Tag Archives: software

M3talinks for Jun 21st

Today’s M3talinks for Jun 21st

  • startuptools / FrontPage – # Start-ups are always short on time. Here are some tools (products/frameworks/etc) that might avoid you reinventing the wheel and save you some valuable time.<br />
    # We (Songkick) have found that the most useful tools are introduced to us by other start-ups. This wiki is an attempt to collect some of that knowledge and experience in one place so that companies getting started on new problems have a useful reference.<br />
    # This list is focused on technical tools to save development time. For business focused resources, Seedcamp have created a useful wiki here.<br />
    # With each tool, we've added a list of start-ups known to be using that tool, so there's a sense of how well tested they are by the community. If no start-up can vouch for the tool it doesn't make it onto the list.<br />
    # This list is maintained by Ian at Songkick but will be a lot better for your additions!
  • — NoNotes.com — Premium Edition – What is NoNotes?<br />
    NoNotes is a high quality low cost transcription and translation provider. We take your audio files and turn them in to text and we can translate any document to more than 80 languages.<br />
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    Who does it benefit?<br />
    Imagine being unable to attend a meeting or conference and having every word emailed to you for your review. Save time and money by having your meetings and conferences documented word-for-word.<br />
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    How NoNotes helps you.<br />
    Record your meeting, upload the file and we will provide you with a word-for-word record which can then be distributed, searched and stored for your records.
  • The Reliability, Efficiency, and Affordability of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Recently I had reason to get some audio transcribed using Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk service. The results have been impressive, and in this post I describe my experience and consider ways besides transcription that this service might be useful.
  • — NoNotes.com — Premium Edition – What is NoNotes?<br />
    NoNotes is a high quality low cost transcription and translation provider. We take your audio files and turn them in to text and we can translate any document to more than 80 languages.<br />
    <br />
    Who does it benefit?<br />
    Imagine being unable to attend a meeting or conference and having every word emailed to you for your review. Save time and money by having your meetings and conferences documented word-for-word.<br />
    <br />
    How NoNotes helps you.<br />
    Record your meeting, upload the file and we will provide you with a word-for-word record which can then be distributed, searched and stored for your records.
  • The Reliability, Efficiency, and Affordability of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Recently I had reason to get some audio transcribed using Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk service. The results have been impressive, and in this post I describe my experience and consider ways besides transcription that this service might be useful.
  • Transcription services: Audio, Video, CD/DVDs… CastingWords – * All transcription is done by people, not machines.<br />
    * High quality transcription — we catch the difficult words.<br />
    * You get an RSS feed rss icon from fineicons.com of all of your transcripts.<br />
    * Transcripts are delivered in plain text, HTML, and MS Word formats.<br />
    * We spend lots of time on quality control, all transcription is inspected many times, using multiple workers.<br />
    * Transcripts are emailed to you – and can be picked up here at the site.<br />
    * Order tracking so you always know what is happening with your transcript.<br />
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    Go to our Transcription Store to start your order. Or read more in our FAQ

M3talinks for May 27th

Today’s M3talinks for May 27th

  • AviaSlider – a unique jQuery Image slideshow plugin – * 8 unique transition effects<br />
    * Lots of easy to set options to create your own effects<br />
    * Included Image preloader<br />
    * Autoplay that stops on user interaction<br />
    * Valid HTML5 and CSS 3 Markup<br />
    * Packed version only weights 8kb<br />
    * Supports linked images<br />
    * already prepared to work with prettyPhoto Lightbox<br />
    * works with jQuery 1.32 and higher<br />
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    Browser Support<br />
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    * Internet Explorer 6 and higher<br />
    * Safari 3 and higher<br />
    * Firefox 2 and higher<br />
    * Opera 10 and higher<br />
    * Google Chrome 3 and higher<br />
    * Checks for last 3 Browsers performed on Mac & Win
  • Piwik – Web analytics – Open source – Piwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) real time web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages… and so much more.<br />
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    Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.<br />
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    Piwik is a PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver. At the end of the five minute installation process you will be given a JavaScript tag. Simply copy and paste this tag on websites you wish to track (or use an existing plugin to do it automatically for you) and access your analytics reports in real time.
  • Home – CFML Advisory Committee – CFML Advisory Committee – Welcome to the CFML Advisory Committee website. Our goal is to define what is "core" to the ColdFusion Markup Language, how that core should behave and what is considered "extended core" – what language features useful CFML processors should implement – as well as offering guidelines for vendors to provide extensions to CFML in a consistent manner.<br />
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    We are currently finalizing our basic definition of what constitutes the core CFML tags, functions and script and will be publishing more details shortly.
  • Open BlueDragon Java CFML Runtime Engine – Open BlueDragon – the worlds favourite<br />
    and only truly open source GPL Java CFML engine<br />
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    no hidden costs, no extra charges, no crippled functionality – Price $0.00
  • Railo Open Source – Railo open source is a completely free, open source CFML engine that has been officially accepted as a JBoss.org project. Railo is known for its compatibility, performance, innovations and extensibility.
  • Typedia: Learn: Anatomy of a Typeface – Anatomy of a Typeface

