8 Jul

Free Horror Movies Online

I first got into streaming videos online during my uni years. In student accommodation that didnt have a TV, all I could do was fire off search after search looking in all four corners of the web for decent quality free movies on legal websites with which to while away the hours between revision. Ill be honest; by and large it didnt look good. I landed on so many sites which were just unacceptable my screen was flooded with pop ups and the streaming just took ages to load.

Thankfully my constant searching paid off when I came across a reputable and fully legal website which, simply put, offered all that I was looking for good quality independent movies. You might be into comedies, romantic films or an epic and inspiring biopic, it doesnt matter because on this website all you need is a broadband internet connection to watch a massive selection of movies absolutely free.

Personally, Im into my independent horror movies at the moment. For me theres nothing better than spending an evening in checking out the reviews on this website before watching the action for myself. 90s Japanese horror anyone? This website has it all.

The best thing about the site in my opinion is the amount of movies available. Using the search bar, I usually check out a number of titles before deciding which ones to watch and if you register you can review the movies too. This means Ive been able to air my views on a number of uninspiring movies which has led to some interesting debates with both the like-minded browsers and those who disagree with my perspective.

Now I know what youre going to say; some of my friends are more into the big blockbusters too. But thats the beauty of this website it even publishes an online magazine which reviews all of the latest mainstream movies so every cinema lover is catered for.

Im not usually one to post gushing reviews online, but where this website is concerned Ive decided to shed my customary cynicism and be honest this way other people can break the daily cycle of fruitlessly searching for legal free movies and actually start watching some!

8 Jul

Commercial Industrial Photography

A very popular and common commercial photography assignment under taken by the professional photographers is wedding photography. Generally, this involves covering just the wedding day but other important rituals and functions preceding the wedding day.

In the pre-digital days, it was a daunting task to undertake a photography assignment. The limitations of olden camera equipment, heavy lenses and the fact that there was no room for error, led only the real photographers doing the best of the jobs. With advent of digital photography, the dynamics of the entire commercial photography underwent a paradigm shift.

The entire lineage of old studios with dark rooms, chemicals and staff were replaced with the digital darkroom software like Adobe Photo Shop, Apple Aperture etc. While these two remain the most popular editing software, there are plethoras of free editing software available online that many of the amateurs prefer due to the daunting costs of commercial editing software and flexibility to experiment and learn with minimum / least cost.

A commercial photographer today is equipped with: digital camera typically above 18 Mega Pixels, dedicated external strobe flash, light weight tripod, memory cards and sometime external flood lights. The most expensive set of equipment is generally not the camera, but the range of lenses required to cover an event or complete commercial assignments that require a wide range of subjects to be covered. The best example being, the industrial photography assignments in which the photographer is expected to capture the top-management photo-shoots as well as the industrial processes which may involve the making of parts, melting of steel, foundry photography.

Commercial photography, although challenging may not be that well paying, as many of the clients fail to understand the efforts involved in the actual photo-shoot followed by hours of post-product and editing done on the images to make them appealing to the target audience. The most common usage of the commercial images is magazine, brochure, product catalogues and the clients web site and presentations.

For each of the final platforms on which the photograph is going to be delivered the editing and post-processing requirement changes variedly. For example, if the final output platform is going to be website of the client there is no need of working on the print quality images, resized images which cover the entire project will suffice.

Commercial photography offers many practical and logistical challenges for the photographers. The industrial photographers are required to know the location, time and have to study the various angles at which the photograph can be captured. Sometimes, on location photography may be done in the night, when there is lot of external artificial lighting setup for giving the optimum effect.

8 Jul

Iron Chef Chen Kenichi

If there’s one chef who has made his mark on television, it’s Chen Kenichi, the only Iron Chef to have been on the hugely successful “Iron Chef” television series from its start in 1993 to 2002. With 300 episodes in the can, the show a is still in syndication today. Known for his role as Iron Chef Chinese, Chin won the Iron Chef competition 67 times. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the great chefs of the world.

Chen was born on January 5, 1956 to another great chef, Chen Kenmin, who is acknowledged as the father of Sichuan cuisine in Japan.

