Some days ago I came across interesting resource from Google. They are providing free access to video recordings from the some of their Educational seminars.
As far as I understand, these seminars has been provided by Google for their staff and now all of us can get them via Google Video service.
By the way, when I have decided to view some of that interesting seminars, it was not wery confortable for me to view them in browser window… and I have googled for some method to save video from google to local disk. As the result of my seraching, I got great service, that allows saving any clip from Google Video, Youtube or iFilm services to local disk!
And now, you have link to very interesting collection of video clips and you know the metod how to save it to local disc… the last I need to do is to say: “Happy viewing!”
First of all, I really glad to know, that one of my favorite Firefox plugins – Web Developer Toolbar – became one of the winners in Extended Firefox plugins Contest. Congratulations to Chris Pederick!
By the way, in this post I have decided to describe the list of my favorite plugins, because I think, it may be interesting for some of my readers.
Here is complete list of plugins in my Firefox installation:
- Live HTTP Headers – the best Firefox plugin for web server admins and web developers! Allows viewing HTTP headers of current page and shows them while page is loading.
- HTML Validator – really good Tidy-based plugin for run-time HTML code validation (some times can help to find annoying errors in HTML-code).
- Google Toolbar for Firefox – very useful toolbar from Google. Consists of search request field, pagerank monitor, spell checking button, and list of last searched keywords.
- Session Saver – saves all of the opened windows and tabs between Firefox restarts (like Opera does).
- Search Status – shows current page/site rank in Google and Alexa.
- deli.cio.us – plugin to keep, share and discover my favorite bookmark with deli.cio.us service.
- Adblock – plugin to filter ads from webpages.
- FlashGot – I’m using this plugin to integrate Firefox with my favorite download manager Download Master.
- FasterFox – performance tweaks and page download timer for Firefox.
- IE Tab – plugin for integration of the Internet Explorer into the Firefox tabs.
- PDF Download – very interesting plugin, that allows user to select preferred action for PDF files (view in browser, download, save to disk).
- Clear Cache Button – very useful plugin for purging Firefox cache by one toolbar button click.
- Disable Targets for Downloads – small plugin, that prevents download links opening new blank windows.
- Last Tab – Allows tab navigation in a most recently used manner (after closing some tab, selects last opened tab, not closest on tab bar).
- New Tab Button on Tab Bar – small plugin adds “New Tab” button to the tab bar and allows to browse without keyboard using.
- Customize Google – adds some useful elements to Google search results (such as links to results in another search engines).
- Omea Connector – adds some useful actions to Firefox, allowing to integrate it with my favorite RSS-aggregator Omea Reader.
Today I decided to write about some of my favourite podcasts which I’m using for improving my English level (listening comprehension). All of these resources are specialized ESL (English as a Second Language) podcasts hosted by English professionals and native speakers.
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In one of my previous posts I’ve described interesting podcasts directory on Berkeley University site.
After that link was posted on the Digg.com, some new links to educational podcasts from MIT and Harvard Universities has beed posted there in comments:
Of course, using this resources are not quite as good as attending the class in person, but these schools are known for there excellent professors so they may be of some use to other students out there.
There is very controversial article on CNN.com
about some jobs inside US for which Colledge Degree is not required.
What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Besides being exceedingly rich, none of them has a college degree. Four-year college not only path to well-paid work…
As I think, these 20 jobs are not so interesting and young people don’t need to pay attention to such absurd articles and they really need to start building their own careers by obtaining a university degree, or at the very least a degree from an online university.
Some days ago I came across very interesting article “Hiring is obsolete” by the Paul Graham and I completely agree with them in the following:
Don’t drop out of college to start a startup. There’s no rush. There will be plenty of time to start companies after you graduate…
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Some guy installed 100 very popular extensions on Firefox to stress test it! He says it did pretty well under the load – includes screenshots.
P.S. In some of the next posts in this blog I will describe my set of favorite FF plugins and my favorite web tools.
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