Yodm – Yet Another Desktop Manager for Windows XP

Yodm 3D is a virtual desktop manager with the fashionable effect : the rotating cube. If you’re using Windows and are feeling left out because all the other cool operating systems like MacOS and Linux have cool special effects (check out all the Beryl and Compiz videos on YouTube) for even the basic functions like changing desktops, then look no further.

Now you too can impress your friends by getting your desktop to spin like a cube. Download YODM free from keznews.com

Or better yet, switch to Linux!

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Toyd 3D Desktop for Windows

Toy’d is an advanced next-generation Window Manager built on top of Aoof-Wm, an Advanced Object Oriented Framework designed specifically for the development of portable Window Management systems.


How to Draw Manga Girls

Drawing Manga Girls starts out with the theory of using wireframes versus shaded models, the different type of bodies (sporty, slim). The Manga style should not be confused with the Anime style. Manga proportions are very similar to real-life proportions, whereas Anime proportions wildly differ from anything in real life 🙂


The next chapter shows the difference between real proportions and manga proportions when drawing female bodies.

Unattended Windows Installations

Installing Windows 98

Unattended Windows Installations

Unattended Application Installations

Installing Office


Order of Preparation

  1. Integrate Ryans Updates into your WinXP Installation source first so they can be modified or removed in a later stage if required.
  2. Run nLite to slipstream servicepacks, remove unwanted Services and Components. You can add some later, like WMP11 or IE7.
  3. Integrate Addons, so XPize can modify them at a later stage.
  4. Integrate WMP11 before XPize changes resources.
  5. XPize near the end to avoid any files replacing the XPized ones.
  6. Add the DriverPacks


After Installing

Once you have installed your new operating system, you will need to make a few manual settings to get it customized. Give your system a unique name, enable file sharing.

Set File and Printer Sharing

Use the file and printer sharing wizard to get your system set up for sharing files, and give your computer a unique name at the same time.

  1. Open file Explorer and right-click any folder and select “Sharing and Security…”. The first time you run the wizard will not set sharing on the folder you selected.
  2. Under the Sharing tab, click the link that says “Network Security Wizard”. Do not skip the wizard the first time you set up a folder, otherwise you’ll have all sorts of problems accessing your folders. You can skip the wizard when you set up subsequent folders.
  3. In the Network Setup Wizard click Next twice.
  4. Select a connection method. The second option is probably the most common.
  5. Enter a name for your computer, and an optional description, then click Next
  6. Enter your network workgroup name and click Next. All of your computers should use the same workgroup name.
  7. Select Turn on file and printer sharing and click next
  8. Click Next and the wizard will configure your network
  9. Select the fourth option (“Just finish the wizard…”) and click Next
  10. Click Finish, then restart your computer when prompted.


Zero-installation Word and Excel Editors

Zero-installation applications can be run from USB sticks and are extremely useful for troubleshooting.

Spread32 is shareware and can do almost everything Excel does. It does not support Visual Basic, but it can run Excel 4 macros. 912KB

Atlantis Nova can edit Word documents and save them as .RTF. 1MB

With an installation size of 275MB for Microsoft Office XP, and about 250MB for OpenOffice, the tiny 2Mb for Spread32 and Nova is a small price to pay for two very useful applications on your troubleshooting USB stick.


Emphasis – Be Fastidious!

PIC_0025 Great T-shirt! One of my move engineers was wearing this today. I couldnt help laughing every time he walked by.

Apparently he didnt know what it meant. Unfortunately he says he wont wear it again.


103" Viera TV

PIC_0015 This 103″ TFT is amazing. I was looking at it for about 15 minutes in Yodobashi Camera in Ginza today while looking for a TV stand for my 15 year old 27″ TV which has been sitting on the floor for 2 years.

At 1.3 million yen the Viera was kinda over of my budget.

Sorry about the picture, Frodo had just been stung by the spider.

I ended up getting a 46″ Sharp Aquos, just because it came with a nice glass TV stand.

Interesting Links

How to triple boot XP, Vista and Ubuntu on one PC.

Pearsonified Blog

The 25 Funniest Analogies

Why’s Poignant Guide to Ruby, an entertaining, if a litle long-winded, manual to the Ruby programming language.

Ruby on Rails Howtos

Rolling with Ruby on Rails, a guide to installing and building a web application with Ruby on Rails.

Lightbox JS is a script used for overlaying images on the current page. It dims the page in the background to make the image stand out nicely.

Download excellent free web site designs and templates from Open Source Web Design

RealityWired blogs for tech news and AdSense tips

Generating revenue from Web 2.0 applications

BargainJack.com has all the one-deal-per-day site deals collected into one web page for ease of browsing.

Vote for your favorite at the best open source project

PTRLister Paid-To-Read Rankings
ToClick or not ToClick PTR Programs

Palm Programming

OnboardC is a complete C programming environment for your Palm. The source editor, resource editor and compiler all run on your Palm so you can develop on the move.

Handheld Basic++ (HB++) is a very nicely designed visual basic development environment.

The Palm Programmers Cookbook describes the basics of programming for Palm and contains examples for creating various user interface objects like forms, buttons, menus, and tables.

The Palm Alternatives to C page describes options for different languages that can be used for programming the Palm. It also benchmarks the resulting code. OnboardC is in a respectable 5th place beind CodeWarrior, HB++, PP and High Speed Pascal.

The Palm OS Development FAQ Wiki is still a bit sparse but with help it could turn into a very useful repository of development information.

The Palm OS API Reference describes in detail every function built into the Palm.

To use trigonometry functions like sqrt(), sin(0 and cos() in your C programs you will need a library called Mathlib. Use the following steps to use it with OnboardC

  • Download the Mathlib.src.zip file.
  • Uncompress the file and take a look at the documentation.
  • Install MathLib.prc on your handheld.
  • You’ll also need to get the source files MathLib.c and MathLib.h on to you Palm. Use a DOC file converter such as DocReader or PigyDoc to create a PRC file for each of the source files and install these on you Palm.
  • Delete the line #include from the top of MathLib.c
  • Add #include "MathLib.h" to the start of your application source file.
  • Add the following code to your startApp() function

    static void startApp(){
    Err error;

    if (error)
    if (error) FrmCustomAlert(DebugAlert,"Can't find MathLib.","","");
    if (error) FrmCustomAlert(DebugAlert,"Can't open MathLib.","","");

  • Add the following to your stopApp() function

    static void stopApp() {
    Err error;
    UInt16 usecount;

    if (error) FrmCustomAlert(DebugAlert,"Can't close MathLib.","","");
    if (usecount==0) SysLibRemove(MathLibRef);

1src has a lot of useful forums related to programming on various handheld devices including the Clie
PalmOpenSource may also have some useful information