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How To Easily Merge Multiple MPEG Videos

There are times when a number of small video clips are created when one uses the video function in one’s phone or perhaps you’d like to join together a set of mpg clips created by your digital camcorder. If your camcorder or clips are in the MPEG format, you’re in luck – a simple command line will append and merge the clips into a single large clip allowing you uninterrupted viewing pleasure. This is done by using the COPY command and without the need for any external utility.

What’s new in WordPress 2.8

A new iteration of the popular blogging platform WordPress has been recently released. Codenamed “Baker” after renowned trumpeter & vocalist Chet Baker, the new version has a slew of under-the-hood changes in addition to changes to the Administrative interface: New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin interface Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment  Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation What’s noteworthy about this particular release is the sheer number of support tickets both opened and closed (over 790 in total), which means that the developers have made a conscious effort at listening to what the users’ feedback and issues are and trying to get them resolved.

Wonderful World Of Wikis

We’ve all heard of Wikipedia – for a whole load of students, it has been the go-to site for project work and reference material. It’s great strength lies in the multitude of collaborators – writers, proofreaders et al associated with the site doing what they do out of a general sense of altruism and trying to spread knowledge. Of course, Wikipedia is available in a number of languages, so it isn’t restricted to English although that is by far the most developed section of the site.

SysTrayMeter: displays CPU and RAM usage

I needed a monitoring software to see when my CPU usage would cause a spike alongwith a noticeable drop in the free RAM. Although, I found a great many freeware and shareware options, very few met all the criteria I had in mind: should be freeware should be portable (no installation needed) should be as small as possible should have some customisable features It didn’t take me long to find, use and now recommend SysTrayMeter. It meets all the criteria set out above – weighing in at a measly 15 KB (That’s right!

Simplify clearing the Windows Print Spooler Queue

Windows uses Print Spooling to store the print jobs (data sent to a printer) in a buffer, allowing the program that sent the data to the printer to resume its normal operation. Basically, it means that your Word Processor need not wait for the file to print before restoring control to the user. You’re free to work on the document while the printer keeps printing.