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Today I spent the day in the library collecting resources for my research. I saved everything to my jump drive and thought I’d go to an office store after the library to get the articles printed (the library cost $.15 a page and the office store is $.05). I looked at the websites for Office Max and Staples and chose Staples because it looked like it was cheaper and it  [ Read More ]

My Online Persona

Helene just pointed me to Personas from MIT Media Lab Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one’s aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. It was kind of fun watching  [ Read More ]

Sharing big files

I know there are tons of tools out there I can use to share big files, but I always have trouble recommending the right tools to people because it’s hard to remember all of the details. TechCrunch has an awesome chart to show you how 16 of these tools compare – I love visualization tools!!!

Tech Doc Collaboration Tool

Looking for a way to document your newest tech project? LiveTechDocs is an online collaboration service for XML documentation review. It’s simple, secure, and satisfying! The biggest worry about going open source is the lack of documentation. While I say there is no worry about this with Koha, it is a problem with some small open source projects. This is why LiveTechDocs is offering a free lifetime subscription to open  [ Read More ]

Zemanta – New Must Have Plugin!

Today I went to Pres4Lib and during the break out on Creative Commons content, we learned about Zemanta from John LeMasney. Zemanta is a plugin for FF that integrates itself into your blog posting and emails and maybe more – and it finds content based on what you’re writing about for you to add to enhance your writing. Finding content was never this easy No matter what you’re writing about:  [ Read More ]

Embed YouTube videos into Keynote

I wanted to embed a YouTube video into my presentation in Keynote for tomorrow, so I did a search for a tutorial and found a YouTube video telling me what to do – but it seemed so convoluted. I then remembered reading about a new site that could convert YouTube videos to a format that would work in your media player. I found the announcement about Farkie on DownloadSquad and  [ Read More ]

Saving your digital life

Jason Griffey had a great post last month that I read (but didn’t have time to share with you all) about saving your digital life online. Like most of us, my entire life is on this one machine and should anything happen to it I’d be crippled. When Circuit City was going out of business I bought an external hard drive so that I can automatically back up periodically. Another  [ Read More ]

Another way to use Zoho

This from ReadWriteWeb: Zoho, the web office company that competes with Google’s online tools (and does so quite well), has introduced a new feature to their online suite of productivity applications: Zoho Chat 2.0. Built atop the original Zoho Chat platform, this iteration now integrates all the major instant messaging networks. But a multi-protocol IM client is not the big news – it’s the fact that Zoho Chat 2.0 is  [ Read More ]

Google PDF Viewer

Every week I get an update email from our support center at work. Last week the report had a link under it to ‘View as HTML’ – which is always how I checked the report. Today it looks a little different: I have read the news about Google adding a real PDF viewer, but this is my first chance to try it out – and I have to say I’m  [ Read More ]

Email any cell phone

I’ve been sending emails to my family’s cell phones for ages, but there is now a very convenient list of how to send an email to anyone no matter who their cell phone service provider is. Most of mobile carriers offer free Email To SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to a mobile phones. And the good news, majority of those gateways are free and  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for March

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Bookmarks for March

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