Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FoxyTunes - Control media from browser

It may be troublesome to control music during web-surfacing. FoxyTunes is a browser add-on which control the music playing in the browser. FoxyTunes works with most of the popular media plater like iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer. Besides, FoxyTunes could find videos, photos lyrics which related to current playing. Other features include:

-Recently played song history
-Subscribe to podcasts
-Music signatures for email, blog and forums
-Stream media files directly from the Web to your media player

Official Website:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7

For mobile devices such as notebook, the power is limited. And the notebook consumes too much energy. It is better to save some energy for the Earth. Power Plan Assistant for Windows® 7 is a smart power management application for Microsoft Windows 7. It allows a user to switch between the built-in and custom power plans.

Feathers of the software:
-Easily switch between the Windows® built-in/custom power plans
-Switch the power plans automatically to save energy before the battery has no power
-Power off the display, lock workstation or toggle Windows® 'Flip 3D' mode instantly and easily
-Run the user-defined application or a batch file if power plan changes

Official Website:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Youtube Downloader 2.6.3

As what can be understand from the name of the software, Youtube Downloader can be used to download Youtube video. Apart from Youtube, Youtube Downloader can download video from Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, etc. It can act as a Flash player that plays Flash video.

Besides, Youtube Downloader is not only a "Downloader", but also able to convert them for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. Moreover, Youtube Downloader can cut and select the output quality of converted videos.

The new version, version 2.6.3, fixes some downloading problems and adds support for "" URLs for YouTube, xtube, keezmovies, and a few other sites. It can also download restricted video from Youtube.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Mixxx - Free DJ software for Live Mixes

Today I would like to introduce a free mixing software - Mixxx. Mixxx provides everything required for creating live mixes without any extra hardware. Mixxx could replace a traditional "turntables and mixer" DJ setup.

A. Mixing
-Comprehensive MIDI controller and vinyl control support
-Hardware video acceleration
-looping and hot cue control
-Allow subtley nudge songs back in sync
B. DJ MIDI Controller
-Support most DJ MIDI controllers
-Can set up other controllers with Mixxx
C. Vinyl Control
-Playback can be syncronized to the turntable
-No expensive sound card is required
D. Flexibility
-Skinnable interface and customizable EQ shelves

Official website:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HAMSTER Free Video Converter

HAMSTER Free Video Converter is the Free Video Converter that I high recommend. First, this video converter is free, but it is as powerful as those software that we need to pay. This video converter supports many format, for example, 3GP, MP3, MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MPEG, FLV, HD, DVD, M2TS. We could convert any video to iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, PSP, etc. This software is powerful, and also easy to use. What we need is just clicking on the buttons "Add file", "Edit" and "Convert". Besides, this software support many different languages such as English, Fench, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.

Official Website:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Comparison of Folder Protection Software

Your computer may be used by others with or without your authentication. There may be some private information such as password, dairy, photos and company information that you don't want to share with others. We might use Winzip which encrypt files or folders, but it will take a long time to zip large file. There are several software with forbid access to certain folders. Today I am going to show you some:

1. Folder Lock
Folder Lock is one of the most popular software which encrypt and use password to protect files and folders. It use 256-bit AES encryption and can hide all traces of Folder Lock. The folder that locked cannot be invisible. Any folder can be locked and hidden. Another featured function is that is can monitor wrong password attempts and can shut down PC automatically.

One of the disadvantages is that the complete version of this software is not free. Some anti-virus software may report virus/danger about this software, but it should have no problem.

2. Microsoft Private Folder
This software is developed by Microsoft. It only has one specific folder to be protected by 
password. The files under this folder would not be seen. The only advantage of this software is free.

3. dirLock 1.4
I would recommend dirLock 1.4. It is free. It can encrypt any folder that you like. One of the disadvantage is that the folders that are password protected are seen by others. And others could know which folders are locked simply by clicking the dirLock 1.4 without password.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Best softwares for safer web-surfing in workplace

I am not sure what your working environment is. I do not have right to install software in my office computer and my office does not encourage web surfing for private use. I highly recommend the following software for safer web surfing in office:

1. Portable Firefox

Official Webiste:

A portable software means that it can be installed without administrative right. I recommend Firefox because it is a fast web browser that allows you to visit website and close your browser faster. Firefox has a setting that clean up your history and temporary Internet files when closing the browser. The most important function is that Firefox has many addons that make you visit websites safer in office.

