FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday
by Todd Ogasawara
Sat, 01 Dec 2007 21:26:49
If your child (or you for that matter) want to track Santa's progress in style on Christmas Eve head over to read the Official Google Blog item...
HubbleSite Gallery: Put the Universe on Your Desktop
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 22:34:56
It doesn't get much more amazing that this... Images from the Hubble Telescope...
Be sure to check out the Wallpaper section of the site for free downloads of truly amazing images.
My Cool Button: Create Web 2.0 Candy Buttons
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 21:46:56
Although I believe in all the Web 2.0 hype, on bad days I may respond to the "what is Web 2.0" question with: It's all about candy colored buttons! If you want quickly build some of your own Web 2.0 candy colored buttons, head over to...
Its single page menu driven service is so simple even I could build a button :-)
Google Maps Terrain View
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:51:20
Google Maps' new Terrain View kind of looks like a blueprint to me (maybe it's the colors). You can see buildings in a 3/4 3D-ish relief view with hills looking like a big smudge (see that thing between the Street View and Traffic buttons above?). Terrain View also doesn't let you zoom in as close as the Map or Satellite views do. BTW, the pure Satellite view with no street labels is gone. Satellite gives you what used to be called Hybrid.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 22:51:50
NOTE: 18.104.22.168 was released after this blog item was originally posted
Mozilla released Firefox 22.214.171.124. According to the release notes, it provides three security related fixes. I will say this about Firefox though. Although it has been mostly stable on Mac OS X, the Windows versions have had a lot of big memory leaks in previous versions. The memory leaks seem less severe starting with, hmm, maybe 126.96.36.199. It still seems a lot slower to me that Firefox 1.5 on both Mac OS X and Windows to me though. I haven't tried the Firefox 3 betas yet.
Get Tube: Convert YouTube Video on a Mac
Sun, 25 Nov 2007 21:41:07
After reading about Ares Tube for Windows, Basketball Jones (check references to Cheech and Chong if you don't know about that character :-) asked if there is some app for Mac OS X that can convert YouTube videos. Here's one that claims to do the job for Mac users...
It was the only Mac OS X based application in a YouTube converter article over on Mashable.