Ylmf OS is Ubuntu XP :)

A couple of screenshots that speak for themselves:

Ylmf was initially a pirated custom version of Windows XP but upon Microsoft cracking down on them they made the switch to Ubuntu and embarked on this epic journey of cloning Windows XP on top of it. They’re objective is to bring Ylmf to such a state that users with Windows (XP) habits wishing to switch to Linux are going to feel like home on their distro.

For the time being Ylmf looks and behaves pretty good and with enough work and involvement from the community they’re goal seems very achievable.

Homepage: www.ylmf.org

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3D TV on its way to becoming a reality?

DirecTV To Launch A 3D Channel-HD Guru Exclusive

Although i don’t think it’s that useful for watching anything else besides movies.

Besides, watching stuff in 3D for long periods of time, especially with the current (crap)technologies, cause headaches and migraines anyway.

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Google Goggles Fu

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Nigerian letter scam for real

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Clients From Hell

Clients From Hell is a great way of spending some lame boring time in an entertaining way.

“A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers.”


Payment Options

Me: “Ok, the bid is $2,500 what payment schedule works best for you? I can take a deposit of 10% up front and you can pay the balance on delivery OR I can discount the entire project by 10% if you pay the entire bid in advance.”

Client: “Oh, I’ll take the discount and pay it all in advance.”

Me: “Ok, well then I’ll get started just as soon as I receive the payment.”

Client: “Oh, I’ll pay you when it’s done. Don’t you trust me?”

Me: “Oh, I thought you wanted to pay in advance so that you could get the discount.”

Client: “I do! I’ll pay in advance once the job is completed!”

Email from client: I’ve attached an image. Could you make it HD and send it back?

*attached jpeg with dimensions: 32px by 54px*

Client: “[Indian outsourcer] says he can do this site for $200.  Why should I go with you?”

Me: “Has he done any work for you in the past?”

Client: Yeah!  He did [Other Site] for me.

[I load the other site]

Me: “The entire site’s done in Flash.”

Client: “Huh?”

Me: “It’s a site for iPhone users.”

Client: “I know.  Cool, huh?”

Me: “It’s a site for iPhone users… none of whom can see it…”

Client: “Huh?”

Me: “The iPhone doesn’t support Flash.”

Client: “Well it looks fine on my PC!”

Me: “Do you have an iPhone?”

Client: “No.”

Me: “…”

Client: “Tell you what, I’m just gonna go with [Indian outsourcer].  He seems like he knows what he’s doing and I’m not sure you do.”

Me: “Have fun.”

Client: “We really love the design! However, can you make our website less cutting-edge? Our clients aren’t really that good at using the Internet and won’t use all of the bells-and-whistles.”

Me: “What are you referring to specifically?”

Client: “We don’t need the login area. None of our customers will use that.”

Me: “OK, well it is an e-commerce store so I’m not quite sure how you’re going to get paid without being able to identify the client.”

Client: “Well, you’re the designer and you’ve done a great job so far so I’m sure you can figure something out. Look at Google! You don’t have to login to their site and they’re making tons of money!”

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How to listen to your favourite music wherever you are

If you have an internet connection, a decent one, the trick is grooveshark.com.

The word goes that currently it has a database of around 22 million songs, the biggest to this date and yes it is user based content network, the only way taking into account the impressive number of songs available.

You can find almost any song you might want to listen, the streaming servers are fast enough, the quality for most of the songs is pretty good and you can create playlists and save them for later sessions. If you ask me, that’s almost everything one needs to enjoy his preferred songs at anytime.

Grooveshark, the way i see it, it’s like the ultimate personal internet radio or the ultimate free itunes library. 😉

It’s perfect for listening to your favourite music at work or in any other places where your music collection is not at hand but an internet connection is.

Don’t ask me how come it is still up or legal, word is that grooveshark pays licenses from the ads revenues to the record disks that complain or act against it and it seems to suffice, at least for the time being.

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