KooLoader v2.5 – Download Manager Freeware

KooLoader is an all in one download manager software that guarantees a worthy Internet downloading experience through the addition of an adaptive download accelerator, segmented downloads for acceleration, and an astounding number of simultaneous downloads. The program offers support for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Any time you need to download something online, copying the URL of that file will prompt KooLoader to automatically paste it into its main window; simply hitting OK in the small window that will be displayed instantly will start the download.

There should be an image here!KooLoader keeps it straight and simple without adding a bunch of useless features that would only crowd your application and encumber your experience, which allows the setting of a portable version to use on different computers with smart file management and multi-language support. A feature which will come in very handy is the Scheduler: with it you can download at times you choose and specify. Apart from this, you have the ability to establish the maximum number of segments and the maximum number of simultaneous downloads (up to 99!).

KooLoader allows you to even use links stored in your clipboard, offering support also for both protocols HTTP and FTP. The user interface is as clean as it can be, providing you with all of its features in the easiest way possible. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability are included. This mean that you can resume broken downloads that had been interrupted on account of lost connections, network breakdown, or system shutdowns.

[Discovered via Download.com]

[4.58M] [Win98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE (Download KooLoader)]

[Photo above by johntrainor / CC BY-ND 2.0]

Download Manager Freeware – KooLoader v2.5

KooLoader is an all in one download manager software that guarantees a worthy Internet downloading experience through the addition of an adaptive download accelerator, segmented downloads for acceleration, and an astounding number of simultaneous downloads. The program offers support for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Any time you need to download something online, copying the URL of that file will prompt KooLoader to automatically paste it into its main window; simply hitting OK in the small window that will be displayed instantly will start the download.

There should be an image here!KooLoader keeps it straight and simple without adding a bunch of useless features that would only crowd your application and encumber your experience, which allows the setting of a portable version to use on different computers with smart file management and multi-language support. A feature which will come in very handy is the Scheduler: with it you can download at times you choose and specify. Apart from this, you have the ability to establish the maximum number of segments and the maximum number of simultaneous downloads (up to 99!).

KooLoader allows you to even use links stored in your clipboard, offering support also for both protocols HTTP and FTP. The user interface is as clean as it can be, providing you with all of its features in the easiest way possible. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability are included. This mean that you can resume broken downloads that had been interrupted on account of lost connections, network breakdown, or system shutdowns.

[Discovered via Download.com]

[4.58M] [Win98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE (Download KooLoader)]

[Photo above by johntrainor / CC BY-ND 2.0]

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

There should be an image here!If the projects you manage don’t go as smoothly as you’d like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that’s priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips — whether you’re dealing with software or non-IT projects — from some of the world’s most experienced project managers and software developers. You’ll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more.

While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration.

Among the 97 practical tips:

  • “Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain.. .and Maintenance Is Everything” — David Wood, Partner, Zepheira
  • “Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator” — Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht
  • “Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?” — Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting
  • “How Do You Define ‘Finished'”? — Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect
  • “The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work” — Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks
  • “How to Spot a Good IT Developer” — James Graham, independent management consultant
  • “One Deliverable, One Person” — Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

RoboTask – 2008

It is truly amazing how things can come back full circle. Take me warming up an old Windows XP box today for work related research. After doing some tinkering, I came to the conclusion that I need something to make repetitive tasks a little bit simpler. And because they had to be done off of a Windows box, it only made complete sense to go full circle.

Back in 2005, I was very excited about the prospect of RoboTask to handle a number of annoying repetitive tasks that I needed to keep up on a day to day basis. In that case, they were sFTP related and RoboTask was definitely up to the task.

These days, I am going to be looking at re-introducing RoboTask into my world as I have a list of things I am going to see if it can handle for me. The biggest question and hope I have, is whether it is able to recognize data from RSS feeds, thus executing tasks according to the results of each feed. I tend to doubt it, however I suspect I can find another way to make up some sort of automated solution if need be.