MPAA is going after torrent search sites

Techconnect According to BetNews, MPAA is now suing torrent search sites, because "they are a critical piece of the infrastructure that enables movie piracy". Hmm. I'm glad it's not their place to decide what is piracy and what is not. In a parallel world ruled by MPAA one would have to pay even for writing down a movie title. :->

K-PAX - A belső bolygó

IMDb, PORT.hu

Ez nem egy szokványos filmajánló lesz, hiszen nem éppen tegnap kezdték játszani a mozik. Viszont most vetítették az mtv1-en és felmerült bennem pár gondolat.

Life in the Googleplex

Did you ever wonder how a Google employee spends her/his breaks? Smile Now Time's photo essay gives you a short glimpse at how life goes at Googleplex.

Nanny McPhee - A varázsdada

IMDb, PORT.hu

Csodálatos mese varázslatról, gyerekekről, felnőttekről és álmokról. Smile Csak azoknak ajánlom, akik szeretik a meséket és képesek elrugaszkodni a valóságtól. Nagyszerű film Emma Thompsontól ... ugyanis a címszerepen kívül a forgatókönyv is az övé. Smile

Making external links open in a new window

I wanted that by default all external links on my page open in a new window (or tab), but I wanted to have an option to force specific links to open in same window. I also wanted to keep XHTML 1.0 Strict compliancy ... so "target" attribute in the anchor tags was not an option.

TinyMCE - a WYSIWYG editor

Today I've read about TinyMCE (a Javascript based WYSIWYG editor) on drupal.org. I played around with the demo on their website and I'm quite impressed. Shock It's very usable and (according to the news at the Drupal site) very easy to integrate wit Drupal-powered websites.

Windows Update through a proxy server

It's far from trivial how to use Microsoft's Windows Update service if the net is available only through a proxy server. I've done it some times in the past, but forgot the details so I had to go over it again. Now I'll describe the major steps (assuming the OS is Windows XP) so I won't have to rediscover the tricks anew ... and maybe it'll help others too. Smile

Google integrates chat inside Gmail

It's an interesting concept to move IM clients into browser applications. However I've no problem with separate IM clients and I won't switch over unless Gmail's integrated chat is going to provide all the features (or even more) that I'm used to with my favourite IM client, Miranda.

Don't mess with Google

[Techconnect] The German websites of car maker BMW have been kicked out of the Google index a recent blog pointed out. BMW.de at this time has a PageRank of 0. A search for BMW Germany, which only days ago yielded BMW.de as a top result, now doesn’t show any sign of BMW.de at all. Instead, BMW.com – BMW’s international site – is on top for this search.

Apparently we're not far from the day, when an internet-giant (such as Google) can make something (eg. a company) completely disappear from before the eyes of regular users. I would not even be surprised if somebody/something would get totaly control without us recognizing it. Shock Eg. most people didn't realize how much power Verisign has just until they started to repond to requests for not existing domain names with one of their own IP addresses. I find the amount of control focusing in the hands of a couple of companies quite troubling.

The IP to Country Database

I just found a quite interesting and freely available IP-to-Country database on the net. They've got a handbook with examples for MySQL+PHP on how to use it in a custom application. I think it's pretty interesting to see what countries do visitors of a site come from. Smile

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