M3talinks for May 17th

Today’s M3talinks for May 17th

  • Digital Transcriber – Free Transcription Software Player – Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software<br />
    Digital Transcription Audio Player Software<br />
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    Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.<br />
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    A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.<br />
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    Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions. We make it free because we know you will love it so much you will use and recommend our commercial digital dictation suite to others. Please visit our Dictation Software page.<br />
    Download Application
  • Digital Transcriber – Free Transcription Software Player – Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software<br />
    Digital Transcription Audio Player Software<br />
    <br />
    Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.<br />
    <br />
    A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.<br />
    <br />
    Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions. We make it free because we know you will love it so much you will use and recommend our commercial digital dictation suite to others. Please visit our Dictation Software page.<br />
    Download Application
  • Stories Matter » Announcing Stories Matter v.1.5.1 – Announcing the Launch of the Stories Matter (On/Online) Database Tool: A New Media Alternative to Oral History Transcription<br />
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    Michael Frisch has recently written that the “deep dark secret” of oral history, is that we don’t really know what to do with the orality of the source. In transcribing our interviews, we lose the orality almost immediately thus shoring the narratives of much of their meaning. This new media application now offers oral historians an alternative to transcription (available at http://storytelling.concordia.ca/storiesmatter).

M3talinks for Apr 29th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 29th

  • Mixxx | Free Digital DJ Software – Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes.<br />
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    Why Mixxx?<br />
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    * Free, open source DJ software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux<br />
    * MIDI controller support<br />
    * Superior mixing engine with recording, vinyl control, and more<br />
    * Created for DJs, by DJs<br />
    * Check out our full list of battle-tested and DJ approved features!

Bookmarks for Mar 25th through Mar 26th

These are my links for Mar 25th through Mar 26th:

  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Auto Smiley – Computer vision smile generator | F.A.T. – Auto Smiley is a computer vision application that runs in the background while you work. The software analyzes your face while you are working and if it detects a smile it sends the the ascii smiley face letters “: )” as keyboard presses to the front most application. Auto Smiley has many uses from just straight up convenience to enforcing honesty in your online communication :)
  • WhatTheFont! « MyFonts – Seen a font in use and want to know what it is?<br />
    Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database. Or, let cloak-draped font enthusiasts lend a hand in the WhatTheFont Forum
  • WhatTheFont! « MyFonts – Seen a font in use and want to know what it is?<br />
    Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database. Or, let cloak-draped font enthusiasts lend a hand in the WhatTheFont Forum
  • jQuery Spotlight – jQuery Spotlight is a jQuery plugin which allows you to highlight elements in your page using a 'spotlight' effect. This plugin is highly customizable and

linkHive For Mar 24th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMar 24th

  • YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener – YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API. You will love it.<br />
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    There's a WordPress plugin available for YOURLS, making integration with your blog a snap: create short URLs and tweet them automagically as you publish blog posts.
  • My Love/Hate Affair With Typekit – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – Speeding up design acceptance<br />
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    While browser improvements and web standards alone provided multiple partial solutions, Typekit offered a complete solution that just worked. And the people behind Typekit (including Bryan Mason and Jason Santa Maria) did everything right: they reached out to the type design, graphic design, and standards-based web design communities; they worked with vendor after vendor to offer as many fonts as possible; they spoke everywhere, marketing their venture one lecture and even one designer at a time.<br />
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    Typekit excited the web design community about type and proved that licensing and hosting web type was a viable business, providing options and convenience for designers and their clients, while bringing new revenue to type designers and protecting their intellectual property.

linkHive For Mar 9th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMar 9th

  • GridMove – DonationCoder.com – GridMove is a program that aims at making windows management easier. It helps you with this task by defining a visual grid on your desktop, to which you can easily snap windows. This program comes bundled with some predefined grid templates, that can be easily swaped, but also has ways of creating custom grids or sharing grids made by others.<br />
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    GridMove makes moving windows, resizing windows, displaying them on cascade or on mosaic, making them on top or anything you can think of as easy as drag and drop.<br />
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    This tool was made taking in mind those who own big screens and keep organizing their windows. This program is specially useful for anyone that keeps more than 1 window on the screen at one time, because it helps the user to maximize the usable space of the monitor, by resizing the windows in a much easier way than moving and resizing them one by one.<br />
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    Thanks to its simple interaction methods, GridMove becomes intuitive and fast, helping you to improve your workflow.

linkHive For Feb 8th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 8th

  • Forget About Photoshop: 5 More Ways to Stop Using Images in Your Designs – Cherrysave – Images increase download time for end-users and workload for web designers, slowing down the time it takes to fully develop a concept for clients. Furthermore, images can add unneeded clutter and increase search-engine blindness, detracting from the principle of simple web design.
  • Knowledge Games – How to apply game thinking to your business challenges
  • Understanding CSS – Padding, Positioning and CSS3 « CreativityDen – With the release of CSS3, which is now being used more frequently, I’ve put this little article together for more of a beginner. However you never know, there may be a few tricks you don’t know.

