Monday, August 24, 2009

Uncompress Your Files With the Freeware Unarchiver: Zipeg

When your files take up too much space, or when you want to combine a number of files into one file — like putting all your groceries into one bag — you can use data compression software, and "zip" them into one convenient package.
There are many data compression formats, such as zip, 7zip, tar, and (for Mac computers) dmg. To open a compressed file, you double-click its icon, or drag it into your unarchiving software. It's usually a simple process, but sometimes it doesn't work.

Recently I received a compressed file with a password. I was surprised that it couldn't be opened with the unarchiver that comes with my Mac and Leopard. Fortunately, I found a solution, in an excellent freeware unarchiver named Zipeg.

Zipeg — available in versions for Mac and Windows computers — can extract compressed files in many formats, including ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LHA/LZH, 7z, TAR, GZ, TGZ, BZIP2, CPIO, RPM, ISO, CHM, Z, CBR, CBZ, WAR, EAR and possibly more. In addition, Zipeg lets you look into the compressed file, see what's inside, and extract only the file or files that you need. And Zipeg easily let me open my password-protected compressed file, the moment that I entered the password.

Zipeg has been created by Leo Kuznetsov, who obviously has a great sense of humor: read about him on the Zipeg website, or look at the Zipeg icon, or listen the lighthearted jingle that plays when you use Zipeg to extract a file. Zipeg works great, and it's fun!

For more information, and to download a Windows- or Mac-compatible copy of the latest version of Zipeg, visit the website:

Zipeg is freeware, but you are welcome to make a donation to help to continue development.

—Michael Pastore

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Abraham Maslow's Words Are Now Available in Audio MP3

Maslow via WikiPedia, enhanced by El Pastore

Abraham Maslow's electrifying talks have now been collected into two volumes of audio.

This project, more than two years in the making, is now complete!

The Abraham Maslow Audio Collection

is now available for download in mp3 format. Volumes One and Two include a total of 28 and a half hours of Abraham Maslow's talks and workshops at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, from the mid and late-1960s.

The individual programs include:
Volume One:

  • Self-Actualization (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)

  • Psychology and Religious Awareness (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)

  • The Aims of Education (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)

  • The B-language Workshop (5 mp3 files, total playing time 5 hours, 35 minutes)

  • Weekend with Maslow (9 mp3 files, total playing time 4 hours, 25 minutes)

Volume Two:
  • The Eupsychian Ethic (6 mp3 files, total playing time 5 hours, 45 minutes)

  • The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (10 mp3 files, total playing time 9 hours, 45 minutes)

Samples of the recordings are available via:

For more information, visit the web page:

or contact the publisher, Maurice Bassett:

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Health Care Reform: A Commentary by Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann delivers an intelligent, impassioned comment about health care reform.

Watch it here:

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