Leave the caves and create your tools!

GAE offers a free to get started approach, along with an instant “hello word” initial environment, making sandboxing ideas and building helpful tools for productivuty a snap. To get started, download GAE, press the plus sign in the bottom left corner. Set the directory you would like to work out of and your almost done….
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Balsamiq, an interesting taste of things

Balsamiq.com is a web application (that also comes in a downloadable software version) that allows users to quickly create mockups for web sites and iphone products.  I was skeptical at first, but 2 things made me pretty happy with thier approach to this common problem. The first was the choice they made to exagerate the concept…
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Give a hoot track your tweets

There are many apis that offer shortening of urls tinyurl.com, tinyurl.cc, bit.ly and many others which have all been useful over the years as services that take a URL like this:  http://www.seanshadmand.com/2009/07/18/give-a-hoot-track-your-tweets/ and convert it to a url like this: http://tinyurl.com/len47k. Once the tiny url is clicked a user is quickly redirected to the true url…
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