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Stacy's Weekly Mashup: VistaPrint, The Filter, Fring, NetGong, deviantArt...

This week in geek, Peter Gabriel gives us The Filter, but not quite yet, TicketMaster gets called out on creating fake Facebook fans, and Pirate Bay launches an uncensored blogging system. Freebies, blogs, video and links to the hippest sites on the Web - It's the Week in Geek with Stacy Reed!
Published: Apr 17, 2008
Author: Stacy Reed
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NetGong 8.6
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Web 2.0 Sites:

  • VistaPrint - High-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers
  • InstaCalc - Free ready-to-use calculators and conversion tools you can access without login or installation
  • Panorama News - News, travel, events, trade shows and festivals in panoramic view
  • The Filter - a meta-recommendation engine for music, movies, and Web video
  • Fring - Free mobile calls, live chat and presence


Freeware Feature of the Week: AMP Font Viewer - Easy to use but powerful font manager, which allows getting a quick overview of both installed and non installed fonts


Shareware Feature of the Week: NetGong - This network monitoring solution allows network administrators, webmasters and Internet service providers to monitor any networked device on the Internet, corporate intranet, or TCP/IP LAN and receive alerts immediately via audible alarm, message, e-mail, or third-party software when a connection fails


Wallpaper of the Week: Inspector Gadget


The Week in Geek News:


Flickr Image of the Week: Red Spiral by jicv


Top Blog Picks:


Article of the Week: Survey: Most computer users repeat passwords - MSNBC


Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week: SpongeFish - Sharing your advice, lessons, tips, tutorials, and how-to's has never been easier

Art Site of the Week: deviantArt - Collect favorites, submit art, and track your friends and favourite artists


The Weekly Widget: Flickr Slideshow - A slideshow of photos from Flickr in an easy-to-install widget that is highly customizable.

Free Game of the Week: Chaotic Reversi - The object is to have the most pieces on the board at that end of the game

Video of the Week: Cables Box


Geek Weekly: Our weekly geek tip comes from Mozilla Links, Percy Cabello - Firefox tabs evolve with Multiple Tab Handler, an extension that helps you manage multiple tabs.




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About Stacy Reed

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.

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