Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Soapbox shout from a friend 01

This is a shout from a friend whilst they were standing on their soapbox - getting stuff off their chest.

And a good shout too !!

"Today we look at cyclists - self righteous sods.... just cos they cycle - no other reason. This does not make them Zen like, Buddha or indeed saints - just road and pavement hungry hogs.... they want right of way on the roads - when they do not pay road tax... and they want to ride on the pavements - when they are clearly a danger not just to themselves but to pedestrians - yes people out on foot! Grrrr cross - I could bloody boil bunnies!"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Jean Michel Jarre Encouraging Fans To Make Creative Use Of His Music

Published by Jean Michel Jarre


It seems videos of the tour keep getting removed from YouTube. I just sent them a note:

I, Jean Michel Jarre, hereby authorise anyone to broadcast on Youtube any videos filmed during my concerts on " Oxygene in concert" tour, as long as it is a fair excerpt with the right credits which has been the case so far.
I certify that the only person able to allow or forbid these videos on Youtube is myself, being the composer of all the music, being the sole producer of the live audio and visual version, the performer and the co-publisher. I think these videos are a fair tribute to my work and contribute in a positive way to the exposure of my music.
Yours truly,
Jean Michel Jarre

At last, a performer that lives in the real world!!

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

AvaxHome is here http://fit-media.ru/

Avax or Avaxsphere or Avaxhome - whatever you know it as, is having problems. They will be back.

For now use this link for information.


What is most important now? First of all please wait for them! Secondly, please spread the information: at forums, blogs, portals etc. with all the latest news about AvaxHome is here, it will help a lot.

Avax or Avaxsphere or Avaxhome - whatever you know it as, is having problems. They will be back.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Gmail - Compose, Forward or Reply in NEW WINDOW

Use this keyboard/mouse shortcut - Shift-Click.

Yep, that is all !!

Shift-Clicking the Compose, Forward or Reply link.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gmail, stars, Quick Links and searches.

Here is a great tip for Gmail users. There is a new feature added to Gmail Labs in May called Superstars. This is an extended method of the star used to flag a message. After you enable Superstars in Gmail Labs, save the changes and you now have the ability to choose between 12 icons.

To star messages faster, enable keyboard shortcuts in the settings. "The superstars will rotate when you press the 's' keyboard shortcut or when you click successively," explains Google. "Rotating through the superstars only works when you click (or hit 's') successively. If you pause for a second, then the next click will turn off the superstar. It's designed this way so that if you never click successively, then you'll just get the original on/off toggle behaviour."

Next, enable "Quick Links" in the Labs section too. This adds a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. You can use it for saving frequent searches, important individual messages, and more.

Now here is the cool part...... if you want to find the messages that have a certain kind of star, use one of the following queries:

Use the search operator "has:" to find all messages with your superstar (e.g. "has:red-bang", "has:blue-star"). Learn the name of a superstar by hovering over its image in the "General" Settings page.

OR here is a reference table

has:yellow-star (or l:^ss_sy)
has:blue-star (or l:^ss_sb)
has:red-star (or l:^ss_sr)
has:orange-star (or l:^ss_so)
has:green-star (or l:^ss_sg)
has:purple-star (or l:^ss_sp)
has:red-bang (or l:^ss_cr)
has:yellow-bang (or l:^ss_cy)
has:blue-info (or l:^ss_cb)
has:orange-guillemet (or l:^ss_co)
has:green-check (or l:^ss_cg)
has:purple-question (or l:^ss_cp)

As you perform a search (say has:yellow-star), when the search results page is displayed, simply click "Add Quick Link" from the Quick Links box, assign your search a short name e.g. Star yellow, and there you go! Whenever you need to find a starred item in Gmail, you have a fast shortcut without having to remember the search query.

So have fun starring and searching !!!