Various fun stuff in general

Mamma Mia – followup

Some weeks ago my daughter and I attended the Musical “Mamma Mia” performed in Horsens Denmark. And to use an Abba phrase “my – my – how can I resist you!”, what a truly excellent show. I would say Mamma Mia ranks at the top of any live performance I have attended for years, if not ever.. Money well spent.

And as a little twist, this summer the show will hit cinemas as a movie/musical with quite a promising cast even, so good things do get even better.. No doubt I’ll be in the THX center of that performance as well once it hits the northern Europe.

GPS shortcommings

I found one serious shortcoming to GPS navigators, what good is it when you forget the unit in the rental car in France 🙂

Standing in the Airport in Copenhagen I got a call from AVIS that they found my GPS unit in my rental car in Basel airport…  How useful is it then 😉

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Windows Live Messenger 9.0 beta

Cant wait!?  Well here it is the latest Messenger in a more or less final beta…

Cool new feature is that you can customize the sound being played at your friends computers when you log on (mp3 etc)..  This, I guess, will also become an annoyance as some people will select some rather annoying sounds 🙂  oh well, life is only as fun as we make it 😉

There is also already a patch to get rid of annoying commercials etc;

www.apatch.org

Messenger 9 beta can be downloaded from here;

http://www.vistaguide.dk/downloads/downloads/article/4/windows-live-1.html

http://62.75.188.250/vistaguide/wlm_9.msi

Happy MSN’ing.

DViCO Multimedia Center

Tired of converting all your divx/xvid files to dvd in order to view them?

I found a mediacenter that should be able to deal with this for you, even in HD and with hdmi output..

I still use my good old XBOX 1 chipped to use XBMC, but still at a price of only DKK 1.500,- who knows in the new year 🙂 with a hdd the price is a tad higher (note the later models use sata hdd).

It is possible to also insert a DVB TV tuner card, but I am not quite able to determine exactly which format it uses.

Take a look at;

http://www.tvix.co.kr/Eng/products/product1.aspx

(the official page)

http://hwt.dk/literaturedetails.aspx?TeaserID=5904
(Danish review, an older tvix version but still)
There is also another brand called mvix (hmm the name somehow looks similar, maybe a cheap ripoff),  I am not sure its as good (it somehow looks a little low budget) but take a look yourself (the link is to a review in pdf format);
http://www.mpcclub.com/modules/Reviews/reviews/review_mvix_mx760_final.pdf

Tvix 4100
Picture of a Tvix 4100
(the box model, it also comes in a different design)

NetNationen.dk

If you are “working” with Danish domains you will get a kick out of this..

 www.netnationen.dk

Here you can see all sorts of neat info about Danish domains AND (this is the cool part) as a cool benifit you can also see what other domains are hosted on the IP address in question..  Quite interesting..

New additions

Bought two new games today, don’t quite know when I’ll have time to play them 😐 but was in the mood for some heavy destruction.

Call of duty 4 & World In Conflict.

Played the demo of the latter yesterday, scary graphics…  think my pc might just be getting out of date, especially my GFX card..  my present card just passes the minimum requirements.

Oh well, its soon Christmas, maybe Santa will be generous 😉

Gallery Mage

We all know the issue, we have a lot of digital pictures and would love to share them with friends and family.  However making the nice menus and uploading is complex, requires different software etc etc.  hence it never gets done..

Not anymore, Gallery Mage is a very simple yet powerful utility to deal with this issue.  It can create thumbnails, html preview and upload the resulting files directly to your website (via ftp) or to a directory which you can burn directly to a cd/dvd or upload to a web-site manually..

It does not get much simpler than this 🙂

Besides being free its even compatible with many open source “online gallery portals” (like coppermine etc) so you can use your existing ‘gallery portal’ if you already use one..

http://tanksoftware.com/gallmage/
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