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Windows programs for converting Adobe PDF to RTF

Windows programs for converting Adobe PDF to word document or RTD format

Power To Ubuntu: My Kingdom for Yet Another Printer Driver

Posted to the Linux Foundation's Open Printing forums:

A driver for her Lexmark X83 printer is the only thing stopping me from converting my mother's computer to Ubuntu.

I will put $50 toward creating a driver, if anyone is willing to try. Even though that may be more than the value of the X83, I want to help start the practice and network for end users to fund open source free software development up front. (See link to long post about this below).


Ask Agaric: Dvorak on a Mac

also, i have a mac, how do i get the keyboard on a mac?

Dvorak on a Mac:

Click that silly apple symbol at the top left, click System Preferences...

First line, Personal, click International, and then Input Menu.

Check Character Palette and Keyboard Viewer to turn both on.

Scroll down the alphabetical list of languages to Dvorak and select the FIRST Dvorak (not Dvorak - Qwerty)

Allow a different input source for each document has worked for me, but I'll switch it to Use one for all documents and see how that goes.

Domain Thieves and Domain Leeches

Normally these classes of entities or people (allegedly) are called domain name squatters and domain farmers.

Squatting and farming are honorable, worthy pursuits however, so we need other words. (Agaric considered "domain poachers" but there's something of an honorable tradition of poaching on the King's land.)

With apologies to thieves and leeches (and the terms for these particularly obvious capitalist parasites are henceforth domain thieves and domain leeches-- stealing other people's domains

movie scene idea to go on power-to-exchange

on Power To Exchange
ben-agaric wants

a movie where a bank robber calmly quotes Seth Godin about the attention economy while brandishing a gun.

It's stuff like this that will make Community-Managed Taxonomy absolutely essential for PowerToExchange!

That and a decent rating system could make PowerToExchange a great spot for one-hit (or occasional hit) wonders.

Plotting Making Journalism That Matters, the Silicon Valley sessions, a place of doing

kara andrade 40:17
basically, we need to create our own space in there

they have NO young people involved

benjamin melançon 4:44
well we have at least one ally in making the gathering in general a place for *doing* not just discussing

kara andrade 4:45
we do

we have a few

it's our responsibility to make it a place of doing

benjamin melançon 4:46
so what have you agreed to do for Densmore or proposed to him so far?

Usability sponsored by Microsoft with expected results

All set to sign the charter of when I noticed this:

Live Webcast Will Close World Usability Day 2007 – Download Required in Advance
Posted: 08 November 2007 at 17:19

Please note: you must download the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Software prior to the webcast. We recommend that you download the software well in advance of the webcast. These instructions (.doc) will guide you through the process.

open source free software RSS feed reader

Agaric is trying out Blog Bridge:

Because it's FOSS and cross-platform.


How to setup a Linksys router with Verizon FIOS

So you just got Verizon FIOS installed and are starting to realize that the ActionTec MI424-WR modem/wifi router that they gave you is a piece of junk...(unless of course you want to go back to the stone age and use an ethernet cord!!) Don't worry, there's hope. You can disable the router features and hook up your trusty old linksys, just use the instructions below.

!!WARNING:Following these instructions will disable your Verizon TV service features, such as On-Demand.

Virtual actions on WSF2008?

Agaric conclusion: using the same action spaces and actions -- meant to be located both in time and on a map -- for virtual actions is not a good idea.

"we are interested in creating something that will enable our members
around the world to participate virtually in the WSF 2008 day of action

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