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Field guide to Windows XP SP3 via LifeHacker.com May 7, 2008

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As long as we’re at it, here’s what you can expect to find in SP3

Windows XP SP3: Field Guide to Windows XP SP3

XP SP3 download via AskTheAdmin.com May 7, 2008

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How long was it after Windows XP SP 2 came out before you were ACTUALLY able to download it?

Get the REAL XP SP3 download before the rush! ~ Ask The Admin

Proceed at your own risk!

backup to email April 15, 2008

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Sometimes you have files that are very important to you, and you need to make sure that you retain access to them, in the event of a catastrophe. While most people know and understand that they need to have a good backup process in place that they can trust, most people also don’t have one. The reason most people don’t have one is that it’s a pain to do.

Here’s an easy way to start backing up the important files in your life. Create a Gmail account for the purpose of storing your backed up files, then download and install

Backup to Email.

Backup to Email is a little utility that adds a context menu option on your system called, appropriately, “Backup to Email”. Choosing that menu option when right-clicking on a file will automatically zip up the file into 10 MB chunks (if the file is larger than 10 MB in the first place), and email it to a pre-determined email address. This is where that Gmail account you created comes in.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Backup to Email also has some rudimentary functionality to deal with dropped connections; if a connection is dropped during a file transfer, it will re-attempt the transfer 100 times at two minute intervals.

 

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/11/06/backup-to-email/

twitter in plain english April 15, 2008

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Feature: Free Ways to Synchronize Folders Between Computers March 26, 2008

Posted by brandon in file sharing, freeware, sync, utilities, Windows.
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Here’s a great article from LifeHacker. I’ve used FolderShare and SyncToy with great success in the past. Generally, use FolderShare if you need to sync over the internet or SyncToy if it’s local.

Feature: Free Ways to Synchronize Folders Between Computers

IMO March 13, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity.
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there are a lot of players in multi-protocol instant messenging these days, but if you want something easy-to-use, no hassle, and web-based, you may want to check out IMO.

the service does not require any downloads. Other features like surf mode and video chat are unique to IMO… for now :)

IMO

Google Calendar now syncs with Outlook! March 7, 2008

Posted by brandon in google, outlook, productivity, sync.
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Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You’ll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar events has never been easier!

Google Calendar Sync: Getting Started

mini map sidebar February 23, 2008

Posted by brandon in firefox, google, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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i’ve been using the sidebar more and more for all sorts of apps. 

mini map sidebar lets you drag and drop locations from a web page and have them automagically mapped.

Mini Map Sidebar :: Firefox Add-ons

digsby February 22, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity, software, Windows.
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digsby logodigsby is a new multiprotocol client for im, email, and social networks. it’s amazingly customizable and will synchronize all your personalizations between computers (e.g. home, office, laptop).

it’s currently in beta (you can use the beta code AskTheAdmin) if you want to play with it.

i’ve been using it for about a week now, and I think this is a winner (i was a big fan of Pidgin up til now).

oh, and it’s really cute.

digsby

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gDocsBar February 4, 2008

Posted by brandon in firefox, google, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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Use Google Docs and Firefox?

This sidebar extension for Firefox  let’s you drag and drop document uploads to your Google Docs account and search and filter documents from the sidebar.

Neat stuff

Google Docs Bar – Companion for Firefox

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