Saturday, March 10, 2007


Tribute to Celtic Woman - The Soft Goodbye & Si Do Mhaimeo I


Harry's Game - Celtic Woman (PBS)


It shoots roll film and it's blurry, but the Holga's catching on — JSCMS

Its flaws are its merits. For lovers of the Holga, an all-plastic, no-frills camera, its unpredictable pictures are what makes it special.

"It has that wonderful contradiction: professional film and a toy camera," said Millie Falcaro, a photographer in New York. She's been using the Holga and other primitive cameras for years in her artwork.

Don't be fooled by the looks of a Holga. It does take pictures. And calling it a toy camera doesn't mean it's for children, although these plastic boxes look as if they might squirt water as soon as take a photograph.

The draw of the Holga, besides a price tag of $20, is the retro, dreamy quality of the photographs, which are as far removed from digital pictures as you can get.

The Holga and other toy cameras take big square pictures with colors that resemble intensely flavored candy. The prints have streaks and imperfections running across them because of the camera's light leaks and the four corners of the picture blur into black.

This intense vignetting, as the effect is known, is the hallmark of the Holga.

At a time when the world of photography is undergoing a sometimes painful conversion to digital images, Holga enthusiasts are raising their fists in defiance and sticking with film.

Toy camera lovers celebrate the cameras for producing what digital photos can only imitate: real, unpredictable flaws that make every image unique.


We lived and died by our blogs; now, not so much

According to research firm Gartner Inc., more than 200 million abandoned blogs litter the Internet. Gartner also predicted that 2007 will be the year that blogging peaks. The December report sent the blogosphere (we salute you, oh ugly, ungainly word for global online community) into a cybertizzy: Is it the end of blogging? Was it all just a fad?

Friday, March 09, 2007


Dracosoft Sudoku

Dracosoft's Sudoku is a challenging number-puzzle game filled with logical solutions, and analytical answers.

Based on the popular Japanese number game, Dracosoft's Sudoku not only includes the "Classic" number-puzzles, but we have also included two other modes for added merriment. Select "Random" mode for amorphic puzzles, and "Chaos" mode for completely wild challenges. These additional modes will challenge even the most skilled Sudoku player.

Dracosoft's Sudoku will leave you thinking numbers all day long.




Meet Your Second Brain

A Paperless Life

In today's world, everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

Enter DEVONthink: The solution to this digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink is exceedingly flexible and adapts to your personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, digitize them with DEVONthink Pro Office.

Use it as your document repository, your filing cabinet, your email archive, or your project organizer; DEVONthink can do it all. You can even collect and organize data from the web for your own use, enrich it with sound and movie files from your hard drive, and then export the finished product as a website or to an Apple Pages document to print, should you so desire. Or copy the content to your iPod! The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.


Eastgate Tinderbox: the tool for notes

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant.

Tinderbox stores and organizes your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you analyze and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and web logs.


RedleX - Makers of Mellel, the word processor for Mac OS X

Your word Processor — Why Mellel?
Mellel is the leading word processor for Mac OS X, designed to serve scholars, creative and technical writing, multilingual word processing and anyone who needs an agile, feature-rich and reliable word processor.


Mac Software - Scrivener

Writing a book - or even a single short story or research paper - is about more than hammering away at the keys until done. Research, scrawling fragmentary ideas that don't seem to fit anywhere yet, collecting faded photos from old newspapers, shuffling index cards to find that elusive structure - most writing software is only fired up after much of the hard work is already done. Enter Scrivener: writing software that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas. Take notes. Storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard. View research while you write. Track themes using keywords. Dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text just to see how it fits. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike - whatever you write, grow your ideas in style. 

What Is It? 
Scrivener is a project management tool for writers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.

After Downing Street is a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 veterans groups, peace groups, and political activist groups that has worked since May 2005 to pressure both Congress and the media to investigate whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The coalition takes its name from the emergence in May and June of 2005 of several documents that quickly came to be known as the Downing Street Memos.


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