Thursday, December 4, 2008

Songbird - Open Source Music Player

Songbird - Open Source Music Player

Had enough of Real Player and iTunes? Here is the open source alternative.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Internships -- U.S. Commercial Service Oklahoma City

Internships -- U.S. Commercial Service Oklahoma City

Yet another great opportunity for Oklahoma students - U.S. Commercial Service Oklahoma City Internships.

Syncplicity - Syncplicity: Effortless Backup, Synchronization, and Sharing

Syncplicity - Syncplicity: Effortless Backup, Synchronization, and Sharing

Excellent sync service! Fast, easy to understand and use. I wish they would offer a little more free space (they do offer a 2 gb free account). Luckily I have a free 8 gb account, more than enough for my needs. I used iDrive up till now, it's dependable but I have difficulties understanding exactly the logic behind their approach... Go syncplicity!

Free Online Computer Science and Programming Books, Textbooks, and Lecture Notes :: FreeTechBooks.com

Free Online Computer Science and Programming Books, Textbooks, and Lecture Notes :: FreeTechBooks.com

According to them: "This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Largest Online Job Search Engine - Hound.com

The Largest Online Job Search Engine - Hound.com

Interesting Job search engine... I would be curious to hear about any experience that somebody had trying this site.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stanford School of Engineering

Stanford School of Engineering

Free computer courses (and not only) at Stanford... They also do free courses at MIT. Free software. Free textbooks... This is great, but we still need to ask where are we heading?

For free resources, look over the older and future posts.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Books | Global Text Project

Books | Global Text Project

And more free textbooks. Are they any good?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 Fall Career and Internship Fair, Sept. 24

UCO students should try to participate at the 2008 Fall Career and Internship Fair, Sept. 24. See: http://www.careers.ucok.edu/

Yet another internshio opportunity

I just received this flier, some of you might be interested:



Please let me know if you try it...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Research Grants for UCO students

Deadline for the Student Research, Creative, & Scholarly Activities (RCSA) Grant is Monday, March 2, 2009. There were 50 applications last year, all funded (after proposal revisions).

I encourage you all to take advantage of this opportunity. Read more at: http://www.ucok.edu/facres/student_research/student_research.html. The amounts are as follows (for an academic year):

- 500 grant
- 1560 stipend
- 1100 tuition waiver

Follow Nike's motto: JUST DO IT! Since there are funds available, the chances of getting funded are quite high! And the benefits for your future careear even higher.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

About CUR - Council on Undergraduate Research

About CUR - Council on Undergraduate Research


For undergraduate students interested in research (many should be!), this is a great opportunity:

"Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. Our publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. We assist administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions. Our primary advocacy is in support of faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NEW WEB TOOLS HELP EDUCATORS USE SPARKY VIDEO AWARDS IN FALL COURSES (SPARC)

NEW WEB TOOLS HELP EDUCATORS USE SPARKY VIDEO AWARDS IN FALL COURSES (SPARC)

A video contest suited for everybody. This year: “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” The videos should be two minutes or less. I am interested in this issue myself :-)

19 Most Essential Open Source Applications That You Probably Want To Know - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

19 Most Essential Open Source Applications That You Probably Want To Know - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

Most of these are really useful for students. In other words, STOP PAYING FOR SOFTWARE! See my free software (freeware) page also.

Friday, July 25, 2008

MSN Careers - How to Answer: 'Why Should I Hire You?' - Career Advice Article

MSN Careers - How to Answer: 'Why Should I Hire You?' - Career Advice Article

Why should I hire you. The answer to this question is what every student should have in mid during the college. All students (at least mine :-)) are great, smart, charming. But in the end those who have some skills that distinguishes them from their peers get the job.

It's simple: learn skills that you colleagues lack. In business, learn computers. Be proactive with the newest trends, tools and technologies in IT. And, regardless of major, learn statistics... These two skills are and will be in high demand forever.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Resnooze | Control your life using email reminders

Resnooze | Control your life using email reminders

I use GoogleCalendar and Remember the Milk, but this little tool is quite tempting. It helps one organize life, and, as a student, you might really need it.

PrestaShop.com

PrestaShop.com

Vivat open source! Another free and open source shopping cart software. I wish I had the time and determination to try it. Anybody else?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Students

Students

It looks like many students are looking for opportunities such as scholarships and internships. How about "Getting into Google"?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Free ecommerce free online web store free shopping cart software

Free ecommerce free online web store free shopping cart software

I did not try it at all, but it looks like a good choice for small businesses. Let me know if you did try it.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Corruption in Romania | In denial | Economist.com

Corruption in Romania | In denial | Economist.com

One of the main issues you will have to face as "expats". As much as I hate it, Romania seems to be a child poster for how NOT to do it. Not that Bulgaria is much better :-)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Poll: Math, yes; standardized tests, maybe - Yahoo! News

Poll: Math, yes; standardized tests, maybe - Yahoo! News

More MATH, please! This article is really to my liking. How about you? Please let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader

ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader

Some interesting books for free, for your electronic device (iPod, MP3 player, computer). Including some business and economics titles. There are however other similar sites...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Inhabitat » Transportation Tuesday: MIT’s Stackable City Car

Inhabitat » Transportation Tuesday: MIT’s Stackable City Car

High gasoline prices bring innovation, as expected. From simple solutions (bicycle sharing in Paris) to more sophisticated ones (MIT electric stackable cars). Aren't economic incentives the way to solve a problem? Oh yes. And we all gain, due to positive externalities.

