Piclens is a plugin for Firefox that allows you to browse pictures in a fullscreen 3D envionment. It's 3D wall interface (pictured below) makes it effortless to browse thousands of photos quickly and easily.
Once you find a picture you like, a single click shows an enlarged version with any available description.
Sites have to be enabled to use Piclens however sites such as Flickr and some news sites have the ability to use it.
PicLens works on:
* Google Images
* Picasa Web Albums
* Bebo Hi5
* Yahoo Image Search
* Ask Image Search
* Live Image Search
* AOL Image Search
Here are some of my top tips for additional OS X functions, most have come from my experience at home and work.
1. Plugging in a TV or Second Monitor
Most Mac models come with an external connector for attaching additional screens (normally a mini DVI connector). From this you need a mini DVI to DVI connector then another cable to plug into your screen, this can be a DVI to VGA cable, DVI to DVI cable or as I have a DVI to HDMI cable. All the cables are very cheap and can normally be picked up from Ebay.
OS X should automatically detect the second screen plugged in and you can open system preferences to adjust the resolution. You may have to play around with the settings, my 26" LG HD TV looks best on 1280 x 720 rather than its native resolution.
I've had my iMac plugged into my TV for the past 6 months and people still think its cool how I can move my mouse from one screen to another.
2. Sharing your Internet over Wireless.
While I was at University our local cable supplier didn't give out free wireless routers so to save buying one I shared the Internet out through my iMac's wireless. In Leopard the Internet can be shared from the Sharing section in System Preferences.
3. Bluetooth Internet Through Your Phone
It usually takes ISP's about two weeks to put ADSL on a phone line. Clearly I couldn't be without Internet for two weeks so I turned to my mobile phones provider (T-Mobile) to hook me up to the net. Now that 3G signal is well established (and I have a 3G phone) I got speeds of around 3mb for
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I've been developing web sites using Drupal for over 18 months now, for me the flexibility and modules available for Drupal make it the best and quickest way to develop a website. Here are some of my top tips:
1. If you want to edit the layout of the site maintenance page you can find the CSS file in misc/maintenance.css.
2. After I have installed Drupal I first enable clean URLs then enable the path module. This means I can build basic SEO in from the start. If building a blog or articles based site I like to use the path auto module to automatically specify the URL.
3. When designing a site I like to build it in Dreamweaver first, then I copy the PHP template tags in from another template (often bluemarine). In the past I would customise the garland theme however there was a lot of extra CSS that I would often remove.
4. To create a template for an individual node type create a file in your template directory called node-nodetype.tpl.php where nodetype is the node type. (ie node-story.tpl.php for a story node).
This is really useful for customising individual nodes especially when using CCK and the views module. For instance I recently built a ticket support system for a company, by integrating a view into the company node you could immediately see the open tickets for that company.
//load the view by name
$view = views_get_view('view ticket');
//output the top three items in the view with the node title as an argument
print views_build_view('embed', $view, array($node->nid), false, 3);
The above code is for inserting a view into a node - more in the views documentation.
5. When first developing a theme I change the administrative theme to Garland or Bluemarine so that I can still access all the administration sections in order to enable menus, blocks, CCK and other configuration options.
6. In Drupal 5 a top border is added to tables. If this messes up your theme edit modules/system/system.css and comment out or remove line 18 ( border-top: 1px solid #ccc; ).
7. The TinyMCE module allows you to turn a text area into a WYSIWYG editor giving you formatting options such as bold, italic, underline, text direction, links and images. The module IMCE adds image upload and resizing support to TinyMCE.
9. If you enable a lot of modules you may get php memory errors, to fix this add:
to the sites/default/settings.php file. You may also have to do this on the pages that have the errors to.
I usually add it after the other ini_set variables in the settings.php file.
10. When developing I like to have the cache disabled, once the site is ready to launch I will set it to normal mode. The same goes for aggregating and compressing CSS files.
11. When having to create user profiles I use the node profile module along with the CCK (content construction kit) module rather than the profile module included with Drupal as default. CCK gives you a lot more flexibility and there are many more customization options. Also by making a profile a node you can theme it easier (see #4).
12. In Drupal 5 you can specify a default front page from the site information page however an easy way to create different front pages for authenticated and non authenticated users it to use the front page module.
Going on a hiking trip without having a map can be tough, and Forex trading is like that. We may feel overwhelmed if we do not have a plan from the beginning. To survive in the FX market, we need to use a few essential tools, but without proper planning, it may prove as impossible to utilize those tools to get the best success. Experts believe that perfect planning helps them to execute their action plans easily. Today, we will discuss the steps to take to build a great trading plan.
Without a well-defined plan number of trades may seem astonishing, but in reality, most beginners lose their investment without keeping an actual blueprint. Some of them choose to close their trading account. In this article, we will show the beginners how they can save their accounts by keeping to robust plans.
