Adjust Web Forms with Resizeable Form Fields

Adjust Web Forms with Resizeable Form Fields

All platforms running Firefox: The Resizeable Form Fields extension makes textarea, text input, iframe and dropdown list sizes adjustable. With the extension installed, hover over a corner or end of a form field and click and drag to resize it. Adam mentioned this extension in his Safari features in Firefox…

Copy and Paste Quicker Using Your Mouse with True X-Mouse Gizmo

Copy and Paste Quicker Using Your Mouse with True X-Mouse Gizmo

Windows only: Paste the contents of your clipboard to any text area with your middle mouse button with True X-Mouse Gizmo. True X-Mouse works very similarly to previously mentioned AutoCopy Firefox extension except it works globally—that is, it automatically copies any selected text in any program to your clipboard. You…

Leopard lookalikes

The Appletell weblog demonstrates several freeware apps and themes that give your Mac the look and feel of the yet-to-be-released Leopard.

Social Search Engine Sproose Final Now Live

Social Search Engine Sproose Final Now Live

Social search engine Sproose—which features user-driven search result relevancy—launches this morning. Sproose users vote on the web sites that appear in search results, and Sproose ranks the highest voted before less popular pages in future searches. In other words, as more and more people vote for pages that fit a…

Next Version of Ubuntu to be Named Hardy Heron

Next Version of Ubuntu to be Named Hardy Heron

This morning founder of Ubuntu Linux Mark Shuttleworth talked with Lifehacker about his personal productivity system, the future releases of Ubuntu and free software. Mark introduces the next version of Ubuntu following Gutsy Gibbon which will be named “Hardy Heron.” What do the Ubuntu faithful have to look forward to…

Natural Pain Remedies on the Cheap

Natural Pain Remedies on the Cheap

The Spine Health weblog lists 14 affordable ways to naturally heal your body. While the article is geared to those suffering from back pain, there’s a lot that can be taken from this list for your overall well-being. Eat cookies. Research shows that eating sweet foods like cookies, chocolate or…

The Top 10 Roundup

Top 10 Free Wallpaper, Fonts and Icon Sources“Spicing up your computer desktop or documents is a cinch with the right fonts, wallpaper or icon set – but finding the best ones isn’t an easy task.” Top 10 PDF Tricks“The PDF file format is one of the best ways to publish,…

Build a (Very) Inexpensive Solaris 10 Workstation

Christian Cruz at ExtremeTech wrote up his experiment in building a cheap (around $370) Solaris 10 Workstation. As an IT professional working in an environment where we’re migrating over from older versions of Solaris, it was of keen interest for me to have my own home version of a server…

Removing lint from clothes

Removing lint from clothes

Jess Manea submitted this tip on an after-shower solution for removing lint from your clothes. Here’s a little tip for getting your clothes looking fluff free, and you can try after your next shower! Using the damp bath towel, rub the linty clothes in long sweeping motions and watch the…

Make an iPhone/iPod Stand from a Business Card

Make an iPhone/iPod Stand from a Business Card

Sick of holding your iPod, iPhone, or other portable video player in your lap like a chump while all the other cool cats in the plane/train/automobile sit their portable devices in a trendy yet elegant stand? DIY web site Instructables details how you can make your own iPhone or iPod…

Maintain a Consistent Workspace Across Multiple Computers

Maintain a Consistent Workspace Across Multiple Computers

Most likely you use more than one computer in the course of a day—a work computer and a home computer, maybe even a laptop and a desktop. That means you’ve got at least two workspaces that can get horrendously out of sync if you don’t keep them in check. The…

Delete Duplicate Files with the Dupinator

All platforms: The Dupinator Python script detects and deletes duplicate files in a directory. We’ve covered downloads that de-duplicate files for Windows, but nothing free for Mac. The Dupinator gets the job done fast and easy (if at the command line) on folders containing even thousands of files. To use…

Survey says

According to a survey, teenagers aren’t getting enough sleep because they are distracted by electronic gadgets in their bedrooms.

Position Your Satellite Dish with the Alignment Calculator

Position Your Satellite Dish with the Alignment Calculator

Perfectly aim your satellite dish or antenna using Google maps mashup, Satellite Alignment Calculator (SAC). With SAC you choose your satellite provider (DirectTV, XM, Sirius, etc.), enter your address and SAC will show you the exact direction you need to position your satellite for the best signal. Since I’m dish-less…

The “Perfect” iTunes equaliser setting for MP3s

The “Perfect” iTunes equaliser setting for MP3s

Rocker Merlin Mann posts his favorite iTunes MP3 equaliser settings as recommended by Mac OS X Hints (pictured). They are: db +3, +6, +9, +7, +6, +5, +7, +9, +11, +8 db Merlin says it gives tracks a “nice pop.” Got any equaliser settings you love? Do share in the…