Best Free PC Tune-up Utility | Gizmo's Tech Support Alert

Best Free PC Tune-up Utility | Gizmo's Tech Support Alert

Another set of free software, this time utilities that help maintaining the computer. I tried CCleaner and loved it. Let me know what you think please.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Task Market

Task Market

A good opportunity for students; one does not need to be technical savvy to work for tech companies. Just check this out. You can work at your pace, from your home or dorm.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Top Free Hosts To Store Your Files Online | MakeUseOf.com

Top Free Hosts To Store Your Files Online | MakeUseOf.com

Another step toward the goal of ditching the personal computer. Some of these offers are quite good! I am currently using IDrive and I love it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Syncplicity - Download Client

Syncplicity - Download Client

At last a free back-up tool that allows easy sync with all your computers. Unfortunately they do not say for how long will it be free, or what the pricing scheme will be later. But, let's try it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lumeneo welcome

Lumeneo welcome

Great, who will buy this ugliness? And it's between 20,000 to 30,000 euro!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Enterprise Adoption of Web 2.0: It's Happening - ReadWriteWeb

Enterprise Adoption of Web 2.0: It's Happening - ReadWriteWeb

As I said in a previous post, "it's happening!" One really interesting observation is that it appears that businesses here in Oklahoma (or at least around OKC) are slow not only in using Web 2.0 tools, but in using Internet! This really needs to happen, since if you don't follow progress, you will be left behind!

Don't local businesses believe Internet brings customers? A good research question...

Monday, May 5, 2008

The (Virtual) Global Office

The (Virtual) Global Office

Nothing new, but some examples of virtual worlds other than Second Life... Is this the future though? What do you think?

Friday, May 2, 2008

How Google Fuels Its Idea Factory

How Google Fuels Its Idea Factory

Google and innovation go hand in hand, but how? Here you will find the process described.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Crescent-News.com - Psst! It's no secret: copying is plagiarism

Crescent-News.com - Psst! It's no secret: copying is plagiarism

Please understand these issues, you might end up worse by plagiarism than just getting a low grade. Please beware.

America's Most Overrated Product: the Bachelor's Degree - Chronicle.com

America's Most Overrated Product: the Bachelor's Degree - Chronicle.com

I tend to agree with this article (not quite well written though). That doesn't mean that College is bad!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Enterprise 2.0 To Become a $4.6 Billion Industry By 2013 - ReadWriteWeb

Enterprise 2.0 To Become a $4.6 Billion Industry By 2013 - ReadWriteWeb

We know this was coming. Now it's "official." The question is how are we going to take advantage of it?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

skoogO-Information Networking

skoogO-Information Networking

A Web 2.0 site for students... What kept them from doing this sooner?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

3 kid CEOs making big bucks

3 kid CEOs making big bucks - MSN Money

For business ideas. But check out the "10 entrepreneurs under 18" slide show.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

College Classes - Tips for College Students Attending Classes - CollegeTips.com

College Classes - Tips for College Students Attending Classes - CollegeTips.com

Another site dedicated to college students.

Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word

Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word

This tool (provided one is a geek and has over $100 to spare) could change the way students take notes! Let me know if you tried it, please.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Grant opportunities... TRY!

Memo

According to the post in the Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Centralities (see the "Student Grant Proposals Due April 15" post):

"The Office of Research & Grants announces a grant opportunity for students to support research, creative and scholarly activities beginning in the Fall 2008 semester.

Students who apply and obtain funding also may receive a research assistantship and a tuition waiver.

Due date for grant proposals is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

To learn more about this grant opportunity, visit http://www.ucok.edu/urcs/URCAT/URCAT_home.htm."

I encourage you to apply. Let me know if you are interested!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Etsy :: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

Etsy :: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

Yet another alternative to build your own online store - indicated by students (thanks). Listing is 20 cents/item, and selling fee 3.5%. No other expenses. PayPal available.

Eight Ways To Get Yourself An Online Desktop | MakeUseOf.com

Eight Ways To Get Yourself An Online Desktop | MakeUseOf.com

Besides Google documents and Zoho, which I really recommend to anybody who wants to be able to work from remote locations, an online desktop offers even more flexibility. Are they worthed? I don't know, but try and PLEASE let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Blujay 100% Free Online Marketplace

Blujay 100% Free Online Marketplace

And Blujay. Did not try it, let me know please if you will.

