Monthly Archives: September 2006

Apple Making Huge Social Software Push?

Bokardo.com summarizes some recent Apple developments from a social networking perspective. Some of these capabilities could have a huge impact but are not given as much press as relatively minor iPod changes. Apple Making Huge Social Software Push?: Update Added several points about upcoming Leopard features. Several recent Apple developments suggest that the company is…

Organizing and sharing photos

Of course digital cameras are all the rage and Kodak has seen the rapid change in a very short period of time from film to digital photography. Now the problem is how to keep track of all the photos and share them with friends and family. The old shoebox and family photo album don’t really…

LifeHacker summary of Gmail tips

Gmail Tips and Tricks Monster Roundup from Lifehacker Gmail Tips and Tricks Monster Roundup The Cyber-Knowledge weblog has a pretty good roundup of cool ways you can take advantage of your Gmail account. Since we’ve covered most of Cyber-Knowledge’s tips here before, I decided it was time to put together our own Gmail roundup. Ever…

Capturing YouTube Videos to your iPod from your Mac or PC

Download of the Day: PodTube (Mac) and iTube (Windows) from LifeHacker Download of the Day: PodTube (Mac) and iTube (Windows) Freeware programs iTube (Windows) and PodTube (Mac) make it easy to download, convert, and add YouTube videos to your iPod. If you’re using PodTube, you need to browse YouTube in Safari, but one click will…

Capturing YouTube Videos to your iPod from your Mac or PC

Download of the Day: PodTube (Mac) and iTube (Windows) from LifeHacker Download of the Day: PodTube (Mac) and iTube (Windows) Freeware programs iTube (Windows) and PodTube (Mac) make it easy to download, convert, and add YouTube videos to your iPod. If you’re using PodTube, you need to browse YouTube in Safari, but one click will…

Test of text clipping

Drag and drop does what I want in transferring formatting and links as shown below. This is great but I still find drag and drop clumsy to do versus keyboard commands. If drag and drop works why can’t a key sequence do the same thing short of having to develop a script to extend ecto?…

Google Maps Mobile

Having your maps mobile on your cellphone is a good way to avoid getting lost or getting somewhere faster. Works on the Bell Samsung SPH-a920 and many other cellphones. Download of the Day: Google Maps Mobile Download of the Day: Google Maps Mobile Google has brought the interactive mapping goodness of Google Maps to your…

Windows Key on IBM ThinkPad

Recently I have been getting more into taking advantage of command line interfaces and keyboard hotkey shortcuts. I just realized that the IBM ThinkPad keyboard doesn’t have a Windows key. Didn’t notice that before but here is how you fix it: Go to Start -> Access IBM -> Keyboard Customizer Utility and set, for example,…

AutoHotkey keystroke scripting utility

This software has been described as being similar to Quicksilver on the Mac which is high praise from my perspective and worth checking out if it is anywhere near as useful. If you are not familiar with the amazing Quicksilver software check out a video demonstration at the MacBreak website. Introduction AutoHotkey is a free,…

Adventures in blog formatting

I have been experimenting with quoting items and formatting blog entries and as you can see I haven’t yet got it right. It should be as easy as copying some content to be quoted into ecto (my desktop blog editor) and adding comments to the formatted content with the original links. Unfortunately the formatting is…