Free Essential Software – After Clean Windows install

There are some programs i always install when i first setup a new Windows Installation due to how useful they are here are what i always recommend.

System Utility:

Partition Manager:
A Free Utility for doing everything you need to with Partitions.
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

Boot Manger:
Need to repair your Boot menu or edit your Dual-Boot options, this is a must have.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

Windows 7 USB Tool:
Make your USB stick a bootable device to install Windows 7 or 8.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


General Utility:

Winrar:
For Unpacking zip files and rar archives.
http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm

Notepad++:
For editing text files, for writing Source code its a must have.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Daemon Tools Lite:
Mount and mange your ISO Files.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite

TreeSize:
A great tool that tells you where all your free hard drive space is going.
http://www.jam-software.com/


MultiMedia:

Video VLC Player:
No messing around with Video Codecs, simple clever and it does eveything from playing video’s to audio to lots more.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Winamp:
Still the best Mp3 Player in my Opinion
http://www.winamp.com/

 

 

SSD Optimization Guide

If you have bought and installed an SSD (Which are roughly 10 times faster) than standard SATA hard drives, there are a few things you should do to make things run better in windows.

1) Sean’s Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs:

This Guide is superb tells you everything you need to do with tutorial videos as well, also a windows 8 Guide.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

2) Solid State Drive (SSD) Tweaks for Windows 7

http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html

Trance Classics Mix 1 Part1

My Trance Classics Mix Part 1 is done and Uploaded most of these tunes are from 1999 and up.

Tracklisting:

  • Energy 52 – (Three ‘n’ One Remix) Cafe Del Mar
  • Three Drives-Greece 2000
  • Nalin and Kane – Beachball (Extended Vocal Mix)
  • Des Mitchell – Welcome To The Dance (Vinyl Part 2)
  • Binary Finary – 1998 (Gouryella Remix)
  • Vincent De Moor – Fly Away
  • Paul van Dyk -Crush – Reflections
  • PAUL VAN DYK – Nothing But You (PVD Club Mix)
  • Marc Et Claude – I need your loving
  • Logo – We Live In A Beautiful World (Long Version)

 

Listen here to stream it

Download here:
http://irishbloke.net/dablog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/gerrys-trance-mix-1-Part1.mp3

Black Rivers (Jez & Andy From Doves) form New Band

blackriversAs a massive Doves fan and with the band on a long “break”, its good to see that the other half of Doves have surfaced.

With Jimi Goodwin’s Album “Odludek”already released back in February and being dam good as well, the second half of Doves have surfaced with their new band called “Black Rivers”.

 

Jimi Goodwin Oh Whiskey

Black Rivers is Jez and Andy Williams and Keyboard Player “rebelski” from Doves, their debut single is called the ship and its a cracking tune as you would expect;

Official Video;

 

Live Performance:

 

Best First Comment Ever?

I feel so honored to be the first comment. All of my hardwork and dedication has paid off. Getting the top comment has been a dream of mine for many years, and I would like to thank those who have helped me along the way.

First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents for giving me this opportunity. I want to thank my cat, Bruce, for always there for me. I would also like to thank him for surviving against all odds for over a week. Next, I would like to thank the squirrel that lives in my backyard for my one baby tree because that gives me inspiration that I need to get through the day.

This is a special moment in my life and I would like to thank any of my unmentioned friends and family that have helped me along the way. This moment will be a moment that i will never forget. I just remembered a few other people I would like to thank; facebook, deviantart, youtube, my new wonderful and beautiful girlfriend, the light in my room (because I wouldn’t be able to see the keyboard without it), the internet, my house (because without it I would be homeless), and last but not least: I would like to thank all the people out there that actually took time out of their day to read this. I cannot stress how much of a big deal to me this is. I have been trying to be the first comment on a post for years, but that has not been possible until this amazing day. Hopefully my good luck will continue, but this is undoubtedly a rare occasion. If you asked me how I did this, I would say, you can achieve anything you set your mind on. To all the kids out there reading this, I would like to tell them to follow their dreams. Being the top comment is amazing, thank you everyone.

Src: http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/how-know-if-its-okay-wink-someone

Android Development:Eclipse Emulator too slow

androidOne of the problems with using the ADT Eclipse and its in built Emulator for android development is that its way too slow. But there is a solution.

the folks at genymotion.com have a much faster emulator for use with eclipse at its very simple to get to started, just go to their site and register and follow the instructions. The emulator that you install is at least 20 times faster and well worth the time to install and setup.

Full credit to idevzilla.com for their article: