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What Would You Do If You Didn’t Have To Work?engtechWorkhacks

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:39:36 +0000

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For the past two months I've gotten to experience what it's like not to work every day.

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Creating Random Playlists in iTunes 8engtechMusic, MP3, iTunesno-itunes-credit-carditunes-turning-on-geniusitunes-genius-playlist

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 20:32:38 +0000

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I'm one of those cogs who uses Apple mp3 players simply because I feel they do really good job. I tried to fight iTunes for the longest time, but I eventually gave into it because, like Microsoft Outlook, it's the default music program that everyone uses and every 3rd party application supports.

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Dude, Your Online Photo Portfolio Sucksengtech

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 21:05:19 +0000

I’ve been browing through my local photographers looking for family portrait photographers and wedding photographers. As someone who is very familiar with the web, I’m always struck at how poorly some people do their web portfolioes. How Do They Find You? Like anything, the most important thing about a photography site is how it ranks […](image)


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Why Google Chrome Isn’t My Default BrowserengtechWeb Browser Tips & Tricks

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 19:56:03 +0000

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Google Chrome has been public for all of about 30 minutes now. I am very impressed with how fast it downloads and installs, with almost no need for user prompts (except to close your web browser so it can import bookmarks/passwords). It's fast as fast can be. I can't get over how fast it is. If you type "about:memory" into the address/search bar you'll see a memory comparison between Chrome and any other web browsers you're currently running. It uses so much less memory than Firefox. But I can't switch to Chrome because of my dependency on multiple profiles and my Firefox extensions.

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Geek Sanity Tip: Make Everyone Run the Same SoftwareengtechWorking With Windows

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 20:41:58 +0000

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Much like how doctor's get bombarded with medical questions, being the alpha geek in any family or group of friends means you'll get asked questions about computers. There's only one way to stay sane: get everyone you know to run the same software.

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The World’s Stupidest Productivity Tip: Open All in TabsengtechLifehacks and Productivity

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:59:41 +0000

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Here's a stupidly easy tip for web browsing that can be a real time saver. It works in Firefox or Internet Explorer (and maybe even Safari). The trick is to bookmark all of the websites you commonly visit as one group so that you can open them all at once when it comes time for your daily maintenance.

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To Jott or Not To Jottengtech

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:34:02 +0000

In my efforts to actually get off my ass and get things done, the Remember the Milk (RTM) to-do list software has been a life saver. Two weeks ago I decided to try out a bunch of 3rd party extensions to RTM like Jott. Jott is a speech to text service. You call up a […](image)


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Media Shiftsengtech

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:01:09 +0000

Does anyone read books anymore? When I was growing up I was a voracious reader, often devouring more than one book a week. A few years ago I was in a second hand book store that used to specialize in science fiction/fantasy and the owner was lamenting to me about how he’s lost his customer […](image)


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Simple and Secure Computer Access While TravelingengtechLifehacks and ProductivityUSB-Flash-Drive by _ES.2GB ChapStick by Andrew Curtis.

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:00:32 +0000

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There are no great solutions for accessing the Internet while travelling. Bringing a laptop has the convience that it is much easier to find free wi-fi than it is to find a computer with Internet access, but then you have the pain of bringing a laptop with you.

One solution is to use a USB key (USB thumb drive) to store your commonly used applications.

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Weekend Reader – friendfeed, startup, web2.0, xbox360, searchengtechWeekly Links

Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:43:59 +0000

This is my weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet. You can follow this list of links as I post them on Friend Feed or on Twitter. Or you can get the weekly update by subscribing to Internet Duct Tape using RSS or using email. [BLOGGING] Tacky, bigcontrarian.com Rant against the […](image)


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Social Media — What is it Good For?engtechSocial Bookmarking and Social Voting

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 03:00:57 +0000

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I took a three month break from blogging and social media sites so that I could focus 100% on a critical project at work. Strangely enough I didn't miss the flow of information; I was still able to find interesting links for coffee break time by browing Hackers News. Here's a break down of my experience from leaving for so long and rejoining it.

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Building a Better Job Search SiteengtechWorkhacks

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:37:59 +0000

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Job hunting is a massive industry, but unfortunately it's one that that always leaves job hunters feeling unsatisfied. Monster and Dice are painful to use. The hierarchy trees of job categories are often incorrect and confusing to someone who is looking for a job.

I'd love to see something different.

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