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Free online OCR

I haven’t managed to go paperless yet, but I do try to keep as little paper around as I can. I scan a lot of things to PDF and save them in Google Documents. Whenever I do that, I like to have the text in the documents searchable. If all I do is scan a …

Bookmarklets

What’s a bookmarklet? Well, the Bookmarklets.com home page describes them in this way: Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Firefox and Explorer web browsers. Bookmarklets are free. Bookmarklets allow you to: * Modify the way you see someone else’s webpage. * Extract data from a webpage. * Search more …

KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

Last night I wanted to download a YouTube video. I don’t have any utilities on my computer that will do this. My normal option is to use Zamzar. The one problem with this, is that sometimes it takes a while to get the email notifying you that the download/converstion is done. While I was waiting, …

Can’t Open Your E-Mailbox? Good Luck

From the New York Times: Logging on to Gmail or other e-mail service has become a routine of daily life, completed without a thought. What would you do, however, if you woke up tomorrow, plugged in your user name and password as you always do, but then received an unfamiliar message: “User name and password …

Protect Your Child’s Privacy Online

security4web has a nice list of suggestions to protect your child online (follow the link to read the entire 19-point list): Be aware of cyberspace threats! Learn about all risks children may face while surfing on the Internet and start educating them on how to protect themselves online. Talk to your children about dangers they …

YouGetSignal.com – A collection of uncomplicated, powerful network tools

I heard about YouGetSignal.com from Chris… The best way to learn about the tools is to visit the site and try them. The reason why we came across the site is that we were trying to determine what sites were on a web server (to determine how loaded or overloaded the server is). The tool …

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