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Evernote Review – It Has Become an Integral Part of my Life

When I first purchased my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, several years ago, I dabbled with an earlier stand-alone version of Evernote. It presented a never-ending scratch-pad of sorts that I could write on with the tablet’s stylus. It was nice, even useful, but it didn’t supplant OneNote as my primary note-keeping software, until recently. Evernote is

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I’m Using Dropbox to Sync Key Files Across My PC, Laptop and iMac

I have recently been experimenting with various cloud-based services. Among the best are EverNote, Google Apps Gmail with iMap, xmarks (formerly Foxmarks) and, now, Dropbox. As described in more detail below, among other things Dropbox: (i) allows me to securely sync office documents between my PCs and Mac at any location; (ii) unchains me from

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Eric Schmidt is the CEO of Google. In the 2 minute video below he describes what he believes Web 3.0 applications will be.   In summary, he defines, Web 3.0 as: Applications that are pieced together. They are relatively small. The data is in the cloud. The application can run on any device, PC or

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Facebook Connect Glitch with Disqus

[Update: As of April 18, 2009, the Facebook Connect glitch under Disqus discussed in this post appears to be remedied. As you can see, I have re-activated the Facebook Connect option on The Daleisphere. I also note that commenters using Facebook connect have the option (when leaving a comment) to allow that comment to be

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Pixlr – Terrific, Free, Web-based Image Editor

I discovered a terrific new web-based image editor called pixlr.com. It works like Photoshop Elements, Paint.net and other popular image editors – but from inside any browser, with nothing to install. It’s free. No sign-up or user account needed. No downloads or installs required. It just works – instantly. Remarkably, If you have Adobe Flash

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How to Migrate Feedburner Feeds to Google Adsense

Google’s acquired Feedburner back in June of 2007. Feedburner has since been integrated into the Google Adsense platform. Bloggers can now place adsense units into their RSS feeds. In order to take advantage of of this service I needed to migrate my three Feedburner feeds into the new Google adsense feeds system. According to this

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Why and How to Integrate Facebook Connect with Disqus

  The primary reason I switched from Intense Debate to Disqus, is Disqus’s integration with Facebook Connect. Below I describe why this is important. I then provide a step-by-step ‘how-to’ guide on how to integrate Facebook Connect with Disqus. [This Post was Updated on April 18, 2009 to reflect the changes made to the setup

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How to Integrate Disqus within Wordpress 2.7 Blogs

Earlier this month I described How to install Intense Debate in WordPress 2.7 blogs. In my ‘Why I switched from IntenseDebate to Disqus’ post [coming soon] I describe why I made the switch. The Disqus installation instructions are out of date (written for pre WP 2.7 blogs) and surprisingly difficult to follow. Happily, both Disqus

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Scoble Convinced me to Join friendfeed

Since joining Twitter a few months back, I have wanted to understand how it overlapped/interacted with the web-content aggregator friendfeed. I looked at friendfeed at least two or three times and never quite ‘got it’ – until today. Robert Scoble was a guest on the recent episode 81 of net@night. This guy is quite the

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How To Install IntenseDebate in Wordpress 2.7

Since listening to this net@night podcast back in May 2008, where Amber and Leo interviewed Daniel Ha, the founder of the Disqus, I have been interested in implementing this kind of a community-oriented, commenting/discussion system on my blogs. Early on, I had compared the feature set of Disqus and its competitor, IntenseDebate (“ID”), and Disqus’s

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Synchronize Firefox 3 Bookmarks with foxmarks

[July 7, 2008 Update: I discuss the foxmarks beta version below. Foxmarks is now out of beta and available as a normal add-on for Firefox 3.  You can download it here.] [May 2009 Update: Foxmarks is now named xmarks and can be downloaded here.] Last year I became an enthusiastic user of Google Browser Sync

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Google Turned Feedburner into 'Free'burner Without My Knowledge

Until two days ago, I was blissfully unaware of the fact that Google had purchased Feedburner back on June 3, 2007 and in the process made two of its key services, FeedBurner Stats Pro and MyBrand, available to bloggers for free (see announcement). [February 3, 2009 Update: Google has integrated Feedburner into its Adsense platform.