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April 7, 2008  4:14 PM

Handy tool: online Binary to Text converter



Posted by: GuyPardon
communications, cool, data, free, fun, fundamentals, geek, humor, information, natural language, tool, useful, Web applications

There are certainly programmers, mathematicians and assorted savants out there who can write and translate directly to and from binary code. I am not one of...

March 27, 2008  9:42 AM

Video: The Geek Squad checks out iVolta’s wireless charger at Macworld



Posted by: GuyPardon
entrepeneurship, event, futurism, gadgets, geek, innovation, interesting, Mobile, Technology, useful, video, YouTube

Geek Squad's Ish Matos examined the demonstration of wireless charging for iPods and cell phones at the iVolta booth at Macworld 2008. ...


March 13, 2008  10:08 AM

Video: New Features in the Next C++ Standard



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, courses, Development, downloads, free, fundamentals, Google, information, languages, learning, programming, software development, Technology, useful

This Google Tech Talk addresses each of the new features in the upcoming standard for C++. You can read more about them in depth at the Wikipedia entry for the new standard,


March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



Posted by: GuyPardon
authentication, blogging, business, collaboration, community, cool, free, howto, interactive media, Internet, interoperability, learning, multimedia, open source, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web services, word meanings, YouTube

One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...


February 14, 2008  10:56 AM

Valentine’s Day Advice For Geeks



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, culture, downloads, event, free, fun, geek, humor, image, useful, video, YouTube

Many people derisively refer to Valentine's Day as a "Hallmark" holiday, invented and popularized by commercialized interests in the greeting card, floral and...


November 19, 2007  4:02 PM

Vector Magic: A great webapp for precision bitmap to vector art conversion



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, design, freeware, howto, image, Internet, resource, screencast, small business, software, useful, Web applications

Are you thinking ahead to making gifts for the holidays? I certainly am; once the Thanksgiving holiday is on the immediate horizon, my internal clock starts ringing madly. Less than a month until the gift exchanges begin?!

{angst}

Fortunately, a...


October 24, 2007  1:09 PM

Went to Vegas, lost my RFID (chips)



Posted by: SarahCortes
business, hardware, useful

I've always considered RFID to be "neat technology".  I knew that Walmart was starting to mandate the use of RFID by its many suppliers, but beyond that, I never really heard of any practical, "real world" use of the technology.  I guess some credit card suppliers were considering it (or perhaps...


September 28, 2007  2:31 PM

What are the 45 best freeware design programs?



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blog, design, desktop, downloads, free, freeware, fundamentals, image, interactive media, learning, listings, multimedia, tool, useful, Web applications, Web design

snap2objects.com knows. In fact, Mauricio Duque's list of the 45 best freeware design programs is just the thing to help...


August 29, 2007  1:43 PM

Latin phrase cheatsheets to impress your friends and colleagues



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cheatsheet, culture, free, fun, humor, information, languages, lifehack, useful, word meanings

Last week I sent out a quiz about Latin-derived terms: Quiz: For Latin Lovers Latin is a dead language, As dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans And now it's killing me. Years ago, when Latin...


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


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