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While working on a presentation, I needed to insert a video that happened to be a flv file. To be safe, I decided it would be best to convert it to an avi file first.

I tried a few pieces of software, but Free Flv to Avi Converter was by far the best. All you have to do it extract the zip and run it. It converts the files fast and you receive the highest quality possible from a flv file. [I first tried VLC (which I am a big fan of) but it only output audio.]

You can download Free Flv to Avi Converter from Pazera Software. Then extract it and run flvtoavi.exe.


The Hacker’s Diet

“How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition.”

The Hacker’s Diet is a very inspiring book for the overweight geek. Programmers, engineers, and scientists alike can all appreciate John Walker’s approach to losing weight. He takes an engineers approach. The only way you can lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. He gives an easy and realistic way to lose and then maintain your weight for the rest of your life. He also supplied very helpful computer tools for you to use.

John Walker has now also come out with the The Hacker’s Diet Online. It just came out of private Beta invitations only so now anyone can sign up and keep track of their weight easily. I use this on a daily basis because it keeps track of how much I should be losing every day and how many calories I should be eating to lose the amount of weight in the alloted time.


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