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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Sony VAIO Z-series VPCZ137GX

Sony VPCZ137GX a balance between mobility, ergonomics and performance is hard to beat. Not quite as light and as small as many competing ultraportables, but it offers 13.1-inch screen 1600 x 900, ergonomics and an integrated DVD burner is rare in this category. It's still smaller and lighter portable base for all applications 14 or 15 inches, too. Also looks great and is a fantastic player.
But VPCZ137GX - is not cheap - and Z series laptops in general. The cost is $ VPCZ137GX defeat of 2300, even the least expensive 13.1-inch Z-series drive almost $ 2,000, and there are configurations that range up to $ 3,700.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Remove Background using channel mask

There are so many methods to remove the background. One of them is to use masking. Here I will explain how to remove the background by masking method.
Open the photo we will edit. Prioritizing the photos that have a plain background because it is still the learning phase

  • Click on layer that you want to mask
  • Go to layer menu => tranparancy => add alpha channel

  • Duplicate the layer by click layer menu => duplicate layer or you can using kerboard shortcut by pressing ctrl+shift+D. Give name to each layer so that you not confusion by right click on layer and than choose edit layer attributes. First layer by name "mask" and second layer by name "original".

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Ubuntu Magic Lamp Effect 0 wave

The magic lamp effect is my favorite when it comes to minimizing windows, but there’s one problem with it, you cannot configure the “Magic Lamp Max Waves” to zero due to some copyright crap from apple (since they think they invented the effect or something). Fortunately there’s a cure for this, you can patch compiz to make the effect look something like this:

Ubuntu Animation using compiz

For those who like the animation certainly less comfortable if we just use ubuntu without a standard animation we can arrange it. Ubuntu has provided fisilitas so that we can manage the effects on compiz using compiz manager. To maximize the compiz we need to install some applications, among others:
sudo apt-get install compiz
sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins
sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome
sudo apt-get install compiz-core
sudo apt-get install emerald
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-main
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
sudo apt-get install fusion-icon
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Alternative Office Software That 100% Free

OpenOffice.org is a collection of programs for office purposes. The programs provided are word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and others. If we look at the programs office like microsoft product there are microsoft word, microsoft excel, microsoft powerpoint and others who require around $ 600, $ 700, $ 800 or more to buy it. While the product issued by openoffice.org is 100% free without any charges.

Openoffice.org is one of the open source program that covered by the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL), free software license which most used. Besides aiming to reduce the piracy, now open source programs are not inferior with paid programs, or even superior. such as openoffice product to presentation. This program has a variety of features, they are slides, presentation templates, animations and others which similar with Microsoft PowerPoint. Things that make openoffice superior than microsoft office product is all microsoft office file format can be read / opened properly by openoffice.


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