Thursday, September 23, 2010 music discovery

Once again the music industry should be rethinking selling mp3s.
Heres an amazing new application that allows fast download of music.

It's small (~2Mb)
It's fast (~400KB/s)
and best of all it's safe (no uploading, no sharing, just untraceable download)

Well that's it for this post and let me know what you think of mulve
and what you think the music industry

[update] this one has been closed so to keep archive of the exe file it's found HERE or here
It doesn't seem to work for me but let me know if it does for you!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

How to download mp3

There are many ways to download mp3's these days, simplest and most legal seems to be youtube to mp3 converting, via websites or other tools (record or download).
Record labels have finally realized the great potential of allowing copyrighted songs to be used on youtube, therefore anything that is on youtube can and will be converted to mp3 via the many methods out there.

The simple how-to is as follows:
1. grab the url of the video with song/sounds your interested in downloading mp3 format
2. past it into site such as and wait for conversion, download will auto start 20 seconds after completion.

As simple as that!

On this note I will conclude that if it's so easy to get the mp3 from youtube, knowing record labels have allowed singles to be put on youtube, they should just drop the act or even attempt at getting money for something that we can get free. But this free can be used to make profit in other ways; for instance the videos that get played also often display adverts which are capital generating in them self. And I think the conventional method of obtaining music in cds, records or otherwise will die out and eventually artists will have to make performances that draw a crowed, such events are the real capital generating for musicians these days.
So the spread of free music can just help to draw such capital from concert events and advertising power for other products.

All I know is that the entertainment industry is digitizing and with this change so will the profit generating methods will change and they should just accept and embrace the change to find new ways of making money instead of trying to reinforce the old conventional methods that will no longer work today.

Monday, September 13, 2010

How to open files with applications

Also how to perminantly set those extensions to open with the applications (unless of course you install other applications which change which extensions are associated with them...)

To make things simple you must get familiar with the properties of files, a file is simply anything that is not a folder (folders are yellow folder icons in microsoft windows operating systems), anyway i'll assume you know this part and move to the fun part:
Right click the file with extension which you want to permanently set to open with particular application

Phishing attacks

I have been recently witnessing a lot of phishing attacks, in particular email messages from what appears to be legitimate sites such as banks and classified types of sites etc. showing links with correct text but href pointing to phishing sites which often hosted on free or even paid hosts.

how to spot phishing attacks you ask?
sometimes it's simpler then others but exercise common sense and caution when receiving emails that you are not expecting to arrive, and even those you expect, inspect them carefully.

I have several examples but it may be safer not to post them for now.