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Monday, February 28, 2011

Technology podcast:iPad Today Video (large)

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Screener - AfterDawn: Glossary of technology terms & acronyms

Screener - AfterDawn: Glossary of technology terms & acronyms: "Screener

One of the multiple terms used by movie pirates to describe the source material/copying method that was used to make a bootlegged VCD, SVCD or DivX copy of a movie.

Screener normally refers to a copy made from either VHS tape or from DVD-Video disc that are sent to movie critics and censors before the movie is available to public through video rental chains. Normally refers to a very good quality bootlegged copy.

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Failed SATA Drive? Replace With A SSD Instead | ShanKrila

Failed SATA Drive? Replace With A SSD Instead | ShanKrila: "Failed SATA Drive? Replace With A SSD Instead

Tue, Feb 16, 2010

Gadgets, Tech Deals, Tech for Life, Windows

Are you upgrading your computer’s hard drive becuase it failed or because you want to increase capacity?

Before you go looking for a SATA hard drive, look at a great new option that is becoming common place in newer computers – Solid-State Drives aka SSD Drives.

Solid State Drives are more durable than the mechanical SATA hard drives as there are no moving mechanical parts. Hence it is usually more suited to handle rougher conditions and last longer than the traditional hard drives.

Plus, you also get performance gains and power reductions with the SSD drives. Let’s look at a few common advantages with SSD drives.

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SSD Drive Advantages

* Faster start-up with no spin-up time
* Fast random access as there is no read/write head
* Consistent read performance
* No degradation in performance due to file fragmentation
* Silent operation with no moving parts
* Ability to endure extreme schock, high altitude, vibration and extremes of temperature

SSD drives have been too costly until recently to be widespread. But, the costs have been coming down and Flash SSDs are now commonplace in smart phones.

Desktops and notebooks are also getting SSD drives in the more recent models. You might remember Apple offered MacBook Air with 64GB SSD option.

So, if you are looking into buying a new computer, you may want to look at one with SSD as an option along with the soon to be popular USB 3.0 support that promises excellent data transfer speeds.
SSD Drive Choices

Here are a few SSD drives that you might consider for either refitting your SATA drives with SSD drives or when you purchase a new computer with space to expand.

* Kingston SSDNow V Series 128 GB SATA 3GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive with Notebook Upgrade Kit Bundle
* Intel 160 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid State Drive (SSD)
* Kingston SSDNow V Series 128 GB SATA 3 GB/s 2.5- Inch Solid State Drive with Desktop Upgrade Kit Bundle
* Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB SATA 2.5-Inch MLC Solid State Drive

As with any new technology, SSD drives are a little bit pricier than the traditional SATA drives but the performance benefits are winning over more adopters.

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Digital Cameras; Capabilities and Applications; class coming 3-17

Digital Cameras; Capabilities and Applications

For those getting familiar with their digital camera. Thursday, 17 March, 9:30am to 12:00pm at The Center, 144 Tripp Road (off Atterberry), Sequim. The introductory class fee , $9.95. 


Tom Pitre is a retired educator and trainer, Have fun, see what is possible with your camera, and enjoy a relaxed morning.

If you would like to attend, send an email with the subject line, "CENTER CLASSES" to thomaspitre@gmail.com




Digital Photo, T. Pitre

o lordy

Where are the flyers, posters, newspaper ads, business cards, buttons, etc. for the "TECH FAIR"?  We are only a few days away, and the only thing I've seen is the call board at the plant shop on Sequim Ave., and a little box in a special section of the Gazoot. I pray that the fair goes well for several reasons, but I am filled with trepidation.

Koi Writer Text Editor

Koi Writer Text Editor: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tune in to The PURE Lounge

Tune in to The PURE Lounge: "- Sent using Google Toolbar">550 stations

SPCUG...SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

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The Internet Wishlist

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Top 5 Free Linux Music Creation Tools For The Artist On A Budget

Top 5 Free Linux Music Creation Tools For The Artist On A Budget: "Top 5 Free Linux Music Creation Tools For The Artist On A Budget
by Tim Brookes on Feb. 24th, 2011


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Mp3Skip.com - Free MP3 Downloads

Mp3Skip.com - Free MP3 Downloads: "MP3Skip.com is one of the easiest ways to listen to and download music free of charge. You can quickly find your favorite songs in our extensive database of quality mp3 links. We provide a fast and relevant search utility. You can also post music to blog or personal website.

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10 Blogs Marc Andreessen Reads Every Day : Tech News : Technology : Blogs.com

10 Blogs Marc Andreessen Reads Every Day : Tech News : Technology : Blogs.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Download Free Merge MP3 3.2.6 Merge, combine or join a large numb... - Softepic

Download Free Merge MP3 3.2.6 Merge, combine or join a large numb... - Softepic: "Merge, combine or join a large number of audio files into a single one

Free Merge MP3 is a professional application designed to enable you to merge multiple audio files together into a big file. You will also be able to join your MP3 files while maintaining original audio quality.

