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Know Your Internet Speed With Speedtest.net

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Want to know your real-world internet connection speed as compared to what your provider advertised to you? Here is one cool tool to do it. Speedtest.net is a free, simple and straight-forward web tool to check your internet connection speed. It has scattered several hundreds of testing servers around the world to analyze global internet performance.

In starting a test, Speedtest.net initially recommends the geographically-closest server from you to test your connection. Once you chose the server, it automatically test how fast the Download (the speed of data from the server to your computer) and Upload (the speed of sending data from your computer to the server) that your connection is capable of reaching. The tests are performed completely within your web browser over HTTP (just like normal web browsing).

After the test, your speed test result is shown where your download and upload speeds are indicated as kb/s (kilo bits per second or kbps). You will also be able to share your results through the links provided for blogs, forums or a direct link. The link directs to the .png image of your unique test result. Here's what I got:

The good thing about the results page is that you can rate your ISP. It's like another way of saying your happy or not happy with your internet performance. From this rating and the ratings of other people of the same provider, the ISP's rank is determined locally or globally based on user feedback.

You can also browse test results from around the globe and compare what your internet service provider actually gives you against other ISPs available in your area. You can check which ISP ranks BEST in your location. For those who's interested in global statistics, you can analyze broadband speeds around the world.

Another brilliant thing about Speedtest.net is that every test you make, the result is stored by Speedtest.net. Every test is not gone into waste. You can view your past results summarized in your fastest download/upload, average download/upload, number of test taken, your ISP and your IP address.

You will also have an idea of what your internet connection's country and global ranks are. Moreover, you will also see your ISP's average speed, your country's average speed, global average speed and more! There is a lot of information to see if you are interested in it.

Test your Internet connection speed at Speedtest.netThis is probably the most accurate internet speed checker I've seen. They have a really cool interface too. Want to try it? Just tick the logo at the left.

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Know the Hard Facts About Chuck Norris


Do you know who Chuck Norris is? Yes, the action movie star and six-time undefeated World Professional MiddleWeight Karate Champion. Cool? You haven't heard anything more interesting yet. Here's what Chuck Norris Facts got for us:

About Training
When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

That's the spirit of training!

About Counting Numbers
Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.

You better start counting now.

About the Periodic Table
Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.

Sorry Dmitri Mendeleev.

About Scrambled Eggs
Chuck Norris can unscramble an egg.

Well, better ask Chuck how to do it.

About Mirrors
When Chuck Norris looks in the mirror nothing appears. There can never be a second Chuck Norris.


About Licking Elbow
Chuck Norris can lick his elbow.

I can do that too when I was a kid.

About the Computer Keyboard
There is no 'Ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.

How does he do Ctrl-C then?

More on Chuck Norris Facts website.

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Flip Your Text


¿ʇı̣ əsnqɐ ʇ,uɐɔ noʎ ɟı̣ əpoɔı̣un sı̣ pooɓ ʇɐɥʍ

This is one cool tool from Reverse Fad Productions which transforms your typewritten text to its flip version. It uses unicode characters so you can paste it anywhere. You can put this in your social network profiles like facebook, friendster or myspace to astonish your friends with a seemingly uncommon text. Later, they will realize they are turning their monitors up side down!

You can try to flip your text in revfav website http://www.revfad.com/flip.html Have fun!

Here is a complete character set of Flip.

˙ƃop ʎzɐl ǝɥʇ ɹǝʌo sdɯnɾ xoɟ uʍoɹq ʞɔınb ǝɥʇ

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KeyBored - Make Your Computer Keyboard into a Musical Instrument


"Every typing activity becomes musical fun!"

Alex Foran has made a java program which literally translates your computer keyboard into a musical instrument. You can make your keyboard into a grand piano, as if you are just hitting piano keys. Or try to strum your keyboard like an electric guitar and jam with it. Or if you want some windy sound, try making your keyboard into a flute. Or if you want to compose your own keyboard orchestra, then be it!

His program is called KeyBored which transforms every letter and number you type into a musical note.

G A B C D E F | G A B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | 8 9 0
q w e r t y u | i o p
a s d f g h j | k l
z x c v b n m

Each row on a QWERTY keyboard is an octave, with Z being lowest and the number row highest. Holding shift makes the note sharp.

The current version of the program is version 2.0 which is only 297kB. It's a very small program which can give you some enjoyment with your keyboard on boring times. Maybe you can compose a song as you type a word document, make an email or just by making a chat.

