CSS Compressor compresses your CSS

CSS Compressor compresses your CSS to increase loading speed and save on bandwidth as well. You can choose from three levels of compression, depending on how legible you want the compressed CSS to be versus degree of compression. The “Normal” mode should work well in most cases, creating a good balance between the two.

Converting your CD audio collection to digital audio files with FreeRIP

FreeRIP is a Windows application that lets you extract audio CD tracks and save them to Wav, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis or FLAC audio files (this process is known as ripping). FreeRIP is also a audio file and MP3 converter and it can convert audio files from one of the named formats to another. E.G. FreeRIP can convert a WAV file to MP3 or a FLAC file to MP3, or an MP3 file to WAV and so on.

Free FLV (Flash Video) encoder service: StreamInCloud

StreamInCloud is a free FLV (Flash Video) encoder. You simply create an S3 bucket and give StreamInCloud permission to read and write it. It then monitors the bucket for new videos, encodes them into the FLV format, and places the encoded version in the bucket. Of course, if the bucket is part of a CloudFront distribution, the encoded content is then available worldwide at high speed with low latency.

StreamInCloud encodes the videos at 512kbps and leaves the size as-is. This service is free; an advanced version with additional features and options will be available later at an additional charge.

Management Tools for Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloudfront

Here are a few management tools for Amazon’s file storage system S3 and their CDN Cloudfront.

More on the Amazon AWS Blog.

Top 25 Software Downloads That I Install On Every New PC (Jan 2009 Edition)

It has become an annual task to update and post my list of software downloads that I install on new PCs.