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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. When people look at charts or graphs, two things happen. 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. If you're an iPhone user, be sure to check out Clippable Mobile. 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. I'd like to write like Tolstoy or Alan Moore or Steve Landsburg, but I have to settle for being me. As far as fiction goes, I don't have enough experience to pontificate. But I propose the following guidelines for writing worthy works of non-fiction: 1. It's Just Fancy Talk.

Google Wave. 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 Before you go to the download link, it's important that you read the following guidelines: For now, the download link of this utilities package is a little restrictive. 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 is a free file renaming software for Windows.

Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and a whole lot more! 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. ClipChain Copies Multiple Text Strings for Easy Pasting. BlueScreenView.

Related Utilities WinCrashReport - Displays a report about crashed Windows application.


WhatIsHang - Get information about Windows software that stopped responding (hang) AppCrashView - View application crash information on Windows 7/Vista. WhatInStartup - Enable/Disable/Delete the programs that run at Windows Startup. See Also NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook. Description. How to Create Mouseover in Microsoft Word. Sometimes, when you hover your mouse over a word, phrase or picture in a document or on a website, a small text box will pop up with more information.

You can create this type of "mouseover," called a "ScreenTip," in Microsoft Word. The text box will appear for a brief period when the user holds her mouse over the linked object or text, providing more information. 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.

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. This is a great way to have bulk messages look more personal, send everybody their own information (like a logon name and password) or send out Christmas cards . There are various ways to do a mail merge and there are various tools available to further simply the process or add even more options. View your desktop as a list. FXConverter. ThumbView. ThumbView enables and tooltips in MS-Windows Explorer for filetypes that are not natively supported. It started with PCX, , DDS and , but now ThumbView supports an amazing 19 image types - directly inside any Explorer window!

Copy Paste Character. CopyPasteTool. Outlook Sender's Time Zone - free plugin for Outlook 2007/2. ActiveHotkeys. Keyboard Tweaker. Flipping Typical. Windows Font Explorer 3.6.1. Create Perfect Screenshots at 300dpi. With an index color mode you may scale in multiples without altering the integrity of the screen capture. Choose Image > Image Size... Have Constrain Proportions checked, and Resample Image: Bicubic checked. Change the resolution from 72 to 144, 216, 288, or any multiple of 72. If you choose 300dpi, for instance, it may skew the type. Now reenter the Image Size dialog box and uncheck the Resample Image box.

Reduce Your PDF File Sizes. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It. By David Silverman | 4:35 PM April 14, 2009. 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 Whether you’re a Web developer, Web designer or blogger, you’ve probably had to deal with the headache of converting many images to different sizes and formats.

Taylor Design Viewer. OneNote Add-in: Send to OneNote from Outlook.