You can directly download it here. Alternatively, you can also download it in Alex's website http://thebatman.net/keybored/.

Handy Tip
Press stop before you close the program, otherwise you'll need to manually terminate it in the task manager so your PC will stop playing notes.

Play Some Tunes

Starwars Theme
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Star Spangled Banner

khfhkr ytrhJk
kkytre werrkhf
khfhkr ytrhJk
kkytre werrkhf
hhhjkk jhghjj
jhgfd sdfgHj
kkfghjk fgh jgf

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Monetize Your Blog and Social Profiles With dNeero

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What is dNeero?
dNeero is a social network website which develops social surveys where people like you get paid to take and post answers to your blog and/or social network profiles.

dNeero is open to two groups of people: social people and conversation igniters. Social people are those who proliferate dNeero surveys and engage others in the conversation, by posting their answers on their blogs and social network profiles These include bloggers, facebookers and other social network participants. The latter group is interested in doing research and obtaining market data and public sentiments on current trends, products and services, which includes researchers, marketers and advertisers.

How does it work for the Social People?
dNeero pays you to take social conversations. Social conversations are survey that have an interesting twist compared to the old fashioned surveys: you must share your own answers with your friends and peers, and when they read them, you get paid.

For those interested how dNeero conversations can reward you, get started by joining dNeero as a social person. You have to submit some basic information such as name and email. Sign-up is completely free and international users are welcome.

After succesful sign-up, start joining and answering social conversations. Social conversations which are available to you depends on your profile information so better check that out. These conversations are generally short and simple quizzes about products, current trends and news. You should answer them truthfully and you are free to voice whatever opinion you would like to whether its good or bad. dNeero in no way allows market researchers or advertisers to impose bias on respondents.

You will also have an option to donate your earnings to a charity of your choice.

After joining a conversation, you need to post your answer in your blog or social network profiles. dNeero already made a list of html codes and instructions which you need depending on the website platform you are going to post your answers. It's basically copy and paste and your done.

Here is how a social conversation will look in your blog. For this particular conversation, you can earn $1.00 by posting it in your blog and an additional $1.00 per 1000 impressions.

Here is another one which can give you $0.60 for answering and posting in your blog. Also, you can pocket another $1.90 for making 1000 impressions from it.

To get paid for this conversation you need to generate impressions for 5 days out of the 10 days following when you took the survey. In short, somebody out there must view your answers! Advertisers are paying for your opinion and for exposure of their concept. It's a catch, but it requires no effort on your part and most blogs and profiles get visited many times each day by friends. Remember, you've got 10 days to generate just 5 days with impressions - a relatively easy task.

When will I get paid?
You'll get paid instantly via PayPal when your account balance is greater than $20. Therefore, you must have a paypal account in order to get paid. Don't have a Paypal account? Create one here.

Once a day, usually early morning on the east coast of the US, if you have a balance of over $20 and don't have any live conversations that you've launched yourself then dNeero will send your money to the PayPal address in your account settings, automatically.

dNeero already paid me and you can read my story of My First dNeero Payment and my payment proof here. You can also search Google blogs and see how other bloggers earned from dNeero with their payment proofs or just search Google about it for more payment proofs you might need.

If you would like to join dNeero and earn a little money while your at it, I'll be happy to refer you. Just click the logo below and it will bring you to dNeero site.

dNeero Logo

In the past five months I have been doing dNeero, here are some tips I can share with you to maximize your earnings with dNeero.

1. The best place to put dNeero conversations is in a site where it can get lots of impressions. Meaning many people should be able to view and read it. If you have a blog with a decent traffic, consider placing dNeero embeds after every post you make. It really adds up fast!

2. Place the html code not only in your blog but also in your social network profiles. It can generate you more impressions. Remember that the more impressions you make the more earnings you will get. I place mine in my facebook, friendster, multiply and myLot profiles.

3. In your account settings, make sure you chose to be instantly notified when new social conversations are posted. It will let you know ASAP when new conversations are launched.

4. If you have a twitter account, you can also subscribe notification messages via twitter tweets. dNeero will send you direct messages once new conversation are posted. Cool huh? Note you need to add info@dNeero.com as a friend in order for this to work.

