Sunday, April 26, 2015

FREE: Watch Documentaries - type in subject

Here are a couple sites I use to watch documentaries. I also like to check out what the local library has available.

Always be careful with data derived from documentaries. Fact check before you quote documentary statistics. Not all documentaries are created equal.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FREE: Online Cyber Security Classes on Cybrary.IT

One course that I'm interested in seeing is: Python for Security Professionals

I haven't registered for this site, so I don't know if it is user friendly. I'll keep an eye on it. When this Python class is ready, I'll register and check it out. 

For more information about Cybrary.IT, check out this article on The Hacker News.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FREE: NASA Open Source Software

NASA's got a whole section of Open Source Software at This is an extensive catalog of software used by NASA at their various space and research centers. If you download from the NASA catalog, you've got to register and fill out a Software Usage Agreement form so that you can get a SUA.

Some of the software can be accessed via NASA's github account. You wont need to fill out a form for these programs. And, the selection is a limited in comparison to the actual NASA catalog.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

FREE: Code to Add Cookie Consent to Your Site

Google has recently published Cookie Consent code for publishers to add to their sites. Some countries (ex. EU countries) require user consent for cookies. This code helps publishers comply with those laws. Modified the code for each website - add your site's information, choose your site's ad copy.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FREE: RSS Search Engine

Check out this awesome RSS Search Engine. Use Google search terms and operators. Real-time results. 

Hasn't been updated since 2013...but that's cool, 'cause some things are groovy as they are. :D

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FREE: Setting Up Google DoubleClick for Publishers (Google DFP)

Just found this groovy article about setting up Google DoubleClick for Publishers, thanks to the folks at Digital Inspirations for making this guide. 

This guide shows you how to complement your AdSense revenue by selling ads on your website.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

FREE: Create Tweets Longer than 140 Characters

Use the video demonstration on to create tweets longer than 140 characters. 

This tool offers two options for sending long tweets: 1.) tweet storm (breaks long tweets into 140 character chunks); and, 2.) tweet image (convert longer tweets into an image - all-in-one).

The catch: the services wants permission to post for in, after you compose your long tweet using this service, the service will chunk or image the tweet, then post to your twitter account. If you do not want to allow this service access to your twitter account, don't use the service. Instead, you can write your tweet in an image editor, save as the file as a .JPG and tweet the picture yourself.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

FREE: AdSense Sandbox for Verifying Site Ads

Use this free tool to verify AdSense Ads (or, check to see if your AdSense account has been banned).

This tool shows the ad types for your website, just type in your website's URL.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FREE: Redirect Blogger RSS Feeds to FeedBurner

For publishers considering FeedBurner, follow these two Google tutorials for redirecting your Blogger feed to FeedBurner:
Redirect Blogger Feed to FeedBurner (redirect instructions are after the FeedBurner set up information).
Should I Change My Chicklets to FeedBurner, too? (instructions for using your original feed address in the event FeedBurner shuts down - shows how to keep your subscribers)

Using Google's Feedburner for Feeds

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LINKS: Help Society, Science, and Researchers by Volunteering Your Computer

BOINC Volunteer Computing Projects
While you're at work, your computer could be volunteering its off-time to aiding scientists in answering the biggest questions of our day. Astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, conjectures, asteroids, malaria, and more. 

I think I'll try some of these out. If you're using any of them, leave me a comment. Remember: always verify system installation requirements before downloading and running any programs. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FREE: Create and Mount ISO Images

Many programs exist for creating and mounting ISOs, each has features and quirks that may endear them to users or enrage users (depending on temperament). Some programs limit ISO size during the creation stage, but not the mounting stage. Other programs limit both creation and mounting sizes. And, still other programs don't limit ISO creation or mounting at all.

Follow the links for my guides on Creating ISO Images and Mounting ISO Images.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

FREE: Word Usage Map by Google, Wikipedia, and Easyway

Type in a word and give the program a moment. Lines start to pop up, they denote point of linguistic origin. Click the word, get a break down of that country's language stats. Follow the hyperlink to wikipedia where you can read more.

Kinda neat. Has great future-potential use for researchers, students, and the curious. I was a curious researcher, so I studied a few English words: shit, fuck, damn. You know, the important words. Fascinating. Go ahead, you know you wanna try it out. :D

Thursday, February 5, 2015

FREE: Mount ISO Images

Here are a couple freeware ISO mounting programs that I've used. In general, I like powerISO. Their free version opens with a timed pop up window asking users to register. You can click out of the window by clicking the X in the upper righthand corner. Check out my article on using powerISO to mount an ISO file.

powerISO works with Windows 7 and 8.

NOTE: powerISO recently added size limitations to the ISO creation tool. This means that unregistered users must use a different tool for larger sized ISO creations. In which case, I like to use: IMGburn.

Coming Soon
Guide: Create ISO Images

Monday, January 19, 2015

FREE: Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

IRC users chat and collaborate over IRC channels. As with everything on the internet there are two ways to utilize IRCs: encrypted and unencrypted. 

     pick nickname
     channel: #freenode [or, pick channel name: #yourchannel]
     captcha verification

     using the freenode network 
     *Follow the instructions to host a freenode server

AnonOps - encrypting IRC connection
     *Follow the tutorial to encrypt your IRC connection