Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Yahoo! Widget Gallery

Yahoo! Widget Gallery: "
Play drum over your favorite song. Click on different drums or cymbals to get different sounds, or use the following keyboard keys to play:

[space] - basedrum
[f] - snare
[r] - tom1
[t] - tom2
[y] - tom3
[u] - tom4
[4] - splash
[5] - cymbal left
[8] - cymbal right
[j] - hi-hat
[k] - ride
[g]- cowbell

Check the preference window for more keyboard options."

Yahoo! Widgets - Get Weather, Photos, Calendar, and More on Your Mac or Windows Desktop

Yahoo! Widgets - Get Weather, Photos, Calendar, and More on Your Mac or Windows Desktop: "
Yahoo! Widget Engine 3.0
Keep the stuff that you love right at your fingertips.
Bring life to your desktop with fun, stylish,
and useful Yahoo! Widgets.

To get Widgets on your desktop, you first need
to download the Yahoo! Widget Engine."


Torpark: "Torpark; Turn any internet terminal into a secure connection.

Welcome to the TorPark download page. Download TorPark for your language, and put it on a USB Flash keychain. Plug it into any internet terminal whether at home, school, or public. Run Torpark.exe and it will launch a Tor circuit connection, which creates an encrypted tunnel from your computer indirectly to a Tor exit computer, giving the appearance of having the Tor exit computer's IP."

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system: "Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features."

Thursday, February 02, 2006

SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer: "SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info for those hard disks that support this feature and show hard disk temperatures too, if supported. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature). At the lowest level, SpeedFan is an hardware monitor software that can access digital temperature sensors, but its main feature is that it can change fan speeds (depending on the capabilities of your sensor chip and your hardware) according to the temperatures inside your pc, thus reducing noise. Several sensors, like Winbond's and the AS99127F support fan speed changing, as well as others from Maxim, Myson, Analog Devices, National Semiconductor and ITE, but the hardware manufacturer must have connected the relevant pins to some additional, yet trivial, circuitry. This means that if you have, say, a Winbond W83782D on a BP6 then you're ok, but not every motherboard with such an hardware monitor chip will be able to change fan speeds. From one of the very first hardware monitor chips that could be found in standard PCs, the National Semiconductor LM75 (and all of its clones, like the Philips NE1617 and the Philips NE1618 or the Maxim MAX1617) or the Analog Devices ADM1021, such chips have been greatly improved, both in their precision and in their capabilities. Current chips can monitor fan speeds, voltages and change fan speeds bu using PWMs (Pulse Width Modulation). Some chips can even be programmed to vary fan speeds without any additional software intervention. If your BIOS was programmed to setup such chips this way you can still try to use SpeedFan's Advanced Configuration to revert to manual (software controlled) mode. Winbond W83697HF, Analog Devices ADT7463, SMSC EMC6D102, ITE IT8712F, National LM85C and Maxim MAX6650 are very go"