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Monday, August 17, 2009

Free Web Based Desktop Sharing

I am one of those who like instant desktop sharing for free without installing any software or configuring user account at the target PC.
This may sound bit greedy but I found some good solutions to it.

1. Adobe ConnectNow.I fond it most real time and fast and smooth if there is a broadband connection.

2.Web site Vyew (think view) lets you collaborate in real-time with other users in a web based meeting room.You can either start an anonymous meeting (requires no registration) and invite up to 2 users, or, if you go through the free registration, you can invite up to 20 participants and get a few other members-only benefits. Vyew offers photo sharing, whiteboarding, file sharing, screen captures, and can run from your browser without the need to download anything (sort of). Vyew requires Flash and Java.

3.Zoho Meeting is one of large number of free collaboration tools which does not need any extra installation.

 


 

However beside above these free tools I find Oracle Web conference most real time and efficient tool for desktop sharing.

Among paid services  GoToMyPC is the right solution if you are into small business and want the best productivity using screen sharing.

Free Web Based Desktop Sharing

I am one of those who like instant desktop sharing for free without installing any software or configuring user account at the target PC.
This may sound bit greedy but I found some good solutions to it.

1. Adobe ConnectNow.I fond it most real time and fast and smooth if there is a broadband connection.

2.Web site Vyew (think view) lets you collaborate in real-time with other users in a web based meeting room.You can either start an anonymous meeting (requires no registration) and invite up to 2 users, or, if you go through the free registration, you can invite up to 20 participants and get a few other members-only benefits. Vyew offers photo sharing, whiteboarding, file sharing, screen captures, and can run from your browser without the need to download anything (sort of). Vyew requires Flash and Java.

3.Zoho Meeting is one of large number of free collaboration tools which does not need any extra installation.

 


 

However beside above these free tools I find Oracle Web conference most real time and efficient tool for desktop sharing.

Among paid services  GoToMyPC is the right solution if you are into small business and want the best productivity using screen sharing.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wolfram|Alpha for Stargazers

Whether you are an astronomy student or just interested in learning more about those points of light in our sky, Wolfram|Alpha contains star data that will help you get started and understand what you’re seeing up there. Wolfram|Alpha not only charts the stars from your location, but offers detailed information including their distance from Earth, color, size, and much more.

To figure out which stars are the most visible to you, simply enter “10 brightest stars“. The query’s results indicate that the brightest stars as seen from Earth are the Sun, Sirius, Canopus, Arcturus, Rigel Kentaurus A, Vega, Capella, Rigel, Procyon, and Betelgeuse. Pods show comparisons of the stars’ size, their equilateral locations, and their locations in the current sky (not necessarily the night sky—unless you specify a time/location, Wolfram|Alpha assumes the current time from your current location).

 

The bright stars Capella, Betelgeuse, and Arcturus are all visible at night or before sunrise from Champaign, Illinois, USA, depending on the season. If you enter “Capella, Betelgeuse, Arcturus” into Wolfram|Alpha you’ll get a comparison of the three stars. It can tell you, for instance, that Betelgeuse, a super giant, is the largest of the three, and that Arcturus, which is found in the constellation of Boötes, is much closer to Earth than either Betelgeuse or Rigel. Capella and Betelguese are most easily seen on winter nights, whereas Arcturus is most easily seen on a spring night in the Northern Hemisphere. So repeat your query as time progresses to get current information. You can also add a date to your query to see where a star was, or will be, on a specific date.

Wolfram|Alpha is a fast and simple tool on your computer or mobile device to help you become more familiar with astronomy and stargazing . Enthusiasts have been discussing stargazing and other astronomy topics in the Wolfram|Alpha Community—please join the conversation there, and stay tuned for future blog posts about Wolfram|Alpha astronomical data.

Wolfram|Alpha for Stargazers

Whether you are an astronomy student or just interested in learning more about those points of light in our sky, Wolfram|Alpha contains star data that will help you get started and understand what you’re seeing up there. Wolfram|Alpha not only charts the stars from your location, but offers detailed information including their distance from Earth, color, size, and much more.

To figure out which stars are the most visible to you, simply enter “10 brightest stars“. The query’s results indicate that the brightest stars as seen from Earth are the Sun, Sirius, Canopus, Arcturus, Rigel Kentaurus A, Vega, Capella, Rigel, Procyon, and Betelgeuse. Pods show comparisons of the stars’ size, their equilateral locations, and their locations in the current sky (not necessarily the night sky—unless you specify a time/location, Wolfram|Alpha assumes the current time from your current location).

