Designer Neil Tortorella offers guidelines for figuring out how much you should charge on an hourly basis for freelance work.
Most folks these days don't just pitch credit card applications in the recycling bin without destroying them in some manner, since they could be used by someone else to obtain a card in your name. However, it turns out that simply tearing apart the forms may not be enough of a deterrent.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Free program Gizmo makes phonecalls from your computer. Like Skype, calls to other computers are free whereas contacting a landline or cell phone carries a fee. Charges to U.S. numbers are extremely reasonable at 1c/minute. The cost of international calls varies.
The Megapixel Calculator displays how large an image file in different formats - from .tiff to .jpeg - will be based on specified dimensions and resolution.
by Eszter Hargittai
GMail s preview-
in-HTML feature is way helpful when you are limited to a machine without certain programs. Next time you find yourself in an Internet caf or hotel lobby that does not let you install programs, remember that GMail will let you preview all sorts of files that may otherwise be inaccessible to you on…
Social bookmarking system del.icio.us makes it easy to post your bookmarks to your blog on a daily basis automatically.
Hacker Ravi Mohan discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with people who represent different perspectives.
We told you about the online word-processing and sharing tool Writely back in September. Google recently announced its acquisition of the company. The good news is that this will likely mean increased functionality and support for the service. The bad news is that they have closed down the creation of new accounts…
Windows only: Free program Flickr and Webimager takes screen captures and uploads them directly to your Flickr account.
It was fun writing Lifehacker posts this past week. Thanks for reading and special thanks to those of you who kept the suggestions coming. I was not able to feature many of them but rest assured that Gina will see your notes as well.
In the reader poll yesterday, I asked what comes up first on your browser homepage. The most popular browser homepage among survey particants is a customized "My Home" page (24%) with a search engine a close second (23%). (The 7% of you who have not changed your browser settings likely also have such a page come up…
Staying with friends is a good way to save money and catch up. Being a good house guest assures that you will be welcomed next time around.