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imageThe King is dead !
Long live the King !image

It is been more than 3 decades since the slogan is repeated. Last time it is for legendary icon, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll", Elvis Presley image who passed 42 years old in 1977 due to heart attack. Now 32 years later, history has repeated itself for King of Pop, Michael Jackson image , who died at age of 50 years old due to heart attack.

Even though these legends are no longer with us, they leave behind legacies that will remembered forever.

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The Portraiter site is finally up in GeekyWare.

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Portraiter’s main support site containing  instruction and help  is at http://geekyware.wordpress.com/portraiter

Introducing Portraiter

imageI have just completed my latest software project which is a application that make use of third-party pivoting system to pivot the screen easily into Portrait Mode, offers more customizations and with the mouse honours the screen orientation.

If you ever use eeeRotate, iRotate, Pivot Pro before then you probably have some ideas of what Portraiter is. Pivoting the screen into the Portrait mode make it easy to use the notebook as ebook reader or surf the web among the useful function.

Now why inventing the wheel if there are systems that can already do so ?

The followings are some of the reasons:

  • Most pivoting systems do not adjust the mouse after the screen orientation changes. In other words, if the screen is in portrait mode, the mouse still works as in landscape mode, making hard to navigate the screen.
  • Unless you are fortunate to own Tablet PC which comes with seamless pivoting system that simply works, Portraiter will come in handy to provide such function.
  • Pivoting system provides limited choice in customization, hence some customization is useful.

The followings are some of the screenshot of application.

  • Work as System Tray application.

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  • PortraiterCmd (Pc icon) allows command line pivoting.

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  • Useful customization. User can select iRotate or Pivot Pro pivoting system. iRotate is built into Portraiter whereas Pivot Pro is a separate commercial download. If iRotate does not work for you, you may want to consider Pivot Pro.
    Another option allows the icon to display as Notebook or Monitor. You can also limit the Portrait to just ClockWise or Anti-ClockWise direction Portrait.

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System Requirements

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista

(So far  I test it under XP and Vista using Home, Pro, Premium edition running 32bits Windows)

Java Runtime 1.6 and above

The Good News

The good news is you don’t have to wait for it as I releasing it for public usage now. The only work left is the help page and other support pages.

The installation file in the zip file contains the necessary installation information.

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image Match Heaven (火柴天堂) is a touching sad song written and sang by Panda Xiong image back in 1988.  Back then, this song which is among the best of the author achieved immerse popularity. This timeless classic proves to be a perfect complement to Disney’s popular short animated film “The Little MatchGirl” (2006). The Chinese lyrics and melancholic tune uncannily fit the film as author of the song and producer of the film takes similar inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen image ’s classic story “The Little MatchGirl”. The only difference is that the Chinese Lyrics refers to the kin of the girl as her mother whereas the story to which the film is based on, refers her kin as her grandmother. Very detailed story can be found here

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image Although there are many animated films on “The Little MatchGirl”, I favour the Disney version because it successfully create a feeling of sadness and sympathy for the MatchGirl, well augment by the melancholic classical music playing in the background.

 

 

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Geezer: Reality (S2)

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 Richard Sanderson sang this song back in 1983 and since then it remains a classic timeless love song. He is best known for his song "Reality", which was the title theme to the soundtrack to the 1980 film La Boum. The song became a hit in Europe in 1982, reaching #1 in 15 countries, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and selling more than eight million copies worldwide.

Site: http://www.richard-sanderson.com/

 

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image Match Heaven (火柴天堂) is a touching sad song written and sang by Panda Xiong image back in 1988.  Back then, this song which is among the best of the author achieved immerse popularity. This timeless classic proves to be a perfect complement to Disney’s popular short animated film “The Little MatchGirl” (2006). The Chinese lyrics and melancholic tune uncannily fit the film as author of the song and producer of the film takes similar inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen image ’s classic story “The Little MatchGirl”. The only difference is that the Chinese Lyrics refers to the kin of the girl as her mother whereas the story to which the film is based on, refers her kin as her grandmother.

heavenlymatch

image Although there are many animated films on “The Little MatchGirl”, I favour the Disney version because it successfully create a feeling of sadness and sympathy for the MatchGirl, well augment by the melancholic classical music playing in the background.

 

 

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image 3…2…1, voila! Patience has finally paid off and the image button appear in the countdown screen in what has been the most important Facebook event in history.  For this moment, Facebook allows user to have a “meaningful” name in Facebook address rather than as “digit” as elaborated in  http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=90316352130.

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