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End of the Term Tech Hits

May 25, 2011

Happy Wednesday! I hope your day is going well. We are in the penultimate week of classes at my university and, as per usual, the stress levels are rising along with everyone’s workload. So today I just have a few quick technology links to hopefully make your life a little easier.

First, something to share with anyone trying to make pretty diagrams to put in their final exam paper: diagram.ly. It’s a great little, intuitive, free diagramming website. Much easier to use than trying to wrestle with Word or something similar.

Also, in the realm of extremely helpful and useful are these two lists from Lifehacker of Google lab features to enable in: Gmail and Google Calendar. Google may be taking over the world, but we can take comfort in the fact that their lab features are fantastic. (Yes, that was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out the features and even use some of them.)

Finally, if you are like most people and summer makes you want to get out of the office and out in the world traveling, check out the 5 best cheap travel booking sites. Then, pack your suitcases and have a fantastic break.

And something fun to end: check out this trailer for the first season of Sherlock. I’ve finally been able to watch it and it is fantastic. Definitely check it out if you need a break and like clever, beautifully written and filmed mysteries.

Have a great rest of your day and do something fun. I’m hoping to be back on Friday with some thoughts from my recent research trip on the nature of communities and archives. Allons-y!

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