Sunday, April 20, 2014

ScreenStudio: Broadcast with Ubuntu!

Yesterday, I wanted to create a screencast of the new Ubuntu 14.04, mainly targeted at Windows XP Users...

 While investigating some hidden features, I realized that a new project was emerging from my brain: ScreenStudio!

ScreenStudio is capturing your desktop with your webcam overlayed and is able to broadcast to any RTMP server (Youtube Live, Ustream, Twitch...).  If you don't want to broadcast, you can record locally into a file.

ScreenStudio is not WebcamStudio.  It lacks all the "live" features, but does it does one thing very well:  Broadcast your desktop!

You can download it here:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

WinXP is dead! Why not try Ubuntu

Windows XP is dead...  Your computer is not fast enough for Windows 8?

Why not try out Ubuntu 14.04!  Have a tour of a great free OS!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Broadcasting live with your iPad

Have a look at my latest reviews of Apps to broadcast live with your iPad

Friday, March 28, 2014

Microsoft just baffles me...

Today, Microsoft finally released it's Office suite for iOS, mainly the iPad. Everything is there from Word, Excel to PowerPoint.

The offer does look good... Until you realize that you have to subscribe for 99$/year for the Office Home version.

That's right... You buy... Errr ... Rent Office for 99$/year...

Apple's office products (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) cost a big total of 30$/Life!

For the "Home" user, it's just plain crazy. Let's do some math:
- I'm 43, meaning I should have at least another 40 years in front of me
- I paid 20$ for Pages and Numbers. Add Keynote and I would have spent a total of 30$

Apple: 30$ for 40 years = 30$
Microsoft: 99$ x 40 years = 3960$

Go figure!

Patrick Balleux

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Advertise your Minecraft server for free!

You are hosting a Minecraft Server on your network and you don't know how to advertise it.

I've setup a new website at where your can publish your server for free.  It is easy to use and does not require any kind of membership.

1- Visit with your browser from the network hosting your server
2- Enter a short description of your game
3- Enter the shared external port you have configure on your router
4- Set your status (Online/Offline)
5- Update!

That's it.  The website will detect your external IP for you.  Online servers will be listed up to 5 hours which should be enough to gather new players.

The website supports mobile devices like the iPod or the iPad so you can easily host a MInecraft Pocket Edition game, using only your mobile device (assuming that your router is sharing the device game over the internet)


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Making cash online... Does it work?

I got curious about websites claiming that you can make money online by answering surveys once in a while.

Read my comments at the bottom for the daily follow up on this experiment...

A little extra doesn't hurt but you have to be careful about providing your personal information.  After doing some investigations about what website had the best rating, I've decided to make my choice on PaidViewPoint.  I've just registered with them to see how it actually does work and if it is actually providing some source of income for a reasonable amount of time.

I'm not assuming that I will get rich overnight and probably, it will be a short ride.  But I will try it out and provide you with my comments in the next few days about my experience.

If you want to register with them, use my referral link as they promise a 25$ for each friend subscribing to them using my referral

Have you already tried it out?  Leave a comment about your own experience...

Let's see where it goes and hopefully, enjoy the ride.