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Dotstorming. 3D for Everyone. Gifs - Baby come back! 6-digital-tools-you-need-now. How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts For Browser Actions and Extensions in Google Chrome. Geeks love keyboard shortcuts – they can make you faster and more productive than clicking everything with your mouse.

How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts For Browser Actions and Extensions in Google Chrome

We’ve previously covered keyboard shortcuts for Chrome and other browsers, but you can assign your own custom keyboard shortcuts, too. Google Chrome includes a built-in way to assign custom keyboard shortcuts to your browser extensions. You can also use an extension created by a Google employee to create custom keyboard shortcuts for common browser actions – and less common ones. Image Credit: mikeropology on Flickr (modified) Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to Extensions Google recently added a feature that allows you to set custom keyboard shortcuts for the extensions you have installed. You can do this from your Chrome extensions page.

Click inside the box next to an extension and press a key combination to create your keyboard shortcut. Pressing this key combination will perform the same action that occurs when you click the extension’s icon on Chrome’s toolbar. Chrome Experiments - WebGL Experiments. Cloud Computing: The Layperson's Guide to Distributed Networks. As buzzwords go, few have conjured up as much debate and discussion as cloud computing.

Cloud Computing: The Layperson's Guide to Distributed Networks

The idea behind cloud computing is that software, services and information can be provided to users over a network connection and through a web browser, rather than running locally on a computer or a local network server. Popular cloud applications like Google Docs and Salesforce.com offer users robust ways to manage and access content, and the beauty of the cloud is that the content is accessible from any web browser or connected device. Major Cloud Providers and Companies Amazon Web Services: In 2006, Amazon launched its cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services. AWS is comprised of a number of different products that allows businesses and application developers to build their own cloud-enabled applications. Cloud providers aren't selling the real value of the cloud. I hear this pitch all the time: "Cloud computing provides the shortest time to deploy or time to market because there is no need to purchase and configure hardware and software.

Cloud providers aren't selling the real value of the cloud

" That makes sense. However, the value that comes from speedy deployments is often lost in the process that occurs in most Global 2000 companies as they allocate resources, understand compliance, and deal with security. The advantage of not purchasing hardware and software is significantly diminished, considering the amount of work required to move or create a system wherever it may be sourced. The cloud providers are emphasizing a small advantage of the cloud. [ In the data center today, the action is in the private cloud.

Building the cloud enterprise: Surviving an industry shift. The enterprise software industry of today could learn a lot from the consumer desktop software industry of the 1990s.

Building the cloud enterprise: Surviving an industry shift

Back then, the advent of the web sent out a wave of disruption, knocking some desktop developers completely out of business and driving the rest of us to innovate. The web didn’t come with desktop’s channel constraints. Some of us took advantage of that, realizing it was much more powerful and effective to build products that actually fit the new platform and gave users a more streamlined, efficient experience. The developers who misinterpreted the shift in technology built the same products they’d always been building and found themselves with bloated, feature-riddled software that no one wanted. Today’s enterprise software industry is on the cusp of a parallel shift. When the web hit the software industry, most desktop developers were busy fighting feature wars. Over time, most desktop software ended up with massive feature bloat. Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center. Wherever you stand on the debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it’s clear that the economic forces shaping the market are evolving quickly.

Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center

After nearly three decades helping companies move their enterprise applications into the modern era, whether to new servers, operating systems or clouds, I’ve seen the cycle before: innovation leads to rapid expansion, which leads to consolidation, shake-out and more innovation. We’ve been down this road before. Now comes new cloud computing data based on Total Cost of Infrastructure (TCOI), proving cloud providers are innovating and reducing costs in areas beyond hardware.

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The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself. Changelog and Updates The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives.

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