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Bitnami stacks look like a convenient way to quickly test install OS apps.

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Posted in Servers, Web Apps, Web Development

Discussing stats packages

Statistics, Anyone? Oh yes, the ever popular search for the one stats package to bind them all … the one that will answer all your questions, and do so quickly, humbly, and prettily. Ha. Gotcha. There ain’t no such thing.

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I discovered Picasa only recently. Until now (confession time), I’d never used any photo-managing software; I just couldn’t be bothered. But Picasa is nice. It’s very intuitive, does a lot automatically (i.e. doesn’t bother me too much), and has a

Posted in Google, Graphics, Web Apps

JSCalc – Firefox calculator bookmarklet

Gosh, this is a cool little popup calculator by The Man in Blue: JSCalc. Just remember to enable Javascript for (if like me you have the NoScript extension) to allow it to do its work.

Posted in FireFox, Web Apps

Netvibes makes Google home page look tired

Within 3 minutes of exploring the features at Netvibes I was packing my bags at the Google home page I’d set up not long ago and lugging my stuff across to NV. Not only is the functionality better and easier

Posted in Google, Web Apps

10 + 12 Ajax Applications

OK, I haven’t looked at all of them … Top 10 Ajax Applications but the one that really grabbed me – that was instantly usable and useful – was: deliciousdirector. Just follow the simple 5 How Do I Use It?

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Review of JotSpot Live

I was about to show the JotLive – “Live, group note-taking” – service to some non-techie people … but thought better of it after reading one user’s review here. Non-geek users are too easily put off by stuff like unpredictable

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