Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Backup Blog Incrementally - Blogger Backup Utility Free

If your blog has too much post and blogger is long time to export or you are not able to export your blogger posts then here is the solution for that. Greg Duncan has created a free blogger backup software that's extremely easy-to-use and gives lot of control over the backup process

Blogger Backup is a small open-source Windows tool that, well, backups the posts and comments from a Blogger blog. The Blogger Backup utility is intended to be a simple utility to backup to local disk your Blogger posts. Click here to download page
In this tool you can also specify following details:

  • You want to back up all posts in to single file or one file per post.
  • Set of duration for which you want to back up the posts
  • Do you want to backup comments or not?
  • Limit on number of posts per file
  • Get all posts or get only selected number of recent posts

Once you have all these files on your computer, you could write a tool that imports them to a database or use Blogger's API to recreate the blog. In fact, this tool also uses Blogger's API to get the feeds. You can also use backup xml file to import posts using "Import Blog" at "Settings -> Basic".

Also Please check following shell script to back up your blog in to 100 posts per file:

# backup script for new blogger
for x in 1 101 201 301 401; do
curl -m 300 -s "$URL&start-index=$x" > $1-$x-atom
gzip $1-$x-atom
sleep 10

#If you have fewer than 500 posts at the moment... If you have more posts then just modify the line "for x in 1 101 201 301 401 501 601 701; do" and so on for more posts also you can increase the number of posts per page by changing this line "URL=http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?max-results=100"
specify any number instead of 100

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lenovo Dual Screen Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Dual Screen Laptop

Wow ho, two screens lappie. This is the Thinkpad W700ds, it comes with choice of Intel Core 2 Quad processors and combined with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M GPU. It support up to 8GB ram and a total 960GB of SSD / HDD storage. You will get a 17-inch screen and it also comes with an integrated WACOM digitizer.

Why two screens? Most people are using two monitors at their desktop. So we wanted to give them all the things they are used to on their desk,” said Wes Williams, worldwide product marketing manager for ThinkPads.This dual screen lappie price starts at $3,600. More pictures after the break.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Million Dollar Motorcycles

By Stephen Milioti
Japanese artists are renowned for their Zen-like patience, but spending 7,500 hours hand-crafting a motorcycle would seem to push that to absurd lengths - until you see the motorcycle. Then you wonder how Chicara Nagata managed to build something so stunning in so little time.
Nagata's award-winning motorcycles are breathtaking works of art, so it is fitting that three of them are featured in an exhibit at New York's Ippodo Gallery and the Contemporary Asian Art Fair. The bikes are as meticulously crafted as they are stunningly detailed, blending vintage parts with modern design to create motorcycles that are simultaneously retro and futuristic.
Nagata's art pays tribute to the very machines that almost killed him, and to the people who saved him. "There are many ways a man can express himself, but there are not many things I can do," he writes in the notes accompanying his exhibit. "I have found something on which I will pour my life."
Nagata, 46, was 16 when a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He endured eight months of intensive therapy and several blood transfusions during his recovery, all the while wondering why he should survive so horrible an accident when so many others haven't. Nagata, whose name means "power," decided to honor those who had died, and those who saved him, by creating art. He became a graphic designer in 1982 and launched his own studio a decade later.
His love affair with motorcycles was rekindled in 1993 when he started building his first custom. It took him seven years. Whereas most motorcycle "builders" do little more than open the Fat Book parts catalog and start ordering parts they simply bolt together in a week or two, Nagata hand-crafts everything but the drivetrains. The frames, the suspension components, even the throttle assemblies and hand controls are designed and made by Nagata.
He's built 13 bikes so far. Nagata won the grand prize in the 2006 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building for Chicara Art I, a sleek retro-ride powered by a 1939 Harley-Davidson U motor. He took second place last year with Chicara Art II, which features a 1942 Harley WLA motor. The three bikes featured at Ippodo can be had for $1 million apiece which, given the level of workmanship, strikes us as a bargain.
Photos courtesy Ippodo Gallery. Be sure to check out Nagata's work on his Web site.

Photo Above: Chicara Art I. Finished 2006. It's powered by a 1939 Harley Davidson flathead "U" motor displacing 1,200cc.

Photo above: Engine detail shot of Chicara III showing the 1950 Meguro racing motor and 1950 Triumph transmission. As with all of Nagata's bikes, all parts -- hand controls, foot controls, throttle and clutch linkages, everything -- but the engine and drivetrain are hand-crafted. The bike was completed this year.

Photo above: Engine detail shot of Chicara III showing the 1950 Meguro racing motor and 1950 Triumph transmission. As with all of Nagata's bikes, all parts -- hand controls, foot controls, throttle and clutch linkages, everything -- but the engine and drivetrain are hand-crafted. The bike was completed this year.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Nokia Test Labs

Ever wondered how the mobile phone companies test the mobile phones? In Nokia test labs, you will see bunch of machines used to test the mobile phones ~ bend, bake, humidify, spray, poke and drop phones. The picture above is showing the mobile phone getting poked million times. Check out the rest of the torturing machines after the break.


Various liquids, creams and gels…

Bending Test, Ouch!

Dust Test

Those are hard and sharp plastic for scratch test.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Nokia N97

Nokia has just announced its Nokia N97 at Nokia World 2008 convention at Barcelona, Spain. It is claimed as the world’s most advanced mobile computer, designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers. The whole thing looks shiny and it has both touchscreen and QWERTY as some of us are sucks at touchscreen.

Nokia’s flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology - including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds - for people to create a personal Internet and share their ’social location.’
It has 5.0-megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN. Well, 5.0-megapixel is kinda common now. The craziest part will be its memory storage, the Nokia N97 can support up to 48GB storage, including its 32GB onboard memory.
The Nokia N97 will be available in the first half of 2009 with an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before tax and subsidies.
More pictures after the break.
The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of ’social location’ also known as the So-Lo. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their ’status’ and share their ’social location’ as well as related pictures or videos.

As you can see there are four callers icon at the desktop, those are shortcuts to call them, set to those who you called regularly

Press Release

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