Stacy's Weekly Mashup: FilesAnywhere, Grassroots, midomi, FlashPaste Lite, BeInSync...
|Published:||Jun 21, 2007|
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Web 2.0 Sites:
- FilesAnywhere - Online file storage, Internet backup and file sharing
- midomi - Search for music by singing or humming part of a song
- MyPunchBowlEv - Everything you need to plan your next party
- TweetVolume - See how often words or phrases appear on Twitter
- QDnow - Quick and dirty tricks for doing things better
- PAYjr - Helps parents teach kids and teens to responsibly manage their money
- Grassroots.org - A network of socially-focused web sites
- Happy Median - Meet halfway between you and your friends
- 4shared - Free online file sharing and storage
- BeInSync - Secure remote access, file sync and online backup
Freeware Feature of the Week: FlashPaste Lite - The Windows clipboard is enough for most computer users but writers, coders, and developers need a more powerful, easily customizable and practical tool. Flashpaste is all that, and more.
Wallpaper of the Week: Icestorm
The Week in Geek News:
- Paranoia grows over Google's power - CNN
- Quintura Gets Series A From Mangrove Capital Partners - TechCrunch
- How to get yourself on YouTube, for business or pleasure - Computerworld
- NBC Exec: Think Of The Poor Corn Farmers Hurt By Movie Piracy - Techdirt
- Who Will Bring Us News: Robots, Crowds, or Editors? - Mashable
- iPhone Fever: Not Everyone Buys the Hype - ABC News
- GooTube strikes deal with EMI, after label shuns DRM with Apple - VentureBeat
- Top 10 Firefox extensions to avoid - Computerworld
- Vista plans for Mac taken back - SiliconRepublic
- Can DHS Protect Its Networks - PC World
Flickr Image of the Week: Longest Dawn by Algo
Top Blog Picks:
Article of the Week: Tech capitals of the world - The Age
Art Site of the Week: Vecteezy - Free vectors!
Video of the Week: Surface Computing - Popular Mechanics
Geek Tip: This Lifehacker article describes how to paste multiple lines into Firefox input boxes.
If you've ever tried copying and pasting a multi-line address into Google Maps just to realize that an input box will only take one line at a time, meaning that you have to copy and paste each line individually, there's a simple Firefox tweak that will solve this problem:
Type "about:config" in the location bar. In the "Filter" field type "singleline." You can set the value to 2 for editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines, which will allow pasting of multiple lines to input boxes.
Of course, this tweak works for any input box, so if you've bumped up against the multi-line paste problem elsewhere, consider it a problem of the past.
That wraps up another edition of the Weekly Mashup! If you're looking for more, you can find an archive of past articles here. Do you know of a great site that's worth sharing? Do you have any comments or suggestions? I'd love to hear from you! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and say hello!
Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.