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WinSplit Revolution. Prezi: The zooming presentation editor. Tom's Planner. Chart junk? How pictures may help make graphs better. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Those oft-maligned, and highly embellished, graphs and charts in USA Today and other media outlets may actually help people understand data more effectively than traditional graphs, according to new research from North Carolina State University.

Chart junk? How pictures may help make graphs better

Newspapers and magazines often embellish charts or graphs to draw attention to them or to highlight information. Some experts describe these graphic embellishments as "chart junk," which they argue detracts from a graph or chart's effectiveness. So, can those graphics be too distracting, making it more difficult or time-consuming to read a graph accurately? Researchers from NC State and the University of Idaho show that the answer is yes, and no. Readability Bookmarklet (Take 2) Formerly known as "Readability 2," this project uses code unceremoniously lifted from the original Readability.

Readability Bookmarklet (Take 2)

For more information, see the post here. How do I backup my Outlook 2007 Shortcuts. Send it later. Outlook has in-built support for sending emails at a later date or time, but I’ve had very inconsistent results when using it.

Send it later

As a result, I purchased an add-on called SendLater, which provides a more reliable way to do this. It even offers a few more extra features. Tintii photo filter. FolderSize. Seven Guidelines for Writing Worthy Works of Non-Fiction. I try to write the kind of books I'd like to read, and I try to read the kind of books I'd like to write.

Seven Guidelines for Writing Worthy Works of Non-Fiction

This isn't as narcissistic as it sounds. It's Just Fancy Talk. Google Wave Here's a little story to show just how thoroughly Google's long-awaited chatting tool, called Google Wave , can kill your mood to chat: The other day, I was "waving" with Zach Frechette, the editor of magazine. Naturally, we were talking about the new site's merits and flaws. Online OCR. Theme Builder. NirLauncher (beta) Notice: The latest version of NirLauncher package is now available at As I promised a few weeks ago, the Beta version of NirLauncher, with a package of more than 100 utilities of NirSoft, is available to download.

NirLauncher (beta)

NirLauncher Screenshot. Converber Unit Converter. Bind Papers Together Without Staples or Clips. Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars. By Geoffrey Nunberg Whether the Google books settlement passes muster with the U.S.

Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars

District Court and the Justice Department, Google's book search is clearly on track to becoming the world's largest digital library. Recording your own notes with Google Voice. OfficeTab (Addon for MS Office) Bulk Rename Utility. Bulk Rename Utility: file renaming software for Windows.

Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility is free of charge for personal, private use, at home. To use Bulk Rename Utility within a business entity, company or for commercial purposes, a commercial license is required. Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Inefficient Journal Submission Policies. In their instructions to authors just about all of the economics journals require that papers be submitted with a certain format for the references, bibliography, figures and so forth.

Inefficient Journal Submission Policies

Except no one I know actually does this until after a journal has accepted the paper; thus no wasted effort. One day my wife, a microbiologist, was complaining about all the work that it took to reformat a paper for submission. I told her that only newbies did this. Shocked, she claimed that if she didn't reformat, the paper would instantly be rejected. Send Commands from the Browser's Address Bar. You probably use the address bar in your browser to search web pages.

Send Commands from the Browser's Address Bar

Now learn how to use the address bar to capture screenshots, send emails, download videos or even shorten the URLs. You are already familiar with quite a few browser address bar shortcuts. For instance, type some text in the address bar of your browser (e.g. apple) , press Ctrl + Enter and the browser will automatically send you to the corresponding .com website (in this case, www.apple.com). The search and address bar of Google Chrome Or type in some complex search query (e.g., site:firefox.com internet explorer) in the address bar, hit go and the browser will show results from your default search engine*.

ClipChain Copies Multiple Text Strings for Easy Pasting. BlueScreenView. Related Utilities WinCrashReport - Displays a report about crashed Windows application.

BlueScreenView

WhatIsHang - Get information about Windows software that stopped responding (hang) AppCrashView - View application crash information on Windows 7/Vista. See Also NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook. How to Create Mouseover in Microsoft Word. Producing Forms in Word. SmillaEnlarger. 'Best' for Last? It feels like the 18th century all over again. All that daily correspondence, all those long hours spent hunched over a desk, composing some thoughtful missive about one's dowry or the Jacobite rebellions. Signed, "Yr humble servant. " Same deal now, basically, except (obviously) we're not clutching quills; we're writing a passel of e-mails and clicking send on ye olde BlackBerry until our fingers bleed.

And something else isn't quite the same: Unlike the heroes and heroines of epistolary novels, we aren't blessed with time-tested formal guidance on the correct way to sign off. Mail Merge from Outlook. A mail merge allows you to send personalized messages to a large group of people at once without them knowing who else you have sent it to. View your desktop as a list. FXConverter. ThumbView. Copy Paste Character.

CopyPasteTool. Outlook Sender's Time Zone - free plugin for Outlook 2007/2. ActiveHotkeys. So that it's easy to find, here's the contents of the (original) readme file. Please let me know if you need more info or anything isn't quite clear. Ethervane ActiveHotkeysRequirements: Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista or laterLicense: Freeware. Keyboard Tweaker. Flipping Typical. Windows Font Explorer 3.6.1. Create Perfect Screenshots at 300dpi. Reduce Your PDF File Sizes. How To: The main factors affecting the size of a PDF are image resolution, image type, fonts and how they're embedded, PDF version and the level of compression. Here's a familiar problem: You've slaved away creating a comprehensive PDF document, and it's got everything from an index and bookmarks to gorgeous graphics and interactive forms.

There's just one snag: The file size is huge. Most PDF users can tell you, the main factors affecting the size of a PDF are image resolution, image type (bitmap or vector), fonts and how they're embedded, PDF version and the level of compression. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It. Single-Click Restore Point. Single Click Restore Point (SCRP) is a tool for creating a restore point in single click. Contact Help. New Tab King: Firefox extension to get your CTRL+T right. 15 Useful Batch Image Processors. Advertisement. Taylor Design Viewer. OneNote Add-in: Send to OneNote from Outlook.