Friday, February 15, 2008

iPod Free Download: Jericho - Reconstruction

This week's free iPod (video) download in the Apple Store is a chance to catch up with Jericho:

"Jericho, a drama about what happens in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in a once peaceful town, is back for a second season. Following the bloody battle with New Bern, the citizens of Jericho begin reconstruction efforts to restore the town's power and communication with the outside world. As the country's new leaders, the Cheyenne government, attempt to establish their stronghold in the region, Jericho's citizens become increasingly suspicious of their new leaders and question why their community is so important to this newly formed government."

Free Download (expires soon!): [iTunes Store]

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Google Docs Loves Me! (This I know...)

I use Google Docs a good bit. I find them very useful for little things. I never thought to try to replace my Excel with it, but for a small sheet that I might collaborate with others on, Google Docs is simply faster and easier to use. Since they are so useful, I might have occasionally thought that I was in love with these apps. What I never realized until today was that Google Docs loves me! They have styled the page today using pink and hearts in place of stars. It's very cute.

qv: [Google Docs]

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Monday, February 04, 2008

How to manage your StartUp programs in Windows

There is a way to make Windows boot quicker. The longer you own your computer, the more stuff builds up in the startup sequence. Mine has gotten so bad, that upon pressing the power-on button, my laptop only promises "same day service" on getting to the user screen. Luckily, there is a utility that lets you manage / remove the accumulated crap from your Windows Startup routine.
Starter is a startup manager, that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items as well. You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them or delete them altogether (if you know what you re doing). Expert users can even add their own entries. Nice interface, easy to use, no documentation though (but hardly needed).

qv: Starter: manage your startup programs

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

A chance to pick your President on the issues (rather than his hair.)

You'd like to think of yourself as a rational human being, right? Just in case you'd like to check your ideas against those of the candidates for President, there is a tool to do that right here:

qv: Select a Candidate