Zerigo Managed DNS Hosting with an API

Managed DNS—simple to use, API powered.

It seems that DNS providers haven’t really changed anything for years. It’s been the same boring, hard to use service. Until Zerigo. We’re making DNS hosting simpler, faster, and maybe even enjoyable.

  • Simple, straight-forward DNS control panel
  • Native IPv6 support
  • GeoDNS—geolocation load balancing
  • 30-day money back guarantee

via Zerigo Managed DNS Hosting with an API | Zerigo.

How To Upgrade, Downgrade Google Chrome

Four different builds, or channels if you use Google’s terminology, of the Google Chrome browser are currently available, five if you add the Open Source browser Chromium to the list. Google Chrome Stable, Beta, Dev and Canary all reflect a certain stage of the web browser’s development. Canary builds are the cutting edge builds, followed by Dev builds, Beta builds and finally Stable builds. New features are first introduced in the Canary builds before they are slowly added to the other available builds. Some Chrome users may want to switch Chrome builds. Maybe you have started with Chrome Canary only to find out that the browser is not as stable as you want it to be. Or you have installed the stable version but need a feature that was just recently introduced in Google Chrome Dev.

via How To Upgrade, Downgrade Google Chrome.

View, edit and upload AVCHD Videos (.MTS) with Google Picasa

Picasa did not show videos takes with my Panasonic LX5. I found that there is actually a simple solution — you just need to install the right codec. I installed the K-Lite codec pack, available here:

http://www.codecguide.com/about_kl.htm

Quote: “The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.”

Now the AVCHD (.MTS) files from my LX5 appear and play perfectly in Picasa 3. And I can upload them to Picasaweb, too.

EC2 VM Import Connector

The new Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector is a virtual appliance (vApp) plug-in for VMware vCenter. Once installed, you can import virtual machines from your VMware vSphere infrastructure into Amazon EC2 using the GUI that you are already familiar with.

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