Top 5: Google Makes People Dumb

 Apr 30th, 2009 

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Number 5: “My neighbor is …”

This is not really dumb but funny. People tend to have a “good” impression about their neighbors.

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What I read/write

 Jan 9th, 2009 

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Happy New Year!

Everyone has some favorite places on web – games, communities, forums, blogs. Today I want to share the Top 10 websites/forums that I follow, write on or just find useful:

1. Google
I bet this is the first time you hear about it. This is the place where you should start anything ;)

2. PdfChm
From here you can download almost any technical book.

3. Geek Hero Comic
Geek Hero is a comic about Randall (friends call him Randie), a hardcore geek with the sweetest heart.

4. Assembla
Assembla provides tools and services for accelerating software development. They offer tools for collaboration and management of software projects. Also, for student projects they offer free tools. There are tools like: wiki, SVN repository, tickets, milestones, etc.

5. CHIP.RO Forum
The first forum on which I have wrote. I am still writing there. (Is a Romanian web forum)

6. docs.torrents.ro
A torrent tracker with tutorials, videos and e-learning stuff. The content includes many domains: PC, medicine, architecture, history, biology etc

7. Reuters Pictures
The most impressive pictures and they are updated daily. I think they can be sent by anyone and people from Reuters choose the best.

8. Microsoft How Do I
Microsoft’s Video Learning Center. A lot of video tutorials about Microsoft technologies.

9. Windows Live
Microsoft’s Live suite that includes mail (Hotmail), storage space (SkyDrive), online document repository (OfficeLive), calendar, events and more.

10. MSDN Regex Forum
I just like regular expressions :)

Google Docs offline

 Apr 23rd, 2008 

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Today I found out that Google Docs is available offline.

For those who don’t know what this service is: Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

In order to use it offline you must install a small application from Google Docs that allows running web apps offline. After this you must go online and perform a first synchronization.

While offline, you can write “http://docs.google.com” in your browser and get the same interface as online. You can edit documents offline, move them from one folder to another, preview/hide/rename them but, as you can see in the image below, you cannot create any new ones.

Google Docs Offline

When you get online, any changes that you have made to the documents are synchronised. The synchronisation is bidirectional; this means that documents edited online are downloaded and documents edited offline are uploaded on the server.

This seems a nice addition to Docs but still needs improvements. For example I would like to be able to edit the documents in another editor, not in the webinterface, and then put them back offline.