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Things That You Gotta Note!

Where can I get a free email marketing app? What is a good place for sending animated notes? Where can I get a free GB of online storage? Where did I put that other sock?

Though it might not help you find your missing sock, for the other questions you need not look any further than Things That You Gotta Note.

Over at Things That You Gotta Note blogger Cris has put his experience as a web researcher to use and compiled and reviewed, for our benefit, the best of his web finds and useful applications. I know, personally, I was happy to find a free, screen recorder program on the site.

So head on over to Things That You Gotta Note. You just might find just what you were needing.

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No Dependencies No Logo

Without question, No Dependencies No Logo is one of the finest blogs on WordPress.  No Dependencies No Logo is an astonishingly simple, elegant blog, a blog that demonstrates what you can do with the tools available from WordPress.  Nils, its proprietor, is a very good writer.  He can take a subject as seemingly ordinary as cleaning his keyboard, and raise it to new heights.   You’ll find everything from meditations on good grammar to interesting discussions of good design, to movies and books on this blog.  What unifies the blog is Nils’s unique point of view and his wonderful writing.

Nils is a member of the 9Rules network, and his blog exemplifies the high standards of 9Rules.

We’re proud to feature him today on our December Blog A Day.

Like the Ocean

Being in the midst of my finals time here on campus I must admit that I sometimes get a bit tired of reading. So, in a effort to sooth my weary mind and get a review up at the same time, I thought I might click on a tag search for “flickr” and see what pops up.

What I found was Like the Ocean, a blog written by Sathya. Sathya is a native of India who works with IBM in India (though currently on assignment in Portland). Outside of the working world, though, Sathya displays not only a passion but a great talent for photography which is displayed regularly on Like the Ocean.

Like the Ocean is not, however, simply a photo blog. No, here Sathya manages to toss in a good deal of writing on technology and photo technique from a perspective of expertise to keep things interesting. Think of Like the Ocean as something like one part photo blog, and one part technology blog with a dash of personality mixed in for flavor.

So for those of you at all interested in photography or technology this might be the find you were hoping for.

Email Overloaded

Email Overloaded — a simple title for a blog that offers straightforward solutions to a problem that keeps a lot of people from being productive. And no, we’re not talking about those of you with the solitaire and minesweeper addictions.  We’re talking about the people with the sixty zillion unread emails.

Email Overloaded is written by a guy who’s been an IT manager for 15 years — long enough to have some great ideas about how to be more productive by managing your massive amounts of incoming mail. He’s also got other productivity tips, and that makes him a blogger well worth checking out.

Saturday Morning Blogroll: By The Numbers

This Saturday Morning Blogroll is dedicated to all the list-makers and numbers gurus out there in WordPressLand:

  • 18: Total number of blogs looked at during my half hour of blog-hopping via the “next blog” key. Would have been more if I hadn’t been interrupted by a six year old who couldn’t find his shoes or his favorite weapon.
  • 5: Number of blogs that were in a language I don’t speak.
  • 5: Number of blogs that were last updated when people were still listening to cassette tapes and believed Ronald Reagan was the worst of all possible presidents.  (My, how things have changed.)
  • 2: Tech blogs that displayed not an ounce of humor or flair. (Note to tech bloggers: it’s okay to have a personality!)
  • 1: Password protected blogs
  • 3: Blogs that should have been password protected and were not. (Note to personal bloggers: If you’re going to go on about your broken heart, how about something other than your favorite song lyrics about broken hearts?)
  • 2: Truly outstanding blogs. The number might have been larger had people updated more often or if I’d been better educated and, for example, learned to speak Mandarin or even Spanish!

So, without further ado, here they are:

Only 2 Rs: For history buffs (in this case, the First World War) and writers, and anyone else who enjoys a well written, literate blog that’s frequently updated. Only 2 Rs is a writer, and a person who’s got great ideas about books. This is one I’ll return to often.

Angry IT Manager: Proof that you can talk about tech subjects in an enlightening and entertaining way.

Have a great weekend all!

Mike’s *NIX Notes

Mike's *NIX Notes

Why can't I remember this stuff?… We tried not to cover too many computer blogs but once in a while we run into a nice one.

So just for the Unix guys. Have you forgotten that cron format or want to rsync over ssh? How about a quick search and replace usine a perl one-liner?

Now Mike can you help me remember whether target or destination comes first for tar and ln.


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