Discover your site’s audience demographic makeup with Quantcast

Quantcast puts together profiles of the demographic make-up of US web traffic for over 20,000,000 sites. Geared towards advertisers, these demographic profiles are made available for free on the Quantcast website simply by entering a URL in the search box. If you have a website you might have wandered about the demographic makeup of your


Discover how much money you would have made if you had invested in a certain stock

The “What if you had invested” research tool on the Sharebuilder site allows you to go back and calculate just how much money you would have gained or lost if you had invested a certain amount in a stock at any previous point in time. I know someone who bought Google stock when it was


My Playstation3 Dillema

There is a certain category of item, mostly personal electronics stuff, that although in theory I would love to own, in practice, when it really comes down to it, I will opt against parting with the money. Examples of this are: the Playstation 3 (would love to have, but will simply not buy), a really



RadioLab is a radio show out of WNYC in New York that addresses various issues from an interesting scientific perspective, with an emphasis on those areas where the scientific meets the philosophical (and the unusual). With 5 episodes for each of its season runs, Radiolab has 3 seasons under its belt, with a fourth season


Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs

I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to write a posting about how you can outfit your computer with all the essential (and non-essential) software you need using strictly 100% freeware and/or open

Favorite Tech sites

My Favorite tech/software blogs

Martin from Ghacks posted a curious post called “Blog Feed Dependencies“. The idea was to list his top 10 tech blogs and to get these blogs to post a similar story with linkbacks to his original posting. In theory the idea (if I understand it correctly) is to facilitate the creation of some sort network

My interview on Appaholic

Relequestual from Appaholic has just published an interview with me on his blog entitled Samer, THE Freewaregenius, reveals all his secrets (surely I have some secrets left!). Check it out (and let me have your comments).


Art of Office

Art of Office is a website for people to submit and share MS Office documents (Word, Powerpoint, or Excel) that have an artistic theme or that are interesting or useful. It was created by the MS Office Mac team at Microsoft. I must admit I instantly liked this site. Its really amazing what creative people


Easily terminate visible applications and processes

Easily terminate visible applications and processes using RevoUninstaller. Imagine that an application you are working with (let’s say its called “XYZ PDF Creator”) froze or stopped responding, leaving an open window on your desktop that refuses to be closed. Imagine further that you next pressed CTRL-ALT-DELETE and found that the task manager for some reason



Desktopography.net presents a selection of backgrounds/wallpaper for your computer created by professional designers. Already in it’s third year, this nonprofit project sponsors an annual exhibition of nature-themed submissions that are made available for anyone to download. Here are some notes on this site:



Freerangestock.com is a website that provides hi resolution images that can be downloaded and used 100% free of charge; all you have to do is sign up for a free Freerangestock.com account. Do you want some hi resolution photos to use in your personal or commercial print or internet projects? Would you like to search



I am honored and humbled that Freewaregenius was chosen ’Site of the Month’ for March at Donationcoder.com. Donationcoder is home of some of the best titles reviewed on Freewaregenius, including Process Tamer, Mobysaurus, and (one of my absolute favorites) URL Snooper. Go here to see other site of the month selections, or check out their entire repertoire