Toggl – Time tracking that works

Recently I’ve been searching for a Time Tracking/Management tool that will allow me to monitor and report the time that I spend  working on my task/projects. I found Toggl, as mention on the website:

Toggl is Time tracking that works. Get things done and turn your time into money. Track time with a single click, switch easily between different tasks and create reports.

I have been using it for a few month now and it’s really worth a try, the free version offers nearly all functionality that a time tracker needs. It has a windows agent that allows you to track your time directly from your desktop without event connecting to the website. And most of all it’s compatible with all major platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux/Mobile) !!!

Creating your South Park Avatar

South Park AvatarSo, you are a fan of South Park and you want a fancy avatar like mine. It’s quiet easy and free. Just to to the South Park Studios website. Where by the way you can view all the 174+ episodes of south park.

Now to go the Avatar Creation section. You will find below the procedure to create a fully fancy south park character. You can try it yourself afterwards.
Step 1: New Character

Click on the New Character button on the bottom of page and then choose your character charcteristics:

Female, Male, Canadian, 4th Grader, Kindergartner

Then click Select to go to the next step


Create a new Character

Step 2: Choose your skin type

Step 3: Choose your accessories and be creative

Here are some random creation that i came up with 🙂 you can download and use them as you wish.

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If you want to post your creation here, don’t hesitate send them to me, I’ll gladly put them on this post.

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition 8.4.2

Quoted from OmniFind website.

IBM and Yahoo! make information actionable with a simple,
no-charge enterprise search solution.

I have been able to play a few month with the OmniFind Yahoo! Edition from IBM, it’s quiet some powerful tool offered for free compared to the other search engines that are offered on the net such as Google Custom Search Business, Google Mini, ISYS Web, Mondo Search, and some other tools that are listed here(http://www.searchtools.com).

Here are the features of OYE (OmniFind Yahoo! Edition)

Search internal web sites, local and remote file systems, and the public web

  • Search up to 500,000 documents and 5 separate collections
  • Support for 200+ file types
  • Search in 30+ languages
  • Translated into 15 languages View Screen Shot

Intuitive out-of-the-box user interface with advanced features

  • Based on Yahoo! Search UI View Screen Shot
  • Easily customized with graphical tools to configure look-and-feel, UI elements, branding View Screen Shot
  • Spell suggestion
  • Full wildcard support

Increased relevancy of results

  • Configurable synonyms and featured links View Screen Shot
  • Tunable relevancy controls View Screen Shot
  • Top queries, no results, and result click through reporting to enable fine-tuning View Screen Shot

Easy to deploy, configure, and maintain

  • No prerequisites
  • 3-click installer
  • 1-click startup
  • Go from the installer to searching in minutes

Open and extensible

  • Built on Apache Lucene
  • Open URL-based APIs (REST)
  • Define, populate and search your own custom fields
  • Easily embeddable and customizable UI output (XML/XSTL/HTML, HTML snippets)

From my point of view the only inconvenience with this tool is that is not open for any plug in or add in functionalities. That could really help make it much much better for users. But again, this tool is complete and contains all the needed functionalities for an Entry Level Enterprise Search Engine.

Here are some screen shot of the new version of the new version of OmniFind that i just upgrade from the 8.4.1
Home - Default Index

Meta Tags section - New to the 8.4.2

OmniFind Custom Search Page Designer