Gun Values | GunData.org

GunData.org Gun Values

GunData.org Gun Values

If you are looking for a website that displays gun details like values, photos, reviews, and stats then you need to check out GunData.org

This site is very well designed and pleasing to the eye. It is also very easy to navigate around and find exactly what you are looking for.

It seems in the gun community there is also lots of people arguing over stats, well if you disagree with the stats on GunData.org you can change them and the changes will be displayed publicly for everyone.

It’s similar to a Gun WikiPedia in that it’s mostly user powered.

We’ve uploaded a few pics of some guns that we have at home and it seemed to work easy enough really. Just attach the photo and upload once you have created your free account.

We expect that GunData.org will be a big hit with Hunters, Sports Shooters, and NRA members.

The site is also in the middle of writing some really nice articles on hot topics that are common in the gun community.

Share and View Gun Photos

Share and View Gun Photos

Share and View Gun Photos

They have some really cool gun photos and there is even the built in ability to share photos of your own guns or guns you have found on the web.

The upload is instant using some sort of ajax or equivalent technology and the images expand into a lightbox so you can see them better.

In the photo shown here someone has uploaded photos of their Beretta SAKO 75 Hunter.

Search For Guns

Search For Guns

Cool Search Suggest

This is the first gun website i’ve seen that has a auto suggest or a search suggest that auto populates popular search terms based of a database of some sort.

Does it sound interesting? Check them out GunData.org

A few popular pages

IconBug.com 10,000+ Free Icons

IconBug 10,000+ Free Icons
IconBug 10,000+ Free Icons

IconBug.com is a huge resource of free icons for designers looking to get a leg up on the competition. The site contains some 10,000+ tagged icons that cover almost any and all subjects you can think of.

Some features we thought were cool

Image scaling: The site has every standard size icon for quick download so you don’t have to shrink the images yourself. Sizes include 256 x 256,128 x 128,64 x 64,48 x 48,32 x 32,24 x 24, and in some cases 512×512.

Icon Size

Icon Size

Image Size Filtering: Allows you to quickly filter by a certain image size using a little check box system on the right sidebar.

Icon Category Filtering: Common tags are displayed on the right. So lets say you search for social networking icons and then want to drill down to just the Facebook or Twitter icons. You would simply need to put a check box in either the twitter or Facebook box on the right and it would filter out all unwanted icons.

Search Features

Search Features

Robust Auto Search Suggest: The site also has a very clean and robust search page that not only allows you to search bu also provides hints as you are typing.

Share Your Icons: If you are an icon designer they have a great user feature that allows you to upload and manage your icon collection and even lets you provide a link back to your website. It’s a great way to promote your icons and it cost’s nothing. So that may be something you want to think about doing as a designer.

So in summary the site IconBug.com is a great little resource for people looking for fast and easy access to a large icon database.

The URL for those who are interested is

http://iconbug.com

How to make photos smaller

Photo

Photo

If you’ve ever attempted to send or receive some of these 6+ Megapixel Camera photos to or from the internet you’ve almost certainly came across an issue where an image was way way to big. While these new cameras take great pictures, they are not very accommodating when it comes the the web. So how do you make these pictures or photos small enough to send online, while still keeping the quality.

Luckily windows comes with some software we can use to scale down the software at least for the purpose of emailing the items. We are going to use the OutLook or Outlook Express picture utility. Don’t worry we aren’t going to send the items via outlook, we’re just using their software to squish the files.

Here are the steps

  1. Select the Image or Images you want to make smaller
  2. Right click a image, select send to, then Mail Recipient
  3. Send Picture Via Email Wizard Pops Up
  4. Make Sure Make My Pictures Smaller is selected
  5. Click OK
  6. Right click ad save, or copy and paste the images from the next screen

There you go, your images are now much smaller. Be sure not so save over your high resolution images. You may want to create a new folder to save the smaller images to.

If you want to see pictures of the steps please look below.

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make photos smaller 1

make photos smaller 2

make photos smaller 2

make photos smaller 3

make photos smaller 3

Yahoo Mail vs. Gmail

gmail vs yahoo mail

gmail vs yahoo mail

These are the 2 largest free email providers, and most people, have one of each. But which one is better overall? We’ll compare the details and give our honest opinion. Don’t worry we aren’t going to be spouting off a bunch of nonsense stats that do nothing more than make us sound smart, and confuse you.

A Few Similarities
Let’s look at some of the similar features, that make the 2 systems related. They both offer¬† inbox, drafts, sent, and all of this in a nice fast loading interface. They both now offer some sort of social chat or online friends report. I think yahoo has had this feature forever. Google picked it up at some point.

They both display advertisement, but this is expected. Something needs to cover the cost of the free email service. Managing servers, archiving data, managing spam filters, storing media, updates, and whatever else they might need in order to run a successful email hosting program.

They both do a decent job of taking care of spam. Just as good as any spam company like Barracuda.

I’m not going to talk about storage limits, I really don’t think this is a determining factor. No one runs out of space. If you want want to host large files there are more free file hosting services than you ever use. I think Yahoomail has unlimited and Gmail has 10GB or something. No one ever fills this stuff up.

A Few Differences
Gmail doesn’t seem to have a “trash can” or deleted items folder. If they do please tell me because there is all sorts of crap in there that I would like to retrieve.

Gmail does have an undo button. If you send an email you can “undo” or retract the message for something like 5 seconds. I’ve used this feature on more than one occasion.

Google Talk is an awesome new feature/concept. Google always has crazy stuff going on in their labs, but this is one of the tops.

YahooMail will ban any forwarding email address if you don’t watch out. It’s happened to be before. Say I have an email account at work mike@someworkplace.com and I want to forward that account to Yahoo so I check it while I’m on the road. If my mike@someworkplace.com account gets spam, forwards it to my yahoo account. I read it then mark it as spam. Yahoomail will blacklist the account mike@someworkplace.com that kinda sucks so watch out for that one.

Speed & Reliability
As far as reliability goes I would have to slightly give the advantage to Gmail. Sometimes Google crashes or hangs up, but this often due to local network connectivity issues and not gmail itself. Yahoo is fairly stable, but it does seem to crash more often.

I also get incompatibility messages when using different browsers and screen resolutions in yahoo mail. When this happens I’m prompted to use the old version of yahoo.

Gmail definitely presents a much faster and cleaner loading user interface. This may be because Google has way more data centers. I guess the data centers manage some of the gmail data. I’m not sure to tell you the truth.

Overall Winner
if i had to choose a overall winner I would have to go with Gmail at the momment. They seem to have the more stable platform with more features than Yahoo Mail.

What’s your oppinion? We’d love to hear it.

Web Analytics Upgrade

ipstat gets updates

ipstat gets updates

IPStat.com, a site that has offered free web site analytics since 1998, has recently upgraded their user reports page to include some pretty cool looking flash charting.

IPStat.com Web Analytics

This site has always been great for tracking data like “keywords”, “site referrals”, monthly views, bounce rate, page views, and unique views.¬† It’s recently modified flash graphing loads faster and is very pleasing to the eye. They should have done this sooner.

If you think Google already knows to much about you and your website, then maybe you want to try IPStat instead. It’s free, and just takes seconds to create and account, and get the code integrated.

At the very least you can use this project to monitor small to medium size sites. If you’re already a user (some 60,000 sites currently are), then you may want to login and check out the new updates if you’ve not done so already.

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