Spotted At ...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Yeah, hereby i announced to you boyz and gurlz that zlythern is Spotted At The Good Blogs !! Yes ^^ this was quite a joy for me, since it took a long time just to be accepted at The Good Blogs ;) Hopefully this will bring more good to you and me ^^

Well basically, The Good Blogs concept is to make a communities of bloggers who are actively tells other bloggers about their readers, so that other can in turn visit their blogs too ;) And more of it, according to them:
Unlike a blogroll, we show new bloggers that you or your readers may not know about and the content is always fresh. With the network effect, we can help you reach far more bloggers than any other means today and the service is free.

You may well think, that this was just like the others :P well maybe not, coz, it get to pass some QC to be Spotted At ;) They have a team that ensure that those who are Spotted At The Good Blogs are well chosen by them ! So no more worries if you Spot some dead blogs or anythin' ;) You may as well check the FAQ @ The Good Blogs for more info on these ;)

Currently, there are several categories that they've made, but i'm pretty sure that the lists will grow :) And as for zlythern you can Spot it here ;) Just look for the letter Z ;)

As for now, they are still in beta phase, so if you wanted to be Spotted At, for now it's only by invitation only :P But you can try to suggests your too ;)

So let's us share the joy ^^ though at the moment i lack some water at the office :P the supplies went out :P add to that, there's no sugar either, which means no COFFEE !! *sigh*

中国 日本 한국 عربي à l'aide !

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Huh ?? What's with the weird title ?! I can't read it ! Well maybe a bit :P But for some people those are the magic, weird, runic type of language, which seem to be some alien written language :P (pardon me :P)

Anyway, there's a lotsa dictionary out there now, thanks to the massive online web we have now, but, don't you get tired of typing what you wanted to translate, even more irritatin' is some online dictionary can't accept long lines/paragraph or words!

Well, not anymore boyz and gurlz :) Since Google, is now provide us with a Translation Browser Button to be added to your browser's Links Toolbar ^^ Now, i found my browsing experience is more and more wider ^^ I can read all those weird alien writings :P eventhough some are not quite understandable, maybe it's because some languages are to complex to translate :P but still, you can get the main idea of it ;) when before, you really don't understand a thing ;)

How to use it ? Simple, here's what they say :

While surfing the web, if you find a piece of text you'd like to translate, select the text with your mouse and click the browser button. If you want to translate a whole web page, simply click the button.

So go add those buttons, and spend the rest of your weekend opening again those sites you don't understand ;)

Tell me what you think, or share your browser experience now ;)

And Enjoy your weekend ^^

p.s: i'll be on a vacation for a week ^^ i'm goin' back to my hometown ^^ so you'll be missin' me for a week ;)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Another site that do the snappin' snappin' the screeenshots of yer page now have another newcomer, they named themselves as the WebSnapr. I kinda liked on the system which they stored the thumbnail image, they put it on this url:

So you can always access the thumbnail, all you hafta do is changed the MYURL thing ;) Easy eh :D

But of all the thing that caught my interest is their so-called Preview Bubble javascript ;) As you've probably already noticed the beautifull lookin' hover thing on the link eh ;) If you want some then all you hafta do is download the script, and that's it ;)

Or try to hover these links ;)
zlythern YouTube Google Microsoft Yahoo! VideoRonk

So .. waddaya say ? ;)

As for the script, i've made some little tweak, and convert it to class to work with the prototype function ;) make it work with image link, and also separate some of the css :) well, anyway if you prefer this one then just view source my script ;)

Last, if you have any trouble to make it runnin' don't hesitate to ask me, drop a comments, or send me some email ;)

p.s: the links on my menu up there has this preview bubble thing too ;)

Rainbow Javascript

Monday, October 16, 2006

Mr. Jim Bumgardner from KrazyDad which i have introduced to you as a great puzzle maker, now he has (again) impressed me with his new Rainbow Javascript function. Which will produce a sequence of colors, a rainbow colors, that can be implemented on your webpages ;) Mr. Jim have given us a detail explanation about how colors work, you can learn more in-depth tutorial over at Jim's. As for now, let have a look right into the javascript ;)

Now with his marvelous script you can make a nice rainbow like this (which you can add to the designs of your page) ;)

Isn't this beautiful ;) more of it you can make it a pastel colors :) like this:

Or maybe you can make some nice horizontal bars using the '_' characters, but in RAINBOW COLORS !!

