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Monday, May 31, 2010

Tatoeba : Collecting example sentences

Tatoeba : Collecting example sentences
At its core, Tatoeba is a large database of example sentences translated into several languages. But as a whole, it is much more than that.

FUTURIST Update Archive

FUTURIST Update Archive

Fluid Intelligence and Transformation

Fluid Intelligence and Transformation

Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System | Poll Everywhere

Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System | Poll Everywhere

May be useful for Tech Fair

PolicyTool for Social Media

PolicyTool for Social Media
PolicyTool is a policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.*

It's easy. The streamlined process simply requires you to answer a brief questionnaire and provides you with a complete Social Media Policy customized to your company.

PolicyTool has been developed by rtraction in collaboration with Harrison Pensa lawyer David R. Canton, one of Canada's leading authorities in internet and technology related legal issues.
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ChatRide: Free Video Conversation Tool Within Your Browser

ChatRide: Free Video Conversation Tool Within Your Browser
http://www.chatride.com/

Copyc.at | Check your webpage copy for readability

Copyc.at | Check your webpage copy for readability
Did you know that you can simply put "copyc.at/" in front of a URL in your browser to take you straight to the results for that page

Saturday, May 29, 2010

inSSIDer Wi-Fi Scanner | MetaGeek

inSSIDer Wi-Fi Scanner | MetaGeek
inSSIDer is an award-winning free Wi-Fi network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Because NetStumbler doesn't work well with Vista and 64-bit XP, we built an open-source Wi-Fi network scanner designed for the current generation of Windows operating systems. inSSIDer was discussed by Lifehacker and Tekzilla! [Thanks, Steve.]

Martview - Unique Reading Experience - FREE Download!

Martview - Unique Reading Experience - FREE Download!

How To Set Up Email Filters In Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo

How To Set Up Email Filters In Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo

bccthis

bccthis

BccThis: Easily Add Exclusive Text As BCC To Batch Emails

Suppose you are a project leader who wants his group members to work independently. You send a group email outlining your target for the project. Then to ensure independent work, you send individual emails assigning tasks to group members. All this can now be done in a single email, thanks to BccThis.

Document Corrupter

Document Corrupter Out of time? Can't finish that paper? Don't hand in a garbage paper or buy one online! Send a corupted file instead for FREE!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Extract Text

Extract Text: "This program is able to extract the text content of different types of documents. It is based on the technology in the Microsoft Index Server, which uses something called IFilters to index text in files.
Using The Program

The program is very simple to use. It is a command line utility and takes only two parameters. It has to know the file name of the document that you want to extract text from. It also needs the file name of the new file that should hold the extracted text.

- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Express Menu

Express Menu: "Express Menu is a supplement to the Windows Start Menu. Often the start menu is getting bigger and slower as you install additional programs such as this one :) Express Menu lets you have a second menu that is quick and easy to display and navigate. By the use of a simple hotkey you can display a popup menu with the entries of you choice. You can navigate this popup menu using the arrow keys or the first letter of each entry.

- Sent using Google Toolbar"

SSL Search : - Web Search Help

SSL Search : - Web Search Help: "SSL Search
Print

With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

To use search over SSL, visit https://www.google.com New window icon each time you perform a search. Note that only Google web search is available over SSL, so other search products like Google Images and Google Maps are not currently available over SSL. When you're searching over SSL, these properties may not appear in the left panel.

- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Your old computer, born again - Computerworld

Your old computer, born again - Computerworld: "Your old computer, born again
Turn your old machines into media servers, e-mail stations and nodes to help with scientific research.
Thanks for link, Holmes.

Video Toolbox - advanced online video editor

Video Toolbox - advanced online video editor: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

HideBad: Quickly Hide Tabs in Firefox

HideBad: Quickly Hide Tabs in Firefox: "When bored at work we often open up a work related website in one browser tab, and entertainment websites in other tabs. When the boss walks by, we simply bring the work related website to the foreground. But this keeps the other tabs open and can be easily spotted by the boss. hideBad is something that helps us out in this case.
FIREFOX ONLY

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Luxand - Blink! - Login to Your PC by Simply Looking!

Luxand - Blink! - Login to Your PC by Simply Looking!: "Login to Your PC by Simply Looking!