2. Firefox extension  - Page Title Eraser

Official Website:

As what you may understand from the name of the addons, Page Title Eraser allows you to hide title and icon of the selected tab by using hot key (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H) or from "Right-click" menu. So when you boss comes behind you. You could simply minimize your web browser without closing it.

3. Firefox extension - Panic

Official Website:

This extension allows you to close all tabs and opening another one that you want to show your boss. When your boss goes away, you could restore to the website that you browse before.

4. Firefox extension - Adblock Plus

Official Website:

Adblock allows you to block the Flash content on screen. As Flash content is more visible far-way than words and advertisement is useless, this extension make you free of the danger from useless advertisement.

My last recommendation is not to visit website in workplace too often. The software above could not delete the browsing history in office sever. When the boss checks for the browsing history, everything would be known. The softwares above is just use for occasional use.

Smallest PDF viewer: Cool PDF Reader

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Cool PDF Reader is the smallest and Free PDF reader that I know. As it is small (only 650KB), the software can be opened very quickly. Apart from its size, Cool PDF Reader is more than a PDF reader, it can:

-Convert PDF to graphic such as BMP and JPG
-Extract PDF to TXT
-Support many different language
-Zoom and rotate PDF page
-Slide show PDF document

Moreover, portable version of Cool PDF reader is available. This is the best for office which user does not have administrative right to install software.

My comment is that this software cannot compare with the Adobe PDF reader in terms of functionality. However, Cool PDF reader is best use for the computer that does not have much system resources and office use. I wonder why Adobe PDF reader is so large, as 650KB is enough for performing most of the common functions.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Comment on Facebook Social Plugin

Facebook can let you share your web experience with your friends. Here are some of the Social Plugin:

A. Like Button

The Like button lets users share pages from your site back to their Facebook profile with one click.

My Comment: Why no dislike button? A dislike button can give alert to friends. And I think man won't like the websites that dislike by woman.

B. Login Button

The Login Button shows profile pictures of the user's friends who have already signed up for your site in addition to a login button.

My Comment: I want to keep my privacy.

C. Comments:

The Comments plugin lets users comment on any piece of content on your site.

My Comment: Nothing New

D. Activity Feed

The Activity Feed plugin shows users what their friends are doing on your site through likes and comments.

My Comment: It is quite useful. The viewers can understand more about the website owner.

E. Live Stream

The Live Stream plugin lets your users share activity and comments in real-time as they interact during a live event.

My Comment: I think they won't share porn.


Overall speaking, I think Facebook developers are very creative who create many functions that have not been heard before. Besides, Facebook is very influential that many popular websites are willing to cooperate with Facebook. This makes Facebook to be the most popular social websites. 

Advanced SystemCareTM Free - make your PC run faster

Our PC has many rubbish that slow that the computer. There are many software that can optimize your PC, but they may not be as user-friendly as this one. Advanced SystemCareTM Free has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. Another main advantage of Advanced SystemCareTM Free is FREE. I don't think we spend on these kind of software although they are quite useful.

Key Benefits

*Speeds Up PC and Internet

Tunes up Windows by releasing the built-in power of your system. Improves system and Internet performance by up to 400%.

*Quick and Extensive System Clean-up

Boosts your system's performance by cleaning missing files, unwanted files, obsolete files, and junk files. 50 types of junk files are supported

*Powerful Hard Drive Defragmentation

Fast, powerfully and incredibly effective Disk Defrag function to defragment hard drives - up to 10 times faster than other defragmentation tools.

*Defends PC Security with Extra Protection

Secure your PC quickly and easily. Scans and removes spyware and adware using up-to-date definition files. Prevents spyware, hackers and hijackers from installing malicious items on your computer. Erases and updates your PC’s activity history.

*Extremely Easy to Use
Completes its tasks with just one click! Scans, repairs and secures your PC within one minute.

Official Website:
Download Link:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

CCleaner v3.0 - clean your PC

CCleaner v3.0 is one of the most favorite cleaning tool for Windows PCs. The new version of CCLeaner has just released on 28-Oct-2010. The interface has not changed so much, but some functions has been added.

Changes include

A new 64-bit native EXE designed specifically for 64-bit systems.A new Drive Wiper tool screen under the Tools section, which allows users to securely erase the contents or free space on a specified drive.
Improved support for Internet IE9 and the Google Chrome browsers.We have also added improved cleaning support for HTML5 database storage, allowing CCleaner to effectively manage the next generation of web applications.
Additional cleaning support for Microsoft Silverlight Isolated Storage.
Three new environment variables (%SystemDirectory%, %SystemDirectory32%, and %SystemDirectory64%)
New Intelligent cookie keeping feature.

