I just came across a number of neat tools that you all may find useful or helpful.
5 Gigs Free Network Storage
Need some extra storage? Set up a free Xdrive account and use 5 gigs of network storage. You can drag & drop files to it, schedule backups and more with the full client. I just installed it on an XP machine and was able to connect and map a virtual drive that appears like a network drive in Windows Explorer! Like a thumb drive you can access from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Trying to keep track of tasks is difficult. RememberTheMilk is a free service that consolidates and distributes the list of things you need to do among multiple devices and people. Works with email, cellphones, Google’s tasks, and even lets you share/assign tasks with others. Perfect to help you get a hold on the things you want to do in life and excellent for a distributed team. Can even send you reminders of when things are due by email, IM, SMS, Skype or other means.
This is excellent software to help you migrate from an old machine to a new machine, or to help schedule backups. You can even back things up to the XDrive! Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen’s Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of folder and file deletions.
Reso is a unique little application that will create a shortcut to another program, and cause it to open at a specific window size. Say for instance that you need to test a web site in 800x600. Using Reso, you can create a Firefox or IE shortcut that, when run, will open the program at exactly 800x600 pixels big. Very fast, easy and free, and also very unique.
Maybe one or more of these tools will help you out in whatever it is you are doing. Feel free to pass them along to others you know.
The Photic sneeze reflex (also referred to as sun sneezing, photogenic sneezing, or Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst syndrome (ACHOO)) is a medical condition by which people exposed to bright light sneeze. The photic sneeze reflex can also cause one to sneeze many times consecutively. The condition occurs in 17% to 25% of humans, with more common occurrence in Caucasians than others. The condition is passed along genetically as an autosomal dominant trait. The probable cause is a congenital malfunction in nerve signals in the trigeminal nerve nucleus. — How to Stop a Sneeze - wikiHow
Puppet from the Maryland Renaissance Festival
The Big Trak Homepage
The Big Trak is possibly the coolest toy that has ever been made. It was basically a programmable tank that you could set to follow specific patterns. Made and sold in the 1970s, I drooled over it in the Sears holiday Wish Book, but never ended up with one.
This site has pictures, manuals, how-tos and all other kinds of stuff you need to get your own Big Trak, and program it.
National Geographic News Photo Gallery: Best Science Images of 2007
This clever and short advertisement utilizes the popular YouTube iconic look of embeded video to get a point across.
Here are two examples…
1. When my scissors get dull, I layer about 7 pieces of foil and cut through them, and the scissors are sharp once again
7. Wrap your hardware and doorknobs in foil so that they don’t get dripped on when you are painting.
Source: DIY Life
So this rock falls from the sky near a remote village in Peru. Shortly afterwards, a strange smell wafts into town and residents start becoming sick; massive headaches and vomiting. Officials who were sent to investigate also became ill, having to receive oxygen masks and hospitalization.
So, is this a strange space-based illness that has crashed on our little blue dot, or is there a more terrestrial explanation? Perhaps the meteorite crashed into a toxic substance already in the Earth, releasing it into the air for these poor villagers to breathe.