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Songs That Get You Pumped

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Songs That Get You Pumped

I’m starting you right out on the about page for this site, so that you don’t have any questions as to what is about or how it works. Basically, you register and submit the title and performer of a song that gets you pumped; then

PDFescape

Friday, March 18th, 2011

PDFs are a great way to share documents on the web. They’re fast, easy, and lightweight. The only problem is that PDFs are on complete lockdown! Unless the creator makes a PDF a form, you cannot edit or annotate a PDF file at all. It’s time to liberate your PDFs – give them the freedom they deserve! The good news is: you don’t even need to

Snag Films

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Snag Films

Do you like to watch documentaries? What about watching them for free and being able to share them with your friends and family? If this sounds good, you should try Snag Films. I’d recommend that you start at the About page to find out just what Snag is

Background-less Bing

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has made a name for itself on the Internet, not only by being one of the most used Internet searches, but also by being one of the prettiest. It seems that every time I navigate over, there’s always some new and Interesting background image for me to gawk at.

But maybe you don’t want a background image

Forces of Nature

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Forces of Nature



Welcome to National Geographic’s website devoted to the forces of nature. After the earthquake in Japan, and the tsunami it caused, this site seems even more interesting because you learn what these forces of nature are and how they work.

The Animal Detector

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The Animal Detector

Welcome to The Animal Detector, a site where the author tries to capture video of the nocturnal animal activity in his neighborhood.

Navigation is setup blog style. So you just scroll down the page to see the previous entries. You’ll notice on

Wikiquote

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Wikiquote

It seems like there is a wiki for everything these days. All my favorite games have them, and now one of my favorite hobbies has one! That’s right there is now a wiki devoted solely to the collection of quotations!

At Wikiquote you’ll get

Indexed

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Indexed

This is a fun a site where the author makes commentary via graphs and diagrams that all fit on an index card – thus Indexed.

It is really easy to navigate because it is setup blog style, so all you have to do is

The Game

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Game

I’m a serious packer and I’m great at getting a suitcase filled with more than my roommate thought could fit in there. So when I discovered a packing game, I knew I was in trouble. This game is so addicting! You have been warned!

Google Pig Latin

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

When our kids are young, we spell things out to keep secrets from them, right? Well, as my son got older and smarter, I used Pig Latin – that is, until the other day when he suggested I write a tip on Google’s Pig Latin mode.

So, here’s how:

Just browse over to Google.com and search Google Pig Latin. Click the first link in

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Welcome to the virtual Marine Corps Museum that allows anyone to explore the museum from anywhere.

If you click the video, you’ll get an introduction from the Commandant, General Jay T. Conway who will explain

Index Mundi

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Index Mundi

Welcome to Index Mundi, a website that is devoted to being the most up to date on world statistics, maps, and country profiles.

Navigation is fairly straight forward. Select from: Charts and Maps, Commodities Data, Country Facts, What’s New?, Trade Statistics and Gazetteer

Ice Storm Pictures

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Ice Storm Pictures

Having just been through an ice storm, I decided to look for images of ice storms. I found this site in my search. They’re images of the ice storm that hit Paducah, Kentucky in 2009.

Navigation is easy. Just scroll down the

CIA Museum

Friday, March 4th, 2011

CIA Museum

I saw this on a news site and had to go check it out to see if it was for real. To my surprise it was! The CIA really made a Flickr stream that shows spy gadgets, clothes, and tools.

Restore Chrome Bookmarks Bar

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Have you lost the Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome? Learn how to get it back here! Continue reading

How to Upload Videos to Google Docs

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

How to Upload Videos to Your Google Docs Account and Share Them with Your Friends

Google Docs is one of the best online office applications, as it lets users create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, charts, etc. from a web browser. The best part about Google Docs is that the online office suite is available for free and can

I recently got a new Dell mini laptop, with Windows 7 and IE 8. I keep getting a pop up “Security Warning Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” anytime I am on the web and trying to click through. Please tell me how to get rid of this. It is driving me crazy, and totally slowing down

Google Site Information

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Want to see what sites link to a particular website? You can with this tip and the power of Google! Continue reading

Google Art Project

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Want to take a worldwide museum tour without ever having to leave your keyboard? You need to see Google’s “Art Project”, then! Continue reading

Fantastic Fiction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction is an interesting web site that provides you with over 30,000 bibliographies and information on 350,000 books.

Navigation is based on those two options. In order to navigate bibliographies, you’ll use the alphabetical menu at the top left of the

Convert for Windows

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Convert for Windows

Today I’m bringing you a download. If you’re like me, you might find that you need to convert units more frequently than you’d like. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and let me tell you, the conversions were the bane of my existence until I download

Cats in Sinks

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Cats in Sinks

I don’t know what it is that strikes a cat’s fancy about sleeping in a sink, or playing the bathtub – all four of my cats do it though! So when I ran across this site, I thought I’d share it with you.

Chrome Form Autofill

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The more I mess around with Google chrome, the more I like it. Just the other day I stumbled across the Autofill feature, which allows you to input your name and address info, so it only takes a single click to fill out all that information on a website. Here’s how you get to it:

First, open Chrome and click on

360 Eire

Friday, February 18th, 2011

360 Eire

I have plans of going to Ireland one day, but until then I’m going to have to settle for the amazing views that this site offers. This site brings you 360 degree, panoramic views of different locations in Ireland.

There are a couple

Good

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

GOOD

Welcome to the Roadmap to Harmony.

There are a couple of ways to navigate this roadmap. You can click the Get Started circle, read the introduction, and then follow the other circles around the map. Just click on them to zoom in on what they’re about.

Or you can use

Bing in Different Countries

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Let’s learn how to change it so Microsoft’s Bing search engine can search in different countries! It’s easy! Continue reading

NYPL Digital Gallery

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

NYPL Digital Gallery

Here you’ll find access to over 700,000 images that have been digitized and placed online in this database so people can browse them easily. You’ll find maps, posters, prints, manuscripts, and more for your viewing pleasure.

I started my visit by checking

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