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February 26, 2005

Technorati tags: an introduction

A Consuming Experience: Technorati tags: an introduction: "This is a introductory guide to 'tags' on Technorati, the blogosphere search engine, which started using them in mid-January 2005. It's a practical introduction rather than a tutorial (ending with some personal thoughts about tags), but I'll summarise the basics about Technorati tags and how to use them in your own blog posts - stuff I've learned from digging around, playing around and, as you'll see later, much tearing out of hair. I do assume knowledge of basic HTML (for which see e.g. this or this), but if anything needs to be made clearer or expanded upon, please post a comment and I'll try to help."

Couple's final photos "an echo from the grave"

The Seattle Times: Local News: Couple's final photos "an echo from the grave"" It was like a puzzle — these images from a broken digital camera washed up on a deserted beach in Thailand.

Christian Pilet of North Bend could not have known the power of his discovery: the last photos taken by a couple who lost their lives in the Dec. 26 tsunami and the closure the photo diary would bring to a grieving family half a world away in British Columbia."

Higher res pics here.

Nintendo Songs on Piano

: "MARIO FANTASY by The Blindfolded Pianist. MARIO FANTASY is the first album released by The Blindfolded Pianist. It's on the internet to be downloaded, shared, and enjoyed by people all over the world. Best of all, it's free!"

This sounds really cool. He has Super Mario and Final Fantasy songs.

Appcasting

Speirs.org :: Appcasting: "Appcasting is the practice of using the 'enclosure' feature of RSS 2.0 feeds to deliver updates and release notes for new software applications. The name Appcasting is by analogy with Podcasting, which is the practice of delivering audio files as RSS 2.0 enclosures.

The idea is this: the developer publishes an RSS 2.0 feed, each item of which describes a new release of a particular software product. The items' descriptions may contain release notes "

February 25, 2005

GDrive php script

pureMango.co.uk (interesting stuff for bored people): "gDrive 0.6

A set of PHP files to store files of any size in your gMail account. Other gmail drives are limited by gMail's max 10Mb/attachment. "

How Odeo Happened

evhead: How Odeo Happened: "So, the big news in my world is that I'm working on a new thing involving what has become known as podcasting. As mentioned previously, I'm at TED right now, and we're demoing it for the first time in public Friday morning. But The New York Times article is online now. It focused on the fact that we're trying to make a business of podcasting, which is fine, but is really the least interesting thing about it."

Flickr, Yahoo Deal Rumored

business2blog: Flickr, Yahoo Deal Rumored: "Rumors are flying thick and fast in Silicon Valley: Yahoo is all set to buy Ludicorp, the company behind the hot photo blogging web service Flickr, for an undisclosed amount of money. Its not the first time rumors of these talks have made the rounds. Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake told my colleague Michael Copeland, that they had received buyout offers from both Google and Yahoo."

February 23, 2005

How to Sell Your Book, CD, or DVD on Amazon

Kevin Kelly -- Cool Tools: "I've had numerous requests from readers for the secrets of getting their self-published material on Amazon. It's no secret, but here is what I have learned in the last few years about how to get your book, CD or DVD listed on Amazon."

February 22, 2005

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes: "calvin and hobbes"

ExplorerXP - Freeware file manager for Win2K/XP

ExplorerXP - Freeware file manager for Win2K/XP: "ExplorerXP is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non - commercial use) file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface."

February 21, 2005

Tips for Wireless Home Network Security

Tips for Wireless Home Network Security: "Many folks setting up wireless home networks rush through the job to get their Internet connectivity working as quickly as possible. That's totally understandable. It's also quite risky as numerous security problems can result. Today's Wi-Fi products don't always help the situation as configuring their security features can be slow and non-intuitive. The recommendations below summarize the steps you should take, in order to importance, to improve the security of your home wireless LAN."

How To Steal Wi-Fi - And how to keep the neighbors from stealing yours.