It also offers the most robust and progressive function to convert audio files to MP3/WAV/WMA/OGG with amazing speed. Before you join your files together, you are allowed to set detailed parameters and apply quality presets to meet your professional or casual needs. It is small and delicate with friendly and intuitive interface

· Merge multiple files or parts of multiple files into one big file
· Fast MP3 Merger without re-compression or quality loss
· On-the-fly merging, no temporary file generated
· Convert files among MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG as audio converter
· Convenient presets & parameters adjustment provided
· Customize the detailed parameters for each format
· Join directly without costing any other disk space
· Drag-and-drop simplicity to move or add files easily
· Easily add or delete files to be merged/converted by the simple interface
· Support batch MP3 merger or converter process
· Ability to handle large size data

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Secure Erase Methods Probably Won't Work on Your Solid-State Drive

Secure Erase Methods Probably Won't Work on Your Solid-State Drive: "Secure Erase Methods Probably Won’t Work on Your Solid-State Drive
zone: gm.lifehacker/security
size: 300x600
keywords: mtfIFPath=/assets/vendor/doubleclick/, origin=lifehacker, visited=lifehackerfront, viewed=phones

Whitson Gordon — Secure Erase Methods Probably Won't Work on Your Solid-State DriveWe've shown you how to properly erase your physical media before, but a recent study showed that most 'secure erase' methods don't actually work very well on solid-state drives (SSDs). Here's what you need to know.

Researchers at UC San Diego found that the normal methods we use to securely wipe magnetic drives aren't as useful on solid-state drives. After testing twelve SSDs, they found that only four were securely erased with whole-drive erasure methods. Trying to securely wipe a single file was even less successful, and more often than not a good portion of the file was recoverable. [Thanks to JB for this info. ]

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Intel's Thunderbolt gets off the ground | Components | MacUser | Macworld

Intel's Thunderbolt gets off the ground | Components | MacUser | Macworld: "Intel's Thunderbolt gets off the ground. 10G/sec transfers

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 8:46 am by Agam Shah, IDG News Service

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HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security [PDF Guide]

HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security [PDF Guide]: "HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security [PDF Guide]

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How To Edit Existing RSS Feeds With Yahoo! Pipes

How To Edit Existing RSS Feeds With Yahoo! Pipes: "Yahoo! Pipes is a website aggregator’s wet dream. It is feed aggregator software that allows you to fetch, combine and alter all kinds of data sources, not least RSS. The problem with Pipes is its steep learning curve. In a nutshell, Pipes can be compared to visual programming, combining nodes and adjusting parameters.

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Robot, Sequim High. From the Sequim Gazette, 2-22-2011 - click image for full size

KooBits – Ebook software, digital publishing and marketing

KooBits – Ebook software, digital publishing and marketing: "KooBits can open popular ebook formats such as PDF, EPUB, XML, HTML, KBJ, and more. Download now to enjoy an all-new ebook experience!

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The Sequim Tech Fair

The Sequim Tech Fair is coming to Sequim High on 19 Mar. Tell your friends.  Go to http://sequim-techfair.com  for more info.


The word is getting out by drips and drabs.  They need your help, please.

WIN 7 SP 1

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs
Info.

Installed SP1 the other day (64 bit). No problems, whatsoever. -tp

Service Pack 1's most significant improvements
Uh, there really aren't any. At least not for the average PC user. (SP1 does have a few nifty new features for Windows Server 2008 R2.) No need to take my word for it. Download Microsoft's official description, "Notable changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1," available on a Microsoft Download Center page, and see for yourself. "The impact of SP1 on the Windows 7 client operating system is considered to be minimal. Included changes address minor usability issues in specific scenarios," according to the unusually sedate Microsoft manifesto.

To save you a bit of time and effort, here's a summary:

  • Higher-definition connections with Remote Desktop: If you use Remote Desktop (I prefer the third-party service LogMeIn), installing SP1 on both PCs sets up high-definition connection via a new technology Microsoft calls RemoteFX. Snappy name. Based on virtualization technology (info page) Microsoft acquired two years ago when it bought Calista Technologies, RemoteFX makes it possible for full graphics to show through on remote sessions. Someday, we're promised, you'll be able to use RemoteFX with your phone. I'm not holding my breath — I'm not even sure I'd want it.
  • More Windows Live ID support: A technology Microsoft calls "Microsoft Federation Gateway" will give SP1-enhanced PCs improved Windows Live ID authentication to non-Microsoft sites, using a long-established Web services protocol known as the WS-Federation Passive Requestor Profile. I thought Win7 already had WS-Federation profiles (detailed in an MSDN article) nailed, but apparently some fix is necessary.
  • An HDMI patch: I have no idea why MS emphasizes this as one of the noteworthy changes in Win7 SP1. It's a bug fix to keep HDMI working when a PC is rebooted.
  • An XML Paper Specification fix: The 10 of you who actually use XPS instead of PDF will be pleased that SP1 fixes a print bug affecting mixed portrait and landscape documents.
  • Even more-obscure fixes: These include restoring previous folders at sign-in, IKEv2 protocol improvements (used in VPN connections), and a hotfix rollup from November (KB 982018) for Advanced Format disks. Little stuff.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Free Proxy Sites : Top 10 Listings Of Free Proxy Server

