Wiki of the Week

22 08 2007


The Wiki for this week is called AboutUs. Wanna know is a site is legit? AboutUs is a Wiki about websites. Just enter a site name in the search bar and it will tell you everything you’d need to know about it.

AboutUs





Wiki of the Week

15 08 2007


Thats right, There is a star wars Wiki. Warning, this thing will make you a total nerd in 5 seconds flat. You thought you knew everything about Star Wars. You were wrong.

Here is their insanely comprehensive article on light sabers

Light Saber from Wookiepedia





The 46 best-ever freeware utilities

14 08 2007


“Gizmo Richards” at website Tech Support Alert has a list of the 46 best ever free software utilities for windows. The list is very comprehensive and covers basically any piece of software you might be hunting for. The reason I like this list the most is because it is regularly updated and if “Gizmo” finds a piece of software that he thinks is better he will replace it. He has given me a ton of good recommendations for software that I now use regularly.

The 46 Best-Ever Free Software Utilities





Bring your desktop with you with YouOS

12 08 2007


YouOS is a very comprehensive web operating system complete with a writer, sticky notes, browser, messenger, and a whole slew of other really well done online apps. This all seems a bit useles at first, but the point is that instead of having all these different online apps on different websites, like google docs, online messengers, sticky notes etc. With YouOS you can access them all in one place and save them to one place.

” There is a glaring weakness to all traditional operating systems, however. They are, at the root, designed to run on one computer. Extensions like NFS and remote desktop alleviate this weakness to some extent, but they do nothing to enable collaboration on a larger scale between users on different computers. Imagine what you could do if every one in the world could work and play on the same “virtual computer.”

There are several other web OS’s, but this one I have found to be the best. It feels close to Ubuntu and, while it is still in alpha, it is the least buggy of them all. Also, it’s open-source. I really like it, and besides, it’s fun using a browser within a browser within a browser within a browser…… all coded entirely in javascript.

YouOS





Group your searches with the Clusty search engine

10 08 2007


The amazing search engine Clusty groups your search results so you can refine your search topic and find exactly what you need. It queries top search engines, ranks them with style, searches wikipedia, blogs, images, news, .gov, jobs, labs, and a few other things that really make it sensational.

“What really makes Clusty unique is what happens after you search. Instead of delivering millions of search results in one long list, our search engine groups similar results together into clusters. Clusters help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you’re looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items. When was the last time you went to the third or fourth page of the search results? Rather than scrolling through page after page, the clusters help you find results you may have missed or that were buried deep in the ranked list. “

After trying it out as default for a few days, I Can’t say enough about how truly awesome this search engine is, (not to mention their no-nonsense privacy policy) and for me at least, it’s a Google-beater.

But enough of my blabbing! try it out!

Clusty





Futurewatch: Create a Strip Blog with Stripgenerator

8 08 2007

Website Stripgenerator.com lets you create a blog with a homemade comic strip in each post.

“Stripgenerator is free of charge project created to embrace the internet blogging and strip creation culture, helping the people with no drawing abilities to express their opinions via strips.”

The site already has a decent following and It’s pretty fun and easy to make a comic strip of your life. The flash controls are really well done with drag-and-drop capabilities. Give it a year or so, some added functions (like themes) and I’d expect to see a DeviantART-esque following.





Intelways comprehensive web-based toolbar

28 07 2007

Intelways.com gives you a search bar that stays at the top of the page, that will easily let you search hundreds of websites using a huge number of search engines. You can even search places like StumbleUpon or Digg right alongside Google. The search services are organized into different categories that make it even easier to browse for something new or find something. The site explains:

“Intelways is a web search aggregator, a place for people to find almost anything on the internet in different formats, topics and media types, by retrieving results from multiple search engines and online information providers. From the biggest search engines to the most deep web databases, Intelways allows our users to easily find what they’re looking for.”

the site is insanely comprehensive, and I use it as my homepage, the only quip I have is that you don’t actually navigate away from the website, like a proxy, but if you want to bookmark the page or something, just open it in a new window. I suspect future versions to have a “open in new tab” option.

Intelways