Disk Investigator

Disk Investigator is a pretty unique hard drive data retrieval tool that takes a totally different approach than the usual hard drive data recovery tools. What Disk Investigator does is to provide direct access to the raw data sectors of a selected hard drive so that the hard drive’s data can be explored up to the last bit.

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More info? Check out ghacks!

Are my sites up?

Are My Sites Up is a very simple service to help you keep an eye on your sites and warn you if they go down. It is completely free.

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You need to know if there are any issues with your own sites or the ones you maintain. The guys at “aremysitesup.com” offer you this service for free! It’s just a small test offcourse, but in most cases this will suffice… 😉

Huddle up!

Huddle is a network of secure online workspaces where you and your team, your customers (even your friends) can come together to work on files, plan projects and collaborate on ideas. Each individual workspace contains files, notes, reminders and information on your project. You can even manage multiple ongoing projects across different teams with huddle.

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I came across huddle when looking for a collaboration tool. I found it a very decent solution for groups with a flat structure. You can do the most basic file sharing things at a reasonable price (freemium model, with a fair enterprise pricing model).

Undelete in windows

Check out an article at Lifehacker: “How to recover deleted files with free software

Ack! The computer ate my term paper! We’ve all been there at some point. You delete an important file, somehow it skips your Recycle Bin altogether, and for all practical purposes, it’s disappeared into the ether. But before you hit the big red panic button, there’s a very good chance that your file is still alive and kicking somewhere on your hard drive—you just need to know how to find it. With the right tools, finding and recovering that deleted file can be as simple as a few clicks of your mouse.

Sensible Units

When browsing WebWare I stumbled upon a small service called SensibleUnits. It’s mission statement: Convert boring units to real objects as you type!

Remember Steve Job’s keynote speech on the iPhone sales? Okay, maybe you don’t… Yet during his speech he announced that Apple sold 4 million iPhones during its first 200 days on sale. Off course that doesn’t say much, so he visualized it by saying that was an average of 20,000 units per day.

Or remember the introduction of the MacBook air? (fragment @ 3:15)

20.000 units per day is something very visible, a laptop that can be put in an enterprise envelope is too. So understand that your audience wants something to compare it too.

Another example; On the first anniversary of this blog I said the following.

This has made the blog grew with 152 posts the last year; that’s about 3 posts a week.

I guess 3 posts a week was a bit more clear than if I had only said “152 posts / year”… It’s all about making messages stick! 😉