Disk Streaming

This is the kind of advertising I enjoy. Something cool that shows off what your product can do. This is a video showing off Ardence now known as IntervalZero which is a piece of software used to stream operating systems onto desktop PCs.

I’ve been told via email that this piece of software is not owned by IntervalZero but is instead, Ardence’s software-streaming products have been rebranded and are now part of the Citrix portfolio. IntervalZero, a new company, acquired the former Ardence Embedded business from Citrix in July 2008. IntervalZero does not develop nor do they have rights to Citrix’s software-streaming product.

The music fits in nicely with the video.

Turn Your Desktop Into A Forest

I don’t know what it is that makes me such a big fan of forest photography or forests in general. Every time I see a photo taken from within a forest, it makes me wonder what lies beyond the horizon. If the photo is a pathway, I wonder where that path leads. Occasionally, I come across photos of giant Redwoods that are shrouded in fog with the bases of these massive trees surrounded by the deep green colors of ferns. These are the types of photos that really make me wish I was their at that exact moment, to experience that moment for myself.

Unfortunately, due to finances and other obligations, I don’t have the option of traveling that much. However, one of my lifelong goals is to visit Redwood National forest in California so I can see for myself just how big those trees really are. At any rate, since I can’t travel to the forests of the world, my next option is to turn my desktop into a forest via Wallpaper Images.

Some of the best forest photography that I have ever seen comes from DeviantART. DeviantART is the world’s largest collection of talent that I have ever seen. They have so many categories for creative artists, it’s unbelievable. Here are 10 of my favorite images depicting forests. If you have a favorite, please post a link within the comment section.

A Redwood Stream by ~serendipity2 on deviantART

Redwood Forest by ~runescapeandmaple on deviantARTART

immobilization by *werol on deviantART

Stairway to…? by ~jendonoghue on deviantART

Emerald Myst by `aquapell on deviantART

The Battle Of Evermore by `aquapell on deviantART

Goblin’s Hollow by `aquapell on deviantART

sonnentor by *ssilence on deviantART

Redwood Rays by *Timberwolf4u on deviantART

redwood sunshine by ~calinaurban0 on deviantART

Use NetVibes From Your Desktop

NetVibes.com Logo

Revmarkmak has posted a YouTube video which contains instructions on how to make Netvibes your start page and then, use NetVibes from your desktop. I’m not sure if this will work on anything other than Windows, but the end result is awesome. If you don’t want to know how to make Netvibes your browsers default home page, skip to 5:45 in the video to check out how to put Netvibes onto the desktop.

I’m pretty sure that this is not restricted to Netvibes. You can probably do the same thing with IGoogle, Pageflakes or any other start page service. Think about it. You can free up hard drive space and make your browsing experience richer by using these start page services along with their associated modules. For instance, instead of using a stand alone Twitter client, add the Twitter module to your start page.

At this point, I’m still a virgin when it comes to start pages. I don’t use any of them because I use FeedDemon as my feed reader, and FireFox extensions which cover just about everything else. I may create one just for the sake of having a familiar environment when I can’t access my desktop PC or my Notebook. At any rate, thanks for the tips Revmarkmark.