December 2006

NewsTrust – Digg for news stories

Well, kinda. There was an article about NewsTrust (make sure you go to the .net site — the .com site is a squatter or something) in today’s San Jose Mercury News. They gather news stories from all over (newspapers, PBS, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Wall Street Journal, yeah, you get it, all over!) and their members rate the stories based on their journalistic quality. It’s a good idea but I’m not sure how they enforce the rating system. Anyway, they launched their public beta on November 28. If you like Digg, give it a look.

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Portable Applications1

I’ve seen a lot about this over the past year or so but haven’t really had a need for it. But, today, I decided it would be easier to carry my GAIM setup and contacts with me from laptop to laptop so I decided to look into it. To my Google search, up popped There’s an impressive array of appliationsthat it supports and you can even download an entire suite of applications which includes word processing, instant messaging, email and anti-virus.

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