Well, it’s that time of month when I’m struggling with bandwidth. The last couple of months have been good, but I’m about to crash and burn with the amount of available bandwidth that I have. I have been trying to get enough Blog posts ready for every day until my total allowable bandwidth is renewed (next Monday). However, I’m not going to quite make it. The very slow download speed makes it virtually impossible to achieve anything. So I expect I’ll be offline quite a lot.
Today’s link is to a site for people who are interested in or are actually writing a book or books. Storybook is Open Source software and available for free. From what I’ve seen of the software and a tutorial that I found on using it, Storybook looks to be a very useful piece of software. For a change I have two links – one for the software itself and one for the tutorial I found on it.
For more, visit:
Today I’m posting a link to another web application (of sorts), this one called Wordnik. Wordnik is a place about words. At Wordnik you can discover meanings of words, spell checks, pronunication assistance and comments can be made on words. You can also get a daily email with a word and definition – a good way to expand your vocabulary. There is a wealth of information available when a word is searched or looked up on Wordnik.
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AnswerGarden is a very useful web application that can be embedded into a website. I use the embedded widget for feedback on one of my websites, but it can be used for a variety of purposes such as a guestbook or poll. It is available for free.
Delicious is a bookmarking/favorite web application, in that it saves and archives the URLs that you like. Of course you can save your bookmarks/favorites in your browser, which I do with Google Chrome (Bookmarks). I use Google Bookmarks for mine, as well as Delicious (which I use for my public bookmark sharing web application). I also use Wonderpage (see https://onetoday.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/wonderpage/ ) to visually show my Delicious bookmarks as thumbnails of the page.
Why do I use both Google Bookmarks and Yahoo’s Delicious (currently owned by Yahoo anyhow). Well there are a number of reasons. Firstly I prefer to use the Cloud for most of my Internet tasks, which will generally always allow me access to my data no matter what computer I use and/or wherever I am. Using both also allows me to have a readily available backup – which is always wise I think. Of course I also like to allow visitors to my Blogs, websites and so on, to have access to sites that I think are fairly useful and valuable.
Anyhow, have a look at Delicious – it is in my opinion the best bookmarking application in the Cloud.
Boomerang for Gmail
Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox and Chrome plugin for Gmail. It allows a Gmail user to take control of when they send/receive emails. It is currently available by invitation only – however you can apply for an invitation.
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Google Books have often had a lot of bad press. The bad press has been largely over issues relating to copyright and similar issues. However, as a concept I find the Google Books project to be a tremendous idea, especially making available so many books that are no longer in publication. I have found Google Books to be a tremendously important resource.
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Backupify: Last Chance to Get a Premium Account for Free – Ends Monday
According to the backupify blog, free Premium accounts will be closing on Monday, so time is running out to get a great online backup service for your online accounts – like Flickr, Twitter, Gmail, etc.
From Monday there will still be free accounts, however these will be limited to 2Gb of storage and one account for each service that backupify offers online backups for. Larger amounts of storage and features will be available in two available premium offerings at $39 and $59 a year. Those who have taken advantage of free premium accounts up until Monday will be transferred to the $39 model for free (with 10Gb of storage).
More information on what is available can be found via the backupify site (click on the blog link) at:
So why is the post of the day – it’s a free online backup service that I use and I think is terrific.
Polldaddy: Set up a Poll or Survey for your Website
If you have a website there are times when you feel the need to set up a poll or a survey to gauge your visitors opinion/s on a certain subject/s. Polldaddy has a number of options for doing this, including a free one.
Check out the options available at:
Here is a great site for sermons. You are able to download both MP3s and videos of the sermons. For a number of sermons there are PDF transcripts available – if there aren’t any available you can pay a fee to have one done for you.
It is a great site, with not only sermons available, but other forms of teaching available also. The latest in Christian news can also be found via this site.