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Need Software, No Cash?

5 Mar

Before making the next big software purchase, check out Source Forge.

You just might be surprised what you don’t have to pay for.

My Home Computers run Win XP, at work its Mac OSX. I even run Ubuntu at times. Sourceforge has software for everybody.

I needed to convert some video files and then make a DVD. At Work the Mac has built in options. At Home I needed solutions. I was able to find open source software at http://sourceforge.net/ for converting my video files and make the DVD with menus.

Everything was found, installed and going within a half hour.

George Jetson here I come.

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Sticky Screen: Virtual Post-it

26 Feb

Is your monitor or desk cluttered with yellow Post-it notes? How often do you wonder if you stacked up all the sticky notes on your desk, could they reach the ceiling from your cubicle? If you are looking for a change and you want to consolidate your notes, then you should consider doing them online with Sticky Screen.

Sticky Screen

  • You have room for up to three notes
  • It will remember notes even if you close your browser
  • You have up to 19 characters per line
  • Be green and save paper

The idea is to set StickyScreen as your homepage so that your ‘note to self’ shows up whenever you open a new tab or browser window.
http://stickyscreen.org/

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Save some trees with the Ecofont font

16 Feb

Download the font that could save the world? This font will save 20% of ink over regular fonts because of strategically placed holes in each letter. You really can’t see them unless you really look closely.

Download the Ecofont today!
http://www.ecofont.eu/ecofont_en.html

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Mobile Coupons at 8coupons.com

27 Oct

Now available in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, sign-up at 8coupons.com to get digital coupons delivered to your mobile phone. In an effort to “go green”, this website is giving you the ability to flash your phone at your favorite establishment to get your discount.

At this time, the service is limited to three states, however I believe over time, the concept will catch on because it’s a great idea. Instead of clipping the coupon or printing it out, why not just digitally generate it on your phone? Most coupons these days have expiration codes built right into them, so it’s futile to think you can cheat the system.

What is featured at 8coupons?

  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Beauty and Spa
  • Services
  • Shopping

Find coupons galore to your favorite chain restaurants like Applebees, your favorite local sports bar or saving $2 bucks at your local barbershop. The possibilities for mobile coupons are endless and I hope the service comes to my neighborhood soon.

Sign up to start getting savings today.
http://www.8coupons.com

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Gas Pump Bait & Switch?

13 Jul

If you are among the many people that haven’t stepped inside a gas station in years and always pay at the pump, then listen up. There is a concerted effort by gas station owners to charge you a different price per gallon depending on if you pay with cash or credit card. There is now a cash price and a credit card posted for gasoline. Keep a look out for signs posted to signify the different price levels.

The reason for this price change is two parted. The owners want you to stop in to pay in person with cash so you are lured to buying a snack while you check-out. Also, it costs the owners more for the monthly credit card transactions and they want to pass the fees on to you. The next time you travel to the gas pump, pay attention to the price per gallon after you swipe your credit card, the price per gallon could change.

Do you think it’s fair companies are now charging different prices for gas based on purchase method?

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Flip Swap

10 Jul

Are you getting ready to buy the new Apple iPhone tomorrow? If you are one of the millions wondering what you are going to do with your old cellphone, then check out Flip Swap. At Flip Swap you can get instant store credit for your old phone at their network of stores, cash it online, donate it to charity, or recycle it.

A friend of mine recently told me that he sold a bunch of his cell phones to Flip Swamp. The process was easy. They instantly gave him a fair price for his phone and paid for shipping. It was simple.

http://www.flipswap.com/

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MSN Gasoline Meter

21 Jun

If you are feeling the gas crunch, this is a pretty sweet tool. Just enter your zip code in the site below, and it tells you which gas stations have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gasoline in your zip code area. It’s updated every evening.

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

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Save Some Green

16 Jun

How many of your bills are you totally facilitating electronically? The Electronic Payments Association launched a new website to convince you to manage your finances electronically. If you are skeptical about performing online transactions in place of getting bills through snail mail, then consider these seven reasons.

Here are 7 reasons:
1. Save Trees
2. Reduce Clutter
3. Reduce Greenhouse Gas
4. Save Time and Money
5. Conserve Water
6. Improve Security
7. Save Fuel and Energy

Find out more information at the Pay Online for the Earth website.
http://wwww.payitgreen.org

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Is Global Warming Real?

6 Jan

A friend of mine got me started watching this science teacher and his youtube posts, I think he makes some great arguments on climate change.

The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See

How It All Ends
How It All Ends: Index

What do you think?

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Saltwater Fuel

12 Sep

80% of the earth’s surface is covered in saltwater. Can the solution to solving the world fuel crisis be as simple as saltwater? An Akron, Ohio man has found a way to use radio waves to turn the salt in the water into electricity.

Saltwater as an energy source?

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