Free Proxy Sites : Top 10 Listings Of Free Proxy Server: "If you’re going to conduct business or give away personal information like credit card numbers and want to hide your identity, then you can use an elite proxy site.

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Disable Sidebar / Desktop Gadgets on Windows 7 - How-To Geek

Disable Sidebar / Desktop Gadgets on Windows 7 - How-To Geek: "Disabling Sidebar/Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7

To disable them, simply open up Control Panel and type “features” into the search box. Find the link for “Turn Windows features on or off” and open it.

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About.com: http://infomine.ucr.edu/

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The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web | OEDb

The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web | OEDb

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Add DROPBOX to the sendto menu

If you're already a Dropbox user, here's a way to add it to the Send To menu in the right click menu in Windows XP, making it even easier to send files there:
  1. Right click Start and select Explore
  2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools | Folder Options
  3. Click the View tab and under Advanced Settings, click "Show hidden files and folders" (you can skip these steps if you already have Explorer set to show hidden files and folders).
  4. In Windows Explorer, navigate to \Documents and Settings\\SendTo
  5. In the SendTo folder, right click and select Create Shortcut
  6. Create a Shortcut to your Dropbox folder
Now when you right click a file or folder, you can select Send To and then select the shortcut to Dropbox

Trace Email Address Source

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Quickly transpose Excel 2010 data using Paste | TechRepublic

Quickly transpose Excel 2010 data using Paste | TechRepublic: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

yutongo - [ongrowing ideas]

yutongo - [ongrowing ideas]: "yutongo revolutionizes the way we innovate. Start your idea challenge and invite your friends, colleagues or employees to participate. It’s free, easy and takes just minutes. Register here.

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Formsly - Add a user friendly contact page, Google Maps, navigation to your business, social media links, contact forms with email routable to departments and more...

Formsly - Add a user friendly contact page, Google Maps, navigation to your business, social media links, contact forms with email routable to departments and more...: "A great contact page is essential

Detailed contact pages gain user trust and allows for the ability to contact and find you quickly and easily via multiple avenues. Add a free custom contact page to your site with features like integrated google maps, turn by turn directions to your door and contact forms that route email to the relevant department with CC and BCC support.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

WORD tips

Be selective with how you select
You already know that double-clicking selects a single word, and you probably figured out that triple-clicking selects an entire paragraph. But if you just want to select a single sentence, hold down Ctrl and click on any word. To select an entire table, hold down Alt and double-click.

Add a comment
When a friend or family member sends you a document to proofread, don't waste your time writing a lengthy email detailing all the horrendous mistakes you found; mark up their Word file instead. Highlight a portion of text, click the Review tab in the Ribbon bar, and select New Comment.

Use the built-in thesaurus
You don't need to hop online to use a thesaurus, the folks in Redmond had the good sense to bundle one in Word. To use it, highlight an entry and press Shift+F7. Pretty simple, right? Or maybe we should say it's trouble-free, straightforward, effortless, uncomplicated, or

Pictures from the SPCUG Archives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ3OWi_T6bM

You may use this video link, if credit is given to SequimTech BLOG
at: http://sequimtech.blogspot.com

Seeing how many clicks on shortened URL

Numerous URL shortening web services let you monitor how many people have visited your shortened URL. However your competitors can do the same and check the stats for your shortened URL, usually by simply adding a ‘+’ sign to the shortened URL.

QuietWrite

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Use the on line editor. Work is automatically saved. Start a BLOG and share. Export to WordPress.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars

Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars: "A Globally Recognized Avatar

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

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isNSFW - The Safe For Work way to share Not Safe For Work (NSFW) links

isNSFW - The Safe For Work way to share Not Safe For Work (NSFW) links: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Michael Moore | High School Newspaper

Michael Moore | High School Newspaper http://mikeshighschoolnews.com/  Yea!  I think this is a SMART move on Moore's part...like HIM or not.  Lots and lots of people don't like Michael Moore, so anything he does or says is poo-poohed.  Take a minute and reflect on what this new site can do and what it offers the highschool student, journalist, teacher, advisor, etc.  A lot can be learned with something as big as this. 

Excerpts from site:
It's not that way in other countries. The voting age in places like Austria, Brazil or Nicaragua is 16. In France, students can shut down the country by simply walking out of school and taking to the streets.
But here in the U.S. you're told to obey and to basically butt out and let the adults run the show.
Let's change that! 

