Since CC 3.x is now an obsolete product, I have decided to release the seo mod as is without ANY support whatsoever for free. No one is allowed to distribute the mod to the public from any other server. If you need any support with the SEO mod I suggest you head over to cubecartforums.org and ask in the forums. Note this mod is only for CC 3.x and not CC 4.x! This mod will no longer be supported, however any CC3.x should not have a problem with this as CC3.x is no longer being developed either.
Legions is a Stratego clone, the idea is to capture your enemy’s flag using your army. The game requires memory as well as strategy skills. The game is available for Android, iPhone, iPod as well as the iPad.
Visit Funky Mobile Games for links to where you can buy this game and also further details.
Every now and then, Google uploads high resolution photos to its Google Maps solution. These are typical taken by fly-by planes. Those of you in Australia would have heard of Google’s plane taking aerial shots ofÂ Bondi Beach, Sydney. Try it, click on this link to go to Bondi beach andÂ zoom right in using the Satellite view. You will be able to see all the sunbathers and swimmers in detail. These shots were takenÂ on Australia Day, 26th of January. Â
This post is about safari onÂ Google maps. So here it is, a link to a list ofÂ amazing shots of animals caughtÂ onÂ the maps. My favourite is the Â ”Large pod of hippos”. To get toÂ the really amazing shots of these animals you must:
- Make sure you are in Satellite view.Â
- Click on the linkÂ of the animal you want to view
- Move the slider to the highest zoom level, this will give you the highest zoom level you can go using the Google maps interface.
But! Did you know, Google does have higher resolutions to a few photos. To get access to these higher resolutions you must:
- After following the above steps, click on “Link to this page” which can be found on the right hand corner. This will basically update the browser’s URL so that you can get a link direct to the view you currently have.
- Now edit the URL, increase the “z” parameter to a higher value. I recommend going in steps of 1 until you have finally reached the highest resolution photo. Note that some of the links to the animalsÂ support aÂ higher “z” parameter than others, so if you get the “We don’t have imagery for this zoom level” message, decrease the “z” parameter till you get something.
Happy Google map safaring!
Mid last year, I bought myself a Mac. At first I had trouble doing the tasks I did on my Windows box. I simply did not have Mac alternatives to the programs I used in Windows.
Now it has been almost a year with my Mac and I have hunted down most of the useful programs to have. I list them here so it may help others converting from a PC.
Word Processor: You can get Microsoft Office for Mac, this is what I use. But if your looking for a free alternative then you can always use Open Office.
HTML Editor: I used Dreamweaver in the Windows box, and now use the Mac version. Dreamweaver is a commercial software.
Graphics Editor: Fireworks has served me well in this area. I am not much of a graphics artist so my work in this area is limited. However there is a version of fireworks for Mac and also the professional graphics package Photoshop has a Mac version. Both Fireworks and Photoshop are commercial softwares.
DVD to DivX: Most people would have used DVD Shrink to do this. Unfortunately, DVD Shrink runs only on Windows. I recently came across a Mac program called HandBrake. This isÂ open sourceÂ and best of all is just as easy to use as DVD Shrink. It will rip your DVD and encode them to DivX and other formats. It is very powerful and provides a lot of options withÂ a nice clean easy to use interface.
Yahoo Messenger: Luckily Yahoo supports a Mac version of their messenger, so there is no issues here.
MSN Messenger: If you get Microsoft Office, it will come bundled up with MSN Messenger, but a very cut down version. There is no webcam functionality and is missing lots of other features. I use an open source version called aMSN. This does have support for webcams but voice is not supported and won’t be for a while as the open source MSN library it uses does not support voice. There are other messengers such as Aduim, but I have not tried these yet.
If you get completely stuck for an alternative program and feel like you need Windows to complete your task, you can use Parallel Desktops to run Windows on your Mac and then you will have access to all the Windows programs. I sometimes use this as a last resort, however I find myself using this option much less as I discover Mac alternatives to get the job done. The other alternative is to use Boot Camp and run Windows on a seperate partition on your hard drive and then when your Mac boots up, you can decide which OS you wish to run. I personally prefer the Parallel Desktop option as it means you can share files easily between OSX and Windows and not have to keep rebooting your Mac.
I would like to hear from my readers other good alternatives to popular Windows programs.
My blog as of last two weeks have been attacked by spammers trying to promote their websites. I for one do not mind links and think they have their place within blog comments, as long as they contribute to the topic and are related.
I’ve got numerous cheekyÂ comments along the lines of “Wow great site, keep up the good work” followed by a link to a website that has nothing what so ever to do with the topic or this blog at all.
The idea of theseÂ comments by spammers is to build inbound links to their websites. A good way of getting the spammer’s website PR up. However, it is a complete waste of time targetting WordPress blogs andÂ other popular blogs and forums, as they now support the “rel=nofollow” attribute. WordPress will automatically add this attribute to the anchor tag of any link embedded within comments. You canÂ verify this yourself. Look for a link within a comment, view the source of that page, and you will see the magical attribute telling search engines not to follow the link.
The nofollow tag was Google’s invention for controlling blog/forum spam linksÂ where spammers try to manipulate the search engines results. Google will completely ignore those links marked with the nofollow attribute and the PR of the website the link is on will not contribute towards the spammer’s website. So really, spammers are wasting their time.
The only benefit I can see posting a link within a comment is that if the link is related to the topic, this will entice viewers to click on the link bringing in free traffic.
Â My blog is also setup so that all comments need to be approved by me, this is simply to combat spam comments littering my blog.
Â Having said that, I completely encourage my readers to leave their two cents on the topics I write about.