Sync Thunderbird Emails Across Multiple Computers

March 26th, 2010

Article on Make Use Of

“A desktop email client has several advantages over webmail. Unfortunately you don’t have access to your emails when you’re on a different computer. So if your favorite email client is Thunderbird and this is precisely the issue you need to solve, hang on! This article shows how you can sync Thunderbird emails across multiple computers and always have access to all of your emails no matter which computer you’re using.”

1. Switch from POP3 to IMAP
You can download all emails and keep copy on the server, since then all the files and folders will be sync.

2. Move Profile To A Mobile Drive
Technically you take your entire Thunderbird profile with you and access it on any computer you use. Since an external source will have a different drive letter on different computers, we’re not going to move the profile. We will just tell Thunderbird the path of the profile using the -profile "path" command line argument. The command line argument looks like the following:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe

3. Move Profile To A Network Drive
This last method to sync Thunderbird email requires that you have access to a shared / network drive. This is the most convenient method in the long run. However, moving your existing profile to that drive can be tricky.

Online Resume

March 20th, 2010

When you’re looking for a job, you don’t have a lot of chances to catch the interest of a potential employer. After the cover letter, resume is one of the first documents recruiters see. To keep them interested in you, this document should highlight your strengths, be easy to scan, yet look unique and interesting. A great way to quickly compile a resume and not forget about any details are online tools. This article covers the top 3 websites to create a CV or build a free resume online. Here’s some examples:

Visual CV
visual cv

My Resume Online
my resume online


Open Source Software

March 13th, 2010

You can quite easily buy a brand-spanking-new computer and install all the software you need for free these days, using applications offered under the Open Software License. You can get a free image editor, a free sound editor, a free word processor, media player, file archiver, PDF creator… the list goes on and on and on. Check out the showcase on Tripwire
PDF Creator || FileZilla || Notepad++ || 7-Zip

iPhone App – What The Font

March 2nd, 2010

WhatTheFont allows you to identify the fonts in a photo or web graphic.
Just take a photo of the font with your iPhone and the font will be identified.
Check it out on!

Install XAMPP

February 24th, 2010

XAMPP is an easy way to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. Treat your local drive like a server and save more valuable time.

Tools for Screencast

February 20th, 2010

screen capture
“Software for creating screencasts have become essential and the products available are being used intensively for creating thousands of new videos every day. Screencasts are like all over the place now and were almost at a point where people start to expect them to be. Videos are simply great to deliver a message in a very short time and for most people bandwidth is not a problem any more. Bloggers use video feeds a lot to improve their presence and be more personal to their readers.”

cam studio
CamStudio is a free open source program for capturing screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files. Its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

In the market there’s more free and commercial tools, even Firefox addon that can screen capture frame by frame. For more information you have to visit Tripwire Magazine and read the Article.

Reflection Maker

February 19th, 2010

reflection maker
Reflection Maker is an online tool that create reflection for your photo & image, you can either upload an image or type in the source ( URL ) of the photo, it only takes a few seconds to generate the reflection then you can download the image. You can also resize your image, very handy online application!

Free Wireframe & Mockup Applications

February 18th, 2010

“Every web designer and developer should have a good and reliable wireframe (mockup or prototype) tool at there disposal. The importance of such a tool differentiates amongst web designers and developers, some use them, some don’t. Personally, I use them. It is in this initial stage of development that makes web design enjoyable, the coming together of the clients needs and your own creative ideas onto a blank canvas, allowing you to plan effectively the visual arrangement of the sites content.”
Read full article on Speckyboy

Pencil Project
A free and opensource Firefox addon tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping with a multitude of features. With its built-in stencils for diagramming and prototyping, the option for multi-page documents with background pages, its on-screen text editing with rich-text support and with its new cababiltity of exporting to HTML, PNG or Openoffice formats, makes this addon essential for any developer or designer.
pencil project

Web based tool allows for rapid refinement and exploration of concepts using an object-oriented approach to design. The big idea behind this experiment is whether a group of interaction designers, IA’s, UX professionals and developers can create there own prototyping tool in an open way.

An online application creates prototypes of how the site or application will function by adding events within your Lumzy controls. You can create Message Alerts, Page navigation or Links to external content, when your client interacts with your Mockup, yet with the hand drawn feel of a sketch.

Store any file on Google Docs

January 25th, 2010

It will shortly be possible to store any type of file on Google Docs. Until now, the system only permitted compatible files such as HTML, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, text and images. Users will be able to upload files under 250MB in size and will be given 1GB of free storage. Additional space is available for $0.25 per GB per year.
Although there are many online file storage systems, Google Doc’s and shared folders could be ideal for businesses collaborating on designs, specifications, presentations or other documents. Once complete, the files can be securely shared with clients and other authorized personnel. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that most office file types can be viewed and edited online. Users can access the files from most modern browsers; there’s no need to have a particular OS, a specific version of Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader installed.

