Integrate Your Interests – from Mindhacker « The Blog of Charles 20 Sep I have been reading the book Mindhacker by Ron and Marty Hale-Evans. It is a collection of 60 tips, tricks and games to take your mind to the next level. This blog article is about a Perl script developed by Ron to take two search terms at random from a file of his “obsessions” then send a query to Google. Each line of text is a valid Google search term, for example, “mind hacks”. I recoded the script in Python and made it available at the end of this post. 50 Firefox 3 Add-ons That Will Transform Your Academic Research Posted on Thursday July 17, 2008 by Staff Writers Out of the box, Firefox 3 is already an incredible web browser. But when you consider all of the power tools that can be added to enhance your research, it’s even better. Check out these add-ons for Firefox 3, and you’ll take your browser to the next level and transform your academic research. Sharing & Discovery Get social with your favorite websites and use these add-ons to share and discover new places on the web.
Windows 7 Starter Pack - 20 free apps you need Windows 7 is a fast, stable operating system that already includes high quality software by default. But that doesn't mean you aren't allowed to enjoy the advantages of third-party apps. Common tasks such as downloading files, chatting with your friends, creating documents or editing photos require tools that you won't find built into Windows 7. Also, some of the tools you used before may not be compatible with Microsoft's new operating system. Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog - By Eric Ligman Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you can find them in one place and consume them as you see fit.
Top 10 Useful Sites I’ve Found This isn’t work at home related, but it’s (mostly) helpful stuff I really wanted to share. I’ve come across a lot of different sites that have been helpful for whatever reason and I know you’ll really love some of them too! Get a Human Do you hate calling a company and speaking to a robot right off the bat with no idea of how to get through to an actual person? Then you need GetHuman. They have a database of companies with information on exactly what to press when you call each one to bypass all the automated, robotic junk. MakeUseOf Pack 2010: 20+ Essential Windows Apps in One Pack There are lots of applications out there in the World Wide Web. But which ones are the essential keepers and which ones are the useless duds? Sometimes it becomes a little difficult to tell. Well fear not because MakeUseOf, once again, rides to the rescue with our free easy-to-use MakeUseOf App Pack.
How to Make Limited-Time App Deals Last Forever At least in the case of the Starbucks free apps, the developers get paid. (At least that's how I understand it. I know, it gets in the way of consumer-bashing, but you can have your fill of that on the Consumerist.) You know the developers still get paid in these sales, right? Whether or not they get 'stimulated' is up to them. 100+ Free Tools For You To Access Blocked Sites How many ways have you used to unblocked the internet censorship and get access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and some other sites blocked in your country or area? I have used a ton, such as Proxy, SSH, VPN and many other anti-censorship tools, since which may be blocked, too, the more you have, the safer you will be. The following are 100+ free tools for you to access blocked sites:
Freeware Tools and System Utilities for Windows All the utilities and tools in this Web site are compressed in a ZIP file. If you don't have a software that can open a ZIP file, you can download the CAM UnZip utility. CAM UnZip is a small freeware utility that allows you to easily extract files from any ZIP file. You can also download 7-Zip archive manager - very good archive manager that allows you to open ZIP files and others archive formats. Top 10 Tools for Managing and Automating Your Media Downloads Just wanted to share another tool that can replace programs that haven't been updated or are otherwise problematic: The program is called DropIT. Here is the description from their website: When you need to organize files, DropIt can eliminate much of the drudgery of searching and manually opening folders and moving files around. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs or performs other defined actions. You can define how to filter your files (by name, directory, size, date, properties, content, regular expressions) and associate one of the 18 available actions to perform (Move, Copy, Compress, Extract, Rename, Delete, Encrypt, Decrypt, Open With, Upload, Send by Mail, Create Gallery, Create List, Create Playlist, Create Shortcut, Copy to Clipboard, Change Properties and Ignore).
20 Incredible Web Apps Found in the Chrome Web Store 2010 has been a great year for webapps, with dozens of new, exciting apps that let us move even more of our computer experience to the cloud. Google’s Web Store’s launch last month has accelerated this trend, and many new webapps with unique, often iPad style interfaces are now available for Chrome. However, many of the apps in the Web Store are simply links to great apps that are available to any modern browser. If you install these apps in Chrome, you’ll essentially just get a large bookmark icon to the webapp that you could have accessed by simply entering the app’s URL in your address bar. That’s not to say these apps aren’t exciting; in fact, many of them are some of the best webapps available today.