How To Steal Wi-Fi - And how to keep the neighbors from stealing yours. By Paul Boutin"Every techie I know says that you shouldn't use other people's networks without permission. Every techie I know does it anyway. If you're going to steal—no, let's say borrow—your neighbor's Wi-Fi access, you might as well do it right. Step one: Lose the guilt. The FCC told me that they don't know of any federal or state laws that make it illegal to log on to an open network. Using someone's connection to check your e-mail isn't like hacking into their bank account. It's more like you're borrowing a cup of sugar. (Unless you hog their bandwidth by watching lots of streaming video—that's like hijacking a sugar truck.)"

ajax: a new approach to web applications

adaptive path � ajax: a new approach to web applications

Brain study points to 'sixth sense'

Brain study points to 'sixth sense' | Science Blog: "Following the Asian tsunami, scientists struggled to explain reports that primitive aboriginal tribesmen had somehow sensed the impending danger in time to join wild animals in a life-saving flight to higher ground. A new theory suggests that the anterior cingulate cortex, described by some scientists as part of the brain's 'oops' center, may actually function as an early warning system -- one that works at a subconscious level to help us recognize and avoid high-risk situations."

February 20, 2005

Internet Predictions Research Database

Predictions Database: "
This section of Imagining the Internet, the Early 1990s Predictions Database, is a searchable and browseable selection of predictive remarks made between 1990 and 1995 about the future of networked communications. It contains more than 4,200 statements made by 1,000 different voices of the time, from well-connected stakeholders to common netizens. They tell about their hopes and fears, their concerns and conflicts. It is the story of the people who supported or opposed a networked world, and they tell it in their own words"

February 18, 2005

THE VIRAL CHART - VIRAL ADVERTISING

THE VIRAL CHART - VIRAL ADVERTISING: "The Viral Chart tracks, monitors and reports the performance of viral advertising campaigns from around the World in a real time on-line Chart. Each clip featured on The Viral Chart is encoded with the Viral Chart tracking system that enables us to record the number
of times it has been viewed and downloaded worldwide."

February 17, 2005

A parent's primer to computer slang

A parent's primer to computer slang"While it's important to respect your children's privacy, understanding what your teenager's online slang means and how to decipher it is important as you help guide their online experience. While it has many nicknames, information-age slang is commonly referred to as leetspeek, or leet for short. Leet (a vernacular form of "elite") is a specific type of computer slang where a user replaces regular letters with other keyboard characters to form words phonetically—creating the digital equivalent of pig Latin with a twist of hieroglyphics." While funny that somebody wrote a serious article about this, it could be useful for some.

Google Cheat Sheet

Google Help : Cheat Sheet Very good help to improve search results.

SyncNotes - Your notes. Anywhere. Anyhow.

SyncNotes - Your notes. Anywhere. Anyhow.: "SyncNotes is a system that allows you to easily store, retrieve and even communicate small pieces of textual information. The SyncNotes System consists of a desktop software that allows you to put up virtual sticky notes on your screen, a web based system that synchronizes all notes from your PC(s) and a WAP based interface for viewing and adding notes when you are on the go."

February 16, 2005

Hula Server

Hula Server - Hula: "From Hula


Hula is a calendar and mail server. We are focused on building a calendar and mail server that people love to use, instead of broadly trying to build a 'groupware server' that managers want to deploy. "

February 15, 2005

CiteULike: A free online service to organize your academic papers

CiteULike: A free online service to organize your academic papers: "CiteULike is a free service to help academics to share, store, and organise the academic papers they are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser. There's no need to install any special software."

Google Co-founders Sergey Brin & Larry Page

Event Archive: Google Co-founders Sergey Brin & Larry Page - Commonwealth Club: "Sergey Brin: We were asked to come here today to discuss the future of the Internet, and instead I'm going to discuss something that might seems unrelated, and that being how Legos can save lives. But I hope to make the relationship apparent, quickly."

RSS - Really Something Special?

