Give each space its own background in Leopard.

A couple of downloads to try, if you’re missing VirtueDesktops in Leopard.

Different background for each Space? – Topic Powered by eve community

Is it possible to specify a different background picture for each Space? I used to like that feature when I was using Desktop Manager and I miss having it.

You Software Beta Releases

The fifth beta release of You Control: Desktops 1.3 is now available. This update includes a number of Leopard compatibility fixes in addition to ongoing fixes and enhancements for both Tiger and Leopard.

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm  Comments (2)  

Totally FOSS Java available.

An alternative Java, without any proprietary code.

‘Java Is finally Free and Open’

The IcedTea project, launched by Red Hat, built on the foundations of the GNU Classpath project to replace the proprietary code in the OpenJDK.

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm  Comments (1)  

A Couple Technology Prediction Market Sites

Here’s a blog post of a couple interesting prediction market sites. X2 is particularly interesting and unique; as is the blogger who put up the original post.

Science and technology futures « BGG

“The purpose of X2 is to identify future disruptions, opportunities, and competitive landscapes related to the content and dynamics of global science and technology innovation; to develop a new platform for understanding global innovation trends; and to present this information to policy- and decision-makers, as well as the general public, in a useful form.

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 4:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Here’s something you don’t see very often at Google Calendar

Published in: on June 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fusing Calendars

Oh hey. FuseCal is exactly what you need. It lets you register multiple calendars from various servers, fuse them together, and republish them as a combined calendar (at Google Calendars, for example) for free. Its in alpha right now and, although I noticed it was balky at times, the support staff was responsive and helpful.

I used it to combine two Google calendars and republish then to third , giving you an added dimension of fine control over who can see and add calendar events. It can also help to bridge the gap between Outlook and Apple iCal users.

Published in: on June 17, 2008 at 3:48 pm  Comments (6)  

1TB thumb drives in 2010

How to fit 1TB of data on one tiny thumbdrive | News | TechRadar UK

The new memory is called programmable metallization cell (PMC) and one terabyte (1TB) USB thumbdrives are said to be just a few years away.

Published in: on June 4, 2008 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Using Google for Microsoft Project

Here’s a tutorial on using a widget to get a Gantt chart out of Google Spreadsheets.

woork: Google Spreadsheets Tips: Gantt Chart (Microsoft Project-like) using Widget

Google Spreadsheets is a powerful web application to do everything you do using Excel. A nice way to use it is to manage a project plan with a gantt chart (microsoft project-like) and share it on-line with your team.This is a free and versatile solution to do that. This tutorial illustrates how to use Google Spreadsheets Viewpath Gadget to implement it.

Published in: on June 1, 2008 at 10:49 pm  Comments (14)