Archive for the 'Organizing' Category

Downloading online videos

Yazan: Candace | 14 January 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Flash, Organizing, Web Applications, Windows, Yahoo

Twice this week I’ve answered questions about capturing online videos for research purposes. Scholars who are doing research based on clips of historical commercials are worried that their source materials may become unavailable and that their research will be more difficult to complete or share if this happens. This is the step-by-step how-to that will […]

How to Get Your Girlfriend to Play WoW (and other video games)

Yazan: Candace | 18 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Organizing, World of Warcraft

It’s all about negotiation. When I was young /*sigh — was that only last year?*/ I had plenty of time for playing PS2 or World of Warcraft with Rob. Life seems busier now with grad school and a bigger house (and bigger kids) to take care of. We played some WoW over the xmas break […]

Compiz on SuSE 10.3

Yazan: Candace | 04 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Linux, Organizing, Toys

I’ve had Compiz on my desktop for almost a week.

Lightning (or lack of) on Suse 10.3

Yazan: Candace | 27 March 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Calendars, Google, Linux, Organizing

I spoke too soon in my last post. I installed the Lightning extension for Thunderbird and thought everything was good to go. At first glance everything in the calendar addon looked as it should. I should have configured it before posting though because it doesn’t work. It doesn’t respond when I try to add events […]

Back to SUSE

Yazan: Candace | 20 March 2008 | 1 Comment
Categories: Calendars, Linux, Organizing, Web Applications

Spring break this year provided time for a needed format and reinstall. Leaving were an old install of windows x64 that I hadn’t used in a year or two, the current windows xp which I booted most often in case I wanted some photoshop tools, and an install of suse 10.2 that I hadn’t used […]

Talking about Traffic

Yazan: Candace | 08 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Organizing, Web Applications

There’s been an increase in the number of blogs starting up. It’s like we’ve reached some sort of critical mass where many more people know what a blog is than did even a year ago. I see blog after blog with one post (quite often the WordPress “Hello World”) and maybe a “I’m going to […]

An Awesome List of Web 2.0 Apps

Yazan: Candace | 15 November 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Organizing, Web Applications

Holy schmoly what a list! If you’re looking for a way to tell a story using Web 2.0 tools you’ve got to look at this list of what’s out there at this moment web history: The list was compiled by Alan Levine and works best when you’ve already got your story idea or concept […]

Facebook Names and Privacy Concerns

Yazan: Candace | 04 November 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Organizing, Web Applications

So there’s this new application out there — you may have heard about it — it’s called “The Facebook.” I jumped on briefly when Rob was doing some developing and wanted me to do some testing with him. I know people who are deeply involved with their Facebook accounts but I didn’t really think of […]

Intelligent Gmail

Yazan: Candace | 04 October 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Google, Organizing, Web Applications

I’m blown away. Something that *should* be, actually *is*. Say for instance you have a gmail address with a “.” (dot) in it, say for example If someone sends mail to that address — or the same address but does not include the dot the mail will find you at the right address. […]

Other obscure file types

Yazan: Candace | 06 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Hellmares, Mac, Organizing

I wrote a while back about my struggles opening .docx files. Though not exactly obscure, they were new at the time and presented an unnecessary headache when all I wanted to do was read the document. Today I was presented with another new-to-me file extension: .hqx Some other people who also received the document complained […]

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