    I’m also going to be giving advice on such things as Padding, Margin, Borders and Background Colors, and how to us them effectively.

  • Web Designers’ Browser Support Checklist, Web Designers’ Browser Support Checklist : FindMeByIP : what browser am I using, how modern is my web browser, and what’s my IP address? – The table below displays browser support for HTML5 (including Web Forms 2.0) and CSS3 (including CSS3 selectors).

    It relies partly on the excellent Modernizr javascript library and browser testing information is supplied via the ever useful LitmusApp browser testing application.

    Updated every Friday: follow @deepbluetweets.

  • Strategizing Web Content – Writing for the Web | letscounthedays – When it comes to designing a website, content is often overlooked, but why? Very rarely do users browse the web looking for a good design or decent experience. Users come for the content. Not giving them what they want with poorly written content will frustrate users. Not only does it waste their time, but your time as well.
  • 0x1fff: 35 Google open-source projects that you probably don’t know – Google is one of the biggest companies supporting OpenSource movement, they released more than 500 open source projects(most of them are samples showing how to use their API). In this article I will try to write about most interesting and free releases from Google, some of them might be abandoned.
  • 50 Free UI and Web Design Wireframing Kits, Resources and Source Files – Smashing Magazine – Planning and communication are two key elements in the development of any successful website or application. And that is exactly what the wireframing process offers: a quick and simple method to plan the layout and a cost-effective, time-saving tool to easily communicate your ideas to others. A wireframe typically has the basic elements of a Web page: header, footer, sidebar, maybe even some generated content, which gives you, your clients and colleagues a simple visually oriented layout that illustrates what the structure of the website will be by the end of the project and that serves as the foundation for any future alterations.

    This article focuses on actual wireframing tools and standalone applications, as well as resources that you’ll need to build your own wireframe: wireframing kits, browser windows, form elements, grids, Mac OS X elements, mobile elements, which you’ll use in any typical graphics editor such as Photoshop or Illustrator. …Or you could use pen and paper.

  • A List Apart: Articles: Unwebbable – It’s time we came to grips with the fact that not every “document” can be a “web page.” Some forms of writing just cannot be expressed in HTML—or they need to be bent and distorted to do so. But for once, XML might actually help.

linkHive For Feb 2nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 2nd

  • dygraphs JavaScript Visualization Library – [[Wow - this is very impressive. This makes me want to do more HTML slidedecks, since this beats the pants off graph interaction on PowerPoint/Keynote etc.]] dygraphs is an open source JavaScript library that produces produces interactive, zoomable charts of time series. It is designed to display dense data sets and enable users to explore and interpret them.
  • 10 best free Windows clipboard replacements | News | TechRadar UK – Windows' clipboard consists of a single item – press [Ctrl] + [C] or [Ctrl] + [X] again, and your original entry is lost.

    Thankfully this shortcoming hasn't been lost on the programming community, and a large number of tools have been developed to fill the gap.

    So we've scoured the web looking for 10 of the best freeware alternatives.

    There's a lot of crossover between the vast majority of them, so we've highlighted what makes them unique where applicable to help you pick your chosen clipboard replacement tool.

  • What Gets Measured 1106.pdf (application/pdf Object) – Data, metric, measures, assessments, evaluations, scorecards, progress reports… Many of us have
    been faced with a whole host of measurement opportunities. Seems like some of the performance
    measurements are moving targets that we seldom hit. Some measurement processes come and go
    like fog. I recall hearing this maxim years ago: “What gets measured gets done.” It has been
    attributed to Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Edwards Deming, Lord Kelvin and others. Why is it that so
    often we get hung up on metrics and measuring things to the point that we sometimes lose track of
    measuring what really matters?

linkHive For Jan 21st

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 21st

  • Synergy
  • Developer Job Interview Questions and Answers – Are you a developer? Need to prepare for a job interview? We have selected a big collections of interview questions and answers in many technical areas: Java, JSP, ASP, C++,C#,.NET,ORACLE, PL/SQL,Perl, struts, XML….more …
  • Design Trends (Predictions) in 2010 – [I always wonder how much of these articles are predictive and how much they are prescriptive...] As we are stepping in a new decade, I can foresee that web design in 2010 is going to be fun and filled with experimental works. With the new CSS3 and HTML5, designers and developers are trying to utilize the new features to create impressive designs. Sketchy and large background styles are fading out. Serif fonts and texturized background will be popular. Thanks to CSS3, we are going to see a lot of rounded corners, RGBA transparency, and drop shadows. With the rise of smart phones, mobile web design is going to pick up this year.