Archive for December, 2009

MaxKelley.com in 2010

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Hello all… I’m being told that the server that this website is on will be turned private after the first of the year. A little bit short notice, eh?

Anyhow, everything on here has been backed up, and so there may be a little bit of downtime following the first of the year until I move it someplace else. So… heads-up, guys, and I apologize in advance if it does happen.

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Chances are, if you use a computer, you use one of these regularly. They allow you to view content from around the world, all at the touch of your fingertips. What am I talking about? A web browser, of course! And which web browser you chose can have a big effect on your Internet browsing experience. Many of us are obliviously happy with whatever installed on our computer, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, or what have you. This week, I encourage you to try and branch out and try others, such as Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, or… anything else you find! Have a fun time over our holiday break trying them out!

Mozilla Firefox – a classic alternative!

Google Chrome – a new kid on the block, it is very quick, speedy, and I like it! Give it a try. I DARE YOU.

Apple Safari – originally just for Macs, Safari is now for both Mac and PC, and brings the Apple browsing experience to everyone!

Opera – A underdog, Opera has been around for quite a while, but has gone unnoticed. Give it some due respect.

Flock – a “social web browser”… I think it lets you share stuff with other people more easily. I haven’t tried it yet, so why don’t you?

Seamonkey – a full internet suite, with webpage editing, email, RSS feeds, and all sorts of other stuff.

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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It seems like people are constantly asking me, “Hey Max, do you know a program to do this?” or, “Do you have a better program to do this?” Well, this week’s tech tip was suggested by Webster Thomas’ very own Mr. Tai. Download.com is a simple solution to many of these questions, and I could probably do a whole lifetime’s full of tech tips for all the pieces of software that they have on there. Again, the website is simply download.com, and has programs for EVERYTHING you could possibly want to do on the computer.

Secondly, Mr. Tai brings up a good point: If anyone has suggestions for what they want to see as a Tech Tip, or need a question answered, shoot me an email at max@maxkelley.com, or leave a comment on this post.

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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I know many people, including myself, sometimes find new Math concepts hard to understand, or you just don’t get it fully when the teacher explains it in class. Too busy to visit the math lab, or don’t understand the homework? It’s ok, try using Wolfram Alpha, a “computational knowledge engine”. What does that mean? Basically, you type in your math problem, and it will walk you through, step-by-step, how to get the answer. The address for Wolfram Alpha is simply www.WolframAlpha.com. And it’s not limited to just Math, in fact, it does almost EVERYTHING, from Chemistry, to Physics, to Statistics, to Biology, Earth Science… give it a try. If you’re not sure how, click on “Examples” on the homepage, and it will tell you exactly how.

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

techtiplogoThis week, I’ve found a website that lets you print paper for free. Now, you still need to put blank paper in your printer, it’s not magical… What I mean, however, is that it has over 500 different kinds of paper designs that you can print, from your basic lined paper, to graph paper, to musical staff paper, to sports score cards, to blank tic-tac-toe, hangman, and battleship games!

PrintablePaper.net has, again, over 500 different kinds of paper in PDF format for you to print off at no charge. EVERYONE should take a look at this website, PrintablePaper.net, it’s really very cool.