I'm starting this site, "HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER." Here you will be able to write what you want and I will publish it. I will also post those articles that you've tried to get published at your school but were turned down. On this site you will have freedom and an open forum and a chance to have your voice heard by millions.

I've asked my 17-year-old niece, Molly, to kick things off by editing this page for the first six months. She will ask you to send her your stories and ideas and the best ones will be posted on MichaelMoore.com. I'll give you the platform you deserve. It will be my honor to have you on my site and I encourage you to take advantage of it.

You are often called "our future." That future is today, right here, right now. You've already proven you can change the world. Keep doing it. And I'd be honored to help you.

P.S. When can you get started? Right now! Just go here and register. (You can use a made-up name if you want and you don’t have to name your school.) Then once you’re done, start submitting blogs, music, videomore! and
P.P.S. If you’re reading this and not in high school, please take a second and forward it to all the students you know.

-tp

ReadEvery.com - A new way to read tweets

ReadEvery.com - A new way to read tweets: "A new way to read tweets

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Digital Camera Classes and Workshops at The Center, Sequim

Digital Cameras.  Capabilities and Applications:

Thu., 24 February, 9:30am to 12:30pm at The Center, 144 Tripp Road (off Atterberry), Sequim

Introductory class fee, $9.95. Tom Pitre is a retired educator and trainer, Have fun and enjoy a relaxed morning at this workshop.

A two-part, Digital Photography Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 2 March, from 9:30 to 12:30. Students may attend either session, or both three hour sessions. Part I will cover: Images, imaging, post production, displaying, etc.
Part II, follows on 9 March, with hands-on camera work, critiques, and techniques.  Class fee: $12.50. Bring your digital camera to the 9 March meeting.

If you would like to attend one or both of these classes, send an email with the subject line, "CENTER CLASSES" to thomaspitre AT gmail DOT com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Testing RSS feeds and Podcasting for New Podcasting/Marketing Class at The Center

http://podcastpickle.com
Follow this link to sample RSS feed for two, test MP3 files.

http://tpitre.nikola.com/docs/2episodes.xml

Pickle Player at:
http://tpitre.nikola.com/docs/podcastplayer.htm

[ Press "P" to play test file ]


Podcast Pickle at: http://podcastpickle.com

Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices :: Map your voice - listen

Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices :: Map your voice - listen: "Map DataMap data ©2011 Geocentre Consulting, MapLink, Tele Atlas, Whereis(R), Sensis Pty Ltd -

Voice Map

Click the dots on the Voice Map to hear people who've already taken part. The dots show where the recordings were made.

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Sysinfo.org

Sysinfo.org: "Startup Applications List

If you're frustrated with the time it takes your Windows PC to boot and then it seems to be running slowly you may have too many programs running at start-up - and you have come to the right place to identify them. This is the original startup programs (as opposed to processes/tasks) list - one of the most comprehensive and most accurate!

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Outlook PST Viewer to View PST Files

Outlook PST Viewer to View PST Files: "Get Outlook PST Viewer to view PST files in an instant steps. Download Outlook PST Viewer for FREE & view your PST files. [Thank you, J. in Sequim. ]

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"  Be sure to check out the nndb.com site.  It is a unique tool.  Go to the bottom of Linda Hunts page linked here and note the MAP that you can interact with.  See the connections to the subject by using the map/graphic.  -tp.

Homeless People Start Tweeting in New Awareness Initiative

Homeless People Start Tweeting in New Awareness Initiative: "Homeless People Start Tweeting in New Awareness Initiative

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Group Share Sites: simple & secure free group sharing sites

Group Share Sites: simple & secure free group sharing sites: "One Stop Group Share Sites

Free share sites that provide all your group sharing needs. Share any kind of information securely in a single group site.

* Group members do not need KeepandShare accounts. Paste your friends' email addresses. They are emailed a secure link and password to your shares.
* Never lose files in email again.
* Organize and protect group information in a safe, central location. Control access by folder or file.
* Stay synchronized & streamlined: All group members are automatically notified of all new information.
* Access from any computer or mobile phone.
* No software to install.
* Flexible 'share groups': precision control of who sees what.
* Easy URL linking to any information.
* Embed calendars, files & photos in web pages and blogs.
* Any Email Address: group members can use any email address they like.

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SEQUIM PC USERS GROUP; OUTLAWS WORDPRESS WEB SITE

(Logo, T. Pitre)

Solve Media

Solve Media: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Captchas

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top 10 Password Crackers

Top 10 Crackers: "Top 10 Crackers

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Download USB Disabler 1.0.0 Free - Enable or disable your USB with this tool. - Softpedia

Download USB Disabler 1.0.0 Free - Enable or disable your USB with this tool. - Softpedia: "USB Disabler is a small, simple application designed to help you disable or enable USB Flash Disk on your computer.

