I was a guest on on Triple R's technology show Byte into IT last week, talking about all things Lifehacker. If you'd like to hear it, the podcast is available here.
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Hurting from all your college expenses? Web site HowStuffWorks advises students on how to save cash with ten tips, like buying cheap textbooks, opting-in for an the best meal plan, organising your expenses, and splitting any shared resources with a roommate. My favourite.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
For all its 'the best code wins' meritocracy ethos, developers also need to be able to communicate and get their point of view across. Opinions will always differ on the best way to do things, and you and your work will be critiqued. Here's an interesting article from Linux.com which talks to Linus Torvalds about dealing with conflict and differing opinions on code development.
Technology publisher O'Reilly has a nice write-up of how to make a really dynamic Google custom search engine for whatever topic you want. A Google custom search engine is a great way to supercharge your searches and make them more targeted - the example in the article is for recipes, but you can go nuts and whip one up for vintage toys, anime soundtracks, eBay tweaks...the possibilities are endless. This particular tutorial will help you really make the most of your personal search engine; it goes way beyond the simple instructions that Google gives you.Creating Google Custom Search Engines
Mac/Linux users: You can use the file filename terminal command to quickly identify file information. Occasionally you will come across files that have an incorrect or missing file extension. As shown above, the file command analyses the file given as an argument and displays details about the file. This command is especially useful when it comes to managing large libraries of music, images and video. If you're scared of the terminal foo, you can obtain file extension information from the web, too. Any Windows users know the equivalent Command Prompt syntax? Share in the comments.Determine File Type