I came across this plugin called Browster. It works in both IE and Firefox. The way it works is, when you do a search, say on Google, it puts a little lightning bolt next to the link for the page, you hover your mouse over the lightning bolt and a fully functional browser window opens up to show you the web page. Once you move your mouse out of the pop-up browser the window closes and allows you to move to the next link. Pretty cool. Also, any link on a page, you can set the program where it will show you a lightning bolt, you hover over the bolt and

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I came across this plugin called Browster. It works in both IE and Firefox. The way it works is, when you do a search, say on Google, it puts a little lightning bolt next to the link for the page, you hover your mouse over the lightning bolt and a fully functional browser window opens up to show you the web page. Once you move your mouse out of the pop-up browser the window closes and allows you to move to the next link. Pretty cool. Also, any link on a page, you can set the program where it will show you a lightning bolt, you hover over the bolt and

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When you get some time visit desktoptwo.com. It’s a website that emulates a desktop with an e-mail application, rss reader, Open Office, an address book and some others. Once you register you’ll have a virtual hard drive and you can upload files and documents and then access those files and documents from anywhere you may have internet connectivity. It’s a pretty cool concept and I can see where it would be useful. But when you double-click a .doc, .xls, .ppt file you uploaded to your virtual hard drive, it asks if you want to use a remote program to open the document. Click the “Remote Program” dialog and it’ll kick off

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When you get some time visit desktoptwo.com. It’s a website that emulates a desktop with an e-mail application, rss reader, Open Office, an address book and some others. Once you register you’ll have a virtual hard drive and you can upload files and documents and then access those files and documents from anywhere you may have internet connectivity. It’s a pretty cool concept and I can see where it would be useful. But when you double-click a .doc, .xls, .ppt file you uploaded to your virtual hard drive, it asks if you want to use a remote program to open the document. Click the “Remote Program” dialog and it’ll kick off

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I’ve just stumbled upon the Zamzar website which is super cool. They will convert files from one format to another for free. Their reported mission is: To provide high quality file conversion for as many file formats as possible As a test I converted a .avi file to a .gif file. It took a couple of minutes to fill out the form, upload the file and wait for them to send me an e-mail saying the conversion was completed. In the e-mail a link is included to download the converted file. This is very cool indeed. Keith Share This:

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I’ve just stumbled upon the Zamzar website which is super cool. They will convert files from one format to another for free. Their reported mission is: To provide high quality file conversion for as many file formats as possible As a test I converted a .avi file to a .gif file. It took a couple of minutes to fill out the form, upload the file and wait for them to send me an e-mail saying the conversion was completed. In the e-mail a link is included to download the converted file. This is very cool indeed. Keith Share This:

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I recently read an article concerning product usability. In that article (sorry, don’t have a link) it discussed studies of different products and how people reacted while using the product. For example, on a gas pump, before you could pump your gas you had to key in your zip code and press enter. The only problem was that the instructions never mentioned that you had to press enter, so, people would key in their zip code several times without hitting enter, get frustrated and leave without getting the gas that they initially pulled into the station for. In that article, it also spoke of the things to look at when creating

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I recently read an article concerning product usability. In that article (sorry, don’t have a link) it discussed studies of different products and how people reacted while using the product. For example, on a gas pump, before you could pump your gas you had to key in your zip code and press enter. The only problem was that the instructions never mentioned that you had to press enter, so, people would key in their zip code several times without hitting enter, get frustrated and leave without getting the gas that they initially pulled into the station for. In that article, it also spoke of the things to look at when creating

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