Archive for January, 2008|Monthly archive page

Your Personal Search Engine – Get Rolling

 

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Rollyo offers you for free to make a personal search engine from the sources you trust in an easy and fast way. The reason I like Rollyo so much because it gives you all the features and freedom to make the search engine you have always wanted to have in one place. It lets you select all the engines you visit and they are put into one place. After you have finished your personal search engine, Rollyo can take you several steps further with its features. For instance there is sharing your searchrolls, searching YOUR top news sites and blogs, the RollBar Bookmarklet, the Roll a Firefox Search Engine, and much more. I really think that this is the best search engine that there is out there because you make it to fit your way of surfing the net.

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Vista: Ergo – A Desktop Search

Ergo is a free application as a desktop search for Windows Vista. With Ergo you will be able to search various sources like Microsoft Live, YouTube, Flickr and your own computer in a simple step. It also supports SharePoint, so you will be able to search view your SharePoint files. Ergo has other cool features like making Ink Notes, which you can reposition somewhere else, partially erase, or delete, and it allows you to view your results in several different views preferred to your taste.

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Reach Your Goals with Joe’s Goals

Joe’s Goals is a simple, friendly user website that helps you track your goals, so you can accomplish them. With this powerful tool you can setup daily goals with just a click. The top goals on the site include: exercise, stop eating out, eating more, drinking water, flossing, taking vitamins, updating your blog, and running. Every time you reach your goal, you will receive a cute smiley face if not then a sad face. You can add as many goals as you want, and even share them with your family and friends, or simply post them on your personal blog to share your success. Hope you guys reach your goals!

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Browse Happy. Worry-Free

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Browse Happy is a website that educates internet users why Internet Explorer is unsafe and why it should not be used. Each day it shows new testimonials from people that have gotten rid of IE and have switched to another internet browser. It doesn’t promote just Firefox, but all other browser like Opera, Mozilla, and Safari.  It gives detailed reviews for each browser, so you can make a choice to pick the browser that will best fit your internet surfing.

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6 Usefull Firefox Bookmark Add-ons

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1. DéjàClick – A Firefox Bookmark add-on as well as a web recorder. You have the choice to record and bookmark your browser activities or just to bookmark them. If you record then you can replay the sequence all over with only a simple click.

DéjàClick features include:

  • One-button recording and bookmarking
  • Toolbar with full record/replay controls
  • Sidebar with replay results and property editing
  • Statusbar with record/replay status information
  • Action and Event keyword validation
  • Optional AlertSite Business Transaction Monitor integration

2. Online Bookmark Manager – StartAid – This extension allows you to access all your personal online bookmarks from within your Firefox browser on several computers. There is no synchronization needed because the bookmarks are used in real time. No Bookmarks will ever be lost because they are all saved online. This extension is for StartAid.com, requiring an account.

3. Shareacholic – Shareaholic makes it easy for you to share bookmarks and e-mail links with ease. You can share the page your view easily with digg, del.icio.us, Facebook, friendfeed, google bookmarks, magnolia, mixx, reddit, simpy, stumbleupon, truemors, tumblr, and twitter. You can also see how many times the web page you’re on has been dugg or saved to del.icio.us.

4. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – Is a similar extension as the Online Bookmark Manager. You can use it to synchronize all your bookmarks that you have on several computers so you have everything together. A very simple application that lets you log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.

 

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5. HyperBK – A Bookmark extension that offers automatic classification and History enhancement. It offers automatic categorization of visited pages to a bookmark category, while matching it with the History when viewed. Other features include offline backup of bookmarked pages and page thumbnails.

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6. Trailfire – With this add-on you bookmark your pages by leaving notes right there on page, link all your notes in a trail. These trails let you guide people on the Web, while they are allowed to comment on your trails and even add new marked pages (when you let them.)

Free text-to-speech app: vozMe

vozMe is a free web application that allows text-to-speech conversion in a convenient way. For webmasters you have the possibility to download vozMe, and use it to add voice to your website. You can also added it as an iGoogle gadget to personalize your Google page. You just have to type or paste text into the web form, and then click on “Create Mp3.” A new window will pop out with the option to listen to the mp3 or to download it.

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9 Free Disposable E-Mail Services

Just wanted to post few free e-mail services that you guys can use to prevent getting spam in your regular inbox. Usually after the registration process you enter your real e-mail where everything will be forwarded, and as soon as you see what disposable email spams your inbox then you can cancel it.

  1. Spamgourmet – A feature-rich and flexible disposable e-mail services that leaves your inbox well protected from spam.
  2. Spamex – It comes in right after Spamgourment only because it has few features missing that Spamgourment has.
  3. 2 Prong – A disposable e-mail service that is for one-time use and without the feature to reply.
  4. GishPuppy – A very simple and functional e-mail disposable service. But beware GishPuppy does not replace your real address with a disposable one.
  5. Mailinator – You can use any e-mail address @mailinator.com and pick up the mail at their site. There is no connection to you e-mail address, so you will not be getting spam, however all mail is made public.
  6. Emailias – Another compacted feature disposable e-mail services that provides good protection against spam.
  7. ZoEmail – Disposable e-mail service, but it lacks IMAP access limited online storage.
  8. 10 Minute Mail – Provides you a temporary e-mail address for 10 minutes only.
  9. Disposable-Mail– Another services that gives you a temporary e-mail for 15 minutes.

How-To: Make Windows “No” to Copying Files a Snap

The previous post got me thinking where else could you use such a similar hack to help you ignore applications or copying files. The first thing that came to my mind was making a “No to All” when copying files by mistake. Windows gives you the choice of Yes, Yes to All, No, or Cancel. It does not give you a “No to All” choice, so if you have 50 files being overwritten by a mistake then just press the SHIFT Key while you click on “No.” None of the files will be overwritten and you will save a lot of time.

How-To: Take the Chill Out of Winter Heating Costs

While you can’t control the winter weather, you can take steps to control your winter heating costs, and make your home warmer and more energy efficient.

 Doors and Windows

  • Use weather stripping to seal up cracks and stop drafts on windows and doorframes.
  • Use caulking to seal around gaps in windows and door glass.
  • Install storm doors if you have them.
  • Consider replacing older windows with newer, more efficient models.

 Insulation

  • Add or replace attic insulation as necessary. Proper attic insulation is essential for keeping your house warm and saving energy.
  • Ad foam insulation to electrical outlets and switches on external walls. (Turn OFF your power first!).

Heating System

  • Clean or change furnace filters regularly throughout the heating season.
  • Clean vents and other heating system components.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to adjust temperature according to your daily and weekend schedule.

 Chimney and Fireplace

  • Have the chimney and fireplace checked and cleaned by a professional.
  • Repair or replace poorly fitting fireplace dampers that allow warm air to escape.