If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you’re still working at the keyboard…
Appupdater provides advanced functionality to Windows, similar to apt-get or yum on Linux. It automates the process of installing and maintaining up to date versions of programs. It is fully customizable for use in a corporate environment.
New webapp Dopplr helps frequent travelers keep track of friends and contacts who are also on the road… add your upcoming trips and contacts, and Dopplr calculates coincidences: when you’re in a place at the same time as a contact.
Yes: this is the moment we have been waiting for. Just as the music industry collapsed, so, too, is the film industry collapsing under its own weight and the chronic inability to see opportunities as anything but threats (or chances to bilk labor).
Get out your camcorders, kids. Fire up your Final Cut. And most of all, think of some good stories to tell. There a lot of people out there who will be awfully hungry for your content before too long. And - unlike the corporate producers - they might even pay you for it.
“Kellogg also believed that a child should be served cold, instead of hot, cereals at breakfast, in order to avoid the itch to masturbate. And eventually, like Graham, he created his own signature food designed to curb masturbatory urges and sexual desires, while providing nutrition in the form of bland, boring, and dull. Their mission had been to eradicate sexual thoughts, including masturbation, and lead people into this new enlightenment by eating a proper diet of unsavory foods. That’s how Graham Crackers, and later corn flakes, came to be.”—Reality Sandwich | Masturbation in the Victorian Age
Movavi Online is a free online web service that lets you download videos from YouTube, Google and other video-sharing sites and save them to your iPhone, iPod, cellphone, and popular video formats: AVI, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MP4, 3GP.
“Basically, you’re asking if crime pays. Most of the time, it doesn’t, and the problem is the different risk characteristics. If I make a computer security mistake — in a book, for a consulting client, at BT — it’s a mistake. It might be expensive, but I learn from it and move on. As a criminal, a mistake likely means jail time — time I can’t spend earning my criminal living. For this reason, it’s hard to improve as a criminal. And this is why there are more criminal masterminds in the movies than in real life.”—Bruce Schneier Blazes Through Your Questions - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
“Anywho, I have to give MotionBox points for originality. Their flipbook idea is a lot like Facebook’s platform: when you first see it, you think “shit, that’s clever”, but then after you think about it for a minute longer, you’re all like “wait, how is that useful for anybody?”. Fail.”—uncov / MotionBox: The Best Fail Ever (motionbox)