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Dica para encontrar MP3 no Google

from: undergoogle

Os robôs do Google indexam todo o conteúdo livre que acham pela frente. Assim, além de páginas web e vários formatos de arquivos, o motor consegue indexar pastas inteiras com mp3, filmes, livros e documentos.

Muitas pessoas têm diretórios em seus servidores somente para armazenar e compartilhar mp3. Como o Google vasculha tudo, ele acaba encontrando esses diretórios e indexando-os. Para achá-los, basta usar os parâmetros certos, e discografias inteiras de alguns artistas podem ser encontradas pelo buscador.

O parâmetro a seguir encontra justamente essas fontes de mp3. Basta substituir o nome da banda citado aqui pela de sua preferência, ou então pelo nome da música a ser procurada. Pode-se trabalhar na busca também para que o buscador exiba filmes e outros tipos de documentos.

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“Last modified” mp3 “linkin park”

abril 30, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Ferramentas, Tips | 1 Comentário

Funny coffee mugs to animalize your face

from boingboing
Vanelten Attua Aparicio Torinos designed a line of funny white coffee mugs with cartoon animal parts on the bottom. Also available in pig and rabbit for £10.00 from Thorsten Van Elten.
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abril 30, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Deixe um comentário

Graphics: Create an organization chart with OrgChartWiki

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Need an organizational chart for your company? You might want to check out Forbes’ new site aptly named OrgChartWiki, where you can create org.charts for your company or take a looksee at a few publicly listed companies such as Google, Motorola, and Microsoft.

The interface is very simple: all you do is pretty much drag and drop. You can also use this site to search within companies employee databases – you’ll be able to pull up their current organizational status. It’s simple, yet oh so super nichey functional. — Wendy Boswell

abril 29, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Ferramentas, Tips | Deixe um comentário

Seu protótipo web 2.0 em três passos

tirado do blog do Helio Correia

Antes que sua criança dê os primeiros passos, ela vai precisar de um nome [1]. Escolhido, agora será vez da logomarca [2]. Para finalizar, qual tal uma descrição [3] ao estilo do Loren Ipsum Web 2.0?

  1. Create your own Web 2.0 Company
  2. Web 2.0 V2 Logo Creator (beta)
  3. Web 2.0 buzz

abril 19, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Ferramentas, Programação, Tecnologia, Tips | Deixe um comentário

Hack Attack: Supercharge your Gmail

Better Gmail is a Firefox extension that integrates the best Gmail user scripts under one easy-to-manage Firefox extension. Today, I’ll show you how to use it along with a few other Gmail add-ons to turn Gmail into the best email application you’ve ever used. [Includes video demo]

read more | digg story

abril 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Deixe um comentário

Firefox muito mais rápido

Fonte WinAjuda

Digite about:config na barra de endereço do Firefox.
No campo pesquisar

(Para mudar s valores basta clicar com o botão direito do mouse neles)

Digite network.http.pipelining mude o  para true (botão direito do mouse> Inverter)
Digite network.http.proxy.pipelining  e mude para true (botão direito do mouse> Inverter)
Digite network.http.pipelining.maxrequests e mude para 20 ou 30.
Clique com o botão direito em network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, Clique em Nova Opção> Inteira. Coloque o nome de  nglayout.initialpaint.delay o valor tem de ser 0
Reinicie o Firefox (eu testei e senti mudança )

abril 19, 2007 Posted by | Dicas | Deixe um comentário

Al Jazeera está cagando e andando pro atentado na universidade de Virgínia

Estava vendo as notícias por aqui… Todos os notíciários do mundo tem como primeira página a reportagem sobre a autoria do massacre na Universidade da Virgínia (cometida pelo estudante  sul koreano, ho Seung-Hui, de 23 anos). A única excessão é a página da Al Jazeera, que não dispensa muita atenção ao assunto. A notícia aparece ao lado da foto do Lula e do Chaves numa reportagem sobre o ethanol (Lula and Chavez in ethanol rift) (onde Chaves, de forma alarmista,  ataca o acordo brasileiro com os EUA).

abril 17, 2007 Posted by | bobagens, Notícia | Deixe um comentário

Hack Attack: Supercharge your Gmai

by Adam Pash

Yesterday Gina released Better Gmail, a Firefox extension that integrates the best Gmail user scripts under one easy-to-manage Firefox extension. Whether you’re using the extension or the Greasemonkey scripts, these add-ons turn Gmail into an entirely new and wildly powerful email tool.

