April 03, 2012
I have deleted the offending links from my delicious account, but it appears that the problem lies within a vulnerability in Delicious' API. Hopefully they'll have it fixed soon.
Next, I wanted to say thank you to all the folks that have come to this blog over the last 6 years, I really appreciate it. As you can see, posting has been sporadic at best, and I'm not really feeling like I can keep up with the vast amounts of quality freeware review sites.
Part of my lack of time is due to personal/family obligations and a medical situation that cannot be avoided (not me or immediate family, thankfully), but definitely requires a lot more time from me. However, I am not disappearing completely from the blogosphere! Occasionally, you might see a post from me here or there at FreewareGenius and my other blog, FailDesk.
Since I run FailDesk with two other individuals (One of them is the owner/editor over at Geeks Are Sexy!), it requires far less time and concentration from me. Fortunately, humor comes to me much easier than writing informative and thoughtful software reviews.
I will continue to keep this site up, but more for a way to keep track of stuff for myself, which was the original intent. If you want up-to-date quality freeware reviews, head on over to FreewareGenius. Samer is a gracious host and posts very well thought out reviews.
If you'd like to keep in touch with me, follow me personally on Twitter, follow FailDesk, or join us over on Facebook\Faildesk...we have a lot of fun over there!
Best regards to everyone, and thanks for the great time here at CFJ...
December 16, 2011
Have a small budget but need access to some time-saving templates? Head on over to www.vertex42.com and get them for free. I just had a need for them last night – I needed a ready-made sign in sheet, and vertex42 had what I needed.
Not only do they have some great templates, but you can get some financial calculators, resume examples, Excel and Word tips and tricks, and much more.
Calendars, Schedules/Planners, Business, Invoices, Timesheets & HR, Financial Statements, Project Management, inventory, Attendance, Exercise Charts/Logs and much more!
November 15, 2011
I realize this is old news, but as I had said when I put this blog up, CFJ is a way to tell my friends about things that I use in addition to letting you all know, even though it may not be the latest software/web services out there – but you are my friends, right? ;)
Do you like streaming music via Pandora, Last.FM or Slacker? Do you have a Wii? You’ve probably been disappointed when you tried to browse to those sites using the Wii’s built-in Internet Channel. Much to our behest, the built-in Wii browser won’t support anything generated in Flash above version 8.
A workaround to your music needs? Open your Wii’s Internet browser and head on over to http://www.finetune.com/wii. From there you can select a station based upon an artist or tag, much like Last.FM.
Streaming audio is good over my WiFi connection, with no stutters, buffering, etc. – but your mileage may vary with how congested your network is, of course. I’ve been able to stream a pretty decent array of artists, and it hasn’t been very repetitive yet…what with the upcoming holidays, you can stream Christmas music (or whatever you celebrate!) with ease. Put that Wii to good use during your holiday party while you are playing your XBox 360 Kinect!
The downside? It really is a very basic interface. I don’t really see any way to save my favorite artists or tags, but hey, I’ll take it!
Do any of you listen to streaming audio on your stock Wii? How do you do it?
October 27, 2011
September 30, 2011
I don’t have time for a full-fledged review, but this program is pretty good. Being a 25Mb download, the program is definitely lighter weight than the Adobe offering, well, during install, anyway!
NitroPDF Reader has gone through a UI revamp when they released 2.0 in June, and have now included a few highly-requested features such as browser integration for IE, Firefox and Chrome and an enhanced thumbnail handler to preview your PDFs.
September 27, 2011
You are an intermediate-to-advanced Windows user. You have a tool for editing your text files, one that burns CDs/DVDs, one that mounts ISOs as disc images, and so on…
But, there is a tool that can do all of the above (well, maybe not so much the “and so on…” part) and make your life easier.
Gizmo Central is a program that runs in your systray and allows you to quickly perform tasks that would normally be handled by a few other separate programs. Now, it should be said that Gizmo Central isn’t a full-featured tool for all of these functions, but it serves the purpose for a good portion of what it does do.
Gizmo Central really is a set of modular components, so you can add or remove them as needed to save on memory/processor use.