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July, 2007


July 30, 2007  5:11 PM

Picnik: Free web-based photo editing in real-time



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, community, cool, creativity, freeware, image, Internet, resource, tool, useful, Web applications

Up until the wonderful moment that my camera was exposed to the wonders of North Atlantic wave action a few weeks ago, I'd enjoyed over half a decade of great digital pictures from my...

July 26, 2007  3:43 PM

Orbo: perpetual hope for perpetual motion



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
buzz, science, Technology

For hundreds of years, enterprising souls, including Leonardo da Vinci, have tried to create a perpetual motion machine: a device that creates energy with no external source. Since August of last year, there's been a huge amount of buzz around the latest contender called Orbo, from an Irish company...


July 23, 2007  1:58 PM

Touched By An Angel (-Wish)



Posted by: SarahCortes
AJAX, mashup, Web 2.0

According to the web site Angelwish.org, "Every 60 seconds, a child dies of an AIDS related illness."  The Angelwish web site (and accompanying organization) touches the lives of many, many children - and today, I'm proud to say that they're my latest discovery.  Here is how the web site...


July 23, 2007  11:24 AM

News rivers: Dave Winer makes mobile feed browsing brilliantly easy



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, buzzword, cool, feeds, free, hacks, information, Internet, lifehack, Mobile, RSS, Technology, tool, trend, XML

Dave Winer, generally considered the father of RSS, has been playing with different ways of organizing, aggregating and displaying feeds for years.


July 18, 2007  2:11 PM

Tech support in the Middle Ages



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
humor, video


July 16, 2007  3:08 PM

ZeroFootPrint.net: Learn how to reduce your personal carbon footprint



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzzword, community, data center, energy efficiency, environmentalism, green, resource, science, tool

Green is definitely the color of the moment. Green data centers, green computing,


July 13, 2007  1:09 PM

The Library Lookup Project: Use bookmarklets to reserve library books discovered on Amazon.com



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, cool, downloads, education, free, howto, interesting, learning, resource, tool, Web applications

Merlin Mann, author of the brilliant organization and productivity blog 43 folders, recently resurfaced an "old"


July 11, 2007  9:15 AM

The White Stripes raise the bar on cool, from ocean to permafrost



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blogging, buzz, cool, forum, free, fun, messaging, social networking, texting, video, YouTube

Hard to believe, but the White Stripes are playing my sleepy little home town, Charlottetown, PEI. It would be hard to believe, that is, if I didn't know about their Canadian tour, ocean to permafrost.

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July 9, 2007  6:17 PM

Code to Joy’s 7 Wonders of Programming Languages



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, controversy, conversation, Development, fun, interesting, programming, Ruby on Rails, Technology

It's been quite a week for wonders of the world. First, the online world got together and voted for seven modern wonders of the world, provoked by the lonely status of the Pyramids as the last...


July 5, 2007  5:56 PM

Hacker or cracker?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commentary, controversy, conversation, hacking, hacks, word meanings

Throughout the years I've been writing and editing on WhatIs, I don't think there's been another issue that's cropped up as often or been as gnarly to try to settle as the question of whether a person who attacks computers and networks is a hacker or a cracker. Just about everyone but the serious...


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