Eliminate RealPlayer Forever with Real Alternative

April 30, 2008

I hate RealPlayer. HATE! When it’s not bombarding me with ads, it’s installing spyware on my machine or nagging me to upgrade to RealPlayer Pro despite the suckitude of the free version. I uninstalled it for good two years ago … Continued

Find your QuickMuse

April 30, 2008

It wouldn’t be right to say goodbye to Poetry Month without devoting one more post to a positively precious poetry resource. One of my personal favorites is QuickMuse, where contemporary poets step up to the plate to write a poem … Continued

Finally, An Algebra Game with Ladybugs and Pens

April 30, 2008

I stumbled-upon this little gem of a game that is an awesome algebra teaching tool in the guise of the perfect online distraction game. The Algebra Puzzle uses a grid of symbols such as cars, stars and guitars in a … Continued

Jump into Photo Editing with Splashup

April 29, 2008

One of the neatest projects I ever did for a college literature class was to interpret a novel through a digital collage — and not just because it got me out of writing a paper. Creating a visual representation of … Continued

Cool Science for Curious Kids

April 28, 2008

“Curiosity killed the cat” – that’s one old saying I’d like to get rid of. Curiosity leads to advancement and discovery, and is the very foundation of science. Kids are naturally curious, so you may as well put it to … Continued

Monday by the Numbers

April 28, 2008

How to Save Money on Gas – 29 Tips – I now own a car for the first time in ages. In fact, the last time I had to fill up a tank it barely cost me a nickel. And … Continued

TWIRP – The Week in Review Post

April 26, 2008

Be a Smooth (Boolean) Operator with Boolify The Boolify Project is a piece of software that takes the concept of Boolean Operators — add “and” to narrow, “or” to broaden, etc. – and boils it down into a visual search … Continued

Go, TypeRacer, Go!

April 25, 2008

I used to think I was hot snot because I could type 70 words per minute. I found out the hard way how average I am when I played TypeRacer, a game where you race head-to-head against other typists to … Continued