litterally couldn't add a device driver if their life depended on it. So I group icons for them for the different tasks they do.

If I can get them to upgrade to 7 and touchscreens and wacam pads I would double their productivity.


I can't get that open source video program to play my short pron videos very well. It's great for full movies though. I'm gonna post a link to the flash vid recorder I have. I think it only works with Firefox though. But I use Firefox whenever I'm doing a lot of web page multi downloads. Downloadthemall is a super plug in.

I use Chrome for most of my interweb stuff. I have IE at the end of my quickbar. For those few sites who have bargained to only work with IE.


I need to get back into my art. I really want a pad. I love doing vector drawings, environments, whatever... and then texturizing them. When I feel  proud of something I'll post it. I'm super hard on myself.

I really love what you did with that pic. You almost gave it a sort of H.R. Gieger feel without ripping him off. I know a bit about art from my little degree Design. Not that Gieger is rare.

My Desktop has this picture on it. It's an early Mondrian. A lot of people don't know he didn't just paint the boxes.



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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #11 on: Jan26-2010, 02:15:15 »
Oooops. Pic Kinda big for those on portable devices. My bad.

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« Reply #12 on: Jan26-2010, 03:36:10 »
The apple tree series is one of my favorite pieces of fine art. My former editing instructor had called my first project Self indulgent, and my next one was "over minimalist and reminded me of  Mondrian."  I said right to him "Thanks! thats a incredible compliment, and here I thought you didnt like my work." No way he was gonna try and argue that he didnt just use one of the worlds finest abstract painters name as a negative to review others art. Idiot. By the way my instructor somehow managed to make  the insane clown posse house party with half naked women and a small ring in back all to promote the new wrestle mania video game, so dull I would have turn off my tv. I didnt even know it was a game commercial till I saw his notes. The rest of his professional portfolio was a series of those goddamn commercials that run on hotel televisions for MasterCard until you figure out how to get away from them.

Pads are coming down, I got my Wecom for 119.00 but there is a new kid on the block called VisTablet
https://www.vistablet.net/catalog/

HOLY SHIT. I have to get one. I hadnt seen the features on this thing. It has more compatability and it is a visual display pad so your not just looking at the screen while you paint. Shit yo! My 4'x6' inch wacom cost as much as thier 22 inch with veiwable screen. I have 4 macro keys and it has 29. A pad of the same feature and quality would cost about 700.00 bucks and this ones 129.00. Totally wigging here sorry. Pay day is just around the corner. :)

BTW for flash downloads I use Orbit, it makes a map of all downloadable content per browsing session and you can sift the list by category and set up a batch download and convert the videos to a better format at the same time.

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Re: intarwebdownloadycoolshit thread 10100101011000101001
« Reply #13 on: Jan26-2010, 04:17:00 »
Orbit! Nice!

Just the sort of thing I wanted to discover in this thread.

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« Reply #14 on: Jan26-2010, 18:12:45 »
eh I am still playing with it, so far it hasnt convinced me its any better than get go or grabit