5. Add dNeero App in your Facebook profile. It can also generate impressions and you will get updates from there too!

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ICONlook: the Icon Search Engine

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ICONlook.com is a simple and neat icon search engine. The site is still in BETA but it already has tons of cool and beautiful icons ready for download and use. If you are looking for icons to personalize your system or want to make some glare in your website with astonishing images and thumbnails, this is the site to look at. Be it a computer icon, system tools icons, applications icon, RSS buttons, or anything else, you can find it!

Personally, what I like about this site is the quality of its icons. Almost every icon is beautifully made and with a Web2.0 look, and you can download it for FREE (both the .ico file and the accompanying .png file). You can search by a keyword and image size. Depending on the icon, the available image sizes are 12x12, 16x16, 22x22, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 and 128x128.

Here is a snapshot of some of the popular icons in its library.

You can check it out and look for your favorite icons here.

Here are some of my favorites.

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Microsoft's 7th OS is "Windows 7"

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Microsoft has unveiled the official name of the next version of its Windows operating system. Yep, the code name of the 7th release of Windows is Windows 7. Simplicity is the keyword for it, unlike its predecessors Windows Vista and Windows XP with aspirational names.

Just for a review of the NT versions of the original Windows line:

  • 1st: Windows NT 3.1

  • 2nd: Windows NT 3.5

  • 3rd: Windows NT 4.0

  • 4th: Windows 2000 (5.0)

  • 5th: Windows XP (5.1)

  • 6th: Windows Vista (6.0)

  • And finally 7th: Windows 7 (Windows 7 is the 7th major version in the desktop NT line)

But I smell Windows 7 is just Windows Vista with a Service Pack.

Full story in Windows Vista Team Blog.

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An Interesting Human Clock


Billy Chasen has created an interesting flash-based human clock using human formations of the numbers 0-9 from Stupid Random and Hilarious. Very neat and nicely done! You can check it out at his official website here.

And to make thing more interesting, I made a few comments on the images used in the clock. I also made a glossy feel on the images using a little tool from reflectionmaker.com. So here is the show of the numbers 0 to 9.

Zero: Is the shoot done? I think I broke my back.

One: Stand still, look on your right and smile, a hard task to do.

Two: Where is the string?

Three: Look, she's doing crunches.

Four: Want to sit somewhere else?

Five: Doesn't that feel heavy?

Six: Some stretching and body curvatures.

Seven: Hmmm... you barrowed the string from number 2 huh?

Eight: Still feel the bones in you?

Nine: Well that feels good!

What do you think about these pictures? Photoshopped, acrobatics with strings attached or photographer's technique?

All images copyright by their respective owners.

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6 Awesome and Engaging Widgets for Your Blog

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There are tons of widgets you can find the web which can add spice in your blog. But most of them lack one important functionality which most of us blogger would want our blogs have - user engagement.

Wowzio brought six engaging and essential blog widgets in one place. These are not the standard kind of widgets you can find because they are fast, live and relevant. Best of all, these widgets can attract viewers and make them stay for a longer time, hence increasing the page views in your blog or website.

I tried to setup my own widgets and amazingly, all I need was my RSS feed and all six widgets are ready to run. The widgets below are real widgets for DagitabLog™ using Wowzio widgets. Each of them is customizable to one's preferences like background color, width, height, play speed, and many more using Wowzio's WSYWYG editor. I will install a couple of these widgets in DagitabLog and see how it can generate more page views in my site.

1. Feed Content
The content widget is a syndication and content distribution mechanism. You can aggregate feeds from multiple sources ( upto 15 ) into one widget. You can use it for cross-promotion of content, or syndication via 3rd party channels.

2. Panoramic Slideshow

3. Photo Gallery

4. Tag Cloud
The tagcloud widget helps bubble up the rich content that is deeply embedded in your blog posts. When a user clicks on a tag, it will display the matching blog posts inside the tagcloud widget frame, thus keeping the user on the same page ( and in the same context ).

5. Slideshow
This widget provides an elegant and simple way for users of your blog/site to discover the awesome content created by you. Each photo links back to it's corresponding blog post. This results in increased engagement of users to your blog, causing an increase in pageviews.

6. Live Activity
Wowzio's Live Activity Widget provides you and your users with a "live" feed of the visits to your blog or site. Everytime a page that the widget is on loads, it detects the user's location and the page they are coming from. This information is fed in real-time to every other widget open at that time, to give your visitors a rare insight into the vitality of your blog or site.

