Archive for 2008

List of the best open source software applications

open-source001There’s nothing new about the term “open source” as it relates to software – it’s been around for more than a decade now. However, as being a tad tech-suave has settled into the collective consciousness, the reliance on commercial software solutions is dropping daily.

Whereas the connotation initially was that open source projects were buggy and unstable (I mean, how could anything being worked on for free not be?), and commercial software was solid and trusted – over the last …

Improve Vista’s Start Menu

If you’re a little befuddled by Windows Vista’s start menu and it’s general lack of any sort of organization – check out Vista Start Menu, a freeware program (with a pro upgrade) that enhances the Vista start menu.

On top of the organizational and customizational benefits, the Vista Start Menu’s developers have taken into account the human brain’s cognitive abilities and limitations – particularly that your brain is darn good at using visual memory to find stuff.

h/t to …

How to Find GoDaddy Promo Codes

I don’t buy many domain names, but when I do buy a dot-com I usually try to  Burberry Handbags track down a promo code to save a few bucks on the usually $9.99 price. I’ve found the best way to do this is to search twitter for promo codes that have recently been tweeted:

Twitter search for “Godaddy” + “Promo”: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=godaddy+promo

You can also subscribe to the RSS feed for  Burberry Outlet UK that search result as well.…

How to make a Delicious “plugin” for Chrome

When I migrated my browsing habits to Chrome a couple weeks back one of my big holdups was that Google Chrome didn’t have a Delicious plugin for quickly Burberry Accessories   bookmarking links.

However, with just a tad of javascript you can correct this Chrome shortcoming.…

Stunning New Vizualizer in iTunes 8

Well, apparently you could do this  Burberry Outlet UK  before the new iTunes 8 release yesterday, but now it’s an official iTunes feature instead of an add-on. I have to admit that I’d never ever turned on the iTunes vizualizer before  Burberry Shoes today (you ca Treating And Beating Fibromyalgia And Cfs n toggle it using command+T), but I’m certainly going to use it now.

It’s absolutely mesmerizing. …

4 free online personal finance tools

I've recently dug in and decided to add some method to the madness that is my finances.

Perhaps not unlike many of you, I'm quite clueless when it comes to financial planning. It, in the same way as exercise, is one of those things I know I should do, I put large amounts of effort into thinking about doing, but never actually get off my ass and do it.

Well, no more. I'm …

Google Chrome brings new shine to browser market

Google ChromeIt's no secret that near everything Google touches turns to gold, but as of yesterday the company has plans to embed an entirely different metal on your desktop – Chrome.

Google Chrome is a new Internet browser that has been designed from the ground up to simplify the user interface and, perhaps more importantly, streamline and speed-up the multitude of processing that happens behind the scenes when you visit a Web site.…

Mac OSX Leopard: How to switch between languages

Using hotkeys, that is. By default the hotkeys for toggling the language input is set as Command+Space. But since Spotlight's default hotkey is also set as Command+Space, that leaves the language-togglin' hotkey essential disabled. We need to go into system preferences and change that.

Drop.io Promo, free upgrade to 1G account

I wrote about drop.io before, so I'm not going to gush about why I think it's so awesome again. Suffice it to say that it's one of the best online storage options on the internet right now.  It might not be the biggest, but it's certainly the most functional by far. …

Check IE6 design layout on Vista

IE TesterWhether you're putting together a full-featured Web site or are just maintaining your personal blog – seeing how the l

ayout looks in different browsers is essential in assuring that all your visitors experience the same thing.

In the battle for consistent design there is no more fearsome foe than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. Despite the browser quickly coming up on its eighth birthday, it is still in wide use – particularly …