The problem is, you’ve got to know what you’re doing to take advantage of what Better Gmail has to offer. That’s why today, I’ll show you how to use Better Gmail along with a few other Gmail add-ons to turn Gmail into the best email application you’ve ever used.

The Essentials

The Greasemonkey community has built several must-have scripts for enhancing Gmail, but that used to mean you had to go hunt down each script every time you wanted to power up your Gmail on a new computer. Additionally, for some reason or another, a lot of people out there aren’t terribly keen on Greasemonkey. That’s why we’re all very lucky that just yesterday, Gina released the Better Gmail Firefox extension, which basically wraps together some of the best Gmail Greasemonkey scripts into one master extension. That includes:

  • Macros: This is the must-have missing feature from Gmail, and it’s what I’ll spend the most time explaining and demonstrating in this feature. It lets you perform all kinds of fancy Gmail footwork without ever taking your hands off the keyboard.
  • attachment-icons.pngAttachment Icons: Adds small icons to emails with attachments to indicate what kind of file is attached.
  • Filter Assistant: Helps you quicky create new filters based on the message you’re currently viewing.
  • Saved Searches: Lets you create custom, often-used searches that work sort of like smart folders.
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  • Conversation Preview: Lets you preview a message with a right-click of your mouse.
  • and more…

Starting to see how useful this extension is? Now let’s take a look at how you might put it to use. Check out the video above (if you haven’t already) for a look at how Gmail Macros, along with several of the other tools included in Better Gmail, can help you get things done in Gmail.

Best, must-know shortcuts

The ability to perform every email task you need, from navigation your conversations with j/k, navigating inside threads with n/p, or selecting the current email with x (all of which are baked into Gmail from the get-go, as long as you enable keyboard shortcuts) to the excellent on-the-fly labeling and label navigation you get from Gmail Macros.

The other keyboard shortcuts from Gmail Macros I use and love most are:

g + label name: This works for any label, saved search, or default sidebar navigation (like inbox, sent mail, etc.). Just type ‘g’ and the label selector will pop up. Then begin typing the name of the label you want and as soon as you narrow it down, Gmail Macros will take you there.

l + label name: Select your to-be-labeled conversation(s) with ‘x’, then hit ‘l’. Begin typing the name of the label and again, once it’s narrowed down, it’ll automatically label your email with the match.

Shift-L + label: Lets you remove a specific label from currently selected email(s). You can also remove labels on a per-email basis if you’re viewing it within the label you want to remove by archiving it with y.

Shift-N + label: Allows you to create a new label and apply the label to a message on-the-fly, a simple tweak that takes the extra steps out of applying a new label to a message, meaning you won’t blow off creating the label because you can’t be bothered to take the time. This is currently not available with Better Gmail (but it may be in the next release), but it is available with this version of the Gmail Macros script (via Gmail Power Users Group).

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The label selector command window might seem a little confusing, since it looks the same no matter which command brings it up (i.e., g, l, Shift-l, Shift-N), but don’t let that bother you. Once you get used to it, it’s indispensable.

Then there are the compose, reply, and forward shortcuts. To Compose a message, hit c, to Reply to the message you’re currently viewing, hit r, and to Forward the message you’re viewing, hit f. Any of these commands can also be used to compose your email in another window by adding the Shift key to the shortcut (e.g., Shift-c will open a pop-up compose window).

To open an email, you can either hit Enter or o for Open. If you’re viewing a long conversation thread with a lot of collapsed emails, you can expand them all in one fell swoop by hitting Shift-o.