VentureBlog: RSS - Really Something Special?: "It is hard to travel Silicon Valley these days without hearing the term RSS. People who don't even know what the term means want to invest in it, create companies around it, or add it to their products. (VentureBlog's David Hornik correctly predicted the rise of RSS over a year ago). AskJeeves just purchased Bloglines this week, spurring more interest in the space.

The core concept isn't new. Push technology was the hot trend of the mid 90's, spawning PointCast, Marimba and a host of others. What's changed is the wide adoption of RSS as a standard, enabling an explosion of new products and services."

'Google' mother to serve two months

The Globe and Mail: 'Google' mother to serve two months: "An Alberta woman whose son was said to have discovered he was a missing child when he Googled his name on the Internet will serve two months in jail for child abduction"

100 Funniest Jokes of All Time

100 Funniest Jokes of All Time: "THE 100 FUNNIEST JOKES OF ALL TIME
compiled by Don Steinberg for GQ"

February 14, 2005

LugRadio.org - Linux Podcast

LugRadio.org - Home page: "LugRadio is four Linux fans - Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge, Ade Bradshaw and Matthew Revell - talking about the world of free and open source software. From the more serious, to the entirely frivolous, this is internet radio by and for ordinary Linux users, who can laugh at themselves."

He loves you not: Valentine's hype can force tough decisions

He loves you not: Valentine's hype can force tough decisions | csmonitor.com: "The main reason Valentine's Day breakups are so frequent, culture watchers agree, is that the much-hyped holiday creates so much pressure and so many expectations. The ubiquitous ads for long-stemmed roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and flowery cards prompt many to think of all the reasons they don't want to remain half of a couple."

GateKeeper

PageTutor.com: HTML Tutorials & Javascript - GateKeeper: "Welcome to GateKeeper v2.3! This tutorial will explain how to place a simple Javascript protection script on your page. It's very easy to install. A few simple bits of code and you're off."

February 13, 2005

LIMBO-CMS

LIMBO-CMS.COM: "Limbo is small and light yet capable of providing a small dynamic website and offering the entire feature that a full-blown CMS would. So give limbo and try and watch yourself fly though the development and final publishing of your own website."

::: NaDa :::

::: NaDa :::" Enjoy the new NaDa™ 0.5 !

NaDa™ is a new concept. A thought, really. It is very light : 1 byte. It doesn't take long to fetch. It doesn't take long to understand. It doesn't disturb your habits nor does it makes you feel insecure. It is a reassuring piece of software that does nothing, and does it very well. That's a lot ! "

The Age of the Essay

The Age of the Essay: "Remember the essays you had to write in high school? Topic sentence, introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion. The conclusion being, say, that Ahab in Moby Dick was a Christ-like figure.

Oy. So I'm going to try to give the other side of the story: what an essay really is, and how you write one. Or at least, how I write one."

FutureMail

FutureMail: "FutureMail lets you send messages to yourself and have them delivered on any date you choose.

Use FutureMail to send yourself reminders, notes, or any information you want to have in the future. You can even share your future items in a public RSS feed or your own FutureMail Blog."

February 12, 2005

Cube Game Engine

Cube: "Cube is an open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine, which combines very high precision dynamic occlusion culling with a form of geometric mipmapping on the whole world for dynamic LOD for configurable fps & graphic detail on most machines. Uses OpenGL & SDL. "

iFolder - It's all about Sharing

iFolder - It's all about Sharing: "iFolder is a file sharing application for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

Using iFolder workgroup features, you can easily:

* Share files across multiple computers
* Share files with other users

"

Carly's Gone. HP Celebrates.

Carly's Gone. HP Celebrates.: "There was little time for empathy. No pangs of sadness. Inside the company, workers openly celebrated their liberation from 'Her Royal Horribleness,' a nickname bestowed upon Fiorina for her abrasive treatment of line workers.

