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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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Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome

Windows

Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome

Is your Windows progress bar stupid, green and boring? Make it 5011% more awesome: add the infamous Nyan cat to it, complete with the trademark music and rainbow. It’s just a simple download away. There are plenty of articles explaining how to do useful things on our website. This isn’t one of them. This article explains how to make your progress bar awesome.

22-10-2011
Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome
Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes

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Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes

If you’re like most people, your job (or jobs) requires that you focus on more than one task every day. It’s easy, under such circumstances, to have no idea which tasks are taking up most of your time – or, for that matter, which tasks are wasting your time. With a full-featured web client plus apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, Toggl can help you track your time anywhere you might be.

19-10-2011
Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]

Linux

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]

It’s here! With a multitude of user interface improvements and a few new default programs, Ubuntu 11.10 keeps the premiere Linux distro moving forward. Whether you’re a long time Ubuntu user or a Windows/Mac user interested in trying something new, Ubuntu 11.10 is worth downloading now. The latest version of Ubuntu is numbered 11.10 and codenamed Oneiric Ocelot.

15-10-2011
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

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Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

RAR files are smaller, easier to split and easier to recover than ZIP files. These three features mean RAR files are better than ZIP, even though ZIP files are far more common. If you use the Internet often then, in all likelihood, you’ve more than once downloaded a ZIP file. A ZIP is basically a compressed folder you can download as a single file.

13-10-2011
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available
Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]

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Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]

If you’re reading this blog you’re likely the unofficial tech support for at least some of your friends. The problem is getting your technically challenged friend to launch any service. If there’s a client to download or a service to sign up for, getting the screen share up and running alone can take an hour of giving instructions over the phone. Good thing Quick Screen Share exists.

12-10-2011
Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]
5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube

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5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube

Are you tired of reading about useful software? Then take a break and watch these crazy stupid video clips. They won’t make you smarter, or a better person, but they will make you laugh. We’ve all done it – wasted a few hours trying to find hilarious, crazy stupid videos on YouTube. Below are some of my favorites, compiled for your viewing pleasure.

08-10-2011
5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube
ArchBang Is Lightweight & Always Up To Date [Linux]

Linux

ArchBang Is Lightweight & Always Up To Date [Linux]

Install a lightweight operating system that’s always up to date. Featuring the speedy Openbox desktop and built on the rolling release Arch Linux, Archbang delivers both minimalism and up-to-date software. Best of all, it’s a lot easier to set up and use than a vanilla Arch installation. In a world full of lightweight Linux distributions, why look at ArchBang?

06-10-2011
ArchBang Is Lightweight & Always Up To Date [Linux]
FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze

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FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze

Quickly rename your video files, find subtitles and so much more. If you use your computer to watch TV shows, or any kind of video, you should really check out FileBot. For TV episodes in particular, poorly named files may not be recognized by your media center of choice. FileBot is fast, stable and cross platform. Even better is that it does more than just rename files.

05-10-2011
FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze
Minus: Extremely Simple File Sharing With 10GB of Free Online Storage

Internet

Minus: Extremely Simple File Sharing With 10GB of Free Online Storage

Drag some files into your browser and instantly get a link to share them with family or friends. It’s this simplicity, along with a staggering 10GB of free storage space, that puts Minus among the best file sharing tools on the web today. Last December we profiled the then-new photo sharing tool Minus. The web app only worked for photos then. Almost a year later and Minus does so much more.

01-10-2011
Minus: Extremely Simple File Sharing With 10GB of Free Online Storage
Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free

Windows

Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free

Are you curious about Windows 8, the upcoming operating system from Microsoft? Try it out in a virtual machine, right now, for free. All you need to do is download the free ISO file and set up VirtualBox properly. What can you expect to see in Windows 8? Once thing is clear – it will be very different than any version of Windows before it.

28-09-2011
Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free
If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps

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If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps

Connect any two of your favorite web apps in creative ways. A sort of “digital duct tape” according to Linden Tibbets, the app’s creator, If This Then That (ifttt) lets you find new uses for web apps you’re already using by making it easy for you to combine them. The vision is to make the digital world, where programs exist in isolation, more like the physical world.

22-09-2011
If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps
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