Free Online Marketplace & Free Ecommerce Website Builder - get a Free Online Store at eCRATER.com

Free Online Marketplace & Free Ecommerce Website Builder - get a Free Online Store at eCRATER.com

Free e-commerce hosting! I am quite impressed (never actually tried the site though). The forums speak nicely about them and about Blujay... I hope at least one of the groups will try it. Good luck!

Comparison (from "Compete")

Friday, March 21, 2008

Inkscape. Draw Freely.

Inkscape. Draw Freely.

Yet another freeware, I need to try this one. It is an Open Source vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw.

MSN Careers - Giving Stellar Presentations - Career Advice Article

MSN Careers - Giving Stellar Presentations - Career Advice Article

Please read. It will help you. And, also, remember: audiences WANT THE SPEAKER TO SUCCEED. They are "trapped" anyway, and they want to have a good time, therefore they are very much lenient. So, go for it.

Your turn: Readers choose their 10 favorite Windows programs | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Your turn: Readers choose their 10 favorite Windows programs | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

I still believe that we should only use freeware, but here is yet another list of best of software, which includes shareware... I don't subscribe to it :-)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

A great list of best freeware. Due to a legal challenge, the blogger might change the domain, therefore please let me know if this link breaks.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

35 MPG: Why Wait Until 2020?

35 MPG: Why Wait Until 2020?

This isn't the first time I hear this. Is there a secret understanding between the oil companies and the car makers? This would be a good topic for a "Pelican Brief" research. Really.

Friday, March 14, 2008

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

And a freeware replacement for Adobe Photoshop (UNTESTED by me). For Phptoshop users, try: http://gimpshop.com/ which is intended for you.

Creative Docs .NET - Get Creative!

Creative Docs .NET - Get Creative!

Some asked for freeware compatible with Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. Here it is (UNTESTED).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Chronicle: About Editorial Internships

The Chronicle: About Editorial Internships

Yet another internship opportunity, with the most popular Academic publication. Try!

Cox Connects Foundation - Cox Communications

Cox Connects Foundation - Cox Communications

OK, everybody hates the "Cable guys" but here are some opportunities for students paid by Cox. Try!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Notecentric - A Place For Your Class Notes

Notecentric - A Place For Your Class Notes

Yet another site for smart students. As they put it:

“Notecentric was created by Hung Truong, a student of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. Notecentric was born of necessity. Hung found that it was really hard to:

1. Synchronize his notes from his laptop to his desktop computer

2. Share his existing notes with his classmates without resorting to email

Notecentric is a social class note sharing website. The main focus of Notecentric is to allow university students to have their notes wherever they go and be able to easily share their notes with classmates.

Once notes are entered in Notecentric, users will have access to them wherever web access is available. In addition, classmates who have Notecentric accounts will automatically have access to those notes (unless the notes are tagged as "private"). “

Monday, February 11, 2008

Freeload Press, Inc. - Free College Textbooks for Students

Freeload Press, Inc. - Free College Textbooks for Students

Great source for FREE text books on many topics... Try to find a textbook that fits your needs, you will not be sorry!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Business Embracing Web 2.0

Business Embracing Web 2.0

It's happening. Businesses are adopting Web 2.0 technologies. Are you Web 2.0 literate? Read my "Teaching Business Web 2.0 Style" white paper available on my "Research" web site.

Friday, February 8, 2008

mynoteIT - An online note taking tool for students.

mynoteIT - An online note taking tool for students.

Some students have a laptop and type in notes as presenters speak. For that (small - for now) group, here is a good online complement. It also attempts to organize your student life. Yeah right :-)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Welcome to Google Apps

Welcome to Google Apps

For those who are serious about making their life easier, another way of working only from the Internet, for free, with or without your team. Excellent opportunity.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cyber Minimalist: How to Work (Almost) Completely Online | Zen Habits

Cyber Minimalist: How to Work (Almost) Completely Online | Zen Habits

The internet connection (at least at UCO) is on. Why would somebody carry a USB drive? What if you lose it, or forget it at home? The alternative is easier, and FREE. Please consider it, you will be happy you tried.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Study abroad, it will give you an edge

Study abroad community: Masqot

Grant opportunities... TRY!

Grant opportunities: Internal

Internships

Internship Opportunities with IHS, a conservative organization that might just make things interesting.

How to take notes

Taking notes is an art. Read this for great advice.

BEFORE deciding for a major

The Occupational handbook. tells you:




  • the training and education needed


  • earnings


  • expected job prospects


  • what workers do on the job


  • working conditions

Free software, everything a student needs!

Free Software (everything a student needs)