Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Six interesting websites(Oct 17, 2006)

Every now and then am gonna give you guys a list of websites I find interesting. Today am gonna dig the BBC's click online archive and check out the sites myself and give you a list of my personal favorites. Here are six sites on my list of interesting websites for today.

Jumpcut Online video blogging. You can upload upto 50 MB video here. Free Registration required.

Singshot Online singing, karaokee, sharing ratings community. This site was free only for 14 days. But since oct 9 2006 the site is free for all users (thx to Angela Ramirez of singshot for letting me know that).

Instructables Cool place that gives you step by step instructions to build some cool stuff on your own. You will find some really innovative ideas here.

Qunu A fabulous place to ask your queries and get expert advice.They is an enormous amount of subject they deal with.

Idtheftcenter A must place to visit to know about identity thefts. Even if you have not been a victim yet this place lets you remain that way by providing you with key infos.

Alicebot Powered by the artifical intellingence foundation this site is cool.The bots here are developed using AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language). But sadly the site is not free. But you can have a free chat with A.L.I.C.E by clicking on the chat with A.L.I.C.E link on the left hand menu. Anyways it is a rewaring experience to just be on the site and get to know about all about AIML and the AI foundation.

Online Tv Channels.

Hey folks here are some interesting sites which offers thousands of free Tv channels online. You can choose the country from which u want to view the content from. Windows media player is required and also real player for some. Not all channels are live streams though. So get your popcorns and let your mouse do the remote control. Hope most of you have a broad band.


Folks here are three funny videos on youtube

Vid1-- A guy walking on the beach and tripping and falling on a girl..very funny.

Vid2-- A Karate cow

vid3-- Politician embarrassed to see his dentures come out.

A movie I liked.

Pay it forward (2000 release) that touches humanity through the deeds of a kid. Even though the ending is sad it let us learn a lot. Pay it forward could be our motto in life. If everyone pay it forward at least a bit it can only get better. HayleyOsment ( of sixth sense fame) as the kid, really touches the audience with his stellar performance. Combine that with Kevin spacey and Helen Hunt's expressive and emotional acting and the unique theme the movie has and you have a movie that givesyou something to think about. It is not a fun movie so watch it only when you are in a mood to think.

It all starts when a Class teacher (Kevin Spacey) challenges his Seventh grade class to come up with an assignment to change the world. Trevor, the student (Haley Osment) comes up with the pay-it-forward concept and first decides to help a homeless heroin addict get back on his feet, then help his own mother and the class teacher get together and then help his friend who's being pushed around by bullies in school. This "movement" spreads relatively unnoticed until a reporter in Los Angeles who loses his car is handed a brand new Jaguar and tracks down the source of this favour chain. It is not as simple as it sounds but when you watch it it will start building on you.

Oh by the way Jon bon Jovi makes a special appearence in this movie as the abusive ex of Helen hunt. Helent Hunt as the single mom trying to make ends meet has given a really superb performance. I mean each of the main characters in this movie has a story of their own and each one of them won't let you down with their performance.

How to tweak the browsing speed in fire fox

To get started, type "about:config" in your FireFox address bar. The settings you're looking for are:

1.) network.http.pipelining
2.) network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
3.) network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
4.) network.http.proxy.pipelining
5.) nglayout.ititialpaint.delay

Set #1, #2, and #4 to "true". Set #3 to a high number, like 32. Set #5 to 0.

Enabling the pipelining features allows the browser to make multiple requests to the server at the same time. The "maxrequests" is the maximum number of requests it will send at once. I've heard that 8 is the most it will send at once, but setting it higher won't hurt, just in case. The initialpaint.delay is the length of time (in milliseconds) after the server response before the browser begins to paint the page.

Adjusting those settings will help pages render much faster in FireFox.