"

EasyPodcast | Easy Podcast publication system

EasyPodcast | Easy Podcast publication system: "Easypodcast is a GUI tool for easy podcast publication"

February 11, 2005

BitTorrent, Tracker Alternatives

BitTorrent, Tracker Alternatives | Czarism.com"BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution tool written by programmer Bram Cohen which was debuted at CodeCon 2002. Here’s a small list of BitTorrent Tracker sites that have sprung up since the SuprNova.org closed.

1. Torrentz.com, most similar to SuprNova
2. BTEFnet.net, BT tracker for TV shows
3. TorrentStop.com, all kinds of Torrents
4. TorrentSpy.com, a great Torrent search engine
5. isoHunt, another perfect Torrent search engine
6. MatrixTorrents.tk, many game Torrents"

How to Write a Resume

How to Write a Resume"The mission of How To Write A Resume.org is to assist a job seeker with how to write a resume and cover letter, distributing a resume to hiring managers, and assistance for composing a thank you letter. How To Write A Resume.org was designed for everyone from the novice job hunter to the HR professional"

Two-Finger-Scrolling with pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks

Two-Finger-Scrolling with pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks: "This is a hack to activate two-finger scrolling on supported pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks (i.e. those with a 'W-Enhanced' trackpad, including most AlBooks and recent iBooks) on OS X 10.3 (tested on 10.3.7 and 10.3.8)."

Tryst

Tryst: Home: "Finally, high-quality streaming for the rest of us. Using Apple's revolutionary Rendezvous technology, you can make your movies available on the network for everyone to watch together, or even password protect them for private showings. Broadcast family movies, student films, or class lectures without ever having to worry about multicast addresses, SLP announces, or port numbers: Tryst puts all the power of streaming at the touch of a button."

The evolution of portable audio

CBC.ca - Arts - Photo Essay - Bring the Noise - The evolution of portable audio"Fire, the wheel, penicillin, headphones: on a compilation of humanity’s greatest hits, portable sound leaps out as the lone thing we could survive without — but really, really wouldn’t want to. There is no medicine in a Walkman, an iPod will not feed your children, but go ahead and imagine/remember life without them."

February 10, 2005

Waterfall Software - iVideo

Waterfall Software - iVideo: "iVideo is the equivalent of iPhoto or iTunes for your video files. Items are organized using playlists and thumbnails, and can be viewed directly within iVideo."

Witch Task Switcher Mac

Peter Maurer"Have you ever wanted to switch to a certain window — not just the application it belongs to? While you can use Exposé to switch windows, doing so can be very clumsy if you're the keyboard-only type of user. And don't all of these windows look just the same when they are scaled down?

Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles."

DropTorrent 1.0: Drag & Drop .Torrent Creation

WritTorrent: DropTorrent 1.0: Drag & Drop .Torrent Creation: "
DropTorrent 1.0 is a target shortcut for Microsoft Windows that creates single-file BitTorrent .torrent files, in a drag & drop way.

Note that is not a full-fledged BitTorrent client, like the wonderful Azureus, but a simplier way to create .torrent files based on a basic template. You can place this shortcut anywhere convenient (like where you store your videos!). "

Authentication and Expiration

Schneier on Security: Authentication and Expiration"There’s a security problem with many Internet authentication systems that’s never talked about: there’s no way to terminate the authentication."

Newsburst, RSS webreader from C|net

Newsburst : Today Online: "Newsburst is a personalized tool that tracks virtually any type of information on the Web: news, blogs, shopping lists, weather, search results, alerts, auctions and more."

Stewart Butterfield on Flickr

O'Reilly Network: Stewart Butterfield on Flickr: "At the O'Reilly Emerging Tech Conference in 2004, a startup called Flickr introduced a funny little social networking app that let you upload digital photos into chatroom and IM conversations. While the original launch met with rave reviews from attendees, the Flickr team kept adding features and evolving the service. By July 2004, they had achieved a critical mass of features, and Flickr was becoming the hottest thing on the net. In January 2005 alone, Flickr has been profiled in Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Washington Post."

