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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content

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Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content

Do you love Reddit, but find the user interface infuriating? Try a new way to get at the best content on the web. Reditr shows you the latest posts from your favorite subreddits in easy-to-skim columns. Even better, it embeds content so you don’t need to be a tab ninja just to see what’s going on. Reddit is the most efficient way to waste your time online, but what if you could make your time wasting even more efficient?

Justin Pot October 17, 2012
Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content
DOWNLOAD Web Automation, Part 1: Let The Web Do The Work

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DOWNLOAD Web Automation, Part 1: Let The Web Do The Work

Let the web do the work. A wide variety of tools are dedicated to saving you time. From email to social media to your own website, you could be wasting time doing things free services could do for you, automatically. Getting these services working takes a bit of knowledge, time and creativity, but they almost always pay off. Interested? Then it’s time to read “Web Automation, Part 1”, which outlines uncounted tips for automating your online life, all in the name of saving you time.

Justin Pot October 15, 2012
DOWNLOAD Web Automation, Part 1: Let The Web Do The Work
Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Ubuntu [Linux]

Get quick access to Evernote in Ubuntu. Whether you want to quickly pull up your latest note from the system tray, search every note in your archive from the dash or browse your notes from a lightweight, simple interface, Everpad is the closest thing to an official Evernote client for Ubuntu we’re likely to see. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing – Everpad is fantastic and fits in perfectly with the Ubuntu desktop.

Justin Pot October 13, 2012
Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Ubuntu [Linux]
Panic Button: Quickly Hide Time-Wasting Tabs From Your Boss [Chrome]

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Panic Button: Quickly Hide Time-Wasting Tabs From Your Boss [Chrome]

Quickly hide the useless sites you’re looking at so your boss doesn’t know that you’re slacking off. It’s called Panic Button, it works in Google Chrome and it’s designed for full time workers who actually work part time. If you’re reading this blog post at work, you probably shouldn’t be. And if you’re doing something at work you probably shouldn’t now, you probably do that with some frequency.

Justin Pot October 10, 2012
Panic Button: Quickly Hide Time-Wasting Tabs From Your Boss [Chrome]
4 Free Puzzle Games For Your Wii [Homebrew]

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4 Free Puzzle Games For Your Wii [Homebrew]

Lean back and play some puzzle games on your Wii. If your Wii is collecting dust beside your television there’s no reason not to give it a new life, and these relaxing puzzle games are perfect for study breaks or winding down. Even better is that they’re free. To play these games you need to set up your Wii to use homebrew with Letterbomb, so be sure to check that article out if you haven’t already.

Justin Pot October 6, 2012
4 Free Puzzle Games For Your Wii [Homebrew]
How To Curate & Download Your Own Wikipedia Ebook – PDF, EPUB & More

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How To Curate & Download Your Own Wikipedia Ebook – PDF, EPUB & More

Collect a number of Wikipedia articles and create your own eBook. Whether you want an overview of a particular academic topic or just want to read about absolutely every Pokemon, Wikipedia’s Book Creator is the ultimate tool for creating your own primer on any subject. If you’re like me you simply cannot stop reading Wikipedia – it’s endlessly fascinating.

Justin Pot October 4, 2012
How To Curate & Download Your Own Wikipedia Ebook – PDF, EPUB & More
Parted Magic: A Complete Hard Drive Toolbox On One Live CD

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Parted Magic: A Complete Hard Drive Toolbox On One Live CD

Take control of your hard drives. Whether you want to edit your partitions, clone an entire drive, check SMART data or otherwise manage the way your computer’s data is organized, Parted Magic is the tool you’ve been looking for. It’s a live CD with lots of tools baked in. Whether you’re an IT professional constantly in need of ways to manage machines or just some guy looking for a simple way to re-partition a hard drive, Parted Magic is simple to use and heavy on features.

Justin Pot October 3, 2012
Parted Magic: A Complete Hard Drive Toolbox On One Live CD
Jumpshare – A File Sharing Service That Offers Previews Of The File Before Downloading

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Jumpshare – A File Sharing Service That Offers Previews Of The File Before Downloading

Quickly drag a file to your browser in order to share it. Your friends will be able to see a preview of the file before deciding to download – assuming it’s one of the 150 different file formats supported for previews. That’s the promise of Jumpshare, a simple file sharing service with integrated file previews. Documents, music, videos, pictures – people downloading your files will be able to preview before downloading.

Justin Pot September 29, 2012
Jumpshare – A File Sharing Service That Offers Previews Of The File Before Downloading
Eating Only Dessert: Why Your Information Diet Is Probably Terrible [Feature]

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Eating Only Dessert: Why Your Information Diet Is Probably Terrible [Feature]

Email. Social networks. Blogs. Online video. People today consume more information than ever before, and typically only consume the things they really, really like. Clay Johnson compares this to a bad diet. “If you only ate what you want then we’d probably put the dessert section at the top of the menu, rather than at the bottom,” he says. “I think the same thing is happening with journalism: we’re going straight to dessert every time.” Tech-savvy people are no exception.

Justin Pot September 28, 2012
Eating Only Dessert: Why Your Information Diet Is Probably Terrible [Feature]
4 Fact Checking Sites You Should Read Before Voting

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4 Fact Checking Sites You Should Read Before Voting

Quickly check whether a political statement is fact, fiction or something in between. Fact checking sites won’t give you all the answers or tell you what to think, but they they can help you sort out what is and isn’t true – and that’s important. Occasionally American election seasons can become mean-spirited, with both sides saying things that are veritably untrue.

Justin Pot September 27, 2012
4 Fact Checking Sites You Should Read Before Voting
Chocolately – Install Software By Typing Two Words [Windows]

Windows

Chocolately – Install Software By Typing Two Words [Windows]

Install Windows software by typing two words, skipping the usual routine of clicking “Next” five times and desperately trying to avoid useless/harmful toolbars. Chocolately makes Windows a little more like Linux, and in this case that’s a very good thing. Linux users know and love their package managers, because they make installing software simple.

Justin Pot September 26, 2012
Chocolately – Install Software By Typing Two Words [Windows]
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