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Project management tools

Posted by icecafe on August 18, 2009

Here are some nice tools, document templates, and websites about the project management:

1. Thymer

A project management and task planning tool.

2. OnlineTaskList

A free task management for teams and individuals.

3. Project Management Knowhow

There are several tools, templates, and methods of PM

4. Project Management Document and Templates



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Some cool software and more!!!

Posted by icecafe on June 19, 2009

1. With AndreaMosaic you can create your own photographic mosaics made with your own pictures. A photo mosaic is an image composed of many tiled photos:

sample photo mosaics

Sample images to show you what you can create with AndreaMosaic.

2.  20 Facebook tips/tricks you might not know:

3.  70 Outstanding Out of Bounds Photos:

Enjoy !!!

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25 Really Cool ScreenSavers

Posted by icecafe on June 16, 2009

Link: 25 Really Cool ScreenSavers To Download

Some examples:

  1. The One Ring

    This freeware screensaver has been specially created for all the fans of The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien. If you liked the book or the movie, this screensaver will make a great addition to your collection.


  1. System 47 Star Trek LCARS Screensaver

    System 47 is a nice screensaver that will display Star Trek LCARS interface on your screen with various interesting animations. System47 was just a generic name made up for an arbitrary planetary system. Though the program has started and will continue to include more non-planetary displays in the future.


  1. The Matrix Revolutions 3D Screensaver

    Float through Matrix code as it forms images from the trilogy. It works fine with multi-monitors.


  1. Twingly

    If you want to experience the true blogosphere, download the twingly screensaver, a very cool desktop screensaver that lets you visualize global blog activity in real time.


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A clip about Aachen city

Posted by icecafe on June 2, 2009

(Made by nong dan Aachen)

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Posted by icecafe on June 2, 2009

PersonalBrain is mind mapping software from TheBrain Technologies.[1] It uses a dynamic graphical interface that maps hierarchical and network relationships.[2] It includes the ability to add links to Web pages and files as well as notes and events using a built-in calendar.[3] It is cross-platform, available for Windows, Unix and Unix-like operating systems, and Mac OS X. [4] It is available in a free edition as well as in commercial editions with additional features.[3]

(Source: Wiki)

Some screenshots:

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Take Time to Save Time

Posted by icecafe on April 19, 2009

“You are today
where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”

— James Allen

Frequently, People say, “I don’t have time to ……” Often this is an excuse to justify doing something else or not doing anything. You may want to read these items with the intention of identifying just one that is the most important for you at this time. Successful individuals already perform many of the ideas on this list.

  1. Take Time to Plan. One minute of planning saves three minutes of work or re-planning.
  2. Take Time to Organize. Your work needs a structure that reduces unnecessary, repetitive decisions.
  3. Take Time to Set Goals. A goal that is identified and acknowledged can be achieved. When written, goals become more real.
  4. Take Time to Schedule. A deadline that is not set might not be met. Set several intermediate deadlines to meet a major deadline.
  5. Take Time to Decide Priorities. Knowledge of the relative importance of activities reduces re-inventing a system at the beginning of each task. Focus your attention on the important issues.
  6. Take Time to Focus. Focusing on one item at a time is an important key to personal empowerment, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  7. Take Time to Analyze the Situation. Although it is not possible to have all the facts all the time, it is important to review the essential ones.
  8. Take Time to Reflect. Reflection can take many forms throughout the day for maximum effect. More than reviewing, reflection allows you to sort the essential items from those that are less important.
  9. Take Time to Involve Others. Involve in the decision-making process those who will carry out the decision yields dividends in individual commitment. And, these are the persons who have relevant ideas!
  10. Take Time to Divide the Job. Many small tasks reach the goal in less time than a few larger tasks. Additionally, it is more satisfying to achieve several objectives en route to your higher goals.
  11. Take Time to Delegate. Distribute tasks to enhance others’ experience and increase leverage. Be certain that the delegated responsibilities are meaningful and stimulating, not just the tasks you do not want to do.
  12. Take Time to Explain Clearly. A few well-chosen words that clearly direct others avoid duplicate effort and disappointment.
  13. Take Time to Review your Work. Check your work when you finish. For more thorough review and correction, let it rest a while and review it again.
  14. Take Time to Relax. Just a few moments can replenish you. When you are relaxed and refreshed, you are more efficient.
  15. Take Time to Meditate. The journey within is increasingly more important when your life is hectic. Twenty minutes in true meditation each day enhances brain function, breathing, sleep, relaxation, response to stress, and general well-being.
  16. Take Time to Do It Now. Procrastination can be a thief of time and confidence. Do the job now unless your inner guidance tells you to wait.
  17. Take Time to Enjoy Life. Life happens now. Sometimes it just takes an instant of realization that you want to be happy to bring joy into the moment, regardless of the activity.

© 1980, 2006 Marshall House, Jeanie Marshall, a Personal Development Coach specializing in deep transformation and personal success, writes extensively on subjects related to personal development and empowerment. She assists professional coaches and consultants to write their knowledge, wisdom, and experiences.

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The Times tool

Posted by icecafe on April 17, 2009

Times – A Tool for Modeling and Implementation of Embedded Systems. It is a tool set for modelling, schedulability analysis, synthesis of (optimal) schedules and executable code. It is appropriate for systems that can be described as a set of tasks which are triggered periodically or sporadically by time or external events.


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Wiimote project

Posted by icecafe on April 8, 2009

Minh rat khoai choi Wii vi co cam giac that hon nhieu voi cac computer games.

Nhung hom vua roi moi tim hieu ki hon ve cach hoat dong cua Wii, Wiimote va cac ung dung cua no:

– Hoat dong cua Wiimote co the tham khao tren Wiki:

– Managed Library for Wiimote:

– Co han mot forum chuyen ve cac project ung dung Wiimote:

Trong do co nhieu ung dung rat hay va thuc tien nhu Wiimote Whiteboard, Head and motion tracking, …

– Trang web cua Chung Lee cung co mot so project voi Wiimote rat hay va don gian:

– Mot so thiet bi: IR pen, LED glasses,… su dung trong cac projects co the tu lam hoac mua tren ebay. Vi du:  RF pen, LED glasses.

Hien tai dang lam thu project ve Head tracking va Smartboard.

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Technology news

Posted by icecafe on March 29, 2009

Hom nay tim thay may trang thong tin ve cong nghe kha hay:

1. InfoWorld:

Trang nay cap nhat tin tuc cong nghe trong tuan va co ca video.

2. Technology News – CNET:

Trang nay nhieu tin hon va chia theo chu de nen tien theo doi.  Trang nay cung co tin tuc duoi dang video.

3. TechNewsWorld:

4. CNN – Tech:

Xem xong thay may bac vnexpress va vietnamnet toan lay tin cong nghe tu day :D.

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ClustrMaps on

Posted by icecafe on February 22, 2009

1. ClustrMaps: provides (free) the HTML that gives you a tiny map, like the one on the left. When it loads, it increments a counter and shows the locations of all visitors to your page, cumulatively (even for huge numbers). Clicking on it zooms in to a big world map, and (optionally) lets you zoom in to the continents, as in the example above. For light users (under 2500 visitors daily) the service is free, forever, and stores cumulative totals up to millions of visitors.

2. ClustrMaps HTML installation instructions for users

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