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Type “let it snow’ in on Google and just wait. Nice :-).

When I was looking in the Market of my smartphone I came across the app “Today’s document” . It’s is an app from the National Archive in de States and shows one document a day from there collection. I think is really great how they use modern technologie to bring the richness of the archives closser to people.
If you are curious about the document you can even get more information if you just click on it. You can also browse throw the documents that are allready where the document of the day.

I like to use it as a thing to pass time with in the train of when I’m waiting for an appointment. You can stop any time you want, and it is more educational than some games.

So what are you waiting for, start downloading

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I really love reading. Since I’m travelling a lot lately in the train. I needed some literature. And not to heavy and large so that it fits in my purse. The solution a e-reader on my phone. I found several but liked. Aldiko the best. I downloaded even The great Gatsby. How cool is that. I love to hear some good titles to download. So what are you reading.

I really try not to look to much at the app market on my smartphone. It is so addicted. But you know I’m a woman I most of us like to shop. So I got two new apps this week.
First up is the app from the ANWB B&B. It is an app that finds B&B’s in the place where you are and the surrounding areas. I tried it and it is superb. It is quick and easy, with the basic info. The only downside I found was that, the ones I found didn’t have much photo’s.

Second app is Androidspeedmeter. It is indeed a speedmeter, but it also keeps track of the distant and average speed you do. It keeps track of the route you take and the stops you make. I use it to keep track of my average speed and routes with my bike. But I know people how use it on their motorcycles to keep track of their routes and send them to their friends.

Do you have a favorit App? Let me know!

No, this is not a post about food or eating outside. This is a post about an online photosoftware that I just discoverd.
I like taking pictures, an sometimes I just want to change the colours or size. I don’t do that very much because I didn’t had a simple program to do it with. Most photosoftware is so complicated and it takes forever to do on my little notebook.
Last week I just had enough of the struggle with the photosoftware on my notebook. I started a search on the net, and after a few very bad programs, I found Picnic. I love it! It is so easy and quick. I can do almost everything I want. I cropped pictures, made some colour adjustments, resized some pics. And the results are very nice. I even got my father hooked on the program. He likes its to, and he doesn’t reads English that well.

Some results:

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I had it on my to do list for a while. “Make your own QR code”. Last weekend I had a go at it. I tought it would be very complicated, but exactly it was very easy.

With a QR-generator you can easily make a QR code. I used Kaywa to make my own QR. It can be scanned by anyone with a webcam or smartphone. The QR links than direct to the text, url or SMS…

I used it to make a link with my resume that can be find online. Makes it easy to send your resume. I hope that they like it. I’m certainly going to use it more often.

No, this isn’t a post about Mc Donalds, but about Delicious and Netvibes. I really love both because I can keep track of all the great things regarding my hobby. When I have the time, I enjoy making things: knitting, crochet en sewing, taking pictures… I have a special blog with pictures and tutorial about the things I make. I’m not alone in blogland to do this. Lots and lots of people do this. To keep up with all the wonderful things people make around the world, I use Netvibes. So simple. Import the blog- or websiteurl you want to keep track of. And voila. You get all the updates of your favorite blog and website all together on one page. So effective and it saves time. You can make different tabs and categories so that you can organise and follow different subjects.

Delicious.com is an other timesaver. When I say a great tutorial or example. I bookmarked it or printed it out. That works as long as you have one computer and it doesn’t crash or if you always work from one place. It didn’t work for my because the answer is NO NO and NO. I work on multiple computers, I had a computer that crashed and I don’t work from one place. (I’m writing this in the train ;-)) If you recognize yourself In this, you should take a look at delicious. With this program you can bookmark your favorites online and tag them as well. You can access them from any computer with internet and finding the right one is very easy with the search field. You can also see what other people bookmarked with the same bookmarking as you.

Since a few weeks I’m out of a job. I’m always looking for opportunities to get a new job. An important part is having a good resume. I really loved the article on Mashable about resumes that stand out. Not all the ideas are usable in the Netherlands, but some of the ideas are very good and usefull I you want to land a job in social media or web 2.0. I’m going to try some of the ideas for a few jobs I want to apply for. You never know what it brings me.

I’m a real fan of the tv-serie “Big Bang Theory” My favorit nerds are without a doubt Leonard and Sheldon. Leonard because he is so darling and persistent in conquerring Penny. And Sheldon because he is just the übernerd. I even have his famous quote ‘Bazinga’ on my smartphone.
In one of the episodes Sheldon says that he loves “Ubuntu“. Most of things Sheldon loves are just weird, but on this I have to agree. Since a few months “Ubuntu” runs on my little pink laptop. And I love it.
Ubuntu is an Linux based operating system for desktop and netbook. And the best part is: it’s free!!! Normally Linux is really something for nerds, but the look and feel of the Ubuntu is very user friendly. I thing it looks a bit as an Apple operating system.
You can also download extra free software that interacts with Ubuntu. I found a really good task list, a chatprogram, drawingsoftware…

In short: I love it. If that’s means I’m a girl nerd, so be it.