Craig is a web entrepreneur, affiliate marketer, and blogger from Florida. You can find more interesting stuff and keep in touch with him on Facebook.
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Like every year, there are some big events happening in 2012 and you should stay on top of them. What’s better than to have your own virtual countdown playing as a constant reminder of a looming day? Sometimes a simple calendar doesn’t do the trick for the visual person like me. Seeing those days tick off really gets me prepared and, depending on what’s happening, builds up a little excitement.
At MakeUseOf, we have provided you with countless articles on perfecting your USB flash drive with portable applications. If you’ve yet to see our Best Portable Apps page, you need to give it a look. Portable software can really change the way you work and enjoy your personal Internet experience. I don’t go anywhere without 16GB of portable goodness on me. It’s as essential as my keys or wallet.
Oh, man. I may have a biased opinion, being born in ’89, but were the ’90s not incredible? Nostalgia just drives me nuts and the ’90s felt like the peak of music, movies, gaming, and the blossoming of the Internet. Maybe that’s just reminiscing and wishing I was still a kid, but I know some of you agree with me, right? Vanilla Ice, Nickolodeon, Super Nintendo, pop music, less-corporate Internet; how could you not love that?
With snapshots being released on an every-other-day basis, Minecraft 1.2 is right around the corner. Looking at the list of updates cited on the official Minecraft wiki, it seems like this update is quite sizable in comparison to 1.1. March’s eventual update should leave many happy and few disappointed, with mob AI updates, new creatures, varying new item drops, and more.
Minecraft is quite possibly the most viral and addictive indie game that we’ve ever come to see. Who knew that a concept as elementary as playing with toy blocks could become such a sensation? I play it, you or your friends probably play it, and more than 20 million people worldwide have legally purchased an account. Are we overrating this game though? Is Minecraft getting a little too much credit?
Reddit is more than just a time sink where you can look at pretty girls, read about nerdy stuff, and procrastinate as you build a memory of random trivia. Reddit can be used to learn things, believe it or not. Here, we are going to point you to the subreddits where you can go to acquire brain power. Let’s get smarter.
In my opinion, the Super Nintendo was the greatest gaming console that ever existed. Boasting titles like Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Punch-Out, F-Zero, Star Fox, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and more, is it really hard to see why?
Through the use of sticky notes, I feel like I’ve been able to just about double my daily productivity. Being able to have physical reminders that nagged for certain tasks to be completed was a real help when I used pen-and-paper notes. The days of pen and paper are over though, and I’m at my computer a lot more often than I am at a work desk. Eventually, I found that pinning notes to my desktop was just as effective a strategy.
After dealing with a project that required I regularly convert data to the metric system, I realized that having a browser open just for a single web-based conversion website wasn’t the most efficient strategy from a perspective of preserving resources. ESBUnitConv, however, definitely is. ESBUnitConv is a little tool that can literally convert any sort of measurement that you’d imagine.
UniBall (formerly X-Pong) has been around since the 1990’s and remains one of the longest running and unchanged, completely free online MMOs on the Internet. The game was partially created by a current PopCap developer and was loosely modeled after ARC. If you’ve ever played HaxBall, it’s very similar but much more dynamic and competitive. It’s a little bit more similar to SubSpace Continuum’s Hockey Zone.
If you’re familiar with the “let’s play” video format that gamers use as a visual way to hold your hand through a game, then understand that a speed run is one of those videos after too much soda and candy. The objective of a speed run is to blaze through a game as quickly as possible in a time trial.
Minecraft made the jump to 1.1 recently and still (unofficially) holds on to the title of the most successful and addictive, single-player indie and MMO game that we’ve seen in a long, long time. I’m addicted to it right now and if you aren’t then it’s only because you haven’t played it or you haven’t played the right server. There’s one out there for you.
Ifttt is growing. Now, users are finding how to use the service in innovative and clever ways. One of the most useful ways that ifttt is leveraged is in finding free deals, discounts, and sales. Let me share a few of my favorite tech-related recipes that deal in saving you more money online.
I am a huge sucker for RPGs and video games in general. One thing I’ve never been too big on, though, are television series. I’m the only one. Dexter, Band of Brothers, The Wire, Firefly, etc.; there are lots of them and you’re all watching. But I just can’t keep up. What I can buy some time to definitely do is watch a short RPG remake of an episode or summary of the series. Now you’ve got all of my nerd attention.
I work online, and when the Internet is your workplace then you know things move fast. You’ve got to keep up with trends and you’ve got to be on the ball or you might miss out on opportunities, excitement, or (in my case) money. Feed Notifier does a fantastic job of delivering RSS notifications more effectively than any software I’ve used. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or just someone who likes to keep up to date with the news.