DuckDuckGo is a great way to search the Internet, esp. for you developers

Inspired by this article, I try a couple search queries with DuckDuckGo and it’s love at first sight. I added the Search Add-on to Firefox and even twist Firefox’s about:config a bit to enable DuckDuckGo searching on-the-fly just wih my Adress bar.

Add to Firefox [X]

1. Click this link to open the Firefox add-ons site (in a new tab).

2. Click the Add to Firefox green button on the page that comes up.

3. To add to the address bar, type about:config into the address bar.

4. Then search for keyword.url and change it to https://duckduckgo.com/?q=

Why do I love DuckDuckGo? Because it’s so much fun to use and so incovenient to do a specially targeted query. It’s “bang” support make me feel good — the kind of feeling you get as programmer using some good programmed tool searching for some programming stuff.

Have a look and see.

Manage your desktop icons with Fences

Today I want to introduce you to Fences, a desktop icon management tool that I just fall in love.

If your have read my last post, you’d notice that the icons on my desktop are a bit — OK, indeed — frustrating. Throwing things all around across my (computer) desktop has been my bad and favorite habit. Though I have tried to “organize” them (yes I do! Look closer at those screen shots and you can see there are this area for folders and that for PDFs), I have to admit it’s not easy to skim the desktop and pick the right thing at first try.

That’s why when I heard Veronica Belmont of Techzilla talk of Fences this morning, I knew the utility is just right for me.

These are advertising words from its producer, Stardock, which it is surprisingly quite right:

Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they’re not in use. It’s FREE for personal use, so try it out today, and change how you use your desktop forever!

Thank God, unlike other Stardock’s fancy and useless applications, Fences is just simple, helpful and easy to go with. These are what I got 10 minutes after playing with Fences. (Yes, 10 minutes. It’s really easy to start using and loving this tool.)

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