Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line. Internet Download Manager can dial your modem at the set time, download the files you want, then hang up or even shut down your computer when it's done.

Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories, scheduler pro, sounds on different events, HTTPS support, queue processor, html help and tutorial, enhanced virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas (useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), built-in download accelerator, and many others.

Version 5.17 adds IDM download panel for web-players that can be used to download flash videos from sites like YouTube, MySpaceTV, and Google Videos. It also features complete Vista support, YouTube grabber, redeveloped scheduler, and MMS protocol support. The new version also adds improved integration for IE and IE based browsers, redesigned and enhanced download engine, the unique advanced integration into all latest browsers, improved toolbar, and a wealth of other improvements and new features.


Well now that the IPL (Indian Premier League) has set in, a lot of new commercials has also been advertised. One popular advt. is by vodafone, Zoozoo. In the beginning Vodafone was known as Hutch and was advertised with a pug dog with a phrase "Wherever You Go Our Network Follows You". Now a new 'thing' called Zoozoo is being put into advertising.

Making the Zoozoo

The Zoozoo's are in fact real people in costumes with rubber cut-out's for facial expressions, however the sets and production of the advertisements give the effect of the characters being animated. The effect was achieved by a variety of methods including choosing the right material for the body suits to ensure that there were no wrinkles when the characters moved, shooting the footage at lower framerates and keeping backgrounds simple in terms of details and the use of a neutral tone of grey.

The zoozoo's were split in two parts - the body and the head. The body was made using a special material stuffed with foam in some places (notably around the stomach) while the head was created using using a harder material called Perspex.

The characters, all local theatre actors, had to perform in costumes, which came with their own set of problems. Wearing an enlarged headpiece, for example, meant that all the actors were practically blind. “They couldn’t see where they were going, so we had several funny instances where the actors would walk right out of the frame during shooting. Also, it was very difficult for them to breathe with those headpieces on, so the actors would take them off every few minutes for some air. But after the first few days, we got into the groove of things and managed just fine,” says Prakash Varma, director at Nirvana Films.

Still, on TV, the Zoozoos have come as a breath of fresh air providing a much-needed respite from the staple diet of cricket and politics that most viewers are living on—one of the objectives of the agency and the film-maker. “We wanted to create something unique. A character that would always be memorable… somewhat alien and yet, very human,” says Varma, who made the films. “When we started out, the idea was to ensure that no one should be watching cricket. Everyone should be talking about Zoozoo.”

The Zoozoo's have gained immense popularity since they first aired, and have their own microsite as well as a fan page on Facebook.

Taylor Swift :: Teardrops on my Guitar

"Teardrops on My Guitar" is the second single by country pop artist Taylor Swift. This work is from Taylor's self titled album, Taylor Swift, following her debut single "Tim McGraw". The song is about a girl who is secretly in love with a boy named Drew, but Drew is interested in another girl. The song talks about the heartbreak of liking someone who is so close but is out of one's reach. Swift also states that it's about the conflicting feelings of loving someone and wanting them to love you back and wanting them to be happy. In a behind-the-scenes video, Swift reveals that the song was written about a classmate

The Three Investigators

As a bookworm, here is one of my favorite books of all time ~ The Three Investigators!
You've never heard of The Three Investigators? Well now, you are in for a treat! Let's briefly cover the basics:

The Three Investigators Mystery Series is a juvenile book series that was created by Robert Arthur, Jr. in the early 1960's. The series consists of 59 individual titles in the U.S.
Robert Arthur's idea was to write a series that was similar in some ways to the Hardy Boys and other popular juvenile fiction of the day but which exhibited a higher quality of writing along with some extremely unusual and perplexing mysteries. The cover art and detailed internal illustrations initially provided by talented artists Harry Kane and Ed Vebell were also strong factors which helped with the success of this series. While the mysteries are often incredible, The Three Investigators themselves are, for the most part, simply your everyday, average, resourceful, American boys which makes this series more realistic and appealing than most. The unusually lengthy introduction to the fourth book in the series, The Mystery of the Green Ghost, in many ways reads as though it originally served as the 'bible' for this series. Using excerpts from it and the other titles penned by Robert Arthur, The Three Investigators are:
Jupiter Jones, First Investigator. Head of the firm and known for his remarkable powers of observation and deduction, he is stocky, muscular, and a bit roly-poly. He has a round face which often looks stupid but which hides a sharp intelligence. Jupiter has an excellent mind, and he is rather proud of it. He has many good features, but undue modesty is not one of them.

