Author Archives: robinna

shutterfly one-ups flickr in social networking

Whoa, so have you checked out shutterfly lately? I haven’t done anything with my account there in FOREVER, because well, shutterfly didn’t seem to do much. It certainly wasn’t as great as flickr. However, shutterfly has jumped into the social networking venue with both feet — take a look at my “profile” shutterfly page vs my flickr page. Okay, Okay, I know, the shutterfly page ...

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12 New Rules of Working you should Embrace

From Zen Habits, with my thoughts in brackets. 1. Online applications and the cloud beat the desktop and hard drive2. Collaborate on documentation [online], don’t email [Don’t collaborate on paper, either. If needed, make screenshots of prototypes to share with the group. ]3. Collaboration is the new productivity [not necessarily true, if you’ve ever been on a dysfunctional committee or project group that can’t get ...

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Acck! ebooks!

So, I’m probably (long story) taking this class focused on web2.0, scripting, etc. I’ve not taken an academic class focused on web2.0 technology, so I am excited about that. I certainly read enough about web2.0 and experiment with things (and can’t count how many conferences, seminars, etc. I have attended), but it will be interesting to get a more scholarly perspective on it. Who knows, ...

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Convert text to mp3

Hearwho.com is a free online service which converts text (type it in or copy + paste) to a downloadable audio mp3. Choices include: male or female voice, English or Spanish language, and then a couple of choices for quality. I’m not sure how well it works with a large chunk of scientific or medical text, but still an interesting project.http://www.hearwho.com/ —-Very cool!

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Q&A: Installing opensource software

Today’s question from my mailbox: Once you download an Opensource software how do you know it will work on your server? If you can FTP/ssh/webdav into your webspace you should be able to install any software that you download provided: Your server meets the System requirements needed for the software, e.g., right version of php loaded, mysql, imagemajick, adequate space, etc. Many commercial companies will ...

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50 social networking sites (the basics)

From social networking to blogging to image sharing…. a nice list of all the basics organized by category. A few additions:Under social networking, I would add one of the oldest social networking sites for artists, deviantart; under misc, I would also throw in sites which are more tool based, too, like slideshare (for sharing powerpoint), and some of the rss/blog services (technorati, bloglines, google reader) ...

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Twitter news roundup

I can’t cover ALL of the stuff that I read that is interesting, so I thought I’d do a quick roundup from my google reader box (today’s topic: twitter!). I hope I’m not just rehashing what everyone has read a million times already, though. Twitter 25 startups using twitter: the list (for product updates, feedback loops, creating evangelists, listening to marketplace, announcing news, having conversations ...

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