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How This MakeUseOf Writer Procrastinates In 8 Easy Steps

Web Culture

How This MakeUseOf Writer Procrastinates In 8 Easy Steps

As you may know, MakeUseOf isn’t staffed by robots that churn out articles daily through an automatic system. All of us have our own methods of getting down to the writing. Since I’m not a full-time freelance writer, it takes me a little extra oompah to get myself started. With that in mind (and based on what I’m doing right now), I figured I’d give you a little insight into what I’m doing. Basically, here’s how I procrastinate.

29-02-2012
How This MakeUseOf Writer Procrastinates In 8 Easy Steps
5 Hilarious Anti-Apple Videos You Must Watch

Web Culture

5 Hilarious Anti-Apple Videos You Must Watch

I don’t have any love for Apple. I don’t have any hate either. In fact, I find it odd that anyone would express such strong emotions, whether positive or negative, for a technology company. Or any company for that matter, whatever business it happens to be in. This means that while I don’t hate Apple, I can’t abide Apple fanboys. Thankfully I’m not alone.

29-02-2012
5 Hilarious Anti-Apple Videos You Must Watch
11 Online Sources to Find Legal Torrents

Internet

11 Online Sources to Find Legal Torrents

Recent events have seen well-known torrent directories like BTJunkie closing their doors or being threatened with closure, leaving many people wondering about the legalities of torrents and which directories are still open to find them in anyway. The good news is that the process of torrenting is legal – BitTorrent is just a peer-to-peer method for downloading which happens to have many legal uses.

28-02-2012
11 Online Sources to Find Legal Torrents
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

Internet

6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

Are you stuck in a writing slump? Have you ran out of story ideas? Are you puzzled and confused over the publishing industry? Do you need guidance on becoming a professional wordsmith? There are lots of resources – good and bad – out on the web, and they all claim to improve your writing, improve your sales, etc. But who has the time to browse and keep up with dozens, if not hundreds, of writing-related websites?

28-02-2012
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers
Use Mouse Gestures For Better Productivity With StrokePlus [Windows]

Windows

Use Mouse Gestures For Better Productivity With StrokePlus [Windows]

Mouse gestures are specific movements that are recognized by software and translated into quick actions on the screen. Mouse gestures can be used to perform quick actions, like forward and backward browsing or opening a program among others. We have taken you through quite a few mouse gesture tools. Let’s take a look at another lightweight one here.

28-02-2012
Use Mouse Gestures For Better Productivity With StrokePlus [Windows]
Access US-Only Websites Internationally For Free With TunnelBear

Windows Mac

Access US-Only Websites Internationally For Free With TunnelBear

If you’re living outside of the United States, here’s a familiar scenario for you. You’re reading your favorite tech blog, and suddenly see a post about the latest and greatest in web services. Maybe it’s a new way to stream music or watch TV, maybe it’s an awesome new bookstore. Excited, you click through to try it out – only to find out that it’s limited to US customers only. TunnelBear is a slick Virtual Private Network that can help solve that problem.

28-02-2012
Access US-Only Websites Internationally For Free With TunnelBear
My 3 Favorite Video Game Endings Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

My 3 Favorite Video Game Endings Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

One of the best parts about playing a video game is the ending. You spend hours upon hours digging through the content of the game and you get to the huge payoff at the end. The story comes to a head, everyone who needs to die meets their end and you get to wrap everything up. Compared to movies, the ending of a game is so much more satisfying because of the length of a game and the interactive nature of gaming.

28-02-2012
My 3 Favorite Video Game Endings Of All Time [MUO Gaming]
6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]

Web Culture

6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]

Not long ago, we all enjoyed James’s 5 reasons it’s better to date a geek. While he made some good points, James made the error of assuming that geek girls are so rare, they’re virtually non-existent. This is the way he put it: “Unfortunately, data on these rare creatures is still quite scarce, so we will not discuss them today.” Well, I am here to tell you that geek girls do exist, and they’re actually more common than most people think.

28-02-2012
6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]
How & Why To Use TVersity As An Alternative Media Server With Your Xbox 360

Windows

How & Why To Use TVersity As An Alternative Media Server With Your Xbox 360

We recently published an article about the value of using your Xbox 360 as a media center. One commenter noted that the ease of its use can be enhanced with a media server program called TVersity. My experience with using Windows Media Center as an extender for my 360 has always been lackluster, so I gave it a whirl. TVersity turned out to be a good, though not flawless, solution.

28-02-2012
How & Why To Use TVersity As An Alternative Media Server With Your Xbox 360
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