Official Website:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kill some time by "destroying" any website

 Wanna kill some time? You could enter into this web. Follow the instruction. After that, you could "destroy" the website that you like.

Simple, but creative.

Daily Todo - A simple tool that lets you to track your daily tasks

Today, we start to focus on computer and Internet. I would like to share one of the featured Tool on web - Daily Todo. We all know that planning is important. With proper planning, we have more courage for achievement and have better arrangement for time and resource. This tools could help us to record the tasks for today:

 As shown in the screen above. Daily Todo can remind what you need to do today and the future. The tool is free and registration is not required. What you need to do is just bookmark the website and visit again tomorrow.

I think this tool is simple, but creative and useful.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Solution to Facebook privacy problem

As a user of Facebook, I think of several method to solve Facebook privacy problem.

First, it is a wide concern that the information uploaded cannot be deleted. Facebook should have a function to permanently delete the information uploaded to the web. The "delete" should be clear and easy to use. This could let the user trust the Facebook.

Second, Facebook should more variation in privacy setting. For example, some photos cannot be seen by some friends. At the same time some photos could be seen by all friends. If some information posted by friends are violating other users privacy, the user could report to the Facebook to delete it.

Last, Facebook should intend to promote communication between friends only. I mean Facebook should discourage making friends with stranger. All the user cannot see others information before adding them to friends. Facebook should ban the ip that the account that always rejected by others.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The value of university degree

As many people have a university degree, a degree seems not help us find a good job that worth for the school fee. I think it would be better to enter the university.

First, it has good chance to meet new friends in the university. I means making real friends. We have less time to play and meet friends when work. With friends, the chance to succeed increases.

Second, we can learn in the university. Although we could learn outside the university, we usually do not have so much time to concentrate on one topic with guidance from professors and schoolmate. The knowledge do have its values that is not for earning money.

Last, we could experience a very different life. In the university, we could organize different clubs, live in halls, attend lecture and joining different activities and go exchange. Those experience can hardly be found outside the university. It is cool to experience a different lives.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

How to sell insurance

Many insurance agents can be rich, but most of them quit the industry and lose most of the friends. I think insurance is not an evil, there are some hints that help to become an ethical and successful agent:

1. Sell suitable products
If the customer is poor, don't sell too much insurance. The client may have financial problems that could not afford the insurance. Besides, the agent could build up reputation by not selling high commission insurance plan.

2. Make friends
Everyone knows it is important to make friends, but the main point is to let the friends trust you. I don't mean to pretend, but really be an honest person. "Concerning" a friend that haven't met for a long time is certainly dishonest. We should help others because of we wish but not for money.

3. Explain all the details
Many agents exaggerate the benefit of insurance. For example, they make the clients believe that they must claim in the future but actually many of the clients won't. Some make the clients believe that the insurance cover all the areas but actually many areas are not protected. The agent should explain all the details in order to make long term benefit.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Multi-sport event

Is it good to hold multi-sport event to boost economy?

The investment in sports facilities is large. The operation cost of the sports events is high. The income from tickets and tourists are likely not able to cover the expenses. The "long-term" effect such as the income from long-term tourism cannot be measured accurately. In terms of money, multi-sport event should not be organized.

However, the value of multi-sport event varied among different people. For those country which want to show their power and gain reputation from the world, the value of the multi-sports event is very high. For those country which lack of happiness, a sport events may be able to raise the reputation of the government and bring a little happiness to the citizens.

For the citizens, they would have more sports activities and more awareness of doing exercise. Therefore, the value of sport events depends on how the citizen value on sports activities. Some "traditional" sports activities such as track and field and swimming may not be popular to the teenager. The youth may prefer other sports activities. Moreover, the awareness of doing exercise could be raised by other means.

I think it is good to organize a "cut-cost" sports activities to balance the benefit between sports and economy. As not all sports activities are organized in multi-sport activities, the sports activities that is expensive to organize or not popular should be canceled.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Economy and Environment

Nowadays, people live in developed countries are not afraid of hanger. At least they are supplied with basic needs which could sustain their lives. However, people want a better live. I think this desire which built in Human gene is used to push human beings to survive in wild. This desire seems to be out of control as the technology are improving at a extremely high speed. Many products are invented, such as Iphone and IPad. Those products are not necessary. However, the society needs those "unnecessary" products to boost the economy and provide jobs for people.

