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Google Docs Wrap Up

by Scott Roche June 20, 2011 Service

I hope you enjoyed the last two reviews of Google Docs. There’s a lot more to this service/software and I’m sure I’ve only scratched the surface. For the features remaining, the song largely remains the same, but I feel like a good wrap up is in order. As a clone to presentation software like Power […]


Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 19, 2011 Personal Stamp

This review is the first in a new series of reviews. I’ve been planning to do this for a while. It has just taken some time to find the right thing to review and time to review it. You might notice that this review is in the category “Time Wasters”.  That doesn’t mean that things […]

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#FollowFriday – @Cmaaarrr: Infectious Diseases physician, gamer, podcast contributor, and libation enthusiast

by Scott Roche June 17, 2011 Follow Friday

As a podcaster and a writer I follow quite a few people in those arenas. As a result, my Follow Friday recommendations tend to trend heavily in those directions. Today will be different. My recommendation for this week is John Cmar. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting John at past Balticons and he is a […]


#FollowFriday – @WootShirt – Your daily dose of unique, interesting, and just bizzare t-shirts.

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 10, 2011 Follow Friday

Normally, I wouldn’t recommend following a Twitter account that only exists as a marketing ploy. To make me change this policy, you’ve really got to be offering something out of the ordinary that makes it worth the trouble. I have to say, @WootShirt does that in spades.



by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 6, 2011 Android

For some time now, we’ve been looking at different turn by turn navigation apps. We’ve seen a number of them that were pretty good, but costly, some that were decent, but free, and even a few that were very useful, but required an annual subscription. The big problem with turn by turn apps has been […]


#FollowFriday – @ChuckWendig: Freelance Penmonkey. Screenwriter. Novelist. Game designer.

by Scott Roche June 3, 2011 Follow Friday

I always feel a bit funny recommending a “famous” persona to my fellow tweeters. I figure, “Hey, if I’m following them and they have a bunch of followers then they must be following them too.” I don’t want this guy to be overlooked though. I’ve been following Chuck for a while now and reading his […]


#FollowFriday – @Balticon: The official Twitter stream of the Balticon convention!

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 27, 2011 Follow Friday

For a lot of my Twitter stream, this weekend will find people either going completely silent… or tweeting like the Rapture has been post-dated and someone is coming to collect! This is because, like myself, they will be at Balticon, a regional Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention held every year on Memorial Day Weekend by the Baltimore […]


Google Docs: Number Crunching

by Scott Roche May 23, 2011 Service

I will admit it, I’m not a power spreadsheet user. I was an English geek in high school and college. I was never into numbers or databases. I did learn a thing or two about them after college when I took some computer programming classes in order to find a real job, so I got […]


#FollowFriday – @JohnAnealio: Sci-Fi Songwriter, Wired.com’s GeekDad Guitar Teacher, Co-Host of The Functional Nerds Podcast.

by Scott Roche May 20, 2011 Follow Friday

We’ve sung the praises of folks that we’ve met at Balticon here before and this Friday will be no different. I had the pleasure of meeting @JohnAnealio last year at the live I Should Be Writing where he sang “George RR Martin is Not Your Bitch” and I instantly fell in like. His singing and […]


#FollowFriday – @MadPoet: Writer, Editor, Podcaster, Attorney, Captain of Flying Island Press, Herder of Cats

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 13, 2011 Follow Friday

Over the past year (and more) I have recommended quite a number of creative people on Twitter. Today, I’m going to recommend someone who takes that a step farther. This is a gentleman who goes the extra mile in creative endeavors by leading them. Creative people can be a difficult lot. This is natural, as […]