Archive for December, 2008
Looks a little bit like JpGraph, this MatPlotLib, but then different too. Would be nice to know the differences…
This question is indeed somewhat difficult to answer: What are the 10 most important thoughts today? What where the best ideas you had last week? The message is simple: you need to scribble down everything (! almost) what you think. But not in the same (very personal) manner than a diary. It’s a logging of ideas; and the fruitful combination, extension, explosion of them after a couple of months, by re-grouping them, ordering them, extending etc. and creating thus new project ideas or starting to write articles or anything else you saw you cared of over the last months or years.
Wonna learn how to make great presentations (without PPT support!)? Want that your message (do you have one?) comes across to the audience? How to you fell if you see people in the audience dozing off? How can you avoid that? Nicely written – without the potential of dozing off – this book gives you lots of hints at hand how to improve your presentations (talking) skills.
Sick of tiring, boring Power Point presentations? Wonna excite your audience while speaking to them? Having slides supporting your message, not distracting from it? This book shows how to turn around 180Â°, with lots of great examples. Really slick! 5 stars!
Nice little Dashboard Widget, which communicates with the Email ToDo List.
Looking for new ways to display mapserver (thus, geographic) data. Static images is a little bit dump these days. With Flash & Flex there are so many cool possibilities. But it seems not too much – especially OpenSource – out there. Where is SVG?
Here is a nice (but not OpenSource) application, which enables Heatmap and Circle display.
Nice infographic and cartogram about emissions. One can see the national ones, in comparison to 1990, plus in comparison to its region (big empty circle). Ranking and change. Well done.
Google chart with the possibility to add flags for comments. Nice.
When you open a Finder window and start browsing to a folder, do you lose track of the path to that folder? If you do, the Terminal command below will enable path view in the Finder — this means that you will see the directory path to the current folder you are browsing in the title bar, instead of only seeing the name of the current directory.
To make directory paths visible atop Finder windows, open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/) and type the following command:
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES
Convert the horizontal views of your mails into vertical. Is nice, but in principal not too much useful if you stick with one of the major time management rules: Don’t have more than 20 mails in your incoming folder!
Interesting approach: as a result of your query you get the “real” websites, visually. So, at least if you know what you’re looking for, this can be a straight forward way.