Friday, June 30, 2006

Fireworks trump Tech Talks

There will be no Tech Talk in July as it coincides with the 4th of July. We figure that fireworks not technology will take precedence for that day (and indeed most of the weekend if you live in the Princeton area). You can view fireworks every night for several nights in and around the area. Here is the listing of firworks from the Princeton Packet:

Stay tuned for news about our August Tech Talk and have a good holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Notes and Links from "Fantastic Freebies for Everyone"

We had a great turn out for this program. It was a fun night as we explored all the stuff that you can do or find on the Web for free.

We spent some time talking about the concept of Web 2.0 and then we launched right in to demonstrating 13 of our favorite freebies.

A PDF of our slideshow (which will give you the addresses for all the sites we visited and talked about) can be found on the Princeton Public Library's Technology Center web page.

Our audience asked lots of great questions and the discussion was fun. One of the questions asked was in regards to free software that keeps track of passwords. After a bit of research we have found RoboForm -- there is a free download for personal use and it comes highly recommended by several reliable sources. Try it out and let us know what you think!

If you want to learn more about Web 2.0 and what it can do for you, then watch this blog for an announcement as I am planning to have Sophie Brookover and Pete Bromberg come in the fall to give a tech talk devoted to this topic and it should be great.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Article about Fantastic Freebies

U.S.1 newspaper printed a fantastic article about the Tech Talk that Bob and I will be giving tonight. They interviewed both of us for this article and did a nice job of highlighting a few of the sites and applications that we will be demonstrating in our talk.

For those that want a preview, here is a link to the article: From the Internet: Great Free Stuff