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Bookmark This! August 5, 2005 posted by

Firefox secrets.

The Secrets of Firefox 1.0.  With all this momentum, it’s fascinating to find that many powerful capabilities of Firefox 1.0 are still difficult to find and little known. For example, typing the following strings into Firefox’s Address Bar (which the new browser calls the Location Bar) and pressing Enter brings up a wide variety of novel applets:


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Bookmark This! August 4, 2005 posted by

Talk Digger.

Talk Digger. Probably the finest vanity tool in the world? This v cool online app from Frederick Glasson is a kind of link back search engine. Find out who’s talking about ya on the web via the major blog trackers and search engines. Mirror, mirror….?  I developed an addiction for my blog statistics and for people talking about my writings. I was always checking the link-backs to my domain name on the major search engines. As everybody knows it, no search engine is…


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Bookmark This! August 2, 2005 posted by

Currency converter.

Currency Converter. Pretty cool and very comprehensive online currency converter for all you travellers out there. Including some amazingly obtuse currencies – Angolan Kwanza anyone? Definitely a bookmark.


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Bookmark This! August 1, 2005 posted by

Google Q&A.

Among the useful tidbits lurking on Google’s Web Search Features page is the new Q&A function. Rather slick and typically Guseful.  Want to know the population of Japan? What currency is used in Algeria? The birthplace of Bono? Hit us with a fact-based question or query (like “population of Japan”) by typing it into the Google search box. We’ll search the web and display the answer at the top of your search results page. We also link to our source…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

Mobile web mastery.

IYHY. Pretty cool tech for feeding web content to your mobile phone or device a la Skweezer. Strips away CSS, images, in fact everything that you don’t want on a teeny teeny screen. A 41k ESPN homepage, anyone? And it’s free. Snazzy.  IYHY is my attempt to force the web mobile. And if you signup for a free account on IYHY, then every time you type in a URL on the homepage it will save it for you for next…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

My PetCams.

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and avoid getting too close to your pet won’t you? Just in case you get a bad case of ticks or worse. Ick. And by the way you could just download the freebie Webcast XP and do it yourself.  MyPetCams lets you keep an eye on your pet from your computer, whether you’re at work, traveling, or in another part of your house….


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Bookmark This! July 14, 2005 posted by

Photo journal.

Scoopt. Become a cameraphone paparazzi in one easy lesson. The site markets your ‘on the spot’ camshots for you to mainstream media in exchange for 50% of the take. Citizen reporting going all professional on us? Tsk.    If you photograph a newsworthy event, you could have a valuable scoop on your hands. Scoopt represents you, making sure the right people see your photo and ensuring that you get a good deal. Scoopt is simple. Scoopt works. Above all, Scoopt…


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Bookmark This! July 14, 2005 posted by

Search me.

Just a quickie to notify those who don’t realise that both Yahoo! and MSN have Google type search services available at those links. In other words they’re clean pages containing nothing except the search box. Just so’s you know. I’m not promising better results or anything, mind you, so don’t shout at me, OK…?


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Bookmark This! July 12, 2005 posted by

Snapsearch.

Snapsearch. Terribly clever idea, chaps. eBay search engine with retail offers alongside for comparison. Unfortunately the retail ads are invariably from really annoying portals like Pricerunner, Shopgenie or Dealtime which makes it worse than useless. With more/better filtering it could be cool.  Snapsearch.com is a combined eBay and Internet search engine which allows you to research prices on eBay and on the net at the same time. To use it, all you need to do is type in what you…


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Bookmark This! July 12, 2005 posted by

Host me torrent, Jack.

The Prodigem BitTorrent hosting service. Got big files? No, really really big files? Need to store and forward them somehow, easily and without geek hassle? Try this. Neat idea and shows just how useful BitTorrent can be. From $1.00 to $14.95 a month. Nice.  Prodigem is a content hosting service. It uses Bit Torrent peer to peer (p2p) filesharing to enable you to distribute extraordinarily large media files at an extraordinarily low cost…What is revolutionary here is that Prodigem completely…


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Bookmark This! July 11, 2005 posted by

DIY TV.

ACTLab TV. Create and run your own Peer to Peer television station. Coolness.  Your ACTLab TV is the place to get started on creating your own ACTLab TV station. We will be releasing tutorials for all aspects of running your own audio and video broadcasts, including capturing, transcoding, and setting up a server. All with low-cost and/or open source software.


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Bookmark This! July 7, 2005 posted by

Report Auction Fraud.

Report Auction Fraud. This kind of database approach is obviously only as good as the data, and since the site makes no mention of how many records they have, we can’t wholeheartedly recommend the service as it stands. Still, it’s a good idea anyway and one worth watching.  On average 12.5 million transactions were completed on auction sites worldwide every single day during 2004, or which 250,000 were fraudulent. That’s 250,000 auction fraud victims per day!!…Yes, 50p! That and just and…


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Bookmark This! July 6, 2005 posted by

Free Bandwidth.

The Free Bandwidth Project. Free – as in free – but you have to download a media accelerator and use Rebate Nation. Or something. I suppose it’s OK.  We provide free bandwidth for your video, podcast, software download, or any other file you want to post. We will support downloads of any quantity and are adding infrastructure to support very large volumes of downloads. Please keep in mind that this is our Beta version, and that we really need your…


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Awesome July 5, 2005 posted by

Traffic master.

Traffic Cams via Google Maps. London. Awesome combination of technologies. See also the rather clever WiFi Hotspots via Google Maps. New York. Not quite so dramatically impressive, but still cool. [via Robot Wisdom – welcome back Jorn!]


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Bookmark This! June 30, 2005 posted by

Monket Calendar.

The Monket Calendar. Gotta love that there Ajax tech, doncha? This brill little software project is an online calendar with drag n’drop, iCal interface and on screen edit etc etc. Try out the beta demo.  An Ajax enabled online calendar. Drag and drop events to change dates, drag the start/end of an event to create multi-day events, create and edit events without refreshing the page, all with an iCal style interface. This release now works in all major browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari,…


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