How to Download Flash Movies and Games, and Youtube Videos

Have you ever come across a real nice flash movie or game that you wished you could download and display proudly on your desktop? I have. We all have, I bet. The problem is, its not very easy extracting flash objects off of web pages. In fact, I have had the problem for years – ever since I came across flash joke of the day(DISCLAIMER: ADULT HUMOR), which was a good number of years ago(when they had no obvious way of letting you download their marvelous jokes). Let’s not even mention the hundreds of flash games I’ve always wanted on my desktop. AND what about downloading youtube videos – wouldn’t that be cool?

If you’re like me, well you’re in luck. Today I’d like to point out a nifty download: a tool that I have been looking for for years. The Flash Movies Extractor. This tool can:

I don’t know about you, but I’ll sleep easy tonight. Yeah I love flash that much. 🙂

Internet TV with Joost

“Joost™ is a new way to watch TV, free of the schedules and restrictions that come with traditional television. Combining the best of TV with the best of the internet, Joost™ gives you more control and freedom than ever before – control over what you watch, and freedom to watch it whenever you like. We’re providing a platform for the best television content on the planet – a platform that will bring you the biggest and best shows from the TV studios, as well as the specialist programs created by professionals and enthusiasts. It’s all overlaid with a raft of nifty features that help you find the shows you love, watch and chat with friends, and even create your own TV channels.”
That’s what the site had to say. I haven’t really experienced Joost – I’m o the waiting list – but it sounds really cool. I will definitely have more to say on joost once I get to experiencee it. has anyone of you experienced it? Tell us about it. Here’s a great screenshot:

Pandora Internet Radio : the Future

Pandora Internet Radio – I have always wanted to say the future of something is here! Well, now I can. The future of radio is here. At pandora, you can create your own radio station which plays only the songs that you like. From site: Pandora™ is the doorway to this vast trove of musical information. With Pandora you can explore to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

Something happened this week that made me realize that some people still associate hacking with evil. To learn about hackers and hacking, these sites may be useful:

Just so you know, Hacking is the pursuit of happiness by seeking to understand something fully.

Smart Internet Search with Zuula and Mindset

This week I came across two new (-ish) but very cool ways to search the www. I simply must share these with you and so this week we’ll focus on sites that search the web. This is a new metasearch engine that in my opinion is quite possibly the best metasearch eninge ever. It is particularly useful for images as it includes flickr.
Zuula allows its users to carry out Internet searches with a wide range of major search engines, returning results in a consistent interface that makes it easy for users to cross-check results across the different search engines.The user interface has “drag-n-drop” customizability (you can move around the tabs representing the different search engines), and there’s also a useful, collapsible, search history function.Many of our users like our service because it allows them to rely on their favorite search engine for most of their searching, while also giving them quick access to results from other search engines “when the searching gets tough”.-Zuula CEO

Mindset Have you ever been searching the net and wondered how you could get rid of the more commercial results and get right into the more informational ones? Yahoo mindset is your solution. It is ‘A Yahoo! Research demo that applies a new twist on search that uses machine learning technology to give you a choice: View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational (i.e., from academic, non-commercial, or research-oriented sources).‘ (from site)

Zuula and Yahoo Mindset, when used together can give you pretty amazing, useful search results. For example, I was searching for Kenyan football (aka soccer) on the web recently. Whenever I used one search engine on its own I ended up with search results that included sites that were clearly not on Kenyan football per se but justed ‘mentioned’ it. So I used Yahoo Mindset to search for Kenyan football aiming to remove all commercial results. But are the Yahoo results representative of what’s out there? The only way to find out is to search for Kenyan football using zuula and compare the Yahoo results with other search engines. I did this and felt happy with yahoo results on Kenyan football and proceeded to use Yahoo Mindset to filter out some of the commercial search results. Voila! I got what exactly what I was looking for: KenyanSoccer.

Searching the web is now actually fun and can even help you kill some time.

Uncovering the Internet, and Meebo

Meebo is a website for instant messaging from absolutely anywhere. Whether you’re at home, on campus, at work, or traveling foreign lands, hop over to on any computer to access all of your buddies (on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber) and chat with them, no downloads or installs required, for free!
The place to go to when other IM channels are blocked! The best thing is that you can launch your yahoo, msn, aim, etc messengers simultaneously in ONE window.

North x East some of you have been asking me about making money online. Nort X East is your answer, it is an online business blog that gives very practical, useful information.

Uncover the Internet Uncover the Internet brings your tips, tricks, and secrets to make your online life easier. (from site)

It’s a wonderful Internet A very fun short story that shows you just how much we have come to depend on the internet.


Confessions, and the church of Google

The CHURCH of Google From Site: The Church Of Google believes a convincing argument can be made stating that the search engine Google is the closest mankind has ever come to experiencing an actual Deity. It is the ultimate bridge between people and information.

Online Confessions From They say that confesssion is good for the soul and having tried it on this interesting site, I must agree. Reading confessions by others is a little bit like being a priest, I guess. My purpose is to listen to (rather, read) the sins of others, and while fascinated, I feel a tiny bit dirty.

jux2 Meta search engine From A meta search engine allows you to enter keywords in the search box and your search is simultaneously sent to several search engines. Those search engines are queried and the results you get back are from each individual search engine’s database. A meta search engine does not have its own database and does not accept submissions. With the jux2 meta search engine you can compare the leading search engines and see the relevant results. You might be surprised to find that on average only 3.5 of the top ten search engine results are the same. Using jux2 ensures that you save time and get better search results.

Ten Minute Email
You can register and sign up for a free email account. you can send and receive email just as you can with any toher email service provider. However, your account will expire after ten minutes.

File-Swap An excellent method of killing time. Basically, upload any file to this site and you will get back a random file, for free. Its totally pointless but quite addictive. (You have no idea what random file you’ll get!)

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