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