Remainders 04.11.2007

LifeDev has a good write up of the Behance line of “Action” products. I just ordered up some of these and will be giving my own review once they arrive and I have had a chance to play. I have already been cooking up some good ideas as my current system is in a bit of flux right now.

Do you own a Mac? Are you using Quicksilver? No? Why not? If you have yet to drink the kool-aid then perhaps this Lifehacker series of videos showing off all of the cool things it can do will be all the push you need.

Also, if you are using a Mac and not using TextExpander then you need to grab another cup for another flavor of kool-aid. TextExpander will automate all of those things you type on a regular basis. If you find yourself typing the same things all of the time, you can use this to do the typing for you with just a few keystrokes. In addition, they have a new downloadable “snippets file” for regular html expressions. Coders take note, this will save you a TON of code typing. (via 43 Folders)

Google is continuing their march towards total world domination by offering a free 411 service. Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and one of their highly advanced automated robots will find the business you are looking for. No more high telco 411 fees. Yea! I personally welcome our Google Overloards. (via TechCrunch)

I have talked about my move towards using open source wherever possible before. Here is an unbelievably comprehensive list of open source software for Mac, Windows and beyond. (via Lifehacker)

Remainders 04.05.2007

Steve Rubel at Micropersuasion has come up with this handy collection of “MiniMe” Bookmarklets which load micro versions of sites in a small window you can keep next to your browser window. Therefore, you can keep things like Wikipedia, Google Reader, Digg and many others in a little browser window off to the side while you work on other things. Very cool idea.

Slow Burn Productions is putting up some great content, including beating me to the punch on an idea I have had in the cooker – “Pocket Moleskine vs. Levenger Shirt Pocket Briefcase“. You see, I have switched from using the Moleskine to using a Levenger Shirt Pocket Briefcase myself and it has been working great. I keep it in my back pocket and find it a much more convenient and at-the-ready capture tool. That is not the only reason for the switch though. It also stands as fact that my Moleskine 18 Month Planner was stolen along with other items in a recent break in so it would have been replaced anyway.

For those of you in the Twin Cities Area, I am going to do everything I can to make it to MinneBar ’07, a Barcamp happening on April 21st down in Lowertown in Saint Paul. There will be some great sessions and demos. Looks like a good time. Be there or be opposingly right angled.

(Update – I give a more detailed review of the Levenger SPB in the comments.)

Introducing – The Random Post

The Random Post is my new little experiment in blogdom. It is a tumblelog which is described by Wikipedia as “…a iation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging.”

Mainly, this will be the place I put all the little stuff that does not seem to be worthy of inclusion in a full post on That being said, I do have my links feeding over there so you may see stuff show up there that I then decide to mention here.

I am using a free service called Tumblr to publish mine which makes it super easy. Gina at Lifehacker has an excellent tutorial for getting started with it. It is a really good solution for those who feel they don’t have the time to blog or would not know what to say.

In any case, take a look and tell me what you think.

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