The end of year 2011 and the next era 2012 has been entered today. The new year 2012 celebration has already been started, we hope you this year will bring you lots of happiness, joy and success. Greetings to all of you for your huge love and affection
“My prayer for 2012 is for a fat bank account & a thin body. Please don’t mix these up like you did last year. AMEN!!!“
I have been a huge of Max Payne series and literally enjoyed every single moment of each of the previous 2 instalments. At this current age, playing Max Payne 1 would make you feel like playing pac-man , considering the graphics of the game. Nevertheless the game still rocks and its quite addictive to me.
I have waited a very long time for Max Payne 3.The game was originally scheduled for release in late 2009. However, it was pushed back to 2010 alongside several other Take-Two Interactive franchises in order to "benefit from having more development time." In June 2010, the game was again pushed back to 2011. On December 21, it was not present on the 2011-2012 calendar year, and was pushed back again. The game was still said to be in development and not cancelled or indefinitely halted when Rockstar released two new screenshots for the game . On September 8, 2011 Rockstar announced a March 2012 release date for the game, and a trailer of the same was released on September 14.
Above is the trailer released of the game a week before.
Definitely what’s to expect from this trailer is simply Rockstar’s magic of a super engaging storyline mixed with awesome graphics and gameplay mode.
The storyline, whats revealed as of now, goes something like this.The former New York City detective, Max Payne,still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.
From what Rockstar’s Sam Houser, it is their intention on starting a new chapter of Max Payne’s life with the game. He was quoted as stating "This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever." The entire game seems to be set in São Paulo, Brazil, and is set 8 to 12 years after the events of the second game.
The posters for the game is really awesome and looks more like GTA style. Anyways when it comes to mind blowing graphics, gameplay and storyline, you can always count on Rockstar to deliver it with confidence
Max Payne 3 has surely taken its sweet time to hit the market but finally I see a ray of hope of its release now.
Am sure excited to check out the game. What about you guys? Please post your views on this upcoming game
Here is an option from GMail for all those who want to permanently block off an email address sending spam. The feature is called ‘Mute’ and its available under the ‘More Actions’ –> ‘Mute’.
This is one of the easiest way to stop incoming mails from a particular email address and its also effective. the feature especially comes in handy when you have subscribed to some email newsletters a while ago and you now find it increasingly annoying
Well, the next best thing is that in case you unintentionally blocked email then you could still unmute it using the same ‘unmute’ option.
Try out this option next time when you need to block a email address and do give me your feedback on how it works out for you.
Many times we come across situations when we need to share our computer with others. Though we can give them a separate account to login to but except for the document folders and user folders (which are separate for every account on Windows), the other drives are still open for everyone to see.
Today, I will show you a way, via which you will be able to hide any folder from viewing from any other account other than the admin account. The steps are pretty simple and I have tried my best to explain them with a series of screenshots, still if you get stuck executing them at any moment of time, feel free to approach me through comment section below.
Videos are available these days in several formats. One of the formats that’s getting popular today is the .mkv format. That’s because movies compressed in this container is much smaller in size without compromising much with the quality.
Though VLC media player is considered as one of the best players since it’s able to play most of the files, however depending on it for every format is not smart, because though it might be able to play the file, it won’t play it at optimum quality. Moreover, personally, I don’t like the look and feel of VLC player and so I don’t prefer much to watch movies on it.
There is nothing better if you can somehow play each and every format in your very own reliable Windows Media Player. Well, you sure can…and that’s possible with the help of a little plug-in ‘KLite Codec Pack’. KLite is a free software package that has to be installed on your PC to help WMP play files like .mkv ,.rmvb ,.rm etc. Also if you download the ‘ultimate’ package you will realize that you have an option to install Media Player classic too
There are four variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack:
The basic variant contains everything you need to play all the common video file formats. Such as AVI, MKV, MP4, OGM, and FLV. This pack is for those who like a small no-nonsense pack.
The standard variant contains some additional features compared to the basic variant. It contains Media Player Classic, which is an excellent player for video files. It also has (better) support for playback of DVDs. This pack is recommended for the average user.
The full variant has many additional features. It supports playback of several (lossless) audio formats. It contains VFW/ACM codecs that can be used for encoding. It has playback support for a few legacy audio and video formats. This package is suitable for power users.
The mega variant has almost the same contents as the full variant, but additionally contains some extra DirectShow filters and VFW/ACM codecs.
Some of my personal favourite features include
Ability to have complete control on the audio/video filters
Includes ‘Media Player Classic’
Ability to play .mkv,.rm,.rmvb and other several popular formats on Windows Media Player itself
Includes ‘VobSob’ – gives subtitle viewing ability
An advanced option also includes ‘showing thumbnails for media files’ which is also cool.
