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Mutapic: Instant (weird) art
Mar 20th, 2009 by Beth

I discovered this site about an hour ago, and I just spent way too much time experimenting with the art generation tool to create a cool example for this post (yep, that’s it below).

Mutapic is addicting. You choose two icon pictures, press the Generate button and Mutapic morphs the two together to create icons. Kind of. Mine were mostly ugly, but I had lots of fun experimenting.

Mutapic is free to play, but if you want to save anything, you need to upgrade for $30 and download the software. Not bad if you need these things on a regular basis, and you can then use your own photos to create your art.

Mutapic.

Xerox Mobile Express Driver: Printing on the move
Feb 26th, 2009 by Beth

On a business trip, have you ever had to walk around sadly with a thumb drive, hoping someone would take pity on you and print your document because you weren’t hooked up to any printers?

Xerox has solved your problem with the Mobile Express Driver. When you hook into someone else’s network, the available printers will appear. Pick a printer and print away. And the printer is saved the next time you hook into that network. Great for your quarterly trips back to company headquarters.

Xerox Mobile Express Driver: Free Universal Printer Driver.

Cucku: Backup with a buddy
Feb 19th, 2009 by Beth

Here’s an interesting concept. Cucku is a free data backup system that backs up data locally then sends a secure copy to a friend’s computer.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m very tempted to ditch my paid service and give it a whirl. You and your backup buddy need to install Skype, but the system backs up behind the scenes and doesn’t require coordination.Your buddy can’t get into your files, just in case you were worried about the photo folder marked “Personal.”

This would allow you to back up both your home and work computer on the other machines, store a copy of your files offsite and rest assured that you’ve got a copy of your files with a trusted friend.

How clever! I’m intrigued. They’re coming out with a Cucku Backup Pro, and you can upgrade for a fee, but they promise the original will always be free.

Free Remote/Online Backup – Cucku: Social Backup.

Printable Rulers: When you can’t find that yardstick
Feb 16th, 2009 by Beth

What a clever idea! This site lets you print out disposable paper rulers when you need them. I like their suggestion that you print on an overhead transparency as well, or cardstock to make your new ruler a little more sturdy.

Some printable paper rulers.

LeechBlock : Another productivity tool
Feb 11th, 2009 by Beth

A Twitter friend (dloo) just turned me on to LeechBlock, a simple Firefox add-on that helps you block sites that suck your productivity.

I just set it so I limit my Twitter time to 5 minutes every two hours during the workday.

LeechBlock :: Firefox Add-ons.

Sounds like: KeepMeOut

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