Sunday, August 31, 2008

orkut in colleges

For all bitsians and others trapped to restricted access use this basic proxy(For Orkut check the tutorial below),Atleast you can hope it won't be blocked soon, buzz me when it does and i'll give you another link)


Orkut tutorial

open the poxy site
goto , make sure you have the followiing settings selected
everything ticked except rotate 13 and strip title

now login normally until you reach the google accounts invalid page

in the poxy url bar -- remove the part in url before "http://orkut" and remove the single quote form end
click go again and you have working orkut

You may get some javascript missing problems, in that case click on using orkut from mobile, and again remove the quote and part before http://m.orkut

The mobile orkute is perfect for slow net connection with almost all the features you may need



Firefox: now you won't need to tell million features to impress a user to use firefox, just tell them about ubiquity

Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

I don't think ne words describe it better than this video

Friday, August 1, 2008

Audacity: Software noise Reduction

So you added id3 tags to all your media, but still you would be happier if none of your those great mp3 had that tape hissing noise. No worries, Open Source to the rescue
First you'll need to get a few tools all free
1. Audacity available here(
2. Lame: available here

So ready to go?
Just fire up the easy audacity installation extract the lame to any permanent folder you may want(maybe windows???)
1. Now start audacity from you start menu and import your mp3 file by dragging it into audacity window. Next select the 'Selection Tool' using the first icon just below the file menu.

2. You may now want to choose some noise only region of you audio track, most like at start or end

3. next goto noise removal in effects menu just click on generate noise profile
4. Select the whole tract using edit select-> all
5. fire up the same window again(effect-> noise removal) and this time you may want to preview the audio by clicking the preview button. You may move the bar almost to the left at start which is usually sufficient.
After you are satisfied just selct remove noise
6. Goto file and select export as mp3 here it will ask for file name etc. and also for lame encoder. Just guide it to the place where you extracted the lame encoder dll file. All done Enjoy noise free music this weekend