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3 Effective Methods to Study for Exams

Studying for exams can be a hard thing to do, especially if you fail to start early enough. Here are our top 3 study systems, and our top 3 generic study tips to help you get a better mark, with less time spent studying. Each study system works best with different courses, so be sure to try them all. Study Methods: These work best if you initiate them at least 1 week prior to the exam. 1. Flash cards. Probably one of the...

6 Steps to Effective Brainstorming & Reflecti...

Sitting in your office with the phone rining, co-workers talking, and emails pouring in is not the ideal setting to think up major ideas for things such as product features, etc, etc. Or maybe your a student, trying to jot out the outline for that creative writing assignment, but distracted by MTV and MSN. Either way, sometimes you just need to step out from your regular life to think.   1. Find a spot to brainstorm or...

Stopping Blog, Website, and Form Spam

As Gearfire grows older and more popular, or any other blog for that matter, it will receive more comment spam. The last couple of days we have been receiving upwards of 100 spam comments. I am usually tempted to sift through them, because I often find 1-2 legit comments per batch that were falsely marked as spam.   I saw ReCaptcha featured in a couple of my feeds, so I tried installing it. However it didn't...

How to Sync Google Calendar with a Desktop App

Don't get me wrong, Google Calendar is a great app with a great UI, But there are some situations where you might want to access GCal from your desktop.  There are a couple ways of accessing GCal from your desktop using programs such as Rainlendar or Thundirbird.   GCal in Thunderbird: (works in Mozilla Sunbird as well) Thunderbird is an outstanding app for handling e-mail but it could be better.  The one...

Quick Tip: Search Most Websites Using Firefox̵...

One of the great features of Firefox is the ability to use keyword bookmarking. What keyword bookmarking allows, is the ability to type a keyword into the URL bar and be directed to the site which has that bookmark. e.g. bookmark addons.mozilla.org with keyword amo, and then type amo into the URL bar and be directed to addons.mozilla.org) Today I will explain how to take advantage of keyword bookmarking and let you search...