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Reading more, paying less

My reading habits have been changing and it’s worrying me. Don’t worry, I haven’t started reading the Daily Mail or anything. On the contrary, I’ve been reading loads of great journalism recently (The Vitamin Myth: why we think we need supplements and The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Food, to mention but two articles). The thing is, I haven’t paid for...

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Clouds and words

I used Wordle.net this week for the first time. It’s great! I used it to do a quick analysis of some qualitative responses to a survey we had conducted amongst the members of the association I work for. It’s a good way of getting a quick overview trends in the text and the word clouds created look fantastic. They translate...

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Just drop it off

This is my favourite tool for sending files that are too large for email. Nice simple interface, the option of password protection, and up to 100MB per “drop” free of charge. http://drop.io (Bonus factoid: the .io domain name is from British Indian Ocean Territory, which happens to be where the Chagos Archipelago can be found. There is an on-going campaign,...

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Browser-based photo and image editing

Pixlr is a cool little tool for quick edits to images. If you want to quickly crop, resize or touch up an image, it’s really easy to use. Obviously not as powerful as Photoshop, but it’s entirely web-based and free-of-charge. Try it…