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Deepmemo is even handy for my not-so-deep memos

There are many applications that allow you to snap snippets of text from web sites and mark, tag, and otherwise share them. It's not a new concept, and truth be told, I wasn't expecting to be too terribly impressed with Deepmemo.com. Their site seemed visually messy, and the mixture of Cyrillic...

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AutoPager makes scrolling (and frustration) go on and on

I've never been particularly put out by needing to click the "Next" button on a blog. Sure, there are always exceptions, like when I find sites that archive oddly or only have a few posts per page. And don't get me started on the "Next" buttons and surprise ads (do I want two free iPod Nanos?...

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Flipping the Linux switch: Countdown to the dual boot

I have been a Linux user for quite some time -- about eight years. My husband and I have known each other since we were twelve, when our school's only computer was an Apple IIe attached to a dot matrix printer. We grew up together, bought our first computer together, and built our first home-grown...

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Dogs hide bones, Firefox hides useful tricks

Firefox is like a box of chocolates-- No, let me try that again. Firefox is one of those applications that's so hard to write about, because there may be little tricks and shortcuts I've been using for some time, and someone will discover one and say, "Hey, that rocks! Why didn't anyone tell me?"...

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Five free ways to grow your most important organ

Here's a question for all our elderly readers: Do any of you remember the primitive era affectionately called 1995, and hearing your college professors speak hopefully (or possibly lament) that soon all the information and media ever created would be up on this web thing and easily accessible and...

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The Kids Open Dictionary Builder: Do they define better than they punctuate?

Lower your geek radar detector. You got me. I am a tech blogger. I also have a degree in library science. Guilty as charged, just put me on a cell block with wireless and a supply of graphic novels. I am a librarian who is really okay with wikis. Would I accept every entry in one as gospel? No, but...

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Flipping the Linux switch: ZOMG! ffmpeg!

The plain truth is I don't like working with media files. Watching them, or listening to them, sure, I'm just as into that as the next girl. When it comes to actually converting them from something captured off an external device or my screen, though, my stomach turns. It's not an aversion that's...

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When on Twitter, beware the Pretty Rabbits bearing gifts

I've been hanging around Download Squad HQ enough to know that our readers love hearing about Twitter ad nauseam, and that none of those readers fear being RickRolled or ever click on links originating from profiles they wouldn't trust. But just in case you should happen upon this post from an...

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KDE 4.1, part 3

Dolphin - The file manager There's something a little unnatural about the way we feel about Linux file managers. Thunar, Nautilus, and yeah, even the old Konqueror, we appreciate them for all they do. And the worst part for us here who were slightly perturbed by the unfinished feeling of the...

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KDE 4.1, part 2

Plasmoids - The life blood of KDE4 For many, the verdict was out regarding Plasmoids, the KDE4 widgets that come bundled and run with the desktop, like an especially bossy version of the old Superkaramba. We were rather partial to the widgets, and knew that the lack of variety would not be an...

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