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PureText Print
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:21

 

I often need to paste text in an unformatted state. Say pasting something from word to html or a piece of code that I get from the web. Usually this involves me pasting my text into a plain text editor and then recopying the same text from there. Some programs have a feature that allows you to paste unformatted, but it is usually so buried in menus it is just faster for me to use the editor method I just mention. Well not anymore.

Now PureText 2.0 has a permanent home in my system tray. By default PureText associates itself with Windows-V to paste the unformatted version of whatever is in your clipboard. I'm sure this will be a time saver for me.

 
Wearable Tech Print
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 17:22
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This is really cool. Watch the whole clip when you have time.

 
Devolve Me Print
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 15:11

 

Happy 200th birthday, Charles Darwin! Although his theory of evolution has been around for 150 years now, there are still quite a few people who don't believe it--63 percent, to be exact. According to an August 2006 survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 63 percent of Americans say they believe humans and other animals have either always existed in their present form or have evolved over time under the guidance of a supreme being. Either way, let's have a little fun with evolution.

The Open University Web site has a cool Web app that lets you alter a photo of yourself to see what you would look like had you been born at an earlier stage of man's development. Devolve Me lets you try out our different evolutionary stages, from 3.7 million years ago to 500,000 years ago: Simply upload a photo of yourself and move the slider to see what you'd look during the transition. You can then send your monkey-you to friends and family.

It's pretty interesting to see what your very distant ancestors might have looked like.

 
Every Flight on Earth in 72 Seconds Print
Saturday, 13 December 2008 14:07
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Aspiring scientists from the Zurich School of Applied Sciences have built a video simulation that displays the flight path of every commercial flight in the world over a 24-hour period. There isn't much of an application for it, but it sure is cool to look at.

 
Down for Everyone or Just Me? Print
Saturday, 04 October 2008 12:04

Down for Everyone or Just Me allows you to verify if the problem is global or specific to you or your ISP. If you've ever ask a friend to check a website or had a friend ask you, this might be just want you need.

downforeveryoneorjustme.com

 

 
Bloxorz Print
Tuesday, 15 January 2008 21:59

 

Another fun and addictive flash game, although not quite as good as Gravity Pods for me.

 
Vista4Experts Print
Monday, 31 December 2007 08:46

 

Vista4Experts allows savvy Vista users to quickly disable some annoying features. 

 
Google Chuck Norris Print
Saturday, 24 November 2007 10:20

Go to Google and enter google chuck norris in the search box and click I'm Feeling Lucky.

If you haven't already seen Chuck Norris Facts you should check it out too. My favorite is:

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

 
Tranfz - Powerful Systemwide Search Print
Monday, 06 August 2007 18:31

Transfz ScreenshotTransfz (pronounced transfuse) enables you to launch online searches from any document or application, by simply selecting the text and pressing a keyboard hotkey. In addition to standard web searches (Google, Yahoo etc.) you can also perform online dictionary lookups, Wikipedia searches or any other online query by creating custom entries for any site that offers a search feature. Transfz is also a clipboard manager and can keep track of the X last items copied to the clipboard. It can even process selected text, convert upper/lower case, count characters, insert dates and search/replace words in a selection. The processed text is automatically copied to the clipboard.

I just installed this and I’m already wondering how I got along without it. I’ve used similar applications in the past, but for one reason or another they have all been forgotten. This is however is a keeper.

 

 
Escape from Island Print
Thursday, 02 August 2007 20:50

Escape From Island Escape from Island is pretty cool flash puzzle adventure style game. Sort of reminded me of Escape from Monkey Island, an older DOS game. You move around the island picking up items that you can use to help you solve puzzles. For instance you might find a string, a stick, and a hook to make a fishing pole. You could then use the fishing pole to catch a fish, which could feed a bear. I hope you’re getting the idea.

 
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