February 09, 2007

Easily create and use regular expressions

Do you find creating regular expressions as painful as I do? Check out Regex Buddy, which makes the process a lot easier.

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December 13, 2006

Arconis Migrate Easy 7.0

I recently needed to copy the contents of a failing, partitioned hard drive to a new disk. I ran across Arconis Easy Migrate 7.0 for $40. It did the job, and was very easy to use. It will dynamically resize partitions, so moving from my existing 160GB drive to a 300GB disk was easy. The interface is simple -- anyone that can physically install a hard drive in their system should be able to use this tool to copy their system.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/

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Copy songs *from* your iPod

iPodCopy 7.20 allows you to copy songs from your IPod to your Windows PC. This is handy if your music library gets wiped out without a backup.

http://www.download.com/iPodCopy/3000-2169_4-10352431.html?tag=nl.e415

I haven't tried this product myself, but I'm noting it here as I know people that wished for this functionality in the past.

Also, supposedly iTunes (at least v7.0.2 and later, maybe earlier versions as well) now offer this ability. You just need to authorize the computer in question.

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August 04, 2006

View File Extension Information

Thanks to Jim Caldwell for finding this. This free utility allows one to easily view how file extension are defined on a particular computer. It's called ShellExView and is available from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

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March 28, 2006

SyncToy - synchroze directory contents

An interesting tool from Micrsoft to synchroze directory contents.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/synctoy.mspx

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Conference XP

http://www.conferencexp.net/community/default.aspx

ConferenceXP is an initiative of Microsoft Research. We’re exploring how to make wireless classrooms, collaboration, and distance learning a compelling, rich experience by assuming the availability of emerging and enabling technologies, such as high-bandwidth networks, wireless devices, Tablet PCs, and the advanced features in Microsoft® Windows® XP.

The ConferenceXP research platform enables researchers and developers to create distributed applications that take advantage of ConferenceXP technology as well as Tablet PCs and wireless networks. It also enables them to develop the collaborative tools and applications they need without having to build them from the ground up. By partnering with research organizations and universities,
the ConferenceXP project combines the academic
community’s expertise in the learning sciences with
Microsoft’s expertise in technology.

Explore this Web site to learn more about ConferenceXP and join the community of ConferenceXP developers and researchers

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January 13, 2006

Free Windows Backup Software

Cobian's site - The home of Cobian Backup

I haven't tried this myself yet, but it looks interesting, especially since it supports FTP and SSL. I'm thinking that it might work via sftp.itd.umich.edu to backup to umich.edu AFS space...

More to come once I've played with this.

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