The drill is easy: just open the program and select the action that you want it to perform.

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SmartPlanet - We Make You Smarter - People, Business & Technology

SmartPlanet - We Make You Smarter - People, Business & Technology: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Monday, February 14, 2011

Interim Apple Chief Under Fire After Unveiling Grotesque New MacBook | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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TwitterCamp « QueTwo's Blog

TwitterCamp « QueTwo's Blog: "TwitterCamp is an application that shows Twitter messages on the screen in a format that is easy and quick to view. It is designed for conferences, events and seminars where showing public Twitter Streams makes the event enjoyable.

TwitterCamp is an Adobe AIR based app that was written to work for Windows, Macintosh and Linux based platforms. It is currently being ported to work on embedded devices like app-enabled televisions.

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Free Image Hosting & Photo Sharing | GalleryHosted

Free Image Hosting & Photo Sharing | GalleryHosted: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

CoSketch.com - Online Whiteboard Collaboration

CoSketch.com - Online Whiteboard Collaboration: "What is CoSketch.com?

Do you have an idea, a problem or just a cool picture that you quickly want to show a friend?


CoSketch is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as images.

Simple sharing
• Anything you paint will show up for all other users in the room in real time.
• One click to save a sketch as an image for embedding on forums, blogs, etc.

Zero hassle
• Runs in all common browsers without plugins or installation.
• Free and without registration.


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Mechanized anatomy [video] - Holy Kaw!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Download Whiteboard for Mac 1.1.1 Easy-to-use collaborative drawing a... - Softepic

Download Whiteboard for Mac 1.1.1 Easy-to-use collaborative drawing a... - Softepic: "Collaborate with friends and family with Whiteboard, the easy-to-use collaborative drawing app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac. Two users can create pictures together over local Wi-Fi peer-to-peer. To use wireless collaboration, at least one user should be using Whiteboard for iOS, available on the iOS App Store:

- Whiteboard Lite: Collaborative Drawing (Free)
- Whiteboard Pro: Collaborative Drawing
- Whiteboard VGA Out

Connect without an access point. You can create and use a Computer-to-Computer Wi-Fi network.

Create unique collaborative art.

• When one person's artistic skills aren't quite enough, combine your painting abilities with Whiteboard!
• Easy-to-use interface similar to paint and graffiti.
• Two devices can simultaneously draw on the same canvas in real-time.
• Bonjour wireless networking over Wi-Fi.
• Adjustable marker width.
• 'Brush' preview to see what you're getting before you start sketching.
• Compatible with Mac OS X. Connect with the iOS version of Whiteboard running on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Try many potential uses.

• The peer-to-peer networking feature enables a certain class of multiplayer games, like Connect 4, Tic-Tac-Toe, Dots, and more.
• It's also useful for quickly visualizing ideas: I used it myself this way, putting into visible form an icon layout I had in mind. It's almost like using a graphics tablet!
• The possibilities are endless; it's like having a whiteboard wherever you go.

TIPS:

• You can adjust your line width with the slider in the color selection window.
• To use the networking feature, you must be connected to the same local Wi-Fi network as an iOS device running Whiteboard. Ensure that the device is connected to the same wifi access point so that you can connect!

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Classes at The Center, 14 Tripp Road, Sequim

The first computer class at The Center, Sequim, will feature Microsoft EXCEL. The class will be an overview of features and examples of special, Excel spreadsheets.  The meeting is on 19 February, from 9:30 until 12:30, at 144 Tripp Road off Atterberry. The same class will be repeated on Saturday, 26 February at the same time. This is the first in a series of planned classes by Tom Pitre. Free coffee and tea, and Internet wireless provided. Bring your laptop if you have one. The low, introductory fee for this 3-hour class is $9.95 If you would like to attend, send an email with the subject line, "CENTER CLASSES" to thomaspitre@gmail.com

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Digital Cameras.  Capabilities and Applications:

Thu., 24 February, 9:30am to 12:30pm at The Center, 144 Tripp Road (off Atterberry), Sequim
Introductory class fee, $9.95. Have fun and enjoy a relaxed morning at this workshop.

A two-part, Digital Photography Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 2 March, from 9:30 to 12:30. Students may attend either session, or both three hour sessions. Part I will cover: Images, imaging, post production, displaying, etc. Part II, follows on 9 March, with hands-on camera work, critiques, and techniques.  Class fee: $12.50. Bring your digital camera to the 9 March meeting.

If you would like to attend one or both of these classes, send an email withthe subject line, "CENTER CLASSES" to thomaspitre@gmail.com

SpyPig - Free Email Tracking System - Find out if your email has been read!

SpyPig - Free Email Tracking System - Find out if your email has been read!: "SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification by email when the recipient opens your message.

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MP3 My MP3 Recorder - Record sounds and music to MP3 Free!

