- Host Your Website On Amazon S3 [Video] – Scalable and guaranteed uptime. There’s a free account option that I’ll be looking into. On a side note – I currently use Dreamhost for all of my hosting needs.
- Survey: 85% of Employees Under 25 Use Personal E-Mail Accounts for Work [Article] – This actually surprised me! I would have assumed most major companies would have blocked such sites. On the other hand, if you small business/company doesn’t have the proper infrastructure I could see this being the norm.
- Amazon takes on Netflix with movie streaming service for Prime [Article] – The movie select is “meh”. I wouldn’t spend the $80 just for this but if you already have Amazon Prime consider this an added bonus.
- Jolicloud 1.1 now bringing old and dusty computers back to life [Article] – “Jolicloud is easy to install on virtually any computer in just one click. Now you can transform any computer into a powerful new cloud computer.”
- Free WordPress Training For Busy People 3.0 Video On YouTube [Video] – Want to learn WordPress? Have 2.5 hrs to spare for some training? Watch this video!
Archives for February 2011
- How to Get Old Facebook Photo Viewer Back [Article] – Don’t like how the new Facebook photo viewer does a “lightbox”? Here’s how to get the old photo viewer back.
- Introducing Qawker For WordPress – [Article] – About two weeks ago Gawker redesigned their sites to have a static “widget bar” and a dynamic scrolling content section. With this WordPress theme you can have your very own Gawker-like site.
- LinkedIn Publishes Video Series for Small Business Owners [Videos] – Very short and informative! You probably already know this information but it’s a good refresher.
- 5 Multipurpose iPhone 4 Cases Fit for a Freelancer [Article] – These aren’t just for freelancers but anyone on the go that needs a functional and protective iPhone case.
- 10 Ways to Find Office Space Near You [Article] – Tired of working at a coffee shop or the same offsite location? Spice it up a bit and try a new co-working facility or office!
- Convince Your Boss to Embrace Telework Week [Article] – Supposedly February 14th – 18th it telework week (more info here).
“According to the Telework Research Network, if the 41 million Americans who hold jobs that could be done from home chose to do so for at least one day next week, the savings would be $772 million dollars in total, …”
- You May Kiss The Bride, Thanks To Google Weddings [Article] – This would have been super usful when my wife and I planned our wedding. Regardless, I still used Google Apps/Docs to track everything from the addresses, costs, and RSVPs. Now Google is going to wrap this up into a nice, neat bundle.
- Velolet Launches Online Rental Service for Serious Cyclists [Article] – A local Minnesota startup created a service that allows you to rent out your bike to those that need one. You could consider this the Zipcar or Couchsurfing for bikes.
And your Facebook news…
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the “settings” icon. aka the wrench.
- Select “preferences”.
- Select the “basics” tab/icon.
- Select the “Reopen the pages that were last open” radio button under the “On startup” section
- Close the window.
Next time you close/re-open Chrome all of you tabs that you had open should show up again!
I used to be a religious Firefox user until I finally gave Google Chrome a try. The tipping point for me was when the Web Store came out. There were a ton of plugins that I used to use with Firefox that are now available in the Web Store. The result – I absolutely love Google Chrome and for these reasons:
- Doesn’t take up as much screen real-estate
- Comes with a task manager
- Loads a hell of a lot faster
- Can sync across multiple computers with Google Sync
- I still have the functionality I had with Firefox