~ this week in tech talk ~

First, a reminder. When you’re out in the field and need to call directory assistance, don’t pay for it, make use of one of the free lookup services: U.S. Nationwide, 1-800-FREE-411 and in the San Francisco Bay area 1-800-411-SAVE are available.

People who are more inventive than I, have crafted these tools of convenience, useful for repetitive web functions. Add an icon to your bookmarks toolbar that, when selected, drops down a menu of your favorite web functions: shorten a url or to enable “right-click” on any page, for example. I’ve used blummy to make quick links, that are accessible from any web page. A more knowledgeable explanation, and all manner of additional tools can be found at bookmarklets.com.

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