Thursday, November 30, 2006

Free ebooks from O'Reilly

O'Reilly have had free ebooks for quite some time now. They call them "open books" and it means that they've opened the copyright on certain books. These include out-of-print books and some are just given an open status by their authors. Either way, they're free and you should check them out:

Mac Spoof

Very funny pisstake of the PC vs Mac vs Linux debate.

Do you like physics games?

I don't mean games about learning physics. no way that would be no fun. However games that emulate physics can be lots of fun.

Matthew Wegner has a site called Fun-Motion that you should check it if you are so inclined.
check out the video of "De Blob" at
for an example.

G.I. Joe parody clips

These clips never fail to make me laugh.

Parental advisory + viewer discretion advised. lol

PHP + MySQL tutorials

From what I have seen, these are the best tutorials if you want to get into PHP and MySQL

These were recommended to me by 2Kreative. Thanks for that.
2K also mentioned:

and finally I think you should also check out

Free portable apps for U3 or non U3 thumb drives

I'm not going to get into the "U3 or Not U3 that is the question" debate. I own one myself but just because it was cheap. anyway you can check out the benefits and criticisms over at

Now back to my segment. You can get free portable apps for the U3 here:

Includes portable Firefox (extensions can be installed, bookmarks are remembered etc.), portable, portable VLC media player, portable Sage, Thunderbird, XAMPP and loads more.

check out the list at

If you don't have a U3 but want similar functionality check out these sites below:

[non - U3 apps but they will run from any folder so just copy them onto your U3 they don't mess with the registry]

[more apps that you don't need a U3 for - 143 apps in this guy's collection, even has a Pstart menu interface so you don't need to buy a U3.]

[edit - added on 1st December]
There are a tonne more links on this page to portable software for USB memory sticks.

oh by the way a Linux version of U3 is in the works. I wonder how many Linux heads would want this. Any comments?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Hello Folks, welcome to DavilBlog!!!

On this blog I hope to talk about everything from Analog to Zool (in great detail) although to be honest it will mostly be links to all the interesting stuff I find on the web such as tech info, gadgets, modchips, games, wi-fi technologies, etc. etc.

{disclaimer} Of course all of this info is just that, info. I cannot be held responsible for software that I recommend breaking your machine / doing anything on your machine you don't want it to. The info on these pages should be treated with discretion and really you should know a bit about software / hardware before you attempt to try any of the tutorials / links / software / whatever on my Blog. I also cannot be held responsible for information on other websites which I link to. Please use your head. ;-)