RE: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010

Subject: RE: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:09:11 -0700

Fred Ridder wrote:

> When I see a posting from someone whose name I do not recognize (sorry,
> Punit...), providing a URI from a link-shortening service with no further
> information about what site or even what domain that the link will redirect
> to, I can guarantee you that I will never click the link. Following an
> anonymized link from an unrecognized source is just asking for trouble even
> if you have all sorts of anti-malware tools installed on your system. Why
> go looking for trouble?

Good advice. But there's a solution for the shortened-link problem. Go to www.longurlplease.com/ and grab either the Firefox extension or the bookmarklet. The latter should work in most browsers.

I learned about Long URL Please from a Maximum PC article, which describes 31 other bookmarklets that you might find useful and/or cool. Check it out: http://www.maximumpc.com/bookmarklets

Maximum PC is the only computer mag I still subscribe to (I started way back when it was "boot"), and I don't fit their target demographic at all (young, gaming, bleeding-edge hardware afficionados). But they have the most honest reviews and lots of useful how-to articles, tips/tricks/hints, and pointers to stuff you can really use that you didn't know existed.

[Disclaimer: Just a satisfied reader]


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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References:
The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: punit shrivastava
Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Mike Stockman
Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye
RE: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Fred Ridder

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