Lots of Little Things
Lots of interesting stuff from the last ten days or so.
- Windows Antispyware has been rebranded Windows Defender as is now available as a beta 2 product [http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx]. * Windows Vista Feb CTP is apparently feature-complete and available for download. Yet to see where though. * For the movie fan with lots of hard drive space, try DVDWMV [http://www.dvd-wmv.com]to rip your DVDs to wmv files and DVD Audio Ripper [http://www.aokx.com/] to get at the soundtracks. * PC Mag details components to choose and how to build your own Media Centre PC [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1926104,00.asp]. * If you’re still ripping music, you can also look at albumart.org [http://albumart.org/] for some of the harder to find CD covers. * Warren Ellis and Joss Whedon got into a bit of a bitch fight in a thread on Warren’s forums. Comment 17 is cracking…. * MSDN has put out a complete list of all command-line tools [http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntcmds.mspx] it has released here * Lifehacker has put out an advanced user guide to Flickr [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/geek-to-live-flickr-advanced-user-guide-154849.php] , a large list of bittorrent sites [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/bittorrent/huge-list-of-bittorrent-sites-153540.php] and pointed to a nice article on choosing the right career for yourself [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/jobs/how-to-find-the-perfect-career-for-you-154945.php] and a neat utility called WhyReboot [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/installers/download-of-the-day-whyreboot-151789.php] . * Pointlesswasteoftime lists his top ten sci-fi films that have never been made [http://www.pointlesswasteoftime.com/film/scifi.html]. * Racketboy starts his series on games that truly pushed the platform they were written for. Part 1 [http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2006/02/games-that-pushed-limits-part-1.html] covers Atari 2600 to Sega CD. * Public Domain Torrents [http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/nshowcat.html?category=ALL] offers an extensive collection of Classic and B-Movie torrents. The copyright of these movies has expired so you are free to share them.