Thursday, December 18, 2008

For the love of free software

The Tyndale Tech is an invaluable place to bookmark if you're into research and stuff. Posts are few and far between, but every one of them is worth waiting for. The latest one is on New Essential Research Tools. Here's a snippet:
With the following free software you can:
* access your work on any computer, and write it at the same time as a colleague
* never lose your work - automatically save to the internet every few seconds
* never ruin your work - previous versions of a document are always available
* add library catalog entries to your bibliography automatically, in your chosen style
* attach notes to a book or article which you can search and find later
* copy web pages or articles or documents which you can search later
* search videos from many sources (like YouTube) and save them (increasingly important!)
* copy pages from online books and save them as searchable documents
* save photocopies online and search them as though they were text documents

While you're there, you might want to download the Tyndale toolbar.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A bundle of books

Win a bundle off of Trevin Wax. As in $260 worth of books (and that's not even exponentialised into Canadian dollars). And yes, my main motive in posting this is to increase my chances of winning. But wait, if all you go and sign up, then I've decreased my chances. This is when I'm glad my blog has such a small readership I guess!

While I'm at it, you can also enter to win Dandelion Fire at N.D. Wilson's blog, and two great Children's Bibles at Abraham Piper's blog.