I'm more than a bit skeptical of many of the online fads for staying organized, like 43 Things. They all seem to emphasize learning their system as much as using it, which does not inspire much confidence. WikidPad doesn't work that much differently, so I was hesitant to give it more than a second thought. What it does benefit from is the incorporated note-taking aspect, which links your work to your To Do list, and by an intuitive filtering system intuitive that helps you stay on top of stuff through a wiki lens.
I was introduced to the concept of composting only very recently, when a friend, determined to get high school students interested in the environment, set up a composting bin in her classroom. Armed with a 10-gallon bucket of dirt, a handful of earthworms, and an array of fruit and vegetables, she set out to educate youngsters about the benefits of using natural processes to grow plants.
After being inspired by the fertile soil her earthworms created and the resulting herb plants, I began to look into composting systems for my apartment. The problem was that all of them, functional as … Read more
"Is there any reason not to buy an iPod?" It's such a common question for us, and the answer is usually, "Yes and no, but mostly yes." There are heaps of other players out there that don't cut the condiment, but more and more are starting to compete.
This is a flash-based MP3 and video player with support for MP3, WMA (including DRMed stuff), and WAV only, though it wouldn't actually play our CD-quality WAV files. Little AVI videos can be converted using some bundled software. It's also got a radio and comes in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities, but isn't expandable.
We've got one in to look at and we're not exactly blown away. The 38mm screen is about as attractive as Kelly Osbourne bathing in rotting organs, and the interface conjures similarly grotesque emotions. … Read more
--Picking and planning--TravelMusehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9962541-2.htmlFarecasthttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9921811-2.htmlPriceline.comTrippit, BrightKite, DopplrGoogleWikiTravelhttp://wikitravel.org/en/Main_PageTripSayhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9977210-2.htmlPlanetEyehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9975242-2.htmlAirBed & Breakfasthttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9957126-2.html--Taking the trip--Yelp, OpenTable, Chow, TripAdvisorOffbeat Guideshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9956255-2.htmlBeerMenushttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9927958-2.htmlPlazes - maps of your tripSmall GPS … Read more
I have to admit that I don't use Apple's Dashboard widgets very often. Though I know there are several useful widgets available I think it might be that, in my business, I often search for a stand-alone solution to whatever the particular problem might be before thinking of Widgets. In other words, I think it's mostly just habit that I moved away from the Dashboard. But I came across an excellent free widget today that just might make me spend more time with widgets.
On Tuesday, the FBI announced the indictment of a former technology director accused of hacking into the system at a Houston organ bank and deleting patient files.
The indictment alleges that Danielle Duann, 50, illegally accessed and damaged LifeGift Organ Donation Center's database in November 2005, shortly after she was fired as director of information technology for the company. She is alleged to have deleted organ donation database records and accounting invoice files from the network. LifeGift said that all of the records were restored from a backup and that no patients were put into jeopardy.
At the time … Read more
Shoeboxed is one of the more inventive and useful services I've seen lately. It lets you organize some of the payments you make with cash (not credit cards) by sending in the huge wad of crumpled receipts you end up with from retail stores. Those receipts will automatically be scanned and plugged in to a financial tracking tool for you to manage with the site's tools, or to export to something like Quicken.
The site launched in July of last year, and this morning it is unveiling two new useful features. The first is a new analytics engine … Read more
Meetup, the popular events management service will be undergoing several large changes in the next few weeks. According to an entry posted to the company's official blog last night, users new and old were watched while using the site to help restructure the design and layout.
Screenshots have been posted showing a new look, which is possibly a little less important than the announcement of a developer API that's launching alongside it. Developers will be able to tap into a limited amount of the data found on the site for use in third-party sites and tools. Personal information … Read more
Merlin Mann of 43 Folders gave us an insight into how to get more organized with all your e-mail.
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