Day 169 - The Company Store
Before we start monthly production at Hot Springs Life & Home magazine, I usually work a marathon week of 15-18 hour days, with one all-nighter thrown in there somewhere.
Don’t get me wrong. I love it. But something usually has to give during that week. Today, it’s blog posting. Just don’t have time to do a lot of research.
At times like these, I’m always looking for timesavers. Here’s a sample from a new one I ran across in the last 10 minutes.
Least-known, most-useful bookmarklet roundup
• BugMeNot web site registration bypasser
When you happen upon a site asking for a username and password, avoid registration and get a login from BugMeNot.
• WebJay “play this page”
When faced with a web page that links to MP3’s, “Play this page” creates a playlist on the fly and plays the songs in your default media player.
• Del.icio.us linkbacks
See how many folks have bookmarked a web page in del.icio.us and what comments they added (I use this ALL the time)
• Internet acronym lookup
So you’re not SOL when you’re wondering what YMMV means.
• Password generator bookmarklet
Create hard-to-guess passwords inside the browser while registering for web sites.
If you’ve got a useful bookmarklet you can’t live without, let me know - tips at lifehacker.com.
From CS Montor:
So while regular visits to LifeHacker might actually increase your time online, time spent exploring the site will probably be time effectively utilized, and may itself result in time gained somewhere else. And if you become so entranced by the time-saving tips that you spend all your free time collecting them? Then it may be time to just walk away from the computer...at least for a time.
Talked to Wayne on the phone this morning. He's OK.
Now, back to work.