<Insert Personal Testimonial> I'm a blogger and proud of it. While I have not yet given myself the title of "A-Lister" (something I may do at any moment), I manage to get around. One way I get around is by using an RSS aggregator, the one I use is a fabulous product known as NewsGator.
I use this particular product since it has an edition that runs within Outlook, meaning I don't have to go elsewhere to read the latest posts from the blogs I follow.
Well now they've gone and lost their minds (actually they just seem to be doing a nice thing) but the Web version of NewsGator (or at least very large parts of it) are now available for free. Subscribe, read, whatever - its free and its good - head over to here to check it out.
So most of us live in Outlook right? Well, I live partly there, have a townhouse in Firefox and numerous apartments in Opera but mainly Outlook. The anthropologist in me always says to look for those tools that people can use where they already spend the majority of their day.
That's why I love tools like NewsGator which can live and work inside my email. Now comes another (actually been here for a while but I'm playing catch up) - introducing Outlook Attachment Sniffer by rsbr software. This add-on can automatically look at your email as it comes in, grab any attachments, pull them out of the email and save them to a specified folder leaving behind a shortcut in your email to the file location. It can also work back through a folder and grab all the attachment from that folder and store them elsewhere. heck, it can evel look inside *.msg attachments for other attachments. Wahoo!
One big reason this is important to Outlook users is the 2 Gig Rule. This largely unknown rule states that when an Outlook *.pst file gets to be about 2 GBs, Outlook can't work with it anymore. Bad. Stripping out the attachments reduces *.pst file size. Good. Outlook no breaky. And Oh My Gosh! The price is a ridiculous $15! After the obligatory 30 day free trial of course.
and thought it was real, you're not alone (I think I actually said something about not caring if it was real cause it was funny). According to a Popular Mechanics article, none other than Scott McNealy (CEO of Sun) used the image in his Oracle OpenWorld keynote speech on the 9th of December. Turns out it was all the result of a Photoshop contest and what you are really looking at is about 90% of a mock-up of a submarine console with a few extras. Go here to see the original photo.
"Simulations are a dynamic set of custom business simulations that place students into real-world environments. Students learn through the process of discovery. This discovery process allows students to apply critical thinking skills to decision-making situations and ultimately, enhances learning outcomes.
Simulations are not pre-packaged training courses. They have been designed to put the learner in the position of a key decision maker of an organization and to apply the principles introduced in that specific course. Simulations were designed, developed, and tested by University of Phoenix faculty for University of Phoenix students.
Simulations have been designed using Macromedia® Flash™, and can be easily run via any Internet connection. They are a part of University of Phoenix’s initiative to deliver all course content electronically."
If you have been looking for a way to support the relief efforts that are now underway for the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, check out Amazon.com's One-Click Donation page. Nice work guys.
They can't have been doing this long and look at the numbers already...
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The Local InfoCloud (one of four clouds, Personal, Local, Global, and External) focusses on access to information that is based on location, as well as membership. These two elements are related, but also can stand on their own.
The Local InfoCloud often uses the Local Area Network (LAN) as an example of its properties. The information on the LAN is open to all that are connected to the network and in many cases have rights to access the information. The information is not organized by the user nor categorized by them. The need to be connected in an office to the LAN is not as important as folks can access by Wide Area Network (WAN) or through an Internet portal that will securely provide access. The Internet portal then allows a mobile user to access the information, which breaks the need to be in a certain location."
"Welcome to Science Commons
Science Commons is a new project of Creative Commons and will launch on January 1, 2005.
The mission of Science Commons is to encourage scientific innovation by making it easier for scientists, universities, and industries to use literature, data, and other scientific intellectual property and to share their knowledge with others. Science Commons works within current copyright and patent law to promote legal and technical mechanisms that remove barriers to sharing."