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January 27, 2009

How To’s

Filed under: How To,Tools and Projects — rmay4 @ 9:26 am
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Free alert service Exactfactor tracks search engine results by key words, and can email anyone interested in how any web site is doing in the battle for the top Google, Yahoo, or Live.com spot.

http://lifehacker.com/5100332/exact-factor-alerts-you-when-your-search-rank-improves

Google OS

http://www.thinkgos.com/gos.php

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Bath-Bombs/

http://lifehacker.com/software/diy/budget-bathroom-spa-293403.php

http://lifehacker.com/399649/how-to-make-a-scented-candle

http://lifehacker.com/5099743/make-your-own-bath-bombs

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-best-online-sources-to-play-learn-chess/

http://lifehacker.com/software/gaming/get-good-at-chess-198514.php

http://www.chessproblems.com/

http://www.flashchess3.com/

http://lifehacker.com/5100044/declutter-your-home-with-the-suitcase-test

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-blogger-hacks-and-tips/

http://lifehacker.com/software/wallet/wallet-hacking-roundup-251206.php

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/07/17/100-things-to-do-during-a-money-free-weekend/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-made-from-Tyvek-mailing-envelope/ http://www.thesimpledollar.com/

http://lifehacker.com/5072716/

http://lifehacker.com/5098944/

http://lifehacker.com/5087956/

http://lifehacker.com/5100226/gladinet-mounts-web-storage-apps-as-virtual-drives

http://lifehacker.com/5101347/skydrive-upgrade-goes-live-with-25gb-of-space

http://lifehacker.com/5101097/toucan-syncs-and-backs-up-your-files

Power Point

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/06/creating-web-20-graphics-in-powerpoint/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/05/5-quick-tips-for-a-better-powerpoint-presentation/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/05/do-you-make-these-mistakes-with-powerpoint/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/05/powerpoint-that-sticks/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/05/powerpoint-made-simple/

How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (How to Do Everything) (Paperback)

by Ellen Finkelstein

Goalsetting

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/02/goal-setting-success/

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
By David Allen

25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks (Hardcover)

by John C. Maxwell

The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (Hardcover)

by John C. Maxwell

The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (Hardcover)

by John C. Maxwell

The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (Hardcover)

by John C. Maxwell

http://www.easyweb20graphics.com/

http://ajayksh.wordpress.com/tech-attack/web-20-style-text-using-powerpoint/

http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_is_Flat

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Paperback)

by Rolf Potts

http://vagabonding.com/

http://www.vagabonding.net/

http://ultravagabond.blogspot.com/

http://www.gadling.com/2007/04/27/talking-travel-with-tim-ferriss/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2006/11/goal-setting-the-12-plus-1-solution/http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/01/goals-create-the-gallery-of-your-life/

Zero Gravity Space Pens

Other Fisher Space Pen products

Bullet Space Pen

Other Fisher Space Pen products
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Hipster PDA

http://radio.weblogs.com/0114670/categories/hipsterPda/2005/06/14.html

http://www.douglasjohnston.net/weblog/archives/2005/06/11/diyp2_hipsterpda/http://www.douglasjohnston.net/weblog/archives/2005/06/11/diyp2_hipsterpda/http://www.43folders.com/2005/01/08/organizing-your-hipster-pda

http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/category/goal-setting/http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/category/downloadable/http://rosasay.typepad.com/talkingstory/2004/12/the_daily_five_.htmlhttp://www.lifehack.org/

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-resources-for-beginning-freelancers.html

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/how-to-create-a-home-personnel-folder-%E2%80%94-and-why-bother.html

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/the-humble-spreadsheet-a-tool-for-the-true-lifehacker.html

http://feedproxy.google.com/12habits/oEuJ

http://feedproxy.google.com/successbeginstoday/BHWQ

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2006/01/quadraphasic-living/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2007/01/paint-by-number-goals/

http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/category/12-habits/

http://unclutterer.com/2008/07/14/work-life-creeping-into-personal-life-try-a-battery-only-weekend/

http://successbeginstoday.org/

http://www.smartproductivity.com/firefox-tip-easily-copy-your-bookmarks

http://www.simpleproductivityblog.com/

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What does Thanksgiving Really Teach us?

I grew up an abused member of a horrible family that believed in hard work, personal responsibility, sharing and self sacrifice, and… O.K., it was not that bad. I remember when I joined the Navy my first promotion came mainly just becuase I would work without being micro managed. I did not realize it was that unique. Later in life I was to hire and train someone to replace me while I moved up into a management position. I thought it would be easy. It was not. We now have a job that was one persons split between 4 differnet people becuase no one person would just step up and own it and make a go of it. It has taken me halk a life time to realize that common hard work is not so common. I recently read this post and remembered my Grandpa, he is fianlly on vacation. He loved to quote “him that does not work, let him also not eat”. He meant it too!!!

