K7, receive faxes in your email for free

Aug 10th, 2007 by Jared Schwager , ,

K7 Not everyone is as sophisticated as us email readers. Believe it or not there are still people who use and actually prefer the archaic fax. So for all of you who decide you want to receive a fax without paying out to a service like eFax what are you to do? Thankfully there is a solution. Its called K7. K7 gives you the ability to receive faxes or receive voice messages in your email free of charge. While the voice mail is good, it still doesn’t come close to GrandCentral’s ability to recover incoming voice mails, however GrandCentral can’t receive faxes either.

K7 makes money from it’s banners on their website and your faxes will come in unmolested. there are no limits, or hidden charges. One other extra benefit is that if you have a fax nearby and need something scanned quickly you can scan your page in and receive it in your email. Keep in mind Fax scanners are crude at best, but if you are in a pinch it could be pretty handy.

This is a guest post by Chris Carey of Noheat.com

Pownce invites up for grabs

Jul 26th, 2007 by Jared Schwager ,

Pownce I’ve been using Pownce for a couple weeks now and I really like it. I just received an email that 6 more invites have been added to my account so I thought I’d share them with you, the readers. I’ve have a limited amount of invites at the moment, so you’re going to have to be quick if you want one.

Make a comment on this post stating that you’d like an invitation to Pownce and I’ll send one as soon as possible. Make sure the email address you enter is correct otherwise you won’t receive an invite and I’ll have wasted one. I will update this post with the current number of invites available.

24 invites left

Reader Ankesh is offering his 6 Pownce invitations to the readers of Grupenet if I run out of them. Thanks Ankesh!

Easily view full-size Flickr images

Jul 10th, 2007 by Jared Schwager ,

Flickr full-size Ever get frustrated when a Flickr image isn’t made available at full size? I recently found a great bookmarklet at typewriting.org which allows you to get easy access to the full resolution images stored on Flickr’s servers even if they aren’t made public.

Just drag the following link to your Bookmarks toolbar: Get Flickr Original

Now whenever you see a photo on Flickr which does not have the original full resolution image available to the public, just click on that bookmarklet and you’ll instantly be taken to the full-size image.

How much time do you waste surfing the web?

Jun 28th, 2007 by Jared Schwager ,

Alarm Clock In an effort to get my butt off the chair a bit more this summer, I’ve decided to limit my time surfing the web a bit more. There are a lot of great applications that can count how many minutes you are on your computer, but they do not count the time you’ve spent just surfing the web.

After doing a bit of searching around, I found an extension for Firefox called TimeTracker. It’s a simple addon which counts how long the Firefox window is in focus. So every time you go on to do something else in another application, it will stop counting. This really helps you get an idea of how much time you waste every day just surfing the web.

Give it a try and see how much time you’re consuming browsing the web. How much of your day is spent surfing?

Update (07/04/2007):
I just found out you can also add a filter list to TimeTracker in the options so it will pause the timer on certain sites, e.g., grupenet.com is on my filter list.

Interview with Thoof founder

Jun 19th, 2007 by Jared Schwager ,

Thoof There’s a new Web 2.0 startup by the name of Thoof. Many are describing it as a combination of Digg and Wikipedia, but there’s much more going on under the hood. Thoof is currently in beta, so the only way you’re getting in is with an invitation(see below). Thoof is now open to the public. I had the privilege to interview the founder of Thoof and ask him a few questions.

Before I get into the interview I’d like to let you know that I’ve got beta invitations to Thoof. If you’d like one, comment on this post saying you’d like an invite. An invite will be sent to your email address promptly. Now on to the interview!