February 04, 2005

Password Production

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Password Production"The general idea is to pick a two-word combination you can easily remember. For example, suppose you’re a big fan of pizza and Pepsi, and would have no trouble remembering those words. Perfect: use them the basis of your password. No, you don’t make it “pizzaPepsi"—instead, you interleave the words. That would yield “pPiezpzsai". It looks fairly random, and yet is very easy to recreate because the seed words are so easy to remember. If you have trouble remembering the exact sequence of letters, you can just write the words down on a piece of scrap paper and follow along."

Carnaval


brazilian dancer
Originally uploaded by megasoul.
I'm leaving for the beach for the whole weekend plus Carnival (monday, tuesday). Take Care

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutes (Stephen King)

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutes (Stephen King): "THAT'S RIGHT. I know it sounds like an ad for some sleazy writers' school, but I really am going to tell you everything you need to pursue a successful and financially rewarding career writing fiction, and I really am going to do it in ten minutes, which is exactly how long it took me to learn. It will actually take you twenty minutes or so to read this essay, however, because I have to tell you a story, and then I have to write a second introduction. But these, I argue, should not count in the ten minutes."

Free PowerPoint Viewer 2003

Download details: PowerPoint Viewer 2003: "PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2003. "

February 03, 2005

NewsMob

NewsMob: "NewsMob works with your existing Palm or Pocket PC web browser, sync or live, to provide you access to your favorite RSS & Atom Newsfeeds, anytime, anywhere."

Eiffel Tower: Repossessed

Fast Company Now: "The Eiffel Tower's likeness had long since been part of the public domain, when in 2003, it was abruptly repossessed by the city of Paris. That's the year that the SNTE, the company charged with maintaining the tower, adorned it with a distinctive lighting display, copyrighted the design, and in one feel swoop, reclaimed the nighttime image and likeness of the most popular monument on earth. In short: they changed the actual likeness of the tower, and then copyrighted that."

Yellow Pages on A9.com and how they did it

A9.com > Company > Yellow Pages on A9.com"The most powerful technology A9.com invented for Yellow Pages is “Block View,” which brings the Yellow Pages to life by showing a street view of millions of businesses and their surroundings. Using trucks equipped with digital cameras, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and proprietary software and hardware, A9.com drove tens of thousands of miles capturing images and matching them with businesses and the way they look from the street."

BitTorrent search engine roundup

BitTorrent search engine roundup : Lifehacker: "BitTorrent search engine roundup"

Tips for Flickr beginners

Tips for Flickr beginners : Lifehacker"If you take digital photographs and you haven’t tried photo-sharing service Flickr yet, well - you should. Here are a few tips to help beginners get the most out of Flickr:"

HOW TO STUDY

HOW TO STUDY: "I am going to give you some suggestions on how to study efficiently. They worked for me when I was in high school, college, and graduate school. Not only that, but they worked equally well for me in humanities courses (like philosophy and literature) and in science courses (like math and computer science). But, given that everyone's learning style is different, some of my suggestions may not work for you, at least not without some individual modifications. Nevertheless, I urge you to try them. Most successful students use them (or some slight variation of them)."

February 02, 2005

Amazon Prime

Blogcritics.org: Amazon Prime: "Amazon has now introduced a new program - Amazon Prime - that provides free second-day shipping ('All You Can Eat' Express Shipping) on most items without any minimum shopping requirements or bundling needs (combining items into lesser shipments). This is available at a price of $79 a year. Overnight shipping under this plan will be $3.99 - which is again much less than normal."

