Tag Archives: software

TIDBABSH the second, part the first

Last month’s podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one. When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded and at least three people were able to download and listen to it. I make no statements about the actual quality of the content (though… Read More »

Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th (ps: the cake is a lie)

Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th. | The #1 bookmarked Freeware site. I love Portal. I first played it at my brother’s house a few years ago, and was completely into it, until my wife wanted me to do something silly like help with our daughter or go somewhere we’d planned on… Read More »

A colorful cavalcade of classical coolness

This excites me on many levels. It’s so simple, and yet so cool. It’s not at all new either. In fact, there’s a multi-award winning film that uses something very similar in its most famous scene. (Comment below if you know what it is.) What is it, and why does it excite me? Don’t laugh.… Read More »

4 sites to get free/cheap stuff – finding deals online

Recently Gather Little by Little posted an article on “Deal of the day” sites, such as Woot.com and Yugster.com. These are sites that offer one product per day for a substantially reduced price. The merchandise, frequently reconditioned but at times new, is sold until their quantity runs out or 24 hours is up, whichever comes… Read More »

Rearrange your Taskbar buttons, and more!

Gizmo’s – Drag, Click & Snap Windows and Taskbar Buttons into Position | Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert I have been looking for a utility that will let me rearrange those stupid Windows Taskbar buttons. I like to keep my email client as the first program on my taskbar. Sometimes it crashes (these things happen) and… Read More »

Fixing published audio problems in Captivate 2

I Googled my head off for help with this last night and couldn’t come up with anything, so I thought I’d put this out there for those of you who want to put your head through your monitor because Captivate is driving you insane. Yesterday I was editing a recording I made in Adobe Captivate… Read More »

Alice: Through the Monitor (or Creating new worlds for Novices)

Through watching the Randy Pausch lecture (mentioned in my previous post) I discovered a great free tool for learning how to program, called Alice. What’s different about Alice is that it lets students learn the basics of object-oriented programming while avoiding a lot of the frustrations that normally come from this kind of exploration. It… Read More »