Sunday, April 29, 2007

Web Worker Daily � Blog Archive Three Web-Based Mind Mapping Tools Reviewed �

Web 2.0 mind mapping tools:
Web Worker Daily � Blog Archive Three Web-Based Mind Mapping Tools Reviewed �: "If you only mind map occasionally or if you want to collaborate in real-time with your colleagues, maybe you’d rather use an online mind mapper or brainstormer such as bubbl.us, Mindomo, or MindMeister. "

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse

Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse:
"Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse.
It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the Alt key is hold down, when the left mouse button is down, when the mouse cursor is over the taskbar, and so on... "

You can also use this utility to change screen brightness, application window transparency and mic volume as well.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

MoGo Mouse Home

Here is an interesting mouse...MoGo Mouse Home: "MoGo Mouse BT is a business-card sized, 2-button Bluetooth-enabled mouse that stores and recharges neatly inside your laptop computer's PC Card slot. MoGo Mouse BT features a patent-pending, sleek design, and the benefit of patent-pending optics, an intelligent battery management system that recharges in minutes inside your laptop PC Card slot, and liberating Bluetooth wireless performance."

Saturday, April 07, 2007

spreeder.com - online speed reading application

spreeder.com - online speed reading application: "...the idea behind speed reading is that we can process information much faster than we actually do in real life with a book in our hands. Several factors affect our reading speed, like subvocalization (the little voice inside our heads that reads along with us and slows us down), backtracing (rereading parts over and over again), etc.

The purpose behind apps like these is to train our minds to get rid of all the other crap. So, by having a steady input of text, we erase our dependency on backtracing. By increasing the reading speed, subvocalization can't keep up and eventually goes away. The key here is that we don't need to subvocalize to process information, as much as we may think we do."

senduit: Send files easily

senduit: Terms of Service: "Senduit's service provides users with the ability to upload a file via HTTP-Protocol and receive a custom URL address to download the file from Senduit's servers. This address can be shared by the user freely and can be used to download the file a reasonable number of times. The address expires in an amount of time designated by the user (between 30 minutes and 1 week) at which point in becomes inaccessible to the public and is removed from Senduit's servers."

Tapping the power of a morning routine

: "Start early.

This is the part of your morning routine over which you have the greatest control. To fit it all in, it's a must to start early. The latest any of the surveyed executives wake up is 6 a.m., and almost 80 percent wake up at 5:30 or earlier.

The early-bird-gets-the-worm award goes to Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer for Motorola, who rises at 4:30 a.m., spends an hour on email, reads most of the news online, and then does an hour of either cardio or resistance training each morning. This allows her to get her son ready for school and drop him off, and still get to work by 8 or 8:30 in the morning."

OttoBib - Free Automatic Bibliography Generator. Fast! MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian

OttoBib - Free Automatic Bibliography Generator. Fast! MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian: "Make a bibliography. It's free, easy and OttoMatic."

3 more GTD wallpapers! | Anabubula.com *

3 more GTD wallpapers! | Anabubula.com *: "Before some weeks I created the first GTD wallpaper, using MindManager and Photoshop.

Today I'm sharing 3 more wallpapers that I created using MindManager, Powerpoint 2007 and Photoshop."

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better | OEDb

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better | OEDb: "Brainmap it. Need to plan something? Brain maps, or mind maps, offer a compact way to get both an overview of a project as well as easily add details. With mind maps, you can see the relationships between disparate ideas and they can also act as a receptacle for a brainstorming session."

Browse census data with Google Earth - Lifehacker

Browse census data with Google Earth - Lifehacker: "The GCensus web utility lets you download and overlay census information on top of Google Earth maps."

Paint without the smell � Curbly | DIY Design Community � Keywords: paint, vanilla, good, smell

Paint without the smell � Curbly | DIY Design Community � Keywords: paint, vanilla, good, smell: "Next time you paint add a bit of vanilla to the paint and it will take the stink out of the project"

Vertical Text Selection In Word ~ Windows Fanatics

Vertical Text Selection In Word ~ Windows Fanatics: "To make a vertical selection, hold down the ALT key as you drag the mouse pointer to select the text. If you want to select the first word on each line, hold down the ALT key and drag the mouse pointer up or down to highlight each word."

yBook - a freeware ebook reader

The author of free software yBook writes:
yBook - a freeware ebook reader: "I wrote this ebook reading software to provide a 'paper book' experience on the computer screen: For a start, you get two pages side-by-side instead of just one page in the middle of the screen. (Although I have just added a single-page mode which should suit tablet PCs in portrait mode) Next, the pages turn when you click them, just like a real book. Finally, you can also select a textured background to make the pages look like real paper. yBook will read html files, text files, rtf files and pdb/prc files (Palm document format)."

ThinkingRock

ThinkingRock: "Thinking Rock is a free software application for collecting and processing your thoughts following the GTD methodology. It is simple and easy to use - see our demos and manual.

A lot of our mental energy is directed towards trying to remember and manage all the things that we want or need to do. Thinking Rock will allow you to clear your mind so that you can become more proactive and concentrate on what is important to you."

Kelly Forrister: Handling Waiting For items in Gmail

Kelly Forrister: Handling Waiting For items in Gmail: "Handling Waiting For items in Gmail

Here is a fun trick for those of you on Gmail who are looking for a way to easily handle emails that you need track a response."

Alarm Clock that runs away

nanda: "The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide."

Shine Leather Shoes with Vegetable Oil | Cleaning : RealSimple.com

Shine Leather Shoes with Vegetable Oil | Cleaning : RealSimple.com: "Original Purpose: Frying up a tasty batter.
Aha! Use: Shining leather shoes. Use a damp cloth to wipe away dirt, then apply a small drop of oil to a soft cloth and rub the surface to remove scuff marks.
Reward: A polished look from heel to toe."