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Download streaming video with freeware

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a free utility that would allow you to download and save almost any streaming video watchable on your web browser? I’m talking about all YouTube videos, videos on news sites like CNN, streaming entertainment from sites that allow you to watch movies and TV shows, and almost all [...]

August 25th, 2011|Tools and Utilities|0 Comments

How to determine installed version of Flash Player

I decided to write up these quick and easy instructions when today's upgrade to the Firefox 6 web browser was recommended. I'm glad Firefox is keeping on top of browser security issues, but the frequent upgrades definitely get in the way of the browser addons and extensions I've come to count on. That's one reason [...]

August 16th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments

Getting started with FreeMind mind-mapping freeware

IMHO, mind mapping represents nothing short of a paradigm shift in the documentation of ideas. Several months ago, I toyed with the idea of mind mapping; but after installing a couple of programs I did not do much with the concept. Now I’ve reached a point where I really do need to learn how to [...]

July 17th, 2011|Software|1 Comment

A working memory game that actually helps, per studies

My web development partner Tristan sent me a Lifehacker post about Brain Workshop, a game that promises to help improve the player’s working memory (WM). According to Wikipedia: Working memory is the ability to actively hold information in the mind needed to do complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning. Working memory tasks are [...]

July 12th, 2011|Self development|0 Comments

Free memory optimizers for Windows XP

I took a quick look at some of the currently available freeware to help my computer run better with the limited RAM it has, which is a mere 1GB. How I’ve gotten by on this with my heavy computer usage is anyone’s guess, but it is starting to become a hindrance. My computer still works [...]

July 10th, 2011|Tools and Utilities|0 Comments