Looks like all the Web designers, Information Architects, Usability experts, Bloggers and just about anyone else here in Austin could use a warm up for SXSW this year (where I’m a panelist!)
So let’s all meetup at the Austin Cocktail-Networking-Happy Hour, sponsored by the UT Austin, School of Information student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.
It’s at Vivo Cocina, 2015 Manor Rd. Austin, TX from 6pm-8pm on Thursday March the 10th.
Refer to this handy Map to Vivo Cocina
See you there.
Over at Futurismic: Blog, there is a claim that Google is trying to become the “modern equivalent” to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
This brings two thoughts to mind:
- The use of the word “modern” to describe Google now, when HHGG is (as far as I can tell) isn’t set in the past, but perhaps grounded in its original publication date. Either way, Google is better than when the book(s) were written, but certainly not as great as the Guide described in the books.
- I don’t know if that’s Google’s goal, but I think that Wikipedia is more in the spirit of the Guide.
Worried about what’s lurking inside those Microsoft file formats? Here is at least one case where emdedded information isn’t a good thing to have included in your document: Warning over Microsoft Word files
Try the Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data in Excel and Powerpoint files.
DoubleKiller [english] a free Windows tool to find duplicate files on your system.
Lots of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts!
Cityfeeds.com – Austin looks like it does nothing but grab posts from the Austin Bloggers Meta-Blog.
Another piece of Windows software that comes highly recommended: AVG Anti-Virus, with a free version available for personal use.
Another Windows software application: Konfabulator let’s you add widgets that display various status indicators of anything from a your local weather, wifi signal strength, an interactive calendar or even a web search widget.
And here is yet another quick review of Konfabulator from
WindowsDevCenter.com: Konfabulate Your PC
Did you know that Microsoft has a release of their spyware catcher software out? Here’s a A First Look at Microsoft’s AntiSpyware.
Look for the links to the competition too: Ad-Aware and SpyBot Search & Desrtoy.