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As you’re learning how to use the Macros, always keep in mind that you can pull up the keyboard command list at any time by hitting h, as in Help. However, if you’re more into paper cheatsheets, click the thumbnail to the right for a passably printable image of the keyboard command list. [1]

My final favorite that I’m going to highlight is the Conversation preview shortcut. If you’ve enabled Conversation Preview, you could preview a message by right-clicking it, or you can do that from the keyboard, too, by hitting v for View. Awesome. (God, I have an unnatural love for my keyboard.)

Gmail as a web-accessible hard drive

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As Gmail’s storage quickly approaches 3GB, a lot of people have got a lot of room they’re not using. That’s why it’s been a prime target for really cool third party apps that let you mount and browse your Gmail account like it’s a hard drive. Windows users should try the Gmail Drive shell, while Mac users should take a look at gDisk. If you want to keep things in Firefox, try out the Gmail File Space extension.

Encryption

If you’ve logged into Gmail at http://mail.google.com rather than https://mail.google.com, the messages you’re sending could potentially be read by any dirty sniffer on your network. Logging into the https version, however, will encrypt your information as it’s sent so no one can stick their nose into your messages. The ‘s’ is for secure, people! To set every Gmail connection to redirect to the more secure https connection, try out CustomizeGoogle or the HTTP-to-HTTPS redirector Greasemonkey script. You can also use CustomizeGoogle to remove the Spam count from your Gmail sidebar, along with lots of other Google tweaks.

Real privacy hounds should check out FireGPG or Gmail Encrypt to add secure encryption to email you’ve sent with Gmail.

Knock out repetitive email

This is more of a tip for any email application than Gmail specifically, but if you process a lot of email every day, I can’t stress enough how much time a text replacement application like Texter for Windows, TextExpander for Macs, or Snippits for Linux can can save you. For a very brief (and somewhat trivial) demonstration of how I use Texter with Gmail to automate personalized responses to email, check out the video below.

To find out how that worked, check out Texter.

Honorable mentions

GmailThis Bookmarklet: This little bookmarklet makes it easy to email any web page with the click of a button. Beyond that, if the mood strikes you, you can learn the advanced usage techniques to customize what your composed email will look like.

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Gmail Date Search: Viewing emails sent on a specific date in Gmail requires a somewhat convoluted bit of syntax. The Gmail Date Search Greasemonkey script adds a Search by Date button to Gmail that lets you quickly search for emails by date by entering dates in a simple MM/DD/YY format. I wrote this one, so if you notice any bugs/have any suggestions, let me know.

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DragDropUpload: This handy Firefox extension lets you drag files into Gmail (or any other file upload field) so that you don’t have to go through the messy process of searching through your file directory just to upload a file you’re looking at on your desktop.

GTDGmail: Fans of Getting Things Done should check out GTDGmail, a full-featured Firefox extension that seamlessly integrates the GTD philosophy to your Gmail inbox.

For more of a beginner’s look at Gmail, check out my previous Gmail master feature. It covers more of the basics, like label creation (with an explanation, if you’re confused), setting up filters, and Gmail search operators. For a look at the huge repository of Gmail-related tips we’ve posted, check out our Gmail tag.

Adam Pash is a senior editor for Lifehacker who – sadly – couldn’t live without Gmail. His special feature Hack Attack appears every Tuesday on Lifehacker. Subscribe to the Hack Attack RSS feed to get new installments in your newsreader.

abril 17, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Ferramentas, Tips | Deixe um comentário

Scrapblog: Wow (with caveats)

from Webware

By Rafe Needleman – April 10, 2007, 4:39 PM PDT

Here’s a new Web app that will knock you flat: Scrapblog. In development since last year, the site finally went public on Monday, April 2. It’s a service for creating online multimedia packages, in particular, collections of photos and videos. As you might gather from the name, its designers want to deliver a level of flexibility that’s similar to what you get when you’re building a real-world scrapbook.

With Scrapblog, it’s easy to place photos anywhere on a page, rotate them, crop them, and so on. The same for videos–but so far, you can get video in only via YouTube URLs. You can also set presentations to music (Scrapblog’s canned selections only so far), and set transitions between pages. You can then embed your presentation in a blog or a social network page.