Cufón – The easiest way to use any font

January 7th, 2010

At times you may want to use fonts other than the likes of Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman, and other mainstream fonts installed on most computers. To implement special fonts on a web page, your choices are to either use images by JavaScript and sIFR (SWF files), or embed the fonts to your computer. Embedding fonts is getting more properly this day, but you have to understand if your user is viewing your website on supported browser.
Here’s a tutorial by Jeffery Way on net.Tuts+, it showcases how to use Cufón, a simple way to use any type of font for your website.

40 Creative Uses Of Cufón Font Replacement – Examples on Spyrestudios

Innovative E-Book Reader Concept Library

January 4th, 2010

“E-book reading devices are not a great achievement nowadays, but how many of them can really give you the feeling of reading a traditional book?
The innovative LIBRARY e-book reader concept effectively meets the issue with its mechanical rollers along with lively page flipping animation on the screen that gives readers the feel of flipping through pages with their thumbs. The multi-touch display allows the readers to underline the book’s content with their fingers and can make bookmarks with simple gestures.”
ebook reader

Paint your home without paint

January 4th, 2010

Colorjive is an online application that you can paint your home interior virtually without picking up a brush. It takes a few clicks to finish painting your kitchen wall or bedroom door. You can test-drive Colorjive without an free account unless you want to save a picture, you’ll need a free account. If you want to redo your entire house, you have to sign up for a premium account. Try it now.

Wordpress jQuery plugin

January 2nd, 2010

Article on Web Design Ledger

Google Analyticator – adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.
google analyticator

jQuery Pagebar – jQuery-Pagebar displays a jQuery slider instead of the normal previous/next links. User would be able to change the width and color of the bar.
jquery pagebar

Auslogics Disk Defragment

December 30th, 2009

Hard disks are by far the slowest component in your computer. Therefore fragmented disks often become a bottleneck of the system performance. Besides causing slowdowns, fragmentation makes the disk drive heads move too much when reading files which leads to freeze-ups and system crashes. Auslogics Disk Defrag was designed to remedy system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation. It will help you get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. The new version can also consolidate free space and optimize system files placement.


Piano chords

December 9th, 2009

piano chords

World’s largest multi-touch & multi-user wall

December 5th, 2009

After more than one and a half years of development, the world biggest multitouch multi-user wall has now been launched at Nürburgring

The two-piece ring°wall consists of a LED display and a multitouch information-wall and impresses by its size: a total surface of 425 square meters, which equals more than 6000 computer displays, is the biggest of its kind. An interactive World emerges out of 34 million pixels generated by 15 high definition projectors and is supported by 30 directional speakers. Multitouch sensors basing on laser technology, convert the usage of the natural user interface into an experience. More than 80 users can simultaneously get informed about news and activities around the ringworld.

Using Kuler to create color themes

December 2nd, 2009

Article by Garr Reynolds on Pensentation Zen

“One of the coolest ways to assemble a unique color theme for a presentation is to create a simple palette by extracting colors from a key image that you think represents the appropriate colors for your talk. You can do something similar to this within your slideware application, of course, but Kuler can do it automatically and give you some additional options for tweaking the colors.”
extract color

Portable applications you should know

November 21st, 2009

Article on Hongkiat

Portable applications in general are software and programs you can run independently from a removable drives (like flash/pen drive) without going through the hassle of installing them. They are widely used and have been a favorite approach for professionals of different various industries.

Foxit Reader
foxit reader


AMP Font Viewer
amp font viewer

Recover Files
recover files

Newsletter templates

November 6th, 2009

stock layouts

“A well designed newsletter/email template can be the difference between success an failure. Whether its to update customers about a product, or to share information, having a well designed template can be a great starting point to guide your readers and give them a clear coherent flow when they read your email. This is crucial, considering how important the first impression is.”

Hongkiat showcase a list of newsletter templates, good to check it out, they require user to create an account and it’s free!campaign monitor

Flash Catalyst

October 30th, 2009

Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new professional interaction design tool for creating expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code. Create interactive portfolios, product guides, microsites, site navigation, interfaces for RIAs and more, including transform artwork created in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks into interactive designs, create interactive prototypes with the ability to leverage them in the final product, publish a finished project as a SWF file ready for distribution, also work more efficiently with developers who use Adobe Flash Builder 4 to create rich Internet applications (RIAs). Designers use Flash Catalyst to create the functional user experience then provide the project file to developers who use Flash Builder to add functionality and integrate with servers and services.

New Beta 2 release adds support for video, sound effects, motion easing, AIR and more. Create the user experience through an approachable interaction design tool for designers with no coding required.

Discover more on Flash Catalyst