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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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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
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
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
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
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now
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
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
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
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
Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

Announcements

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
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking
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
Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]
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