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The Coolest Image Search Tool

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Today, I am going to share with you an interesting web tool which searches Flickr images in terms of visual similarity. The most common way we know how to search an image is using a keyword like how Google Image Search works. But there is another brilliant way of doing it. Idée's Multicolr Search Lab, has created a visual search method using visual attributes such as color, shape and texture. It sounds too geeky but this is so far the coolest and most grandeur image search tool that I have ever seen. It's an amazing application with amazing results!

So how does this Multicolr works?

By choosing up to ten colors, Multicolr will extract those colors from about 10 million most interesting Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using Idée's visual search technology, Multicolr will give you the images of your chosen colors.

Here is a screenshot of how to do an image search.

On the upper right of the screen, you can choose the color you want to search for. I chose the shades of red and green. The images will automatically update and show interesting images of red and green. Oh my, the results were a bunch of flowers as what I guessed. You can also click on individual images to see a bigger view of it.

You can add more colors to search for and see how magnificent the results will be. Click here to try it out.

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DoTA Allstars Map 6.55 Released


Choose from 93 unique heroes in an epic battle to defend the Ancients!

Yay! The DoTA Allstars Map 6.55b has just been released. And there are really tons of changes, improvements and balances. As a peek, two new heroes were added, 4 new items were included in the shops and a new loading screen was made. An improvement of the Sentinel and Scourge bases were also made. Other details of the map are as follows:

Dota Allstars Latest Map
File: DotA Allstars 6.55b
Author: Icefrog
Language : English
MD5 : f28646ecf65a33d67b0a9f3a877765d6
Released : October 7, 2008
Filesize : 3.24 MB

Download Links
Download DoTA Allstars Map 6.55

Full Change Log Details
* Added a new hero (Windrunner)
* Added a new hero (Admiral Proudmoore)

* Added a new item (Magic Stick,239688)
* Added a new item (Dust of Appearance)
* Added a new item (Phase Boots)
* Added a new item (Glyph of Fortification)

* New Loading Screen
* Redesigned and improved Sentinel and Scourge bases as well as nearby terrain
* Added a new game mode (-captainsmode/-cm)
* Rewrote creep/neutral/powerup spawn systems. The game timer now counts down to 0, at which point the creeps and powerups spawn. 30 seconds later the neutrals spawn. This behavior is the same as various popular modes, but it is now standardized to the entire game with the new clock. All game events are based off of this time rather than an arbitrary time based on the mode you used.
* Lots of various performance improvements and fixes

* Reworked Keeper of the Light
* Various changes to Enchantress's abilities
* Reworked Bounty Hunter's Track
* Rebalanced Insatiable Hunger
* Reduced vision aoe on Spin Webs and tweaked cooldown and manacost progression
* Minor improvements to Anti-Mage's base stats
* Tweaked Blur evasion chance per level
* Reworked Call of the Wild stats and mechanics
* Decreased Watcher's vision a little bit
* Increased Rhasta's movement speed a bit
* Improved Crystal Maiden's Brilliance Aura a bit
* Minor improvement to early levels of Bloodbath
* Increased Spirit Lance cast range a bit
* Improved Sven's Agility gain
* Increased Sand King's armor a bit
* Changed SA's Blink Strike to move him behind the target(231470)
* Lowered Chaos Meteor cooldown from 70 to 55
* Rebalanced Haunt cooldown (150/120/90 -> 120)
* Improved how the manacost scales on Crippling Fear
* Improved level 2 and 3 manacost and regen on Death Pact
* Improved Psionic Trap's cooldown progression
* Nerfed the duration on Battery Assault
* Increased Hookshot cooldown
* Quill Spray manacost no longer goes up per level
* Decreased day vision on Visage's Revenants by 400
* Removed magic immunity from level 3 Revenants and added improved magic resistance
* Improved movement speed of the ghosts on Exorcism a bit
* Undid previous damage return threshold change on Exorcism
* Increased Death Prophet's base strength a bit
* Added an extra arrow to Medusa's Split Shot
* Rescaled Medusa's Purge cooldown from 12/11/10 to 12/10/8 seconds
* Reduced Chronosphere cooldown
* Ravage AOE decreased for level 1 and 2
* Decreased Guardian Angel AOE and duration a bit

