Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Acronym creator

While teaching I often use acronyms to make it easier for my students to remembers stages in a model. I was trying to come up with an acronym for a series of important things that students have to keep in mind while doing an academic project or assignment.

Google led me to acronym creator  which as the name suggests, does exactly that.

So I took the first letter of each of the important points, typed them in (with gaps) and hit the Create Acronyms! button.

The site will come up with a number of acronyms automatically.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GNU PSPP replacement for SPSS statistical analysis programme

I am really annoyed. Opened up my SPSS statistical analysis programme to analyse a set of data and found out that the license has expired. While searching for a way to renew the license, I cam across the GNU PSPP project. This is a free replacement programme for SPSS. I have downloaded it on my old laptop and the interface looks quite similar to SPSS. Will do a full review here after I test it fully.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Audacity - Free Audio Recording Software

Audacity® is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to: 1. Record live audio. 2. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. 3. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. 4. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. 5. Change the speed or pitch of a recording. Download Audacity

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Free virus scanner from Microsoft

If you run Windows OS and think that your PC miht have a PC, just download Microsoft Safety Scanner which scans and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malware. I have a few antivirus and antispyware running on my computer and it did not have any conflicts working with them.

Note that the Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after it is downloaded and you would need to download it again after that in case you wanted to check your computer again.

I used the full scan option and it took quite sometime to complete the scan. However, it was well worth it as it detected 4 infected files on my PC. This was despite the fact that I had an antivirus and antispyware software running on it. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Best UK Freebies sites

Here are my favourite money saving sites.
Filled with free offers, tips, printable coupons, codes, etc.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Online guitar tuner.

If you are a beginner to guitars and suddenly find your guitar is out of tune, just go over tooth Online tuner website. Note that you need a microphone. The application just runs locally on your PC.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Free business cards

Networking is one of the most important elements for success of a business. That's why I always try to take advantage of networking events as you never know which contact could lead you to opportunities. That's also why I always have several business cards with me at all times. After several months, I am down to my last 10 cards from the 250 which I has made with Vistaprint.

Anyway, this time I was thinking of trying out another company and searching on the net led me to Printsmadeeasy.com. The company makes everything from business cards to address labels.

Creating your own card on the site is a breeze with over 10,000 designs to choose from. It depends on your taste I guess but personally I prefer plain cards with minimum colour. They also have a range of options from single side to double side printing and best of all - free business cards. Right noew, the company is offering high quality cards free of charge for all first-time customers.

All you have to do is type the code First One Free at the checkout.