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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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Customize Gmail’s Online Interface With Gmelius [Firefox, Chrome & Opera]

Browsers Internet

Customize Gmail’s Online Interface With Gmelius [Firefox, Chrome & Opera]

Remove features you don’t like from Gmail, leaving behind only the things you do. Gmelius is a simple extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that lets you turn off parts of Gmail you’re not interested in, including ads. Gmail’s interface is great, and largely clean, but recent changes at Google leave minimalists pulling their hair out.

03-05-2012
Customize Gmail’s Online Interface With Gmelius [Firefox, Chrome & Opera]
5 Great J2ME Apps For Your Non-Smartphone

Web Culture

5 Great J2ME Apps For Your Non-Smartphone

Are you not using a smartphone, but still want access to a few apps? It might be possible – if your phone can use J2ME, there’s a wide variety of apps out there for your phone whether you realize it or not. They are, however, hard to find, so I’m going to list the best ones I know of. I don’t own a smartphone. I know, technology bloggers are supposed to be hip cats, up to date with the latest cool technology and slang.

02-05-2012
5 Great J2ME Apps For Your Non-Smartphone
How To Instantly Send Any YouTube Video To Your TV, Using XBMC

Internet

How To Instantly Send Any YouTube Video To Your TV, Using XBMC

Send any YouTube video to your television, instantly. It’s perfect for YouTube parties or anytime you want to comfortably watch a video from your couch. All you need to make living room dreams come true is a media center powered by XBMC and a simple browser extension. Here’s the scenario. You’re sitting on your couch, browsing the web. You stumble upon a hilarious video and you want to share it.

28-04-2012
How To Instantly Send Any YouTube Video To Your TV, Using XBMC
How To Be Warned Of Impending Hard Drive Failure [Mac]

Mac

How To Be Warned Of Impending Hard Drive Failure [Mac]

Don’t let a dying hard drive on your Mac catch you by surprise. Be warned before anything happens to your precious data. SmartReporter is a free application for your Mac that can warn you of hard drives problems, thanks to S.M.A.R.T. data. This gives you a heads up, because errors on a hard drive can mean problems are coming soon.

25-04-2012
How To Be Warned Of Impending Hard Drive Failure [Mac]
How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]

Internet

How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]

Did you know, that the Internet can also make you alarmingly unproductive? It’s true! It may be hard to believe, but constant access to all the world’s information – from the average flight velocity of an African swallow to what the girl you had a crush on in college is doing right at this moment – causes some people to get less work done instead of more.

21-04-2012
How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]
How To Move Windows Software To Another Hard Drive Without Breaking Anything

Windows

How To Move Windows Software To Another Hard Drive Without Breaking Anything

Move any Windows program to another hard drive, without breaking the program. If your primary hard drive is full, and what you’ve put on there is software, SymMover is what you’re looking for. Many people add a second hard drive to their computer when the first one fills up. Moving files – such as music, videos or photos – is a simple matter. Moving software, at least on a Windows system, isn’t.

19-04-2012
How To Move Windows Software To Another Hard Drive Without Breaking Anything
How to Easily Strip the Unnecessary Clutter From Google Reader

Internet

How to Easily Strip the Unnecessary Clutter From Google Reader

Flush away the crap you don’t need in Google Reader and get back to what’s important – reading. “Google Reader Readable” is both a Chrome extension and a userstyle that removes basically everything from Google Reader except for you what you want – the article you’re reading right now and your lists of feeds.

14-04-2012
How to Easily Strip the Unnecessary Clutter From Google Reader
Seam Carving GUI: Smart Image Resizer, Perfect For Removing Objects From Photos

Mac Windows

Seam Carving GUI: Smart Image Resizer, Perfect For Removing Objects From Photos

Remove people, objects and other annoyances from your photos, quickly and easily, without leaving anything obvious behind. Seam Carving GUI is a simple app for doing this and resizing images in a way the human eye can’t detect. It’s completely free, and a tool amateur photographers not willing to pay for Photoshop should keep around.

12-04-2012
Seam Carving GUI: Smart Image Resizer, Perfect For Removing Objects From Photos
How To Use VirtualBoxes Free Images To Test & Run Open Source Operating Systems [Linux]

Linux

How To Use VirtualBoxes Free Images To Test & Run Open Source Operating Systems [Linux]

Quickly try out a wide variety of open source operating systems, some you’re familiar with and some you aren’t. You can start browsing now at Virtualboxes, a website that takes almost all the work out of trying out operating systems in Virtualbox. VirtualBox, in case you’re not familiar with it, is free virtualization software. It lets you run any operating system in a window, meaning you don’t need to worry about partitioning or dual-booting.

11-04-2012
How To Use VirtualBoxes Free Images To Test & Run Open Source Operating Systems [Linux]
DOWNLOAD Learn LinkedIn: How To Build Your Living Resume

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Learn LinkedIn: How To Build Your Living Resume

Learn the true power of LinkedIn. Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire new talent, LinkedIn is a resource you can’t afford to miss. If you feel lost when you use this social network it’s time to download “Learn LinkedIn: How To Build Your Living Resume”. Written by author Joshua Sherman, this guide will teach you not only how to use LinkedIn but also how to get the most out of it.

10-04-2012
DOWNLOAD Learn LinkedIn: How To Build Your Living Resume
Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology

Internet

Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology

Stop watching the same old crap on YouTube. Check out this great set of history and biology lessons instead. They’re hilarious, engaging, entertaining and enlightening, all at once. I promise you, they’re not boring and not a waste of your time. YouTube can be a cultural wasteland at times. A cornucopia of cats, cleavage, crazies and other crap.

07-04-2012
Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology
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