ShoZu provides a smart, reliable and robust service for uploading photos and videos from your cameraphone to your chosen online sharing site.
With this freeware program you can create your own photomosaics made with your own pictures. A photo-mosaic is a mosaic where every tile is a photograph and not just a simple colored piece.
This and mencoder is the only open source video converter I’ve come across that can, in theory, output H.264 for the ipod, in addition to a huge variety of other formats. Videolan also has some interesting possibilities. Both are a little nerdy to set up, but hey, I’m feeling nerdy.
MeWiG is a Windows Frontend to the MEncoder (part of MPlayer) using the .NET Framework. You should be able to crop, scale, deinterlace, etc and finally convert almost any digital video-source, without the need for commandline-options.
“Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to commercial software tools in the same domain.”
Hey, get the same solution for free with Truecrypt!
PGP announces complete hard drive encryption | News.blog | CNET News.com: “PGP Corporation on Monday announced a new way for Windows users to encrypt their entire hard drives.
Previous versions of the company’s popular encryption software could only scramble chunks of a hard drive — basically, large files that are mounted as virtual drives after you type in the correct passphrase.
Now Windows XP users can buy what the company is calling ‘PGP Whole Disk encryption,’ which is a cleaner way to preserve the confidentiality of data on, say, an external hard drive. Alas, OS X users are out of luck for now, PGP’s Stephan Somogyi says, because of the way Apple handles additional volumes in OS X.”