How to make a Life Poster

The Mike Matas Blog: How to make a Life Poster: "After posting photos of my apartment a couple weeks ago I got tons of people asking how I made my 'Life Poster' seen in this photo. Here are my instructions to create one in about 20-30 min for about $29. Good Luck!
"

If you are in Venezuela, you can make one in Fotosmart of 40x30 for about 10$

Hallelujah, the Mac is back

Salon.com Technology | Hallelujah, the Mac is back: "Jobs is hammier than an Easter feast, and it's easy to discount his perpetually revolutionary air, but that 1984 shareholder meeting -- at which the company, besieged by IBM, unveiled its radically different Macintosh home computer -- was nevertheless magical. You can read this account by Andy Hertzfeld, a Mac co-creator, to get a sense of the tension and the mania in the auditorium that day, the feeling that this was a moment for the history books. Or watch a video of the event that's recently been making the rounds online: 'Chariots of Fire' rises in the background as the Mac is switched on, and the audience gasps as the machine before them actually speaks its name in greeting. And why shouldn't they gasp? Outside of Kubrick films, whoever had seen such an amazing machine before?"

Wired News conducts a clinic in bad journalism

Ed Bott: Wired News conducts a clinic in bad journalismWell, having spent a fair amount of time around Microsoft’s campus, I can tell you that this story is mostly … what’s the word I’m looking for here? Ah yes, bullshit. I have no doubt that lots of Microsoft employees own iPods. But taking an offhand remark from an unknown source (who may or may not have a hidden agenda and who may or may not know what he’s talking about) and extrapolating it to the entire campus is just silly.""

Does Your iPod Play Favorites?

MSNBC - Does Your iPod Play Favorites?: "But just about everyone who has an iPod has wondered how random the iPod shuffle function really is. From the day I loaded up my first Pod, it was as if the little devil liked to play favorites. It had a particular fondness for Steely Dan, whose songs always seemed to pop up two or three times in the first hour of play. Other songs seemed to be exiled to a forgotten corner of the disk drive. Months after I bought 'Wild Thing' from the iTunes store, I'm still waiting for my iPod to cue it up."

The Next Digital Divide

The Next Digital Divide (Articles) Alyssa Ford: "Biopolitics, a term coined by Trinity College professor James Hughes, places pro-technology transhumanists on one pole and people who are suspicious of technology on the other. According to Hughes, transhumanists are members of 'an emergent philosophical movement which says that humans can and should become more than human through technological enhancements.' The term transhuman is shorthand for transitional human -- people who are in the process of becoming 'posthuman' or 'cyborgs.'"

Fake Ad Creators Issue an Apology

The New York Times > Business > Media & Advertising > Fake Ad Creators Issue an Apology: "The creators of a fake advertisement for the Volkswagen Polo car that circulated on the Internet have apologized and promised not to repeat it, Volkswagen said on Monday.

The so-called viral ad, which was not authorized by Volkswagen or its advertising agencies, shows a suicide bomber detonating his explosives in a Polo parked outside a busy cafe, only to have the car absorb the blast.

The 20-second advertisement ends with the Volkswagen logo and the Polo's actual advertising motto: Small but Tough."

Hide Your IPod, Here Comes Bill

Wired News: Hide Your IPod, Here Comes Bill: "Microsoft's leafy corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, is beginning to look like the streets of New York, London and just about everywhere else: Wherever you go, white headphones dangle from peoples' ears.

To the growing frustration and annoyance of Microsoft's management, Apple Computer's iPod is wildly popular among Microsoft's workers."

Metacrap

Metacrap: "Metadata is 'data about data' -- information like keywords, page-length, title, word-count, abstract, location, SKU, ISBN, and so on. Explicit, human-generated metadata has enjoyed recent trendiness, especially in the world of XML. A typical scenario goes like this: a number of suppliers get together and agree on a metadata standard -- a Document Type Definition or scheme -- for a given subject area, say washing machines. They agree to a common vocabulary for describing washing machines: size, capacity, energy consumption, water consumption, price. They create machine-readable databases of their inventory, which are available in whole or part to search agents and other databases, so that a consumer can enter the parameters of the washing machine he's seeking and query multiple sites simultaneously for an exhaustive list of the available washing machines that meet his criteria."