* Changed how Scroll of Town Portal works
* Reworked Black King Bar
* Rebalanced Sange, Yasha, and Sange and Yasha
* Changed Lothar's Edge Recipe
* Changed Diffusal Blade Recipe
* Changed Maelstrom Recipe
* Aegis now respawns you where you died with full hp and mana but is undroppable and unstackable. Roshan takes it back when he respawns if it is unused
* The game now announces who acquires Aegis
* Increased Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse cooldown
* Tweaked Manta Style
* Reduced Kelen's Dagger cooldown from 30 to 15 seconds
* Kelen's Dagger now only triggers on player controlled damage
* Changed Max Stock on Observer Wards to 2
* Decreased Sentry Ward's truesight range
* Couriers can no longer place wards
* Blades of Attack price reduction (650->500)
* Chainmail price reduction (620->550)
* Gloves of Haste price reduction (550->500)
* Increased Armlet recipe cost by the same amount Blades of Attack and Gloves of Haste were reduced
* Increased Power Treads recipe cost by the same amount Gloves of Haste was reduced
* Increased Vanguard hitpoints by 50
* Increased Boots of Travel movement speed by 5
* Boots of Travel now takes the same time as scrolls teleport (4->3 seconds)
* Increased Heart's regeneration rate from 11 to 15
* Added Scroll of Town Portal to Goblin Shop replacing Javelin
* Added Ring of Regeneration to Goblin Shop replacing Hyperstone
* Added Magic Stick to Goblin Shop replacing Gloves of Haste
* Rebalanced tangos to come in batches of 3 (same overall regen per pack)

* When there is only 1 Assist to a Sentinel or Scourge kill, the kill is
instead given to that hero. When there are multiple assists to a Sentinel or
Scourge kill, the gold is split amongst those assisters rather than the
entire team
* Changed First Blood to be given to the Assist players when creeps kill the
hero rather than giving it to Sentinel or Scourge and splitting
* Tower gold is split if Sentinel or Scourge gets the last hit
* Denied towers give 50% team gold rather than 0%.
* Changed and standardized the bounty values on all structures
* Slight adjustments to gold bounty variance on Sentinel and Scourge creeps
* Global team tower bounty increases a little per tower level
* Roshan now gradually becomes stronger over time instead of after death
* Increased Hero Kill Experience bonus a little bit (+8 unshared experience per hero level in an area)
* Hero Kills now give a flat gold bounty in an area (+40, not to killer)

* You can now purchase items in your base without a courier (they drop to the floor)
* Improved image compression used in the map (243150)
* Added a new command -quote # that plays a hero quote, -quote random will play a random hero quote. The quote entry method will be improved when more heroes are added. It has Witch Doctor, Nightstalker, Alchemist, Silencer, Sniper and Rhasta right now, i will add more over time
* Changed the Goblin Shops terrain a bit and increase the shop aoe
* Buyback is now done at your Circle of Power
* Shops can be added to control groups
* Added new flavor texts to some items (Magical Bottle, Refresher Orb, Eye of Skadi, Blade Mail, Gem of True Sight, Null Talisman, Staff of Wizardry, Scroll of Town Portal, Belt of Giant Strength, Point Booster, Energy Booster, Vitality Booster, Soul Booster and Tangos)
* Fixed an old Viper Strike glitch
* Reduced extra damage taken by Rune Illusions
* Added a new command to swap items (-itemswap x y where x and y correspond to numbpad location) inventory slots primarily for when dealing with undroppable items or items in cooldown
* Fixed some bugs with -kickafk
* Changed Sentinel consumable shop model
* Couriers now have a "Drop All Items" ability
* Added a buff indicator for Blur
* Added soundsets to the shops for when you select them
* Adjusted Blur's visuals for self/allies
* Changed -SD time to be the same as AP
* Fixed Maledict effect sometimes getting stuck on a hero
* Fixed a potential bug with Devour and Decrepify
* Fixed Illuminate's interaction with Cliffs and units very close to it
* Fixed some performance issues with Nature's Attendants
* Changed the World Tree/Frozen Throne tower models (236560)
* Added an undead crown model to King Leoric (205388)
* Improved Glaives of Wisdom projectile (219546)
* Lots of various terrain fixes and improvements
* Fixed minor bug with Alchemist's starting strength
* Improved Magnus movement animation (189265)
* Added an allied only visual effect to Charge of Darkness (219684)
* Improved Black Hole visual effect
* Added new animation for Night Stalker during the night (213624)
* Renamed the "new" recipe shop
* Added a new command for viewing your Hook Accuracy (-ha)
* Added post creepspawn gametime to replay data for parsers
* Fixed a very minor rounding issue for -ms
* Fixed Blackhole to properly pull Infernal
* Fountain heal range increased by a small amount
* Added a message to show who killed a tower
* Fixed a terrain glitch near the Scourge Secret Shop
* Added a new mode -fastrespawn(-fr) that causes respawns to take half as much time
* Clicking Power Treads no longer interrupts commands
* Removed Crow's mana upgrade capability
* Fixed some targetting issues on the World Tree (PGRu-Unexpect3D)
* Updated King Leoric's story (235450)
* Fixed some performance issues with Freezing Field
* Added Hero ID data to the replay
* Fixed a bug when entering -di before the game mode is entered
* -sc mode now spawns same creeps in the same lane
* Revenants can no longer attack items
* Added a test mode command -trees to respawn all dead trees instantly
* Fixed a bug with Holy Persuation and Infest

