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Perfect educational time killer!

The vote for Web 2.0 Champions and Stinkers announced by Wired three weeks ago is finished. To our great disappointment, the results are predictable. That was the contest of Web 2.0 heavyweights; you may consider Google Spreadsheets to be a primitive calculator or admire this service, you may store your shots at Flickr or share them via your own web page.

If you are tried of all these services and nets, try a cute game blufr, “trivia-type game that hopefully gets people of all ages addicted to learning obscure facts”. Was Scooby-Doo name inspired by Frank Sinatra? Were M&Ms invented to feed U.S. troops during World War II? Just start blufring. Perfect educational time killer!

A tool for creating animated avatars from video.

Although there is a great variety of avatars available on the Internet now, you still might be searching for something special, having a brilliant idea of what could be a perfect avatar for you. Video Avatar is the tool that will come to your assistance if you are fed up to the back teeth with waiting for someone else to design what you need and are ready to spend time on creating your own animated avatar from a video clip. With the help of this program you can easily produce an exclusive animated gif avatar featuring your favorite Hollywood star or a cartoon character. The user interface is pretty simple containing controls that are necessary and sufficient for tuning avatars’ properties.

Get up and blogging!

Alive DiaryAlive Diary is a full-featured blog client that lets you publish posts to Internet resources such as Blogger, Live Journal, Type Pad, WordPress as well as create your own online blogs. Like most blog clients, Alive Diary offers complete WYSIWYG support but also lets you view and edit your posts in HTML. Other features at a glance are an opportunity to create unlimited number of blogs, convenient search function, advanced text formatting, smooth modern look. Alive Diary is shareware, with the opportunity to use the evaluation version freely for 20 days. Read the full review.

A piece of software to help you shop on Amazon

AmazingFree is a free service that can make a fully automatic order of an item on Amazon as soon as it comes in stock if it is not available at the moment. The program searches Amazon for the target item and displays search results in the built-in browser. After you register your task, the program starts the watch. You can set the program to make an order in a fully automatic mode or give you a notification message or send an e-mail when the item arrives. The beta testing version of the software is now available for free download. If you have an account in Amazon, you are welcome to test it and tell us if you find the software useful.

Home studio for designing business cards

Business Card StudioEven if you are not a businessperson, you might need a business card badly one day. In this case you might resort to a help of a professional designer. However, anyone familiar with a computer can create a quite decent business card themselves. Business Card Studio is an example of software letting you create your own personal business cards. The program allows you to create a home-made card really quickly by using a ready-made template and it also offers you a variety of tools to design something special. Read the full review.