Stream movies to your PS3 with TVersity

Review of TVersity Media Server

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If you have a PlayStation 3 and want to stream video from you PC, TVersity Media Server can help you. You can download a version for free or you can by the Pro Edition. In this little review I will keep focus on the free version. Not only can TVersity stream your movies from your PC, it is also able to stream Video Podcast from the Internet to your PS3. If you want to access your pictures located on your computer from your PS3 and see them on your big-screen TV that is possible as well.

You properly have a big collection of MP3 music on your PC. You might also have your PS3 hooked up with your surround receiver as well. Why not use the PS3 for playing your MP3 collection. With TVersity you don’t even have to copy the files to your PS3 hard drive, you can just stream it from your PC.

A PlayStation 3 can be used for a lot more than just playing games.

You can download the free version here:  Download (17 MB)
It can be installed on: Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 7.

TVersity is using the DLNA protocol just like Windows Media center does. DLNA is built in to many electronic devices today, like LCD/LED TV, NAS and of course your PS3.

What is QR codes and how does they work?

Quick response

How does QR codes work?

QR codes is a two dimensional barcode system invented in Japan by Denso-Wave back in 1994. The barcode can represent a text, a phone number or an URL. The QR is short for: Quick Response. The concept of the QR code is that it can be scanned with a smartphone using the camera and a little application to translate the code to e.g. a website or a phone number. The concept was initially used for parts tracking in vehicle manufacturing, but is now used for many businesses.
QR codes might be the new big think in marketing and advertising. In Asia you can already see QR codes on billboards and commercials.

QR codes www.techwork.dk

A couple of examples of QR codes:

Try and scan them and find out what is behind the codes.
You can create a QR code for your own site at: QRcode.kaywa.com

Happy birthday Wikipedia

Wikipedia

10 Years with Wikipedia

Today it is 10 years ago that Wikipedia started. I must say they have been a huge success. After Google I think it is my most used source for knowledge. Wikipedia has more than 3.5 million articles (in English) and the website is available in 262 languages. Imagine what we did before wiki? Looked it up in a book? 😉

If you wonder how big an success full Wikipedia is I can inform you that they have an Alexa rank of 6 (May 2013).

Congratulation Wiki, and keep up the good work.

Germany wants to ban Google Analytics

Google Analytics
In more than a year German Data protection authorities has been in close dialog with Google about Google analytics way of collecting and sending user data back to Google’s servers in the U.S. The problem is that Google is collecting IP addresses of users visiting sites with the Google Analytics script implemented is against German data protection laws. Goggle has developed a browser plugin that users can install to block Analytics from collecting these data, but this is not sufficient enough for the Germans. The outcome of this might be that German companies using Google analytics might be fined if they continue using this tool.
What do you think about this matter? Please drop me a comment.

About Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you’re more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websites

My favorite WordPress plugins

WordPress plugins
With WordPress you have access to tons of plugins. Some are fantastic and some are not. It can be quite a lot of work to find the good once. That is why I have decided to make a little description of my favorite plugins:

  • Akismet
  • Add Meta Tag
  • Avatar plugin
  • WP PHP Widget
  • Google Analytics Plug-in
  • WP-Polls

Akismet:

Akismet is one plugin you can’t live without if you want people to leave comments on your blog and on the other hand want to keep spammers away.
http://akismet.com/


Add Meta Tag:

The Add Meta Tag plugin easily makes you insert and edit Meta tags for your site without manually editing PHP files. Nice and easy plugin that make it easy for you.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-meta-tags/


Avatar plugin:

Upload you own avatars to make comments on your WordPress blog more personally.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-local-avatar/installation/


Google Analytics Plugin:

With the Google Analytics Plugin you can easily put in the Google analytic code at your WordPress blog. Just like with the Meta Tag plugin this make it easy for you to put in your code.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-plugin/


WP PHP Widget:

With WP PHP Widget you can insert PHP code in a widget. Put in a couple of lines with PHP code, and make the result appear in a widget on your blog. Nice and easy.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-php-widget/


WP-Polls:

Use WP-Polls to create online multiple choice polls on your WordPress blog. Let people vote on your site for whatever you find interesting.
http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/