Hankers's Articles
June 17, 2010 by Hankers
CD Art Display is a free desktop program that shows the current song cover in a customizable skin.

It fully works with AlbumPlayer, Helium Music Manager, iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, foobar2000 (component required), MediaMonkey and partially supports qmp, MP3Toys and musikCube.

Along with several skins ready to use, CD Art Display has a powerful Skin Editor with real time preview.



 

Main FeaturesSkinnable High quality graphics PNG transparency support Rea...
May 11, 2010 by Hankers
The ultimate do-it-yourself screen capture tool is better than ever. Snagit 10 provides a smarter and more efficient way to grab your images, with updated capture profiles and effects to improve how you capture, edit, share and organize your content.

 

Some of the features of Snagit 10:

All-in-One Capture

Transparency

Text Capture

Auto-scroll Capture

 

Check it out - Meet Snagit 10!
May 9, 2009 by Hankers
Myoats is a place where you can create simple or complex designs, shapes and patterns.. The designs that you create can be:

Downloaded as an image.Downloaded as a transparent png.Saved to your personal account, which allows for editing and re-saving.Made into a wallpaper
 

Some interesting works displayed on the site.  Check it out.  http://www.myoats.com/create.aspx
April 26, 2009 by Hankers
Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art.

The success of Drawing Day is a direct result of artists spreading the word. Whether you’re a professional artist or you just enjoy scribbling, the biggest contribution you can make is letting all your friends know about Drawing Day.

Check the site out for more info.

http://www.drawingday.org/
February 23, 2009 by Hankers
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Skinning.net are having a Community Suite Project and are inviting all SDN members that wish to participate to leave a comment with what they would like to contribute to the Suite.

Atthe moment we are looking for a WindowBlind, Dream, Wall, LogonVista,Weather Widget, Rainlendar. Other items could possibly be included inthe Community Suite.

So far, Jimbo, 2of3 and lovely62 have agreed to participate. Please leave a comment hereas to your desire to take p...
January 31, 2009 by Hankers
A twitter member posted links to some Photoshop tutorial sites that may interest the budding skinner and possibly some of the information contained in the links may be of use to Master skinners.

It's amazing what can be done with graphic software.



 

 

 

 

 


10 Websites To Make You A Photoshop Ninja - Alltop
January 2, 2009 by Hankers
Sumo Paint is a 'free' online image editing application.

High-end image editor SUMO Paint is a fairly impressive clone of Photoshop's major features inside a browser window.  Sumo Paint is designed more for image creation rather than image editing.

If you're without your favorite desktop editor and in need of photo-tweaking power, SUMO can load images from uploads, URLs, and do its own in-browser copy and paste. SUMO Paint is free to use.

Check it out ..... Sumo Paint
July 12, 2008 by Hankers
The big three players of the nearly $37.5 billion video-gaming industrywill reveal their most secretive products in LosAngeles next week at the E3 Media and Business Summit.

Each year at E3, game developers and publishers come together to unleash what they hope will become the next big thing. Rumors have swirled about the possibility of Microsoft introducing awireless motion sensor device to rival the Wiimote from Nintendo. Perhaps even a new HALO game.

E3 2007 introduced such hits as "W...
June 28, 2008 by Hankers
CD Art Display (formerly Winamp CD Case) is a free desktop program that shows the current song cover in a skinnable display. CD Art Display 2.0 Beta 4 is now available for all users.






The new beta 4 is in fact a major upgrade with many new features including a screensaver and slideshow.100% real time preview Skin Editorpack a skin using Skin Editor zip featuredrag and drop a zip or rar file over CD Art Display to install a skincustom picture slideshow when player is stopped or not ...
May 4, 2008 by Hankers
Software giant Microsoft has walked away from its bid to buy Yahoo,saying the latest asking price of US$53 billion, or $37 per share, istoo high.

The decision came after Saturday morning talks between Microsoftchief executive officer Steve Ballmer and Yahoo chief executive officerand co-founder Jerry Yang.

"Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5billion, Yahoo! has not moved toward accepting our offer," Ballmer saidin a statement late Saturday.


Do you beli...
March 15, 2008 by Hankers
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight 2 beta includes innovative new features like Deep Zoom,more than 40 new controls and a rich .NET base class library offunctionality.

For a look at some of the applications using Silverlight check the following -


Silverlight Showcase

Silverlight 2 Beta
March 8, 2008 by Hankers
It's been 30 years that Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker'sGuide to the Galaxy has been broadcast on BBC radio and yet its most famousmystery is still waiting to be resolved. Douglas Adams died in 2001 without revealing the meaning of "42".

Stephen Fry, a close friend, and the voice of the audiobook claims that "Douglas told me in the strictest confidence exactly why42. The answer is fascinating, extraordinary and, when you think hardabout it, completely obvious" and "But sadly I cannot share it...
February 23, 2008 by Hankers
A group led by a Princeton University computer security researcher has developed a simple method to steal encrypted information stored on computer hard disks.  When the computer’s electrical power is shut off, the data, including the keys, is supposed to disappear.  Seems a fast-freeze of DRAM chips keeps the data in memory including the keys to modern data-scrambling algorithms even when the power has been shut off.

Laptops are especially vulnerable to the attack when the machines...
February 3, 2008 by Hankers
I was checking through some articles on PC World and came across this one. Considering the advancements in the past 5 years can you imagine what we can look forward to in the next 25 years.


To quote from the article:

"The future ain't what it used to be. In the pre-PC era, futuristspredicted huge changes in transportation. By 2008 we would be flittingabout in personal jetpacks and taking vacations on the moon. But thecommunications revolution spurred by personal computers and theIntern...
January 26, 2008 by Hankers
Nothing like getting kids started early learning to draw and paint using a fun program called "Tux Paint".

This easy-to-use interface has fun sound effects and a cartoon mascot to guide children as they use the program. This open source program is available for both the Windows and Mac OS.

Bring out the creative genius in kids or kids at heart and maybe a starting point for a future "Master".

Check out the "Children's Art Gallery"


You can get info and download Tux Paint here.

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