Building a Scrapblog

(Credit: CNET Networks)

Notwithstanding those restrictions–and a few bugs, especially around publishing projects–nothing that I’ve seen, Web-based or not, does the job of creating free-form presentations as well as this application (disclosure: I have not used Keynote). Here’s one I created in a few minutes.

CEO Carlos Garcia told me that Scrapblog has attracted an unusual demographic for a Web service: 80 percent of its users are female. A lot of them are what he calls “mommy bloggers”: mothers setting up pages to document what the kids and the family are up to.

Certainly, you can create a more engaging presentation with Scrapblog than you can with a photo-sharing site, or even a blog such as Vox (review). However, the free-form nature of the system means that getting your presentation just right will take time. There are good templates on Scrapblog, but since the whole point of this system is to let you express your creativity, I think that even users who start with a template will spend a fair amount of time modifying it to create just the look they want. Scrapblog is no replacement for PowerPoint–although I’ll give bonus points to any CEO who uses Scrapblog instead of PowerPoint in a presentation.

As I said, Scrapblog is an excellent online application. It’s based on Adobe’s Flex and uses a lot of the fancy user-interface options available on that platform. However, because it’s online there are a few snags. Mostly, the speed of uploading photos is limited by your connection, and if you have a lot, it can be frustrating to wait (although if you already have images Flickr, Yahoo Photos, Webshots, or PhotoBucket, Scrapblog has a simple interface for quickly “sideloading” the images into it). And, of course, you can’t use it if you’re offline. This summer, the company will release a standalone front-end to the service using the Apollo (review) runtime, Garcia told me. It will allow you to import photos directly from your hard disk and upload them all to the service when you choose to “publish” your scrapbook.

The service is free. In the future, premium services may include printing options and licensed content (graphics, themes, and music).

abril 16, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Deixe um comentário

Beware pretty Web 2.0 apps

from Webware

The Glide home / file browser is very impressive for a Web app.

(Credit: CNET Networks)

On Tuesday I covered Scrapblog, a very impressive service for creating personal presentations. Scrapblog is one of those very rare online applications that almost makes you forget you’re working on the Web and not a desktop. It’s not as fast nor as capable as desktop application can be, but it’s close. And here’s another service that aspires to the same thing: Glide 2.0.

Glide 2.0 is a great-looking and ambitious Web suite full of day-to-day applications, including a word processor, a site builder, photo editor, and much more. Most of the applications are very nicely designed and work well, if somewhat more slowly than ordinary software applications do. New to the suite are a presentation program and a Web site builder. Both are impressive, if not best-of-breed.

Glide’s secret sauce is that it can synchronize data from your local PC or Mac to make it available anywhere you have Web access — including a mobile phone. It’s an impressive trick. Glide will let you edit files and photos from the browser in your Treo or Windows smartphone, and it will stream videos and music from your account, too.

Glide’s new presentation program is simple to use and makes nice online slideshows.

(Credit: CNET Networks)

I didn’t like the last version of Glide, and while this release fixes many of the suite’s previous problems, especially the last rev’s too-creative user interface, I still have reservations about Glide. It demos extremely well, but when you dive into it you realize that different applications in the suite have different user interfaces, and they’re not all up to the standard of a modern suite like Microsoft Office, nor are they as simple as a barebones online suite like Google’s. Collaboration tools are also missing. Also, Glide uses a variety of Web technologies, from ordinary HTML, to AJAX, to Flash, which contributes to feeling that you’re dealing with a hodgepodge of apps instead of a well-integrated suite.

But It’s worth checking out if only to see how the future of online applications is taking shape. I still find Glide ultimately an unsatisfying collection of applications to use, but I’m hooked on the vision, and I really like the way it lets you access so much of its richness even from small, mobile devices. I just hope version 3.0 is more coherent.

See also the online suites from ThinkFree and Zoho.

abril 16, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Ferramentas, Tips | Deixe um comentário