Everybody needs to use an old hard drive sooner or later, wouldn’t it be great if you could just get a cable that plugged into the old thing? How about a USB to IDE cable? One that works on laptop drives too? Great!
The black hats at RIAA knocked over DVD Shrink’s wagon. Have no fear, however. The new, open source DVD compression alternative is available now. ShrinkTo5 will do the trick, and looks like it’s going to be available for Linux and Mac soon as well.
I guess this stuff has been around for a while…but I haven’t seen it before, so it’s new to me. If you’re a fan of David Weber, David Drake or any of a pile of other Baen authors, the Baen Free Library is awesome! And you can get a copy of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress over at The Assayer. Other good free stuff to be had there as well.
FreeMind is a mind-mapping package written in Java with free downloads for Windows and Mac OS X.
I’ve been wanting to put a webmail/IMAP client on independentgroup.us. RoundCube looks to be an exciting option to explore in a couple of months.
I’ve been digging through my journals today, and there’s a few books I’d love to read.Emotional Discipline: The Power To Choose How You Feel. Ooosh. What a title. I’d love to feel like I had that kind of control, always. Just be happy about things, or steer an even keel no matter what comes up. I’d be an unstoppable killing machine! How to Photograph Women Beautifully: Professional Techniques for Creating Glamorous Pictures. I’m actually more interested in the followup book, but I have no idea when he’s coming out with it. I’d love to have the skill to take ultimately fattering pictures of the women in my life. And I’d get to have more pictures of them, too, since they’d let me take them. Bulletproof Web Design. Strategies for creating effective CSS sites. I’m overwhelmed by CSS and really need to learn it solidly at some point.