Friday, March 27, 2009

Guide to Most Useful Bookmarklets

Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Firefox and Explorer web browsers.

Bookmarklets allow you to:

  • Modify the way you see someone else's webpage.
  • Extract data from a webpage.
  • Search more quickly, and in ways not possible with a search engine.
  • Navigate in new ways.

Here's a link to some useful bookmarkets. If you use IE, right-click and save the bookmarklet to your Favorites.

Check it out:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great example of Podcast Blog

Each entry in this podcast blog contains the text of the podcast along with 2 options for download. You can click and hear the podcast in your default media player or you can download the MP3 file and import it into your media device. Subscribe to the feed and you'll be notified when there is a new posting. Great example of a podcasting blog!

Oh, and the focus of the blog is good business writing.

Check it out:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Create book collections from almost any wiki

Add this web page to your favorites or drag the bookmarklet to your bookmark bar. Go to Wikipedia. Find articles that you want to put into your book - click the link from the favorites - and build a "collection" in Pediapress.

You can convert your collection to a PDF or have Pediapress turn it into a printed book for you. The formatting is very nice. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

Check it out:

Monday, March 23, 2009

GPS your career with UpMo

IF you haven’t lost your job, you probably know someone who has. Become an UpMover, one among an elite group of professionals determined to take career control despite an unpredictable economy.

UpMo is a subscription-based, online career and network management service. Right now it's in beta and free - take advantage of it!

Take the free Network Readiness Evaluator to get a personalized, comprehensive “State of Your Network” report and Network Readiness Score. The “State of Your Network” report, based on career management and professional networking science, provides an objective assessment of your networking readiness, identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and provides individualized, actionable networking and career best practices guaranteed help you maximize your network for lasting career success.

Check it out:

Silveright Online Learning Resource Portal

Microsoft Silverlight extends and amplifies your existing development skills, empowering you to build new types of applications for the Web regardless of target platform or browser. You may never decide to be a Silverlight developer - but check out this portal for ideas for your own training.

There's a roadmap for development and learning:

The site including a variety of activities, videos, whitepapers, recommended books, hands-on labs as well as a community area for developers to upload their own projects and a Q&A forum area.

Check it out: