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August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

Got a minute? Create (or edit) a solar system at Galaxiki.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, blog, community, cool, creativity, free, fun, interesting, Internet, participation, science, visual, Web 2.0, wiki

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

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August 7, 2007  3:31 PM

LOLcats: I can haz control of the Internet meme space?



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, cool, creativity, culture, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, social networking, tag, visual, word meanings

Sometimes, Internet memes are just too powerful to ignore. Especially for a blog that delves into online humor at times. Witness the rise of the LOLcats. For me, the tipping point may have been when a fellow...


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 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.


June 26, 2007  11:14 AM

Sneakernets, removable storage and hassle-free file transfer methods



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, Bluetooth, collaboration, command line, cool, data, downloads, freeware, fundamentals, howto, Internet, lifehack, media, Mobile, MP3, music, network, open source, software, Storage, useful, wireless

One of WhatIs.com's faithful readers wrote in recently with a suggestion for a much-beloved IT sniglets...


June 14, 2007  11:19 AM

Lexiblographing: On the many flavors of blogging



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, blogging, commentary, culture, information, interactive media, Internet, new media, podcasting, RSS, social, social publishing, Technology, trend, Web 2.0

In honor of International Weblog Day today, the Word of the Day from WhatIs.com is Pepys' diary. A weblog, put...


June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


June 5, 2007  9:39 AM

FireGPG: Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify your gmail



Posted by: GuyPardon
downloads, email, free, freeware, Internet, messaging, open source, privacy, Security, software, useful

I've been using different online freemail ever since I left the comfort of my collegiate email account. Hotmail and Yahoo were the default options back in the mid-90s when I graduated and, for many years, despite the increasing spam, I stuck with them. When .Mac...


May 29, 2007  3:31 PM

Open educational resources (OER): Creating an online education commons worldwide



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, courses, ebooks, education, free, Internet, listings, public domain, resource, useful

Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to meet one of our readers in person, outside of comment sections, forums, email, IM or other virtual interactions. It's always a pleasure to get such direct feedback. When I asked what she liked (and didn't like) about this blog, she mentioned that she...


May 20, 2007  9:56 PM

Web-based malware: Driveby downloads on the information superhighway



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet, Security

Ghost in the browserLast week Google researchers Niels Provos, Dean McNamee, Panayiotis Mavrommatis, Ke Wang and Nagendra Modadugu released a report called "


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