Wednesday, July 04, 2007

While you were sleeping...

I decided to get back to the office after my 15 minute lunchbreak to finish some quick task when I remembered that I also have to accompany somebody who'll be visiting to fix one of our Line Printers. Well, he wasn't there yet and guess what? I wasn't aware that I was sitting beside two (2) co-workings from our Laguna facility in a nearby resto. So the three (3) of us talked abit, then altogether went back to the office...

Even though I'm quite sleepy after a good meal, I managed to slip into our Accounting office and talk to another co-working if her computer still bugs her down. That day, it didn't so I'm very thankful about that.

...also, somebody bought her digital camera and make a few shots. As seen in this photo, the owner of the digicam is seated on the center. The rest of us (except the "you know who?!?!?") posed and smiled for a shot. In the process, I came up with a title for this post I've made. While it should have been another "zzzz..." I renamed it instead "while you were sleeping" and oh boy, he does match the part...

Back to the Line Printers: hhhmmmm... the technician came after, he fixed it. It was fixed, I signed a service sheet just to verify it was working and off he goes. Later, I got the JPEG files of this shot in which one of them (as you see) is already posted online. << end >>


Useful app comes with a "typo"

One of the few programs that I came across with (in terms of) archiving needs would be MagicISO's MagicDisc. This particular application lets you create images and save them into either BIN (*.BIN/*.CUE), Standard ISO (*.ISO) and Nero (*.NRG). You can also save it in the new Universal Image Format (*.UIF)

I gave it a try comparing how an ISO, NRG and UIF would par in image size and this is what I got:

ISO 284 MB (298,461,184 bytes)
NRG 287 MB (301,510,812 bytes)
UIF 224 MB (234,945,911 bytes)

ISO compared to NRG, was less 3,049,628 bytes. ISO against UIF was 63,515,273 bytes while NRG compared to UIF is 66,564,901 bytes less.

Not much about UIF is mentioned elsewhere on the web except on the MagicISO site, but you can try checking some details here. Lastly, although this isn't part of the image compression, I'll prefer calling it a "typo."

I don't think that its part of the freeware application to have a typographical error upon completion of the imaging task. So let's ask them to change word "iamge" to "image".

Conclusion: MagicDisc which comes as a freeware is one of the few good applications out there on the web. Great for archiving requirements! Download one now at