As the technology is improving, more products will be invented. However, those products requires material and energy to produced and even for disposal. The production of the products bring with pollution. Most of us may have sense of environmental protection. Some may try to use less electricity and participate in recycling. However, the marketing of the products is far more successful. Environmentalist are persuaded to have "quality of life". If they don't buy trendy products, they looks "outdated" or "bad quality of life". As a result, many energy and material are wasted.

I do not have a solution for this problem. I personally do not buy unnecessary products. I just want to live in a low quality of live.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Weakness of Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world. It has about 500 million active users. The founders of Facebook becomes very rich, one of the richest man in the world. However, I do think that Facebook has some weakness which endanger the future of Facebook.

The largest risk is privacy. Everything wound be stored in Facebook and cannot be deleted. Who knows how the information of the users would be used? Everyone wants privacy. It is difficult to control others to post your photo on Facebook and tag on it. The best way to avoid your photo to be seen by others is not to use Facebook. Apart from photos, friends could easily get many information such as friends, school and place of work from Facebook. The privacy setting of Facebook is not enough to let the users to feel safe.

Another risk is the lack of new points in Facebook. I mean the lack of interesting and attractive items in Facebook. People use Facebook may because it is new to them. Some Facebook games such the one created by Playfish are very popular in the past. However, people are less interested in the mode of Facebook games as the mode is repeated for many times. Some people are even get annoyed by the numerous email notifications and the message posted by other's applications. To be short, Facebook is less interesting as time flies.

The last risk is the competitor which aims at certain target groups. As Facebook is successful, many companies create similar website. Twitter aims at the one who like to share about their status. MSN Spaces has more customization by gadgets. Moreover, Facebook may not be the first choice for those English is not their mother language. There are many local social websites such as Qzone, Vkontakte and Cyworld. Some people use Facebook before may because there is no localized social websites.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Model of Religion

I think Christianity lasts for a long time has its own reason. We wound not discuss whether the reality of religion here, but the model of the church and religion. There are some forces which supports the religion even if the religion cannot be explained clearly.

First, Christians are more "positive" and so they are happier. They think that God has chosen the best path for them. Even if they face failure, they would think that God gives them chance to learn and improve. For failure, they may not care as much as others as they may be more concern about the life after death and religious life. The concept of the life after death also make Christians more "peaceful".

Second, Christians are well-organized. They have clear plan to donate money to church and promote their religion. They have regular gathering and sharing to strengthen their religion. They gain happiness from religion, so they want others to follow their religion. The more important thing is that, according to the Bible, all people go to hell if they don't believe in Jesus. Some Christians try their best to spread the religion.

Last, Christianity is about uncertainty. As human have limit in proving "super-natural" matter, Christians could defense their religion by ignoring any philosophical thinking. As the possibility of life after death exists, Christians could ignore any criticism. Therefore, Christians claims that the religion is "logical correct" as the religion lasts for long time.

The model is of religion is successful. Therefore, many business model adopt similar running method.

For example, insurance company teaches their agents that insurance is helping others with well-organized plan for promotion. People could not deny the use of insurance as uncertainty exist.

Another example is multi-level marketing. The people joining multi-level marketing are told that they could make big money so they are happy about that. The organization is well-organized for sharing "successful story" and recruiting new members. Other people could not deny the possibility of earning big money from multi-level marketing as the probability does exist.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No need to learn Chinese for business

For English speaking people, I don't think it is necessary to learn Chinese for business.

There is many Chinese who could speak English in Hong Kong and China. The girls in China or Hong Kong are very willing to be the translators or even wives of foreigners. English speaking people just employ a translator and all problems could be solved.

Moreover, Chinese word is difficult to learn, especially for simplified Chinese. The figures of Simplified Chinese has less logical meaning than traditional Chinese. Foreigners need to remember most of the Chinese word without logical linkage to the meaning.

The most problems in doing business in China is not languages, but the regulations and relationship in China. If English speaking people have no relationship in China and know nothing about Chinese regulation, it is better not to invest in China even you know Chinese languages.

Made in China

Nowadays, most products are made in China. However, I think the products will be manufactured in other country such as Vietnam and Malaysia.

First, manufacturing brings pollution. As the communication technology becomes more advance, the problems of pollution cannot be ignored in China. The local government in Shenzheng is taking more serious measures to reduce pollution. However, the government in Vietnam seems less concern about environment. The manufacturers spend less in preventing pollution in Vietnam, so the factories swift to Vietnam.

Second, the manufacturing cost in China is increasing. People in China are more concerning about labour right. There are increasing minimum wage in China which increase the cost. Moreover, as China is developing other business such as IT and finance, the factory owners need to increase wages to employ workers. On the other hand, the wage in less-developed country is still very low.