Some Item Details:
This is not a full list of changes, see the above changelog for that. These are just some of the changes in more detail.

Blades of Attack:
Blades of Attack 650 -> 500
Dagon recipe unchanged (so total cost is 150 less)
Crystalys recipe unchanged (so total cost is 150 less)
Armlet recipe is 150 more gold

Gloves of Haste:
Gloves of haste 550->500
Midas recipe is unchanged (so total cost is 50 less)
Treads recipe is 50 more gold
Armlet recipe is 50 more gold

Chainmail 620->550
Buckler/Mekansm recipes are unchanged (so total cost is 70 less)
Blademail recipes are unchanged (so total cost is 70 less)
Assault Cuirass recipes are unchanged (so total cost is 70 less)

Gives 50 more hitpoints

Kelen's Dagger:
Only gets disabled from player based damage
Reduced cooldown from 30 to 15 seconds

Ogre Axe (1000)
Broadsword (1200)
Recipe (1600)
18 Damage
10 Strength
85 seconds cooldown
9 seconds
Total: 3800

Ogre Axe(1000)
Mithril Hammer (1610)
Recipe (1300)
24 Damage
10 Strength
80/75/70/65/60/55 seconds cooldown
10/9/8/7/6/5 seconds
Total: 3910

Old TP Scroll:
Only 1 person can target a specific building
Gave massive bonus armor
Gave bonus regardless of casting state
12 second shop cooldown

New TP Scroll:
Any number of people can teleport at the same location at the same time.
You can choose the relative area around the structure that you want to TP
Only allies see the exact position, your enemies see it on the building
Does not give any bonus armor
If structure dies while you are tping, the tp does not force cancel
2 second shop cooldown
Available in Goblin Shops

Old Boots of Travel:
+85 Movement Speed
4 Sec Casting Time
60 Cooldown
75 Manacost

New Boots of Travel:
+90 Movement Speed
3 Sec Casting Time
60 Cooldown
75 Manacost

Old Lothar's Edge:
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Claymore (1400)
Recipe (650)
+21 Damage
+21 Agility
Wind Walk (Active, 9 duration, 17 cd, 75 manacost, 20% ms bonus)
Total: 4050

New Lothar's Edge:
Mithril Hammer (1610)
Quarterstaff (900)
Scroll (1100)
+38 Damage
+10 Attack Speed
Wind Walk (Active, 9 duration, 20 cd, 75 manacost, 20% ms bonus)
Total: 3610

Old Maelstrom:
Mithri Hammer (1610)
Boots of Elvenskin (450)
Recipe (1300)
Total: 3360

New Maelstrom:
Claymore (1400)
Boots of Elvenskin (450)
Recipe (1400)
Total: 3250

Old Diffusal Blade:
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Robe of the Magi (450)
Recipe (1550)
+15 Agility
+6 Intelligence
18 Mana Burn
Total: 3000

New Diffusal Blade:
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Robe of the Magi (450)
Recipe (850)
+25 Agility
+6 Intelligence
20 Mana Burn
Total: 3300

Old Manta:
Diffusal Blade (3000)
Vitality Booster (1100)
Recipe (1400)
+23 Agility
+6 Intelligence
+250 HP
36 Mana Burn
Total: 5500

New Manta:
Diffusal Blade (3300)
Vitality Booster (1100)
Recipe (1400)
+30 Agility
+6 Intelligence
+250 HP
40 Mana Burn
Total: 5800

Old Sange:
16 Strength
10% Maim (10% ms slow for 6 seconds)
10 Damage
Ogre Axe (1000)
Belt of Giant Strength (450)
Recipe (800)
Total: 2250

New Sange:
16 Strength
15% Maim (20% ms slow for 4 seconds)
10 Damage
Ogre Axe (1000)
Belt of Giant Strength (450)
Recipe (800)
Total: 2250

