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[4 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

I have been an Eee PC owner for almost a year now. For most of that time I used the default Linux operating system, Xandros, before switching to Ubuntu, and then to Windows. What I discovered after making that final switch is that for me personally, Windows makes the Eee PC a lot more usable. You see, I had slipped into the habit of only using the Eee PC as a Kindle-like device for reading e-books, instead of actually using it to do some, you know, work. This wasn’t because …

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[18 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Do you think iTunes is the best thing since sliced bread for organizing your music? If so, you might be interested in an article on lifehacker that advocates the use of iTunes for organizing your PDFs too.
iTunes supports PDFs so you can add them to the library and then add them to playlists or filter them using smart playlists, just like you can music. It’s even possible to create multiple libraries with iTunes, so you don’t need to mix up your tax records with your Rage Against the Machine music …

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[10 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

How can you tell when you’ve really made the jump from “hold-in-your-hands-paper” to “batteries-not-included-digital” – for me it came in a few phases.
Phase 1 – from back in the early 80s, I never handwrote anything – well except when I absolutely had no choice. And of course, this explains why I’ve had many art nouveau-collectors approach me to buy my painfully scribbled shopping lists for tens of thousands of dollars.
Phase 2 – I recall when I was in university back in the early 90s, sitting through lectures (well, sometimes …

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[30 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

An interesting question — obviously given our background we ask ourselves this question all the time. Is it an email, a PDF, an HTML file, a blog or a page of blogs, what about a mySpace page — or even your facebook profile.
What exactly is a tweet? A valuable document — or as some say, a waste of time and overuse of “social networking”. Ie. Do I really care that you’ve gone to make yourself a cup of coffee, and that five minutes later you’ve finished and you’re going to …

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[22 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Wow, if you look up personal information management (about as close as you’ll get to personal document management) on Wikipedia you’d be hard pressed to say that it’s easy to read with straight up lingo — or that it even makes much sense at all. In fact, even Wikipedia has a preface which states that,
“This article seem to speak in very vague, glittering generalities, and to contain quite a few business vogue-words…”
Well, ‘snap’, it seems it contain a cacophony of buzzwords — I’m glad I didn’t write it and I’d …

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[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

How do you find a lost document? Probably not by using the Windows Search Assistant, his name is Rover, but let’s just say he’s not exactly a greyhound…
Nope — when you’ve really got to find something in a hurry, and you’ve no clue at all where you left it, it’s time to step up and give the big boys a chance, see what Larry Page and Sergey Brin have to offer.
Possibly somewhat alarmingly Google Desktop indexes just about everything on your hard disk(s) … no matter what the format. So …

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[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

We’re always interested to hear about new developments in digital documents whether they be online, offline, xps, flash, pdf, or in fact, anything at all — even a notepad text file, if you’ve got a cool way of using it.
Our number one concern is sharing the knowledge — so if you’ve got something worth hearing about — send it on over… (links to our Debenu Contact Us page – hit the back button when you’re done).
Of course, while we like to think that we know everything — there’s a …

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[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Over the past three years the California Research Center has been working on what they say is a radically simple approach to personal document management.
They call this “Save everything!”
Unlike most document management systems, Save Everything! is primarily focused on capturing information that runs through hardware systems, such as printers, copiers, and fax machines … with ‘zero effort’.
Their report states that:
Overall, we captured 38,384 documents comprising 152,251 pages and saved them in 12 Gbytes of disk space.
One of the key features was the method of retrieval without worrying about paths, …