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Archive for August, 2007

Download free dictionary software for your computer

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If you’re a beginner learning the English language, you’re probably making a good use of your desktop references like dictionaries and thesauri. If you’re the kind of a person who spends much time in front of your PC, you may find it lazy to flip through hundreds of pages to look up a word in your dictionary, just like me ;)

Dictionary

So, I’ve compiled here the most popular, useful and free dictionary tools for your Windows machine:

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August 12th, 2007 at 5:23 am

Posted in software

How to autorun programs from USB Flash Drive

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Like we have autoplay feature on CDs, it’s possible to autorun programs and applications from your removable USB flash drive, provided you use it on Windows XP SP2.

Autorun on USB Flash Drives

Here’s a quick guide on how to autorun portable applications from your USB drive.

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August 11th, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Get alerts when a website is back and running

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A site that you’re trying to access is experiencing some problems and is down. How often do you check patiently for the site to load?

You need that site badly, yet it’s down.

Now with the Mr Uptime Firefox extension, you can receive alerts when a particular website is up again and running.
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August 10th, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Posted in firefox

Tabby Firefox Extension: Control how tabs behave

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The Tabby Firefox Extension lets you control the way tabs on Firefox behave.

Tabby controls where tabs open and which previous tab gets selected when a tab closes. For both open and close, Tabby can defer to the browser (with or without another tab-controlling extension), always go leftmost or rightmost, use the relative position either leftward or rightward, or go completely random.
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August 10th, 2007 at 9:14 am

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Download high resolution wallpapers

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In a thirst to find high resolution wallpapers for my windows desktop, I went on a hunt over the internet. There were quite a lot of sites offering free high quality wallpapers for everyone to download, here go some of them:
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August 7th, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Posted in graphics design

Play Sudoku online free

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Sudoku is a logic-based number placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid.

Many people are getting addicted to the Sudoku puzzles that come in daily newspapers everday. I also fall in that category. I spend much time online, so just went in a hunt for Sudoku games online. Here are some that I found:
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August 4th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Posted in fun

Windows Live free Winamp skin

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If Winamp is your media player on Windows, and if you’re a fan of Windows Live – here’s something for you.

As you know, Winamp supports skins – you can always download one from the Skins Repository on the Winamp site and give it a cool new look.

Today, I found a stunning, yet free Winamp Skin that I wanted to share with you. The skin graphically resembles Microsoft Live’s site design. Have a look for yourself:

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August 4th, 2007 at 2:15 am

Posted in software

Ultimate Guide to time saving for Bloggers – Tips and Resources

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Blogging has become your hobby, or is your profession. You’re loving it, yet you’re getting too little time to focus on content. Time management is a good thing to do, and here go some time saving tips for you:

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August 2nd, 2007 at 3:28 pm

Posted in blogging

Firefox Cakes

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Just found these photographs of two hilarious cakes that you’ll love for sure:

Licensed under Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0

Firefox Cake

Copyrighted image

Images are properties of their respective owners

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August 1st, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Posted in firefox,fun

The best of July, and some site news

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The past month, I managed to increase my organic search traffic a bit, and I’m happy that many people took time to comment on this blog.

I’ve also managed to bring up the feed count up by over 90 or so I guess, and I’m still working on getting more readers via RSS and email.

I’m also glad that overall traffic is increasing, with 10,000 uniques and over 18,000 pageviews last month alone. To some of you, this may be just silly :D but for me this is a good figure, yet I’m still not content with it. Will try to bring that up as well.

Alexa rank at the time of writing stands at around 70,000.

Here’s the month’s traffic stats:

Podcasts available

Following Benedict’s post, I’ve decided to enable podcasts here. You can access the podcasts from this page. Wanted to give readers an extra way to follow my articles.

Round up

Do take some time to check the following posts if you’ve missed them out.

WordPress plugins to increase your blog’s RSS subscribers

SEO tips for your WordPress blog

Windows Vista-like visual styles for Windows XP

Kevin Rose’s latest startup, Pownce gets reviewed

Print blog posts and pages with online tools

Set priorities to application tasks in Windows

Windows Vista like Start Menu for Windows XP

Thanks to everyone for their help and support.

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August 1st, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Posted in round-ups