Logging into Windows has never been easier! Just look into a webcam for a moment, and you’ll be logged into your account before you notice

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor: "-

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FutureMessage.org |

FutureMessage.org |
Send a message at a later date of your choosing

FreeApp Download, All Must-have Free Apps in One Click | FreeNew

FreeApp Download, All Must-have Free Apps in One Click | FreeNew

FreeApp Beta2.1

FREE Forever For Personal Use
Safe and Easy Freeware Downloading!

Are you tired of looking around to collect the best and free software for your PC? Are you feeling dizzy to find and install the must-have applications when you buy a new laptop/desktop or restore your system? If so, DO NOT worry. FreeApp can do all the work easily and effectively for you.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

PhotoWham

PhotoWham: "PhotoWham - An industrial strength batch image editing tool.

PhotoWham puts an end to the repetitive tasks required to batch resize, rename, and watermark your digital photos and other image files.
Features:
* Resize by using preset sizes or entering a maximum size for the long edge of the photo
* Rename by prepending or appending text
* Send output images to a specified directory or subdirectory
* Add a watermark to the images - this can be any text, including a copyright symbol
* Adjust JPEG quality for smaller file sizes
* New in version 1.6 - EXIF copying from source to target image! (This feature is only available to registered commercial users).

All of the above operations are optional. You can apply any or all as desired.

Using PhotoWham couldn't be easier. Simply select all of the images you want to process, and drop them on either the application window or the icon and processing will be done. If you prefer to process entire folders of images, click the Folder button to browse for a folder, then choose a folder, and processing will begin.

PhotoWham is suitable for production use - it has been tested with batches of image files numbering in the thousands.

* Home Use - Free!

Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP

Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

ClearBits™ - Hosting and Distribution of Open Licensed Media

ClearBits™ - Hosting and Distribution of Open Licensed Media: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Excel email links...

If working with Excel and you have a column of email addresses, you can write a script, find a script in VB, OR you can go down the column, quickly, punching F2, enter to convert the text into a hyperlink for email (mailto:) - tp.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Geek - and name calling

Wikipedia defines GEEK as: a slang term applied individuals as "a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc."

It is a term tossed around by people that have just enough knowledge of technology (particularly computers ) that think themselves justified, or believe they are hip and knowledgeable enough to use the term.

As the butt of this (what I perceive as name-calling), I take offense. If I'm a black, call me or refer to me as black. If I'm black and you are black, you may call me a nigger and I may not give it a second thought, or may stop and correct you and remind you that the word is offensive to me as a black man. If I'm a geek, and you are a geek, you can call me a geek. If you are NOT sure of what I am, or you are not a trusted friend, stifle yourself, please.
UPDATE
A couple of pals bought me a GEEK t-shirt from the Microsoft store, and a coffee cup...both bearing the words GEEK and with definitions.

How to Make Items or People Stand out in Black & White Photos

How to Make Items or People Stand out in Black & White Photos
For Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

The plugin is a file tintii.8bf in the location where you installed tintii, usually c:\Program Files\indii.org\tintii. Create a shortcut to this file, or copy it into, the Plug-Ins directory of your Photoshop installation, usually something like C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop *\Plug-Ins. Creating a shortcut is preferable, as it will make updating easier in future.

You will need to restart Photoshop before tintii appears.

IrfanView Blows Windows Viewer Out of the Water

IrfanView Blows Windows Viewer Out of the Water Get it. It's free and we have been recommending it to friends and clients for years.

SuperLame Word Balloon Engine

SuperLame Word Balloon Engine

make your own speech bubble!

make your own speech bubble!

tinypay.me | the easiest way to sell

tinypay.me | the easiest way to sell

CaptureFOX Official Website

CaptureFOX Official Website Capture Fox Movie is a Firefox add-on and a handy tool to create tutorials about a software, a web site or anything that can be displayed on your computer. It records your screen frame by frame. You can also record your voice.
Features

* Capture screen, record your sound and get an AVI (movie) file.
* Adjust video quality
* Easy to use. With two clicks, you can start capturing your screen and record your sound.
* Best of all, it is FREE :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke

DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke: "* Download Darik's Boot and Nuke 2.0.0
o for DBAN for recent Intel and AMD computers. (You probably want this file.)
o for DBAN for Apple Power Mac.

See Also

* Old Releases, Alternate Downloads, and Source Code"

How To Wipe Your Drive - Macintosh

How To Wipe Your Drive - Macintosh

Reboot System Restore

Reboot System Restore
If System Restore is failing to restore your system, starting fresh may be your best option. At least future restore points will work.

