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Saturday Links – Oct 6 Edition

I’ve been toying with the idea of posting links here every saturday at Gearfire. At first I thought it was lazy, and it wouldn’t be enjoyable to read, so I tried to not do it as often. But I have realized that many blogs do link posts on weekends, and they are quite enjoyable as long as the content is relevant. So I am going to try to record all those cool links that didn’t quite get their own article to...

Productivity Links 5/19/07

Beginner's Guide to Running [Zen Habits] – Running is a hard activity to start. I have been a horrible runner for most of my life, but I have been training for the last couple months, and have improved drastically. If you are starting on your own, this guide will be useful for you.   Wakoopa: Social Networking by Software – I saw this featured on Lifehacker a couple weeks ago, and I just started using it...

PDF Conversions

In a recent article we covered how to make .pdf files, an Adobe file format which provides a clean simple way to handle large files containing text, images and advanced formatting. One of the features The default software (Adobe Reader) lacks, is the ability to edit a .pdf. Which makes things difficult for any one looking to make a couple quick changes.   Here's where one of my new handy web applications come in. ...

How to Reduce the Size of Microsoft Office Files

Have you ever had to send or store a huge power point, word, or publisher file? You have probably been in a situation  before where you needed to send someone a file with many pictures, but the file size was just too big.   This happened to me a couple weeks ago, sending a powerpoint to a friend. The powerpoint had about ten pictures that I had taken straight off of my camera, so the total file size exceeded 30MB....

Productivity Links – 05/08/07

iTunes: Sort Songs by Skip Count – Next time you want to clean our your music library, try this tip.   Top 5 Ways to Creatively Achieve your Goal – Some valuable tips to help you succeed with your goals.   Google Fixes GReader Email Function – Glad to see they finally fixed this, it was a complete mess before.   The Definitive Geek's Guide to Pass Time at Work – A great guide to...

Productivity Links – 04/30/07

To BBC or Not to BBC - I have always wondered what the hell BBC was in my email account. I have only used CC once, and never really understood the difference between CC and BCC. This is a good article to clear it up.   9 Effective Ways to Get 200% More Work Done - Another great article from the Ririan Project. The Riran Project is productivity blog with less frequent posts (2-3 per week), but long interesting...