sweet home 3d is one of the best home design programs i have used. its interface is incredibly simple, easy to use and intuitive. within minutes of installing the program i was able to input the dimensions for my basement and create an outline and 3d walkthru of what i wanted to do and show my wife. this application has made home design amazing. if you or someone you know is planning on building, remodeling, or just moving around the living room, i recommend downloading and installing this program.
its available for linux, mac and windows. i have used both the linux version and the windows version. both run flawlessly. you can download it here.
here is what i was able to put together in less than 30min. as you build the walls on the blueprint window, the program automatically generates a 3d overhead view of whatever your working on. you can change between an aerial view and a virtual walkthru.[SinglePic not found]
here is an awesome tutorial on bash scripting. it is possibly the most informative and thorough tutorial i have ever read. it is a definite must read for anyone who is trying to get into bash scripting or learn more about it.
this tutorial is written to help people understand some of the basics of shell script programming, and hopefully to introduce some of the possibilities of simple but powerful programming available under the bourne shell. as such, it has been written as a basis for one-on-one or group tutorials and exercises, and as a reference for subsequent use.
the anniversary is actually on 11/23/2010, however, blizzard is giving a feat of strength to the people who log on between 11/30/2010 and 12/14/2010.
see the article here
for the 4th anniversary they gave everyone who logged on a baby blizzard bear
for the 5th anniversary they gave everyone who logged on a onyxian whelpling
there is a new quest that is a tribute to the popcap game plants vs zombies. the quest starts with basic botany that you can get from brazie the botanist, who is found in the hillsbrad foothills. brazie can be found to the far west, north of sludgeguard tower. (co-ords are 33.6, 49.3).
the quest someone setup the pumpkin bomb was quite a challenge, below is a screenshot of what i had to do to win it.
we made a herb baked turkey covered in bacon for thanksgiving, we used this recipe, with some modifications.
2 tsp rosemary
4 tsp parsley
2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp melted butter
3 celery stalks
2 medium onions
5 medium garlic cloves
1lb of bacon
pull all the extra crap out of the turkey (i.e. – neck, giblets, etc) and rinse it off, then dry it off with some paper towel.
cut up the garlic, onion and celery. put as much as you can into the turkey. put the rest that doesnt fit inside the turkey on top and on the sides of the turkey.
mix rosemary, parsley, thyme in a bowl. put a tablespoon of the mix into the turkey with the garlic, onion and celery.
mix the oil, butter, salt and pepper in with the remainder of the spices and brush the turkey down with the mix. if there is any left over dump it into the turkey. now pour the 1 cup of water into the roasting pan. the water will help keep the turkey nice and moist and will also serve for a nice gravy base later on.
roast the turkey at 325° for 2-3 hours. then put the bacon on the turkey for the last 45min of cook time. (if your using an oven bag, make sure to close it back up initially and then for the last 10-15min open the bag up so the bacon crisps up a little.
microsoft had the brilliant idea of sharing the system root folder by default. here is how to remove that:
start -> accessories -> admin tools -> computer management. once in computer management, expand the share folders tree and in the right window, right-click the share you want to disable and click remove.
if the above doesnt work, you can use
regedit and do the following (if the key isnt there, you need to create it):
Data Type: REG_DWORD
another option you can do is this (you can replace the c$ with the share you want to remove):
open the command prompt and type:
net share c$ /delete