Browsing the blog archives for September 2011

Check Out This Awesome Rendition of the Green Hill Zone Theme from Sonic

Any die-hard Sonic fans out there? If you are, then the following video will be quite the treat. It is an awesome rendition of the Green Hill Zone Theme song from the original Sonic the Hedgehog games (surely you must have played it some time in your life, right?). The video begins with a bunch of Google Doodle Muppets having a conversation in Portuguese, which you can choose to skip.

Check out his blog at: (a downloadable mp3 is available there)


SRWare Iron Web Browser – An Alternative to Chrome

Last week we talked about Google Chrome and its many annoyances. Now it is time to introduce Chrome’s little brother, SRWare Iron. Iron is marketed as a privacy-oriented version of Google Chrome. It is based on the open-source Chromium project, which is what makes up Chrome for the most part. In other words, Iron’s developer took Chrome’s open source code and made his own fork of the browser, minus all the Google junk (and other controversial privacy issues).


Site Updates and Announcements

Heloo WiredHutters. In case you haven’t noticed, I have recently added a RSS Subscription Form off to the right. The reason for this is because I realized that it is probably very annoying for readers to keep checking back to see if new content has been posted. My output rate of articles is approximately once per week, give or take. But I cannot forever guarantee that consistency because of life’s demands.

So if you prefer to just receive updates by email, the RSS Subscription Form to the right will come in handy. Every time a new article is posted, you will receive an email notification of this within a day. If you want to subscribe through a feed reader, simply click on the “Subscribe RSS” text next to the very cool RSS icon (yes, I spent hours looking for that!). *The RSS Feed can now be found up top on the navigation bar.*

Also, I am running out of topics to write about! Well, not quite, but that day will come. Just to give my readers a little sneak preview, I have planned upcoming articles on some software, Linux, Android, Windows tips, and maybe a little programming. So if you have anything in mind, specific or vague, but just anything, you would like me to write about, feel free to spill your guts in the comments. 


Google Chrome, The Innovative Pest

Google Chrome is great. Released in the year 2008, Chrome has steadily gained traction among users ever since. It is fast, pretty, and renders web pages well, which is all we could ever ask for. Chrome has been steadily climbing the ladder in popularity, while Firefox is slowly but surely tumbling down. Just take a look here at a graph provided by StatCounter. I think it is safe to say that many of the recent changes you see in Firefox are mainly due to this – panic from Chrome’s success.


[Comic] Intellectual Freedom

"Piled Higher And Deeper" by Jorge Cham

Okay, this isn't related to tech or anything, but as a college student this had me cracking!

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Make an Image Background Transparent with GIMP *Updated*

You have just found the perfect image for your project. Except, you do not want the background image to be visible. So you open up Paint, and start erasing around the section you want. Then you discover that this will only make the background white, not transparent!! Sometimes, all we want is the dang image itself on a transparent canvas, so that we can use it on say, a website, and it will blend nicely. Don't fret, you will learn how to do just that after watching the video below. You will be needing GIMP to accomplish this.

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Image Credit: Penguin