Ever get that frustrating feeling you are going to run a game and have no idea if it will work or not? It gets even worse if you actually run the game and discover your rig’s performance is just horrid…
CYRI is the cure to your ailment! Simply go to the web site, select one of the hundreds of games that are listed, allow their Java application to check your computer’s stats and you will receive an answer within seconds of how well your computer will be able to handle that great game you just bought from Steam. No registration required. Again, one of those simple services that just gets the job done. Great service for effective present shopping as well (god forbid you buy your nephew a game his 2005 computer can’t run….the horror….the horror).
Yeah that catch phrase won’t really work anymore, but regardless of my poor marketing skills, Defraggler is a great little app to have around. There are a bezzilion defragmentation apps out there, but Piriform (which I like in general) created a small and effective application that stands out in the crowd. Defragmentation might not have the same hype behind it as it had in the past, but I find the improvement in performance of defargmented drives is undeniable.
First of all- its small. Secondly- the user interface is easy to understand. Lastly- it gets the job done faster and better than a lot of the “for pay” applications out there. There is a simple scheduler and even a boot time defrag option. The color coding is very simple to follow and understand. I found the analysis of the HD is quick and “painless”. Oh and its free.
As failblog.org has brought so much laughter into my life (and though it might seem that my happiness in this specific case comes as the expense of the misery of others…), I must recommend it to others. If you are the kind of person that will laugh when someone falls down a flight of stairs or slips on a banana peel ( and yes, that does really happen), Failblog is for you. Images and videos of the hilarious misfortunes and idiotic acts are uploaded on an almost continuous basis to the site, ensuring daily entertainment.
If Failblog does not cater to your sense of humor, the CheezBurger network of sites it belongs to will surely have a different site that will suit your specific needs.
We all use Google.com and many of us use gmail as well. Though many other services Google launched (Orkut anyone?) have not been very successful, I have a feeling Chrome will be added to the former rather than the latter. I was a FireFox follower, but honestly, I grew tired with all the crashes and freeze ups. A friend suggested I try Chrome and I’ve been a happy camper ever since. Chrome does have its weaknesses, such as a much smaller plugin pool to choose from (compared with FF), but I find it much more stable and faster than any other browser I’ve had. When you surf and work on the web I find that stability and speed are key. Also, with time, I believe that more and more developers will choose to develop add-ons for Chrome, so the gap will close.
Furthermore, the clean-cut look and feel of the GUI, following the line of other Google services, is critical in my opinion for a distraction free web experience. Regardless of what the Chrome OS evolves to, the browser alone is a great addition to the Google family of successful services and products.
I like simple services and Pingomatic is as simple as it can get.
You have a web site / blog. You want to let search engines know your site has been updated. You go to pingomatic. you type your site’s URL. You select which services you would like to ping (and if you are really lazy, there is a “Check All” choice). You clikc “Send Pings”.
Can’t really get any simpler than that. This is the easiest review ever!!
There is no reason on earth to not spend the 15 seconds this process takes. If you are REALLY lazy…..you can even automate the process.