I happened to Stumble Upon this cool online music application today. JamStudio.com is a very cool site where you can mix audio loops and not have the need to know how to read or write music. I have already wasted a few hours on this site. If you are a music fan you will have a great time with this. JamStudio allows you to save your music projects and even includes code to place a player on your MySpace page.
This is not a tech article but does affect all of us who work in the office place. Today when I came in to start my day … THREE people walked by my office coughing, hacking, and snotting up the place. There is no reason for this! It is bad enough we have to go to a crappy job and make a corporation money everyday, let alone breathe in other peoples nasty viruses and germs. I cringe every time I hear the cough, sneeze, or nose blow of a co worker who is obviously sick. So, please! Stay home if your sick! There is absolutely no honor in “toughing it out” when you jeopardize the wellness of others.
I’ve decided to use my laziness as an excuse to promote some of the good stuff that the bloggers on the How-To Geek Blogs have come up with over the last week or two.
When you start typing into the address bar in Firefox you normally see a popup menu with all the URLs that your browser knows about. But what if you get tired of hitting the down arrow key every time, and would rather have it complete inline as well?
It’s always struck me as odd that system tweakers use the registry editor all the time to fix annoyances in Windows, but nobody has created a tweak to add the registry editor to the control panel… until now.
I love when I find a fun online game to play. When the workday is going completely insane and I want to burn the place down (Milton in Office Space) it is helpful to immerse oneself in fantasy. Treasure Of Cutlass Reef allows just such opportunity. This is a cool game where you’re a pirate ship who’s goal is to plunder and destroy other vessels. Plunder as much gold as you can in each level then between levels you can increase your ships armor, crew, weapons, speed, etc.
WinSCP is by far and away the best SCP/SFTP client for Windows users, but the default settings don’t use keepalive, so you get disconnected far too often. I like to leave the client open while I’m doing work, and this causes a serious problem with my workflow.
My good friend Tim asked me the other day: “How do I take a screenshot of an entire web page… am I supposed to just piece two images together?” Thankfully for Tim he has a geek friend to explain a simple way to accomplish this.