Posts Tagged ‘PC

How to search Delicious bookmarks with Chrome

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ortly after Chrome was released I posted a quick tip on how to make a Delicious “plugin” for Chrome. This was a neccessity, as at that writing Chrome didn’t have a method to migrate the awesome Delicious-Firefox plugin. Well, it’s about 10 months later, and still no plugin support — though some exciting stuff seems just around the c elwilde may spaceĀ  orner.

The downside to the bookmarklet method in our last …

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.

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Flip 3D-like solutions for XP and Home Basic

If you happen to be one of the many folks that have a system pre-loaded with an OEM version of Windows Vista Home Basic, or just haven’t stepped into Microsoft’s new generation of OS and are still running XP, here’s a little tip on how you can have your system mimic Vista Aero’s slick new Flip 3D task switcher.

First, I should preface this with the tidbit that I spent a couple hours looking …

Giving Twitter a Twhirl

twhirl00.jpgAs short as popular microblogging platform Twitter‘s history is, I’ve already run the gamut. I joined the site early on, but as updating required logging into the site, I quickly lost interest and dropped it from my bookmarks – until I was introduced to Twhirl.

Twhirl is a desktop Twitter client that runs under the rather clever Adobe AIR platform on both Mac and PC operating systems. At the forefront of it’s impressive feature list is the ability …