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“Back It Up!” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 1

This is the first edition of NonstopHonolulu.com’s Nonstop Tech Podcast. In this episode we are covering Backups, Clean Installs, Chill.com and Browser Security with Ghostery.

In the episode I mention Jamcloud is a Mac app but I got an email from Jason at Jamcloud and he assured me it was both Mac and PC. This app is worth a look.

Please send any question comments or feedback to doc@nonstophonolulu.com

In the show, we keep speaking of the “Show Notes,” and below you’ll find all the relevant links for topics we’ve covered in the show.

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Evernote for Mac: There’s an App for That!

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I love Evernote for both my MacBook Pro and My iPhone.  I started using Evernote when they first came out and am now trying to find ways to superuser this damn thing. It already rock so much it is actually hard to find a way to hack out any cooler features. especially when they keep updating it so fast. Thanks Evernote Crew for an awesome app.  Below are some details from http://blog.evernote.com about the latest features of Evernote.app for the Macintosh

UPDATE: Today they just dropped Evernote for the BlackBerry:
DOWNLOAD Evernote for BlackBerry http://blog.evernote.com/2009/05/11/evernote-for-blackberry/

The latest Evernote for Mac update introduces some great user interface enhancements, as well as a number of behind-the-scenes fixes and improvements.

Get the latest Evernote for Mac: DOWNLOAD NOW

Best thumbnails ever

We designed Evernote for Mac to be a visual memory aide, and easy-to-scan thumbnails are a big part of the fun. We’ve completely redesigned the thumbnails in this release to make them easier to use and prettier to look at. The thumbnails now have different shapes based on the content of your notes; adding a new dimension to your visual memory. They now also sport badges to quickly indicate and identify file attachments. These new thumbnails are available in both Thumbnail and Mixed views.

Other visual enhancements

  • Visual update to left-hand navigation
  • Improved the search explanation menu alignment
  • Improved Mixed View thumbnails and text layout
  • Updated look for the Monthly Usage meter

There are also a bunch of bug fixes, as well as support for the “audio/amr” file type for both free and premium accounts. If you already have Evernote for Mac installed, just check for updates and grab the new version. You can also download it from here.

For all of you Evernote for Windows users out there, do not fear. There are some exciting updates coming your way soon.

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What Makes a Good Blog

  1. Good blogs have a voice. Who wrote this? What is their name? What can I figure out about who they are that they have never overtly told me? What’s their personality like and what do they have to contribute — even when it’s “just” curation. What tics and foibles fascinate make me about this blog and the person who makes it? Most importantly: what obsesses this person?
  2. Good blogs reflect focused obsessions. People start real blogs because they think about something a lot. Maybe even five things. But, their brain so overflows with curiosity about a family of topics that they can’t stop reading and writing about it. They make and consume smart forebrain porn. So: where do this person’s obsessions take them?
  3. Good blogs are the product of “Attention times Interest.” A blog shows me where someone’s attention tends to go. Then, on some level, they encourage me to follow the evolution of their interest through a day or a year. There’s a story here. Ethical “via” links make it easy for me to follow their specific trail of attention, then join them for a walk made out of words.
  4. Good blog posts are made of paragraphs. Blog posts are written, not defecated. They show some level of craft, thinking, and continuity beyond the word count mandated by the Owner of Your Plantation. If a blog has fixed limits on post minimums and maximums? It’s not a blog: it’s a website that hires writers. Which is fine. But, it’s not really a blog.
  5. Good “non-post” blogs have style and curation. Some of the best blogs use unusual formats, employ only photos and video, or utilize the list format to artistic effect. I regret there are not more blogs that see format as the container for creativity — rather than an excuse to write less or link without context more.
  6. Good blogs are weird. Blogs make fart noises and occasionally vex readers with the degree to which the blogger’s obsession will inevitably diverge from the reader’s. If this isn’t happening every few weeks, the blogger is either bored, half-assing, or taking new medication.
  7. Good blogs make you want to start your own blog. At some point, everyone wants to kill the Buddha and make their own obsessions the focus. This is good. It means you care.
  8. Good blogs try. I’ve come to believe that creative life in the first-world comes down to those who try just a little bit harder. Then, there’s the other 98%. They’re still eating the free continental breakfast over at FriendFeed. A good blog is written by a blogger who thinks longer, works harder, and obsesses more. Ultimately, a good blogger tries. That’s why “good” is getting rare.
  9. Good blogs know when to break their own rules. Duh. I made a list, didn’t I? Yes. I did. Big fan.

And, yeah, you should disagree with potentially all of this. It’s because I have an opinion, and so do you. It’s why you probably have a blog. See? The system works.

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HowTo: Getting Started With MyAlltop @ Alltop.com

Let’s just say I Love Alltop. It is the easiest way to get all the news and information you need to get you through the day, learn a new skill or just brush up on trivia before talking to that irritating boss or brother in law.  I found the tutorial on the AllTop Blog.

How to Get Started With MyAlltop: http://adjix.com/p3j7

First, here’s an introduction to Alltop, so you can understand what they are trying to do.

Alltop News and Updates: How to Get Started With MyAlltop: http://adjix.com/p3j7

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Who Will Be Twitter’s Bestest Search Friend? Google and Microsoft Engage in Yet Another Pick-Me Face-Off.

Who Will Be Twitter’s Bestest Search Friend? Google and Microsoft Engage in Yet Another Pick-Me Face-Off.

Read Article here: http://kara.allthingsd.com/20090409/who-will-be-twitters-bestest-search-friend-google-and-microsoft-engage-in-yet-another-pick-me-face-off/

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Why you should not use Adblockers

What we know about ads: they are annoying and are everywhere, only few websites are not showing ads. From ads point of view, the websites are divided in 2 categories: websites showing ads near content, and websites showing content near ads. From both categories we will get content and ads.

What happens if a website owner from the first category earns a lot of money by displaying ads? He can quit his day job and can focus on writing good content. motivated by the fact that more content means more money.

What happens if a website owner from the second category earns a lot of money by displaying ads ? He will understand that good content will generate good money, and he will try to add more good content.

What happens with a webmaster who owns a website from the second category if he will not get any money from ads, even if his website provides good content ? He will stop writing and he will find something else to work for money.

What happens wih a webmaster who owns a website from the first category if he will not get any money from ads ? He will lose his interest to post good content and he will end posting once per month, or he will forget about his blog.

Now, the connection with adblocker. What will happen if 80% of internet users will use adblocker software to block ads on any website ? Bloggers will lose interest in posting good content, experts will find posting their thoughts and experiments useless, they will prefer to concentrate everything in paid books. Some webmasters are already considering the option to prevent displaying the website for users with software that block ads. Currently i don’t see this as an option, but if 80% of internet users will use adblocker, i will do this too.

Are ads really annoy you ? You can’t read the content from a website with ads on it ? You don’t need to read ads, but you should know that there are ads. In the same way the television works: when commercials appear, you switch the program until they finish.

But, how a new website or product can be promoted if not on commercials or ads ? It is not a bad thing if you don’t read ads, but you can at least let your browser to display.

The percent of adblock users is rising quickly, I will come back with explanations about techniques used by webmaster to block adblocker users.

ThrowDown: “TweetDeck” vs “PeopleBrowsr”

Which one of the Twitter apps do you like better? Why? Why not the other?

Let me know, Thanks.