It's also a good idea after cleaning up malware. Otherwise, you might accidentally reinfect your PC by restoring the wrong point.

NOTE; CORRECTION FROM G. sent this morning:
For XP it should say To refresh System Restore in XP, click Start, then run, type "sysdm.cpl", and press ENTER.
Here is what PC WORLD published with the correct text
< http://www.pcworld.com/article/194874/reboot_system_restore.html >



To refresh System Restore in XP, click Start, then run, type , and press . Click the System Restore tab. Check Turn off System Restore and click Apply, then Yes. After the long wait is over and you can access that dialog box again, uncheck Turn off System Restore and click OK.
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In Vista, click Start, type , and press . Click the System Protection tab. Uncheck all available disks, and confirm that you want to Turn System Restore Off. Click Apply. After waiting, recheck the box next to C:, and then click Apply again.

For Windows 7, click Start, type , and press . Click the System Protection tab. Select your C: drive and click the Configure button. Select Turn off system protection and click Apply. After Windows finishes processing this command, select Restore system settings and previous versions of files and click OK.

CSSDesk - Online CSS Sandbox

CSSDesk - Online CSS Sandbox CSSDesk – Working with CSS on your webpage can be quite tricky especially if you have to sort through a lot of code. Fortunately, CSSDesk is a handy CSS sandbox that lets you put in HTML and CSS codes and view the preview instantly. It is very useful for testing out codes before implementing them in your website permanently.

Meraki WiFi Stumbler

Meraki WiFi Stumbler WiFi Stumbler – If your home WiFi severely loses signal strength from time to time, the problem may be competing routers on your frequency. The solution is to change your router’s channel, but if you’d rather find out conclusively if this is the problem before fidgeting with your router’s settings you should check out WiFi Stumbler.

Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products

Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

25 Creative Single Page Websites With Awesome JavaScript Effects

25 Creative Single Page Websites With Awesome JavaScript Effects

mise en place pronunciation: How to pronounce mise en place in French

mise en place pronunciation: How to pronounce mise en place in French words pronounced for you by a native speaker

Microsoft gets more aggressive with free software

Microsoft gets more aggressive with free software
Consumers can start buying Office 2010 or using the free Web Apps in June. While it is possible people could choose to use only the free versions, they may end up missing the myriad features Microsoft left out of the lightweight Web tools. NPD Group analyst Stephen Baker also doesn't think consumers will widely give up buying the desktop software in favor of Web programs because people "are not all that confident yet" about the concept of using software that stores their information online.

In addition to the Web Apps, Office 2010 brings a slew of new features and updates to individual programs.

In several programs, people will be able to work on the same document simultaneously, a feature Google's programs already allow.

Office 2010 also brings more powerful photo editing tools to Word and other programs, and adds video and audio editing functions to PowerPoint.

NippyZip - Zip and share files online

NippyZip - Zip and share files online

Zip My Files - Zip Files Online - Zip Online File for free

Zip My Files - Zip Files Online - Zip Online File for free

Font Squirrel | Create Your Own @font-face Kits

Font Squirrel | Create Your Own @font-face Kits

threadbox - effortless collaboration

threadbox - effortless collaboration

inogolo : Name Pronunciation Guide -- Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English

inogolo : Name Pronunciation Guide -- Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English

Google Translate Gets More Text-to-Speech Options — ResearchBuzz

Google Translate Gets More Text-to-Speech Options — ResearchBuzz

Friday, May 7, 2010

GE : Home Appliance Energy Use

GE : Home Appliance Energy Use
Interactive tool for finding out how much power various devices use in your home.

Support Details | Tech Support Management

Support Details | Tech Support Management
All kinds of information about your machine when you visit the site.

Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4 released

Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4 released "Find and delete duplicate files, mp3s, photos, old documents and much more. This fully featured, program will work at home or in a networked environment. Best of all Duplicate Cleaner is freeware, meaning you get the full program and it doesn't cost a thing!"

Freecharts SE - Free charting software

Freecharts SE - Free charting software FCharts SE free charting software

for Windows How do I keep the stock prices up to date?
You need a daily update called an 'End of Day' data file, or 'EOD' file for short. A number of online brokers offer these files to their customers, and there are sites where you can download them for free.

Pie Charts

Pie Charts
Your free shortcut to professional, accurate, color-coded pie charts for home or business needs. This site lets you make pie charts in a matter of seconds and easily include them in your project or web site. Instructions.

Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.

Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).
For each crash displayed in the upper pane, you can view the details of the device drivers loaded during the crash in the lower pane. BlueScreenView also mark the drivers that their addresses found in the crash stack, so you can easily locate the suspected drivers that possibly caused the crash

BootRacer - Test your Windows boot speed

BootRacer - Test your Windows boot speed

BootRacer allows you to check your Windows boot speed.

LSoft Technologies

LSoft Technologies freebie: Active@ ISO Burner

Active@ ISO Burner is a simple to use, dialog style software to burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported.

Key Features:

  • Many more CD/DVD/BD devices supported, as well as fewer burning errors
  • Three independent burning transports are supported (SPTI,ASPI,SPTD)
  • Works under user account (via SPTI on Vista, and SPTD transports)
  • Extended device, media, and ISO file information is displayed

calibre - About

calibre - About
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
  • Library Management

    calibre manages your e-book collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

    calibre can sort the books in your library by: Title, Author, Date added, Date published, Size, Rating, Series, etc.

    In addition, it supports extra searchable metadata:

    • Tags: A flexible system for categorizing your collection however you like
    • Comments: A long form entry that you can use for book description, notes, reviews, etc.

    You can easily search your book collection for a particular book. calibre supports searching any and all of the fields mentioned above. You can construct advanced search queries by clicking the helpful "Advanced search" button to the left of the search bar.

    You can export arbitrary subsets of your collection to your hard disk arranged in a fully customizable folder structure.

    Finally, calibre will even go out onto the internet to find book metadata based on existing title/author or ISBN information. It can download various types of metadata and covers for your books, automatically. The metadata system is written using plugins so that different types of metadata sources can be supported in the future.

  • E-book conversion

    calibre can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats. The full list of formats can be found here.

    The conversion engine has lots of powerful features. It can rescale all font sizes, ensuring the output e-book is readable no matter what font sizes the input document uses. It can automatically detect/create book structure, like chapters and Table of Contents. It can insert the book metadata into a "Book Jacket" at the start of the book.

  • Syncing to e-book reader devices

    calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for different e-reader devices easy. At the moment, it has support for a large number of devices, the complete list of which is here. Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library and creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in the library. If a book has more than one format available, calibre automatically chooses the best format when uploading to the device. If none of the formats is suitable, calibre will automatically convert the e-book to a format suitable for the device before sending it.

  • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form

    calibre can automatically fetch news from websites or RSS feeds, format the news into a ebook and upload to a connected device. The ebooks include the full versions of the articles, not just the summaries. Examples of supported news sites include:

    • The New York Times
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • The Economist
    • Time
    • Newsweek
    • The Guardian
    • ESPN
    • and many, many more…

'ASCII Scan', and 'Eraser' / Infopackets.com

'ASCII Scan', and 'Eraser' / Infopackets.com

ASCII Scan is a special filter that extracts text from files that are not otherwise human-readable. Uses include: Viewing hidden text in EXE, DLL, PDF, and salvaging information from corrupt data. Once a file is processed with ASCII Scan, you can copy/paste the results into any word processor or text editor, including Notepad.

'ASCII Scan', and 'Eraser' / Infopackets.com

'ASCII Scan', and 'Eraser' / Infopackets.com Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser works with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.

http://eraser.heidi.ie/


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fix File Associations with File Association Fixer for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club

Fix File Associations with File Association Fixer for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club
I used this fast FREEBIE to fix an association for zip files in Vista.

Formee - Fresh baked forms for your websites!

Formee - Fresh baked forms for your websites!

Video Games

Video Games
Scouts can get a merit badge for video games. Yipes.

One of the Sequim Tech BLOG readers, writes:

"The tech blog is better than a tour at Goodwill or being an early-bird at a garage-sale. So many goodies."

Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs

Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs: "Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs
by John McClain on Jul. 26th, 2009"

iPad Peek

iPad Peek
What does your web page look like on an iPad?

PicGhost - HomePage - Mass Image Editor, Resize, watermark and protect your images online.

PicGhost - HomePage - Mass Image Editor, Resize, watermark and protect your images online.: "Edit your images online quickly and easily and also for FREE! With PicGhost you can edit all your images online, no software or installations required."

15 Little Known Geek/Nerd Holidays and Observances

15 Little Known Geek/Nerd Holidays and Observances
Note that Geek Pride day is approaching this month.

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