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Archive for September, 2007
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The fellow whose inked and un-shirted self-portrait flooded the web on Monday, after being uploaded unwittingly on a stolen laptop, has turned the pilfered Mac over to police in Victoria, BC, Canada. He says he’s innocent, and authorities are still sorting through the case. Snip from Vancouver Sun story:
The tattooed man, whose photo has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times around the world and who suddenly found himself famous from Iceland to Brazil, walked into the Victoria police station with the stolen machine at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, said gt. Colin Brown.
The man also contacted Global BC on Tuesday, telling the station he did not know the computer was stolen and that he had bought it from a friend who had bought it from someone else.
The guy’s self-portrait has now been viewed more than 252,037 times on the original Flickr page, and heaven knows how many thousands or millions more times on blogs and other websites.
Dane Brown from Workspace (the ‘office 2.0′ space from which this and other laptops were stolen) said Flickr dude was ‘known to police,’ and that while no charges were filed to date, the matter is ‘certainly under investigation.’
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An always-on server can come in all kinds of handy for running automated tasks, syncing your data, remote controlling downloads and acting as a proxy. Lot of us have access to a remote computer, but most of us probably aren’t getting everything we can out of it. Check out our top 10 ways to put your remote server to best use
Mac OS X only: Donationware application SurplusMeter monitors and records your upload and download traffic volume and offers tons of useful bandwidth stats, like average daily use and bandwidth allowance tracking (if your ISP has a cap, that is). Keep in mind that the application doesn’t actually keep track of what traffic is from the internet and what traffic may be local network traffic (like transferring files from your desktop to your laptop), so it won’t be 100% accurate if you have much network traffic on your LAN. However, if you’re looking for a simple method for tracking your bandwidth, it’s a handy little utility. SurplusMeter is donationware, Mac only. Windows users, check out Freemeter.
Staying legal as a designer or webmaster means you’ll have to either create your own images or buy them from stock sites. Fortunately, there are a number of sources for free images, and we’ve collected them here. So read on for 100 sources where you can find free stock images: and don’t worry — they’re all legal!
Shorten cords and reduce cable clutter with cheap cable management solutions Cableyoyo (pictured) and CordHog. Each device provides a simple method for wrapping up extraneous cable length when you don’t need the full length of the cord, but Cableyoyo’s sleek design is more geared for display while CordHogs are more of a simple behind-the-scenes option. Sure you could use your own ties or velcro straps in many situations, but if you really hate the look of extra cord length, these inexpensive solutions might be up your alley.
Hide your computer downloads in plain sight. Pictures, movies, music, files, whatever! Nobody will even know it’s there. Not your kids, your wife, a burglar – not even the RIAA!