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assorted ramblings


destination subconscious: cary grant and LSD

Posted by kaini , 01 September 2010 - - - - - - · 4,978 views

reprinted from the excellent destination subconscious blog

I knew Cary Grant very well and he loved ... what did they call it? Acid! LSD. He said he liked to take the trip." - Debbie Reynolds

"I learned many things in the quiet of that room...


frank sinatra has a cold

Posted by kaini , 30 July 2010 - - - - - - · 1,280 views

by guy talese. esquire magazine, april 1966:

In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and he...


some nice small utils some of which you will know unless you live under a rock

Posted by kaini , 07 July 2010 - - - - - - · 1,493 views

teracopy - a really fucking great replacement for the windows copy feature. more suited to handling huge files or huge number of files than the windows copy feature by a mile, and faster too (yes, i did run some trials :facepalm: ).
i use: almost...


soluto - best startup program analysis software i've ever used

Posted by kaini , 12 June 2010 - - - - - - · 3,014 views

hands down.


Soluto bills itself as an "Anti-Frustration Software", and it's not hard to see why—it tracks all the applications in your system boot process, and tells you exactly which ones are slowing you down.

Once you've installed the software and rebooted your PC, Soluto springs into action, tracking...


experimental tip of the day

Posted by kaini , 31 May 2010 - - - - - - · 1,047 views

enabling inter-frame interpolation on your videos

effectively allows you to get 48fps out of a 24fps video. you will need a pretty decent pc for this.


sweet tip of the day

Posted by kaini , 21 May 2010 - - - - - - · 677 views

to download a (fairly low-resolution in my experience so far) copy of a youtube video really quickly, replace the 'www.' at the start of the address with 'kick'.
e.g., if you want to download this tutorial on how to make a chicken kiev
(narrated, seemingly, by the lovechild of stephen fry and anthony hopkins. very...


sweet download of the day

Posted by kaini , 19 May 2010 - - - - - - · 758 views

Droopy is a mini Web server whose sole purpose is to let others upload files to your computer.

Say you’re chatting with a friend on MSN Messenger (perhaps with the excellent pidgin ?). She wants to send you amazing photos she took last week-end, so she uses Messenger file transfer. Unfortunately, the zip file is over 50 MB and it’s painfully slow. Now...


sweet download of the day

Posted by kaini , 15 May 2010 - - - - - - · 1,077 views

gamesave manager

this rather sketchy looking app backs up all your saved games into a file you can restore later. a handy necessary evil, in an era of HDDs with a pretty definite lifespan. i bet my original 40MB hard drive is still chugging away somewhere running a factory in kazakhstan or something. shit was built like...

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