MP3 My MP3 Recorder - Record sounds and music to MP3 Free!: "MP3myMP3 Recorder saves any audio you hear on your computer straight to mp3 or wav. If you can hear it you can record it!

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Audio Chaos Soundscape Generator

Audio Chaos Soundscape Generator: "Audio Chaos Soundscape Generator (was designed to create interesting, randomly generated music / soundscapes / noise using various audio samples on your computer.

download

With the right number, and combination of sounds you can create some interesting soundscape envorinments or randomly generated music that plays on and on. You can loop certain channels or mute them, set channel panning and volume as well as frequency.

Many people use this program as an ambiance generator, I think bird lovers quite like this program. With some light rain, a few bird noises, some wind and sound effects, you can create an ever-changing soundscape that will surprise you.

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Personal Robots | MIT World

Personal Robots | MIT World: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Video with Prof. Cynthia Breazeal at MIT.

free university lectures - computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry

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[Thanks, J. ]

wthr.in - the quickest way of getting the weather forecast

wthr.in - the quickest way of getting the weather forecast: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

15 Twitter tips for beginners – updated | Tom Raftery's Social Sustainability

15 Twitter tips for beginners – updated | Tom Raftery's Social Sustainability: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Saturday, February 12, 2011

digital countdown clock

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Failing hard drive sounds - Datacent.com - Datacent

Failing hard drive sounds - Datacent.com - Datacent: "These are some typical sounds we hear in our data recovery lab. If your hard drive makes noises like these and you are still able to access your files - backup immediately. If your drive can no longer be seen in your system please fill out our simple evaluation form to get a fast quote on our data recovery services.
To listen to the sound simply click on the play button. Click on the drive manufacturer next to the sound button to learn more about common problems these drives experience.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Scam Alert: Avoid Jury Notices Rigged to Steal Your ID, Personal Information - AARP Bulletin

Scam Alert: Avoid Jury Notices Rigged to Steal Your ID, Personal Information - AARP Bulletin: "The phone rings. 'I'm calling from the local courthouse,' the voice at the other end tells you — you're about to be arrested because you didn't show up for jury duty.
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* Don’t Fall for Fake Jury Summons. Read
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Relax. These calls are part of a resurgence of the 'jury duty scam,' first revealed by Scam Alert in May 2006. The following month, the FBI issued a warning about this ruse, which at that time hit people in at least 11 states. In recent weeks, there have been scattered reports that this ploy has resurfaced in some parts of the country.

The warning of your imminent arrest is intended to scare you into making the usual response: I never received a jury duty summons. Then, claiming to want to clear up the matter, the caller asks you to verify your identity — by providing your Social Security number, birth date and possibly bank or credit card account numbers. Revealing such details can help the caller steal your identity and get credit cards, loans and medical services in your name and at your expense.

As in other telephone scams, the jury duty ruse can appear authentic because your caller ID screen may indicate that the call is coming from a local courthouse. That's because the caller is using 'spoofing' products — widely sold on the Internet — that allow the display of any phone number and name on your caller ID.
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But the universal verdict from officials is this: Hang up without providing any personal information. You can be sure these calls are phony. Here's why:

Authentic 'no-show' summonses for missed jury duty are nearly always delivered by mail. In rare instances when actual court officials may telephone you, they won't ask for personal information.

Legitimate officials don't give a heads-up warning about an impending arrest.

Real court officials would call during office hours, not in the evening when many of these calls occur. Scammers, gleaning names and addresses from phone books or public records, often call after hours when people are more likely to be home.


If you receive a call about missing jury duty, you can authenticate it by looking up the courthouse number yourself. Call and ask for the jury duty coordinator or court clerk's office. Report scam calls to your courthouse and the state attorney general's office.

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Granola - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Granola - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com: "Publisher's description
From MiserWare:

Granola is an intelligent software power management solution for laptops, and PCs running Linux and Microsoft Windows. There are over a billion personal computers in the world. Together, they consume hundreds of billions of kilowatt hours annually. If each of these computers ran Granola and reduced their power consumption by even 10 percent, it would be like taking 7 million cars off the road. Or planting 900 million trees. Or turning off 65 coal power plants. Granola saves energy by applying dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) to the CPU of a system, something akin to a dimmer switch.

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Remapkey: Easily Rearrange Keyboard Keys

Remapkey: Easily Rearrange Keyboard Keys: "Remapkey: Easily Rearrange Keyboard Keys

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Digital Photography:

Digital Photography:: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Test of collaborative classroom.

Nikon | THIS DAY

Nikon | THIS DAY: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Can Architecture Help the Elderly Age Gracefully? | Co.Design

Can Architecture Help the Elderly Age Gracefully? | Co.Design: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shape Collage - Automatic Photo Collage Maker

Shape Collage - Automatic Photo Collage Maker: "Shape Collage is a photo collage maker software program. Automatically create picture collages in a variety of shapes with just a few mouse clicks. Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux."

