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Google Wave invite, anyone? November 4, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,google,website — Geeky Chick @ 10:42
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google waveI have Google Wave invites, people. Need one?

To get yours, leave your details in the comments and I’ll pull 5 names out of  a hat…

EDIT: Since only 5 people wanted an invite, you all got one! Thanks for playing and see you in a Wave maybe…


Know what the locals know: October 31, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,tools,website — Geeky Chick @ 12:37

Resident visitorA free website, with a social focus, for planning your travels:

A place to share info about the places you love and find places that others recommend.

Check out Pemberton, BC, the homeland of the site’s creators…


nEED tO cHANGE yOUR cASE? October 28, 2009

Filed under: tools,website — Geeky Chick @ 10:49

This could be a case for…UPPERCASEIT.COM.

Just copy and paste the text you need to turn from upper to lower case, or vice versa, into the box and that’s it.

You can reverse letters and words and uǝʌǝ dıIɟ ʇxǝʇ (he he, I’ve always wanted to do that).


Make professional looking business cards online with businesscardstar October 20, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,website — Geeky Chick @ 19:38
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Don’t want to fork out for professionally printed business cards? Well, you don’t have to.

Make your own professional looking business cards with businesscardstar. For free.


It’s super easy – you just sign up and use one of their 100 starting templates. Then edit away. Be creative.

You can print 8 or 10 cards to a page then print out (compatible with Avery labels).

And if you’re feeling flush, you can even get them to print them for you (at a fair price) with a silk or glossy card finish.



Get Excel to read your data back to you July 16, 2008

Filed under: Office 2007,tips and tricks,website — Geeky Chick @ 16:11

It’s always such a nightmare entering loads of figures into an excel spreadsheet and then having to try and check the figures are right, isn’t it?

Did you know Excel can READ the data (numbers and words) back to you so you can manually check the original data? Nor did I until I read the latest tip from tech-recipes.

Here’s what they say to do:

  1. Open Excel 2007 and go to the Quick Access Toolbar at the top of the window.
  2. Click the downward point arrow to the right of the toolbar and select More Commands.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select Commands Not in the Ribbon.
  4. Scroll down the list and find Speak Cells, Speak Cells — Stop Speaking Cells, Speak Cells by Columns, Speak Cells by Rows, and Speak Cells on Enter. Add each of these by selecting them one-by-one and clicking the Add button. Click OK after all 5 commands have been added.
  5. Now go to your spreadsheet and select the cells you want Excel to read by performing a simple click and drag. Once the data is selected, go to the Quick Access toolbar and select either Speak Cells by Columns or Speak Cells by Rows. When you are ready for Excel to begin reading off the data contained in the selected cells, select Speak Cells and Excel will begin reading out the data to you.
  6. If you need Excel to stop reading, simply select Speak Cells – Stop Speaking Cells.

Admittedly having all those items on your quick access toolbar is a bit clunky, but you can always remove them, I suppose?


Free online temperature converter July 2, 2008

Filed under: free stuff,website — Geeky Chick @ 14:15
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It’s pretty hot today. 31 degrees celsius. My mum didn’t get how hot that was ’til I told her it was about 88 degrees fahrenheit (she’s in England, I’m in Canada).

I used this free, simple, online tool to work it outConvert temperatures online


Need a new identity? July 1, 2008

Filed under: free stuff,website — Geeky Chick @ 14:55
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Next time a telemarketer gets through I’m going to tell them they’ve got the wrong number, my name’s not Geeky Chick, it’s Kate Pugh….

Get your own pseudonym with the Fake Name Generator.

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