Steps to take for building a trading plan:
Before buying financial instruments, we have to estimate risk to reward ratio because it may keep a great impact on our strategy and help us to predict the future market condition. According to professionals, the ideal risk to reward ratio is 1:3. This indicates that against 3 dollars of profit, we may take it 1 dollar of loss and not more than that. Experts gauge their potential risk before executing trades and get a good result later.
According to risk-taking, traders can be divided into two categories, “risk averse” and “risk tolerant” investors. Risk-averse investors hate to take a large of it and always aim for a small profit so that the loss can be under their control. We should keep in mind that the higher that will be the greater the loss can be. Its aversion wants to grow their account steadily and slowly. Make sure you open a trading account with a high end broker like Saxo. By choosing such a professional broker, you can easily trade commodities in the United Kingdom. But make sure you follow the basic rules.
Risk-tolerant investors are totally opposite to the traders of its aversion, and they are not frightened to take aggressive steps to ensure their trading success. The master investor assesses its level, and even with the higher possibility of loss, they take the greater care with it. Beginners may take help of online tests to assess their risk tolerance level.
2.Keeping a trading journal
Journal works as the indispensable part of the Forex trading, and without having one can, we may become the victim of data loss. Using a journal, we can identify our previous actions regarding the trades and learn from the mistakes. This also helps to sharpen our strategies for upcoming opportunities.
Experts keep a trading journal always which help them to note down the important happenings and take decision based on that. Keeping a journal helps an investor to go through all the trades that he had executed recently based on weeks or months. Regular journal reviews help us to get the answers about specific patterns of losses and trends in the market.
3.Identifying the market environment
The market situation changes most of the time based on the uptrends, downtrends, or sideways. The environment changes based on the current threat sentiment, and each environment has certain characteristics that must be observed before buying financial instruments. For instance, technical indicators may work well in the ranging market for the oversold and overbought levels, but it can also create a great number of signals which may prove as fake. Another thing to keep in mind that low-yielding assets cannot outperform high-yielding assets when the market risky and volatile.
These are the crucial steps which play a significant role in building a perfect plan which may help us gain success in FX. Beginners can take help from the experts and ask them to show their written action plans, which can be supportive of beginners making a plan.
There are lots of traders who know that they are not making any real progress in the Forex industry. If you look at these traders, you will find that all of them are trading the market and they are not controlling their emotions in Forex. It is a big battle that you have to win in the market if you want to trade the market for more profit. There are lots of people who do not understand this concept and thus lose a lot of money. This article will tell you how you can battle your temptation in Forex. We know you can get emotional when you are losing our money but it is all part of your trading career. This market is volatile and you cannot expect that you will make the profit every time when you place your trade. This article will tell you how you can battle your temptation in Forex when you are trading. It may seem hard but you can make it under your mind when you have known the techniques.
Emotions are often considered as the most dangerous enemy of the Forex traders. The majority of the successful traders in the United Kingdom often consider trading as a psychological challenge. You need to learn how to control the risk factors and make the consistent profit. Things are not so simple when it comes to real life trading. You have to develop a strong basic foundation and learn different Forex trading strategies to deal with the dynamic nature of this market. Being new to this industry you can take some professional course from the expert traders in the UK. Always remember when you invest money in yourself you have nothing to lose.
Build a simple system
Trading is all about managing your risk in an organized way. People in the United Kingdom are extremely concerned about their investment and they don’t want to take unnecessary risk. For this very reason, they always trade this market with a simple trading system. You might have learned many Forex trading strategies but it’s your duty to get the best things from each system to build a simple trading strategy. Always consider trading as your business to make a consistent profit.
Do not trade when you are emotional
We know that you will get emotional every time you lose the trade. That is why we are not saying that you cannot get emotional in trading. There will be times when you will feel emotional and you would want to trade the market. It is the risky time that you should not trade. In such situation, you should take a break just like the pro traders in the UK. If you feel like you are losing your money in Forex, take a breath and stop trading for a moment. It will give you the time to gasp down about the recent changes in the market. A recently listed stock to check out is Roblox.
Every trader lost money
Losing money in Forex is not going to end your lives. Every trader in this market has lost their money. This market is not easy to understand and you will also lose your money when you are a successful trader. If you can accept this reality, you will be happier with your trading. Having an impeccable trading history is not possible in Forex. You will have many loses but with consistent profit you can make money in your trades.
Take a break after every trade
Many traders trade the market without any break. This is not good and you can lose much money. After you have won some trades on the market, take a break and enjoy your success. If you have lost your money, do not trade the market. You will have a lot of time to think about your mistakes. If you start trading without the break, you will make the same mistakes and you will lose money and get emotional.