Old Yasha:
16 Agility
10% Attack Speed
10% Movement Speed
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Boots of Elvenskin (450)
Recipe (800)
Total: 2250

New Yasha:
16 Agility
15% Attack Speed
10% Movement Speed
Blades of Alacrity (1000)
Boots of Elvenskin (450)
Recipe (800)
Total: 2250

Old Sange and Yasha:
16 Strength
16 Agility
15% Maim (30% ms slow for 6 seconds)
15% Attack Speed
15 Damage
15% Movement Speed
Sange (2250)
Yasha (2250)
Recipe: 800
Total: 5300

New Sange and Yasha:
16 Strength
16 Agility
15% Maim (30% ms slow, 15% as slow for 4 seconds)
15% Attack Speed
12 Damage
12% Movement Speed
Sange (2250)
Yasha (2250)
Recipe (500)
Total: 5000

MS bonus does not stack with Yasha

Old Sentry Wards:
Vision: 200
Truesight: 1100
Cost: 200
Charges: 2
Lasts 6 minutes

New Sentry Wards:
Vision: 200
Truesight: 700
Cost: 200
Charges: 2
Lasts 3 minutes

Old Observer Wards:
Vision: 1600
Cost: 200
Charges: 2
Lasts 6 minutes
Max Stock: 3
Stock Cooldown: 6 minutes

New Observer Wards:
Vision: 1600
Cost: 200
Charges: 2
Lasts 6 minutes
Max Stock: 2
Stock Cooldown: 6 minutes

Dust of Appearance:
2 charge consumable. Does not stack in inventory.
Places a buff on nearby enemy units (1250 aoe). Only affects heroes (not
wards). While you have the dust of appearance buff, invisibility will have
no effect. This does not mean you are tracked, you aren't visible to enemy
if you are fogged. It just prevents invisibility.
Lasts 12 seconds. 60 CD
190 Gold

Magic Stick:
Cost: 210 Gold
Energy Charge (Does not stack)
When enemy or ally (not self) casts a spell around you (1400), you gain 1
charge. Maximum 12 charges. When you cast the item, you instantly regenerate
12 hp and 12 mana for each charge.
This does not trigger off of non-spells or attack orbs

Phase Boots:
70 Movement Speed
+7 Armor
+16 Damage
Phase (Active, 5 duration 10 cd):
Gives no collision with units
10% movement increase
Casting spells or items dispells phase

Boots of Speed (500)
Blades of Attack (500)
Chainmail (610)
Total: 1610

Glyph of Fortification:
Consumable Item - Instant cast, does not go to inventory.
Cost: None
Cooldown: 6 Minutes
Stock Max: 1

Gives Old TP Scroll style bonus armor to all allied buildings for 4 seconds.

Some Hero Details:
This is not a full list of changes, see the above changelog for that. These
are just some of the changes in more detail.

++ Keeper of the Light

It now gives vision gradually as it grows in the area it is "illuminating"
rather than at the end.
Fixed Illuminate's interaction with Cliffs and units very close to it

Mana Leak:
In short, a mana rupture. The numbers are 0.035/0.04/0.045/0.050% of total
manapool drained per unit moved. So, if the target moves 700 units, at level
1 it loses 24.5% of total mana pool.. at level 4 it loses 35% of its total
mana pool. Duration of the buff is 5/6/7/8

If the target runs out of mana, the effect stops and the target is stunned
for 1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds.

Cast Range: 1200
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Manacost: 75

Increased cast range(500->900), lowered cooldown a bit(19->19/18/17/16
seconds), rescaled manacost (40/80/100/120->40/55/70/85), removed the damage
bonus and minor health regen.

Spirit Form:
Morphs into a new unit, same stats/items as kotl. Gives him extra abilities.
He has ALL his abilities in this new form.

Manacost: 100
Cooldown: 80/70/60 seconds
Duration: 40 seconds

Blinding Light:
-Targets a 650 aoe. Causes units in the targetted area become blinded,
causing them to miss 80% of attacks for some time. Knocks back units 250
distance over 0.4 seconds.
-Cast Range: 600
-Mancost: 50 Manacost
-Cooldown: 20 seconds
-Duration: 3/4/5 seconds

-Teleports an allied hero to you after 5/4/3 seconds. If the unit takes
player based damage in this period, the effect ends.
-Mancost: 100
-Cooldown: 40

-Causes illuminate to self charge when cast in spirit form. You can
discharge it by clicking on a temporary replacement icon that appears in
your ability card.