Interesting eh ?! ;) Okay, then let's try to have a look what function you'll be needin' to make yer rainbow ^^

First of all you need to include these functions, which are the main core of color producing for the yer page ;)

function byte2Hex(n) {
var nybHexString = "0123456789ABCDEF";
return String(nybHexString.substr((n >> 4) & 0x0F,1)) + nybHexString.substr(n & 0x0F,1);
function RGB2Color(r,g,b) {
return '#' + byte2Hex(r) + byte2Hex(g) + byte2Hex(b);

As for the function to produce the gradient rainbow, here it is
//f = frequency   p = phase
function makeColorGradient(f1, f2, f3, p1, p2, p3, center, width, len, chr) {
if (center == undefined) center = 128;
if (width == undefined) width = 127;
if (len == undefined) len = 50;
if (chr == undefined) chr = "█";

for (var i = 0; i < len; ++i) {
var r = Math.sin(f1*i + p1) * width + center;
var g = Math.sin(f2*i + p2) * width + center;
var b = Math.sin(f3*i + p3) * width + center;
document.write( '<font >' + chr + '</font>' );

Now, the main thing is, how to use those functions ??! Well, simply put these codes to your pages, and the script will do the rest ;) Note that you may try to play with the frequency, and phase ;)
<script>makeColorGradient(.3,.3,.3,0,2,4, 230,25);</script>
<script>makeColorGradient(.3,.3,.3,0,2,4, 128,127,67, "_");</script>

function colorText(str,p) {
if (p == undefined) p = 0;
center = 128;
width = 127;
f = Math.PI*2/str.length;
for (var i = 0; i < str.length; ++i) {
r = Math.sin(f*i+2+p) * width + center;
g = Math.sin(f*i+0+p) * width + center;
b = Math.sin(f*i+4+p) * width + center;
document.write( '<font color="' + RGB2Color(r,g,b) + '">' + str.substr(i,1) + '</font>');

Crazy Canon in D

Saturday, October 14, 2006

OMG! This is the most amazing play i've ever saw ! Got this one over when browsing through Just Another Fool. Can't helped it to let everybody knows !!

Besides (this is wee bit embarassing) i was testing on video bloggin' right from YouTube :P Yeah i know, this is my 1st time :P but hey, everybody has it's 1st time ;) And as always 1st time gives some nice memories ;)

Anyway like the old saying,
There's mountain up over the mountain ! There's sky above the sky !

So, enjoy your weekend, and happy searchin' for another one like these ;) (i know you would) :P

[Update 2006-10-17]
- I changed the funtwo's video to a much cleaner version ;) the video is re-synched, before there's some missing in the end ;)
- Also you can download the video here and the .mp3 here !! Yes ^^ MP3 boyz and gurlz !!

[Update 2006-10-14] From Just Another Fool, (go checked on the comment area) i found out that this isn't the first kind of Canon in D using guitar that's on YouTube. Apparantely the first one to introduce Canon using guitar is a guy named Jerry C. And this "funtwo" guy also (dunno if it's right or no :P) admit that he was inspired by Jerry C too, so he tried to play on his own too :)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

There's this new Web2.0 app, that is soon to be launched. The idea is too expose your website and get a boost ^^ they even claimed that
"Some people are after traffic, some want readers and others are chasing backlinks to boost their rankings on search engines.
No matter what your need or want is, eXlinks is going to sort that out for you."

The system will be based on referrals and inviting friends sorta things. I dunno bout these kinda things though, and there's already some argueing bout this kinda method over their blogs.

