November 8, 2011 | Software and Downloads


GeoGebra: Free Software to Learn Algebra and Geometry

GeoGebra is free Java-based software to learn and teach algebra and geometry. Installation packages are available for Windows, Linux/Ubuntu, and Mac.

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October 7, 2011 | Apple/Mac


Steve Jobs passed away at his home. Regardless of your preference in computers or phones, he had an amazing record of innovation over the years:

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May 18, 2010 | Software and Downloads


Someone complemented me the other day that I’m pretty organized. I’m going to be sharing what I use to keep organized in upcoming blogposts.

For one, I use something called Zim. It’s a desktop wiki program.

A wiki is a user-editable, interlinked set of information, like Wikipedia, or the Portland Pattern Repository, the first and original wiki.

While there are a bunch of free wiki packages, they mostly require a webserver. Zim, by contrast, runs on your computer like a normal program.

Read on for more.

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April 14, 2010 | Apple/Mac

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In case you didn’t know, Mac OS/X is a complete UNIX environment underneath the hood. What this means for you is that there’s a lot of free and open source (F/OSS) software that you can install on on your Mac.

Darwin Ports is a system that lets you do that easily.

Read on to find out how.

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April 11, 2010 | Software and Downloads


Frozen Bubble is a fun game for wasting time while you’re waiting for TPS reports to print.

No long-winded strategy, no enemy aliens, no unwieldy artillery targeting. Just shooting marbles mindlessly.

Read on for screenshots and installation.

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March 5, 2010 | Apple/Mac

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People like to say that the Apple only has a few percent market share.

But Quantcast has a new survey out that says 11% of online users are using Macintoshes.

I think that’s pretty amazing how Apple’s usage has went up recently.

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February 18, 2010 | Software and Downloads


Here’s a neat little application that makes a picture of your mouse movements as you use your computer. It’s sort of hokey, but I guess you could use it to track how people use your website.

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January 2, 2010 | Misc

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The John Chow blog featured a guest article by the writers of a new blog for 20-somethings called the What’s Good Blog. Their most recent blog entry is a podcast about the “Top 5 Reasons Why Macs Are Better than PCs“. Somehow or another, it ended up being more than five items. Here’s what they [...]

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May 31, 2009 | Blogging, Power User, Software and Downloads

Dreamhost recently (within the last few months) released a remote API to manipulate accounts and get account information. They’re holding a contest for the best apps using the API. presents Dreamvue, the Desktop Dreamhost Management App. Click the picture for more info.

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