His father’s influence is evident in Chen, whose special dish, “Prawns in Chilli Sauce,” was inspired by a similar dish that his father had introduced in Japan. Since great cooking runs in the family, there are many comparisons between Chen and his father. However, with his resounding success on the Iron Chef series, the younger Chen’s skills are widely considered to have exceeded those of his father.

The story goes that Chen accepted his position on Iron Chef because he wanted the challenge of proving that he was the best chef on the planet. As the longest-serving Iron Chef, there are those who say that he has succeeded in doing just that. The financial windfall for Chen has been great as well. Ever since the show hit the airwaves, Chen’s restaurants have done brisk business every night, which, ironically, almost prompted him to leave the show so that he could tend to his restaurants.

Chen runs the hugely successful restaurant chain Shisen Hanten in Japan. It has outlets in Akasaka, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Tokushima, Kure (Hiroshima Prefecture), Matsuyama and Hakata

It was another Iron Chef, and Chen’s main rival at that, the so-called Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai, who convinced him to stay, saying the show would not be the same without him. The two had a gentleman’s agreement that if one of them left the show, so would the other. They both honoured the agreement until the show’s very last episode.

Chen has set the record for most battles on the Iron Chef show with 92 battles. He has won 67 and lost 22 as well as tied in three other instances.

After a hugely successful run in television, Chen has firmly established himself as one of the best chefs of all time.

8 Jul

Why You Should Not Host Your Website With A Mega Hosting Company, But Rather A Small Company Instea

There are various large hosting companies such as bluehost, godaddy, ipage, hostgator and the likes. There are various problems hosting your website with a large company. It leaves you wanting for the personal touch, and the priority support that you deserve. Although most of those companies advertise that they provide the best support, most of them fall short when it comes to delivering.

1. You will be a small customer for them, you wont affect their revenue.

At a small hosting company, your business will be valued greatly. You will be cherished as a customer. You will be given attention and respect. Unlike at a large web hosting company, you will be treated as just one more customer. This will also result in real visible effects in your hosting account. For example, if you are having some problems with your email – a large hosting company would just send you a bunch of steps to follow and expect you to figure it out from there. A small hosting company may go further, by assisting you through a remote desktop service, such as VLC or radmin.

2. Availability of resources such as processing power, RAM

In a large web hosting company, you are most likely going to get crowded out, you may have very little processing power on the server. In a smaller web hosting company you are likely to have a larger share in the processing power given that there would be lesser customers and each customer would have a larger share of the overall resources.

3. Price

The price you pay for hosting at a smaller web hosting company is generally lesser. Big daddies like godaddy, charge $5per month, whilst smaller companies charge anything between $1-$3 a month.

4. Support Small Business

Small businesses support employment and innovation. It is always better to support a small business instead of patronizing a big business. In San Francisco most of the people support smaller coffee shops like Phiz Coffee, and Blue Bottle instead of Starbucks. This gives you personalized service, and a better product on the whole.


It always helps being with a small business, you get helpful suggestions to help your own business grow, you get quality support and you get top quality service. At the same time, if you are a sophisticated user and you know what you need and the product you are buying, and you don’t need support – you may be better off purchasing web hosting from a large company, given the price being favorable.

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8 Jul

Meerabai The Mystical Singer

The Indian Mystical Singer of the 14th Century Meerabai (1498 -1547) was a Rajput princess born in Kurki a small village near Merta which is in the Nagaur district in Rajasthan. Her father was Ratan Singh Rathore who was a warrior of the Rathore clan. Her Mothers Name is not mentioned or known in any of the biography of Meerabai. Her mother was supportive of Meerabais religious tendencies but her mother died early.

When Meerabai was just six years old, her mother gave her an image of Krishna, with whom she would talk every day and night. Krishna became an integral part of Meera’s life. Meerabai was married to Prince Bhoj Raj at very early age. The new family did not approve of her devotion to Krishna as Meerabai refused to worship their family deity, and she would say that she was only truly married to Krishna. Meerabai lost her husband at very early age in the year 1527 in a battle against the Sultanate.

