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Weekend Roundup March 12, 2010

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup. The weekend roundup is a short list of links that is sent out every Friday (USA time). This is where I get to share things I run across that are interesting, fun, or useful, where any topic, tech related or not, is
fair game.

How To: Escape From Google's Clutches, Once and For All

Okay, maybe you don't want to escape from Google, but if you change your mind, here's an excellent article from Gizmodo to help you out. Or maybe you want to ease out of using some Google services. I've been doing just that with the help of this article and the Data Liberation Front.
How To: Escape From Google's Clutches, Once and For All
The Data Liberation Front


Popular Science Puts Entire Scanned Archive Online, Free

I really can't say this any better than Wired does: Gadget nerds: Prepare to lose the rest of your day to awesomeness. The brief article has some helpful details - you might want to scan it before heading over to the archives.
Popular Science Puts Entire Scanned Archive Online, Free


Free LEGO Digital Designer

Design, upload and share your LEGO creations. Fun and free for all ages, Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Brought to you by TinyHacker.
LEGO Digital Designer
Update: If you like Lego, don't miss the Best Free Lego Building Software category!


Where to Get Stuff Printed for Cheap

There's a lot of places you can get things printed for free or for cheap - some of them you probably wouldn't want to use. Ok, make that places you really wouldn't want to use. Here's a list of places that Jessica at design blog How About Orange has used to get things printed. Some print and ship outside the US. Some sites didn't mention whether they shipped outside the US or not. I can also recommend Moo Cards. The link below is to the Moo US store, there's also a European store.
Where to get stuff printed for cheap
MOO | Custom Business Cards, MiniCards and Postcards


30+ Enormously Useful Adobe Air Applications

If you're using Adobe Air here's a great roundup of applications to browse through. Adobe Air enables you to run applications on your desktop computer without a web browser.
30+ Enormously Useful Adobe Air Applications
Adobe Air Wikipedia

 

Enjoy,
Rhiannon

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by Bob on 13. March 2010 - 7:37  (45476)

Thanks Rhiannon. FYI, Lego Digital Designer and some other Lego freeware are also reviewed here.

by rhiannon on 13. March 2010 - 20:43  (45508)

Ohhhh, more Lego stuff! Thanks Bob.