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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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How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results

Internet

How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results

Stop getting a garbled mess every time you try to copy a link from Google search results. Install one simple plugin or userscript and solve this problem entirely. Google uses these far longer than necessary URLs to help track who is clicking which searches, which in turn helps make search results better.

Justin Pot August 22, 2012 22-08-2012
How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

Linux Mac

Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

Set up your media center exactly the way you want it. Aeon Nox 3.5 is the most recent version of what is perhaps the best theme for XBMC, and it is a rare combination: beautiful and customizable. Impressed? Keep reading and I’ll show you how this all works – and where you can find it.

Justin Pot August 18, 2012 18-08-2012
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC
Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]

Browsers

Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]

Remove any element or section from any website in just two clicks. Page Eraser is an extension for Google Chrome that lets you customize any website in just two clicks. The web can be a cluttered place full of stuffed sidebars, capricious comments and stupid social shortcuts. With Page Eraser you can rid of these annoying elements one at a time and slowly make your personal Internet into a place that only shows what you want to see.

Justin Pot August 16, 2012 16-08-2012
Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]
Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive

Internet

Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive

Browse and download over one million public domain movies, audiobooks and live concerts using BitTorrent. It’s all thanks to The Internet Archive, who you might know as the organization behind the Wayback Machine. They’ve started adding torrent files to their massive archive of public domain files, all of which are hosted by two different Archive servers alongside the usual seeders and peers.

Justin Pot August 15, 2012 15-08-2012
Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive
DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator

Do you want to get started learning Illustrator, but feel overwhelmed? Check out “Getting Started With Illustrator”, the first Illustrator manual from MakeUseOf and TrueKolor.net. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of annotated screenshots, this manual makes learning Illustrator simple. Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program. It is often used to create logos, icons, illustrations, charts, and more.

Justin Pot August 15, 2012 15-08-2012
DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator
Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]

Linux

Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]

Set up regular reminders to do things on Ubuntu, or set up an alarm for later today. Whether you want to remember to let your cat out of the swimming pool today around 3 or pick up the dog from his job every weekday at 6, the oddly-spelled Indicator Remindor (yep, with an “o”) can help you out by playing a sound, displaying a notification or even running any command.

Justin Pot August 9, 2012 09-08-2012
Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Gaming

How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Turn your neglected Wii into a media player. Listen to music and watch videos from your computer on your TV, or browse a bit of the best the web has to offer using your Wiimote. With WiiMC it’s easy. I’ve shown you how quick it is to set up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii with Letterbomb – all you need is an SD card. There’s a lot of great software you can install when you do, including several media players.

Justin Pot August 8, 2012 08-08-2012
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC
Make Your Ringtone Awesome With Retro Videogame Sounds

Web Culture

Make Your Ringtone Awesome With Retro Videogame Sounds

Is your ringtone boring, phone-like and stupid? Don’t be embarrassed – mine was too. Until, that is, I saw the light and changed it to one of the best sounds in the known universe: the Underworld Theme from the original Super Mario Bros. Now every time my phone rings, the people around me gaze in wonder and listen to my awesome ringtone, wishing they thought of that before me.

Justin Pot August 4, 2012 04-08-2012
Make Your Ringtone Awesome With Retro Videogame Sounds
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now

Internet

4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now

Advertising shouldn’t be the only way for content producers to make money. Luckily, it isn’t – plenty of reputable organizations fund themselves without ads, online and off. You, the readers, had a few things to say when James called AdBlock evil and when Chris asked AdBlock users to whitelist us. Many of you understood their point of view, but one recurring theme in the comments was alternatives to advertising.

Justin Pot August 2, 2012 02-08-2012
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now
DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

Do you own a Kindle Fire, but not sure what it can and can’t do? It’s time to download “Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual,” the latest free eBook from the team at MakeUseOf. By our very own Christian Cawley, this manual outlines how to do just about anything with Amazon’s combination tablet and e-reader.

Justin Pot August 1, 2012 01-08-2012
DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual
New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps

Android

New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps

Set up Android on your netbook or install it on your PC in VirtualBox. Run games like Angry Birds or Amazing Alex perfectly, or just try out Android apps without the need for an Android device. I showed you guys how to run Android on your netbook and since then you’ve flooded me with comments and questions. This surprised me – I expected the post to be a niche topic.

Justin Pot July 28, 2012 28-07-2012
New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps
Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu

Linux

Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu

Automate things you’re currently doing yourself. Cuttlefish is a new Ubuntu program that allows you to set simple rules that can save you time. It’s kind of like ifttt, which automates your web apps, but works entirely on your Ubuntu desktop. It’s actually very easy to use, and no programming skills are required to use this GUI-based tool.

Justin Pot July 26, 2012 26-07-2012
Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu
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