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Map generator - TIXIK.com

Map generator - TIXIK.com: "Create a map in 1 minute

Place a map of any place into your site.
What are the benefits?

* It is really fast
* You do not have to learn anything
* You can create effects online
* Simply switch between different map layers


* application can be used for both commercial and noncommercial purposes absolutely free, we pay no monthly or setup fees
* Map can be used with any number of pages or domains
* Technical support for this application is free.
* Our only condition is to insert the generated code to your web unchanged.

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Volkside | Wirify homepage – The web as wireframes

Volkside | Wirify homepage – The web as wireframes: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Editors' Choice List: Our Selection of the Best PC Freeware

The Editors' Choice List: Our Selection of the Best PC Freeware: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Free Antivirus Software - BitDefender Free Edition

Free Antivirus Software - BitDefender Free Edition: "FREE Antivirus for All

BitDefender Free Edition is your chance to use one of the world's most effective antivirus engines for free!

BitDefender Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Faster Forward - Catholic Church approves confession app

Faster Forward - Catholic Church approves confession app: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Hahahahahahaha. What's next? How about a home Bris app?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to Boot a Live Linux Image Without Burning it to a CD

How to Boot a Live Linux Image Without Burning it to a CD: "How to Boot a Live Linux Image Without Burning it to a CD

Whitson Gordon — How to Boot a Live Linux Image Without Burning it to a CDIf you want to boot into a live Linux environment but don't have a blank CD or thumb drive handy, you can actually boot right from your hard drive using GRUB and previously mentioned Unetbootin.

We usually use Unetbootin to create a bootable thumb drive from a Linux ISO, but it turns out you don't even need a thumb drive if you want to boot the live CD on the same computer that has Unetbootin installed. To do so, just start up Unetbootin and navigate to your disk image as normal, but instead of USB drive, just choose 'Hard Disk' from the 'Type' dropdown as shown above. Leave / for the Drive entry. Hit OK and when it's done, reboot your computer. GRUB should show a new 'Unetbootin' entry that will boot you into your live environment—no blank CD or thumb drive required.

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The next time you boot up Unetbootin it will ask you 'remove the existing version of Unetbootin'. This won't uninstall the program; it'll just remove its GRUB entry, so hit OK (unless you want to keep it there).

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Faster Forward - Report: Apple to eliminate boxed software?

Faster Forward - Report: Apple to eliminate boxed software?: "Report: Apple to eliminate boxed software?
By Hayley Tsukayama

MacRumors reported that Apple might be making the move to all digital software sooner than anticipated.

Citing unnamed sources, MacRumors said Apple is planning its move to complete digital distribution, starting by training new Mac users how to use the Mac App Store when they purchase their new Macs. The online store is already available to Snow Leopard users, and is expected to be a integral part of the company's next operating system, Lion.

A couple whispers and a some new user orientation are not a whole lot to go on, but Apple certainly is favoring digital distribution as of late, and it's no surprise to hear that it might be thinking of chucking boxed software altogether. The convenience of downloadable software, not to mention the in-store space it frees up for other products, is hard to ignore.

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‘lightRadio’ to deliver universal broadband, replace cell towers | KurzweilAI

‘lightRadio’ to deliver universal broadband, replace cell towers | KurzweilAI: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rush is on for custom domain name suffixes

Rush is on for custom domain name suffixes: "Rush is on for custom domain name suffixes

Mapfaire : Runway 7

Mapfaire : Runway 7: "Create your own branded map

Mapfaire helps you quickly make a map of your locations that you can share with everyone.

When you want people to find you and come to you, a real map works far better than any list of addresses. It's a great way to show people that you care about making things easy for them.

Take a look at the video to see how you can make a great looking map for your business.

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SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller - Smarthome

SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller - Smarthome: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

DeviceKnit: Find new ways to use your electronics and gadgets » DeviceKnit

DeviceKnit: Find new ways to use your electronics and gadgets » DeviceKnit: "Get the most from your electronics with DeviceKnit.

Share and discover implementations:
user-submitted combinations of hardware and software.

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The Internet Just Ran Out of Numbers - Technology Review

The Internet Just Ran Out of Numbers - Technology Review: "The Internet Just Ran Out of Numbers

Every available Internet protocol address has now been spoken for—which could mean huge trouble down the line.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Start Recording! | Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Start Recording! | Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Time Tracking and Monitoring Software - Jerela

Time Tracking and Monitoring Software - Jerela: "Verify time worked by contractors with visual reports
Jerela allows you verify time spent by your contractors/freelancers on delegated tasks. It automatically measures time of activities performed on the computer and away from the desk. Then, based on your criteria defines if they were project related. Finally, presents objective results with intuitive reports.


