Blogging with WordPress and Word 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 has added the ability to publish blogs as well as the ability to upload images to your blog server. Word works with any blogging software that supports the XMLRPC protocol. Luckily all of the popular blogs have by now implemented this standard. I’ve tested these methods in WordPress and Drupal without any issues. Here […]

Google Earth, Oh My God!

Finally, I crawled out of the hole and tried Google Earth. You will never look at maps the same way again. This thing is simply amazing. Wow! OK I just spent 1 hour looking at my city and took a 3-D virtual tour of the Grand Canyon. I stopped only because my machine froze. Perhaps it had to do with the amount of processing or graphics, or network usage. It's like playing video games with our little planet Earth. The real power of the software is in layers. Just like a Photoshop document, you can stack up layers of map data in Google Earth. Some of the many layers offered are, National Geographic Magazine, Keyhole Community BBS, Businesses, Roads, Terrain, Buildings, Borders, Crime Stats, Postal Code Boundaries, 3D buildings, Earthquakes and Populated places. The Google Earth software is currently in beta and is offered in Free, Plus, and Pro formats for Windows based PCs with lots of RAM and 3D graphics cards. I would guess almost all people who bought or built a PC or laptop in the past two years are in good shape. So Google has now officially entered the business of selling software. Besides Toolbar, Desktop, and Talk there are a slew of other helper applications. While Microsoft is going online with Live, Google is going "soft".

Top 33 Free Tiger Toys

This is a list of the Free OSX Tiger software I use that kick major booty. No down payment, no monthly payment, No BS! Don't leave your mac without 'em.

  1. Adium iChat is good, Adium rox, IMHO, they just added Google Talk support
  2. Quicksilver mouse? what's that? have you tried these?
  3. Cyberduck FTP software that does what it needs to, without scaring you
  4. CronniX GUI for crontabs
  5. Iterm Terminal for OSX with tabs and bookmarks
  6. JellyfiSSH SSH GUI for OSX, kinda like Putty for Windows
  7. CocoaMySQL manage MySQL db, local or remote, nice!
  8. MenuMeters now i can finally see what my mac is doing
  9. TextWrangler If you don't have the bux for BBEdit this one is almost as good
  10. VoodooPad Amazing, its a wiki based notepad
  11. Tofu reading just got a whole lot easier thanks to horizontal scrolling
  12. PTHPasteboard keeps a log of your copy/past buffers
  13. Eclipse one of the best IDEs, the Mac OS X implementation has been significantly extended and improved
  14. Sidenote Just a lil notepad, usefull when you dont have a pen
  15. NetNewsWire Lite Free RSS/Atom reader
  16. SeeSS funny title, shows you CSS info in a widget, very handy
  17. Free Ruler Do you measure you pixels? I do
  18. iPick, HexColorPicker, QuickPicker color pickers galore
  19. Paparazzi Simple app to get screenshots of webpages, real handy
  20. FinkCommander After you get Fink, you will make your life much easier with this toy
  21. TinkerTool Kinda like TweakUI for XP, loads of good stuff
  22. Diablotin an admin panel like msconfig in XP, shows what you've added to your Library folder
  23. Yasu ok last administration tool, very simple, mostly cleans your mac
  24. Synergy Sharing is caring
  25. DashOnOff turns dashboard app off/on
  26. Picture Namer simple is good, just rename photos before they go into a black hole called iPhoto
  27. Recent Tunes wanna see what you just heard on iTunes? goes in the menu bar and can FTP too
  28. VideoLAN Play media without worries
  29. Cocoalicious If you are a deliciousaholic, this is a must
  30. delimport runs in the bg and imports your delicious into spotlight
  31. Khronos time tracking app, shows your earnings in real time
  32. Check Off keep track of tasks so you dont end up kicking yourself in the head later
  33. Dash Blog Simple yet usefull, a dashboard widget that post to Blogs using XMLRPC

OK now for some not so free and experimental apps to poke around with BluePhoneElite let your Tiger pick up the phone, doesn't work with my Treo 650 yet, I'm waiting…. TextMate New age text editor with some unique features CandyBar icon changer thingy, i haven't played with this thing yet TrailBlazer view your history as images, kinda cool but not too practical 3DOSX Great proof of concept, a Virtual 3D desktop! Apple should hire these guys for OS11