Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Good news - Batman Begins is from a decent director: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins, the next movie about Batman to be released soon, was directed by Christopher Nolan, the director of Memento, which was a really great movie, and Insomnia.

Although it can be better than those terrible prequels, we shouldn't not expect the quality of Tim Burton's now classics Batman and Batman Returns.


Joel Schumacher is the worst movie director in hollywood.

Check his filmography at IMDB.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Free image hosting services review

Do you have a digital camera, or anyway want to host many pictures in the web, but can't afford to pay for the bandwidth that would usually cost?

Free images hosting services are here to help us on that.

To the be quick, imageshack.us and bighosting.net are the best services. Tinypic.com is ok, but it's basically a bootlagged version of the first ones.

There is also strike9.com and photobucket.com, but these require registration, and offer limited services for free accounts.

To begin with, Strike9 requires registration and e-mail confirmation. Besides that, the Free account only offers 1Mb of space and bandwidth of 50 Mb/month. That's a shame.

At least you can use ZIP to upload multiple images easily.

Photobucket also requires registration, but offer a decent amount of space and bandwidth, compared to Strike9.

You can use up to 25mb in the free account, and transfer 1500Mb every month.

A great plus is that they offer FTP upload.

tinypic is a sister service of photobucket. They have an interface that is almost the same as imageshack's.

Service is simple, doesn't require registration. Alas, if you need to register to keep track of your messages, tinypic is not for you. They won't track your messages. That's up to you.

A great thing is you can use use infinite bandwidth, and the image size limit is not clear.

It's also cool that you can see other people's pictures and that there is a "top images" rank.

Images load a bit slow.

Imageshack offers all that tinypic does. Besides, its free account will keep track of your messages and you will have limited support (20 files) for sending multiple files through ZIP or other methods. They even offer image rating.

Like in tinypic, images won't load very fast.

Bighosting.net is great because you can storage many other type of files, including mp3, doc and xls. File size limit is 1MB. No registration required, and bandwidth is unlimited.

A nice feature is that you can choose for how long you want the file to be stored.

In short, if you are looking for a good free image hosting service, go check imageshack.us. If you need to host other type of files, bighosting.net is the best choice, ATM.

Monday, January 3, 2005

How to download "Google Hacks" oreilly ebook: irony

It's quite simple: google for "hydracefallus". It's a unique, misspelled word that only seems to appear in that book(and now in this blog). Obviously, downloading that book without paying is illegal, yet it's ironic that "Google Hacks" teaches just that kind of tricks.

Many would agree that book should be also labeled "how to find pirated or innocently stored oreilly books on the web".


Sunday, January 2, 2005

Glob, mlog - maillog, gmailog

O gmail trouxe uma nova realidade pro meu cotidiano. Pude assinar diversas listas interessantes, que eu nunca podia passinar pela dificuldade de guardar as mensagens - e de organizá-las. O resultado é que o tráfego de mensagens que agora recebo diariamente é enorme.

Da maioria, como nas mensagens da bugtraq, leio apenas os assuntos.

No final das contas, passo muito mais tempo lendo e-mails do que propriamente "navegando".

Assim, se eu fosse de fato um blogger, eu não seria um "blogger", e sim um "mlogger" - um maillogger, e relataria o que vejo diariamente na minha caixa de e-mails.

Pena que não sou nem um nem outro.