Well as for a little peek, here it is some screenshots, they made, after (this is funny) someone tried to hacked to get to know the inside of this eXlinks things :D looks pretty good to me :)

Hmm.. let's just hope they'll succeed, and eventually will give me some little boost :P hehehe

Anyway here's the invitation from me ;) just click it okay :)

Funky Javascript!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

OMG ! This is the most inventive and coolest tricks i've ever found ^^ (got it from digg ^^), if you are browsing a site that contains some images then try to copy and paste this code below and the paste it to the URL / Address bar ! Then ENTER !

javascript:{var R=0, x1=.1, y1=.05, x2=.25, y2=.24, x3=1.6, y3=.24, x4=300, y4=200, x5=300, y5=200, I=document.getElementsByTagName("img"), L=I.length; setInterval(function (){for(var i=0; i-L; i++){var S=I[ i ].style; S.position='absolute'; S.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px";*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++},5); void(0)}

and there's even some modification to the script, which ask you to enter the speed ;)

javascript:var speed=prompt(%22what speed for flying images? higher is slower, fastest and smoothest is 5%22); R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName(%22img%22); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+%22px%22;*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+%22px%22}R++}setInterval('A()',speed); void(0);

or maybe not the images, but the text ? ;)

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName("font"); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px";*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++}setInterval('A()',75); void(0);

Hm.. maybe i'll play with these a bit further ;) if i have some spare time of course (don't expect much :P)

Try it on zlythern here ;) You'll be amazed! :)

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The Kakophone

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kako what ??! :P Kakophone, what a sweet name isn't it ;) Well, it was a nice ringtone generator. It generates tones and packed in .mid format ;) universal format that every cellphones can read and play ;)

The concept is simple, you hafta enter a 10-digit number first, they suggested your cellphone number, but mine is 11 digits long :P so i trimmed one digit :P and then you'll be brought to the main interface like below,

And there, you can experiments with a whole lotsa things :) from Magic Code, kakoMusical style, Density, Tempo, Pitch ... and just HIT the button, and READY to play :) and it claims even more (quoting from it)

To keep things interesting, the kakophone is reconfigured every day at midnight, meaning that even if you enter the same serial number and magic code, the machine will create a different tune from one day to the next.

Another goodies, is that it will delivers the ringtones to your emails !! Isn't that a whoohoooo :D

So, go get yerself one :) or maybe more :D

New Zlythern!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

If you notice, this new zlythern, was the 2nd attempt ;) since my first attempt on making my own template ;)

So this is the journey of my designs, the first one was taken right from somewhere around the net, the very basic template which they offer for free :P

The second one, was purely made by me, the idea, the color, the designs, uhm.. maybe it's a little bit boring or too colorful or ugly maybe :P but that's my effort :)

Curious bout the full size image will looked like ? Well grab it here (size: 289kb) and here (size: 336kb) ;)

So now, hereby i presents you the new zlythern ;) The designs layout was taken and modified from Six Shooter Media. Go give a look if you have the time ;)

Well, in this new zlythern, i mostly worked on the javascript thingy to add to the designs :P for example, there are 3 area in the main page, the New post, the recent post, and the old post (those are my assumptions though :P)

Anyway, enjoy, and maybe some comments ? ;)

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World eBook Fair

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

World eBook Fair is the World eBook Library Consortium who have collection shelves more than 500,000 PDF eBooks in 100+ languages contained in 112 of the finest eBook and eDocument collections published on the Internet today.

Regularly (quoting from them),

"To download all of The World eBook Fair titles 12 months a year, simply subscribe to The World eBook Libray for $8.95 for a whole year of downloading eBooks. This is $.75 per month for access to hundreds of thousands of files."

Isn't that cheap ? ;) Hm.. you say you wanted FREE ?! You GOT IT !! This year only, on the month of July and October 2006 they offer you all those eBooks, ALL FREE OF CHARGE !!!

They have all range of collections on their selves, from Classic to Modern, Literature to Story, Poems, Religions, Educationals, even NASA collections, and a whole lot more ....

So go check out their huge and marvelous lists, and download 'em ;)

p.s: i take a snap of some children books :) i loved all those books ^^

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