Pete Crenshaw, Second Investigator. Tall and muscular, sturdy and courageous, he excels at athletics. Inclined to nervousness before anything happens, but a tower of strength in any kind of trouble. He is Jupiter's right-hand man when it comes to trailing suspects and other dangerous activities. Pete's father is a special-effects man who works at one of the movie studios in Hollywood.

Bob Andrews, Records and Research. Slight of build, small but wiry. Studious in nature, he is something of a scholarly type with an adventurous spirit. He has great nerve and the courage of a lion. Adept at research, he works part-time at the local library which enables him to hunt up information needed for their investigations. Bob's father is a feature writer for a big newspaper in Los Angeles.

The three boys make an excellent team. Having formed the firm of The Three Investigators, they use their spare time to solve any riddles, enigmas and mysteries that come their way. Their motto is "We Investigate Anything". They live in Rocky Beach, California, a small municipality on the shore of the Pacific Ocean a few miles from Hollywood. Pete and Bob live with their parents. Jupiter lives with his uncle, Titus Jones, and aunt, Mathilda Jones, who own and operate The Jones Salvage Yard, a fabulous junkyard where one can find almost anything.

For more info you can click here. well in that site I suspect you'll get to know more than you'd have ever imagined!

The Making of Untouched :: The Veronicas

I was browsing Youtube today and I came across "The Making of Untouched" and I wasn't able to resist my self from not watching tha vedio because it's a lil' bit more about the life of The Veronicas. Well after I watched that vedio and I realized that just to have control of the first srting how much hard work and more over staying up all night just to get over with one string!!! I was happy as well as amazed! Happy because of the great success of their video and amazed of the hard work put into it! Anyway you can also view their Youtube Channel, Twitter Page and their Official Website on the web. And of course here's that amazing video and don't forget to enjoy it!!! ~

SNoW :: NightmaRe

Try watching this video more closely snd you will see that it is like ALice in Wonderland! Tha Rabbit the Clock and everything! This is actually a japanese song and I've found the translation in the web. It's quite long so I'll put only a part of it here...

Tell me what time it is now, say that it’s a dream, and embrace me

I have recollections of the city of ruins
Inside of the photo album that I flipped through with you

Why am I alone? I’m alone
I’ll realize that it’s a dream soon, soon

I run through the rubble, I kick away something
I wake from a dream, I search for the exit

I must hurry, I must hurry
Your voice is sounding out from somewhere

I can see eternity
Only within the moving time and nowhere else…

Tell me what time it is now, say that it’s a dream, and embrace me
Move my heart that has started to stop, please
You’re next to me
Probably dreaming a different dream
I don’t need the sun
I’m in love with your smiling face now...
(Click Here To See Full Translation)

To download the song CLICK HERE

Anyway, here's the video ~


Well now that summer has set in, every one gets hot and sultry. I can never drink normal water in summer so i always use the ice cubes. Well yesterday the ice tray was empty :( but my mom had frozen the water in a glass. So I thought of using that ice. But before that I had a Quest to do and that was to break that solid ice and put it in my glass. First I used a fork, but it didn't work, so i used a Kinfe and it worked perfectly! But here's the most amazing part ~ We all know to fish in an ice lake, we have to make a hole and drop in the bait. Well the same phenomenon happened here! After using the kinfe, I had made quite a hole in it and when I turned it upside down... Cold Water was gushing and I kept my glass beneath it and I got nice cold water. Well thw way the solid ice looked was like a "Glass Tumbler" with a hole on top of it to pour the Water!!! Here are some pics of how it looked. Enjoy!~