Extremely small package with easy simple installation
Personally, I would recommend my readers here, looking out for new codec packs, to try out KLite once. Am sure, you wont be dejected with the ample features it provides.
If you do download and try it out, don’t forget to share your valuable experience here
I am a download addict. I simply love downloading stuff from the internet. Internet has grown so huge, that these days with a little intelligence and using the power of Google anyone can find everything they want on the Internet.
Needless to say, the rise of Online File Storage sites such as Rapidshare,Megaupload,hotfile, Fileserve etc along with torrents has only made downloading more easy. Having said that, am pretty sure that most of you….who aren’t much of a techie…but interested in downloading or are new to it, won’t know about external Download managers. Well, to explain in short, download mangers are external software’s that help manage your list of download externally…Some of the features appealing in these managers are ‘pause and resume’ facility, keeping track of completed downloads and managing the downloads depending on type of object being downloaded
Moreover, these download mangers have options to optimize the speed you receive for downloading. Though a simple Google search for free download managers would give you a dozen of options, FDM(Free Download Manager) is my personal favourite. It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license.
Above is a screenshot of the FDM application. You can see many options/tabs in the window. There are many sort options on the left hand side. Also, the downloads could be sorted on basis of categories.
Some of the most appealing features of this software is
Resuming broken download
Ability to monitor IE,Firefox,Chrome and other browsers
Flash Video download
Bit torrent Support
Traffic mode – Easy,Medium,Heavy mode downloads
Option to adjust number of simultaneous downloads and connections to be made for server
Has a portable version also
A user community to give feedback on the downloaded file
All the above features i listed are my personal favourites and the main reason because of which am faithful to using FDM for the past 5 years. i have tried several other download managers too but for me, FDM features beats them all.The full list of features is cited here.
Eager to encode yourself into a barcode. If you have watched/played the Hitman series, you can recall Agent 47 having a barcode behind his bald head. the reason being, he is one of the clones created in a lab.
Well, perhaps the day is not far when each one of us might be identified via such techniques only. but why wait, when you can try it out now itself
Barcode yourself is an interesting and unique site which asks certain information about you and after filling in the form appropriately, you get a barcode with all your information encoded in it.
As per the site author, the basis of barcoding in terms of humor
The calculation an individual's BMI based on the height and weight data reveals the health of an individual, thus those considered underweight or overweight are worth less money. In addition, in comment to the dominance of the United States, all barcodes are published in inches and pounds. A female barcode takes the real-world hit of earning 72 cents less than each dollar earned by a man. The average for age takes on the most comic tone, borrowing from the worlds' most famous 33-year old, Jesus.
The best part is you can also Share, print the barcode and even more have the barcode over a variety of products such as cup or t-shirt. The site has a store page wherein if interested you could purchase products with your barcode over it. Anyways why would anyone want to spend on that now!!
So why not Barcode yourself today and share it over here, if you want, below . Below is my information in the form of a barcode
An old but yet a useful and simple tip for all my readers…this is a windows trick to turn your notepad file into a simple dairy . What happens here is that after you apply this trick, you will find that every time you double click to open the file the Notepad will append the Current date and time to the end of the file and wait for your entry.
1. Open a blank Notepad file
2. Write .LOG (in CAPS only) as the first line of the file, followed by an Enter. Save the File and close it.
3. Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the Current Date and Time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the Line after.
4. Type your notes and then save and close the file.
5. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the Date and Time to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.
This is a simulation of a log file. Amusingly I didn’t realize of this trick till now and currently am using it to take log notes of every feature am coding for my new website. It’s come most handy and useful and best, without any hassle of installing any external software for the same .
Its been a great year 2010 and 2011 is going to be even greater. We start off with a positive attitude and face any obstructions that might come in the way as the new year progress…
I have been very busy lately jumping between my job and writing articles and coding another website…finally i have been able to pull off a prototype of my new website. The demo of which can be seen on http://mashup.sunnydsouza.com
This particular blog started off in mid 2010. Till date it has recorded a visit stat of 13,381 inspite of my frequent irregularities in posting articles. Hopefully I would be better able to manage time in 2011(that’s one of my resolutions every year )
I promise more interesting articles (a list of which I have already maintained) in 2011 and my main aim is publicize and pull loads of traffic . Also my current prototype http://mashup.sunnydsouza.com will be completed and will go live probably first quarter 2011. I will keep you all updated on it
Meanwhile I request all my readers to kindly visit my site http://mashup.sunnydsouza.com and give me as many feed-backs as possible. If someone thinks they can help me out in some way…do contact me…Any help is welcome
I wish all my readers a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2011