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Entries from August 2007

TED Talks: Do schools kill creativity? – Very interesting and entertaining talk about creativity, education and intelligence. (tags: academic interesting thinking creativity video funny education ted art )

grabcartoons 2.1 released

August 24th, 2007 · Comments Off

I have made a new release of grabcartoons, my comic-summarizing utility. This release includes some new abilities for modules, improvements in the structure of the output, and some bug fixes.

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How I made my presentations a little better | 43 Folders – Very good post by Merlin Mann summarizing many important and useful tips for giving good presentations. (tags: 43folders presentations tips slides keynote useful productivity reference howto )

Building a (fast) Wikipedia offline reader – Instruction for creating an offline version of Wikipedia without importing it into a database (tags: wikipedia howto reference tutorial cool )

CopperExport and iPhoto 7

August 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments

A few people have let me know that CopperExport does not work with iPhoto 7. As soon as I can get my hands on iLife’08, I will work on fixing the problem (unfortunately, I don’t have definite plans of ordering it at the moment, so it may take a bit).
On a related note, Apple has [...]

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MacBook-fr – DVD : Region Free – Information on reflashing Powerbook and Macbook DVD drives to be region-free. (tags: apple hacks howto mac osx dvd powerbook macbook tools region region-free hardware )

Security Conference Ranking and Statistic – Rankings and statistics of computer security conferences. (tags: security conferences academic ranking research useful )

ThinkingRock – The GTD application I use, on both Linux and Mac (tags: gtd linux macosx productivity software tools java )

Apple Mail plug-ins and tools – Listing of plugins (tags: apple macosx plugins tips reference email )
CocoaReverseEngineering – Wikir – Tips for reverse engineering Cocoa applications, mainly for the purpose of writing plugins for applications with undocumented APIs (tags: cocoa development howto macosx objectivec tutorial plugins mac programming )
Gentoo Linux on an IBM Thinkpad T43p – Useful notes for setting up Gentoo on a T43p (tags: gentoo installation linux thinkpad howto tips )

Ten ways to anger your IT department (and maybe get fired)

August 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

This article in WSJ (courtesy of Lifehacker) describes several ways to get around restrictions placed by your IT department at work. I cannot believe the article seriously suggests some of these things. Storing your work files online and forwarding your work email to your personal email account are only the two that I found most [...]

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