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Entries from January 2007

Virtual Desktops in Windows XP

January 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP: Virtual Desktop Manager: Manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy. This is so cool – not!
There are so many other clones out there, little apps, some freeware, some not that provide the same feature – that of having more than one “desktop” in Windows.

Linux [...]

Tags: technology

The New Seven Wonders of the World

January 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Jordan’s pink stone city Petra is now a candidate for being declared one of the new seven wonders of the world.
My curiosity stoked, I tracked down the other 20 candidates for the title of the new seven wonders of the world. The winning wonders will be announced on July 7, 2007 (07-07-07) by the New [...]

Tags: lists · routine-order

Seen a Killer App lately?

January 17th, 2007 · No Comments

If you take Peter Coffee’s word for the 25 Killer Apps of All Time, then you will end up with the astonishing fact that only about 10% of the greatest killer apps of all time have been developed in the last decade.
I call BS! A decade ago, the internet was slower than my dog, and [...]

Tags: lists · technology

100% of the Clothes You Donate are Sold!

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The truth about where your donated clothes end up is an alarming read from abcnews.com. According to the story, less than 10% of the clothes received as donations are sold to local thrift stores. The rest are sold to textile recyclers. So make that 100% of the clothes that are received as donations being sold [...]

Tags: economics · living

Amazon Price Drop Watch Tool

January 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments

FrozenWarrior’s Amazon Price Watch tool just made me some money over the holidays. Much as I would like to keep saving more money, I thought I’d share this with my readers since your saving money does not, in this case, preclude my saving money — in other words the cake is infinite

So what does [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Dear Boing Boing: Please Link Responsibly

January 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Alright, I have to get this out of my brain before it explodes with a distinct, loud “Boing!”.
Why doesn’t Boing Boing link to external pages in a sane manner?
Take a look at the article about Betelnut Girls in Taiwan.

Stop. Right there. Now, I were Boing Boing, I would write that as follows:
Take a look at [...]

Tags: reviews · technology

Repair/Mend Your Favorite Old Jeans

January 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

You know how you get emotionally attached to your old jeans, and then comes the day when the mom/wife/significant-other asks you to chuck them? Remember the hurt?

Hurt no more. The New-york based Denim Doctor is here. The definitive answer to the question, “How to mend my old jeans?”.

Tags: living

Jhumpa Lahiri: Gogol in the Namesake

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Ever since I read the Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, I have been wondering why she chose the name “Gogol” for her main character. I found the answer today in an interview which is quite interesting in and of itself: Interview: Jhumpa Lahiri Speaks on “The Namesake”

The original spark of the book was the fact that [...]

Tags: books

Gigoit: Reuse, Give/Get Stuff for Free

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Gigoit is a new website that promises to connect those with junk to throw away with those who need stuff, desperately, for free, for free. That is charity at its best.
You can list whatever it is that you have in your possession that you are about to throw away on the website, and hope to [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

MWSnap: Free Screenshot Capture Utility for Windows

January 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Mirek’s Free MWSnap Windows Software is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.
The current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. I find it very handy [...]

Tags: technology