Sunday, February 26, 2012

One Year Ago: Static Websites on Google App Engine, and CPU Throttling

A selection of articles published between February 12 and February 25 of previous years.

1 Year Ago

  • Disable CPU Throttling on Core 2/Core i CPUs: Laptop CPUs are commonly throttled down to conserve power and reduce the amount of heat generated by the chip, for a price – reduced performance. But you can remove the bottleneck.

A number of software that were once commercial-ware were released as freeware during this period. These are:

  • WinX DVD Author, a very powerful DVD authoring and DVD burning solution.
  • BufferZone Pro, a sandboxing software that allows users to run software in isolated environments for security.
  • Spider Player Pro, a free music player with built in Internet radio stations with recording capabilities, a CD ripper and music converter.
  • Chasys Draw IES, is a suite of application consisting of a layer-based raster graphics editor with animation, an image viewer, a multi-threaded image file converter and a tool for processing RAW digital camera image files.

2 Years Ago

  • Nuance PDF Reader is a free Adobe PDF Reader with annotation capability and an integrated online PDF to Word, Excel, RTF converter.
  • TVersity is a media streaming software package that can stream any video to any device regardless of the limitation of the device, by automatically transcoding videos to the proper format on the fly.
  • Alcohol 52% – Free CD/DVD emulation software. A lighter version of Alcohol 120% that supports up to 6 virtual CD DVD-ROM drives.
  • Interesting hard drive facts you probably didn’t know

3 Years Ago

  • 4 tools to get the most out of your screen real estate with efficient window management.
  • GE-Graph is a fantastic visualization tool for Google Earth that takes data in a simple tabular format and then lets you plot it as 3 dimensional polygons and bars directly over Google Earth.
  • Orbiter is a free flight simulator for Windows with emphasis on realism. It lets you fly a number of spacecraft, from the realistically modeled Space Shuttle Atlantis to the fictional Delta-Glider. Travel around the solar system or perform orbital and sub-orbital space flights or try docking to the International Space Station.
  • Hawkscope is cross-platform Java based program that allows you to access your hard disk’s content from the system tray.

4 Years Ago

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