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US-centric: If your cell phone bill is giving you the flutters, then mobile enthusiast jkOnTheRun can (possibly) help you out with their list of employer and educational discounts. Just find your carrier (links are all provided) and figure out if you are eligible. Because I'm self-employed, I don't qualify for diddly, but if you find out you scored some savings please share in the comments.

How to score a discount on your monthly cellular bill

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.


We've covered hundreds of tools to capture and manage your digital "stuff" over the years: to-do lists, email systems, calendars, photo managers, web clippings, passwords, bookmarks list. But after the parade of the new dies down, you stick with the system that works best for you. So we want to know: where do you store your digital stuff? What are your trusty shelves for stowing away the bits of information that run your life? Let us know in the comments.


You can access your Internet Explorer bookmarks with a quick registry hack and the about: command in the address bar. The gist of the hack shown at the Technoworld weblog is to manually add your bookmarks to the registry so you can quickly navigate to them by putting about:YourBookmark into the address bar. You can access your bookmarks from the dropdown menu, but as you know, mouseless navigation can do wonders for your productivity. Couple this hack with an "about:" entry for Texter, and you can put together a pretty handy ad-hoc mouseless navigation scheme for Internet Explorer. I wouldn't recommend setting up shortcuts for URLs shorter than six characters (the length of "about:") but it would be very handy for complicated URLs that you visit frequently like "about:bank" or "about:gasprices"—you get the picture. It is about as close as you can get to keyword navigating for Internet Explorer.

Trick : Make use of "about" pages for fast navigation and security in IE


The Martin Ankerl weblog performance-tested many popular terminal applications on their text through capabilities (the time it takes to load and display the full content of a very large text file) to find out which terminal application is the fastest and which is best for low performance PCs. The terminal apps tested include the Windows Command Prompt, PuTTY, gnome-terminal, konsole, aterm, wterm, xterm and Eterm. Spoiler alert: The fastest terminal benchmarked was gnome-terminal (followed closely by konsole). PuTTY came in at a distant 30th place and the Windows Command Prompt rolled in at disappointing 35th.

Comprehensive Linux Terminal Performance Comparison


The Unofficial Google Web Desktop (not created by Google) brings some of the look and feel of the traditional desktop to the web by integrating with Google Docs and Spreadsheets and creating a drag-and-drop desktop interface for your documents. Launching a document opens Google Docs and Spreadsheets on top of your desktop with some ajax-y flash. Right now it's in major need of some sort of folder structure (specifically the structure you've set up in Google Docs), but if you prefer the look and feel of a desktop, the Unofficial Google Web Desktop may come in handy as it develops. Thanks, Joe!

Unofficial Google Web Desktop