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Corkboard: Quickly create, save & edit sticky notes as a group

Corkboard: Quickly create, save & edit sticky notes as a group: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
Corkboard is a free to use website that provides you with a virtual corkboard where you can create and edit sticky notes as a group. You can add a ‘sticky’ note anyplace on the board by clicking on an empty space. The note can be resized using the small arrow in the bottom right corner of each note. You can drag the notes around for better arrangement. You get a unique URL in order to access/share your corkboard. This is handy for groups, of course!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

YAKiToMe! Sign In

YAKiToMe! Sign In: "Open a free account to access all our features.
Once you sign in you can download podcasts and use our automatic text-to-speech podcast creation tool.

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vozMe - From text to speech

vozMe - From text to speech: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

language agnostic - What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills? - Stack Overflow

language agnostic - What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills? - Stack Overflow: "Watch how smarter people handle mistakes

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Caution: Con artists ahead :: Sequim Gazette

Caution: Con artists ahead :: Sequim Gazette: "Caution: Con artists ahead

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SpamCop.net - SpamCop FAQ: How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

SpamCop.net - SpamCop FAQ: How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?: "How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Center, Sequim

Classes are forming.  Information, below, and watch your local papers for class announcements.  The center has an 18 M wireless connection, as of this morning, and is equipped with LCD projector for presentations. The Center offers small classes, in an intimate and comfortable room, surrounded by trees, ponds and the sky.

Quick Tip: Speed up menus in Windows 7 | TechRepublic

Quick Tip: Speed up menus in Windows 7 | TechRepublic: "Quick Tip: Speed up menus in Windows 7

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Content Marketing: 10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content - Online Marketing Blog

Content Marketing: 10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content - Online Marketing Blog: "Content curation, which can be defined as a highly proactive and selective approach to finding, collecting, presenting and displaying digital content around predefined sets of criteria and subject matter, has become essential to marketing, branding, journalism, reporting and social media – often, to mash-ups of all these different and disparate channels.

Content curation can takes many forms: feeds, “channels” (such as on YouTube), it can appear on blogs, or even be the links you upload to social media sites such as Facebook. It can be an online newsroom, a collection of links, an assortment of RSS feeds, or a Twitter list. Whatever form content curation does take, it’s around a topic, or a subject, or even a sensibility that speaks to the knowledge, expertise, taste, refinement, brand message or persona of the person, brand or company that has created the particular channel or source of content.

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26 Ways to Enhance Your Blog Content | Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Enhance Your Blog Content | Social Media Examiner: "- Sent using Google Toolbar
A Blog can serve as your online home base or hub for content, including posts you write, curated content you pull together, press mentions, and content created about your organization elsewhere that you want to share.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Skype Portable 5.1.0.112 (chat and voice calling) Released by PortableApps.com | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

Skype Portable 5.1.0.112 (chat and voice calling) Released by PortableApps.com | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives
Skype Portable 5.1.0.112 has been released. Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone. It can also call regular phone lines from anywhere in the world. This release updates Skype to the latest version and has an improved installer. It's packaged as aportable app so you communicate on the go and it's in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

briss | Download briss software for free at SourceForge.net

briss | Download briss software for free at SourceForge.net
This project aims to offer a simple cross-platform application for cropping PDF files. A simple user interface lets you define exactly the crop-region by fitting a rectangle on the visually overlaid pages.

Connectify 2.1.0 Review - BSTdownload.com

Connectify 2.1.0 Review - BSTdownload.com Connectify 2.1.0If you need a simple program to turn your laptop or computer into a Hot Spot where anyone with a Wi-Fi connection can connect to, then you will find Connectify to be quite useful. Unfortunately, it can be useful only to computers with Windows 7, since the operating system compatibility is limited.

The program is very easy to set up. There is a step by step wizard for configuring the necessary settings, but most of the program runs automatically. You can set the name, password and the device which you want to use. After you've set up Connectify once, you don't need to revisit it later, unless you want to see what clients have connected to your Wi-Fi Hot Spot.

How We Search Google For Music

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Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Internet Archive Wayback Machine: "Surf the web as it was - BETA version!

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine puts the history of the World Wide Web at your fingertips. We invite you to explore this new, BETA version of the Wayback Machine

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Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.

Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.: "What is humans.txt?

It's an initiative for knowing the people behind a website.

It's a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.
Why a TXT?

Because it's something simple and fast to create.

Because it's not intrusive with the code. More often than not, the owners of the site don't like the authors signing it; they claim that doing so may make the site less efficient. By adding a txt file, you can prove your authorship (not your property) in an external, fast, easy and accessible way.

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Online Email Protector

Online Email Protector: "Online Email Protector
Keep your email addresses safe when you post them on the web
Instructions
Email Protector
100%
Free
You can use the online email protector to stop people from stealing your email address when you post it online. To use, simply type your email address below and then click in either of the textboxes. You can use the simple link code, or the more complicated Javascript link. Either links will effectively mask and cloak your email address from spammers.

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