Also found (here) and (here)

(SOURCE)

The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson
November 25, 2008
Benjamin Powell
Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Advocate-Messenger, Hillsdale Daily News, Current-Argus

Feast and football. That’s what many of us think about at Thanksgiving. Most people identify the origin of the holiday with the Pilgrims’ first bountiful harvest. But few understand how the Pilgrims actually solved their chronic food shortages.

Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring when the Native Americans taught them to plant corn and a Thanksgiving celebration resulted. In fact, the pilgrims continued to face chronic food shortages for three years until the harvest of 1623. Bad weather or lack of farming knowledge did not cause the pilgrims’ shortages. Bad economic incentives did.

In 1620 Plymouth Plantation was founded with a system of communal property rights. Food and supplies were held in common and then distributed based on equality and need as determined by Plantation officials. People received the same rations whether or not they contributed to producing the food, and residents were forbidden from producing their own food. Governor William Bradford, in his 1647 history, Of Plymouth Plantation, wrote that this system was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. The problem was that young men, that were most able and fit for labour, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense. Because of the poor incentives, little food was produced.

Faced with potential starvation in the spring of 1623, the colony decided to implement a new economic system. Every family was assigned a private parcel of land. They could then keep all they grew for themselves, but now they alone were responsible for feeding themselves. While not a complete private property system, the move away from communal ownership had dramatic results.

This change, Bradford wrote, had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. Giving people economic incentives changed their behavior. Once the new system of property rights was in place, the women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability.

Once the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Plantation abandoned their communal economic system and adopted one with greater individual property rights, they never again faced the starvation and food shortages of the first three years. It was only after allowing greater property rights that they could feast without worrying that famine was just around the corner.

We are direct beneficiaries of the economics lesson the pilgrims learned in 1623. Today we have a much better developed and well-defined set of property rights. Our economic system offers incentives for us-in the form of prices and profits-to coordinate our individual behavior for the mutual benefit of all; even those we may not personally know.

It is customary in many families to give thanks to the hands that prepared this feast during the Thanksgiving dinner blessing. Perhaps we should also be thankful for the millions of other hands that helped get the dinner to the table: the grocer who sold us the turkey, the truck driver who delivered it to the store, and the farmer who raised it all contributed to our Thanksgiving dinner because our economic system rewards them. That’s the real lesson of Thanksgiving. The economic incentives provided by private competitive markets where people are left free to make their own choices make bountiful feasts possible.

Introduction to Wild Foods

I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time to help improve upon what I know; even beyond my childhood Daniel Boon days. Ha! Cheryl (who will be putting on an herb walk for us someday) suggested this outfit that teaches such things about wild foods. This event would cost about $20 to attend. It is a local event in Mt. Tabor Park where they will teach us essentials of wild food use and study, the best books to reference, other resources, and field guides. They say they will be able to teach us how to be a successful forager early on. We will sample plants, and be able to get advice. This is a core workshop that helps provide a deeper understanding for all other workshops that they put on which the AG (Adventure Group) will likely schedule more with them throughout the year. We can also do a few things on our own to test our skills together! You know, practice, practice! Anyway, this is the earliest affordable class that they have in the year. Anyone interested in learning about wild foods with a serious mindset will benefit from this basic information.

You can check out “Wild Food Adventures” website if you like at: http://wildfoodadvent…

Wild Food Adventures Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants and Other Foragables John Kallas, Ph.D., Director, Educator, Researcher
4125 N Colonial Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3338
Phone: (503) 775-3828e-mail:
mail@wildfoodadventures.com
You are here: http://www.wildfoodadventures.com

Portable USB Apps…

Filed under: Computing,Portable Apps — rmay4 @ 9:21 am
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I know there have been tons of post written on portable apps that are designed to run on a thumb drive and have no need to be installed on a computer to run. So what, I am going to do another. Part of the reason is to make this available to whom ever wants to know. The other is record my own notes and things I find valuable in a place that I can find it easily. Here are link to the major sites that seem to have a lot of really good portable apps. There is no way in the post I will be able to list or give locations to all the individual app pages and download sites. I may do that for a few that I find really important.

Have a good time clicking through this and I hope you find some tools that make life easier for you.

Of course one of my favorites:

http://portableapps.com/

http://www.theinfobox.com/index.php?title=Portable_USB_Apps#Individual_Application_Info

http://www.pendriveapps.com/

http://yerdenizden.blogspot.com/ (All Portable)

I really like the different sites makeuseof.com finds

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/

portablefreeware.com has an email that you can sign up for and daily updates on news apps and newly updated apps as well.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/

http://nedwolf.com/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/

http://freewarelist.net/portable-apps.html

http://freewarelist.net/

http://www.xtort.net/

http://www.app-stick.com/

http://www.getusb.info/55-portable-apps-for-making-a-usb-super-stick/

http://www.xtort.net/office-and-productivity/floppy-office/

Lifehacker has done done fantastic reviews on portable apps.  I have found them to all be worth the reading time.