Avoid unexpected data charges on your GPS phone

Derek Fung at CNET posts a warning on how to avoid the mistake he made of racking up unexpected data charges on his Nokia 6110 Navigator phone. Derek says that even without doing an websurfing from the phone, he racked up $50 worth of data charges because he’d mistakenly enabled…

Sharepoint – problems and alternatives

If your workplace is using Microsoft’s portal based collaboration and document management system, Sharepoint, this may be of interest. Pia Waugh, FOSS advocate and one half of the Waugh Partners consultancy, made an interesting post which rounds up some links to articles discussing Sharepoint lock-in issues, and looking at some…

New at Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail’s set to get a bunch of new features tomorrow, including built-in SMS capabilities. More info with screenshots as soon as they flip the switch on our accounts.

Capture Where Your Time Goes with the Activity Tracker Gadget

Capture Where Your Time Goes with the Activity Tracker Gadget

iGoogle users: You can track exactly how you spend your day from your iGoogle homepage with Activity Tracker. Activity Tracker acts as a virtual punch card. You enter the activities you want to log time to, and each entry gets two buttons: “in” and “out.” When you begin working on…

Get a Better Night’s Sleep Without Electronic Media

Get a Better Night’s Sleep Without Electronic Media

A study at Osaka University in Japan shows that people who surf the internet or watch TV before bedtime report that they are not getting enough sleep—however, they are catching as many Z’s as people who don’t watch TV or surf before hitting the sack: “The longer media use before…

Stop Being a Slave to Your Email

Professionals often feel buried under their email, but time management experts say there are ways to avoid feeling swamped. Getting Things Done author David Allen tells the Wall Street Journal you should take immediate action on any messages that require two minutes of your time or less. Other advice includes…

Where the Web Archives Are

Where the Web Archives Are

Some of the most intriguing resources on the web are located in archives—compilations of data that in the past, could only be found by making appointments in dusty libraries. Today, I’m going to take you on a quick tour through some of the most fascinating archives on the web.

Avant Window Navigator (Awn) Updates

Avant Window Navigator (Awn) Updates

Linux application dock and launcher Awn is in the process of receiving some major upgrades. Since we last covered Awn, it has acquired many new features like theming, window previews, a preferences manager and a variant of the soon to be released applet for OS X called Stacks. Read on…

Be Your Own Executive Assistant

An executive assistant ensures that your time is being used efficiently and productively, but most of us don’t have the money for an executive assistant of our very own. Instead, the Zen Habits blog suggests three steps to being your own executive assistant. For example: As your own assistant, it’s…

Integrate Subversion with Finder with SCPlugin

Integrate Subversion with Finder with SCPlugin

Mac OS X only: Access and write to version control Subversion repositories using SCPlugin, a Mac version of Windows only TortoiseSVN that integrates with Finder. SCPlugin has been around as a Subversion tool for a while, but the newly released 0.7 version promises that it’s “now ready to be your…

Get Wireless Working in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Get Wireless Working in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Ubuntu users: Get your wireless card working with this tutorial from the I Eat Noobs weblog. You voiced your struggles about getting your wireless up and running in Ubuntu and this tutorial should help you get to WiFi Wonderland. It isn’t a fix-all for every brand of wireless card, and…

Speed up Windows XP in Virtual PC 2007

Speed up Windows XP in Virtual PC 2007

Users running Windows XP in Virtual PC 2007 can speed up the virtualised operating system. Tech blogger Dan Maharry drafted a six-page PDF document full of tweaks and customisations you can do to Virtual PC and Windows XP to make the installation fly. Most of the tweaks to Windows XP…

Resize Firefox with a Bookmarklet

Resize Firefox with a Bookmarklet

You can quickly change the size of the Firefox window by clicking a bookmarklet. Reader Domen writes in and explains how to set up the bookmarklet, which is perfect for users with extra screen estate. Create an empty bookmark in your Bookmarks Toolbar and enter the following as the location:…

Hack your alarm clock

Dimension Engineering offer up a hack for those who’d rather punch out their alarm clock than greet the sunrise with a song. This is a walkthrough for how to rewire an alarm clock so that it will enter snooze mode when it experiences a shock, or, as the application notes…

Add an Auxiliary Input to Your Car Stereo

Add an Auxiliary Input to Your Car Stereo

If you’ve had it up to your eyeballs with ineffective FM transmitters and don’t have a tape adapter in your car stereo anymore, student Donn Morrison details how to add an auxiliary input to your car stereo for a direct line from your MP3 player. All you need is a…

Batch Resize Images Without Extra Software

Batch Resize Images Without Extra Software

You can batch resize images in Mac OS X without installing third party software. The Mac OS X Tips weblog shows how you can use Automator and Preview to batch resize any group of images. After you’ve created the Automator script, all you need to do is drag and drop…