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Zoho Starts Something New…Again

Posted by telecommatt on August 30, 2007

Zoho announces something new…again. I love hearing new stuff from Zoho. Their stuff is just so cool! I use Zoho a lot; most of my longer articles for this blog and for eHub are written in Zoho Writer, for example. (Although lately, for some reason, my cursor is reset whenever a document autosaves. Have to check the forums on that.) I checked out Zoho’s new Zoho Start this morning. Excellent addition to the Zoho product set! They call it a dashboard for your Zoho documents, but I think that description sells it somewhat short. Start is a tabbed interface where you can view and sort all your existing documents. What’s so cool, however, is that you can do pretty much everything from one place, whether it’s a document, a spreadsheet, a presentation, or anything else. You can create a new (document, a spreadsheet, a presentation, or anything else) with just a click, and the Zoho Apps button brings you to a menu of Zoho applications you can launch. This is so much more convenient than opening your profile (which opened in a new tab) and clicking on the application from there (which opened in a new tab). This is great stuff, and I really encourage you to check this out.

Early this morning, Zoho released a new tool called Zoho Start. Now Zoho releasing something new is hardly earth-shattering news.

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MoanMyIP is the Matt’s Cuppa WTF of the Day for 8-23-07

Posted by telecommatt on August 23, 2007

Ever wonder why the IT department operates behind closed doors? Is it to protect all those servers? Ummm…maybe….

MoanMyIP does exactly what you think it does

Every once and a while I come across a site that makes me do a double take. A few weeks ago it was the unfortunate Chef Boyardee marketing site, and this week the clear winner in my book is MoanMyIP, which is a sister site (almost literally) to
Both services do just what you’d think–identifying your IP address and
reading it back to you. The only difference of course is that HearMyIP
uses the classic text-to-speech computer voice whereas MoanMyIP uses a
female voice that announces your IP address in about as close to a
not-safe-for-work/family manner as possible.

In addition to your IP address, MoanMyIP will also list your OS and
browser, along with host and TCP port. The real question is who needs
to know all these numbers? Most likely it’ll only ever be the folks on
your IT staff at work, but it’s a good bet they’re not going to use
this. The real reason behind the site is to show you how much
information sites can get about you without a Web proxy, which
incidentally is also offered from the same folks.

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Get Paid to Be a Search Engine With Mahalo

Posted by telecommatt on August 11, 2007

This link was pownced to me by Cesar Castro. Looks interesting, and getting paid is always a good motivator. Thanks Cesar!

Install Mahalo Follow – The Mahalo Greenhouse

The Mahalo Greenhouse is a community effort to write the best search results

   * Part-time Guides work with Mahalo to write search result pages
   * Anyone can apply to be a part-time Guide
   * PTGs are paid $10 – $15 for each search result page added to Mahalo

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More Betas Than You Have Time For

Posted by telecommatt on July 28, 2007

I keep forgetting about this site and re-discovering it. This is a really book (I just found out that if I type the word “cool” using the T9 feature on my mobile handset, the first thing it thinks I mean is “book”.) website for people who love putzing with, ahem, testing new or upgraded applications. I really like the who community rating piece here. It’s not that difficult to become involved in testing beta apps, but up till now, there hasn’t been that many good ways to let the users and the developers in on what you’ve discovered at the same time, and it’s really through accumulated knowledge that these applications become better.
Beta Marker / Hottest Marked Software Releases

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Found a new blog « What I mean is…

Posted by telecommatt on July 12, 2007

 Found a new blog this morning while trolling my incoming links. There doesn’t appear to be any info about the blogger, but I love the last sentence of the About page since I can totally relate. Thanks for the link love, whoever you are!

About my blog « What I mean is…
Random thoughts from across the spectrum from sports to politics to religion. I really want to be an expert on something, just not sure what…

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Emily Chang – eHub: Web 2.0 Meets The Past at Footnote

Posted by telecommatt on July 12, 2007

This is a review I wrote up about Footnote over at eHub. Footnote does some really cool stuff; take some time and check it out. (After you read my review, of course!)

Emily Chang – eHub: Web 2.0 Meets The Past at Footnote
REVIEW: Web 2.0 Meets The Past at Footnote
Written by Matthew Murphy and posted in eHub ReviewsI had no idea what I was getting myself into when I sat down to test drive Utah-based website Footnote. Imagine a mashup of Flickr Diigo a little of for historical documents and you get some idea of the function.

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Meet Me At eHub

Posted by telecommatt on July 9, 2007

I am happy to announce that the ever-popular web2.0 website eHub has launched an expansive upgrade today. The new eHub v2 will retain the simplicity and consistency that are strengths of Emily Chang’s original vision. But with the addition of a new team of editors, eHub v2 will be able to go much more in depth with reviews and interviews.

Emily Chang - eHub

I am even happier to announce that I will be a part of eHub v2’s editorial team! I am extremely proud of (and a little humbled by) the caliber of my co-editors. As a team, we come from many walks of life and many continents. One of the most exciting thing about web2.0 is the ease with which I can collaborate with a team in many different locations and in as many different time zones.

It looks like I’ll be coming out with an article every week or so. Please join me out at eHub and let me know what you think!

Emily Chang – Blog: eHub Announces New Editors

As most of you know, I’ve been flying solo on eHub since it launched as the first Web 2.0 list back in Oct 2005. It’s been a thrill and both personally and professionally gratifying to maintain a resource that’s used widely. eHub has over 400,000 page views a month and reaches 14,000 daily RSS subscribers and growing weekly. Our audience is diverse and includes users of all types: startups, bloggers, developers, VC, designers, technologists, CEOs, librarians, parents, students, news media… the list goes on.

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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 06/22/2007

Posted by telecommatt on June 22, 2007

Daimonin MMORPG – FREE fantasy online multiplayer game

Dark Swords – a Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG).Online game.Оnline rpg game. New free of charge game.

DEICIDE – The War against Evil

Dungeon Stomp | Murk Adventure

EVENTIDE.NET :: home of Rubies of Eventide mmorpg an International FREE massively-multiplayer game

Illarion – A free massive multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG)

Synthetic Reality Well of Souls

Conquer Online

Role Playing Games – Free Multiplayer Online Games – The official EL Website!

Flyff: Fly For Fun

Last Chaos

  • Poll on front page says most people here play 6-10 hrs at a time?!
    – post by telecommatt

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Matt’s Daily Diigo Post 06/19/2007

Posted by telecommatt on June 19, 2007

Linux for Suits – The World Live Web | Linux Journal

  • Ever stop to think about the differences between the “live” web and the static one? This is a really good article that talks a bit about both. Found accidently and well worth the read.
    – post by telecommatt Human-powered Search

izimi – Self publish Annotated

izimi is the fastest and simplest way for you to share photos, music, videos…anything, straight from your PC to family, friends, colleagues or the world.

Web 2.0 News Applications, Web 2.0 News Sites – FeedMyApp

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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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