Not Martha

links: technology

Leaf recognition software at Kottke. An iPhone app, LeafSnap, will help you identify that tree. And I already have a tree in mind.

Amazon’s Trade-In is a New Way to Sell Old Tech | Apartment Therapy Unplggd.

Creating the Invisible Mannequin Effect | Chris Brock Photography.

What do I, as someone paranoid about viruses and malware, need to download and set up in order to be 99.99% sure that nothing untoward happens to my new Windows machine? | Ask MetaFilter.

Cool Tools: How To Sanitize A Hard Drive.

venomous porridge – A conversation with my PS3. This was our exact same experience with our PS3, I read this aloud to Scott and we laughed harder than you’d expect.

Podhoughts by Colin Marshall: Seminars About Long-Term Thinking | Maximum Fun.

The Ugly Green Chair: More Randomness. She recommends the Magic Hour photo app for Android.

Les Paul’s 96th Birthday Google Doodle. This little HTML 5 object lets you strum the guitar strings with your mouse, or you can use the keys on your keyboard, charted there by PC World. They even tell you how to play the chorus to Suspicious Minds. The doodle is really cool and lets you strum three of the most often used chords. Neato.

Can anyone talk me through the rules for domain expiry and backordering? | Ask MetaFilter.

· comments [5] · 06-21-2011 · categories:uncategorized ·

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Seanna Lea // Jun 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I really like the invisible mannequin tutorial. I don’t have photoshop, but my editing software at home has layers (iirc).

  • 2 megan // Jun 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I was so interested to learn how they do that effect!

  • 3 stacerella // Jun 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    As someone who battles malware day in and day out, I laughed out loud at a lot of that “advice” from metafiller. Not only will malware continue to mutate and be re-launched hourly on a daily basis, but 85% of those software recommendations can’t keep up and will drag most machines down like a boat anchor.

    The only true way not to get malware is not to go online. Period. Also, FF allows malware in. Both on my PC and my Mac.

    Yes, I said Mac. I have screen caps if you don’t believe me. :-)

  • 4 megan // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Stacerella – So, oh wise one, other than not going online, do you have any advice? :)

  • 5 stacerella // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Well… not really. You could invest in software that reverts your machine back to how it was before you started your surfing each day, but any changes you made to docs or downloads you did would get wiped out. Think software like DeepFreeze.

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