Posts Tagged ‘Nifty Tools’

Zoundry Rocks (I hope)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

I just downloaded a blogging client called Zoundry. This will be my first post composed using this tool. If this works out (I’ve never use a blog client before) it will make it much easier to post to this blog – which is a good thing. So far the only drawback I’ve found is that I can’t create categories on the fly like I can using the WordPress web UI.

Tip of the hat to Jon for blogging about his blogging software.

USB-rechargable batteries

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I can’t decide if this is really cool, or really silly…

Online/Offline RSS Aggregator?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I would love to find a RSS reader that is maintained on an external server that is available through both web and windows interfaces for a true Online/Offline RSS experience. Let me explain.

One of the things I love about the Exchange server that powers my work email is that I can access everything maintained by Outlook in two places. The most obvious (and most-used) is through the actual Outlook application that runs as a windows application on my laptop – once the mail is downloaded to my laptop, it’s available whether or not I’m still connected. This will not be news to anyone reading this – it’s standard operating procedure for email. The beauty of the Exchange server is that I can also access everything through a web interface when my laptop isn’t available. Because the data is maintained on the server, these two methods allow me to be able to access my Outlook data wherever an internet connection is available.

What the heck does this have to do with RSS? I recently switched RSS readers from Sharpreader to Omea. I love Omea, though I suspect I’m under-using it. What I would love is if my RSS subscriptions – including read/unread status – were maintained on web server so that I could switch seamlessly from the Omea windows app to the web app and not have to re-read anything.

You can be Jackson Pollock!

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Find the Jackson Pollock inside you (or your kids)!

Here is my first attempt… ;)
pollock
(click to enlarge)

Who the heck is Jackson Pollock??

(via Parent Hacks )

Nifty Statistics Tool

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Stumbled across this tool this morning… Fascinating stuff.

Did you know, for example, that in the ‘child poverty’ list the United States is #2 and Canada is #7? This correlation graph is especially interesting…

There is also a companion site called StateMaster.

NationMaster