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  Sunday, February 28, 2010 – Permalink –

Productivity Guides

Free suggestions


Microsoft provides 22+ guides to productivity in the office.

"Microsoft IT created Work Smart productivity guides (previously Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) guides) to bridge the gap between technology and users. Work Smart guides provide employees with scenario-based, best-use productivity aids on Microsoft products and technologies. As more Work Smart guides are published, Microsoft IT expects to see more consistent, productive, and cost-effective use of products and technologies across the company."

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  Tuesday, February 23, 2010 – Permalink –

PDF Form Fill

Free tool


Have you ever been stymied by this PDF warning?



You can enter data, but you can't save the file with the new information.
Nuance has a free answer:

"Fill and save PDF forms - Most other PDF viewers do not enable you to fill and save PDF forms without support from a premium product.
Nuance PDF Reader provides frequently used annotation tools, letting you highlight, cross-out, and underline text."

Nuance PDF Reader




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  Sunday, November 01, 2009 – Permalink –

Paper Art

Fold it all up




Caterpillar on a leaf PDF

Origami.com

Here are a couple of sites that provide templates and instruction about Origami; paper folding:

Animated lesson

OrigamiHeaven.com
David Mitchell is internationally known for his ground-breaking origami designs and publications. He is a particular specialist in the field of modular origami but is also a prolific inventor of one-piece paperfolds, novelties, flexagons, puzzles, visual paradoxes and magical effects.

This site sells paper and provides templates:
Paper and More




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  Sunday, August 02, 2009 – Permalink –

Paper Power

What do steam and paper have in common?





I find origami and paper sculpture intriguing.

Ed Bertschy provides a template that can be downloaded and printed on good paper to be used in the construction of a paper steam engine.


This paper steam engine is based on a Riches and Watts nominal 2 1/2 horsepower vertical A-frame double acting simple slide-valve steam engine circa 1870-75. The original engine was used to drive a water pump to irrigate the fields of Norfolk. If this model had a scale, it would be roughly 1:19. I had to double the size of the eccentric and strap in order to make it buildable. Everything else is close to scale, but changed in design and appearance because, well, paper isn't iron.

Everything will work on this engine, the flywheel turns, there really is a slide valve in the valve chest, the piston works, the cranks and the connecting rods, eccentric and strap all work if built carefully. The final model stands about 12 inches high. I hope you have as much fun building it as I had designing it.



Paper Steam Engine




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Complex control systems using valves requires an automatic control based input of an actuator. The actuator strokes the valve allowing the valve to be positioned accurately and allowing control over a variety of requirements.
 
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  Tuesday, March 10, 2009 – Permalink –

GIF Editor

Free tool


Here is an online GIF image editor. You can create animated GIF files and save them to your site or your machine.

There is nothing to download. All the work is done on line.






"Create your own special effects with any GIF -- even animated ones! Resize it, colorize it, optimize it, and jazzercise it -- then save it and take it with you. You name it and you can do it!

It's simple! Using the easy-to-use pull down menus. Simply follow the instructions to load any GIF and then manipulate the image using the GIFWorks menus. It's that easy.

The GIFWorks interface uses standard HTML and JavaScript. It should work correctly in Netscape and Internet Explorer versions 3.x and greater."


GIFWorks




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  Saturday, February 14, 2009 – Permalink –

Dictionary means - never having to say huh?

Google dictionary



"To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word "define," then a space, and then the word(s) you want defined. If Google has seen a definition for the word or phrase on the Web, it will retrieve that information and display it at the top of your search results.

You can also get a list of definitions by including the special operator "define:" with no space between it and the term you want defined. For example, the search [define:World Wide Web] will show you a list of definitions for "World Wide Web" gathered from various online sources."

Also check out http://wordweb.info/



"WordWeb Pro is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to lookup words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. There are also many proper nouns and usage examples. You can search for words matching a pattern, find and solve anagrams, and optionally search a large number of extra word lists."




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  Monday, January 26, 2009 – Permalink –

Graphics from the '50s

Remember it the way you want to


Original fifties clipart? Just in time for the holidays, some Ozzie and Harriet style pics.



"Most communities in the fifties had small town print shops that doubled as printers of local news and advertising papers. These printers could not afford graphic artists so they used stock clipart supplied by large companies who distributed common graphics for use in advertising sections of the papers. They were provided for the printer in lots of categories to meet any advertiser's needs."

Retrographix.com



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  Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – Permalink –

Il Circo Dei Rocchetti Rotolanti

The Rolling Reels Circus



Giuseppe (Pino) Civitarese is an oceanographer from Trieste.

He has a small but fascinating collection of paper automata.


"Automata, from the Greek automatos, "acting of one's own will, self-moving" is more often used to describe non-electronic moving machines, however, especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions, such as the jacks on old public striking clocks, or the cuckoo and any other animated figures on a cuckoo clock. See more from Wikipedia.

Thanks to the web, paper automata represent a fascinating evolution of the mechanized toys developed during the XVIII and XIX century. The possibility to export the complete design throughout the world with a simple click of the mouse gives paper automata (and in general paper modeling) a great impact.

Despite the relative simplicity of the material, paper automata intrinsically are objects with a high degree of technology, where the principles of mechanics meet the artistic creativity. "



Most of the templates used to create the models are free.

PaperPino.net:

Rolling Reels Circus



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  Monday, September 29, 2008 – Permalink –

Coin Pictures

Will not fit in vending machines


Would you like to use a very good coin graphic with your project or report?