Meerabais devotion at first was confined to her and within the house, but at some time during her devotion she would be carried away with the joy and love for Krishna that she would dance away on the streets of the city singing the songs of praises and love for Krishna. Meerabai would get so engrossed in worshipping Krishna that she would forget herself. She has in that trance state created such beautiful writing which was the reflection of her heart. Meerabais poem and other composition reveal the different stages and experiences of her life. The prayer songs that she composed are still popular among the worshippers today.

Meerabais life story is pieced together from her poetry and stories and as recounted by her community. Her life story is debatable for its historical authenticity. Also what happened to Meerabai is a mystery. People still have a question as to how and where did Meerabai die. But as per the legend goes and the belief of the people Meeras unconditional love and devotion for Krishna, she vanished in the temple of Krishna in Dwarka. It is said that the sanctum doors closed on their own when she was inside and when the doors opened they found her sari wrapped around the image of Lord Krishna. Meerabai had disappeared.

8 Jul

Web Hosting Review – Fasthosts

Fasthosts, offer one of the cheapest UK based hosting plans on offer, available on Unix or Windows all plans of which there are 3 basic types, Home, Developer and Business are at the time of writing being offered at half price and with a 50 MSN adCenter voucher thrown in for good measure.

Our testers found their service to be very satisfactory all round, with short download times (0.55s for a page size of 250kb) based on a connectivity of 3064 kbps and no down time or customer service problems to note.

Control Panel, the Fasthosts Control Panel proved to be simple to use, and featured a well equipped site builder designed to get you started with only a very rudimentary knowledge of web design.

Support, comes in the form of 24/7 phone and Email support with qualified personnel on hand to deal with whatever problems arise. It should be noted that this is one of the areas which Fasthosts have in the past been criticised, but for the time being at least that problem seems to have been ironed out.

Bandwidth, each of Fasthosts packages comes with unlimited bandwidth, so you can be sure to never exceed your allowances an incur additional costs.

Up Time, Fasthosts provide no uptime guarantee an area that has plagued them in other reviews especially customer feedback, although during our month of testing we encountered no problems with website unavailability.

E-Commerce, Fasthost provide SSL at an additional cost, but an alternative great feature they offer is their merchant account, a package which stops you having to apply for a visa merchant number whilst still allowing you to take credit card payments on line.

In conclusion Fasthosts offer good basic packages which are easily upgradeable with feature such as MySQL, SSL, SEO and more advanced Email functionality such as MS Exchange.

Home Package
1.5 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 3.99 Now 1.99

Developer Package
4 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 7.99 Now 3.99

Business Package
10 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 15.99 Now 7.99

8 Jul

PlotHost Among The Top Web Hosts For Personal Shared Hosting

PlotHost, a relative newcomer to the web hosting industry has been identified among the top web hosts for personal shared hosting. PlotHost earned this honor based on their web hosting features, customer care, price, performance and reliability.

The company offers personal and small business shared hosting packages and while the company only came on the scene in 2008 they are already being recognized by several review sites as among the best up and coming web hosts.

Alain Monsegue a partner with the company was not surprised by the recognition given to PlotHost. He said, “I supposed I should act modest and say that I am surprised but I am not. We set out to be the best in the business and worked towards that goal. How do you become the best? By giving customers what they want, reliable hosting and the best customer support that they ever had.”

Some of the features that make PlotHost a leading choice for both beginners and experts alike include the feature rich shared hosting plans, reliability and responsive support.

Most beginners want to set up a website as quickly and easily as possible so Drupal and WordPress are obvious choices. PlotHost makes it fast and easy to do so with the one click install. There are four shared hosting packages to choose from, so customers can choose the one they need at a price that they can afford.

PlotHost prides itself on offering affordable plans that do not sacrifice the features that their customers need. With prices as low as $2.95/month with two months free for yearly packages the company is one of the most affordable to be found.

Reliability is another reason that PlotHost is gaining recognition. The structure of the networks is built to provide speed and reliability. These are two factors that business and personal consumers need for their websites.

The award winning customer care department just might be the number one reason that PlotHost’s shared web hosting packages are among the leading providers. Customers are wowed by the responsive support department who handle queries via tickets and live chat within minutes.

“This recognition is good but it does not mean that we’re going to relax. We will work harder to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied and we won’t be happy until we’re number one,” says Alain Monsegue.

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