 

The bright stars Capella, Betelgeuse, and Arcturus are all visible at night or before sunrise from Champaign, Illinois, USA, depending on the season. If you enter “Capella, Betelgeuse, Arcturus” into Wolfram|Alpha you’ll get a comparison of the three stars. It can tell you, for instance, that Betelgeuse, a super giant, is the largest of the three, and that Arcturus, which is found in the constellation of Boötes, is much closer to Earth than either Betelgeuse or Rigel. Capella and Betelguese are most easily seen on winter nights, whereas Arcturus is most easily seen on a spring night in the Northern Hemisphere. So repeat your query as time progresses to get current information. You can also add a date to your query to see where a star was, or will be, on a specific date.

Wolfram|Alpha is a fast and simple tool on your computer or mobile device to help you become more familiar with astronomy and stargazing . Enthusiasts have been discussing stargazing and other astronomy topics in the Wolfram|Alpha Community—please join the conversation there, and stay tuned for future blog posts about Wolfram|Alpha astronomical data.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Best Online PDF Editor [pdfescape.com]

Again you don’t want buy license for Adobe acrobat PDF creator/editor and don’t want the free alternative software to add their watermark after editing your document.
I found several online free services  but most of them were just capable of re-arranging pages and drawing shapes on the white area.

  

I consider http://www.pdfescape.com/ is the best among all available free services which give more flexibility while editing PDF online.

Other sire offering Free PDF editing online are

http://docq.com/beta

PDF Hammer

PDF textonline i

PDF Escape.

Acrobat.com (Only Creation )

Best Online PDF Editor [pdfescape.com]

Again you don’t want buy license for Adobe acrobat PDF creator/editor and don’t want the free alternative software to add their watermark after editing your document.
I found several online free services  but most of them were just capable of re-arranging pages and drawing shapes on the white area.

  

I consider http://www.pdfescape.com/ is the best among all available free services which give more flexibility while editing PDF online.

Other sire offering Free PDF editing online are

http://docq.com/beta

PDF Hammer

PDF textonline i

PDF Escape.

Acrobat.com (Only Creation )

Best online Photo Editor

Yet another example of “Browser does it all” principle.How many times you have been in a situation when you are not using your own computer or you don’t have the necessary photo editing tool installed. sometime we struggle so much just for cropping and resizing an image quickly.I found few online image editing tool doing as good as  any free photo editing software available for download.
I found Avilary the best among all with so many features and user doesn’t need to go through the account creation process.It also takes direct image URLs without requiring upload from local disk.

http://aviary.com/

http://www.viddler.com/player/9f0b00a1/

You can also try other free services like

Sumo Paint
photoshop.com
Pixlr
Picnik

Best online Photo Editor

Yet another example of “Browser does it all” principle.How many times you have been in a situation when you are not using your own computer or you don’t have the necessary photo editing tool installed. sometime we struggle so much just for cropping and resizing an image quickly.I found few online image editing tool doing as good as  any free photo editing software available for download.
I found Avilary the best among all with so many features and user doesn’t need to go through the account creation process.It also takes direct image URLs without requiring upload from local disk.

http://aviary.com/

http://www.viddler.com/player/9f0b00a1/

You can also try other free services like

Sumo Paint
photoshop.com
Pixlr
Picnik

How to fold a Shirt !!!

After my new webhost’s server crashed and I realised the difference between paid service and free service it took me several weeks to restore all the data and custom service files in my old sever and bring this site up and running.I realised any site who claims to offer  some extraordinary service for free for which other sites charge a little , is going to betray one day.Thanks to my intermittent habit of taking backups, I could restore the services of this site to a good extent.After so many days of technical work finally though of spending this weekend a little humorous way and solve the problems I always had.Many people will be surprised to know that one of the most easy stuff which was difficult for me was folding a shirt properly .Finally I got the following article/video which was so simple that i wish I would have come across it some 10 years back when I used to underestimate myself not being able to do so.       ||Courtesy::   How To: Fold a Dress Shirt [via Unclutterer]

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/507934377

How to fold a Shirt !!!

After my new webhost’s server crashed and I realised the difference between paid service and free service it took me several weeks to restore all the data and custom service files in my old sever and bring this site up and running.I realised any site who claims to offer  some extraordinary service for free for which other sites charge a little , is going to betray one day.Thanks to my intermittent habit of taking backups, I could restore the services of this site to a good extent.After so many days of technical work finally though of spending this weekend a little humorous way and solve the problems I always had.Many people will be surprised to know that one of the most easy stuff which was difficult for me was folding a shirt properly .Finally I got the following article/video which was so simple that i wish I would have come across it some 10 years back when I used to underestimate myself not being able to do so.       ||Courtesy::   How To: Fold a Dress Shirt [via Unclutterer]

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/507934377