http://lifehacker.com/tag/portable-applications/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portable_Software

http://usb.smithtech.us/onmydrive.php

http://www.portablesoftware.us/

http://www.lucersoft.com/freeware.php

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/09/02/24-killer-portable-apps-for-your-usb-flash-drive/2#comments

http://weblogs.asp.net/lhunt/archive/2006/05/09/445852.aspx

http://www.nirmaltv.com/2007/09/05/10-free-portable-applications-for-bloggers/

http://www.nirmaltv.com/2007/09/05/10-free-portable-applications-for-bloggers/

http://www.digalist.com/list/4375

http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/03/13/top-ten-portable-applications/

http://appaholic.wordpress.com/2007/10/21/portable-apps-suite-the-best-portable-apps-all-together/

http://appaholic.co.uk/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/category/portable-apps/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/q10-my-new-favorite-text-editor/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/portable-wordpress-tutorials/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/04/03/spacejock-free-portable-apps/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/03/26/floppy-office-an-app-collection-under-2-mb/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/tiny-full-screen-editor/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/01/16/procrastination-help/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/portable-text-to-speech-software/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2006/10/16/portable-app-collection-from-winpenpack/ http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2006/09/03/portable-app-collection-released/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2006/07/20/ebook-lovers-another-terrific-portable-ebook-reader/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/top-5-places-to-find-portable-apps/

http://baara.com/q10/

http://www.spacejock.com/

http://www.spacejock.com/DownloadsSJ.html

http://www.codealchemists.com/jdarkroom/

http://www.appsapps.info/instantboss.php

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/2006/09/03/portable-app-collection-released/?referer=sphere_related_content/

http://sylvaron.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/applications-for-your-usb/?referer=sphere_related_content/

http://www.winpenpack.com/main/news.php

http://www.featheroffice.com/

http://no-install.com/

http://www.snapfiles.com/features/ed_usb_software.html

http://www.kikizas.net/en/usbapps.html

http://thediseasedrepublik.blogspot.com/

http://sourceforge.net/

http://www.goosee.com/

http://www.download25.com/

http://www.download25.com/

http://flashdrivefreak.wordpress.com/links/?referer=sphere_related_content/

http://sylvaron.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/applications-for-your-usb/?referer=sphere_related_content/

http://www.dirk-loss.de/win-tools.htm

http://files.filefront.com/Evezip/;2543935;/fileinfo.html

http://shellcity.net/?egg=a

More reviews from Lifehacker.  Again almost always a good read.

http://lifehacker.com/375764/stay-productive-on-your-thumb-drive-with-tiny-usb-office

http://lifehacker.com/391067/fedora-9-puts-your-desktop-on-a-usb-drive

http://lifehacker.com/5078308/sharepod-frees-your-ipod-from-itunes

http://lifehacker.com/5082810/jarte-is-a-portable-wordpad-based-powerhouse

http://lifehacker.com/5087262/softmaker-office-is-a-fast-and-lightweight-office-suite

http://www.getusb.info/10-million-flash-drives-and-still-going-strong-super-talent/

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

http://www.techsupportalert.com/guide-to-portable-applications.htm

http://www.techiesouls.com/2008/10/30/15-most-useful-and-best-portable-apps/

http://www.emergingtechs.com/posts/18-portable-apps-that-every-tech-needs/

http://www.technobuzz.net/portable-apps-usb/

http://freewarelist.net/portable-apps.html

http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/07/21/15-portable-apps-to-help-troubleshoot-pcs/

http://portableapps.com/blogs/stevelamerton/

http://softwareportables.blogspot.com/

http://www.blogtoplist.com/software/blogdetails-5163.html

http://www.trajiklyhip.com/blog/index.cfm/2006/11/11/Portable-Applications-You-Can-Take-Anywhere

http://xsemua.blogspot.com/2008/10/portable-apps-creation-master-v16.html

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/24/post-screenshots-to-wordpress-blogs-with-a-firefox-add-on/

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/11/tiny-geo-coder-for-all-of-your-latitude-and-longitude-needs/

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/15/how-to-embed-high-quality-youtube-videos/

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/17/deadline-simplest-web-calendar-ever/

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/22/bubbletimer-track-the-time-you-spend-on-your-goals/ http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/26/make-a-custom-tag-graphic-with-tinytag/

http://wigflip.com/tinytags/

http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ethumbe.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portable_Software

http://usb.smithtech.us/onmydrive.php

http://www.portablesoftware.us/

http://www.evernote.com/

http://thebackupmonkey.blogspot.com/

December 12, 2008

Bootable USB Keys

Filed under: Computing — rmay4 @ 7:24 am
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Below is a link to a tutorial on how to make your USB drive or thumb drive  bootable. I have not done this yet but would like to try it just to see if I can make it work. It also sounds like a great way to have multiple OS’s available without requiring the re-formatting or dividing my HD into multiple sectors.

http://www.marlow.dk/site.php/tech/usbkeys

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