Here's a collection of images of most all the well known coins in multiple resolutions.

The Coin Page

"Welcome to the Coin Page. This site is intended to provide high quality coin and coin related images for public use. So if you offer an image of a coin you must agree to allow public use of the image. You may reserve the right to forbid the sale of your image in any form."





Also:
MoneyInstructor.com:
Printable Play Money



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  Wednesday, September 17, 2008 – Permalink –

Free Photos

and other graphics


Robin Good has compiled a list of places that provide royalty free images.

" Finding quality images and photos for complementing an important article, essay or news report is already quite a challenge for many. Imagine when the goal is not just too find good images, but find some that you could openly and freely use without needing to pay royalties or one-time publishing rights to someone."


Free Photographs and Other Visuals


A dozen sources are listed including:
PD Photo.org

"PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use. But if you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are higher. Specifically, you should assume no model release was obtained. And pictures featuring products or property should be used with care. The photos are here to be used, but I don't want you to get either of us in trouble over it."



Copyright Information



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  Tuesday, June 03, 2008 – Permalink –

Freeware

More than affordable software


Here is a collection of free software including a desktop utility called RUNit:

"RUNit is a simple but yet powerful launchpad. RUNit gives you quick access to applications, documents, folders and shortcuts. Unlike many other launchpads RUNit doesn't occupy any space on your screen - you only see it when you actually use it.

RUNit defines a "hot area" on your screen where a click of the right mouse button makes the RUNit launch-menu appear .The "hot area" can be any border of the screen or even the whole screen."


PricelessWare.org
"The Pricelessware list is a compilation of software collected through a yearly vote by the participants of the "alt.comp.freeware" newsgroup. It is a list of what people have voted as "the best of the best in Freeware".


  • Business-Home
  • Desktop
  • File Utilities
  • Graphics
  • Organizers
  • Multimedia
  • Security
  • Web Design
  • Internet
  • Programming
  • Text
  • System Utilities




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  Tuesday, March 18, 2008 – Permalink –

Cohabitation Agreements

And more


Here is a shared community with a collection of important papers. Kind of a Flickr for documents.



"docstoc is a user generated community where you can find and share professional documents. Find free legal documents and free business documents. Upload your documents for all the world to share."




  • Differences between a Will and a Trust
  • Employment Agreement
  • Cohabitation Agreement
  • Real Estate Purchase Contract
  • On Target Marketing Plan Book
  • Interactive W-9 from EchoSign
  • Promissory Note
  • Excel Formulas Help
  • Venture Capital Firms in California (full contact info)
  • How to Write a Mission Statement
  • LLC Company Agreement
  • Rental Agreement
  • Last Will And Testament


DocStoc.com



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  Monday, January 28, 2008 – Permalink –

Hi Ho the Visio

Free Demos and templates


Have you ever played with Visio?
This site provides demos. Templates and trials.

These templates are available:


  • Sarbanes-Oxley Pivot Diagrams

  • Help Desk Flow


    "Here you will see the six data collection points for this example help desk. Call volumes, wait times, and resolution rates are tracked at each point in the process. The diagram flows from left to right and top to bottom. Not every caller will experience each of the steps, if a problem is resolved by a Level One technician, then the caller does not progress to the Level Two technician.






  • Fault Tree Analysis

  • PC Assembly Process Flow

  • Supply Chain Analysis

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Factory Floor Assembly Plan

  • Loan Consolidation Process

  • Investment Analysis Report

  • HVAC Controls

  • Military Organization Chart

  • Network Equipment Rack

  • Insurance Claims by State

  • Audit Process

  • Office Space Planning


Visio Toolbox



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  Tuesday, January 08, 2008 – Permalink –

Picture on the Cover

Bigger than Life (or Newsweek


You can put your own picture, or one you like, on the cover of any one of a dozen magazines.


Create Fake Magazine Covers with your own picture at MagMyPic.com

Subscribe to National Geographic Magazine at a 30% discount!






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  Thursday, December 20, 2007 – Permalink –

Snowflake Patterns

Cut your own


You can create your own cutout snowflakes and the down load the patterns.









Snowflakes.LookandFeel.com



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  Friday, December 14, 2007 – Permalink –

Goog 411

Ease of use


Say you're walking down the street in a strange town, and you'd like to find a Starbucks.
(OK the question might be how not to find a Starbucks.)

Dial (1-800) GOOG-411, on your obnoxious cell phone. Speak your location and what you are looking for and you'll be connected to the harassed barista of your choice. There is no charge for the service.

It also works from a real phone. It also finds other businesses than just coffee pushers.


Goog411



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  Wednesday, December 12, 2007 – Permalink –

Images Sources

No cost


After awhile the graphics in Office Clipart or even the ones found on Microsoft's Office online appear the same.

Here is a list of 100 locations for royalty free stock images.




Free stock images



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  Saturday, January 27, 2007 – Permalink –

Home School Computers Available

Need PCs?



"Our economy is at a crucial turning point. Jobs in America require technological skills and computer expertise. The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century.

The CFL website connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with available computer equipment. The program allows federal agencies and private sector entities to transfer unneeded computers and related equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, while giving special consideration to those with the greatest need."

Computers for Learning (CFL) FAQ

"Schools and educational nonprofit organizations can participate in the CFL program.

A school is eligible to participate if it is a public, private, parochial, or home school serving pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students. Day care centers must provide a state approved preschool curriculum in order to participate. "




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