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My Rants Vol. 1: Some weird stuff among Flash screensaver programs

April 30, 2009 | 2:40 pm | Tags: software

Well, as you may have read, my Friend OndÅ™ej Vaverka and I are developers of a freeware Flash screensaver builder called InstantStorm. As a freeware developer, you have to submit your program to dozens of download sites in order to promote it. Submitting InstantStorm through a variety of sites like that, I discovered something… uhm, unbelievable.

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Introducing My Brand New Site: My-Korea.info

| 12:46 pm | Tags: dprk

“It’s been a long time since I last rapped at ya” I finally launched a little website called My Korea (나의 ì¡°ì„ ). Basically it’s a simple Google Custom Search based search engine with its database made entirely of North Korean websites or websites that are closely connected with North Korean authorities. Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m not a supporter of North Korean regime or anything like that, I just wanted to create a complete directory of their websites so that the visitors can become aware of their existence and see how a communist propaganda may work in the 21st century. It’s certainly a unique experience to check out what their websites look like. Please note that most of those websites are intended for foreign visitors as there is no public Internet access in North Korea; some of those sites seem to be available through their national computer network, though. So if you’re ready for some red stuff, visit My-Korea.info! And if you’re interested in North Korea-related news, feel free to link to that site as well.

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Some little features to like about Google Chrome

September 2, 2008 | 10:17 pm | Tags: browsers,google

These are some of Google Chrome’s unique useful features. A list of Google Chrome annoyances is coming soon, stay tuned! 🙂

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Oldschool Windows Vista wallpaper

July 20, 2008 | 1:54 pm | Tags: vista,windows

I’ve made a little oldschool Windows Vista wallpaper for those who still remember the Windows 95 times. It uses the default desktop background color and adds a modified Windows 95 logo. Instead of 95 it just says Vista. Two versions are available by the way—the first one is for desktops with Windows Sidebar disabled, the second one is for those with Windows Sidebar enabled. “Have phun!”

Windows Vista oldschool wallpaper

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Getting CorelDRAW 12 to work with 64-bit Vista

July 13, 2008 | 5:53 pm | Tags: software,vista

This is just a quick tip but I’ve spent like an hour figuring out how to run CorelDRAW 12 in the 64-bit edition of Windows Vista. Every time I ran the ‘setup.exe’ installer on the first CD, I ended up getting an ‘Internal Error 2738’ message. Here’s how to get rid of it:

C:\Windows\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe C:\Windows\SysWoW64\vbscript.dll
C:\Windows\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe C:\Windows\SysWoW64\jscript.dll

That’s it. I hope this will work for you. Oh, wait, there’s another tip. Stay away from automatic CorelDRAW 12 updates in 64-bit Vista, just stick with the version that came out with the CDs. It will probably slow down the program.

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A beautiful InstantStorm screensaver

February 18, 2008 | 9:45 pm | Tags: instantstorm

I’ve just come across a great looking screensaver that was created using InstantStorm. It’s called Borealis and it was made by Le Marquis. Go crazy for this!

Borealis Screensaver

Download Borealis screensaver

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Default Windows Vista icons for IrfanView images

February 16, 2008 | 10:34 pm | Tags: software

IrfanView is an awesome image viewer. I’ve been using it for almost 9 years now. Though, just like every piece of software, it’s not perfect. Every time I set IrfanView as a default viewer for certain image types in Windows Vista (Options > Properties/Settings > Extensions), no matter whether the “Use different icons (Icons-PlugIn)” check box is checked or not, the same ugly red program icons are displayed for all IrfanView Images. It’s pretty bad when you can’t tell apart different image file formats by looking at their icons. So I was wondering if there was a way to reset the default Vista icons (they’re pretty nice actually) and keep the images associated with IrfanView. I made this little registry modification that fixes these icons for BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF files.

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This is the best way to get rid of crapware

January 27, 2008 | 10:15 am | Tags: windows

…at least if your new computer came with pre-installed Windows Vista. The other day I got a new HP laptop with Windows Vista Business. The laptop is great, the operating system itself is great too… but there’s one thing that completely ruins the user experience—crapware.

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North Korea on the web

| 10:13 am | Tags: dprk

And now for something completely different. It’s been a couple of months since my last post and I’ve been wondering what to make posts about. Lately I got a bit impressed by tons new official sites by North Korea that appeared lately.

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Safari for Windows: A new beta release

August 21, 2007 | 2:10 pm | Tags: browsers

This post is not going to be very long. You may remember my post where I complained about Safari for Windows beta bugs. Well, I gave this browser another shot and downloaded it again. Now the About box says 3.0.3 and everything works fine for me. The first beta release was probably not compatible with localized versions of Windows. Great job Apple, I wish you never released the first beta because it must have given this browser a bad name among Windows users. The current release works fast with no major bugs. All I can complain about is the lack of advanced features, even IE7 is more comfortable, so this is why I’m gonna stick with my Firefox and use Safari just for website testing. You can download the latest Safari for Windows here.

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