Hi! I'm "pseudo: Valiant" and I'm born, raised, & based in Jerudong+Tutong, Brunei. I join this blog to share my knowledge and experience; usually on technology. I work at "this Company" in Commonwealth Drive, but the opinions expressed here do not represent my employer's views in any way. You can write to me at valiant [at] rim3y.net

Hi! I'm "pseudo: Valiant" and I'm born, raised, & based in Jerudong+Tutong, Brunei. I join this blog to share my knowledge and experience; usually on technology. I work at "this Company" in Commonwealth Drive, but the opinions expressed here do not represent my employer's views in any way. You can write to me at valiant [at] rim3y.net

Watch only that video region and block others

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I often watch video off the Internet from the webpage itself – e.g. Hulu and YouTube. Sometimes while watching it I got distracted off the wording and advertisement. I know its not a bigger deal but sometimes I just want to watch that small box of video, nothing else.

Thats to Zorro this is possible. Just run Zorro, resize its window according to the video you want to watch, press ESC. Everything on the screen will become black except that define region. Zorro (http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/index.html#zorro)

Next generation of newspaper indeed

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Last month I was away from home and stayed at the hotel. Meaning I can only have Internet access either using my phone (which is expensive) or hotel’s wi-fi (which is time limited). Its already been my habit to read RSS feed off the Internet everyday, and due to this limitation, I just wish I can print the whole article into one nice piece of paper just like newspaper.

Well… FeedJournal is an interesting service. You can put your RSS into it, and it will generate a newspaper look-alike and put all those RSS post in it. This is just what I need. FeedJournal (http://feedjournal.com/)

Encyclopedia of Life

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This is the most interesting site that I ever visited, and I know JacobsCrack will love it. Its a site that try to document every species of life that available on Earth. Me myself really like this site as it shows you variety of species that I never thought existed – probably another reason is that I want to be a marine biologist when I was a kid 😛 . Anyway have a look here: EOL (http://www.eol.org)

Boost up your Firefox

By default Firefox download an item one-by-one when you surf a webpage. However deep inside it there’s a way on how to force it to download simultaneously.

  1. Start your Firefox
  2. On the address type: about:config
  3. On the filter type: network.http
  4. Double click on network.http.pipelining so that the value becomes true
  5. Double click on network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change to higher value e.g. 30
  6. Double click on network.http.proxy.pipelining so that the value becomes true

Restart your Firefox and you should feel some improvement.

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