Last, the American like to blame on others for causing unemployment problem in America. There are many places in the world where the salary and production cost are much lower than that in America. Moreover, American has no special skills like German or Japan. However, they do like to blame on others for election. In the past, they blames Japanese. They change to blame China now. American tries their best to push up the value ob RMB. If the production cost in China is increased, the factories will shift out of China (but not shift to America).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Exercise and health

Nowadays, the public emphasis exercise, especially aerobic exercise, can make us healthier. Exercise should be good to health, but I think exercise should be treated carefully or exercise is not good for health.

First, it is common to be injured due to exercise. It is very common to hear that some famous football player or basketball player are injured and cannot play in that season. Some injury cannot be totally recovered. The Athlete may feel painful when they get old and on a rainy day. Injury certainly violate the standard of being healthy. Moreover, there is even a research claims that chlorine in swimming pool may cause cancer.

Second, the performance of exercise are based on physical and biological rules, but not way to make us healthy. For those who play sports, they usually not only want to be healthy, but also want to win in a competition. For example, the pose of fencing seems not natural as they need to turn their head and walk like a crap. For track and field, athlete need to follow exactly what the performance required and train for a specific muscle.

I am not saying that we should not exercise, but we need to exercise in the safe way and choose the exercise that do not harm our health.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What do you really need?

Just looking at the people living in country side, their lives are simple but not meaningless. They do not need high-tech products nor beautiful clothes. However, they are happy and even happier than citizens. In well-developed society, people are not afraid to be starved to dead. So, what do we need?

I think building relationships with others, eat enough food, having some interest in live are enough as those desire are built in our DNA to push us survival. Earning money is also a basic desire, but the cost is high in modern society. In a large company, employee needs to play drama and take care of other's drama to fight for better income or just keep the existing job. And people may not be so competitive in the society, they may not have any achievement and have disappointment instead. I think building happiness on achievement often brought sadness and is not reliable source of happiness.

So, what do you really need?

Is Blog outdated?

Nowadays, both Facebook and mobile broadband become popular. I think that the future of Blogger may not be bright.

In Facebook, one could share and have interactions with friends more easily. If I need to share photo with friends, Facebook is a better choice than Blogger. "Note" in the Facebook could be used as dairy like Blogger. People may not want to log-in to different websites to share nor reading friends sharing.

Another threat to Blogger is mobile broadband. As people could write share their feeling using mobile phone like Iphone or Android and using mobile phone to input data is not so convenient, they prefer writing something short just like Twitter. They seems not to use computer again to share in Blogger.

Last but not least, it seems too difficult to be distinguish among the blog website. Wordpress, Xanga and Yahoo! Blog are also popular. Any company could set up a similar blog hosting like Blogger. A little more functions seems not so important. Moreover, Blogger aims at English environment and lack of localization. For those whose mother language are not Engish, they may not prefer Blogger.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Many philosophy, religion and life coaching course emphasis that feeling is based on values, and values are created by myself. Therefore, we need not feel sad nor other negative feeling. However, as what I have observed, our feeling is not totally "artificial".

Human are born to live in wild. Feelings are used to push human beings to cooperate, reproduction, avoid dangerous and fight for food. Therefore, human beings like to be recognized by others, having sex, help each other, earning money and take care of baby. On the other hand, human being dislike to lose money, be lonely, hate by other, etc.

Buddhists have tried to eliminate all their desire but they failed. Christians try to follow all the rules and teaching in the Bible but it seems that very few of them could follow all the rules. Many people joining life coaching courses but they change back to their original personality. Therefore, I don't think that feeling are artificial.

I think the way to feel happy is to think that the feeling comes from natural which originally used for live and reproduction. After that, try to live naturally. Helping others, finding lovers, earning money and finding something fun could help.

Modern Marriage

Marriage is not only the result of love, but also the result of social income and reproduction.

I think human beings are designed to live in the wild and try their best for food and reproduction, just like other animals. Having marriage to limit the natural desire on other woman is not natural. However, human beings concern about marriage in order to gain benefit.

In the past, woman had less income than man. Therefore, the livelihood of woman could be more secure by marrying to a man. And the society had less support to the poor. The children grew better with both a father and mother. Therefore, marriage did have its function.

Nowadays, woman can have more income than man. Couples may not give birth to baby. Children could be brought up with single mother or single father. Therefore, marriage seems not so suitable to modern society. No doubt about the devoice rate is increasing.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Funny Mortage Commercial