don’t go out in just a fleece to shovel.
you’ll catch pee-nomia
from the lifehacker crew, word of an app that, if you give it the right to crawl around in your dropbox, will take your stone-faced pdf docs and make them into the fun-loving word docs of your dreams.
if you need your PDFs as Doc files to open in MS Word or other word processors, Convertii is the way to go.
…Now that I’ve narrowed down when I want to travel, I follow a few time-tested rule about when to book. There is a specific time if you want to get inexpensive flights.
Buy your ticket on Wednesday at 1 am, just one hour after Tuesday midnight. But remember, that’s midnight in the time zone where the airline is based (know when to call for all US airlines). Why Tuesday? Most low airfares seem to appear between Sunday night and Monday night. And then, when people book those fares, they have 24 hours in which to purchase them. At midnight Tuesday, all the discount fares that weren’t purchased come flooding back into the airline’s computer systems. And that’s when you strike.
You can’t do this online…You need to have a conversation with a human being at the airline. It’s also how you book the best economy seats without paying extra.
ceci n’est pas un chapeau (clever adware scam)
I am enrolled in the firefox test pilot program, so I’m used to notifications that I need to update the browser. today, this tab opened up and I said “sure” and clicked. I noticed some wonky non-mozilla screens while installing, though, and canceled the install. I went back to the screen and read the license info. a little sketchy (“download one of the free software”?) but not enough to set off any red lights.
Then I focused on the text below, most of it in VERY light grey text: “we are not affiliated nor partnered with Firefox (hyperlinked to stand out).” not affiliated, despite the prominent use of the logo and product name - it even got the version number right.
evernote web clipper 6 for chrome is very cool
evernote’s not known for excessive modesty, but the new release of its web clipper extension (chrome only) is in fact pretty cool. harnessing the power of skitch and readability enhancements, it’s a tool I’ll be using more of!
In the span of a few minutes, we may discover a new design direction, plan our next vacation and make progress on research. Each of these activities is important and needs to be captured, but sometimes simply saving isn’t enough.
when my blog grows up and wears a suit
so jay, how big does my blog need to be before I can trade placement for free stock images from a real stock image house instead of “crediting” whatever random site I found the funny picture of cats on? in this case, it looks like joe marketer is hosing down his future with some seriously toxic urine… #whereshisotherhand
nyt adds real-time updates to personalized recos
this just in from the next web. I’m a fan, but as I’ve said before, I am happy to share info about viewing habits (and shopping) if it means seeing more of what I want to see and less of what I don’t…
Personalized recommendations are becoming increasingly advanced and uncannily accurate as third-party services like Gravity and Outbrain have made strides in the field.
autodm of the day
like douchiness in a cage match with illiteracy