Tuesday, February 26, 2008

For Wasting Time

I found this site for Flash games today. I thought it was just for playing games, but then I realized they give you the code so you can put games you like on your own site or blog. This was the first game I tried playing, so I thought I'd go ahead and try putting it on my blog, too. Everybody needs to waste a little time sometimes, right?

3D Logic 2

HURAGames.com - The best free flash games

Monday, February 11, 2008

Portable Apps

If you're away from your own computer but still want access to all your favorite computer programs and information, you'll want to check out Portable Apps. Here's how they explain it:
A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.

  • No Special Hardware - Use any USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod/MP3 player, etc
  • No Additional Software - Just download the portable app, extract it and go
  • No Kidding - It's that easy
I just found this today. There are a bunch of applications that can be downloaded and installed onto your USB flash drive, iPod, or portable hard drive. You can carry your favorite computer programs with you wherever you go, along with all of your bookmarks, settings, and email. It works with any Windows computer, works with any hardware, and it's free.

I'm usually at home on my own computer, but I like the idea of being able to carry all the important stuff with me if I'm away from home. I browsed through the list of available programs, and I'm really impressed. I can get Firefox to browse the Internet, Thunderbird to check my email, Nvu for editing webpages, OpenOffice portable for word processing and spread sheets, and so much more. You just have to check out this list of Applications.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

File Your Taxes Online - FREE

I saw this on someone's blog today. I'm sorry, I don't remember where it was because I visited so many blogs today.

H&R Block TaxCut offers simple, free online tax filing for qualified people. We don't qualify, and we did already buy our tax preparation software, but we now have teenagers who work and have to file taxes. Being able to file their taxes online for free ought to be easier than filling out those paper forms. E-file is included, too - all FREE.

This is only for the federal return. If you want to file your state return, you will have to pay for that.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Add Lyrics to Your Blog

Today I noticed this fun little lyrics widget on the sidebar of one of my friend's blogs. Of course, I have to click on everything to check it out and see how it works. It's from a site called 6Lyrics.com. You can search for music, get the lyrics, and add a cool widget to your blog or webpage. I like music, but I usually have a hard time understanding what they are saying, so I appreciate being able to read the lyrics.

You can either choose a specific song for your widget, or get random lyrics from the top 100 charts.

Duran Duran on 6Lyrics.com

The site says it also has music and MP3 downloads, but I'm having trouble finding them. If you find them first, leave me a comment and let me know.