My curated list of readings for September focuses on a topic that is near and very dear to my heart
I had the pleasure of working with the folks at PacerPro this year to explore the power and direction of their SaaS model for managing and monitoring federal litigation. To merely say that efficiency is the core on which their flagship product is constructed would do it a slight disservice. There is much more to the platform and its potential than that. What resulted from my investigation is a white paper that details what PacerPro brings to the table and what it can do for law firms of all sizes.
Looking to make your home and life a little more eco-friendly? Being tech saavy and earth-conscious no longer has to be an oxymoron in practice. No sir. Let Envirogadget help you green up the world with a little bit of fun and flare. From water-powered clocks to bug zappers that get their power from the sun, Envirogadget has green gadgets for every tech toy lover! Seeking to stem the tide of throw-away consumerism, blogger Dan Harrison has created a site that showcases the latest in eco-friendly technology. Not only are the products he features fascinating and fun, they are also practical and affordable. Appropriately enough, the site itself is clean, friendly, and easy to use. The main page features the gadget of the day. Links on the top provide access to the Envirogadget archives and gadget galleries. In the interest of full disclosure, Harrison does let readers know that he is compensated to review products. However, he is also very
Do you hate those automated menus you get when you call a business for support or information? I know I often do. Sometimes, let’s face it, you just want to talk to a real, living, breathing, human being. Is that really so much to ask? The folks at GetHuman have created a site designed to help you bypass those automated phone systems to get to the people on the other side. Their site is simple, as it well should be. Almost 1000 businesses and organizations are listed and the number is growing. GetHuman is easy to navigate, just start typing the name of the company or organization in the searchbox and GetHuman will start showing your possible listings. For each entity listed, the site provides the contact number and instructions on bypassing its automated phone system. You can also get and post ratings on customer service experiences with that business. A great and simple model for getting things done!
We all have them … old gadgets that were great at the time, but which we have since replaced with something newer and/or different. The problem is what we do with these old tech toys when we no longer want them. Please do not throw those old tech toys away! Why put them in landfills where they will only pollute and maybe even poison the planet, when you can get paid for giving them up? Gazelle can help you be a greener tech-addict and put a little of the other green in your pocket at the same time. Simply list your old cellphones, MP3 players, cameras, etc. on their site and let Gazelle do the rest. They guarantee that every unwanted gadget gets an offer. If you take that offer, Gazelle will even send you a free box in which to ship it … AND … ready for this? … PAY THE SHIPPING! Now HOW COOL is that? We gave Gazelle a try
Another year is quickly drawing to a close. It is that time of the year during which all those “Best of” lists begin popping up. From books to music to movies and even moments, everyone has an opinion on what were the best of 2009. We at iBraryGuy are no different. However, with so many available “best of” lists out there, we decided to decline the chance to reinvent the wheel and publish our own lists on specific topics. Instead, we thought we would help our readers find some of the best of the “best ofs”. Between now and the end of the year, we will be sharing them with you. Best of the Best of 2009: Gadgets We had initially expected, especially with the biggest buying holiday of the year just days away, that lists of Best Gadgets would be a dime a dozen. The surprise was on us! There were not as many as we had hoped and many