++ Enchantress

It now is a normal skill and scales 30/50/70/90% from 50/70/90%

Creep control duration reduced from 120 to 80 seconds.

This is now the ultimate. Bonus Damage 15%/20%/25%, Manacost is 55/60/65 and
Cooldown is 0 seconds on all levels. As an ultimate it now pierces magic

++ Bounty Hunter


The movement bonus is now given in an area around the tracked unit to all
allied units. The bonus bounty is given to bounty hunter as long as the
target dies while under the buff, the killer is not a factor. See tooltip
for more data. Costs 50 mana all levels.

++ Broodmother

Reduced vision
Cooldown from 90/75/60/45 to 90/70/50/30 seconds
Manacost from 140 to 50

Insatiable Hunger:
Was 60/75/90 bonus damage with 40/60/80% lifesteal for 20 seconds
Now 60/80/100 bonus damage with 40/55/70% lifesteal for 12 seconds

++ Beast Master

Call Of The Wild:
Greater Hawk:
No permanent invisibility. Has an active invisibility: duration 5 seconds 1
second fadetime, 30 cooldown
25 -> 200 hp
100 -> 40 bounty
280 -> 400 ms

Greater Quillbeast 700 -> 500 hp
Cooldown: 45/50/55/60 -> 40 seconds
Duration: 60/70/80/90 -> 60 seconds

Captains Mode:

Blue and Pink are the team captains. A random side starts the process(you
can customize this, see below)

Ban Time: 40
Pick Time: 60
Extra Time: 45

You start by alternating 1/1/1 in the ban phase. Each captain removes up to
4 heroes. Running out of time does not result in a random hero ban.

After that you enter the 1/2/2/ pick phase. Each captain picks the heroes
his team will use.

If at any time you run out of time, you start to use up your extra time. If
you run out and you are in pick phase, you get a random hero.

Creeps spawn 90 seconds after the pick draft phase is over. Right after the
hero pick phase ends, the 5 heroes for your team are presented with a
checkmark on them (RD style) allowing players on your team to pick which one
they want to be.

The captain that starts this process is random. If you want to give the
starting to Sentinel, type -cm 1 or -cm 2 for Scourge after the game mode is

The picks, bans, timers, etc are all presented in a board for easy viewing
by team mates and observers.

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Wii's "Wario Land: Shake It" Broke Youtube's Website

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Wario, Nintendo's greedy, uncouth and rude anti-hero, returns to his roots. The Wario Land series is where Wario first appeared, and it's back with all the jumping, power-dashing and butt-stomping plus an addition of tons of shaking madness! This new game is playable in Wii and by shaking the Wii Remote, you can shake down your enemies and loot treasure bags for free coins, and even cause earthquakes.

A video of this game in Youtube shook everything in the site's layout. Everything went in rampage. I provided a screen shot but I don't think it's enough. You have to view and experience the shaking in this 45-second video. It's marketing at its best!

Click here to view and experience the shake.

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Free Designer Fonts From DaFont

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Are you looking for free font designs with a cool look? I've searched DaFont's collection of fonts and here is a list of my best picks. I am still thinking which of these fonts I'll be using to make a logo of my blog's name.

1. Trashco

2. VTKS Revolt

3. abite

4. Sidewalk

5. Capture it

6. Epoxy History

All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Nintendo Announces DSi Gaming Console

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Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has unveiled its newest portable video gaming console, the DSi, equipped with a larger 3.24-inch LCD screen and a slimmer look compared to its predecessor. The DSi can now be used to take photos with its two 0.3-Megapixel cameras. It is also features an SD card slot where gamers can plug and play their favorite music.

The full specs of DSi includes:
  • 12%, 2.6 millimeter lighter
  • 17% bigger LCD screens (3.24inches)
  • Two 0.3-Megapixel cameras
  • Dual touch screen
  • Has one SD card slot
  • Internal memory built-in for applications
  • Better speakers
  • Images can be edited by touch screen
  • Can adjust pitch and music playback
  • No more GBA slot
  • Contains bundled browser (Opera)

Here is a video of it in action!

The release of a newer version of DS is seen as a response to the threat posed by Apple on its iPhone and iPod gadgets. The DSi will be available in Japan by November 11, 2008 at the price tag of YEN18,900 ($179.00).

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