In lieu of a Tech-o Tuesday: six great web resources

I know, I know – it’s Tuesday and we haven’t had a new episode of Tech-o Tuesday in what seems like forever! Well, Felix and I have been incredibly busy and / or sick, but we’re scheduling the next episodes right now. In the meantime, I finally found an evening to sit down and read through my RSS feeds, and found a few links y’all might like:

  • Scriblink: online whiteboarding with phone conferencing (?) and multi-user chat (up to 5 people at a time). Web-based, with a “universal whiteboard” where you can draw with other randomly selected-Scriblink users, but the site doesn’t seem to be heavily trafficked, and the only supported browser on Macs is Safari (all browsers on PCs seem to work). [download squad, via digg]
  • You Convert It: web-based file conversion and file-sharing. Works with large files (a competitor, Zamzar, imposes a 100MB filesize limit), and makes sharing with others easy … just enter their email address. Converts to and from just about any file format and, weirdly enough, unit of measure (light, pressure, acceleration, etc). [via lifehacker]
  • OldApps: archives previous versions of popular freeware apps. Useful if the newest version of your favorite software is bloated, changed / removed features, starts charging, or otherwise leaves you longing for the old days. Also useful as a general listing if you’re looking for alternatives! [via lifehacker]
  • Downloadpedia and Softpedia: two great software repositories. Both offer lots of great open-source software and freeware; Softpedia offers donationware, shareware, and trial versions in addition to free programs, is better organized, and certifies certain software packages as “mal-ware free”. Much like SkyMall magazine, you will find TONS of crap you do NOT need but want with unreasonable passion. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😀
  • Rsizr: web-based photo cropping / resizing. It also does something called seam-carving (here’s an explanation of what that is) but how to do that isn’t very clear. It’s great, though, if you just need to crop a photo and don’t have Photoshop or want to deal with GIMP / GIMPshop. [via lifehacker]

Happy Tuesday, and we’ll see you soon with a new episode!

Ryan has been proudly maintaining and contributing to Language Lab Unleashed since 2005, and is the current President of SWALLT. Since the summer of 2013 he's been causing trouble with his all-star colleagues in the UMW DTLT; when not wrangling websites Ryan can be found doing strange things with heavy objects.

1 Comment

  1. Pete · October 3, 2007 Reply

    Each of these a gem, in and of itself–hope the Texas traffic wasn’t all that Barbara described it to be!!

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