Are you a fan of open source software?
There has been a lot of misconception over whether these programs are legitimate or not. It is software offered free over the internet. It often mimics or works like well known brand names, Adobe Photoshop for instance, but is perfectly legitimate because the code is generated by a bunch of techie geek enthusiasts eager to show how good they are – and they really often better – and share them, for free, to the rest of us. The software usually is sophisticated and reliable; able to do most, if not all, that the prototype can do.
Here are a few examples:
1. FileZilla FTP Client
You can use it to transfer files to a web server. If you own a web site and have it hosted, you can connect to your host thru FileZilla and transfer files using this client. I personally use this all the time.
GIMP is a photo-editing software, much like Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop can be a bit pricey for other people so GIMP is a great alternative.
3. You Tube Video Downloader
YouTube is a treasure of videos that with this software you can download your favorite YouTube videos in a jiffy. It works on a Mac, Linux or Windows and can be used as an add on to Firefox
Some useful games/utility software:
1. Tower Defense
- A puzzle strategy game
- A mapping/organizational/flow char software.
Here is another variety of the satchel bag – the Cambridge Satchel (My fearless forecast is that it will be a leading bag brand name like what is uniden to phones):
Bag Type: satchel/batchel/music bag
Size (applies only to satchels): 11″/13″/14″/15″
Color: Green/Dark Brown/Chestnut/Purple/Black/Red/Navy/Yellow
Personalization (extra charges apply): Embossing (silver/gold/blind + letters/initials) and/or Enamel School Badges
Read more about it here.
How it is worn:
These bags also come in fluorescent colors and can be personalized with your name.
Speaking of satchels from my previous entry yesterday (see below), here is another version from Kate Spade.
It’s the Kate Spade Scout bag and I am loving its yummy colors!
Here are its retail prices (from KateSpade.com):
essex small scout
essex bike scout
Yay or Nay?
Ever since the Alexa Mulberry bag came out and became the “it” bag for the moment, I have been seeing satchel bags everywhere. Not that it is a bad thing, since I have taken a certain fondness for it as well.
Some of the ones I have taken a “liking” to:
Patty Medium Leather Shopper by Chloe
PS1 Small leather satchel by Proenza Schouler
Mulberry Postman’s Lock Camera Bag by Mulberry
New shoes for you!
Design house Liberty of London is back with another floral-printed Nike collaboration–the first, in 2008, was so limited, it sold out nearly immediately. This time around, they’re really hitting the pavement, with more styles and quantities.
Converse All Star Pure 2011 Spring
Hello Kitty VANS
Adidas Originals Concord Pound with Night Bow
What’s your pick?
J.Lo has recently been chosen by People Magazine as the Most Beautiful Woman in the World for 2011. I love this girl and have been following her fashion choices ever since she came out regularly on TV via American Idol. I also love how they have chosen a woman “with curves” this year!
Read more about it here.
I have been online window shopping again which is a very dangerous activity because I often get the urge to buy many of the wonderful things that I see online. This time, the purpose of my online window shopping is to look for clothes for all of us. I am organizing two reunions – one for my clan which will bring so many relatives overseas and one for my high school batchmates from school. Our family decided to color code each family so that it will be easier for us to recognize each other. We would just need to have a logo for our reunion silkscreen printed. My high school batchmates have also agreed to have a commemorative shirt for our reunion. This is why I need to find a store that offers quality clothes at an affordable price that offers custom printed designing as well.
One of the sites I stumbled upon is the website of Port Authority clothes and I particularly liked the knit shirts for the kids. They look comfortable and they come in light, cool colors. I might even get a pair of the knit shirts as well for me and my husband. The knit shirts will be great coordinated outfits for family pictures. The t-shirts and woven shirts also look promising and might prove to be good buys in the future.
So I guess when I do the actual online shopping, some of my purchases will be Port Authority clothes. I think if we find them good enough, I might be buying some more from them in the future. I really love online shopping; it lets me discover a lot of new brands without going anywhere. Now I can’t wait for my next online shopping!