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Where can we got the ROMs?

To use the M.A.M.E. emulator, you can download the software from the official site.
Only the emulator is not enough. You need the ROMs to play the game, because the game saved as ROM file.
Here are some ROM site:
http://www.romnation.net/
http://www.mameromlinks.com/
http://www.rom-world.com/
http://www.arcadeheaven.com/
http://www.starroms.com/
Download the ROM files, and save them into the folder rom under the mame root. Then you can play.

Backup tools for Server

Symantec LiveState™ Recovery Advanced Server

Rapid and Reliable System and Data Recovery for Organizations of Every Size

Key Features:
Recover bare-metal systems in minutes
Create real-time ‘while you work’ backups (snapshots)
Automatically adjust backup routines to occur prior to a new application installation, user logon/logout or storage upgrade
Remotely restore servers (through embedded Symantec pcAnywhere™ host technology) using the Symantec Recovery Disk*
Set databases that are Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)-aware to the quiet state during snapshots without actually taking them offline
Convert from dynamic disk to basic disk
Adjust system usage performance in scheduled jobs or dynamically to more effectively utilize resources
Save backups to virtually any disk-storage device
Scheduled/automated backups
Mount backup image files as read-only drives that can be shared and accessed by others

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PocketMod – DIY

This is an online flash tool to make a customized pocket-size note book.
What you need is a computer with internet access, a printer, paper and scissors. Plus your imagination.
Go to http://www.pocketmod.com/. Click Create a PocketMod will lead you to the working area.
The final product is a 8 pages book. You can add calendar, lines, tables, shopping list, contact list or blank page.
After printing it out on a letter size paper, fold it to make a small book.
It is very simply and cheep.
openit

I made one for trial.
It is suitable into my back pocket.

AUTOSTITCH

This program is known from a Chinese Blog. Later I found the author is a PHD student of UBC, Matthew Brown.
AUTOSTITCH is the first fully automatic 2D image stitcher.
Sometime we call it a panorama program.

Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever, AutoStitch is a breakthrough technology for panoramic photography, VR and visualisation applications.
AutoStitch is built using cutting edge research from the AI lab at UBC, but it’s incredibly simple to use! Just select a set of photos, and AutoStitch does the rest: digital photos in, panoramas out.

Following is a demo photo I took outside of my office tower yesterday.
panodemo

Made by 5 photos.
He is periodically updating the demo version of AutoStitch. Please download the latest version from this webpage.
It is free green program. Easy to use.
Thanks for Matthew Brown’s wisdom to develop this smart program.

Build RAID 1

I used my old 60GB harddisk, which replaced by previously mentioned 160GB new disk, to made a RAID1 array with another 40GB harddisk. Actual capacity I can use is 40GB. 20GB is wasted.
Following is the technical explaination of RAID Level 1
Common Name(s): RAID 1; RAID 1 with Duplexing.
Technique(s) Used: Mirroring or Duplexing
Description: RAID 1 is usually implemented as mirroring; a drive has its data duplicated on two different drives using either a hardware RAID controller or software (generally via the operating system). If either drive fails, the other continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced. Conceptually simple, RAID 1 is popular for those who require fault tolerance and don’t need top-notch read performance. A variant of RAID 1 is duplexing, which duplicates the controller card as well as the drive, providing tolerance against failures of either a drive or a controller. It is much less commonly seen than straight mirroring.
z_raid1
Illustration of a pair of mirrored hard disks, showing how the
files are duplicated on both drives. (The files are the same as
those in the RAID 0 illustration, except that to save space I have
reduced the scale here so one vertical pixel represents 2 kiB.)

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Canadian Tax Software

taxabacus

I sent my TAX forms to CRA today.

Now I want to introduce some Canadian TAX Software.

www.cutetax.ca
Free without printing.

www.taxcel.ca
Unlimited Tax returens, $8 only.

www.mytaxexpress.com
Free download, free while income under $25,000. $6.08 per person.

www.genutax.ca
Once you purchase GenuTax, annual tax updates for future years are free. You will be able to prepare your tax returns for 2005, 2006, and beyond, at no additional charge.
The only risk is that GenuTax is closed.

www.taxtron.ca
Free under $30,000. $11.88 each.

I filled in the form and calculated return myself, use the Tax software as double check tool.
Know more about tax, you will save more.

Resolution Guide

Resolution Guide for Monitors, Laptops, Televisions and Projectors
You’ve seen the confusing alphabet soup of acronyms describing the various resolutions for monitors, laptop displays, LCD and plasma televisions, as well as projectors, yet you probably still don’t know what it all means. Click on this hyperlink for an article that explains resolution and includes charts that match the alphabet with the numbers.
Resolution – What is it?
What Are Common Resolutions for Plasmas, Monitors, Notebooks, and Projectors?
Briefly stated, sharpness and clarity of the picture on screen is determined by its resolution, which is the sharpness of the image projected based on the number of pixels. Resolution is measured in the number of pixels horizontally multiplied by the number of pixels vertically. The higher number of pixels, the better. Plasma screens, projectors and LCD screens have a fixed number of pixels, referred to as the “native resolution,” or the resolution at which the display device does not have to expand or compress the input signal. This is the device’s optimum resolution. LCD images used in front projectors and rear-projection monitors typically offer XGA (1024 x 1024 x 768 pixels) or SXGA (1280 x 1024 pixels) resolution. Front projection monitors also use SVGA (800 x 600 pixels).

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