An old, but valid, Metada comentary

Pheeder | yet another Mac RSS reader

XML Feed Reader: "RSS, Atom...and what ever else you can think of. Pheeder is built from the ground up with news feeds in mind."

Apple's UI department going insane?

ThinkMac Blog: Apple's UI department going insane?: "Apple has long been known for devising and popularising good solid computer user interfaces. However there has been an increasing, and worrying trend for Apple to throw conventional UI wisdom out the window to apparently either meet the whims of Steve Jobs or the marketing department. The spread of the brushed metal look like a plague across every flagship Mac application is one example of this. Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, for a long time seen as the bible of user interface design, kept contorting and twisting trying to add new reasons as to why brushed metal should be used rather than the standard aqua look. First it was anything that interacted with a digital lifestyle device (in other words excusing all iLife apps), then it was anything with a 'source list', excusing the Finder. At this point it's basically a free-for-all, visual consistency be damned."

February 01, 2005

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!:
" Choose who you want to send a file to. It can be anyone with an email address. You can specify multiple email addresses separated by commas.
Select a file to send. You can send photos, audio, documents or anything else. Your file will be stored by YouSendIt without ever filling up your recipient's mailbox.
Click on Send. YouSendIt will automatically email your recipient a link to your file stored on our server. Your file will be deleted after seven days.

No passwords to share, no software to install, no accounts to create, and no full mailboxes. Start sending now!"

GMail Drive shell extension

viksoe.dk - GMail Drive shell extension: "GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium.

GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to."

Dropload

dropload: "Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days, regardless if they have been picked up or not. You can upload any type of file, mp3, movies, docs, pdfs, up to 100MB each! Recipients can be anyone with an email address"

Improve the Firefox user experience

macosxhints - Improve the Firefox user experience: " Firefox is a fantastic browser, but it isn't always very Mac-like, as evidenced by the recent discussion on how to switch tabs. Here are a few tips to make things better:"

Aqua Firefox Set

Travellers Inn - Software: Aqua Firefox Set: "replaces HTML form elements with aqua ones and gives your Firefox to 'Aqua Appearance' of Mac OS X. "

Flying start to FIFA World Cup ticket sales: 500,000 tickets ordered

Flying start to FIFA World Cup ticket sales: 500,000 tickets ordered"Some 70,000 football fans around the world applied for no less than 500,000 match tickets in the first 16 hours after tickets went on sale through www.FIFAworldcup.com. Tickets sales for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ commenced at midnight on 1 February 2005, triggering an anticipated stampede."

A Podcasting How-to

Program Details for A Podcasting How-to: "This is a 10-minute introduction to my studio, the equipment I use, and how I assemble my music podcast, Staccato. I talk about mixing, Mac software, and how to remember exactly what it is you want to say."

MobSync PocketPC Software

PocketPCFreewares - MobSync: "MobSync is a software allowing any file folder synchronization from the Pocket PC onto the desktop--synchronization which cannot be done with ActiveSync.
So, with this software you can synchronize any file folder on your Pocket PC (not necessarily \My Documents) with any file folder on your desktop (not necessarily \Pocket_PC My Documents either)."

Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit"

Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit": "One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry. In consequence, we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, we have no theory. I propose to begin the development of a theoretical understanding of bullshit, mainly by providing some tentative and exploratory philosophical analysis."

Employees to be billed for personal Net use?

Employees to be billed for personal Net use? | CNET News.com: "Employees who surf the Net at work could receive a bill each month for the cost of borrowed bandwidth and wasted time if Australia-based Exinda Networks' URL- and bandwidth-monitoring system takes off."

O f*#k

US teens 'reject' key freedoms

BBC NEWS | Americas | US teens 'reject' key freedoms: "A significant number of US high-school students regard their constitutional right to freedom of speech as excessive, according to a new survey.

Over a third of the 100,000 students questioned felt the First Amendment went 'too far' in guaranteeing freedom of speech, press, worship and assembly.

Only half felt newspapers should be allowed to publish stories that did not have the government's approval."