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Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0

You book-readers

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You’re out there, right? Like to read books, usually have two or three going, first thought on taking a trip is, “What books should I take?”? The Eldest points out Shelfari.com for such as you and I (and her). It’s yet another community site (cf. Facebook), but centered on books: sharing reading lists, discussing, etc. Free. I just joined.

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7 November 2007 at 2:33 pm

More on Mint (Web 2.0)

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I blogged earlier about Mint, and so far it looks good to me, but Lifehacker has a very good and thorough review with screenshots. Take a look. (The Wife is still wary of it.)

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18 October 2007 at 11:42 am

Posted in Daily life, Software

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Monitor and control your finances via Web 2.0

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Mint is a Web-based application that will do all sorts of things in tracking your finances, as Unclutterer explains. I just joined and entered my accounts: very slick, very informative, very helpful.

And it’s free.

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11 October 2007 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Business, Daily life, Software, Technology

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Stixy: collaborate via Web 2.0

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Stixy is a free on-line way to share text, photos, PDFs, notes, to-dos, and what have you with a defined group: family, friends, workgroup, club, whatever. It looks as though it would be quite useful for a computer-oriented group.

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8 October 2007 at 11:00 am

Wakerupper for wake-up calls & reminders

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Good idea from Lifehacker:

Wakerupper

Schedule free wake-up calls and reminders online with web site Wakerupper. Just enter the time and date you want your call, your timezone, phone number, email address, and an optional bit of reminder text that will be played text-to-speech style when you get the call. The site requires no registration, though registration is possible if you want to use the service for more than the occasional one-off wake-up call. Most of us have learned to use our cell phones as anywhere alarms, but if you’re paranoid about waking up when you’re traveling or before an important meeting, Wakerupper is a useful tool for creating anywhere, anytime wake-up calls (a little redundancy is always calming). Wakerupper

On a related note, today I got my first email reminder from MemoToMe, and I must say that getting an email telling you it’s time to do something makes it much easier to get to it–for me, anyway; YMMV.

Written by Leisureguy

28 September 2007 at 12:47 pm

Planning a party?

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Here’s some help (via The Week magazine):

Skobee.com seems particularly interesting. From The Week: “… a great way to make plans on the fly. Its ‘fuzzy scheduling’ lets one person suggest an activity and others “chim in with date, time, and location suggestions.” You can even visually compare schedules with your friends to identify a time that works.”

The Week credits Consumer Report ShopSmart with the info.

Written by Leisureguy

28 September 2007 at 11:15 am

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