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