Computer Goodies

gearthflightsim.PNGGoogle Earth 4.2 Flight Simulator
Launch the latest version 4.2 of Google Earth (free download) and hit Ctrl+Alt+A (Mac users: Cmd+Opt+A.)
You will get a full-on flight simulator that lets you choose an airport, plane type, and lets you fly inside Google Earth. It is fun but it’s not easy; here’s more on how to navigate in flight in Google Earth.

OpenOffice.org Calc Tic-Tac-Toe and Space Invaders Games (also works in NeoOffice on the Mac!)

Using OpenOffice.org’s Calc spreadsheet program, type =GAME(A2:C4;"TicTacToe") into any cell.
What you get is a game of Tic-Tac-Toe! For Space Invaders, type =GAME("StarWars").

Zemanta Have your browser understand what you are blogging about and suggest pictures, links, articles and tags to make your posts more vibrant. See your words paired with great links and pictures, articles and tags. I have been using it and like it a lot. It has been written as a Firefox extension but I downloaded it into Flock and it works fine.

I like to use Live Writer to create a post so I got round the lack of a Live Writer plugin by posting from Live Writer as a draft then I can add in the Zemanta items I want.

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6 Responses

  1. I’m going to try the Zemanta application. Sounds pretty cool.

  2. Hi from Zemanta!

    Thanks for using us. Hope you will find our service useful for a long time to come!

    bye
    andraz

  3. I really appreciate that you pass these hints, ideas, and programs on to us Vic.

    I too am gonig to check out Zemanta.

  4. I just went and downloaded Zemanta. It sounds great, and I can’t wait to try it out. Of course, I will need to restart Firefox, so I will wait and try it tomorrow.

  5. I found Zemanta a couple of days ago myself and downloaded and used it yesterday. Pretty cool!

    Still trying to get caught up on all my blogging buddies posts, it’s been awhile since I’ve been around to yours. Sorry

  6. Hi !

    Really glad that all of you find Zemanta useful, please get back to us with ideas about improvements!

    bye
    andraž, Zemanta

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