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MattsCuppa Link Roundup for 6-11-2007

Posted by telecommatt on June 11, 2007

More backlogged links! I’m especially excited about Remember the Milk being available offline. Most everyone knows I’m an RTM addict, and I am still convinced it’s the most flexible way to manage your GTD-life. Now, I can “remember the milk” from my PC online, from my laptop in line, and my mobile handset where ever. Sweet!

Firefox Extensions For Bloggers has a useful post today with 17 Firefox Extensions That Make Blogging Easy – broken down into Collecting, Writing and Images.

I hate lists like this – I end up spending half my day having to
install and test great new tools which are supposed to make me more
productive but in the short term which are wonderful distractions!

PS: The Split Browser
extension is going to be VERY useful. I quite often wish I didn’t
have to flip back and forth from one tab to another while writing a
post or newsletter in one tab and researching what I’m writing i
another. This is great – why didn’t anyone tell me!

What else don’t I know about?!? What are your favorite Firefox extensions?



any camera phone you can quickly and easily send photos where everyone
can view them. Don’t just tell your friends about it, burstcast

Web As Desktop: Remember the Milk gets Gears


The popular online todo list Remember the Milk has paired up with the spanking new Google Gears to offer a seamless online/offline experience for RTM.

the Milk’s Google Gears integration is really impressive, offering the
entire RTM experience in offline mode—meaning that you can view
your todo lists, add tasks, edit tasks, search your tasks, create Smart
Lists, along with anything else you like to do with RTM. As far as I’ve
seen, RTM is the first popular non-Google app (and the second app
outside of Google Reader) to offer offline access and synchronization
with Google Gears, and it’s done a helluva job. Looking forward to
seeing more of this.

The Week in Sustainable Mobility (6/3/07)

Editor’s Note: Check out Minnesota in the eco news! We don’t often make headlines here. Must be that Minnesota Nice thing…

A Final Batch of Productivity Tips

During my mini-hiatus after the birth of my son a few more productivity tips did come through for the Ultimate Guide to Productivity.

seem to have stopped at this point so maybe the Ultimate Guide to
Productivity group writing project meme has played out its course.
That’s totally fine. I’ve listed the remaining submissions

You can still submit a post if you’d like – just tell us your best productivity tips!

the meantime I’ll start the huge task of reviewing all the posts
again and preparing the much-promised e-book. I can’t give a
deadline at this stage, and as soon as I get a handle on the work
I’ll call for help from others. But here goes nothing!

  1. Tag, I’m It! by Christina Haas
  2. Number 1 productivity tip by Shannon
  3. Productivity: Snooze It or Lose It by Connie Reece
  4. Automation: My Ultimate Guide to Productivity by Alaeddin
  5. Meme Week: My Secret to Productivity by Mark Goodyear
  6. Cutting Out the Bull: Information Overload and Productivity by David Bohl
  7. Fear – The Ultimate Productivity Blocker by Shaboom
  8. Ultimate Guide to Productivity: A Tip the Worx by In The Worx

If I’m not mistaken, this brings our total number of submissions to 137!

be posting the full list shortly so there’s a single page to
access all of the great productivity tips. And again, you can keep
sending them in if you’ve got them…


Upload and play your iTunes library and all your digital music online.
Easy download to your iPod or PC. Safely share music and playlists.
URL: Lala.


An online instructional cooking site that walks you step-by-step through each recipe with video tutorials. URL: Rouxbe.


A browser-based online mind mapping application. URL: Mind42.

Make your site mobile friendly

A nice introduction into the world of the mobile web. Personally it
felt it played down the challenges in places but it still gave some
nice advice.

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Posted in Betas (as in not-the-fish), Blogging, CSS, Energy, Environment, GTD, LinkRoundup, Mobile, Music, Politics, Software, web-based services, Webdev, Websites | 3 Comments »

Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 05/12/2007

Posted by telecommatt on May 12, 2007

Codswallop » The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need Annotated

Running a business for yourself means you have to be inventive and always on the lookout for a new and better way to get things done. Innovation junkies, take note: the Internet has a lot to offer. From invoicing to marketing, these are tools that freelancers need to know about.


  • Returns a color scheme from a photo. Very useful tool.
    – post by telecommatt

Textorizer – vectorise a picture using text strings Annotated

textorize a picture

ajax13 – Welcome to ajax13

  • AJAX office suite. Read/write MS Office files from a Web2.0 interface.
    – post by telecommatt

WebSnapr – Website Thumbnails For Your Site Annotated

WebSnapr lets you capture screenshots of (almost) any web page. Let your visitors
to instantly visualize any web page before clicking. Increase site traffic, click-through
rate and site stickiness.

CamStudio – Free Screen Recording Software Annotated

Free Streaming Video Software : Website Screenshot Generation – Website Thumbnail Service

  • Capture screenshots of websites
    – post by telecommatt

URL Investigator

  • Easy way to check your Pagerank, Alexa rank, etc. Shows linkback too.
    – post by telecommatt

Remember The Milk – Blog

  • For those who don’t know, I use (RTM) as my task manager. I haven’t done a full review yet, but I do highly recommend it. Part of what I like is the flexibility. I clipped this list of custom searches mostly for myself, but thought other RTM users might see some use in them as well.
    – post by telecommatt

WordPress Theme Generator Annotated

  • Very cool. If you’re not looking for any TOO unique, this is a pretty sweet tool!
    – post by telecommatt

This online generator creates your own custom unique WordPress Theme. Without any need for HTML, JS, PHP, or CSS knowledge.

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Daily Delicious – A Black Google Saves Energy » SOME RANDOM DUDE

Posted by telecommatt on February 22, 2007

Daily Delicious – A Black Google Saves Energy » SOME RANDOM DUDE
TreeHugger has an excellent article about how a website’s color scheme can actually impact power usage of its audience. Actually, it makes perfect sense, I just had never really thought about it. If Google switched their background to black, it would have 750 Megawatt-Hours a year. According to the Department of Energy, this would roughly be enough to power the state of Pennsylvania for an average month of consumption.

Piggy-backing on my last post, I read this while I was on my way home, feeling good about using public transportation and remembering to unplug my TV when I left the house. Isn’t it amazing what would happen if Google used a black background? (Although a black background has pretty much been a web-design taboo; maybe we geeks and code-junkies need to re-evlauate our “best practices” to make sure they are green practices?) So much for feeling good- the author points out that red and white are the two most inefficient colors to play across a CRT screen. In case you haven’t noticed, I use a lot of both of those. Darn!

On the positive, there is something we individual earth-friendlies can do if we don’t mind messing with a small amount of code or some browser settings. Most people forget that newer browsers allow you to create custom styles at a user level. What does this mean? For most sites, you can tell your browser to do things like make the font larger or smaller and other things like that. For Firefox users, you can find more info on the Customizing Mozilla page. If you’re a geek and have some time this weekend, play with some custom styles for your browser and share them here or with your friends. Designers, check out EMERGY-C, a low-watt color palette designed by Mark Ontkush.

Oh yeah, make sure you read the article from Treehugger!

Posted in CSS, Environment, Google | 3 Comments »