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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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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
Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search

Internet

Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search

Show off any search on Twitter from your TV screen. Visible Tweets is a web app that offers large, crisp text, quick search and beautiful animations, and is perfect for displaying tweets from across the room. Maybe you want to show off tweets about your business, at your business. Maybe you want to passively keep up with a certain topic. Or maybe you just enjoy seeing live information in the comfort of your own home.

Justin Pot July 25, 2012 25-07-2012
Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search
Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes

Announcements

Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes

Google builds the world’s biggest collection of pirated media, Yahoo gets its monthly new CEO and Microsoft adds ads to a service people are already paying for. It’s episode 29 of Technophilia: This Series of Tubes. This week: Justin is back, meaning you get to hear some rants he’s saved up. And James is completely giving up on Windows so he installs OS X on his remaining PC.

Justin Pot July 24, 2012 24-07-2012
Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

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DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

Are you setting up your home network, but you don’t know where to start? Start here with “Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking”. By MakeUseOf author Matt Smith, this guide outlines everything you need to know to manage your own home network. Home networking doesn’t always work as simply as it should, and while every company is making efforts to simplify it, not all attempts have been successful. This guide will help de-mystify home networking for you.

Justin Pot July 23, 2012 23-07-2012
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking
4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii

Gaming

4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii

Get retro games working on your Wii, regardless of whether they’re on sale on Virtual Console. A variety of emulators await everyone with the Homebrew Channel installed on their Wii. In this article, we’re going to show you how to get games made for the NES, the SNES, the Sega Genesis and the Game Boy Advance working on your Wii.

Justin Pot July 19, 2012 19-07-2012
4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii
Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]

Linux

Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]

Do you love Google Reader, but wish you could access it offline? Ubuntu client Lightread lets you do just that, and also gives you an extremely simple user interface to read with. Lean back and browse, because with Lightread you only need the arrow keys to navigate your feeds. You can read your feeds and even star articles and sync changes later.

Justin Pot July 18, 2012 18-07-2012
Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]
Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam

Internet

Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam

Do you use Google Apps for email on your domain? You’re going to want to learn these two tricks, which give you access to as many incoming email addresses you could want without creating new accounts. Multiple incoming email addresses are useful for preventing spam, because you can track who is giving out your email address. Even better, if that address is spammed constantly you can set up a filter to block all mail going to it.

Justin Pot July 14, 2012 14-07-2012
Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam
The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]

Gaming

The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]

An Italian plumber created by a Japanese artist somehow became one of the most recognizable characters on earth. Featured in over 100 games, it’s hard to imagine Nintendo or even video games without this mustachioed man in red. But where did he come from? Our story begins in the early 1980’s with a struggling card and toy company – Nintendo.

Justin Pot July 11, 2012 11-07-2012
The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]
Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]

Get classic, point-and-click adventures working on your Wii. Maybe you’ve got old copies of classics like Monkey Island or Day of The Tentacle collecting dust? Or maybe you want to try out classic games that became freeware, like Beneath a Steel Sky? Either way, ScummVM for Wii is a great way to play-and-click classics on your Wii. The WiiMote, of course, is a perfect controller for point-and-click adventures.

Justin Pot July 7, 2012 07-07-2012
Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]
Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta

Internet

Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta

Teach your phone some new tricks, without the need for any apps. Whether you want to send a single SMS message to a group, add an appointment to a Google Calendar, send data to a spreadsheet or translate text from one language to another, SMS service Delighta gives you access to a few of Google’s tools using nothing more than a text message.

Justin Pot July 5, 2012 05-07-2012
Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta
TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall

Windows

TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall

Do you like using the Windows Firewall, but wish it came with better controls? TinyWall, a free program for Windows Vista and Windows 7, gives you just that – a tray icon you can use to quickly edit the Window Firewall settings. If you like the simplicity and protection offered by the lightweight Windows Firewall but miss the control offered by whitelist-oriented options, TinyWall is what you’ve been looking for.

Justin Pot July 4, 2012 04-07-2012
TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall
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